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Please read this User Agreement (amended as of April 8, 2009) before using this Service.  By using this Service, you agree to be bound by all of the terms of this Agreement. The Service reserves the right to change the terms of this Agreement or to modify any components of this Service at any time.

By continuing to use this site, you represent that you have read and agree to abide by the Agreement.

Reproduction/Use of Material

AMDSupport.ca has been uniquely designed for presentation of content in a format specific to its users and with an integrity that we wish to maintain.  Any unauthorized copy, reproduction, distribution, publication, display, modification, or transmission of  any part of this Service is strictly prohibited.  Users may download material from this Service for personal use. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you may not distribute any part of this Service over any network, nor sell or offer it for sale.

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Disclaimer: Limited Liability

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In no event shall AMDSupport.ca, its affiliates, its information providers, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on any AMDSupport.ca affiliated site be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use of or inability to use the Sites or the Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not AMDSupport.ca, its affiliates, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the Sites are advised of the possibility of such damages. AMDSupport.ca, its affiliates, its employees, its information providers, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the AMDSupport.ca or BEK Computers Sites are not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of any of these Sites or content. Any claims arising in connection with your use of the Site or any content, must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such action occurred. Remedies under these Terms and Conditions are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms and Conditions.

The Content of these Sites is for the sole purpose of being informative. The Content is not and should not be used or relied upon as medical, legal, financial or other advice. Nothing contained in AMDSupport.ca websites or linked to by AMDSupport.ca is intended by AMDSupport.ca or its employees, affiliates or information providers to be instructional for medical diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation or the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider promptly if you have any healthcare-related questions or before you undergo any treatment or began a diet or fitness program. You should never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on AMDSupport.ca or an affiliated Site.

AMDSupport.ca makes no representation regarding the satisfaction of any government regulations requiring disclosure of information on prescription drug products or the compliance or approval of any software with regard to the content contained on the Sites.  Before trading stock users are advised to consult with a professional broker or other financial representative to verify information presented on the Sites. AMDSupport.ca, its affiliates, employees, and information providers shall have no liability for investment decisions based on the information provided.

With respect to any service, information, or goods that are available or advertised or sold through this Service, AMDSupport.ca makes no warranties, express or implied, regarding the merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose.

The Sites take reasonable preventative measures against viruses, worms and other destructive computer/internet spread destructive materials, but the Sites do not guarantee or warranty that any material downloaded from its Sites do not contain such destructive features.  We are not liable for any damages stemming from such internet related dangers.  If you use this Service or any of its materials, you do so solely at your own risk.

Under no circumstances will AMDSupport.ca or its affiliates or employees be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential loss or damage arising from the use of or inability to use the Sites . It is the responsibility of the user to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, procedure, advice, opinion or other content available through AMDSupport.ca, AMDSupport.ca. Please secure the advice of professionals, as appropriate, regarding the evaluation of any specific information, opinion, advice or other content presented.

The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import.

Outgoing Links, Advertisers, Search Results

The Sites may provide links to third-party web sites. These sites also may select certain sites as priority responses to search terms you enter and we may agree to allow advertisers to respond to certain search terms with advertisements or sponsored content. AMDSupport.ca and its affiliates do not recommend and do not endorse the content on any third-party websites. AMDSupport.ca and affiliates are not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites, third-party sites provided as search results, or third-party advertisements, and does not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Outgoing links may lead to sites that contain inaccurate information, false or misleading advertising, or information that violates copyright, libel or defamation laws. AMDSupport.ca, affiliates and content providers make no representations concerning any effort to review all of the content of sites listed in outgoing links. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites.

AMDSupport.ca and its affiliates do not endorse any product advertised on the Sites.

RSS Terms of Use

Through its RSS (really simple syndication) service, AMDSupport.ca offers feeds of story headlines and brief summaries in XML format (“RSS Content”) to its users with RSS aggregators. The use of the RSS service is subject to this User Agreement. The Terms of Use, may be changed by AMDSupport.ca at any time without notice. If you do not agree to all of the terms, do not use this Site’s RSS Feed.

Use of RSS Feeds

AMDSupport.ca encourages the use of the RSS feeds to augment content on your own site or blog, provided that you do not publish the full text of our stories. You must use the RSS feeds as provided by AMDSupport.ca, and you may not edit or modify the text, content or links supplied by AMDSupport.ca.  Any alteration of content or failure to display content will constitute a violation of these Terms of Use.  You must also provide proper attribution (included in each RSS feed) by listing “AMDSupport.ca” in text as the source for each article. AMDSupport.ca reserves all rights in and to any AMDSupport.ca logos, trademarks or trade names contained in any RSS feed, and your right to use these AMDSupport.ca logos, trademarks or trade names is limited to providing attribution in connection with these RSS feeds. Any other uses, including without limitation the incorporation of advertising or other promotional content into, or the placement of advertising associated with or targeted towards the RSS Content, are strictly prohibited. You agree not to associate any AMDSupport.ca RSS feeds with any content that might harm the reputation of AMDSupport.ca, its affiliated sites, authors, employees, contributors or partners. Without limiting the above, you may not use the feed on any site that displays pornographic material, exploits children, provides instruction on or promotes illegal activities, or is in any way misleading, obscene, defamatory, libelous, or invasive of personal privacy.

AMDSupport.ca assumes no liability for the accuracy of the information in the feed, your activities in connection with the RSS feeds, or for any consequences resulting from your use of the information therein. 

You may not transfer these rights to any other party, nor may you act or warrant that you act on behalf of or as an agent of AMDSupport.ca or its affiliated Sites. 

No Fees Permitted

The feeds are free of charge for use by individuals and by organizations for commercial and non-commercial use. Users of AMDSupport.ca’s RSS feeds content cannot charge additional fees or licenses for the RSS feed content.

Attribution/Link to AMDSupport.ca

You agree to use the RSS Service only to provide headlines and summaries as provided by AMDSupport.ca, each with a functional link to the full story on the AMDSupport.ca website that shall display the full content immediately.  You further agree not to frame or otherwise control the browser window (if any) in which our content opens, including limiting the size or position of such window, or to insert any interstitial pages, or other content between the RSS link and the web page.


All RSS Feeds are protected by the copyright laws of the United States and international copyright treaties. All ownership rights and intellectual property rights in and to the RSS Feeds shall remain with AMDSupport.ca and no part thereof shall be deemed assigned or licensed to you.

Storing AMDSupport.ca Materials

You agree not to copy, duplicate or store any data retrieved from or derived from a AMDSupport.ca feed beyond the normal amount provided by AMDSupport.ca (approximately 40 headlines and summaries).

Without limiting the above, no AMDSupport.ca content may be entered into a database or other organizational structure without the prior written consent of AMDSupport.ca.

Right to Discontinue Feeds

AMDSupport.ca may modify or remove the list of available RSS feeds (or the content in the feeds) at any time without notifying you. Additionally, AMDSupport.ca reserves the right to revoke RSS syndication privileges at any time, for any reason or for no reason.


You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold AMDSupport.ca LLC, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, information providers 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 use or inability to use

AMDSupport.ca or its affiliated websites, and also if you violate these Terms and Conditions.

Copyright Policy

AMDSupport.ca Content is protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws both by AMDSupport.ca LLC and content providers. Title to the Content of AMDSupport.ca and affiliated websites, including BEK Computers remains with AMDSupport.ca LLC, its affiliates, sources and/or its licensors. 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 is subject to change or termination without notice at the editorial discretion of AMDSupport.ca LLC.

All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to AMDSupport.ca LLC, its content providers, and its licensors.

All content on AMDSupport.ca and affiliated web sites — including, but not limited to, the home page, news headlines and summaries, articles, images, videos, and computer coding — is protected by copyright either by AMDSupport.ca LLC or its contributors, licensors, partners and sponsors. No one may reproduce any of these materials, either in print or electronic form, without prior written permission from the owner(s) except as detailed below.


If you are an editor, producer, or webmaster of a web site or blog that wishes to include AMDSupport.ca’s headlines and, optionally, summaries on your site, you may freely reproduce our headlines and summaries from stories with “/releases/” in the path of their URLs — provided that you include the appropriate links to the corresponding articles on AMDSupport.ca’s web server and mention AMDSupport.ca as the source of these links (and, optionally, any sources cited in the stories). You agree to use a functional link to the full story on the AMDSupport.ca website that shall display the full content immediately (e.g., no jump pages or other intermediate or interstitial pages). You further agree not to frame or otherwise control the browser window (if any) in which our content opens, including limiting the size or position of such window. You agree not to associate any AMDSupport.ca content with any content that might harm the reputation of AMDSupport.ca, its affiliated sites, authors, employees, contributors or partners. Without limited the above, you may not use AMDSupport.ca content on any site that displays pornographic material, exploits children, provides instruction on or promotes illegal activities, or is in any way misleading, obscene, defamatory, libelous, or invasive of personal privacy.

An example of an included headline and link may look something like this:

Headline: Old Brains Can Learn New Tricks: Study Shows Older People Use Different Areas Of The Brain To Perform Same “Thinking Task” As Young

Link: http://www.AMDSupport.ca/releases/1999/10/991021094811.htm

Source: AMDSupport.ca / University of Toronto

Permission is also granted to place AMDSupport.ca’s linked headlines and summaries on your web site through the use of the RSS feed available through this link: RSS Feed. However, you are not permitted to use more content than what is provided through the RSS feed. See RSS Terms of Use for

Please note that some of AMDSupport.ca’s articles are adapted from news releases issued by their respective institutions. These releases are intended for journalists and other members of the public. If you wish to quote from any part of these articles, we suggest that you credit the issuing institution as the original source of the news release, in addition to mentioning AMDSupport.ca as the source of any link to the corresponding article on our server.

Please note that Wikipedia content is governed by the GNU Free Documentation License (see the Wikipedia:Copyrights page for details). The only terms that apply to Wikipedia articles are the ones specified in the GNU Free Documentation License. Wikipedia content is identified as such on the page on which it appears.

Use of Images

AMDSupport.ca’s policy uses both internally and externally produced images on its Sites, only with permission of the copyright holder. If you believe material to which you have rights has been improperly included, please provide the URL and a short description to  info@amdsupport.ca in the subject line.

AMDSupport.ca’s images are for personal use only, not commercial use. Images and graphics (including all photos and illustrations) found on the AMDSupport.ca web site should not be reused without permission of the owner of the image or copyright holder. This information is normally provided as the credit information beside each image. AMDSupport.ca purchases or obtains permission for some images and graphics for use on its site, creates its own images and graphics, and obtains some from the public domain.  If an image includes an identifiable person, using the image may infringe that person’s right of privacy or publicity, and permission should be obtained from the person as well.

Restrictions on Use

User may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble this Site or other products or processes accessible through this site, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation.

Limitations to Interference

User agrees not to use or allow the use of any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of Site, not to take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Site infrastructure, or otherwise attempt to harm the functioning or content of this site.


You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with AMDSupport.ca, or in any way relating to your use of AMDSupport.ca or BEK Computers, resides in the courts of Province of Newfoundland & Labrador and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving AMDSupport.ca or its affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees, contractors, telecommunication providers, and content providers.

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the internal substantive laws of the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador, without respect to its 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

These Terms and Conditions and the AMDSupport.ca Privacy Policy constitutes the entire agreement between you and AMDSupport.ca and its affiliates with respect to the use of the AMDSupport.ca, and BEK Computers Site, and Content.


No subscription fees: Personal use of AMDSupport.ca and affiliated sites is free of charge at this time. Therefore our policy is to never request credit card, password or other personal or financial information of site users.

Privacy Policy

Most web sites collect some sort of information about their visitors in order to gather statistics about how many visitors they get each month, what are the most and least popular pages on the web site, where there may be problems in serving certain pages to visitors, etc. In an effort to answer questions such as these, AMDSupport.ca also collects certain basic information about its visitors.

Please note, however, that AMDSupport.ca has no interest in personally identifying its users. This would be practically quite difficult, and quite an unnecessary task to accomplish anyway. The only thing that AMDSupport.ca is interested in is the overall statistics of its readership. Cumulative figures that provide a picture of visitor traffic to our site are vital in our efforts to attract advertisers–upon whose support the site depends–and to monitor how well our web server is keeping up with our ever-increasing readership.

So what information does AMDSupport.ca collect about its visitors? Each time someone visits the site, our web server logs a number of details–if they are available–including the IP address of the visitor’s computer and/or Internet service provider, the domain name and country of origin of that computer, its operating system, and the type of web browser being used.

In addition to the statistics that our own web server collects, the third-party advertising agencies that we work with may also collect certain information through the use of banner ads.

Third-Party Advertising

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you.

Third-Party Cookies

In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique “cookie” on your browser.

If you wish not to have AMDSupport.ca keep any records of your visit to our site, even though it is our policy not to personally identify individual users but only to gather overall cumulative information about our visitors, then we suggest that you use an anonymous web browsing service such as Anonymizer.com. Such services typically hide all information about particular users from web sites, which log visits from the anonymizing service instead of the users’ own computers.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact Barry Wheeler, editor of AMDSupport.ca, info@AMDSupport.ca.

Copyright and Take-Down Procedures

If you think that any Content accessible on AMDSupport.ca or affiliated sites infringes on your copyright, you may request removal of those materials by e-mailing Barry Wheeler, AMDSupport.ca’s editor, at info@AMDSupport.ca. Please include “copyright question” in the subject line and the URL of the material, your name, address, phone number and e-mail address in the body of the message.

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.