By 'Huddol', 'we' or 'us' we mean a platform run by the Canadian Caregiver Network, a registered non-profit organization located in Montreal, Canada. 'Huddol'also means its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors and employees, depending on the context. The Platform consists of both a desktop version and a mobile application (the “Application”, downloaded onto your “Device”) which allows people who have created an account to send messages to other members (“Conversations”), join groups (“Huddols”), and access related resources and tools (“Platform Services”). Our policies play an important role in creating an inviting community for all our members.
When we use the terms “members”, or “you” in this Agreement, we mean individuals using our Platform as either casual visitors (“Visitors”) or registered members of the Platform (“Members”). By accessing or using the Platform, you agree to the terms of this member agreement (the “Terms” or “Agreement”), so please read the Terms below carefully. If you do not agree to our terms and conditions of use in this Agreement, refrain from using the Platform, and delete the Application from your Device if you have downloaded it. We will update this Agreement periodically, so check back for any updates.
Huddol is a platform for caregivers and professionals that work with caregivers. To become a Member and access the services available to Platform Members (the Huddols, Conversations and Platform Services), we require that you are one of the following:
Huddol is a Platform for people over the age of 13. To register on the Platform you must be over 13 years old. We reserve the absolute discretion to determine your eligibility to become a Member.
Content on the Huddol Platform such as text, graphics, video, podcasts, articles, information from third parties, chat messages, or other content may include medical information. However, this information does not constitute medical advice or substitute for a medical examination. If you, or the person in your care, have a medical concern, please consult a medical professional.
Do not delay or ignore the advice of your health care provider or delay in getting care because of content on this Platform. If you have an emergency, please call 911 or your doctor immediately.
Huddol is a platform that supports discussions between our Members and, as such, our policy is to support the free exchange of ideas. However, we do require Members to interact in a way that is respectful to others and does not inhibit anyone else from using the Platform.
As a Member, you are responsible for the content you post or exchange on Huddol and any consequence of adding that information to the Platform.
By using the Platform, you agree to:
You, as a Member, agree that all the information you provide during registration and Platform usage is accurate, true, and not misleading. You may not create multiple accounts in order to impersonate someone on the Platform. If your account has been terminated, you may not create a new account without the permission of Huddol.
On Huddol, we do not pre-screen or otherwise systematically monitor the Platform for inappropriate content or conduct. While rare, inappropriate content could appear and you access the content at your own risk. We rely on members to let us know about content that may violate our policies. If you see something that you think is inappropriate, please report it. After reviewing content, we may take action, including restricting access to the content, removing the content, and limiting or terminating a member’s access to the Platform. Note, that we may make exceptions to these policies for educational, medical, or informational purposes and we reserve the right to remove content for other reasons.
International members agree to comply with their own local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content, including laws regulating the export of data to Canada or your country of residence.
Members add information to the Platform when they complete registration and complete the questions on the Platform to create a “Member Profile” (“Information”) and through posting content to Huddols (posts, images, video, articles, etc.) (Member Generated Content”). Beyond the information required to register, adding information on the Platform is voluntary.
After a Member completes the Profile questions the responses will appear as part of the Member Profile on the Platform for other Members to view. Some basic information from the Member Profile will be visible on the Internet, for search engines, unregistered members and registered members to see (i.e. member name, decade of life, and gender). Email address is never shared. The names of caregivers are never collected and therefore, never shared, unless otherwise disclosed by you in the form of your username.
Huddol intentionally limits its request for information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context (“Personally Identifiable Information” or “PII”).Be aware that the more information you add to the Platform, the greater the chances that someone will be able to use that information to locate or identify you.
In addition, we do not screen the information people post. We cannot stop you from entering PII as free text into a post or as an image within a Huddol or Conversation on the Platform, and you do so at your own risk.
You are responsible for the Information and Member Generated Content that you enter on the Platform. Only share information and content that you legally have the right to share through personal ownership or because you have permission from the owner to share it.
You agree that by using this site, you will not disclose identifying information about the person in your care or other Platform Members. Please also avoid posting content that could identify you (or the person in your care) within your Profile, on Huddols or within group Conversations (shared spaces on the Platform).
You may disclose general information (that could not be used to identify the person in your care or other Caregivers on the Platform) to third parties both within and outside of this Platform.
Huddol, its affiliates and their respective representatives, officers, directors, owners, officials, partners, partnerships, principals, employees, affiliates and other related entities, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (hereinafter “Representatives”), will not be held liable for any damages, pecuniary or otherwise, to you or any third party arising from your submission or use of Member Generated Content, whether it violates these terms or not, and disclaims any responsibility in this regard.
Members can invite other Members to connect on Huddol. Members can only send private messages to those with whom they have connected (“Conversations”).
Members can join both private and public Huddols on the Platform. Posts on a Huddol will be visible to Members of the Huddol. Posts on public Huddols will also be visible to the Member author’s connections.
Non-profit and for-profit entities may use Huddol to help Members locate services, products, and programs that may be of interest. Our policies are an important way we foster an environment where Caregiver Members can access their options while remaining in control of the Huddols they join and connections they make on the Platform.
Non-profit organizations and for-profit companies (referred to as “Organizations”) can make a Profile on Huddol. This Profile includes details about the Organization and its contact information. The Organization’s Profile will be visible to both Members and Non-Members of the Platform.
Organizations may create one or more Organizational Huddols and post content to these Huddols. They can promote events and services they provide to members through this Huddol.
The Platform will recommend Organizations to Members when Huddol determines that this recommendation could be of use to such a Member. Huddol reserves the right to make or not make a particular recommendation, as we deem appropriate. Our recommendation methods will change over time based on the experience of our members.
While Huddol recommends Huddols on topics of interest based on the stated needs of a Member, these recommendations are for informational purposes only. Huddol is not responsible for the actions of third parties present on the Platform and their presence on the Platform does not constitute an endorsement from Huddol.
For purposes of clarity, references to “Members” in these Terms include Organizations. The same restrictions and obligations under these Terms that apply to Members also apply to Organizations and the individuals associated with Organizations.
Individuals who register on Huddol as professionals (“Professional Members”) have a Profile on the Platform. The Professional Profile includes relevant information about the individual including full name, contact information, professional credentials, and services they provide.
The Platform will recommend the Professional Member to other Members when Huddol deems it appropriate. Through browsing the Platform and based on Recommendations, Huddol members can invite Professional Members to connect. The Professional can choose whether to accept each invitation or not.
Professional Members can associate themselves with Organizations as employees. In this capacity, Professional Members can function as an administrator of an Organizational Huddol and post content to those Huddols.
For purposes of clarity, references to “Members” in these Terms include Professional Members and, except as expressly stated herein, the same restrictions and obligations under these Terms that apply to members also apply to Professional Members.
As a member of the Platform, you agree to protect copyright and the intellectual property of others. You may not upload, embed, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that infringes any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights of any person or entity. When appropriate, we will terminate the membership of Members who violate this policy.
The elements of the Platform, excluding Member Generated Content and including logos, graphics, images, software, icons and other elements are the exclusive property of Huddol or our partners and are protected by the copyright and other intellectual property laws of Canada and other countries. The core technology of the Platform and all of the related software code remains the sole property of Huddol. All rights not explicitly granted herein are reserved. Any infringement of our rights will result in appropriate legal action.
If you believe your work has been copied and posted on or through the Platform in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may request removal of those materials (or access to them) from the Platform. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If Member Generated Content that you submitted has been removed as a result of a request, and you believe that your Content was posted legally, please contact us at email@example.com to contest the claim and to ask us to re-post it.
If you choose to communicate to us suggestions for improvements to the Platform or any service available on the Platform (collectively, “Feedback”), Huddol shall own all right, title, and interest in and to the Feedback and will be entitled to use the Feedback without restriction. You hereby irrevocably assign all right, title and interest in and to the Feedback to Huddol and waive in favor of Huddol, its successors and assigns all your moral rights in the Feedback, and agree to provide Huddol such assistance as Huddol may require to document, perfect, and maintain Huddol rights to the Feedback. You acknowledge and agree that, by providing any Feedback to Huddol, you are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of any kind from Huddol under any circumstances.
You are responsible for keeping your username and password secure and private and for any activity that occurs from within your account (using your username and password) with and without your knowledge. Do not share your login information with anyone else. If you do, we may temporarily or permanently end your membership. You are required to notify Huddol of any unauthorized use of your account. You should log out at the end of every session.
Huddol, its Representatives will not be held liable for any losses or damages, direct or indirect, pecuniary or non-pecuniary, resulting from your failure to log out at the end of the session, an unattended logged-in session, or a third party using the Platform with your account information and accessing your account through any means, and disclaims any responsibility in this regard.
Huddol may contain links to other websites or services that are not under the control of Huddol. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Huddol of such site and Huddol is not responsible for the content of such linked sites or services.
In no way will Huddol or its Representatives be held responsible for any damages, direct or indirect, pecuniary or non-pecuniary: (1) for your use of websites or other services that may be linked to from the Platform or the information thereon; (2) for any virus, Trojan horse, worm or other similar destructive file received as a result of your use of those websites or services; (3) caused by or in connection with, use of or reliance on any content, or products or services (whether free or for purchase) available on or through any linked-to website or service; or (4) for the actions of the operators of any such website or service.
Huddol provides Members with suggestions for Huddols and Members. Huddol provides recommendations and automated matching services based on information entered by Caregiver Members, Professional Members, and Organizations. While we make recommendations based on shared interests, Huddol offers these suggestions for informational purposes only.
Huddol is not responsible for the services delivered or interactions that occur with Members present on the Platform. The advice, recommendations, information and conclusions posted or emailed by other members including Caregiver Members and Professional Members are not in any way vetted, approved or endorsed by Huddol, and you use such information at your own risk. If a Member chooses to enlist the services, purchase a product or participate in a program based on information presented on the Platform, Members do so at their own risk. The presence of a third party on the Platform does not indicate the endorsement of Huddol.
Huddol may terminate your membership with or without prior notice or cause. A Member’s account may be terminated because of:
We reserve the right to modify this Agreement at any time, and without prior notice, by posting amended terms on the Platform. We encourage you to review this Agreement periodically for any updates or changes, which will include the date it is effective. If we make any substantial changes to this Agreement that materially affect your legal relationship with Huddol, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify you by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account or by posting a prominent notice when you log in to your account for the first time following those changes.
Membership with Huddol is currently free. We reserve the right to from time to time change the terms of this Agreement and charge for membership and/or to provide additional optional services for a fee. If we do, this section will be updated accordingly and you will be notified via email.
We do not endorse any particular service providers, products, health providers, tests or other information that appears on the Platform. We supply information for you to use in making decisions; however, you use the Platform at your own risk.
You expressly understand and agree that your use of the Platform, the information thereon (whether provided by Huddol or third parties, including but not limited to other Members) or any activity arising from your use of the Platform or the information thereon or the materials downloaded therefrom is at your sole risk. The Platform, any materials downloaded therefrom, or any third party materials, are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis, and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download, stream or access of any material obtained through the use of the Platform or any other functionalities of the Platform, or losses or damages (financial or otherwise) resulting from your use of the Platform, the information thereon, any materials downloaded therefrom, or any activity arising from the use of the Platform, the information thereon or any materials downloaded therefrom.
The information or resources provided through the Platform, written or produced by Huddol staff, freelance writers or other subcontractors hired by Huddol are expected to be as accurate as possible at the time of writing or production, and every effort has been made to ensure that the information from the Platform is as accurate and up-to-date as possible. However, certain information may change, and errors or omissions may occur, and Huddol shall not be responsible for any loss or damage, financial or otherwise, resulting from changes or errors in information, or any omission, on the Platform or the information thereon. Huddol makes no warranty whatsoever regarding the accuracy of information provided by Members in the form of Member Generated Content, and expressly disclaims any responsibility in this regard.
Huddol expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to: warranties of title and non-infringement; warranties that the Platform, the information thereon or any materials downloaded therefrom, and any third-party materials will be uninterrupted, error-free, accurate, reliable and free from virus and other harmful components; and the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Huddol, their affiliates and their respective Representatives, do not warrant that: (i) the Platform will be secure or available at any particular time or location; (ii) any defects or errors or omissions will be corrected; (iii) any content (whether provided by Huddol or third parties) available at or through the Platform is free of viruses or other harmful components; or (iv) the results of using the Platform or any content downloaded will meet your requirements.
Some of the content displayed on the Platform (including but not limited to Member Generated Content) may include materials (including with respect to products or services) that belong to or are provided by third parties. You acknowledge that we assume no responsibility for such content, products and/or services.
To the extent that the law does not permit a disclaimer of warranties, all content accessible on this Platform, or any other website to which we link, and all operations on this Platform are warranted only to the minimum amount legally required
In no case will Huddol, or their Representatives be liable for any indirect, special, consequential, exemplary, punitive damages or other damages, or for any losses, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses arising out of or relating to (i) your access, use, misuse or inability to access or use the Platform or (ii) the interruption, suspension or termination of any part of or all the Platform; and in both cases (i) and (ii) regardless of the cause of action (whether in contract, warranty, delict, quasi-delict, tort, negligence, strict liability or any other theory of liability) and even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the TOU, in no event will our aggregate liability for any claims in connection with your use of the Platform exceed Cdn$ 100.
You expressly understand and agree that Huddol, and their Representatives shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, punitive or exemplary damages, including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses, in contract, tort, strict liability, negligence, general civil liability or any other cause of action under legal or equitable theory, relating to the Platform, the information on the Platform, the use of the Platform, activities arising from your use of the Platform, any third party materials (including but not limited to Member Generated Content) on the Platform, or any materials downloaded from the Platform. This limitation of liability applies, without limitation, to any damages or injury caused by any error, omission or other failure of performance by Huddol, and their Representatives; any interruption, defect or delay in operation or transmission, including communication line failure; any computer virus; and any theft, destruction or alteration of, or unauthorized access to or use of, any electronic records.
If you register as a Member, you agree that Huddol may send notices to you by email at the email address you provide when registering to become a Member (or which you later update using the functionality of the Platform).
The present Agreement and your use of the Platform shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Québec, Canada, in force at the time without regard to conflict of law provisions. You agree that any legal action or proceeding between you and Huddol shall be brought exclusively in the courts located in the Judicial District of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Huddol shall have the right to bring action against you in courts of competent jurisdiction in the jurisdiction in which you reside or are located: (i) to seek injunctive relief against you; (ii) to obtain a judgment against you where a judgment by the Montreal court will, or may not be, enforced by the jurisdiction in which you reside or are located; or (iii) to enforce a judgment obtained against you in the Montreal court.
If there are any questions regarding this Agreement, you may contact us using the information firstname.lastname@example.org