SaferPath.org Terms and Conditions of Use

Introduction


Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using this website.

Thank you for visiting SaferPath.org, a website of Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. ("Ventana"), A Member of the Roche Group. Ventana provides this website as a service to healthcare professionals and the public. By using, accessing, or viewing this site, you agree to all of the following Terms and Conditions, as well as those outlined in the SaferPath.org Privacy Policy, which is expressly incorporated herein. These Terms and Conditions apply to all use of and access to any text, graphics, information, documents, web pages, software, code, metadata, and other content that make up this website ("Content").

Intended Uses of this Site


The purpose of this site is to provide useful information and resources to healthcare professionals about the safety concerns that can have devastating effects on patients and the people who treat them, and to introduce solutions to those concerns. This site is for informational and educational purposes only. This site does not offer and is not intended to offer medical information or advice on how to treat or diagnose any particular patient or medical condition, and you should not rely on the information on this site to do so. Although this site is non-commercial and does not advertise or refer to specific products or services, it does contain information about processes and technology underlying certain pathology lab products and other products, including those offered by Ventana. This site also contains links to Ventana's website, which does provide information about specific products and services offered by Ventana.

Copyrights and Trademarks and other Intellectual Property


© 2011 Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. By accessing, viewing, or using this website, you agree to abide by U.S. and international copyright law and all other applicable laws. Ventana owns the copyright in all Content, unless otherwise indicated. You may not copy, reproduce, alter, modify, or create derivative works of any Content, in any format or media, without Ventana's or the respective copyright owner's express prior written permission.

SAFERPATH.ORG, VENTANA, and the Ventana logo are trademarks of Roche. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel, or otherwise any license or right under any patent, copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property right of Ventana, or any other member of the Roche Group, or any third party, except as expressly granted herein.

Unsolicited Idea Submission Policy


This site is for informational and educational purposes only. Ventana does not accept or consider for its own business purposes any unsolicited ideas or other works in any form, including ideas for new or improved products, processes, enhancements, materials, marketing or other business plans, or any names or trademarks ("Unsolicited Ideas"). To avoid any misunderstanding that any Ventana product, service, or other work created by Ventana may be similar to Unsolicited Ideas submitted to Ventana, you should not submit any Unsolicited Ideas to Ventana or any of its employees either through this website or otherwise.

If, despite our policy, you do submit Unsolicited Ideas to Ventana, then regardless of the content of such submissions, and notwithstanding any copyright that you may have in the expression of Third Party Content, you agree (1) that your submissions automatically become the property of Ventana, without any compensation or other consideration to you; (2) that Ventana may copy, distribute, or otherwise use such submissions for any purpose and in any way; (3) that Ventana has no obligation to review or consider such submissions; and (4) Ventana has no obligation to keep any submissions confidential.

Disclaimer of Warranty, Waiver of Liability, and Indemnification


THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THIS SITE AND ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION FOUND HEREIN ARE ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. Nothing on this website, including the Content, should be construed as a commitment of any kind by Ventana. Ventana makes no guarantee as to the currency, accuracy, quality, or completeness of information published and/or archived on this website, nor will Ventana accept any responsibility for other organizations, businesses, and private persons that provide information on this website. Press releases, articles, white papers, newsletters notices, or other Content contained on or accessible from this website are provided as of their date of issuance or publication and Ventana disclaims any obligation to update or supplement such information on any subsequent date. Nothing on this website should be construed as or deemed to be advice or counsel regarding any health or medical condition, or the diagnosis or treatment of any health or medical condition; users are advised to confer with a physician to obtain medical guidance. All Content and information on this website is subject to change without notice. Reasonable efforts are taken to ensure the accuracy and integrity of all information provided here; however, Ventana is not responsible for misprints, out-of-date information, or errors.

VENTANA MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND ASSUMES NO LEGAL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CURRENCY, ACCURACY, QUALITY, OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE WEBSITE. BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU ASSUME THE RISK THAT THE CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE MAY BE INACCURATE, INCOMPLETE, NOT UP-TO-DATE, OR OTHERWISE NOT MEET YOUR NEEDS OR REQUIREMENTS. VENTANA SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTENT. IN NO EVENT WILL VENTANA BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES FOR USE, INTENDED USE, FORWARDING, OR COPYING OF THIS WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT, EVEN IF VENTANA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES..

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Ventana for any liability, damages, losses, and costs of any kind, (including without limitation reasonable attorneys' fees) related to third-party claims, charges, complaints, or investigations, caused by your failure to comply with these Terms and Conditions or any other activity in which you engage through this website or other online services provided by Ventana.

Forward-Looking Statements; No Offer and No Solicitation


This website may contain certain "forward-looking" statements. Forward-looking statements, by their very nature, include risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to be materially different from those anticipated in or implied by forward-looking statements. Forward looking information may be subject to a variety of significant uncertainties, including scientific, business, economic, and financial factors, and therefore actual results may differ significantly from those presented. The information provided on this website is not intended to and does not constitute an offer of or solicitation for the purchase or disposal of, trading, or transaction in any securities. Investors must not rely on any information contained herein for investment decisions.

Links to Third-Party Websites


Certain links on this website may lead to resources or content located on servers that are not maintained by Ventana or under its control. VENTANA MAKES NO CLAIM, WARRANTY, OR REPRESENTATION REGARDING, AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE AND DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR, THE QUALITY, CONTENT, NATURE, OR RELIABILITY OF ANY SUCH LINKED THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES AND THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES FOUND THEREON; ANY LINK CONTAINED IN A LINKED SITE; OR FOR THE AVAILABILITY OF ACCESS TO SUCH WEBSITES.

No Endorsement


The inclusion on this website of any link to another website, or any reference to any third-party product or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, is provided only as a convenience and the inclusion of any link or reference does not constitute or imply an endorsement, approval, affiliation, sponsorship, or recommendation by Ventana.

Applicable Laws


This website (excluding linked sites) is controlled by Ventana within the State of Arizona, United States of America. It can be accessed throughout the United States, as well as from other countries around the world. As each of these places has laws that may differ from those of Arizona, by accessing this website, both you and Ventana agree that the statutes and laws of the State of Arizona will apply to all matters relating to the use of this website, without regard to its conflicts of laws principles and, further, that any actions arising out of your use or access to this website shall only be brought in the state or federal courts located in the State of Arizona. Ventana makes no representation that materials on the website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

Changes to Terms and Conditions


Ventana reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time by publishing the amended Terms and Conditions at www.saferpath.org. You should visit this page from time to time to review the then-current Terms and Conditions that are binding on you. Certain Terms and Conditions may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular web pages visited by you or correspondence sent to you. The effective date of these Terms and Conditions is June 30, 2011.

Contact Information


Please send any questions or concerns regarding these Terms and Conditions, or any notices or complaints (other than adverse event reporting as noted above), to the following address:

  • SaferPath.org
  • c/o Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., A Member of the Roche Group
  • Ventana Legal Department -- Internal Compliance
  • 1910 E. Innovation Park Drive
  • Tucson, Arizona 85755