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Heart and Stroke Foundation Linking Policy

Thank you for considering the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Linking to our Web site helps communicate valuable information to patients, caregivers, consumers, volunteers, and healthcare providers about reducing death and disability from heart disease and stroke.

Outbound links
The Heart and Stroke Foundation only links out to designated partner organizations with whom the Foundation has an established working and/or fundraising relationship.

However, if you wish to establish a link to our Web site, please see the information below.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation is not responsible for the contents of any linked Web site, or any link contained in a linked Web site, or any changes or updates to such Web sites. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of that Web site or the information and services provided by that Web site. The Heart and Stroke Foundation cannot guarantee the privacy or security of information you provide to the linked sites.

Inbound Links
How to link to the Heart and Stroke Foundation from your Web site:
  • Text-only links using the Heart and Stroke Foundation name in an un-stylized format are allowed. However, your site cannot use the Heart and Stroke Foundation name, logo, or other Heart and Stroke Foundation trademarks in stylized format without prior written permission.
  • Your site cannot state or imply that the Heart and Stroke Foundation endorses a company, product or service. The Heart and Stroke Foundation is not responsible for the privacy practices or any information or materials on sites that link to the Heart and Stroke Foundation site.
  • When setting up a link to the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Web site(s), the Heart and Stroke site should open in a new Web browser window rather than displaying the pages in a frame of the linking site’s Web template, when frames are used in the site’s design.
  • You may use one of these lead-in sentences with your text link to the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Web site(s):
    • The Heart and Stroke Foundation is a leading funder of world-class heart and stroke research in Canada and actively supports scientific studies looking at causes, prevention and treatment of these diseases
    • The Heart and Stroke Foundation plays a key role in health education by providing health professionals, government and consumers with the latest information on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart disease and stroke.
    • The Heart and Stroke Foundation is an authoritative voice on heart disease and stroke – providing millions of Canadians with current news, information, opinions and research from leading experts via our Web site, newsletters and other publications.
  • You are welcome to use the title or headline of an article to which you are linking, as long as you link directly to the article.
  • URL’s may change over time and it is your responsibility to ensure that any links from your Web site still point to the relevant content.
  • Storage of our .pdf files on your Web site will not be allowed, but you may link to pdf content on our Web site.

Use of information or materials from the Heart and Stroke Foundation may not be posted without permission and appropriate credit. The Heart and Stroke Foundation reserves the right to revoke consent to a link at any time and to change its linking policy at any time. Changes will be posted on this page. For more information about permission to use Heart and Stroke Foundation content, please send an email to permissions@hsf.ca.


The content of the Heart and Stroke Foundation Web site (www.heartandstroke.ca), including text, interactive tools, graphics, is for information and educational purposes only. The information provided on www.heartandstroke.ca does not, and is not intended to provide medical advice or recommendations regarding diagnosis or treatment.

www.heartandstroke.ca is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Consumers should always seek the advice of a physician or other healthcare professional before making medical decisions or when they have any questions regarding specific medical conditions. The information on www.heartandstroke.ca is provided to facilitate discussion between consumers and their physician or other healthcare professionals. Consumers should never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking professional medical help because of information contained on www.heartandstroke.ca.

If you think you may be experiencing a medical emergency, call your local emergency service or 9-1-1 immediately.

Reference to, or mention of, specific products, processes or services does not constitute or imply a recommendation or endorsement by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Any links on www.heartandstroke.ca to other sites are provided as a reference to help consumers identify and locate additional online resources that may be of interest for information and educational purposes. The Heart and Stroke Foundation does not monitor the quality of services operated by other organizations mentioned on or linked from www.heartandstroke.ca.

Use of the Heart and Stroke Foundation Web site and its content is at your own risk.