Terms & Conditions of Use
IMPORTANT NOTICE – PLEASE READ
The website at MediGuard.org and its content (the "Website"), together with the services offered by the Website (the "Services"), are owned and controlled by iGuard, Inc., a Quintiles company ("Quintiles"). All site content and Services are for educational and informational purposes only. The Website and the Services are not in any way intended to be a replacement for professional medical advice and should not be taken as treatment suggestions or relied on as the basis for any decision or action. Always seek the advice of a qualified medical professional with any questions you may have before starting on a course of treatment or making any changes to your treatment. You should never ignore professional medical advice or put off getting such advice because of information you received on or through the Website or the Services. If you need emergency medical help, you should immediately call your local emergency helpline.
1. Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
By accessing, using or registering with the Website or any of the Services, you agree to all of these terms and conditions of use (the "Terms and Conditions") in full. If you do not agree to all of the Terms and Conditions, you are not permitted to use this Website. Quintiles does not provide warranties for the Website or Services and these Terms and Conditions include limits on Quintiles’ liability – you should read section 10 carefully.
2. Changes to Terms and Conditions
Quintiles may update these Terms and Conditions at any time. If we make a meaningful change to the Terms and Conditions, we will inform you here, by email, or by a notice posted on our Website home page. Your continued use of the Website and/or the Services after the Terms and Conditions have been updated will mean you accept such changes. If you disagree with the changes to the Terms and Conditions, you may cancel your registration to the Website at any time by sending us an email to email@example.com or by clicking the unsubscribe link that is included at the bottom of automated Service email messages. The following terms and conditions will continue, even after you cancel your registration: No.4 Your Responsibilities, No.8 Use of Website/Service/Content, No.10 Limitation of Liability, No.15 Choice of Law; Dispute Resolution and No.17 Trade Marks. In addition, de-identified or non-personal information that you provided before you cancel your registration will still be used, as described in our Privacy Notice. We encourage you to review the Terms and Conditions on a regular basis.
3. Registration and Personal Information
You must register with the Website in order to receive any Services offered. To register for a Service, you must give us details like an email address and, in some cases, choose or provide a log-in password (the "User Details"). In order to offer personalised Services to our members, upon registration for any Services we will ask for certain personal information from you such as an email address, age, sex, race/ethnicity, postcode, medication or health conditions (your "Profile"). You are responsible for keeping your Profile complete and up-to-date. Quintiles is not responsible for any part of your Profile, including its correctness or completeness.
Quintiles is committed to protecting your privacy; more information on our information practices is explained in the Privacy Notice. By using or registering with the Website, you consent to our collecting, receiving, storing, using, releasing and keeping information you provide for the operation of the Website and the Services and as described in our Privacy Notice. You also agree that Quintiles may use your User Details and Profile to provide you with personalised Services and information.
Please note that some of the information provided by you as part of your Profile may be considered "sensitive". Examples of sensitive personal information you may provide in order to receive personalised Services include details about your race and ethnicity, medicine or health condition(s). For more information, please see our Privacy Notice.
4. Your Responsibilities
You should be familiar with how our Website works and read all of our policies. You should be aware what information is collected on this Website, how it is stored and used. This Website is not intended for use by individuals who have not reached the age of legal majority in their country. Specifically, that is the age at which a person is recognised by law to be an adult and responsible for any legal obligations created by his or her actions.
You are responsible for your use of the Website and Services and for taking reasonable steps to make sure that no unapproved person can access your User Details. You must choose passwords that are hard to guess and keep them protected from others. Sharing passwords with others is a violation of these Terms and Conditions. It is your responsibility to let Quintiles know at firstname.lastname@example.org if any of your User Details (including your password) are lost or stolen, or if you learn that anyone else makes unapproved use of your User Details.
You may use the Website and Services for lawful, non-commercial purposes only. You may not use the Website in any way that could harm our Website or Services and you may not attempt to gain unapproved access to any information on the Website or the Services or the support networks. You may not use the Website or Services in any way that harms the lawful enjoyment by, or the rights of, any other Website or Service user.
You may download and print content from the Website only for your personal use. Website content must not be copied or reproduced, used or handled for any other reason. You are not allowed to change or redistribute the content of the Website or copy, link, frame or deep-link to it on any other website without our written permission.
If you choose to join in online group discussions available at the Website, then you must follow the guidelines posted on the Website at https://www.mediguard.org/help/comment-guidelines.html.
You are not allowed to use the content of the Website for commercial purposes under any circumstances.
5. Changes to/Termination of Services
We may from time-to-time add new Services, replace an existing Service with a new Service or stop offering an existing Service. Information about new Services will be included on the Website, and these Terms and Conditions will apply to your use of new Services. Where we plan to stop offering an existing Service, we will make an effort to give you prior notice by posting details in these Term and Conditions, by notifying you by email, or on the Website before we make any such change.
We may end and/or suspend your registration without notice for any reason, such as if there has been a violation of policies posted on the Website or these Terms and Conditions by you or someone else using your User Details. Once your registration is cancelled, your Profile will be unavailable. You may cancel your registration in the Website at any time by sending us an email to email@example.com or by clicking the unsubscribe link that is included at the bottom of automated Service email messages.
6. Cookies, Other Information We Receive Automatically and Third-Party Links
We receive information about our Website’s visitors through cookies. A cookie is a piece of data or file that a website can send to your Internet browser which may then store it on your computer. Cookies store information such as the pages you visited, the Website features you used, and the amount of time you visited a page. We use what is called a "session" cookie on our Website: (a) to allow site visitors to personalise their experience based on information, products and services they are interested in, (b) to track a "user session" within a product or Service you signed up for, and (c) to keep users from taking part in a survey or voting more than once. We also use analytics cookie. These cookies are not linked to any personal information that identifies you. For more information about the cookies we use and information we receive automatically through your use of the Website, please view our Privacy Notice.
You always have the right to say no to the storage of cookies on your computer, or to disable and/or delete cookies at any time. We suggest that you accept cookies because they allow you to get the most out of your Website experience, including registering or logging in to the Services you request. By clicking through the Website and/or registering for Services, that means you have accepted our cookies.
Some cookies are set on our Website by our Data Partners and are not in our control. These cookies may allow users to share content from this Website, for example through Twitter, Facebook, etc.
The Website may include links to other websites. Quintiles has no control over, and does not support any non-Quintiles website. You accept and agree that we are not responsible for the content or accuracy of any other websites. It is your responsibility to read the terms and conditions and privacy notice of each website you may choose to visit.
7. Additional Terms
Certain Services made available through the Website may have additional terms or we may provide special offers including, but not limited to clinical trials, market research, disease education or contests. If you choose to register for any such Service or special offer, you will be presented with any additional terms and conditions that apply at that time. By using those Services, you agree to obey such terms and conditions. Quintiles may use non-personal information for research purposes to improve research knowledge. In addition, and in line with our business model, we will make non-personal information available to qualified commercial and non-commercial researchers for research studies, such as clinical trials, market research and outcomes research.
8. Use of Website/Service/Content
The Website and Services are provided for visitors and registrants. All rights, title and interest (including intellectual property rights) in and to the Website, its content ("Content") and the Services is owned by Quintiles, its affiliates, its partners and/or its licensors and is protected by copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secret laws and other intellectual property and proprietary rights. Website copyright © 2013 Quintiles.
You may use the Website, Content, and Services for lawful, personal, non-commercial purposes only as described in these Terms and Conditions. You agree not to copy, sell, resell or abuse our Website, Content and/or Services for any commercial purpose.
In the event that you gain any right, title or interest (including intellectual property rights) in or to the Website, the Content or the Services (whether by operation of law or otherwise) you will do all things and execute all documents that we reasonably require in order to assign such right, title and interest to us.
9. International Use
The Website and Services, including the information provided on the Website and these Terms and Conditions, have been drafted in line with the laws of North Carolina and the United States of America. Quintiles makes no claims that the Content, Website or Services are appropriate for use outside of the United States. If you choose to access the Website and Services from a location outside the USA, you do so at your own risk except as provided in the Privacy Notice, and you are responsible for obeying local laws.
10. Limitation of Liability
NOTHING IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS WILL EXCLUDE OR LIMIT QUINTILES’ LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH CAUSED BY ITS NEGLIGENCE, NOR FOR ANY OTHER LIABILITY THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF WHICH IS PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
WE PROVIDE THE WEBSITE AND THE SERVICES "AS IS". EXCEPT AS STATED IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS: (I) YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE AND THE SERVICE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK; AND (II) QUINTILES EXCLUDES ANY AND ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED CONDITIONS AND WARRANTEES ABOUT THE WEBSITE AND THE SERVICES (INCLUDING CONDITIONS AND WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY STATUTE, COMMON LAW OR OTHERWISE) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
IN NO EVENT WILL QUINTILES BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF PROFIT, LOSS OF INCOME OR LOSS OF OPPORTUNITY, NOR FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR ECONOMIC LOSS ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND/OR THE SERVICES.
WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE, UNINTERRUPTED OR VIRUS OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT IT WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION GIVEN BY THE WEBSITE, THE SERVICES OR A QUINTILES REPRESENTATIVE SHALL CONSTITUTE A REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY OR CONDITION.
IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE FOR ANY REASON, YOUR ONLY REMEDY IS TO STOP USING THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, YOU MAY CANCEL YOUR REGISTRATION AT ANY TIME BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO firstname.lastname@example.org OR BY CLICKING THE UNSUBSCRIBE LINK THAT IS INCLUDED AT THE BOTTOM OF AUTOMATED SERVICE EMAIL MESSAGES.
11. Electronic Communications
When you register for Services or otherwise show that you would like to receive information or communications, you consent to Quintiles and its service providers contacting you to provide you with the Services or information you have requested. In order to access the Website, Content, and Services, you must have a computer connected to a communications source.
12. Entire Agreement
These Terms and Conditions and all other legal notices, additional terms, policies, rules and guidelines posted on the Website and the Services constitute the entire agreement between you and Quintiles and replace all previous written or oral agreements.
We may assign this contract at any time to any of our Quintiles companies, or as part of the sale to, merger with or other transfer of our company to another entity. We will post a notice on the Website and may send you an email about any change of ownership so that you have the option to stop using the Website or cancel your registration if you do not wish to continue to use the Website and Services under the new ownership. You may not assign this contract to anyone else.
If any of these Terms and Conditions are found to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, the rest of these Terms and Conditions shall remain in full force and effect.
15. Choice of Law; Dispute Resolution
These Terms and Conditions, your use of the Website and/or the Services, and any dispute arising therefrom shall be governed by the laws of the US state of North Carolina, without reference to its conflicts of law rules. Any action shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the State and Federal courts located in Wake County, North Carolina, USA, and you irrevocably waive objection to the jurisdiction of such courts.
16. Intellectual Property Rights Infringement
We respect the intellectual property of others. If you believe the Content on this Website in any way constitutes an infringement of copyright or any other intellectual property right, please notify us in writing:
Attn: Office of General Counsel
4820 Emperor Blvd. Durham, NC 27703, USA
or by email: email@example.com
MediGuard, the MediGuard logo, MediGuard Safer Medicine, Healthier You, MediGuard, Mediguard Mobile, and "safety in numbers, pass it on" are trademarks or registered trademarks of Quintiles Transnational Corp., in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks appearing on the Website are the property of their respective owners. No right, licence or interest in or to such trademarks is granted by these Terms and Conditions.
Last Updated: December 2013