Terms of use

Last updated : October 2019

We appreciate your visit and are happy for your presence. When you use the websites https://www.grsmontreal.com/, https://www.cmcmontreal.com/ and/or https://blog.grsmontreal.com/(hereinafter our “Website“), these terms of use apply. It is important to read carefully and follow our rules.

When you use our Website, you implicitly consent to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree, please immediately stop accessing, using or browsing our Website.

This Website is operated by, and is the property of, the Complexe Chirurgical CMC located at 999 De Salaberry Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3L 1L2, Canada.

If you have any questions regarding our Terms of Use, you can contact us by email at info@complexechirurgicalcmc.com.

In these Terms of Use, the verb “to use” means to access, comment, navigate, use, visualize or other similar actions.

Copyright and Intellectual Property

All text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, sounds, music, illustrations and computer codes (collectively, the “Content“) are owned and controlled by us. The Content is protected by copyright, patent, trademark and other laws relating to intellectual property and unfair competition.

Unless otherwise stated in these Terms of Use, you may not copy, reproduce, publish or distribute the Content unless you obtain our prior written consent, or if you do so in accordance with the applicable exceptions in the law, such as those concerning personal use and educational purposes. You may never remove the copyright notices. This paragraph does not limit nor apply to the sharing of the Content through social media, whether through the icons available on our Blog or through the use of an URL address.

Subject to your compliance with our Terms of Use, we grant you a limited, personal, non-exclusive and non-transferable right to access and use our Blog.

When you submit content as part of your use of the Website, including a comment or article for publication (“User Content“), you represent and warrant that the User Content respects copyright, patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights. You represent and warrant that you are the author of the User Content. You grant us a worldwide, revocable, exclusive, royalty-free, fully transferable and perpetual license regarding the use of the User Content.

The User Content is reviewed and approved by our moderators in accordance with our Charter of Comments and Publications before publication on our Blog. We reserve the right to refuse User Content that does not comply with these Terms of Use.

Your Obligations

If you wish to use our Blog, you must comply with these rules (your “Obligations“). In case of non-compliance with your Obligations, we reserve the right to suspend your right to use the Blog.

  • We ask you to respect the other users of the Website, including our Blog, as well as their opinions. At all times, you must express yourself respectfully. We do not tolerate violent, discriminatory, or otherwise non-respectful language, including intimidation or degradation of individuals on the basis of religion, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, citizenship, age or marital status.
  • You agree to respect other users’ fundamental rights, such as the right to free association and free expression, when exchanging with them.
  • You may not impersonalize another individual, including by expressing opinions on behalf of a third party without express consent to that effect.
  • The User Content must not be threatening, harassing, defamatory, deceptive, fraudulent, likely to infringe the privacy of another individual, unlawful or otherwise in violation of applicable laws.
  • You may not act to disrupt or interfere with the peaceful use of the Website, including our Blog, by other users.
  • You agree not to use any device, software, computer program or other tool, computer or otherwise, to harm or attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of the Website, including our Blog, or the use of the Website, including our Blog, by a third party.
  • You may not decompile, hack, disable, interfere or modify the Website, including our Blog, or the Content.
  • You may not probe, analyze, or test the vulnerability of the Website, including our Blog, or any network connected to it, or otherwise breach the security and authentication policies of the Blog or any network connected to it.
  • You may not compile or attempt to compile data about other users of the Website, including our Blog, including, without limitation, personal data.
  • You may not communicate with the other users to send unsolicited, promotional or electronic messages that would otherwise be considered as “spam”.
  • The User Content must not contain advertising or promotional messages, except with our prior consent.
  • You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an excessive or unreasonable burden on the infrastructure of our Website, including our Blog, or our systems or networks.
  • You may not encourage, assist, permit, induce or authorize any third party to do any of the things mentioned above.

External Links

The Blog may contain links to other independent third-party Internet sites (“Linked Sites“), including the ability to share Content on social media. References to Linked Sites are for informational or convenience purposes only. Linked Sites are not under our control, including their content and their privacy or security practices. It is your responsibility to evaluate whether your use of Linked Sites is desirable, including by reviewing the terms of use and privacy policies of Linked Sites.

We reserve the right to disable all Linked Sites without notice.

Respect for Privacy

We treat your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy, available here. Our Privacy Policy contains our commitments to you and is part of our Terms of Use.

Comments on the Blog are public.


Articles and information published on our Blog are for discussion purposes and is not for medical purposes or professional, legal or medical advice. Subject to applicable laws, we accept no responsibility for the Content.

The use of the Internet is not without risk and it is up to you to take precautions. Our Blog is offered “as is” and “subject to availability”. We do not guarantee that your use of the Blog will be free of viruses, contaminants or other malware.

We do not warrant that the Website, including the Content, will be error-free, uninterrupted, reliable, complete, or that any defects will be corrected, or that the use of the Blog will produce specific results. Content may be changed without notice.

Subject to applicable laws, we disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including any warranties of accuracy, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. We do not accept any liability for the actions, omissions and behaviour of third parties relating to the use of the Website. You assume full responsibility for your use of the Website.

The opinions expressed by the authors of the articles are their personal opinions and do not necessarily represent our opinion. The opinions in the comments are those of their authors and are binding only on them.

Your only recourse in case of dissatisfaction with the Website is to stop using the Website.

Our disclaimers above are for all damages or loss due to any failure to perform, error, omission, interruption, deletion, delay in execution or transmission, computer viruses, breakage of line communication, theft, destruction, unlawful access or use, whether by breach of contract, professional misconduct, negligence or any other cause of action.

Subject to compliance with applicable laws, under no circumstances will we be liable to you for consequential, incidental, exemplary, incidental or punitive damages, including loss of profits, even if you have warned us of the possibility of such damages. Our liability for all other damages is limited to $100 CAD.


You agree to indemnify us, our officers, directors, shareholders, predecessors, beneficiaries, employees, agents, subsidiaries and affiliates against all claims, losses, liabilities, claims or disbursements (including reasonable legal fees) that may be engaged against us in connection with your use of the Website in violation of the Terms of Use.

Change to the Terms of Use

We reserve the right to modify our Terms of Use at any time, including to comply with applicable laws. If you are on our mailing list, we will attempt to notify you if there are any significant changes.

However, it is your responsibility to periodically review the Terms of Use to see if any changes have been made. If you continue to use our Website after making changes, it will mean that you accept these changes. The last modified date of the Terms of Use is displayed above as ” last updated “.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

The Terms of Use are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Quebec, Canada, without regard to or effect of other principles or conflict of laws. You agree that any lawsuit or legal action related to the Terms of Use and the Website shall be filed only in the provincial or federal courts of the City of Montreal, Quebec. You further agree to respect the exclusive jurisdiction of these courts to resolve such disputes and to present to them your claims.


If any provision of our Terms of Use is unlawful, void or unenforceable for any reason, that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and will have no effect on the validity and enforceability of the provisions remaining.

These Terms and Conditions (as well as the policies made available to you on the Website, including the Privacy Policy ) constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the subject matter hereof and may not be modified except in writing signed by both parties.