important notice and disclaimer

The Firefly Foundation strives to provide unbiased, accurate, timely and up-to-date information on this site. All information has been prepared in consultation with leading Canadian physicians, health-care professionals and researchers.

we offer information, not medical advice

The information on this site is presented for information purposes only. It is not presented as a substitute for professional medical advice. If you have any questions about your individual medical situation, please contact your doctor or other qualified health-care provider. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this site.

copyright and permission to reproduce

This Web site design and content, including text and graphics, are copyrighted by the Firefly Foundation unless otherwise credited to the creator of the work. They are protected by copyright under Canadian and United States laws.

If you would like to reproduce any material on this site for any purpose other than personal, non-commercial use, email with your request.

linked sites

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terms and conditions

“Firefly” means “The Firefly Foundation”. “Firefly Site” means the World Wide Web Internet site owned and maintained by the Firefly Foundation including all text, images, information and graphics of every kind found on it. The Site does not provide medical advice.

The contents of the Firefly Site, such as text, graphics, images, information and other material (“Content”) contained on the Firefly Site, is for information purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment (and the Site does not render medical, nursing, or professional health-care advice in any jurisdiction). Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or medical treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Firefly Site.

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor, 911 or another emergency service number immediately. Firefly does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, opinions or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by Firefly, Firefly employees, others appearing on the Site at the invitation of Firefly or other visitors to the Site is solely at your own risk.

use of content

Firefly authorizes you to view or download a single copy of the material on the Firefly Site solely for your personal, non-commercial use if you include the following copyright notice: “Copyright 2006, Firefly Foundation. All rights reserved.” and other copyright and proprietary rights notices that were contained in the Content.

The Content is protected by copyright under Canadian and United States laws. Title to the Content remains with Firefly. Any use of the Content not expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions is a breach of these Terms and Conditions and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice in the editorial discretion of Firefly. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to Firefly.

If you violate any of these Terms and Conditions, your permission to use the Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Content.

liability of firefly

The use of the Firefly Site and the Content is at your own risk.

When using the Firefly Site, information will be transmitted over a medium that is beyond the control and jurisdiction of Firefly and its suppliers. Accordingly, Firefly assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the Firefly Site.

The Firefly Site and the content are provided on an “as is” basis. Firefly and its suppliers, to the fullest extent permitted by law, disclaim all representations, warranties and conditions, express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not limited to the implied representations, warranties and conditions of merchantability, non-infringement of third parties’ rights, and fitness for particular purpose. Specifically, Firefly and its suppliers make no representations or warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, currentness, or timeliness of the content, software, text, graphics, links or communications provided on or through the use of the Firefly Site, or compliance of such material with any government’s regulations requiring disclosure of information on prescription drug products with regard to the Content contained on the Firefly Site.

In no event shall Firefly, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the Firefly Site be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages for personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use or inability to use the Firefly Site or the Content whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory, and whether or not Firefly is advised of the possibility of such damages. Firefly is not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of the Site.

user submissions

You agree that you will not upload or transmit any communications or content of any type that infringe or violate any rights of any person or entity. By submitting communications or content to any part of this Site, you agree that such submission is non-confidential for all purposes. If you make any such submission, you automatically grant — or warrant that the owner of such content has expressly granted — Firefly a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform and display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form, format or forum now known or hereafter developed. Firefly may sublicense its rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses.

advertisements and links to other sites

Firefly does not endorse the content on any third party Web sites. Firefly is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites, sites framed within the Firefly Site or third party advertisements, and does not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of third-party Web sites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites. Firefly does not endorse any product advertised on the Firefly Site.


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Firefly, its affiliates and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms and Conditions.


Firefly is incorporated under the laws of Canada. Firefly makes no claims that the Content is appropriate or may be downloaded outside of Canada or the United States. Access to the Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Firefly Site from outside Canada or the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.


You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with Firefly, or in any way relating to your use of the Firefly Site, resides in the courts of the province of Ontario, Canada and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the province of Ontario in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving Firefly or its affiliates, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers and content providers.

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the internal substantive laws of the province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable in Ontario, without respect to conflict of laws principles. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.

complete agreement

Except as expressly provided in a particular “legal notice” on the Firefly Site, these Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and Firefly with respect to the use of the Firefly Site and Content. Your use of the Firefly Site is also subject to the Firefly Privacy Policy.