Terms of Use

TeachingMedicine provides the content posted on the TeachingMedicine.com website and other related websites (the "TeachingMedicine Website") to you subject to the following Terms of Use. When you use the TeachingMedicine Website, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use incorporate the TeachingMedicine Privacy Policy posted on the TeachingMedicine Website, as well as the terms of any subscriber agreement that may exist between you and TeachingMedicine. To the extent there is a conflict between these Terms of Use and your subscriber agreement, the terms of your subscriber agreement will control your use of the TeachingMedicine Website. Please read these Terms of Use carefully. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, please do not use the TeachingMedicine Website.


The TeachingMedicine Website, including the text, graphics, and software that appear on the TeachingMedicine Website, is owned by or licensed to TeachingMedicine, and is subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under Canada, United States, foreign laws and international conventions.


Users may not re-post TeachingMedicine's content on other web sites without the permission of TeachingMedicine. User cannot re-sell TeachingMedicine's content to third parties, or prepare derivative works of TeachingMedicine's content.


The TeachingMedicine Website is designed to offer users general health information for educational purposes only. The general health information furnished on this site is not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified health care professional. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to your disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem or condition, please contact a qualified health care professional immediately. You should never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this site.


TeachingMedicine does not give medical advice, nor do we provide medical or diagnostic services. Neither TeachingMedicine nor any TeachingMedicine Entity guarantees that the content covers all possible uses, direction, precautions, drug interactions, or adverse effects that may be associated with any therapeutic treatments. You may not rely on the application of any information on the TeachingMedicine Website as being applicable to your specific circumstances. Neither TeachingMedicine nor any TeachingMedicine Entity assumes any liability or responsibility for damages or injury to you, other persons, or property arising from any use of any information, idea, or instruction contained in the TeachingMedicine Website.

Permission to reproduce material

Permission to reproduce material from the TeachingMedicine service in another publication or web site must be secured in writing. To request permission to reproduce material from TeachingMedicine, please submit your request in writing via e-mail. Your permission request must include the following information: title of the topic review or figure (figure titles can be found in the outline of each topic review), the title of the topic review in which a requested figure appears, the format in which the material will be reproduced (e.g. print, CD, Internet), title, publisher, author/editor, and publication date for the publication in which the figure and/or topic review will be reproduced. For images and videos that contain the website name "teachingmedicine.com", all users are provided consent to display or distribute those images or videos provided that the website name is not erased, covered up, or obscured in any manner. Alberta Health Services has granted permission to TeachingMedicine to use de-identified medical images for teaching purposes.


Please send your permission request to: info@TeachingMedicine.com


We reserve the right to limit or suspend your use of the TeachingMedicine Website, by electronic self-help or other means and without notice, if we believe you have committed a breach of security or violated these Terms of Use, subject only to any terms in your subscriber agreement, as applicable. TeachingMedicine reserves all of its rights in the TeachingMedicine Website not expressly granted to you by these Terms of Use.

Registered Accounts

If you create a registered account for the TeachingMedicine Website, you agree to complete the registration process by providing current, complete, and accurate information as required by TeachingMedicine. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify TeachingMedicine immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. TeachingMedicine will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your account, either with or without your knowledge. In addition, you may be held liable for any losses incurred by TeachingMedicine or another party due to someone else using your account. You may not use anyone else's account at any time.

No Unlawful Use

You agree not to use the TeachingMedicine Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, or the terms of a subscriber agreement you have with TeachingMedicine, if applicable. You may not use the TeachingMedicine Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any TeachingMedicine server, or the network(s) connected to any TeachingMedicine server, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the TeachingMedicine Website. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion of the TeachingMedicine Website, other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to any TeachingMedicine server, through hacking, password or data mining, or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available to you on the TeachingMedicine Website.

No Warranties

Neither teachingmedicine, nor any parent, subsidiary, affiliate, director, employee, licensor, licensee, distributor, supplier, agent, or reseller of teachingmedicine (collectively, the "teachingmedicine entities") make any warranty or representation, expressed or implied, with respect to the teachingmedicine services, which are provided "as is", or with respect to these terms of use. The teachingmedicine entities expressly exclude and disclaim all warranties, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, and any warranties arising by statute or otherwise in law or from course of dealing, course of performance, or use of trade. Any statements or representations made by any other person or entity are void. You assume all risk as to the quality, function, and performance of the teachingmedicine website.


Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you. In addition, please note that the TeachingMedicine Website may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. TeachingMedicine has the right at any time to change, modify, add to, discontinue, or retire any aspect or feature of the TeachingMedicine Website, including, but not limited to, hours of availability, equipment needed for access or use, or the availability of the TeachingMedicine Services on any particular device or communications service. TeachingMedicine has no obligation to provide you with notice of any such changes, and TeachingMedicine is under no obligation to provide you with any support, error corrections, updates, upgrades, bug fixes, and/or enhancements of the TeachingMedicine Website, except as provided by your subscriber agreement with TeachingMedicine, if applicable.

Limitation of Liability

In no event will the teachingmedicine entities or any other party who has been involved in the creation, production, distribution, promotion, or marketing of the teachingmedicine website or these terms of use be liable to you or any other party for any special, indirect, incidental, reliance, exemplary, or consequential damages, including, without limitation, loss of data or profits, or for inability to use the teachingmedicine website, even if the teachingmedicine entities or such other party has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Such limitation shall apply notwithstanding any failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy and to the fullest extent permitted by law.


Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts and some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of special, indirect, incidental, exemplary, or consequential damages, or the limitation of liability to specified amounts, so the above limitation and exclusion may not apply to you if prohibited by applicable law.


You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the TeachingMedicine Entities from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including attorneys' fees that arise from your use of the TeachingMedicine Website. TeachingMedicine reserves the right, at it own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with TeachingMedicine in asserting any available defenses.


TeachingMedicine may modify these Terms of Use from time to time and changes will be effective upon posting to the TeachingMedicine Website. You agree to be bound by any modification of these Terms of Use when you use the TeachingMedicine Website, effective after their posting to the TeachingMedicine Website. It is therefore important that you review these Terms of Use regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes.

Claim of Copyright Infringement

TeachingMedicine respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied and is accessible on the TeachingMedicine Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may send a notification of claimed copyright infringement to TeachingMedicine along with the following information:

  • the electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on the owner's behalf

  • a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed and a description of the infringing activity

  • identification of the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists, for example the URL of the website where it is posted or the name of the book in which it has been published

  • identification of the URL or other specific location on this site where the material that you claim is infringing is located; you must include enough information to allow TeachingMedicine to locate the material

  • your name, address, telephone number, and email address

  • a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law

  • a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf

Privacy policy

TeachingMedicine is sensitive to the privacy needs of its website visitors and subscribers and is wholly committed to maintaining privacy at the highest level. TeachingMedicine does not sell or otherwise share subscribers' or website visitors' personal information with anyone.


TeachingMedicine never automatically collects any information that specifically identifies you such as your name, address, or e-mail address. This information is collected only when you voluntarily provide it as part of the registration process. It is your choice whether or not you provide your Registration Information to TeachingMedicine, but Registration Information is required for TeachingMedicine to provide you with services (for example, access to TeachingMedicine under a registration agreement).


Your Registration Information may be used internally within TeachingMedicine. For example, TeachingMedicine may use your Subscriber Information internally to provide subscription services to you and process your transactions, to contact you for customer service and billing purposes, to communicate to you about your subscription or changes to our service, to understand who uses the Website and to improve the Website. In addition, TeachingMedicine reserves the right to disclose your Subscriber Information under limited circumstances in the event TeachingMedicine believes that the Website is being used to commit unlawful acts, and/or if disclosure of your Subscriber Information is required to comply with applicable laws or regulations, or with a court or administrative order.


Non-personally identifying information ("Usage Information") comprises information that does not identify any particular user. Examples include: information about which of TeachingMedicine's pages are visited on an aggregate level, browser type, operating system type, or IP address.


Your Usage Information may be disclosed internally within TeachingMedicine. For example, TeachingMedicine may disclose Usage Information in order to better understand which parts of the Website users are visiting, to improve the content of the Website, and for marketing, advertising, or research purposes. (Institutional licensees should refer to their subscription and license agreement).


The TeachingMedicine Website may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. Cookies can be used to provide you with tailored information from the Website. The cookie itself does not contain Subscriber Information. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it.


This Privacy Policy is effective as of August 1, 2013 and will remain in effect unless changed. TeachingMedicine may modify this Privacy Policy at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modified Privacy Policy on the Website.