Terms of use

Welcome to CommuniVETTM, a password-protected continuing education, news and information portal and online community intended for Canadian animal health professionals.

This website is owned and operated by NET.COM.MED INC., situated in Laval, Quebec, and is governed by the laws of Quebec and the applicable laws of Canada, without reference to principles of conflict of laws.

The services on this website are provided free of charge to eligible members, subject to the following terms of use, which may be updated from time to time.

Please read these terms and conditions of use carefully.

If you are not willing to be bound by both these terms of use and our privacy policy, you must not access or use this website.

Last revised on October 17, 2019.

Acceptance

In addition to agreeing by these terms and conditions, by signing up as a registered user, you confirm that you are eligible for membership – i.e., that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age and above the age of majority in your province of residence, and are a Canadian veterinarian, animal health technician or technologist, student, academic or other animal health professional.

You further agree:

  • That the information you provide on your profile page is accurate, current and complete. That you will notify us of any changes in your personal and/or contact information by clicking on "edit your profile" and updating your profile.
  • That we have your consent to collect, use and store your personal information, as well as to communicate with you, in accordance with our privacy policy.
  • That you will be responsible for any conduct using your account.
  • That you will keep your password confidential and not share your access with anyone else.

You also understand:

  • That we may, at any time and at our sole discretion, disable your password and revoke your membership privileges if you provide information that is untrue, are found to not meet eligibility requirements and/or are in violation of any provision of these terms of use. That you can cancel your free membership and unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time, by contacting us through the website "contact us" section. (NOTE: Unsubscribing will disable your access to the website's protected content and to the CommuniVETTM community. Should you wish to re-subscribe at a later date, you will be asked to register and create your profile again.)

Intellectual property rights

This website and its content, features and functionality (including, but not limited to text, images, illustrations, software, audio clips and videos, data and compilations, as well as the design, selection and arrangement thereof) are owned or otherwise provided by CommuniVETTM and are protected without limitation under Canadian, as well as applicable international laws, regulations and treaties.

CommuniVETTM does not represent or warrant that the material posted does not infringe the rights of any other person or entity.

This website and its content are provided for your personal, non-commercial use only.

You agree that you will not:

  • Reproduce, modify, distribute, transmit, republish, publicly display, publicly perform or create another work that incorporates any material posted on this website without our prior written consent.
  • Use any illustrations, photographs, videos, audio sequences or graphics separately from accompanying text.
  • Delete or alter copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices from material posted on this website.

If you wish to make any use of content posted on this website, please send a request to info@communivet.com.

We take the protection of copyrights – whether they belong to us or to others – very seriously. We ask our members to do the same. If you come across content on our site that you believe may infringe copyright in your work, we would appreciate being informed about it.

Submissions and contributions to the website

We welcome your comments, questions and suggestions, and encourage your feedback.

Any information you provide that is not of a personal nature and/or is not covered by our privacy policy shall be deemed non-confidential. As such, CommuniVETTM shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute this information without limitation.

You warrant that you own all rights to any information or material, including ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you share with us electronically through your access or usage of this website, and that your doing so does not infringe on the rights of any person or entity.

You further grant CommuniVETTM the right to reproduce, publicly display, archive, distribute, adapt, modify, publish, edit, translate, prepare derivative works or otherwise use your submissions or posts in any manner and for any purpose, without limitation or compensation to you.

As for your responses to member surveys posted in the "Shape Your Industry" section of CommuniVETTM, they remain non-identifiable and are not associated with your profile. The answers provided by survey participants are used to merely collect data for statistical reporting.

Reliance on website content

While we hope you find the content we post helpful, please be advised that the information and opinions of the contributors featured in the articles, interviews and presentations posted on this website are strictly their own and are the responsibility of the person or entity providing them. As such, they do not necessarily reflect the opinions of CommuniVETTM. While we have taken reasonable measures to ensure the reliability of the information presented on this website, CommuniVETTM makes no claim as to the accurateness, completeness or usefulness of content posted on this website, and disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on this material and/or from any damage directly or indirectly related to the use of this website or its content.

It goes without saying that content on this site is not meant to serve as a substitute for your own clinical judgment as an animal health professional.

It is up to you to evaluate the information made available or otherwise obtained through this site, and to confirm it with other sources before making any decisions or undertaking any treatment based on such information.

Third party content and links to other websites

This website may contain information provided by third parties and/or links to outside websites.

CommuniVETTM has no control over the content of third-party websites or resources, and assumes no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may result from your use of them. If you choose to access any of these sites, you do so entirely at your own risk.

Links to third-party sites are provided merely as a convenience to you, and do not imply endorsement by CommuniVETTM of any information, goods and/or services contained, described or offered on these properties.

In addition, we are not responsible for, nor do we necessarily endorse, third-party websites that link to our site.

Site availability

Although we take measures to ensure the reliability and ongoing availability of our services, we do not (and can not) guarantee that this website will be accessible at any given time, nor can we warrant that the site will be compatible with all hardware, software applications and/or browsers.

You can expect the site to periodically be offline for maintenance, content updates, and other necessary "tweaks."

Disclaimer of warranty

You agree that use of the website is entirely at your own risk. The site, its content and any related services are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis, without any warranties of any kind.

Under no circumstances shall CommuniVETTM be liable for direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, aggravated, punitive or exemplary damages or losses arising from or relating to any aspect of your use of the site.

What personal information is collected?

Personal information means any information about an identifiable individual. The type of personal information that we collect from you include:

  • IP Addresses
  • Browsing history
  • Your title
  • Your job type
  • Your name
  • Your veterinary college / Technician college
  • Your year of graduation
  • Your clinic / organization
  • Your province
  • Your cell number
  • Your area of specialty
  • Your email address
  • Your password

Why do we collect this information?

We only collect personal information that is necessary for the following purposes:

  • To verify your identity
  • To confirm your registration
  • To provide our service
  • To communicate with you regarding our service and site updates or respond to your enquiries
  • To understand your needs and interests
  • To obtain your consent prior to using your personal information for any other purpose

The log data that we collect provide statistics that help us:

  • Analyze our site traffic
  • Identify our visitors' preferences and interests
  • Tailor content to users' interests and needs
  • Troubleshoot problems

With whom do we share your personal information?

We appreciate the trust you place in us and respect your privacy.

You can count on us to never sell or rent your personal information to third parties for the purpose of marketing.

Likewise, we will not share or disclose your personal information without your knowledge and consent, except in very specific, limited circumstances, * such as:

  • when permitted or required by law, and/or
  • when required to enable service providers who assist us in our operations. (NOTE: These service providers will not contact you directly.)

* In accordance with Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIDEDA).

How do we protect your personal information?

We make every effort to ensure the safety of your personal information, and to protect it from unauthorized access and disclosure.

We use appropriate security measures when collecting, storing and destroying (at your request) your personal information.

We are committed to continually reviewing and updating our security policies and controls as technology changes, to ensure the ongoing security of your personal information.

That being said, please remember that no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure.

We encourage you to choose a strong password, and to avoid disclosing it to others.

What are your privacy options and choices?

By completing the CommuniVETTM sign-up form and clicking the opt-in link in the confirmation email we send you, you agree to the collection and use by us of the private information you provide.

It goes without saying that you are free to withdraw your consent at any time. You can do so in two ways:

  • By clicking on the unsubscribe link on any email messages you receive from us, or
  • By sending an email from the email address you used to sign up (i.e., the address with which you log in to CommuniVETTM) to info@communivet.com.

As sorry as we will be to see you go, we promise to honour your wishes, and delete your personal information from our database.

Cookies & other device identifiers

This site uses cookies and other device identifiers such as web beacons or graphic tags to improve your browsing experience. By using this site without changing your browser settings, you agree to the use of cookies or other device identifiers. For more information on our use of cookies and other device identifiers and how to manage them, please see the “Managing Cookies” section in our Privacy Policy.