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IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY.  USE OF THIS PUBLICATION IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT BELOW.

This publication is provided by Accreditation Canada. This publication, and all content contained herein, is owned by Accreditation Canada and/or its licensors, may constitute a compilation of, or contain, papers, studies, documents and material owned by other third parties, and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights in Canada and around the world.

For those portions of this publication that are owned by Accreditation Canada and/or its licensors, you are entitled to use, reproduce, retransmit, and redistribute this publication internally within your organization (physically or on a digital network) for information purposes only as long as the copyright notice and proper citations and permissions are included. Internal use is limited to a network of up to 30 personnel. All other use and all other exploitation are expressly prohibited without the express permission of Accreditation Canada.

You are solely responsible for your use of the papers, studies, documents and material (individually and collectively, “References”) that are not produced, owned or licensed by Accreditation Canada including, without limitation, securing permission from the owner(s) of any References to reproduce and distribute such References (in whole or in part).

Except as otherwise specifically provided above (or except as otherwise expressly permitted by Health Standards Organization or, as applicable, the owner(s) of any References), you may not: (i) use this publication for any other purpose (including without limitation, for commercial purposes), (ii) reproduce, retransmit, reprint or distribute this publication, including any References, to any other person or entity, (iii) modify, amend or translate this publication, including any References, (iv) remove, modify or obscure any trade names, trademarks or copyright notices included in this publication, including any References, (v) combine this publication, including any References, (in whole or in part) with any other materials (or software).

This publication, including the References, is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, including without limitation any warranties of suitability or merchantability, fitness for purpose, the non-infringement of intellectual property rights or that this publication, including the References, and the contents thereof is complete, correct, up to date, and does not contain any errors, defects, deficiencies or omissions. In no event shall Health Standards Organization and/or its licensors be liable to you or any other person or entity for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with this publication, including the References, and/or the use or other exploitation thereof (including lost profits, anticipated or lost revenue, loss of data, loss of use of any information system, failure to realize expected savings or any other economic loss, or any third party claim), whether arising in negligence, tort, statute, equity, contract (including fundamental breach), common law, or any other cause of action or legal theory even if advised of the possibility of those damages.

If you do not accept these terms and conditions (in whole or in part) you may not use this publication.  Your failure to comply with any of these terms and conditions shall entitle Accreditation Canada to terminate your right to use this publication.

Nothing in these terms and conditions shall be construed or deemed as assigning or transferring to you or your organization any ownership, title or interest in this publication, including the References, and any content thereof, or any intellectual property rights therein.

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