Terms and Conditions

UWALK WEBSITE TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT View PDF

Welcome to UWALK (www.uwalk.ca), a website owned by The Governors of the University of Alberta, through the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation (the “UofA”). Developed by the Faculty of Physical Education at the UofA and funded by the Government of Alberta, UWALK was created to help increase the level of physical activity in Alberta using a multi-strategy, multi-sector approach through the promotion of walking.

By accessing and using www.uwalk.ca (the “Website”), you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the Terms of Use in this Agreement (the “Agreement”) as if you had signed an agreement containing these Terms of Use. Please read and review this Agreement carefully. If you do not comply with the terms set out herein, we may cancel or terminate your access to the Website.

The UofA may modify this Agreement from time to time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting on the Website. You agree to review the Agreement periodically so as to be aware of such modifications. Your continued access or use of the Website shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of any modifications made to this Agreement.

This Agreement applies to all users, whether or not those users are students or faculty of the UofA.

Personal Information Collected

The privacy of our users and other visitors to the Website is of prime importance and the UofA is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. The UofA is a public body within the meaning of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the “FOIPP Act”) and any information collected will be collected in accordance with the terms of that legislation.

To utilize all aspects of the Website, you will be required to create a user profile and provide certain personal information, including your name, age, gender, email address, and postal code. It is up to you to decide whether or not to proceed with any activity that requests personal information. However, if you do not wish to provide the information requested, you will not be able to access the full Website.

Use of Personal Information

Personal information collected under this Agreement will be used for the purposes of:

Personal information can only be accessed by the user who entered the information, or by UofA staff working to assist the user or to analyze those data for research and evaluation purposes. Information collected may be used by UWALK for any and all internal research and assessment purposes. Further, the information may be used in aggregate form for research and health promotion purposes. However, any information used for the purposes of presentation or reporting will be in aggregate form and will not include any personal-identifying data.

If you choose to correspond with the UofA through email, we may retain the content of your email message(s) to us, along with our responses to you. The Website uses “cookies” and web server logs to collect time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent on the Website and the websites visited just before and after the Website. Personally identifiable information is not stored in these cookies.

Information submitted to the UofA through the use of the Website is subject to the provisions of the FOIPP Act and may be disclosed in accordance with that legislation. The FOIPP Act dictates that we may disclose personal information without consent for law enforcement and national security purposes, for debt collection, to a lawyer representing our organization, and in an emergency situation in which an individual’s life, health or security is threatened.

Permitted Use

As a user of the Website you may view, copy, print and use (collectively, “use”) documents or other materials (“Documents”) on the Website and you agree that you will observe and comply with any notice or restriction on or accompanying any particular Document(s) you wish to obtain from or through 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 to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, and you agree to not modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the Website.

Your access to the Website is also conditional on your compliance with the following rules of conduct. If the UofA believes or suspects that you are not in compliance with these rules of conduct, the UofA may terminate your access to the Website.

You agree not to:

Post, transmit, or otherwise make available, through or in connection with the Website:

As a user you are responsible for maintaining the integrity of your username and password. Your username and password are for your use only. You should not let anyone else use your username and password and you cannot transfer your account to anyone else. You are responsible for keeping your password private and confidential. If anyone logs into the Website using your username and password, you will be responsible for all entries and communications made using your account.

Intellectual Property

The Documents found on the Website are protected under copyright laws of Canada and other countries. You agree to ensure that any copyright notice along with any other notices and disclaimers appearing on these Documents are reproduced and retained on all copies in the same form and manner as on the original and that proper credit is given to the creator(s) and source of the Documents.

The trade names, trade-marks and official marks owned by the UofA, whether registered or unregistered, may not be used in connection with any product or service without the express prior written consent of the UofA. Nothing contained on the Website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any of the UofA’s trade names, trade-marks or official marks without the UofA’s express prior written consent. The UofA reserves the right to aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.

Third Party Website; Hyperlinks

The Website may contain links to third party websites or applications. These links have been provided solely as a convenience for you. The UofA does not monitor or investigate such websites and we are not responsible for the content or practices of such websites. Inclusion of links to third party websites or applications does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked website or application. If you decide to access these third party websites and applications, you do so at your own risk.

Further, because the UofA does not have any control over such websites or applications, you acknowledge and agree that the UofA is not responsible for the availability of such external websites and/or resources. You further agree that in accessing such websites you are subject to whatever terms are required by that third party, and the UofA 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 websites either known or unknown to the UofA. Access to any other website linked to or from the Website is at your own risk. The UofA has not reviewed and is not responsible for the content of any third party sites linked to or from the Website. You agree that the UofA neither endorses nor is responsible or liable for any links from those websites to the Website, any content, advertising, products or other materials available on or through such other sites, or any loss or damages incurred in connection therewith.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

THE WEBSITE AND ANY DOCUMENTS ARE PROVIDED BY THE UOFA ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. THE UOFA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY ASPECT OF THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, DOCUMENTS OR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES INCLUDED ON THE WEBSITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT THEREIN IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE UOFA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE UOFA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE, ITS SERVERS, OR E-MAIL SENT FROM THE UOFA OR ITS AUTHORIZED AGENTS ARE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE UOFA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE WILL BE CONTINUOUS OR BE AVAILABLE AT ANY GIVEN TIME, NOR THAT ANY CONTENT OF THE WEBSITE WILL REMAIN AVAILABLE FOR ACCESS. THE UOFA WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE WEBSITE OR THE DOCUMENTS, 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 OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MIGHT NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

All content on the Website is provided for general information only. The information is provided solely on the basis that readers will be responsible for making their own assessment of the matters presented and are advised to verify all information. The information does not constitute professional advice and should not be relied upon as such. Formal advice from a medical practitioner or health-care professional should be sought in particular matters.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the UofA and its directors, officers, employees and agents (the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against all claims, losses, costs, and expenses from any breach of this Agreement by you, including any use of content other than as expressly authorized in this Agreement. You agree that the Indemnified Parties will have no liability in connection with any such breach or unauthorized use, and agree to indemnify any and all resulting loss, damages, judgments, awards, costs, expenses, and lawyer fees of the Indemnified Parties in connection herewith. You will also indemnify and hold the Indemnified Parties harmless from and against any claims brought by third parties arising out of your use of the information accessed from the Website.

Governing Law

By accessing and using the Website, you agree that the laws of the Province of Alberta, Canada, without regard to the principles of conflict of laws, will govern this Agreement and any dispute of any kind that might arise between you and the UofA. The parties have required that this Agreement and all documents relating thereto be drawn up in English. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.