Legal Notice

bioMérieux, Inc. (hereinafter "bioMérieux") maintains this Internet site (the "Site") for your personal information, education and communication. Please feel free to browse the Site. You may download material displayed on the Site for non-commercial, personal use only provided you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. You may not, however, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, re-post or use the content of the Site for public or commercial purposes, including the text, images, audio and video without bioMérieux's written permission.

Your access to and use of the Site is also subject to the following conditions ("General Conditions") and all applicable laws. By accessing and browsing the Site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, the General Conditions and acknowledge that any other agreements between you and bioMérieux relating to access and use of the site are superseded and of no force or effect.

General Conditions

1. Content

While bioMérieux uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information in the Site, bioMérieux makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy. bioMérieux assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Site.

2. No Guarantee or Warranty

Your use of and browsing in the Site are at your own risk. Neither bioMérieux nor any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the Site is liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential special or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, the Site. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the Site is provided to visitor "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 NON- INFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL BIOMERIEUX BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL (INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFIT) CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH, THE EXISTENCE OR USE OF THE SITE AND/OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN IT, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER BIOMERIEUX HAS BEEN ADVISED AS TO THE POSSIBLITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the excluding of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. You may check local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties. bioMérieux also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any damages to your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in the Site or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video or audio from the Site.

3. Intellectual Property

A. Copyright

You should assume that everything you see or read on the Site is copyrighted unless otherwise stated and may not be used except as provided in these General Conditions or in the text on the Site without the written permission of bioMérieux. bioMérieux 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 bioMérieux.

B. Trademarks

The trademarks, logos and service marks (collectively the "Trademarks") displayed on the Site are registered and common law Trademarks of bioMérieux and others. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Site without the written permission of the Trademark owner. Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on the Site, or any other content on the Site, except as provided in these General Conditions, is strictly prohibited. You are also advised that bioMérieux will enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of legal prosecution.

bioMérieux, the blue logo, Advanced Colorimetry, Advanced Expert System, air IDEAL, API, API 20A, API ZYM, APIweb, BacT/ALERT, BacT/LINK, BacT/VIEW, bioZone, Boom, ChromID, Count-Tact, D-Dimer Exclusion, Diversilab, easyMAG, FAN, MB/BacT, miniMAG, miniVIDAS, NucliSENS, NucliSENS EasyQ, OBSERVA, Previ, Rapidec, QuantiSwab, Slidex SPR,TEMPO, VIDAS, and VITEK are used, pending and/or registered trademarks of bioMérieux, SA or one of its subsidiaries.

Bactec is a registered trademark of Becton, Dickinson and Company.

BioBall is a registered trademark of BTF Pty Ltd.

Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

B·R·A·H·M·S is a registered trademark of Brahms AG.

ESP is a registered trademark of Trek Diagnostic Systems, Inc.

Etest is a trademark of AB Biodisk.

Internet Explorer and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

LabChip is a registered trademark of Caliper Life Sciences, Inc.

Linux is a registered trademark owned by Linus Torvalds.

PNA FISH is a registered trademark of AdvanDx, Inc.

R&F is a registered trademark of R&F Products, Inc.

UF II Sheath and UF II Control are registered trademarks of Sysmex Corporation.

Ultraclean is a trademark of Mo Bio Laboratories, Inc.

4. Images

Images of people or places displayed on the Site are either the property of, or used with permission by, bioMérieux. The use of these images by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these General Conditions or specific permission provided elsewhere on the Site. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity and communications regulations and statutes.

5. Links to other web site

bioMérieux provides links to other Web Sites as a convenient resource for you. bioMérieux, however, has no control over the Web Sites linked to the Site and maintained by third parties. bioMérieux cannot guarantee, and makes no representation as to, the accuracy of any Web Site to which it provides a link or reference. bioMérieux is not responsible for the content of any other sites linked to the Site. Your linking to any other off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk.

6. Forum

Although bioMérieux may from time to time monitor or review discussions, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards, and the like on the Site, bioMérieux 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, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on the Site. 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.

7. Software Downloading

Software from this Site may be further subject to French, United States or any other country's export laws, rules and regulations, as amended from time to time. You should check local laws and regulations accordingly before downloading or exporting any software from this Site.

8. Health information

This Site may from time to time contain information relating to various medical and health issues. This is for informational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for the advice provided by your own doctor or other medical professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing anybody's health or fitness problem or disease. You should always consult your own doctor and/or medical advisors.

9. Use only in the United States

The information on the Web Site pertaining to bioMérieux products is intended for use only by customers and health care professionals in the United States. Other countries may have laws, regulatory requirements, and medical practices that differ from those in the United States and may require references to different or additional information. Because of these various laws, regulations, and medical practices, information designed to be used in one country may not be appropriate for use outside that country. Therefore, product information on the Site may not be appropriate for residents outside the United States.

10. Legal Notice Update

bioMérieux may at any time revise these General Conditions by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the current General Conditions to which you are bound. Any change to this Legal Notice will be communicated promptly on this page.

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