When you access the website or send us an e-mail, or otherwise communicate with us electronically, you are agreeing that ACOT can communicate with you electronically, and any agreements formed by electronic communication between you and ACOT will be valid in that form. Also note, that e-mail is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we require that you do not send private or sensitive information to us by e-mail.
If you use a link to go from the website to another website, the privacy provisions of those websites are applicable to any personal information that may be disclosed on such third-party websites or services. Your activities and interaction on any other website, including websites that have a link on the ACOT website, is subject to that website’s own rules and policies.
Our servers may collect domain names and/or IP addresses of users to measure use of the website, administer the Website, improve content and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We do not link IP addresses to personally identifiable information.
As a user of the website you may view documents or other materials (“Documents”) on the website and you agree that, in the event the Documents or that section of the website provides the ability to copy, download or share such Documents, you will do so in compliance with any notice or restriction on or accompanying any particular Document(s) or as found in the Document’s location on the website.
Copyright and Trade-Marks
The original or licensed photographs, text, illustrations, documents, look and feel, identifying marks and underlying software coding found on the website, are protected under the copyright laws or trademark laws of Canada and other countries. You are not permitted to reproduce any part of the website without the express written permission of ACOT.
User Generated Content (If Applicable)
In the event any original user generated content is permitted by ACOT to be uploaded to, or posted on the website, any intellectual property in such original content of the user remains the property of the user, and each such user grants to ACOT a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, unrestricted license, with right of sublicense, to display, publish, reproduce, edit, transmit, translate, or remove any and all such content of a user, in whole or in part, on the website, and to publish or otherwise disseminate such content on or through any other website or other electronic media anywhere in the world. Where posting by users is permitted by ACOT, you agree that you will not post, or encourage others to post any infringing, defamatory, degrading or otherwise offensive material on the website.
Restrictions and Prohibited Uses
You agree that you will not use the website for any improper, fraudulent, illegal or malicious purpose, including without limitation; to impair use of the website by others. You agree not to modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the website, or to gain access to password protected sections other than through registration on the website. You also agree not to develop any similar or competing business or website that uses any portion of, or look and feel of the website, or any of the Documents.
The website may contain links to third-party websites. These links have been provided solely as a convenience for you and do not constitute an endorsement by ACOT of the content of such third-party sites. Where these links are for the purposes of completing transactions you are subject to whatever terms are required by that third-party and ACOT is not responsible for any failure by the third party to make you aware of such terms, or for your failure to be aware of such terms.
Links to the website may also be provided from sites either known or unknown to ACOT. Access to any other website linked to or from the website is at your own risk. ACOT has not reviewed and is not responsible for the content of any third-party sites linked to or from the website and does not make any representations or warranties regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third party websites.
Restriction of Access
ACOT reserves the right to restrict or refuse access to the website to any person or organization, including a OT registrant, where ACOT, in its sole discretion, determines such person or organization is in violation of the terms of this Agreement, or otherwise poses a risk to the integrity, reputation, or operation of the website or of ACOT.
Disclaimers and Limitations
The website and its content are provided or made available by ACOT on an “as is” and “as available” basis. ACOT does not warrant that access to the website will be continuous or will be available at any given time, nor that any content of the website will remain available for access. OT registrants expressly agree that use of the website and submission of registration and the content therein is at the registrant’s sole risk.
All reasonable efforts are made to ensure accuracy of information on the website, but its content may nonetheless contain inaccuracies or typographical errors, for which ACOT shall not be responsible. Information on the website relating to interpretation of legislation affecting occupational therapists is always subject a different interpretation by a court of competent jurisdiction. Information on the website may be changed, updated or edited without notice.
ACOT disclaims any liability for any claims, actions, costs or damages that may be brought or arise from: the treatment or non-treatment of any member of the general public, any claims for defamation or intellectual property infringement, based on use of, or information found on the website. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, ACOT disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. ACOT makes no representations or warranties of any kind, either express or implied, as to the operation of the website or any aspect of the information, content, materials, documents or products and services included on the website, including as to whether the website, its servers, or e-mail sent from ACOT or its authorized agents are free from viruses or other harmful components. ACOT will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of the website or content thereof, including but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental, punitive and consequential damages.
The laws of certain jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply to you in your jurisdiction, some or all the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations might not apply to you and you may have additional rights.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
By accessing and using the ACOT website, you agree that the laws of the Province of Alberta, Canada, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern this Agreement and any dispute of any kind that might arise between you and ACOT or its affiliates.
Qualified OT Registrants
To be allowed access to the OT-only section on the website, you must provide confirmation of your qualification to practice as a OT in Alberta (the “OT Qualifications”), in the form as specified by ACOT in the OT registration section of the Website (the “Member Section”) and ACOT will only allow access to the Member Section of the website on acceptance of your OT Qualifications through verification against its current membership database.
In the event of any change to the requirements for the OT Qualifications, as a result of: 1) change in legislation; 2) change in policy or practice by ACOT; or 3) for any other reason; or, in the event ACOT receives confirmation that the OT registrant otherwise no longer possesses the OT Qualifications, ACOT reserves the right to prevent access of the OT registrant to the Member Section of the website until such time as the OT registrant has provided, and ACOT has accepted, evidence of the OT registrant’s qualifications under the applicable regulatory requirements.
Registration of an OT in the Member Section of the website will consist of the following entitlements and limitations:
- Access to the password-protected Member Section;
- Ability to update registration information, not including change of name of the OT registrant;
- Access to the components of the Continuing Competence Program and requirements information and plan submissions portal;
- Annual permit renewal portal; and
Such further options as may be specified within applicable sections of the website.
As you will have password-protected access to the website as a result of being a OT registrant or employee of a OT registrant, you will not disclose your password to any persons not authorized to have OT registrant access to the website.