All use of this website, www.afford.org, is subject to the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions, please do not access or use this website. These terms may be changed by Afford Dental at any time without notice. Your use of the website constitutes your agreement to be bound by these terms.
Afford Dental Inc. is a Canadian federal corporation with its seat in Toronto (hereafter "Afford Dental"). Its primary mission is to help low income or financially distressed individuals who cannot afford health care services at standard rates. It aims to achieve this mission through the Afford Dental Program (hereafter "The Afford Dental Program", or simply "the Program"). The Afford Dental Program provides a framework for Canadian dentists and related dental care professionals ("Service Providers") to offer their services to qualifying clients ("Clients") at reduced rates. The Program includes an on-line directory (the "Directory") intended to connect participating Service Providers with members of the public. The Program’s scope is limited to establishing the conditions for reducing the fee component of the Service Provider-Client relationship. All other components of the Service Provider-Client relationship shall fall outside of the scope of the Program.
The directory and materials provided on this site are for information purposes only. The directory contains only information submitted by participating Service Providers which has NOT been independently verified for accuracy. Afford Dental does not represent or endorse any Service Provider appearing in the directory. For further information about the qualifications of a particular Service Provider, you may contact the relevant governing associations and regulatory bodies - some helpful websites are listed on the Links page.
Afford Dental does not offer health care, medical or professional advice. If you would like to obtain the services of a Service Provider listed in the directory on this website, please contact the selected Service Provider directly by the contact information provided for each participant on the list. Afford Dental is not responsible for, nor does it guarantee the services provided by any Service Providers contacted through the use of this service or their compliance with all applicable ethical codes of conduct.
Other information on this site constitutes general information. It is NOT medical or other professional advice and you may not rely on the contents of this website as such. The contents of the website do not necessarily represent the opinions of Afford Dental or its employees, directors or volunteers.
Afford Dental does not warrant or guarantee: (a) the accuracy, currency or completeness of the information contained in the directory or other materials; (b) that the site will be available without interruption, error or omission; (c) that defects will be corrected; or (d) that the website and the server(s) that make it available are free from viruses or harmful components. The website, including the directory and other materials provided on the website, are provided "as is" and "as available" without representations, warranties or conditions of any kind, either expressed or implied. Under no circumstances shall Afford Dental or its employees, officers, directors, volunteers or assigns be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages that result in any way from your use of or inability to use the information or services provided on this website or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletions, errors, defects, delays.
Confidentiality of Communications
Afford Dental does not guarantee the confidentiality of any communications sent by e-mail or through its website, or left in voicemail messages on its telephone system. Such information and material may not be treated as confidential, and will not be protected by any Service Provider-Client privilege.
Accessing or using this website does not create binding agreements between Service Providers and end users. Although the use of the website may facilitate access to or communications with the Service Providers by e-mail or voicemail, the delivery of any such communications to any Service Provider identified on this website does not create a professional-client relationship (or any other agreements) until that Service Provider specifically agrees to provide services to you. Until they specifically agree to do so, you should not provide them with confidential information or material.
Afford Dental, its employees, directors, volunteers and agents will have no liability for any damage arising from the misuse of any information provided on this website. The information provided on the website is not professional advice and should not be relied upon as such. Doing so without seeking the advice of a health care professional constitutes a misuse of the information.
Afford Dental does not represent or endorse anyone appearing in the directory. Should a dispute arise between you and any participants listed in the directory, we cannot intervene. Clients may contact the respective regulatory bodies in order to file a complaint. Moreover, both parties agree to release Afford Dental, its employees, officers, directors, volunteers, successors and assigns from any and all actions, causes of actions, claims and demands of every kind and nature arising out of or in any way connected with such a dispute.
Afford Dental reserves the right: (a) to modify, suspend, delete or discontinue any or all portions of this website at any time without reason, notice, cost or liability; and (b) to restrict or prohibit access to any users whose use of this website is considered, in its sole discretion, to be abusive, inappropriate or otherwise unlawful.
Copyright and Trade Marks
The copyright in this website and all materials contained in it is owned, or licensed by Afford Dental. The Afford Dental website (including all data contained in the directory) may not be reproduced, published, translated or transmitted, as a whole or in part, for any purpose without the express prior written consent of Afford Dental. To obtain such consent, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AFFORD.ORG™ is a trade-mark of Afford Dental. All other brand names, product names and trade-marks are the property of their respective owners.
Linking to www.afford.org
Afford Dental acknowledges and appreciates links to the Afford Dental website. Links should go directly to the homepage at www.afford.org. Linking directly to other pages within the site or framing content on the site is prohibited without prior written consent.
Links to Third Party Sites
The Afford Dental website has been designed to be a resource for information on healthcare matters that might be of interest to the public. As a result, there are links throughout the website to third party sites. These links are provided for convenience only, and do not mean that Afford Dental endorses or recommends the information contained in linked websites, or guarantees its accuracy, timeliness or fitness for a particular purpose. Afford Dental takes no responsibility for the content or practices of third party sites.
This website can be accessed from Canada and other countries around the world. However, the services provided on this website are only offered to adult residents of Canada and health care professionals located in Canada. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein. Any dispute arising from the interpretation or application of these terms and conditions will be dealt with exclusively in the courts of Ontario.
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