Please review the Terms of Use / Pri­va­cy State­ment before using this web site. Your use of this web site indi­cates your agree­ment to be bound by the Terms of Use / Pri­va­cy Statement.

Terms of Use and Pri­va­cy Statement


Infor­ma­tion on this web­site is cur­rent as of March 152011.

By using this web site, you are agree­ing to these Terms and Con­di­tions. If you do not agree to all of these Terms and Con­di­tions of Use, do not use this web site. The WRHA reserves the right to revise these Terms at any time by updat­ing this post­ing. Use of this web site after changes are post­ed will sig­ni­fy your accep­tance of the revised Terms. Vis­it this page pri­or to using this web site to review the cur­rent Terms.

Choice of Law

The Win­nipeg Region­al Health Author­i­ty (WRHA) oper­ates in Win­nipeg, Man­i­to­ba, Cana­da, and this Site and its con­tent is intend­ed for use by res­i­dents of Cana­da only. You agree that the laws of the Province of Man­i­to­ba and the laws of Cana­da applic­a­ble there­in shall gov­ern as to your access or use of this Site and its con­tent and 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 Man­i­to­ba in any action or pro­ceed­ing insti­tut­ed under or pur­suant to this agree­ment and all mat­ters relat­ing to your access and use of this Site and its content.

No Health­care or Med­ical Advice

The infor­ma­tion that is pro­vid­ed on the Site is not intend­ed to be health­care or med­ical advice. Many fac­tors unknown to the WRHA may affect the applic­a­bil­i­ty of any state­ment or com­ment to your par­tic­u­lar cir­cum­stances. You should not act nor refrain from act­ing based upon any infor­ma­tion con­tained on the Site with­out con­sult­ing a qual­i­fied health care professional.

If you have or sus­pect you have a health prob­lem, you should call your health care provider imme­di­ate­ly. This Site con­tains gen­er­al infor­ma­tion that is not spe­cif­ic to any indi­vid­ual per­son. If you have any ques­tions after read­ing this, ask your own physi­cian or health care pro­fes­sion­al or provider. They know you and can best answer your questions.

The Site has been pre­pared specif­i­cal­ly for the WRHA, not for any man­u­fac­tur­er or oth­er com­pa­ny, and the authors have not received any remu­ner­a­tion from any man­u­fac­tur­er or oth­er com­pa­ny in con­nec­tion with its preparation.

The Site shall not be repro­duced with­out the con­sent of the authors.


Any infor­ma­tion on the WRHA web site (the Site”) rep­re­sents the opin­ions of the authors and not that of the WRHA, its Board of Direc­tors, or its man­age­ment. The Site pro­vides gen­er­al infor­ma­tion that may be of inter­est to read­ers. The infor­ma­tion is not intend­ed to replace con­sul­ta­tions with your health care pro­fes­sion­al or to pro­vide med­ical advice or diag­no­sis. Please direct all per­son­al med­ical and health ques­tions to your health care pro­fes­sion­al. The WRHA, its Board of Direc­tors, man­age­ment, staff and/​or its physi­cians shall not be liable for any dam­ages, claims, lia­bil­i­ties, costs or oblig­a­tions aris­ing from the use or mis­use of the mate­r­i­al con­tained in this Site, whether such oblig­a­tions arise in con­tract, tort, neg­li­gence, equi­ty or statute law.


This Site is pro­tect­ed under the copy­right laws of Cana­da and oth­er coun­tries. The mate­ri­als and images on this web­site are pro­tect­ed by copy­right and are trademarked.

The WRHA either owns the intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty rights, includ­ing copy­right, in and to this Site, or has acquired the nec­es­sary licens­es in the infor­ma­tion, includ­ing all text, HTML code, mul­ti­me­dia clips, images, graph­ics, icons and the selec­tion and arrange­ment of the con­tents of this Site.

Unless oth­er­wise not­ed, the con­tent of the WRHA web­site is for visitor’s per­son­al and non-com­mer­cial use.

Lim­it­ed License

The WRHA grants the user of this Site a lim­it­ed license to dis­play on their com­put­er, print, down­load and/​or use the under­ly­ing HTML, text and oth­er con­tent that is made avail­able on the Site, for non-com­mer­cial, per­son­al or edu­ca­tion­al pur­pos­es only, pro­vid­ed that:

• con­tent is not mod­i­fied;
• includ­ed with, and dis­played on, each copy of such con­tent is the asso­ci­at­ed copy­right notice and this lim­it­ed license.

No oth­er use is per­mit­ted. With­out lim­it­ing the gen­er­al­i­ty of the fore­go­ing, you may not:

• make any com­mer­cial use of such con­tent;
• include such con­tent in or with any prod­uct that you cre­ate or dis­trib­ute;
• copy such con­tent onto your, or any oth­er person’s, web site.

Per­mis­sion to Reproduce

Advanced, writ­ten autho­riza­tion is required from the WRHA if you wish to use and/​or pub­lish the name, logo, and/​or like­ness, pho­tographs, graph­ics, illus­tra­tions, video, music and sound from the WRHA’s web­site. For more infor­ma­tion please con­tact the WRHA Com­mu­ni­ca­tions ph. (204) 9267000 or email info@​wrha.​mb.​ca.

Unless oth­er­wise not­ed, text on this web­site may be repro­duced for non-com­mer­cial per­son­al pur­pos­es. Any repro­duc­tions may not be rep­re­sent­ed as an offi­cial ver­sion of the mate­ri­als repro­duced, or as hav­ing been made in affil­i­a­tion with, or with the endorse­ment of the WRHA.


Cer­tain words, phras­es, names, designs, or logos used on the Site may con­sti­tute trade­marks, ser­vice marks or trade names of the WRHA or oth­er enti­ties. The dis­play of any such marks or names on the Site does not imply that a license has been grant­ed by the WRHA or oth­er entities.

No Advice or Warranties

The WRHA does not war­rant the qual­i­ty, accu­ra­cy nor com­plete­ness of the infor­ma­tion or ser­vices made avail­able on this Site. Such infor­ma­tion and ser­vices are pro­vid­ed on an as is” and as avail­able” basis with­out war­ran­ty or con­di­tion of any kind. The WRHA express­ly dis­claims any and all war­ranties and con­di­tions of any kind whether express or implied, includ­ing with­out lim­i­ta­tion implied war­ranties or con­di­tions of mer­chantabil­i­ty, fit­ness for a par­tic­u­lar pur­pose and non-infringe­ment. The WRHA may include inac­cu­ra­cies or typo­graph­i­cal errors. You should not assume that the Site will be error-free or that the Site will oper­ate with­out interruption.

The infor­ma­tion on the Site, includ­ing but not lim­it­ed to, newslet­ters, arti­cles, opin­ions, views, word­ing, graph­ics and images is pro­vid­ed for edu­ca­tion­al or infor­ma­tion pur­pos­es only. It is not intend­ed to pro­vide med­ical, legal or pro­fes­sion­al advice what­so­ev­er and should not be relied upon in that respect. You should not act or rely on any Infor­ma­tion on this Site with­out seek­ing the advice of a professional.

The infor­ma­tion pro­vid­ed on this Site is believed to be reli­able when post­ed. How­ev­er, the WRHA does not guar­an­tee the qual­i­ty, accu­ra­cy, com­plete­ness or time­lines of the infor­ma­tion. The WRHA assumes no oblig­a­tion to update the infor­ma­tion or advise on fur­ther devel­op­ments con­cern­ing top­ics men­tioned. The infor­ma­tion con­tained on the Site may con­tain typo­graph­i­cal errors. The WRHA does not war­rant the com­plete­ness, time­li­ness or accu­ra­cy of any of the con­tent on this site. The WRHA may make changes to the con­tent at any time in its sole dis­cre­tion with­out notice.


The WRHA dis­claims all war­ranties, rep­re­sen­ta­tions and con­di­tions regard­ing use of the Site or the infor­ma­tion, includ­ing all implied war­ranties or con­di­tions of mer­chantabil­i­ty and fit­ness for a par­tic­u­lar pur­pose and whether express or implied, or aris­ing from a course of deal­ing, usage or trade practice.

No Endorse­ment or Solicitation

The WRHA does not exert respon­si­bil­i­ty, edi­to­r­i­al or oth­er con­trol over the con­tents of the links to oth­er Inter­net sites or any post­ings by a third par­ty. The WRHA dis­claims any and all lia­bil­i­ty for any claims or dam­ages, which may result from any post­ings by third par­ties. The WRHA dis­claims any and all lia­bil­i­ty for injury and/​or oth­er dam­ages, which result from an indi­vid­ual using tech­niques dis­cussed on this or the linked web sites.

Ref­er­ences in this Site to third par­ties’ goods, ser­vices, prod­ucts or pub­li­ca­tions are not endorse­ments or approval of such goods, ser­vices, prod­ucts or pub­li­ca­tions. Links to oth­er web sites are not endorse­ments or approvals of such sites, the third par­ties named there­in, or their prod­ucts and ser­vices, nor is any lia­bil­i­ty assumed for incom­pat­i­bil­i­ty, non-suit­abil­i­ty, viral infec­tion, worms, Tro­jan hors­es, or oth­er destructive/​disruptive com­po­nents on or from such web sites. A link to anoth­er site should not be con­strued to mean that the WRHA is affil­i­at­ed or asso­ci­at­ed with, or is legal­ly autho­rized to use any trade­mark, trade name, logo or copy­right sym­bol that may be reflect­ed in the link or the descrip­tion of the link to such oth­er sites.

The WRHA web site con­tains links to web sites and servers main­tained by third par­ties over whom the WRHA has no con­trol. By pro­vid­ing these links, the WRHA is not endors­ing these web­sites nor is it respon­si­ble for the pri­va­cy prac­tices, con­tent, trans­ac­tions, and the func­tion­ing of the websites.

No part of the Site should be tak­en to con­sti­tute an offer or solic­i­ta­tion to by or sell prod­ucts or services.


The WRHA uses its best efforts but is not respon­si­ble for the results of any search results that ref­er­ence sites and infor­ma­tion locat­ed world­wide through­out the Inter­net. Because some of the con­tent on the Inter­net con­sists of mate­r­i­al that is adult-ori­ent­ed or oth­er­wise objec­tion­able to some peo­ple, the results of your use of the Site Search tool may auto­mat­i­cal­ly and unin­ten­tion­al­ly gen­er­ate links or ref­er­ences to objec­tion­able mate­r­i­al. The WRHA can make no claim that such sur­pris­es will not occur. Com­put­er­ized search tech­nol­o­gy does not give you search results lim­it­ed to only the web sites that you were seek­ing. There may be extra­ne­ous ref­er­enced results as well.

No Lia­bil­i­ty

You express­ly under­stand and agree that the WRHA is not respon­si­ble for any direct, indi­rect, spe­cial, inci­den­tal or con­se­quen­tial dam­age or any oth­er dam­ages what­so­ev­er and how­so­ev­er caused, aris­ing out of or in con­nec­tion with the use of the Site or in reliance on the infor­ma­tion avail­able on the Site, includ­ing any loss of use, lost data, lost busi­ness prof­its, busi­ness inter­rup­tion, per­son­al injury, or any oth­er per­son­al or pecu­niary loss, whether the action is in con­tract, tort (includ­ing neg­li­gence), oth­er tor­tious action or any oth­er cause of action.

The WRHA dis­claims any lia­bil­i­ty for unau­tho­rized use or repro­duc­tion of any por­tion of the Site.

The WRHA assumes no lia­bil­i­ty for the delay, fail­ure, inter­rup­tion or cor­rup­tion of any data trans­mit­ted in con­nec­tion with this web site.

In no event shall the WRHA or any third par­ties men­tioned on this web site be liable for any dam­ages (includ­ing, with­out lim­i­ta­tion, inci­den­tal and con­se­quen­tial dam­ages, per­son­al injury/​wrongful death, lost prof­its, or dam­ages result­ing from lost data or busi­ness inter­rup­tion) result­ing from the use, mis­use or inabil­i­ty to use this web site, whether based on war­ran­ty, con­tract, tort or oth­er legal the­o­ry, and whether or not the WRHA is advised of the pos­si­bil­i­ty of such damages.


You agree to indem­ni­fy the WRHA from and against any and all actions, claims, loss­es, dam­ages, lia­bil­i­ties and expens­es, includ­ing rea­son­able legal fees, aris­ing direct­ly or indi­rect­ly from: (a) your breach of any of these Terms or any addi­tion­al terms; (b) your access to or use of this Site or any web site to which this Site is or may be linked from time to time; © your use of, reliance on, or pub­li­ca­tion, com­mu­ni­ca­tion or dis­tri­b­u­tion of any­thing on or from this Site; or (d) your vio­la­tion of any law or reg­u­la­tion to the detri­ment of the WRHA. If you are dis­sat­is­fied with any mate­r­i­al on this Site or with any of the Terms of use of this Site, your sole and exclu­sive rem­e­dy is to dis­con­tin­ue using this Site.

Con­for­mance with Law

You agree that your use of the Site shall not vio­late any applic­a­ble local, nation­al or inter­na­tion­al law, includ­ing but not lim­it­ed to any reg­u­la­tions hav­ing the force of law. Some juris­dic­tions may have restric­tions on the use of the Inter­net by their residents.

You agree not to imper­son­ate anoth­er per­son in your use of the Site or the send­ing of any e‑mail to an address list­ed on the Site.


All infor­ma­tion sub­mit­ted to the WRHA via the Site shall be deemed and remain the prop­er­ty of the WRHA and the WRHA shall be free to use, for any pur­pose, any ideas, con­cepts, know-how or oth­er tech­niques con­tained in infor­ma­tion pro­vid­ed to the WRHA through the Site or sent through e‑mail. The WRHA shall not be sub­ject to any oblig­a­tions of con­fi­den­tial­i­ty regard­ing any such infor­ma­tion sub­mit­ted to it unless specif­i­cal­ly agreed by the WRHA or required by law.

You agree that any infor­ma­tion sub­mit­ted for inclu­sion at the Site does not infringe on the intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty or oth­er rights of any third par­ties and you grant the WRHA a right to pro­vide access to the infor­ma­tion from the Site. You war­rant that any soft­ware sub­mit­ted to the WRHA shall be free of com­put­er viruses.

Virus­es and Infections

While every effort is made to ensure that all infor­ma­tion pro­vid­ed on this site does not con­tain com­put­er virus­es, the WRHA can­not and does not either guar­an­tee or war­rant that files avail­able for down­load­ing through the web site will be free of infec­tion or virus­es, worms, or codes that man­i­fest con­t­a­m­i­nat­ing or destruc­tive prop­er­ties. You should take rea­son­able and appro­pri­ate pre­cau­tions to scan for com­put­er virus­es and should ensure that you have a com­plete and cur­rent back­up of the applic­a­ble items of infor­ma­tion con­tained on your com­put­er system.

Con­fi­den­tial­i­ty Warning

The Inter­net is not a secure medi­um and pri­va­cy can­not be assured. The WRHA can­not assume any respon­si­bil­i­ty for any harm or dam­age you may expe­ri­ence or incur by send­ing per­son­al or con­fi­den­tial infor­ma­tion to anyone.

Pri­va­cy Statement

The WRHA is com­mit­ted to main­tain­ing con­fi­den­tial­i­ty, and pri­va­cy of your per­son­al infor­ma­tion in accor­dance with The Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion and Pro­tec­tion of Pri­va­cy Act of Man­i­to­ba (FIP­PA) and your per­son­al health infor­ma­tion in accor­dance with The Per­son­al Health Infor­ma­tion Act of Man­i­to­ba (PHIA).

When you vis­it our Web site, we only col­lect infor­ma­tion that is nec­es­sary for the oper­a­tion and secu­ri­ty of the Web site. The Web serv­er auto­mat­i­cal­ly col­lects your Inter­net domain name or Inter­net Pro­to­col (IP) address, which may iden­ti­fy you depend­ing on the nam­ing stan­dards” fol­lowed by your Inter­net Ser­vice provider. This infor­ma­tion is col­lect­ed so that we know how many peo­ple vis­it our site, the geo­graph­i­cal region they are from, and which pages they view on our site. The col­lec­tion of this infor­ma­tion is in accor­dance with FIP­PA. The infor­ma­tion is main­tained in sta­tis­ti­cal reports and indi­vid­u­als are not iden­ti­fied. This infor­ma­tion is not used for any oth­er pur­pose. The sta­tis­ti­cal infor­ma­tion is kept for 3 years before it is destroyed.

We do not use cook­ies on this web site and we do not dis­close this infor­ma­tion to any pub­lic bod­ies, trustees, agen­cies or individuals.

Before send­ing any per­son­al infor­ma­tion to the WRHA, please read the fol­low­ing information:

Per­son­al Information

Per­son­al Infor­ma­tion under FIP­PA is any record­ed infor­ma­tion on an iden­ti­fi­able indi­vid­ual. This can include, but is not lim­it­ed to, an individual’s name, address, tele­phone num­ber, age, iden­ti­fy­ing num­ber, fin­ger­prints, blood type, health care his­to­ry, edu­ca­tion, finan­cial, crim­i­nal, or employ­ment history.

Pro­vid­ing Per­son­al Infor­ma­tion to the WRHA

As a vis­i­tor to this web­site, you are anony­mous to the orga­ni­za­tion. There may be sit­u­a­tions where you are request­ed to vol­un­tar­i­ly pro­vide per­son­al infor­ma­tion. All per­son­al infor­ma­tion col­lect­ed will be kept con­fi­den­tial. We obtain this infor­ma­tion only when you pro­vide it vol­un­tar­i­ly for a spe­cif­ic pur­pose name­ly respond­ing to and pro­cess­ing your requests for infor­ma­tion. Per­son­al Infor­ma­tion that you pro­vide will not be shared out­side of our orga­ni­za­tion except as required or per­mit­ted by law.

Trans­mit­ting Per­son­al Infor­ma­tion via the Internet

Users should note when using this web site that infor­ma­tion will be trans­mit­ted over a medi­um which is beyond the con­trol and juris­dic­tion of the WRHA. Accord­ing­ly, the WRHA assumes no lia­bil­i­ty for the delay, fail­ure, inter­rup­tion or cor­rup­tion of any data trans­mit­ted in con­nec­tion with this web site. As we can­not guar­an­tee the secu­ri­ty of elec­tron­ic sys­tems or e‑mail, we do not rec­om­mend send­ing per­son­al health infor­ma­tion or sen­si­tive per­son­al infor­ma­tion or com­plaints elec­tron­i­cal­ly. For all such mat­ters please con­tact by postal mail at WRHA, 4th Floor – 650 main Street, Win­nipeg, MB, R3B 1E2 or by call­ing 926 7000 8:00am to 5:00 pm Cen­tral Stan­dard Time, Mon­day to Friday.

Pri­va­cy Legislation

For more infor­ma­tion on the Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion and Pro­tec­tion of Pri­va­cy Act (FIP­PA) and how you can pro­tect the pri­va­cy of your per­son­al infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Access and Pri­va­cy Ser­vices. Phone: 2049453738 Toll free: 18006173588 (Man­i­to­ba) E‑mail: govrecs@​gov.​mb.​ca

Com­plete Agreement

These Terms rep­re­sent the entire agree­ment between every user and the WRHA regard­ing use of the web site.

By agree­ing to use this site and pro­vid­ing per­son­al infor­ma­tion, you acknowl­edge read­ing the Terms and Pri­va­cy State­ment and agree with its terms includ­ing the col­lec­tion, use, and dis­clo­sure of such infor­ma­tion. The WRHA reserves the right to update the Terms and Pri­va­cy State­ment at any time. Users are respon­si­ble for review­ing this doc­u­ment peri­od­i­cal­ly for changes.

This state­ment was last revised in Octo­ber, 2011.

For More Information

The WRHA wel­comes your com­ments and ques­tions about our Pri­va­cy State­ment and Terms of Use. Please feel free to con­tact us ph. (204) 9267000 or email info@​wrha.​mb.​ca.