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Terms and Conditions
This Terms and Conditions Agreement (the "Agreement") is between the user ("User" or "Users") and Prous Science, S.A. ("Prous Science" or the "Company"), the publishing company that operates the website.
Prous Science reserves the right to change this policy at any time without notice. Any changes to this policy will be posted on this web page as deemed necessary.
From the Site, there is also access to the websites of other Prous Science products, concretely:
Drug R&D Backgrounders®
The Spilker Report™
TTMed®-Timely Topics in Medicine
Clinical Medicine – Webcasts
These Terms and Conditions apply to all of the above except as expressly provided in a particular "legal notice" on the Prous Science sites. The Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the client and Prous Science with respect to the use of the Site and its content.
Warranties and Disclaimers
The Prous Science WWW server is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or noninfringement. Prous Science assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in this WWW server or other documents which are referenced by or linked to this server, whether or not the content originated with Prous Science. Prous Science shall not be liable for any special, incidental or consequential damages, including, without limitation, lost revenues, lost profits or loss of prospective economic advantage, resulting from the use or misuse of Prous Science's WWW server or the information contained therein. By using Prous Science's WWW server, you expressly agree to this limitation of liability. Prous Science has made a reasonable effort to supply complete and accurate information, but does not assume liability for errors or omissions, including any errors and omissions of its clients and non-Prous Science content originators. The documents and graphics published herein may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors or may have become "out of date" subsequent to their original date of publication. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. Prous Science may make improvements and/or changes in the product(s)and/or the programs(s) at any time, without notice. Information contained in this WWW server does not imply any recommendation by Prous Science of therapeutic use of the products mentioned. Furthermore, the mention of specific products, proprietary names or manufacturers does not imply any endorsement or recommendation by Prous Science.
Materials available in the Prous Science WWW server are protected by copyright under international law. Original content, Copyright ©1995-2005, Prous Science. All rights reserved.
Any software or databases that are made available to download from this WWW server are the copyrighted work of Prous Science and/or its suppliers (including clients and other Users of the WWW server). Use of any software or database is governed by the terms of the end User license agreement, if any, which accompanies it. Any reproduction or redistribution of the software or databases not in accordance with the license agreement is expressly prohibited.
Permitted and Prohibited Uses of Copyrighted Material
Liability for Content
Except as otherwise indicated elsewhere in this site, with respect to a particular portion, file or document, any person is hereby authorized to view, copy and print contents subject to the following conditions:
You may retrieve the contents for personal, informational, noncommercial purposes only.
You may save a local copy or send it to your printer for your own personal use.
You may not make modifications to the documents. You may not reproduce the data, graphics or documents, in whole or in part, in print or electronic format, for resale in any form or by any means.
You may not copy or post the data, graphics or documents, in whole or in part, on any computer network or broadcast them in any media.
You must include this copyright notice in any copy that you make. Prous Science reserves the right to revoke such authorization at any time, and any such use shall be discontinued immediately upon written notice from Prous Science or its legal representative.
The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Prous Science does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by Prous Science appearing on the Site at the invitation of Prous Science is solely at your own risk.
Liability for Use of Content
You must include this entire copyright notice in any copy or print that you make. You may not, under any circumstances, (i) make modifications to the documents, (ii) reproduce any data, graphics or documents, in whole or in part, in print or electronic format, for resale in any form or by any means, (iii) copy or post any data, graphics or documents, in whole or in part, on any computer network or broadcast them in any media. Prous Science reserves the right to revoke this authorization at any time, and any such use shall be discontinued immediately, whether or not written notice from Prous Science or its legal representative has been received. Information contained in the Site does not imply any recommendation by Prous Science of therapeutic use of the products mentioned. Furthermore, the mention of specific products, proprietary names or manufacturers does not imply any endorsement or recommendation by Prous Science.
Prous Science assumes no responsibility for any decision taken by the User, as a result of the information contained on this Site.
Linking to Our Sites
Prous Science encourages and appreciates links in other WWW pages to the Site. The linked sites are not under the control of Prous Science and Prous Science is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. Prous Science provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Prous Science of the site or its content.
Permission is expressly granted to any person who wishes to place a link to the Site; however, written permission is required to place a link to other pages in the Prous Science WWW server or to a portion of a page (e.g., a graphic). Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to request permission to place a link to a page other than the Home Page.
Links to Third-Party Sites
Some links in the Prous Science WWW server site lead to external sites. The linked sites are not under the control of Prous Science and Prous Science is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. Prous Science provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Prous Science of the site or its content.
Liability for Technical Issues
Prous Science has made a reasonable effort to supply complete and accurate information, but does not assume liability for errors or omissions, including any errors and omissions of its clients and non-Prous Science content originators. The documents and graphics published herein may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors or may have become "out of date" subsequent to their original date of publication. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. Prous Science may make improvements and/or changes in the product(s) and/or the programs(s) at any time, without notice.
The User agrees to indemnify and hold Prous Science harmless for any loss, damage (including loss of special, consequential, incidental and indirect damages) costs and expenses (including reasonable legal and professional fees) arising out of infringement of any provision of this legal notice. Regarding the User's surfing of the website, the User undertakes to faithfully abide by the recommendations of use Prous Science may make at any time. For these purposes, Prous Science shall notify the Users through the website by any means of communication.
Notice of Trademarks
Prous Science journal, database and Internet/Intranet service names and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Company. All other company and product names mentioned herein may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.
It is possible that Prous Science, in the ordinary course of its business, may receive revenue from manufacturers, distributors or other commercial enterprises that may be mentioned in the content included in the WWW server. Prous Science makes every reasonable effort to comply with all disclosure requirements, including the ACCME Guidelines. However, Prous Science assumes no liability, and cannot be responsible for ensuring that others who may appear on the WWW server or provide content published on the WWW server have complied with all applicable disclosure requirements. By using Prous Science's WWW server, you expressly agree to this limitation of liability.
Collection and Registration of Personal Information
We sometimes request Users of the Site to provide personal information. The information collected from a User is strictly voluntary and may include contact information such as the User's name, e-mail address, phone number, postal address, city, country, organization, department and medical specialty. The submitting of personal, identifiable data on this website, via registration form or via e-mail, is confidential and shall be included in our files, the exclusive owner of which is Prous Science, S.A. (Provenza 388, Barcelona 08025, Spain). This file is intended for the management of the Users of this website. Moreover, the Users grant Prous Science the right to send promotional information regarding the latest updates in the field of services provided by Prous Science. This promotional communication shall be identified with the word Publicity at the beginning of each subject of the message sent via e-mail. In case the Users wish to stop receiving the aforementioned information, an e-mail sent to email@example.com at any time will suffice.
In order to access certain content and to make use of the full functionality of the Site, we ask you to register and obtain a personal User Name and Password. You may be prompted to register when you:
Choose the "Contact" link from the home page
Choose the "Register" or "Subscription" link from other Prous Science sites
The information collected from the registration form that is presented to Users when they choose to register may include contact information, such as the User's name, e-mail address, postal address, organization, country and medical specialty ("Contact and Registration Information"). The Contact and Registration Information, such as the User Name and Password chosen by the User or the e-mail address, can only be retrieved by supplying the correct User Name and Password that is linked to that profile.
How Personal Information is Used
We use the personal information that you provide for such purposes as:
Completion and support of the activity for which the information was provided, such as allowing access to our services or responding to your requests or inquiries;
Web site and system administration, such as for the technical support of the Site and its computer system, including processing computer account information, information used in the course of securing and maintaining the Site, and verification of Site activity by the Site or its agent;
Tailoring or customizing content or design of the Site during a single visit to the Site and individualized personalization of the Site on repeat visits;
Research and development to enhance, evaluate and improve the site and our services;
Pseudonymous analysis to create a profile used to determine the habits, interests or other characteristics of Users for purposes of research, analysis and anonymous reporting;
Communicating with the client about changes or updates to the site and our services and, with your consent, special registration offers, promotions or market research surveys; and
Sending promotional information of the latest updates among the services provided by Prous Science.
Access and Changes to your Registration Information and Preferences
Registered Users may access their identified contact information and other Registration Information and correct any discrepancies or update information by clicking on the "Contact" link from our home page at any time. The accuracy of such information is solely the responsibility of the User. No access is given to other data that may have been collected about Users.
The submitting of details by way of this website's electronic forms or by e-mail messages, signifies the sender's consent for the automatic treatment of the data included in the means of communication indicated. This data will not be passed on to third parties without prior User's permission. The User guarantees that the personal details provided to Prous Science are true and accepts responsibility for communicating to the latter any modification to the same.
Except for the fields in which the contrary is specifically indicated, the submitting of information required concerning personal details is voluntary in nature, with no reduction in the quality or quantity of the services you request being implied from the negation to provide said information. Failure to fill in the fields marked as obligatory, or the submitting of incorrect details, will make it impossible for Prous Science to provide the client with the services they select, to process their request or to send them the requested information.
Moreover, the User agrees that his/her personal information may remain in the company files that make up part of Prous Science. Prous Science guarantees the confidentiality of this personal information and ensures that under no circumstances will it be ceded to other companies outside our company.
Retention of Personal Information
We retain the personal information we collect from the client for as long as the information is relevant to our business purposes or until the client requests that we remove the data by contacting our Customer Service at the address detailed below.
The Prous Science website has cookies, which allow our system to register the User when he or she simply accesses the website. The cookies used cannot read data from your hard disk nor read cookie files created by third parties. The cookies used are harmless and are used to improve the User's surfing of the website. If you so wish, you can refuse all cookies by activating the corresponding menu option on your own browser.
Rights of Access, Rectification, Cancellation or Opposition
You can exercise your right of access, rectification, cancellation, or opposition to the treatment of your personal details, under the terms and conditions anticipated by the Spanish Organic Law for the Protection of Data itself.
For your convenience, you can exercise the aforementioned rights by writing to Prous Science, S.A., Provenza 388, 08025 Barcelona, Spain (to the attention to Customer Service or to our e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Prous Science reserves the right to change this policy at any time without notice. Any changes to this policy will be posted on this web page, as deemed necessary.
Governing Law and Venue
The present agreement between the Users and Prous Science shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with Spanish law and governed by it, and the courts of Barcelona, Spain, shall have exclusive jurisdiction, hereby renouncing recourse to any other law and/or jurisdiction otherwise applicable.
Prous Science invites funding for its websites in the form of unrestricted educational grants. Prous Science will create and maintain an editorial board for each supported medical website. The sponsor may suggest opinion leaders or content for consideration by the editorial board but not be allowed to directly influence the content or editorial board. Final selection of all information and analysis on the site is made by Prous Science editorial board of each medical website.
To further our mission we accept advertising and sponsorship under strict conditions. Any advertisement we believe is incompatible with our objectives will be rejected. The presence of any advertisements or sponsors on our sites or on our newsletters does not imply any endorsement of the advertised product or sponsored company.Prous Science maintains a distinct separation between advertising/sponsored content and editorial content. All advertising content is clearly labeled and identified as such on Prous Science sites. Sponsored areas of Prous Science sites are identified as such, and the sponsoring organizations are identified.