Licence Agreement for the DAD Research Analytic Files from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). DLI Licence Appendix III

Description of Product


The Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) Research Analytic Files referred to in this Agreement relate to research analytic files ('clinical and geographic') that are de-identified samples from CIHl's Discharge Abstract Database (sampled from fiscal years 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 contained
in the DLI Collection (the"CIHI Files"). The Database (DAD) will now include samples from CIHI's Discharge Abstract Database sampled from fiscal year 2013-2014 and any future fiscal years that could be applicable.

Contact and Custodian



The  Licensee  hereby  nominates  the  DLI  contact  as  the  contact  person  to  whom  all  further communication shall be addressed by Statistics Canada or CIHI on any matter concerning this Agreement.



The Licensee hereby nominates the DLI contact as the designated custodian of the CIHI Files with responsibility for ensuring their proper use and custody pursuant to the terms of this Agreement.

Delivery of Product


Upon signature of this Agreement, Statistics Canada shall provide to the Licensee access to the CIHI Files and one copy of the related documentation.



The CIHI Files and related documentation shall at all times be and remain the sole and exclusive property of CIHI, it being mutually agreed that this Agreement involves a licence for the use of the CIHI Files and related documentation and that nothing contained herein shall be deemed to convey any title or ownership interest in the CIHI Files or the related documentation to the Licensee.

Use of CIHI Files



Statistics Canada hereby grants to the Licensee a non-exclusive, non-assignable and non-transferable licence to use the CIHI Files and related documentation for statistical and research purposes. The CIHI Files and related documentation shall not be used for any other purposes without the prior written consent of CIHI.



Use of the CIHI Files and related documentation is limited to the Licensee.  The CIHI Files cannot be reproduced and transmitted to any person or organization outside of the Licensee’s organization.



The Licensee shall not merge or link the records on the CIHI Files with any other databases for the purpose of attempting to identify an individual person, business or organization.



The Licensee shall not present information from the CIHI Files in such a manner that gives the appearance that the Licensee may have received, or had access to, information held by CIHI about any identifiable person, business or organization.



The Licensee shall not disassemble, decompile or in any way attempt to reverse engineer any software provided as part of the CIHI Files.

No Warranty and No Liability


The CIHI Files are licensed ‘as is’, and CIHI makes no representations or warranties whatsoever with respect to the CIHI Files, whether express or implied, in relation to the CIHI FIles and expressly disclaims any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the CIHI Files.

The Canadian Institute for Health Information or any of its officials, employees, agents, successors and Assigns shall not be liable for any errors or omissions in the CIHI Files and shall not, under any circumstances, be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other loss, injury, damage, however caused, that you may suffer at any time by reason of your possession, access to or use of the CIHI Files arising out of the exercise of your rights or the fulfillment of your obligations under this agreement.

Publication by the Licensee


In any publication of any information based on the CIHI Files, the Licensee shall use the following form of accreditation:

"Parts of this material are based on the Canadian Institute for Health Information Discharge Abstract Database Research Analytic Files (sampled from fiscal years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011). However the analysis, conclusions, opinions and statements expressed herein are those of the author(s) and not those of the Canadian Institute for Health Information.”

Conditions of Use


Statistics Canada may modify this agreement at any time with respect to the Licensee's right to use the CIHI Files and related documentation and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modified agreement on the Statistics Canada Website.



This Agreement comes into force when signed by both Parties and shall continue in force until terminated in accordance herewith.




Statistics Canada may, by providing ten days written notice to the Licensee, terminate this Agreement if the Licensee fails to comply with any of the terms of this Agreement and to remedy such breach within the notice period.



In the event of termination, the Licensee must immediately return the CIHI Files to Statistics Canada, or destroy them and certify this destruction in writing to Statistics Canada.


Any notice to be given to Statistics Canada or the Licensee shall be in writing and sent by registered mail, electronic mail or facsimile.


Sections 4, 6 and 8 hereof survive the termination of this Agreement pursuant to section 11.



No amendment to this Agreement shall be valid unless it is reduced to writing and signed by the Parties hereto.

Entire Agreement


This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Statistics Canada and the Licensee with respect to the Licensee’s right to use the CIHI Files and related documentation.

Appropriate Law


This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein. The parties hereby attorn to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Federal Court of Canada.

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