Terms of use

Please read the following terms and conditions of use carefully before using this site.

Using the St. Michael's website

By using this website, you signify your agreement to these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to all of these terms and conditions, do not use this website. The hospital may revise and update these terms and conditions without notice at any time. Your continued use of this website will mean you accept those changes.

This site does not provide medical advice

The information on this website is provided for informational and educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have or suspect you have a health problem, please consult your family physician. If you have or suspect you are experiencing a health emergency, please promptly visit a hospital emergency department in your area.

Use at your own risk

Reliance on any information provided by St. Michael's appearing on or provided in relation to the site is solely at your own risk. The hospital will not be liable for any damages arising out of the use, inability to use, or the results of use of this site, any third-party sites, or the materials, services or products contained in or provided through any or all such sites.

This site may contain health- or medical-related materials, including video materials, that are explicit. If you find these materials offensive, you may not want to use our site.

When using the site, information will be transmitted over a medium that may be beyond the control and jurisdiction of the hospital. As such, the hospital assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of this site.

Use of content

St. Michael's authorizes you to view or download a single copy of the material on this website solely for your personal, noncommercial use if you include the following copyright notice: "Copyright © YYYY St. Michael's . All rights reserved." Any other use of the material is strictly prohibited without our prior written permission and the permission of the applicable rights holder(s). If you violate any of these terms and conditions, your permission to use the content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the content.

Some content of this website may contain the views and opinions of individual content authors. These views and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views of the hospital, and they may not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

External websites linked from our website

Any websites linked from the this website are created by organizations outside the hospital, and those organizations are responsible for the information in their sites. St. Michael's does not recommend and does not endorse the content of any third-party websites. The hospital is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites or third-party advertisements and does not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites. Any specific comments regarding such a site should be directed to the organization responsible for it.

General information

Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others of these terms and conditions does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. These terms and conditions set forth the entire understanding and agreement between us and any site user with respect to the site, its uses and services.

Except as expressly provided in a particular legal notice on the site, these terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and St. Michael's with respect to the use of the this website.

Contact information

If you have any questions about these terms and conditions or the website in general, please contact us via email at webrequest[at]smh.ca.

Thank you for visiting our site. We hope you find your visit helpful.