Terms of use

Updated April 26, 2010

1. Acceptance

Your access to and use of this Site is subject to the following terms and conditions and all applicable laws. By accessing and browsing this Site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these Terms and Conditions and acknowledge that any other agreements regarding the use of this Site between you and the Novartis Foundation are superseded and of no force or effect.

2. Use of information

You may freely browse the Site, but you may only access, download or use information from this Site, including any text, images, audio, and video (the "Information") for your own non-commercial use. You may not distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, repost, or use the Information for commercial purposes, without written permission of the Novartis Foundation. You must retain and reproduce each and every copyright notice or other proprietary rights notice contained in any Information you download. You should assume that everything you see or read on this Site is copyrighted unless otherwise noted and may not be used except as provided in these Terms and Conditions or in the text on the Site without the written permission of the Novartis Foundation. Except as otherwise permitted in this paragraph, the Novartis Foundation neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials displayed on the Site will not infringe rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with the Novartis Foundation. With the exception of the foregoing limited authorization, no license to or right in the Information, or any copyright of the Novartis Foundation or of any other party is granted or conferred to you.

3. Disclaimer of warranties

While the Novartis Foundation uses reasonable efforts to ensure that the Information is accurate and up to date, the Information may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. The Novartis Foundation reserves the right to make changes, corrections and/or improvements to the Information, and to the products and programs described in such Information, at any time without notice. The Novartis Foundation makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of any of the Information. The Novartis Foundation assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Site. ALL INFORMATION IS PROVIDED "AS IS." THE NOVARTIS FOUNDATION PROVIDES NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE COMPLETENESS OR ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE OR ITS POSSIBLE USES. CONSEQUENTLY, THE INFORMATION SHOULD BE CAREFULLY EVALUATED BY SITE VISITORS. THE NOVARTIS FOUNDATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ACCESS TO, USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE, OR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT OF THE SITE. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. The Novartis Foundation also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, or use of the Information. The Novartis Foundation reserves the right to discontinue this Site at any time without notice and without liability.

4. Information you supply to us

Except for information covered by our Privacy Policy, any communication or material you transmit to the Site by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions or the like is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and nonproprietary. Anything you transmit or post becomes the property of the Novartis Foundation and may be used for any purpose, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting. Furthermore, the Novartis Foundation is free to use, without compensation to you, any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to the Site for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information.

5. Links to this site

The Novartis Foundation has not reviewed any or all of the third-party websites which contain links to this Site and is not responsible for the content of any such off-site pages or any other sites linked to the Site. Quotation or use of one or more portions of this Site in the site of any third parties without written consent is prohibited.

6. Links to other sites

Links to third-party sites may be provided for the interest or convenience of visitors to this Site. We will endeavor to inform you when you are leaving this Site that the terms of use and privacy policy of the third-party site may be different. However, the Novartis Foundation accepts no liability for links from us to others, and in particular we are not responsible for the accuracy or legality of the content thereof. We accept no liability deriving from a breach or omission in the privacy policies of third parties.

7. Postings to this site

Although Novartis AG may from time to time monitor or review discussions, chats, postings, transmissions, message boards, and the like on the Site, the Novartis Foundation is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such locations nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, promotional materials, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, privacy disclosure or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on the Site. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, promotional, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. The Novartis Foundation will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing the Novartis Foundation to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials.

8. Consequences

If we become aware that you have violated any of the terms and conditions contained in this Legal Statement, we may immediately take corrective action, including preventing the user from using the services offered by the Novartis Foundation and removing any information, data and content put on the Site by the user, at any moment and without notice. If we have been injured by your violation we may, in our sole discretion, seek to recover damages from you.

9. Revisions

The Novartis Foundation may at any time revise these Terms and Conditions by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current Terms and Conditions to which you are bound.