Terms of Use

Terms of use

By accessing and using the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) website, you agree to be bound by the terms of use outlined in this disclaimer and all applicable laws and regulations. This disclaimer may change without notice. By using this website you agree to be bound by the current version of the disclaimer. If you do not agree to be bound by any of these terms, please do not use this website.

Reproduction and distribution of website material

All material on the MSFHR website is the property of MSFHR. The website material is made available for public use with the understanding that reproduction and distribution of the material is at the risk of the user. As appropriate, when material from the MSFHR website is reproduced or distributed by users, MSFHR should be acknowledged as the source.

Competition guidelines

The MSFHR website includes guidelines for award competitions offered through the Foundation's funding programs. MSFHR may, without notice, alter the guidelines — including (but not limited to) policies, procedures, guidelines and conditions of awards. Any major changes will be announced on the website. MSFHR reserves the right to interpret guidelines. Policies, procedures, terms, conditions, and the programs themselves may not necessarily continue in subsequent years; applicants and award recipients should always refer to the latest guidelines, which supersede all previous guidelines. Applicants and award recipients are advised to contact MSFHR for clarification as required.

Accuracy of information

While every effort is made to ensure accuracy and completeness of information on the MSFHR website, MSFHR does not assume responsibility for inaccuracies or omissions. MSFHR also does not assume any obligation to update the information or advise on further developments concerning topics mentioned. The information is supplied “as is” and may contain errors. The information may be changed from time to time without notice. The mention of specific products or services on the MSFHR website does not constitute or imply a recommendation or endorsement by MSFHR, unless explicitly stated. Anyone using the information on this site does so at his or her own risk; any loss arising from the use of information on this website is the sole responsibility of the user.

Nature of information

MSFHR provides material on the MSFHR website for information purposes only. The information is not intended to be and does not constitute health care or medical advice, and must not be used for diagnosis. The information on the site is general in nature and is not specific to any individuals.

Links to other websites

The MSFHR website includes links to other websites. Organizations that are independent of MSFHR maintain these sites. MSFHR does not assume responsibility for the accuracy or appropriateness of information on linked sites. The provision of a link does not constitute an endorsement of an external organization. The use of third party websites is at your own risk and is subject to the terms of use of such websites.


The MSFHR website includes documents, in various formats, that can be downloaded. While every effort is made to ensure that all documents provided on this site do not contain viruses, users should take appropriate precautions to scan for viruses. MSFHR does not assume responsibility for any damages resulting from downloading files from the MSFHR website.


MSFHR collects statistics generated by the MSFHR website. The statistics provide data on web traffic on the MSFHR site. While the statistics include the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of computers that visit our website, we make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting the site. MSFHR complies with provisions of the BC Personal Information Protection Act. MSFHR does not assume responsibility for privacy policies of linked websites. MSFHR encourages you to read the privacy policies of all websites you visit, especially if you share any personal information.

Trademark notice

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