Terms of Service
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY AS THEY CONTAIN
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND VHC CANADA
SERVICES AND YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, REMEDIES AND OBLIGATIONS. BY ACCESSING
THIS WEBSITE OR INTERACTING WITH VHC CANADA, YOU SIGNIFY THAT YOU HAVE
READ, UNDERSTAND AND UNCONDITIONALLY AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS
Welcome to vaccinehunters.ca
. The Vaccine Hunters Canada website and
associated social media accounts (the “Services”) are operated by
Vaccine Hunters Canada (“VHC” or “we”, “us” or “our”). The “website”
means the whole or any part of the web pages located at
and includes the
layout of this website; individual elements of the website’s design;
underlying code elements of the website; text, sounds, graphics,
animated elements and any other content of this website. The “associated
social media accounts” means the whole or any part of the social media
accounts or channels controlled or operated by VHC.
By using or otherwise accessing the Services, you confirm your
acceptance of the following terms and conditions (the “Terms”) and VHC’s
using or otherwise accessing the Services. If you accept these Terms,
you represent that you are age 18 or older.
If you do not accept to be bound by these Terms, please leave the
website immediately and discontinue your use or access of any Services.
We reserve the right to modify the Terms at any time without notice. The
date of the most recent update is noted at the bottom of this page.
VHC is a community of volunteers. Our mission is to help Canadians
navigate the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, understand the complexities of
vaccine eligibility, and connect eligible Canadians with appointment
opportunities. Although we obtain information from some Public Health
Units, we are not associated with any government authority. We do not
provide medical advice.
The Services may be accessed and used only by or under the supervision
of individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable
laws, who are 18 years of age or older, and who are not barred from
using the website under applicable laws.
Subject to these Terms, the Services can be used to access information
on vaccines and potentially available vaccination appointments. With
VHC’s express written consent, the Services may also be used to serve as
a model for non-profit organizations whose goal is to provide the public
with information regarding vaccines.
The Services are provided by VHC in good faith on an “as is” and “as
available” basis for general information purposes. Users agree to bear
all risks associated with their use of the Services, including any
reliance on their availability, accuracy, completeness, timeliness,
usefulness or appropriateness.
The use of extensions to the Services is permitted provided that i) you
and we provide our express written consent to the use of the
extension; and ii) you abide by any conditions we impose on that
You agree that you will use the Services responsibly and in compliance
with all applicable laws and these Terms.
You agree that you will not hack into the Services or employ any robot,
spider or other device or process to use the Services for unauthorized
purposes. You further agree that you will not take any action or do
anything which imposes an unreasonable burden on or interferes with the
Services. If we determine that you are or have been engaged in
prohibited activities, were not respectful of others, or otherwise
violated the Terms, we may deny you access to the Services on a
temporary or permanent basis.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you will not, under
Use, either directly or indirectly, any exploits, automation
software, bots, hacks, mods or any other unauthorized third-party
programs or software designed to modify or interfere with the
Use the Services in violation of any applicable law or regulation.
Use the Services for commercial purposes, including, but not limited
to, to advertising, or solicitation, or transmission of any
commercial advertisements such as spam emails, chain letters,
pyramid or other get-rich-quick schemes.
Use the Services for fraudulent or abusive purposes including, but
not limited to, using the Services to impersonate any person or
entity, or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person,
entity or the Services.
Disrupt, interfere with or otherwise adversely affect the normal
flow of the Services or otherwise act in a manner that may
negatively affect other users’ experience when using the Services.
Disrupt, overburden, or aid or assist in the disruption or
overburdening of any computer or servers used to offer or support
Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Services, to accounts
registered to others or to the computers, servers, or networks
connected to the Services by any means other than the user interface
provided by VHC, including, but not limited to, by circumventing or
modifying, attempting to circumvent or modify, or encouraging or
assisting any other person to circumvent or modify, any security,
technology, device, encryption, or software that is part of the
Post any information, content or other material (or post links to
any information or content) that contains nudity, excessive violence
or is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory, libelous, or
racially, sexually, religiously offensive or otherwise
Engage in ongoing toxic behavior, such as repeatedly posting
information on an unsolicited basis or spreading misinformation
Attempt to, or harass, abuse, or harm, or advocate or incite
harassment, abuse, or harm of another person or group, including VHC
directors, officers or volunteers, as well as workers or volunteers
at vaccination sites.
Make available through the Services any material or information that
infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, right of
privacy, right of publicity, or other right of any person or entity,
or which impersonates any other person, including, but not limited
to, a VHC employee, volunteer, director or officer.
Unless specifically authorized by law or VHC, attempt to decompile,
reverse engineer, disassemble or hack any of the Services, or to
defeat or overcome any of the encryption technologies or security
measures or data transmitted, processed or stored by VHC, or to
obtain any information from the Services using any method not
expressly permitted by VHC.
Solicit or attempt to solicit login information or any other login
credentials or personal information from VHC volunteers or other
users of the Services.
Harvest, scrape or collect any information about or regarding other
people that use the Services, including, but not limited to, through
use of pixel tags, cookies, GIFs or similar items that are sometimes
also referred to as spyware.
Post anyone else’s personal information without authorization,
including personally identifiable information/personal data (whether
in text, image or video form), identification documents, or health
information through the Services.
Engage in any act that VHC deems to conflict with the spirit or
intent of the Services or make improper use of VHC’s support
VHC aggregates information about vaccine eligibility and availability
from a wide variety of sources, including websites. If you believe that
VHC is aggregating information from your website without your consent,
you can request that VHC cease doing so by contacting us at
Intellectual Property Rights
(a) VHC Content
All content, information, data, database content, photographs, images,
videos, software, trademarks, logos, designs, publicity slogans, source
code, inventions, knowhow, and/or other VHC material protected by
copyright, patent and other applicable intellectual property laws
accessible on or through the Services (the “Content”) are the exclusive
property of VHC or the property of third parties who granted permission
to use such Content on the Services, or both.
Unless prior written authorization has been given by VHC, all Content
included on the Services regarding products and services offered by VHC
is provided for informational purposes only.
You are not authorized to modify, reproduce, re-edit, transfer, forward,
transmit, publish, distribute or create derivative works of the Content
without prior written consent from VHC. However, you may download, print
or reproduce the Content for personal use and/or in other circumstances
permitted by law, provided that you keep all copyright notices or other
legal notices it may contain.
We only permit the use and copying of the open source code located at
https://github.com/Vaccine-Hunters-Canada by non-profit and governmental
(including public health) organizations. Use or copying of this code for
commercial gain is prohibited.
You agree that you will not do or allow any third party to do anything
which may infringe, damage or endanger VHC’s intellectual property
rights or the intellectual property rights of a third party in respect
of the Services.
Nothing contained or accessible on the Services should be construed as
granting any license or right of use of any other person’s or entity’s
trade mark which is displayed on the Services without their express
All unauthorized use of the Content will be considered a violation of
the intellectual property rights of VHC.
(b) User Content
“User Content” means any text, graphics, images, works of authorship of
any kind or other materials that are posted, generated, provided, or
otherwise made available by you through the Services or that you share
with other users or recipients. User Content includes without limitation
Feedback (defined below) and Tagged Media (defined below).
By making any User Content available through the Services you hereby
grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, worldwide, royalty-free license,
with the right to sublicense, to use, copy, modify, create derivative
works based upon, distribute, publicly display, and publicly perform
your User Content, in whole or in part, in connection with the Services
and our (and our successors’ and affiliates’) business, including
without limitation for promoting, marketing or advertising and
redistributing part or all of the Services (and derivative works
thereof) in any media formats and through any media or social channels
(whether now known or hereafter devised, to the extent consistent with
). You understand that we are not
obligated to utilize any of the rights granted in these Terms and we do
not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any User Content you
submit or upload.
Except where prohibited by law, by submitting or uploading User Content
through the Services, you waive and agree not to assert any “moral”
rights or claim resulting from our alteration of the User Content or any
photographs, footage, statements or other work contained in the User
Content. You are also agreeing to appoint us as your attorney-in-fact
with respect to the User Content, with the right to execute and deliver
any documents, in your name and on your behalf, to ensure that we can
use the User Content that you are licensing in any way we see fit, and
to protect the rights in any derivative works created from your User
Content, and to have the User Content removed from any other website or
You are solely responsible for all of your User Content. You represent
and warrant that you own all your User Content or you have all rights
that are necessary to grant us the license rights in your User Content
under these Terms. You also represent and warrant that neither your User
Content, nor your use and provision of your User Content to be made
available through the Services, nor any use of your User Content by us
on or through the Services will infringe, misappropriate or violate a
third party’s intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or
privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.
We are not responsible or liable for the removal or deletion of (or the
failure to remove or delete) any of your User Content.
Media The Services includes the @VaxHuntersCan accounts on Facebook,
Twitter and TikTok, the Instagram account @VaxHuntersCa, the Vaccine
Hunters Canada Discord channels, any and all content posted,
communicated or otherwise made available through or posted on these
accounts. The Services also includes any information, including any
media, posted by users that tags or mentions any of the preceding
accounts, uses hashtags associated with VHC (such as, but not limited
to, #VHCDose2, #vhcON and #vhcQC) or is posted on the Vaccine Hunters
Canada Discord (“Tagged Media”). You acknowledge and agree that the
Tagged Media may be used in our Services, and you hereby grant us
permission to use and authorize others to use your name or social media
handle in association with the Tagged Media for identification,
publicity related to the Services and similar promotional purposes,
including after you terminate your account or your use of the Services.
You represent and warrant that posting and use of your Tagged Media,
including to the extent such Tagged Media include your name, likeness,
voice, or photograph, does not violate, misappropriate or infringe on
the rights of any third party, including, without limitation, privacy
rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark or other intellectual
(d) Copyright Policy We respect copyright law and expect our users to do
the same. It is our policy to terminate in appropriate circumstances
account holders who repeatedly infringe or are believed to be repeatedly
infringing the rights of copyright holders.
The Services may allow you to download Content, including files, images,
information, code, software, and PDF documents (collectively, the
“Downloadable Content”). The Downloadable Content is licensed to you for
your personal and non-commercial use only. You agree to maintain all
copyright and other proprietary notices in the Downloadable Content and
that we retain complete title to the Downloadable Content and all the
intellectual property rights therein. All risk associated with the use
of, or reliance on, the Downloadable Content rests with you. You further
agree that we, to the maximum extent permitted by law, make no
warranties regarding the Downloadable Content, and will without limiting
the Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability Section (outlined below), are
not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, in any way for any
loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of, or in connection
with your use of, or reliance on, the Downloadable Content.
No Commercial Use
The Services is for your personal non-commercial use only. You may not
modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce,
publish, license, commercially exploit, create derivative works from,
transfer, data mine or sell any Content, software, products, or services
contained within the Services. You may not use the Services, or any of
its Content, to further any commercial purpose, including any
advertising or advertising revenue generation activity on your own site.
We welcome feedback, comments, reviews of the website, products or
services you purchase through us, and suggestions for improvements to
our website, products or services (“Feedback”). You can submit Feedback
by contacting us through the Services. You grant to us a non-exclusive,
worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully-paid, royalty-free,
sublicensable and transferable license under any and all intellectual
property rights that you own or control to use, copy, modify, create
derivative works based upon and otherwise exploit the Feedback for any
Link to Third Party Websites
The Services includes links to other websites owned by third parties.
These links are provided solely for your convenience and informational
purposes and may not remain current or active. VHC has not reviewed
these third-party websites and does not control and is not responsible
for these websites or their content or availability. VHC does not
endorse, recommend or approve of any information, products or services
referred to on such linked sites and assumes no responsibility for the
content, security or privacy practices of any other website. Your use of
any link to an outside website is entirely at your own risk. Therefore,
VHC cannot be held responsible for the information contained on such
websites and does not offer any guarantee or make any declaration in
this regard. Your use of any link to an outside website is entirely at
your own risk.
From time to time and without prior notice to you, VHC may cease to
continue operating part or all of the Services or selectively disable
certain aspects or portions of the Services. Any modification to or
elimination of our Services will be done in our sole and absolute
discretion and without any obligation or liability to you, and your use
of our Services and does not entitle you to the continued provision or
availability of the Services.
For information on how user personal information is collected, used and
disclosed by us in connection with your use of the Services, please
VHC takes reasonable steps to ensure the security of its systems.
However, there are inherent risks associated with the use of electronic
means of communication. Therefore, VHC discourages the use of its
website to submit sensitive personal or business information. The
possibility exists that information could be unlawfully observed by a
third party while the data is being transmitted over the internet or
while stored on cloud-based servers, or subject to access and review by
law enforcement or other authorities. VHC accepts no liability that may
arise if any other persons obtain the information you submit to the
Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
Your use of the Services is at your own risk. While VHC endeavours to
ensure that the information on the Services is correct, VHC is under no
obligation do so. VHC does not warrant the accuracy, timeliness or
completeness of the website. VHC has no liability for any loss of, or
errors or omissions, whether provided by VHC, our licensors or service
providers or other users. VHC may make changes to the website at any
time without notice.
VHC makes no representations about the suitability, reliability,
timeliness, comprehensiveness or accuracy of the information, services
and other content contained on the Services. You are solely responsible
for the use and/or the interpretation of all the Content of the
VHC may, in its sole discretion and at any time without notice,
restrict, suspend or cancel access to or use of the Services, for all or
any one or number of users. Furthermore, VHC does not guarantee that the
Content of the Services will be uninterrupted, up-to-date or error-free,
and will not be held responsible for any damage resulting from any
virus, worm or other destructive or invasive computer program. VHC does
not warrant that any security defects, vulnerabilities or errors on the
website will be identified or remedied.
VHC will not be liable for any interference with or damage to your
computer systems that may occur in connection with use of the Services
or a linked website, or for any data lost or any equipment or software
damaged or replaced by you as a result of you using the Services. You
must take your own precautions to ensure that your use of the Services
is free of viruses or other malicious content that may interfere with or
damage the operations of your computer systems.
VHC is not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, illegible,
misdirected or stolen messages or mail, unavailable network connections,
failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, on-line
failures, hardware, software or other technical malfunctions or
disturbances or any other communications failures or circumstances
affecting, disrupting or corrupting communications.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, you agree that you will not seek
to hold VHC liable:
directly or indirectly in contract, tort, equity or otherwise for
any damage (including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential,
special, punitive, exemplary and aggravated damages and damages for
loss of use, profits or revenue) or other remedy whatsoever in
connection with the Services; and
to you or anyone else for any loss or damage, however caused which
may be directly or indirectly suffered in connection with websites
of other entities that are hyperlinked from the Services.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation of liability for personal
injury, or of incidental or consequential damages, and in such states or
jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent
permitted by law.
IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO
THESE TERMS, WHETHER ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO BREACH OF CONTRACT,
TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS
By accessing and/or using the Services, you accept that you will
indemnify and hold VHC and any of its affiliates, related companies,
suppliers, licensors and partners, and the officers, directors,
employees, volunteers, agents and representatives of each of them
harmless against all liabilities, damages, losses, actions, costs, legal
fees, claims, demands and causes of action whatsoever at law, in equity
or under statute, that VHC may suffer or incur as a result of: (a) your
access to and use of the Services; (b) from any other alleged violation
of the present Terms; and (c) infringement by you, or any third party
using your account, computer, mobile phone, table or any such device, of
any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. You
acknowledge that any of the preceding can cause substantial harm to VHC,
including (but not limited to) VHC’s activities, reputation and
stakeholders, and that such damages are not remote or otherwise
unrecoverable at law.
VHC reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defence
and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify VHC
and you agree to cooperate with our defence of these claims. You agree
not to settle any matter without the prior written consent of VHC. VHC
will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action or
proceeding upon becoming aware of it.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency
relationship exists between you and VHC as a result of these Terms, our
VHC’s performance of these Terms is subject to existing laws and legal
in derogation of VHC’s right to comply with law enforcement requests or
requirements relating to your use of the Services or information
provided to or gathered by VHC with respect to such use.
These Terms and any dispute, controversy, proceedings or claim of
whatever nature arising out of or in any way relating to these Terms
will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the
Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable within
Ontario without regard to conflict of law provisions. The Ontario
Superior Court of Justice will have exclusive jurisdiction to resolve
any disputes relating to these Terms.
We may terminate your access to and use of the Services and related
services at our sole discretion, at any time and without notice to you.
If VHC determines, in its sole discretion, that you are in violation of
any provision of these Terms, VHC may suspend or terminate your use or
access to the Services without the notice to you. At all times, VHC
shall have the discretion to take such action as VHC deems necessary, in
its sole discretion, to preclude a violation, and VHC shall not be
liable for any damages of any nature suffered by you or a third party
resulting from VHC's exercise of its rights under these Terms. Upon
any termination, discontinuation or cancellation of services or your
Account, the following sections will survive: Intellectual Property
Rights, Feedback, No Commercial Use, Disclaimer and Limitation of
Liability, Indemnity, Applicable Laws, and General Terms.
agreement between VHC and you with respect to the subject matter hereof,
and supersede all communications, representations or agreements, either
oral or written, between VHC or its affiliates and you with respect to
this subject matter. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction
finds any provision of the Terms or portion thereof to be unenforceable,
that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as
to effect the intent of the Terms, and the remainder of the Terms shall
continue in full force and effect. VHC’s failure to insist upon or
enforce strict performance of any provision of the Terms or any right
shall not be construed as a waiver of any such provision or right.
If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms, you can contact
us in writing at: [email protected]
. Please note that we may
need to confirm your identity or request additional details in order to
process your request. Please be patient with our response. We are a
small organization run by volunteers and may not always have the
resources to respond immediately.
Last Updated: June 13, 2021