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Terms of Use

Introduction

Welcome to the Biosimilars Forum (“herein referred to as “we,” “us,” or “our”) website. The information provided on this site is for general informational and educational purposes only. Please read and review these Terms of Use carefully before accessing or using this website.

By accessing or using this site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to the Terms of Use Agreement (“Agreement”). If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, you may not access or use the site. Certain sections of this website are intended for particular audiences including members and partners of the Biosimilars Forum, members of the health care community, policymakers, advocates, and the general public. Your access to and use of the information contained in this website is subject to this Agreement.

The Biosimilars Forum may change this Agreement at any time without prior notice. You may read a current, effective copy of this Agreement at any time by selecting the “Terms of Use” link at the bottom of every page on the website. The revised terms and conditions will become effective at the time of posting. Any use of the website after such date shall constitute your acceptance of such revised terms and conditions. If any change to this Agreement is not acceptable to you, your sole remedy is to cease accessing, browsing, and otherwise using the website.

Your access to and use of the website is also subject to the Biosimilars Forum Privacy Policy, the terms and conditions of which are incorporated herein. You agree that the terms of the Biosimilars Forum Privacy Policy are reasonable and you consent to your obligations thereunder.

Copyright © 2015 Biosimilars Forum
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Website and Content

Ownership

Although we encourage users to use and share content on this website, be advised that all content on the website, including but not limited to text, graphics, logos, trademarks, images, audio clips, video, data, music, software, application updates, files, information (including but not limited to information disseminated through multiple channels including but not limited to email, text, Tweet, and other methods), and other materials, and the design, selection, and arrangement of the website are the copyrighted property of the Biosimilars Forum or the respective owners indicated, and are protected without limitation under United States and international trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property laws. Trademarks, service marks, and logos are the property of the Biosimilars Forum or third-party owners and may not be used to disparage the Biosimilars Forum or the applicable third party in any manner that may damage any goodwill. Nothing contained on this website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of the copyrighted property without the written permission of Biosimilars Forum or such other party that may own such copyrighted property.

You may not, directly or indirectly: (a) co-brand the website or (b) frame or mirror the website, without the Biosimilars Forum’s prior written consent. For purposes of the Agreement, “co-branding” means to display a name, logo, trademark, or other means of attribution or identification of any party in such a manner as is reasonably likely to give a user the impression that such other party has the right to display, publish, or distribute the website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, content, or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided through the website. For information on how to co-brand and education partnership collaboration opportunities, please contact biosimilars@fkhealth.com.

The use or misuse of these trademarks or any other materials, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited and may be in violation of copyright law, trademark law, the law of slander and libel, the law of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

Permissions & Reuse of Content

The purpose of the Biosimilars Forum is to share timely, credible information about biosimilars. We strongly encourage you to make use of the information and materials on the site, including educational content and files, infographics, audiovisual materials, public statements, and social media content. We do ask that any reproduced material should acknowledge the Biosimilars Forum as the originator and include the address of this website. The source can be cited as: The Biosimilars Forum Website.

Please note that graphics and images may be trademarked, copyrighted, and have managed rights agreements. Note that third-party materials, such as reports and graphics, may be subject to copyright restrictions on use. Permissions, including credit line and fees must be negotiated directly with the owner.

You represent that you are of sufficient legal age to use this website and to create binding legal obligations for any liability you may incur as a result of the use of this website. You understand that you are financially responsible for all of your uses of this website.

Translations

You are permitted to translate text and content from our website into other languages, with source citation. However, you are not permitted to use our logos or branding, as the Biosimilars Forum has not reviewed or approved your translations. For information on education partnership collaboration opportunities, please contact biosimilars@fkhealth.com.

Accuracy of Content

We take pride in our mission to provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date information on our website and make all reasonable efforts to maintain that standard. However, we make no warranties or representations as to the accuracy, currency, or completeness of information on the website. Neither the Biosimilars Forum nor any party involved in creating, producing, or delivering this website shall be liable for any damages, including without limitation, direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages, arising out of access to, use of or inability to use this website, or any errors or omissions in the content thereof. This limitation includes damages to, or for any viruses that infect, your computer equipment.

Medical Information

This website contains general information related to the production and use of biologics and biosimilars in treatment of numerous conditions. This information is provided for informational and educational purposes and is not intended to be a substitute for advice provided by a doctor or other qualified health care professional. Patients should not use the information contained on this website to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Patients should always consult with a doctor or other qualified health care professional for medical advice or information about diagnosis and treatment.

DISCLAIMER: Biosimilars Forum does not engage in nor is it licensed to practice medicine, nursing or home health services, prescribe or administer any drug or pharmacological agent, perform any other licensed clinical, nutritional, or health-related service or specialty, or manufacture, test, or sell any medical device.

You acknowledge and agree that this website does not replace or supplement the professional medical judgment of your health care professionals and that Biosimilars Forum is not engaged in any activity or provide any service that could be deemed to be the practice of any health care profession or the administration of any therapeutic regimen. You have been advised that your medical condition and health needs should be regularly monitored and treated as directed by your physician or other health care professional.

All communications and interactions between you and Biosimilars Forum, whether oral, written, electronic or otherwise, are solely for the purpose of educating, coaching, and empowering you to facilitate taking proactive steps to improve health and well-being. These communications are not intended to be and DO NOT CONSTITUTE medical or clinical advice of any kind.

You understand and agree that your use of or reliance upon any aspect of the Biosimilars Forum is at your own risk as your care is to be under and managed by your physician or other health care professional.

The Biosimilars Forum is not an emergency service, and your medical questions, concerns, and requirements should be directed to a physician or, if there is a medical emergency, to 911 or a local emergency care facility or the local emergency service number.

Adverse Event Reporting

The Biosimilars Forum is an independent, nonprofit organization that seeks to advance biosimilars in the United States with the intent of expanding access and availability of biological medicines, and improving health care. The Biosimilars Forum will provide evidence-based information to inform and support public policies that encourage awareness, access, and adoption of biosimilars.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Patients should always consult with their doctors for medical advice about adverse events.

In the United States

Physicians, other providers, and patients are encouraged to voluntarily report adverse events involving drugs or medical devices. To make a report you can contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directly. The FDA has established an adverse event reporting service known as Medwatch where consumers and health care professionals can report serious problems they suspect that may be associated with the drugs and medical devices they prescribe, dispense, or use. Please Visit Medwatch at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/. For drugs, please contact 888-463-6332, for biologics, please contact 800-835-4709 or via email at ocod@fda.hhs.gov.

Outside the United States

Countries worldwide may have specific processes in place to handle reports of adverse events. To report an adverse event, ask your health care provider for more information or contact your local health authority.

Website Linking Policies

Linking to the Biosimilars Forum Website

We encourage individuals and organizations to link to the Biosimilars Forum website. The Biosimilars Forum website is periodically revised, and content may be deleted or moved. We try to ensure that existing links will redirect to the new page(s), however we make no warranties or representation as to the duration of time certain content may be hosted on the websites.

Links from the Biosimilars Forum Website

The Biosimilars Forum updates information on this website frequently and may at any time modify or discontinue any part or function of the website without notice. This may result in information being updated, deleted, or moved, which may affect links. Sites that copy and repost our materials may not check for updates and consequently may have out-of-date information. For this reason, we urge you to link directly to the Biosimilars Forum website whenever possible. If you do repost materials, please visit the Biosimilars Forum’s website periodically to check for updates and revisions.

The Biosimilars Forum website includes links to external websites. These links are for your convenience and to supplement Biosimilars Forum content. Selection of external links is at the Biosimilars Forum discretion and does not imply endorsement of external organizations, their products, and services. We reserve the right to remove links to external websites that no longer meet our content needs.

The content of these external sites is developed and provided by others over which the Biosimilars Forum has no control. Inclusion of any third party link does not imply an endorsement or recommendation by the Biosimilars Forum. We are not responsible for any content on linked external websites and make no endorsement, warranty, or representation regarding the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or reliability of any content on these websites. You should take precautions when downloading files from all websites to protect your computer from viruses and other destructive programs. If you decide to access any external sites, you do so at your own risk. If you do have concerns related to links to external sites or the content therein, contact the site administrator or webmaster for those external sites.

Communications Services

Subject to the terms and conditions in our Privacy Policy, any communication or other material sent through email, internet, or post, such as questions, comments, and suggestions (“Submissions”) will be considered not confidential. Submissions will not be confidential and will become the property of Biosimilars Forum upon submission to us. By providing any Submissions, you hereby assign to us, at no charge, all worldwide rights, title, and interest in copyrights and other intellectual property rights to the Submissions. You represent and warrant that any Submission you provide to us will be complete and accurate. You acknowledge that you are responsible for the Submissions that you provide, and that you, not us, have full responsibility for the Submissions, including their legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright.

Except as expressly stated and agreed upon in advance by us, no confidential relationship shall be established if any user of this website should make any oral, written, or electronic communication to us (such as feedback, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, etc.). If our website requires or requests that such information be provided, and that such information contains personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, phone number), we shall obtain, use, and maintain it in a manner consistent with our Privacy Policy. Otherwise, such communication and any information submitted therewith shall be considered non-confidential, and we shall be free to reproduce, publish, or otherwise use such information for any purposes whatsoever including, without limitation, the research, development, manufacture, use, or sale of products incorporating such information. The sender of any information to us is fully responsible for its content, including its truthfulness and accuracy and its non-infringement of any other third-party’s proprietary or privacy rights.

Limited Liability

The Biosimilars Forum website and content are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without any warranties of any kind including, but not limited to, the warranties of title, merchantability, non-infringement of third parties rights, error- and virus-free operation of its website and server, or fitness for particular purpose. No party shall be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use or inability to use the website and the content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence), or any other legal theory.

Some states do not allow exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. In these states, the liability of the Biosimilars Forum shall be limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Biosimilars Forum, its officers, directors, employees, agents, suppliers, and third party partners from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation by you of these Terms of Use.

Prohibited Activities and Violation of Agreement

You agree not to engage in or attempt to engage in any activity that violates the laws of any jurisdiction or that may interfere with or harm the working of the website or interfere with the rights of other users. Such activities include but are not limited to (1) using any automatic device or process to access this website or monitor and/or copy content; (2) violating the security of the website; (3) modifying, adapting, engineering, decompiling, or disassembling any portion of the website; (4) taking any action that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the website; (5) deleting or altering any content on the site; (6) transmitting viruses or corrupted data; (7) collecting, analyzing, or using information, including emails and use histories, of other visitors to this website; (8) misrepresenting the identity of or affiliation with any person or organization including the Biosimilars Forum or its member companies or partners; or (9) uploading, transmitting, or posting any defamatory, indecent, obscene, harassing, violent, or otherwise objectionable material or any content that may be protected as intellectual property.

Termination of Agreement

The Biosimilars Forum may terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the website, without notice, for any reason without liability. Any violation of this Agreement or applicable laws may result in termination of access to this site and may expose you to civil and/or criminal liability. The Biosimilars Forum reserves the right to block or remove any material posted to the site deemed objectionable or a possible infringement.

Compliance with Applicable Laws

This website and its contents are intended to comply with the laws and regulations in the United States of America and the District of Columbia. Any legal action or proceeding related to this website shall be brought in a federal district court of the United States of America or District of Columbia court.

This website is intended for use by residents of the United States of America. The information contained herein may not be applicable in other countries, as they may have different laws, regulatory requirements, and medical practices, as well as laws regarding content accessed on the internet. You are responsible for ensuring compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.

The laws of the United States of America control the export of both products and information. You must comply with restrictions on exporting or re-exporting any of the content contained on this website under U.S. law. By downloading our content, you agree that you are not in a country where such export is prohibited.