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TERMS OF USE

These terms were last revised on 05/31/2012.

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By using this website, you agree to be bound by, and to comply with, the terms of use on this page ("Terms of Use").  Merck reserves the right to change the Terms of Use from time to time, as necessary, and will provide notice, on this page, of any such changes, including the date they became effective.  You may access this page at any time through the Terms of Use link at the bottom of each page on this website.

Nothing on this website should be construed as the giving of advice or the making of a recommendation regarding any decision or action related to your health or the health of others.  If you are a patient, you should consult a doctor or other qualified health care professional regarding any questions you have about your health or before making any treatment decisions.  If you are a doctor or other qualified health care professional, you should not allow the content of this website to substitute for your own medical judgment, which you should exercise in evaluating the information on this website.

While it has used reasonable efforts to ensure that the information on this website is accurate, complete, and current, Merck expressly disclaims any warranty or representation regarding the accuracy, completeness, or currency of such information.  THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS," WITHOUT A WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.  Merck furthermore disclaims all liability for any damages, no matter their alleged cause nor theory of liability on which they are based, including, but not limited to, damages for personal injury or lost profits.

On this website Merck may collect, through registration processes or other means, personal information about you.  Please refer to Merck's Internet privacy policy for details about how we protect your personal information.  You are responsible for the accuracy of any personal information about you that you provide to Merck through this website.

Except for information covered by our privacy policy, any communication or materials you transmit to or through the website, including data, comments, questions, suggestions, ideas, concepts, know-how, techniques, or the like, shall become the property of Merck.  Merck shall be free to use, disclose, reproduce, or distribute any such communications or materials without limitation of any kind.

This website may contain information brought to you by third parties or through links to other Internet websites.  Notice of information or links of this kind is provided throughout the website.  Merck does not control nor assume any responsibility for the information provided by third parties or the content of other Internet websites to which we provide links.

This website may include “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Merck undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Additional factors that could cause results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in Merck’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and the company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) available at www.sec.gov.

You should assume that all trademarks, logos, designs, slogans, and trade dress appearing on this website, whether or not appearing in large print, italics, or with the trademark symbol, are owned by Merck or its affiliate companies, or are used under license. This website may also contain or reference patents, proprietary information, technologies, products, processes, or other proprietary rights of Merck and/or other parties.  No license to, or right in, any such trademarks, patents, trade secrets, technologies, products, processes, and other proprietary rights of Merck and/or other parties is granted to, or conferred upon, you.

You may not, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, repost, or use the content of the website for public or commercial purposes, including the text, images, audio, or video, without the written permission of Merck. You should assume that everything you see or read on this website is copyrighted unless otherwise noted and may not be used, except as provided in the Terms of Use or in the text on the website, without the written permission of Merck. Merck neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials displayed on the website will not infringe rights of third parties not owned by, or affiliated with, Merck.

Although Merck may from time to time monitor or review discussions, chats, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards, and the like on the website, if any, Merck is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such Web pages or utilities nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, or inaccuracy contained in any information within such pages or utilities on the website. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, 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.

Merck reserves the right, if you violate the Terms of Use, to suspend or terminate any account you have created on this website.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Merck, its respective officers, employees, and suppliers harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to, or allegedly arising out of, your use of this website or any breach of the Terms of Use or violation of any rights of another.

If any dispute arises between you and Merck concerning these Terms of Use or your use of this website, it shall be resolved through good-faith negotiations.  If such efforts prove unsuccessful, all controversies, claims, or disputes shall be submitted to binding arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.  The rules of the American Arbitration Association shall apply to the conduct of the hearing, which shall be venued in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  The governing law shall be Pennsylvania.  The arbitration award shall be final and binding and may be confirmed and enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction.  The parties shall bear equally the costs of the arbitration, but each party shall pay its own attorneys' fees incurred in connection with the arbitration or the confirmation or enforcement of any award.