Public Access

The information contained in this online site (the “Service”) is presented in summary form only and intended to provide broad practioner level understanding and knowledge of health care topics. The information should not be considered complete and should not be used as a sole solution. The Service does not recommend the self-management of health problems. Information obtained by using the Service is not exhaustive and does not cover all diseases, ailments, physical conditions or their treatment. Should you have any health care-related questions, please call or see your physician or other health care provider promptly. You should never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read here.

The information is compiled from a variety of sources (“Information Providers”), including but not limited to medical, optometry and business sources.

nor any Information Provider shall be responsible for information provided herein under any theory of liability or indemnity. Liability of Casa Vision or Information Providers, if any, for damages (including, without limitation, liability arising out of contract, negligence, strict liability, tort or patent or copyright infringement) shall not exceed the fees paid by the user for the particular information or service provided. In no event shall Casa Vision or any Information Provider be liable for any damages other than the amount referred to above, and all other damages, direct or indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive, are hereby excluded even if Casa Vision or the Information Provider has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Neither Casa Vision nor any Information Provider shall be responsible for any statements or materials posted in chat rooms, discussion boards, forums or other communities on the Service under any theory of liability or indemnity.

Information accessed through this Service is provided “AS IS” and without warranty, express or implied. All implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular use or purpose are hereby excluded. Casa Vision and Information Providers make no warranty as to the reliability, accuracy, timeliness, usefulness or completeness of the information. Casa Vision and Information Providers cannot and do not warrant against human and machine errors, omissions, delays, interruptions or losses, including loss of data. Casa Vision and Information Providers cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from this Service will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties.

Online discussion boards, forums and other communities on this Service are moderated forums. The messages posted in these forums and in chat rooms are not checked for medical accuracy. The opinions expressed in these forums reflect only the opinions of the individual authors and do not reflect the viewpoint of Casa Vision or any of its Information Providers. The Service is not responsible for any statements or materials posted in these forums.

YOU UNDERSTAND FURTHER THAT THE INTERNET CONTAINS UNEDITED MATERIALS SOME OF WHICH ARE SEXUALLY EXPLICIT OR MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO YOU. YOU ACCESS SUCH MATERIALS AT YOUR OWN RISK. CASA VISION AND INFORMATION PROVIDERS HAVE NO CONTROL OVER AND ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER FOR SUCH MATERIALS.

Casa Vision Boards Disclaimer

The messages posted in on line discussion boards, are not checked for medical accuracy. The opinions expressed in the forums reflect only the opinions of the individual hosts and authors and do not reflect the viewpoint of Casa Vision or any of its sources of information. Moderators of discussion boards, chats and other forums are neither employees of Casa Vision nor affiliated with Casa Vision in any way. Casa Vision is not responsible for any statements or materials posted in these forums under any theory of liability or indemnity.

Casa Vision reserves the right to monitor content on the site (including, without limitation, in chat rooms, discussion boards, forums and other communities) and to remove content which Casa Vision, in its sole discretion, determines to be harmful, offensive, unacceptable or otherwise in violation of its operating policies for users of the site.

If you are concerned about privacy, use caution when participating in chats or posting messages to our discussion boards. The chats and discussion boards are open to the public so others using these areas on our site can read your posts. Any information you include when participating in chats or in posts to discussion boards is available to anyone with Internet access. For example, if you include your e-mail address in a message you post on a discussion board, it is publicly accessible.

Casa Vision does not collect information posted on our discussion boards unless explicitly stated within the thread. Questions posted during chats are recorded in the form of chat transcripts, which are made available on our site.

Please note that posting features are only available to subscribers of Casa Vision.

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Subscription Access

The Service is an online information and communications service provided by Casa Vision, subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth below, including all exhibits hereto and the other information which is available in the registration process and on the Service (“Information”) and incorporated by reference in this Agreement. This Agreement consists of the Disclaimer set forth above and the terms and conditions set forth below, including all exhibits hereto and the Information. PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICE. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH BELOW AND THE DISCLAIMER SET FORTH ABOVE (IN THE PUBLIC AREA). IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND DISCLAIMER, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICE. CASA VISION MAY MODIFY THIS AGREEMENT AT ANY TIME, AND SUCH MODIFICATIONS SHALL BE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UPON EITHER POSTING OF THE MODIFIED AGREEMENT OR NOTIFYING YOU. YOU AGREE TO REVIEW THE AGREEMENT PERIODICALLY TO BE AWARE OF SUCH MODIFICATIONS AND YOUR CONTINUED ACCESS OR USE OF THE SERVICE SHALL BE DEEMED YOUR CONCLUSIVE ACCEPTANCE OF THE MODIFIED AGREEMENT.

Last revised: 16th October 2003.

1. Software License.
By this Agreement, Casa Vision grants to you, subject to the terms of this Agreement, a non-transferable and non-exclusive license to use any software and documentation, together with all updates, enhancements, modifications, and fixes thereto, which are owned by Casa Vision and/or its Information Providers and other licensors (together with the Information Providers, “Licensors”).

2. Equipment.
You must provide, at your own cost, all telephone and other equipment and services (including where necessary, telephone service and Internet access service) necessary to access the Service.

3. Operating Policies.
You agree to comply with the Operating Policies set forth in Exhibit A which are the rules that govern user activity in connection with the Service as they may be amended by Casa Vision from time to time. Casa Vision may remove any communications and materials that Casa Vision believes in its sole discretion to violate the Operating Policies; however Casa Vision does not guarantee that it will remove any or all of such material. Violations of the Operating Policies or other provisions of this Agreement may also result in termination or suspension of the Service.

4. Copyright, Licenses and Idea Submissions.
Copyright © Casa Vision Inc. All rights reserved. Casa Vision Inc. either owns the intellectual property rights, including copyright, or has acquired the necessary licenses, in the information, including all text, HTML code, multimedia clips, images, graphics, icons, Java code, and the selection and arrangements of the contents of the Site.

The entire contents of the Service are copyrighted as a collective work under the United States and other copyright laws. Casa Vision holds the copyright in the collective work. The collective work includes works which are the property of Casa Vision’s Licensors which are also protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. You may display and, subject to any expressly stated restrictions or limitations relating to specific material, download portions of the material from the different areas of the Service solely for your own non-commercial use. Any redistribution, retransmission or publication of any material is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of the copyright owner. You agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded from the Service.

You agree to grant to Casa Vision a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual license, with the right to sublicense, to reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, publicly display and publicly perform any materials and other information (including, without limitation, ideas contained therein for new or improved products or services) you submit to public areas of the Service (such as chat rooms, discussion boards, forums and other communities) by all means and in any media now known or hereafter developed. You agree that you shall have no recourse against Casa Vision for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in your communication to us.

5. Review.
CASA VISION RESERVES THE RIGHT, BUT IS NOT OBLIGATED, TO REVIEW ALL COMMUNICATIONS AND MATERIALS POSTED OR UPLOADED TO THE SERVICE AND TO BLOCK OR REMOVE COMMUNICATIONS OR MATERIALS THAT IT DETERMINES TO BE (A) ABUSIVE, DEFAMATORY, OR OBSCENE, (B) FRAUDULENT, DECEPTIVE, OR MISLEADING, (C) IN VIOLATION OF A COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT OF ANOTHER, OR (D) OFFENSIVE, OBJECTIONABLE OR OTHERWISE UNACCEPTABLE TO CASA VISION AT ITS SOLE DISCRETION. ANY MESSAGES, ADVICE, OPINIONS OR OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED IN ANY DISCUSSION AREA SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR INSTRUCTION.

6. Indemnification.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Casa Vision, its officers, directors, employees, agents, suppliers and Licensors (collectively the “Service Providers”) from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of this Agreement or any activity related to your account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the Service using your Service account.

7. Third Party Rights.
The provisions of paragraphs 5 (Review) and 6 (Indemnification) are for the benefit of Casa Vision and its officers, directors, employees, agents, suppliers and Licensors. Each of these individuals or entities shall have the right to assert and enforce those provisions directly against you on its own behalf.

8. Term Termination.
This Agreement shall commence upon receipt of your approved payment via credit card or check and completing the registration process. This Agreement may be terminated by Casa Vision without notice at any time for any reason and may be terminated by you upon notice to Casa Vision at any time for any reason. The provisions of the Disclaimer set forth above and of paragraphs 4 (Copyright, Licenses and Idea Submission), 5 (Review), 6 (Indemnification), 7 (Third Party Rights) and 9 (Miscellaneous) shall survive any termination of this Agreement.

9. Miscellaneous.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Quebec and the laws of Canada applicable therein shall govern as to the interpretation, validity and effect of this agreement notwithstanding any conflict of laws provisions or your domicile, residence or physical location. You hereby consent and submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Quebec in any action or proceeding instituted under or related to this agreement.

Casa Vision’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of this Agreement. Casa Vision may assign its rights and duties under this Agreement to any party at any time without notice to you.

10. Notice.
Casa Vision may deliver notice to you under this Agreement by means of electronic mail, a general notice on the Service, or by written communication delivered by first class mail to your address on record in Casa Vision’s account information. You may give notice to Casa Vision at any time via electronic mail to Casa Vision or by letter delivered by first class postage prepaid mail or overnight courier to the following address:

6555 Cote De Neige
Suite 212
Quebec Montreal
H3S 2A6

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Operating Policies

These operating policies govern your conduct on the Service. Your failure to comply with these policies may result in suspension or termination of your access to the Service and depending on the circumstances legal action against you.

1. Requirements. You must be a registered practioner or medical student in your Country, State or Province and an individual at least 18 years of age to register and you must register on the Service under your own name. Please inform Casa Vision promptly if there is a change in the information you provided to Casa Vision at the time of registration, including change of address or name.

2. Account Access. If/when you initially register for the Service, you will be asked to select a User ID and Password. Casa Vision reserves the right to reject or change any User ID you select for any reason in its sole discretion.

3. Online Communications. Your participation in online communications (chat rooms and discussion boards) is moderated. Casa Vision reserves the right to monitor content on the Service (including, without limitation, chat rooms and discussion boards) and to remove content which Casa Vision, in its sole discretion, determines to be abusive, defamatory, obscene, fraudulent, deceptive, misleading, offensive, objectionable or otherwise unacceptable, in violation of the intellectual property right of another or otherwise in violation of these Operating Policies for users of the Service (“Members”).

4. Members may not post or transmit any message anonymously or under a false name. Members may not permit any other person (other than an agent acting on Member’s behalf and subject to Member’s supervision) to access the Service using Member’s account for any purpose.

5. Members may not post or transmit any message which is libelous, defamatory or which discloses private or personal matters concerning any person. Members may not post or transmit any message, data, image or program which is indecent, obscene or pornographic.

6. Members may not post or transmit any message, data, image or program that would violate the property rights of others, including unauthorized copyrighted text, images or programs, trade secrets or other confidential proprietary information, and trademarks or service marks used in an infringing fashion.

7. Members may not interfere with other Member’s use of the Service, including, without limitation, disrupting the normal flow of dialog in a chat room.

8. Members may not post or transmit any file which contains viruses, worms, “Trojan horses”, or any other contaminating or destructive features.

9. Members may not post or transmit any message which is harmful, threatening, abusive or hateful. It is not the Service’s intent to discourage Members from taking controversial positions or expressing vigorously what may be unpopular views; however, Casa Vision reserves the right to take such action as it deems appropriate in cases where the Service is used to disseminate statements which are deeply and widely offensive and/or harmful or otherwise unacceptable.

10. Members may not post or transmit charity requests, petitions for signatures, chain letters or letters relating to pyramid schemes. Members may not post or transmit any advertising, promotional materials or any other solicitation of other Members to use or purchase goods or services except in those areas (e.g., a classified bulletin board) that are designated for such purpose.

11. Members may not: (a) post a single article to more than five (5) areas of the Service; (b) post to any area which is off-topic according to the owner of the area; or (c) send unsolicited mass e-mailings to other Members.

12. Members may not use the facilities and capabilities of the Service to conduct any activity or solicit the performance of any activity which is illegal or which infringes on or violates the rights of others.

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Products sold on Casa Vision

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability as to Products Sold CASA VISION Inc. makes no representations or warranties, either express or implied, of any kind with respect to products sold on the Casa Vision sites. Except as expressly stated herein, CASA VISION Inc. expressly disclaims all warranties, express or implied, of any kind with respect to products sold on this site, including but not limited to, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. You agree that the sole and exclusive maximum liability to CASA VISION Inc. arising from any product sold on the Casa Vision sites shall be the price of the product ordered. In no event shall CASA VISION Inc., its directors, officers, employees or other representatives be liable for special, indirect, consequential, or punitive damages related to product sold.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability as to the Casa Vision Web Sites
The Casa Vision web sites and the materials therein are provided “as is”. CASA VISION Inc. makes no representations or warranties, either express or implied, of any kind with respect to the Casa Vision sites, their operations, contents, information, materials or year 2000 compliance. CASA VISION Inc. expressly disclaims all warranties, express or implied, of any kind with respect to the sites or their use, including but not limited to merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. You agree that CASA VISION Inc., its directors, officers, employees or other representatives shall not be liable for damages arising from the operation, content or use of the Casa Vision sites. You agree that this limitation of liability is comprehensive and applies to all damages of any kind, including without limitation direct, indirect, compensatory, special, incidental, punitive and consequential damages.

The Site may contain links to other sites. These links are provided as references to help you identify and locate other Internet resources that may be of interest. These other sites were independently developed by parties other than Casa Vision Inc., and Casa Vision Inc. does not assume responsibility for the accuracy or appropriateness of the information contained on those other sites. In providing links to other sites, Casa Vision Inc. is in no way acting as a publisher or disseminator of the material contained on those other sites and does not seek to control the content of, or maintain any type of editorial control over, such sites.

A link to another site should not be construed to mean that Casa Vision Inc. is affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyrighted symbol that may be reflected in the link or the description of the link to such other sites.

The mention of another party or product or service on the Site should not be construed as an endorsement of that party or its product or service.

Typographical Errors
In the event a product is listed at an incorrect price or with incorrect information due to typographical error or error in pricing or product information received from our suppliers, Casa Vision shall have the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for product listed at the incorrect price. Casa Vision shall have the right to refuse or cancel any such orders whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit card charged. If your credit card has already been charged for the purchase and your order is canceled, Casa Vision shall immediately issue a credit to your credit card account in the amount of the charge.

Order Acceptance Policy
Your receipt of an electronic or other form of order confirmation does not signify our acceptance of your order, nor does it constitute confirmation of our offer to sell. Casa Vision reserves the right at any time after receipt of your order to accept or decline your order for any reason. Casa Vision reserves the right at any time after receipt of your order, without prior notice to you, to supply less than the quantity you ordered of any item. All orders placed over $2000.00 (U.S.) must obtain pre-approval with an acceptable method of payment, as established by our credit and fraud avoidance department. We may require additional verifications or information before accepting any order. Casa Vision is a reseller to end user customers and does not accept orders from computer dealers, exporters, wholesalers, or other customers who intend to resell the products offered by Casa Vision.

Sales Taxes
Each customer shall be solely responsible for all sales taxes, or other taxes, on orders shipped to any other country, state or province.