Terms & Conditions

This website ("Site") is owned and operated by Excerpta Medica BV, Herikerbergweg 17, 1101 CN Amsterdam, Netherlands, Reg. No. 50825461, BTW No. NL822945526B01 ("Excerpta Medica," "we," "us" or "our").
By accessing or using the Site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below ("Terms and Conditions"). These Terms and Conditions expressly incorporate the Site's Privacy Policy and any guidelines, rules, or disclaimers that may be posted and updated on specific web pages or on notices that are sent to you. If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions, please do not use this Site.
Excerpta Medica reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms and Conditions in its sole discretion at any time and without prior notice. Please check this page periodically for any modifications. Your continued use of this Site following the posting of any changes will mean that you have accepted the changes.


Copyrights and Limitations on Use

Unless specified otherwise, all content in this Site, including site layout, design, images, programs, text, and other information but with the exception of Material Provided to Us or Posted On or Through the Site (collectively, the "Content") is the property of Excerpta Medica and its affiliated companies or licensors and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws.
You may not copy, display, distribute, modify, publish, reproduce, store, transmit, create derivative works from, or sell or license all or any part of the Content, products, or services obtained from this Site in any medium to anyone, except as otherwise expressly permitted under applicable law or as described in these Terms and Conditions or relevant license or subscriber agreement.
You may print or download Content from the Site for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. You may not engage in systematic retrieval of Content from the Site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database, or directory without prior written permission from Excerpta Medica.
You may not use any robots, spiders, crawlers, or other automated downloading programs or devices to: (i) continuously and automatically search or index any Content, unless authorized by us; (ii) harvest personal information from the Site for purposes of sending unsolicited or unauthorized material; or (iii) cause disruption to the working of the Site. If this Site contains robot exclusion files or robot exclusion headers, you agree to honour them. Any questions about whether a particular use is authorized, and any requests for permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, display, or make derivative works from any Content, should be directed to copyright@excerptamedica.com.
You may not use the services on the Site to publish or distribute any information (including software or other content) which is illegal, which violates or infringes upon the rights of any other person, which is defamatory, abusive, hateful, profane, pornographic, threatening or vulgar, which contains errors, viruses, or other harmful components, or which is otherwise actionable at law. Excerpta Medica may at any time exercise editorial control over the Content of the Site. You may not, without the approval of Excerpta Medica, use the Site to publish or distribute any advertising, promotional material, or solicitation to other users of the Site to use any goods or services. For example (but without limitation), you may not use the Site to conduct any business, to solicit the performance of any activity that is prohibited by law, or to solicit other users to become subscribers of other information services. Similarly, you may not use the Site to download and redistribute public information or shareware for personal gain or distribute multiple copies of public domain information or shareware.


Material Provided to Us or Posted On or Through the Site

We do not claim ownership of any material that you provide to us (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input, or submit on or through this Site, including our blog pages, message boards, chat rooms, and forums, for review by the general public or by the members of any public or private community ("Submission") and we are not responsible for its content or accuracy. However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing, or submitting ("Posting") your Submission you grant us, our affiliated companies, and sub-licensees permission to display, publish, and otherwise use your Submission in any format in connection with the operation of our respective businesses (including, without limitation, the Site). No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission. We are under no obligation to display or otherwise use any Submission you may provide, and we may remove any Submission at any time in our sole discretion. By Posting a Submission, you also warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for granting the permission specified above. Presentations are contributors’ original work. If any portion of a presentation/slide is not the contributor’s original work, contributors have obtained the necessary copyright permissions.
We shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor Submissions to determine compliance with these Terms and Conditions and any operating rules we establish and to satisfy any law, regulation, or authorized government request. We shall have the right in our sole discretion to edit, refuse to post, or remove any Submission.



All trademarks appearing on this Site are the property of their respective owners.


Links to Other Sites

The Site may contain hyperlinks to other sites or resources that are provided solely for your convenience. Excerpta Medica is not responsible for the availability of external sites or resources linked to the Site, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. Transactions that occur between you and any third party are strictly between you and the third party and are not the responsibility of Excerpta Medica. Because Excerpta Medica is not responsible for the availability or accuracy of these outside resources or their contents, you should review the terms and conditions and privacy policies of these linked sites, as their policies may differ from ours.


Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability

Neither Excerpta Medica, its affiliates, nor any third-party content providers or licensors make any warranty whatsoever, including without limitation, that the operation of the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free; that defects will be corrected; that this Site, including the server that makes it available, is free of viruses or other harmful components; as to the results that may be obtained from use of the Content or other materials on the Site; or as to the accuracy, completeness, reliability, availability, suitability, quality, non-infringement or operation of any Content, product, or service provided on or accessible from the Site.
This site and all content, products, and services included in or accessible from this site are provided "as is" and without warranties or representations of any kind (express, implied, and statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of title and non-infringement and the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose), all of which Excerpta Medica disclaims to the fullest extent permitted by law. Your use of the site is at your sole risk.
To the extent permissible under applicable laws, no responsibility is assumed for injury and/or damage to persons, animals, or property as a matter of products liability, negligence, or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any ideas, instructions, methods, products, or procedures contained on this Site. If the Content contained on this site contains medical or health-sciences information it is intended for professional use within the medical field. No suggested test or procedure should be carried out unless, in the reader's judgment, its risk is justified. Because of rapid advances in the medical sciences, we recommend that the independent verification of diagnoses and drug dosages should be made. Discussions, views, and recommendations as to medical procedures, products, choice of drugs, and drug dosages are the responsibility of the authors.
Neither Excerpta Medica nor any of its affiliates or licensors shall be liable to you or anyone else for any loss or injury, caused in whole or part by its negligence or contingencies beyond its control in procuring, compiling, interpreting, reporting or delivering information through the site. In no event will Excerpta Medica, its affiliates or licensors be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on such information. Excerpta Medica and its affiliates and licensors shall not be liable to you or anyone else for any damages (including, without limitation, consequential, special, incidental, indirect, or similar damages) even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
Excerpta Medica neither endorses nor takes responsibility for any products, goods, or services offered by outside vendors through our services or advertised on our system.


Accessing Original Material

Original presentations on the Site are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. Opinions expressed in the presentations are those of the original author(s). Author(s) have granted permission to access their presentations for educational purposes only and presentations cannot be used in any way outside your personal environment.
If you wish to reproduce, store in a retrieval system, transmit in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, any part of the material presented, you will need to obtain all the necessary permissions by writing to the publisher, the original author, or any other current copyright owner.
Slides may contain information for off-label use of drugs. Off-label use and promotion are prohibited. Presentations are for educational use only and should not be distributed externally.


Systems Reliability

Excerpta Medica aims to keep the Site available twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week and to maintain saved information. However, due to technical failures, acts of God or routine maintenance, availability may be limited and/or information may be lost. Excerpta Medica shall not be liable for lost information or non-availability of the services.



You hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Excerpta Medica, its directors, officers, shareholders, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, and licensors harmless from and against any and all liability, losses, damages, and costs, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees, arising from your use of the Site or Content.


Governing Law and Venue

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Netherlands, without regard to its conflicts of law principles. You hereby submit to and agree that the sole jurisdiction and venue for any actions that may arise under or in relation to the subject matter hereof shall be the courts located in the Netherlands.


Privacy Statement

Personal information provided or collected through or in connection with this website shall only be used in accordance with Excerpta Medica’s Privacy Policy and these Terms of Conditions are subject to the following Privacy Policy.


Privacy Policy

We are committed to maintaining your confidence and trust with respect to the information we collect from you. This privacy policy sets forth what information we collect about you, how we use your information, and the choices you have about how we use your information.


Collection of Personal Information

We sometimes request users of the Site to provide personal information. The information collected from a user is strictly voluntary and may include contact information such as the user's name, email address, and postal address.


How Personal Information Is Used

We use the personal information that you provide for such purposes as: completion and support of the activity for which the information was provided, such as allowing access to or delivery of our products or services, processing or fulfilling an order, or responding to your requests or inquiries; website and system administration, such as for the technical support of the Site and its computer system, including processing computer account information, information used in the course of securing and maintaining the Site, and verification of Site activity by the Site or its agents; research and development to enhance, evaluate and improve the Site and our services; pseudonymous analysis to create a profile used to determine the habits, interests, or other characteristics of users for purposes of research, analysis, and anonymous reporting; communicating with you about changes or updates to the Site and our services and, with your consent, special offers, promotions, or market research surveys.


Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties

Access to your personal information is restricted to our employees and our affiliated group companies, for the purposes set forth above. Your personal information may be used by all of our trading names and transferred to countries outside of the European Economic Area ("EEA"), including to the USA, for processing. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the EEA. If we transfer your information outside of the EEA in this way, we will take steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected. In addition, if you access the Site while you are outside of the EEA, your information may be transferred outside of the EEA in order to provide you with such access.

We will not otherwise disclose any personal information without your consent except under the following circumstances: in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our rights to defend against legal claims; if we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, safety of person or property, violation of our policies, or as otherwise required by law; if Excerpta Medica, this Site, or a related asset or line of business is acquired by, transferred to, or merged with another company .


Retention of Personal Information

We retain the personal information we collect from you for as long as the information is relevant to our business purposes or until you request that we remove the data by contacting us at info@excerptamedica.com.


Collection of Information Provided By Your Browser and Through Use of Cookies

This Site automatically collects information on our server logs from your web browser regarding your use of the Site. Examples of information we collect automatically from all users include the Internet Protocol ("IP") address used to connect your computer to the Internet; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; and full Uniform Resource Locator ("URL") click stream data, including date and time, and content you viewed or searched for on the Site.
You can prevent your browser from accepting cookies, have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or disable cookies altogether by accessing your browser’s preferences menu. You can disable cookies from your browser and delete all cookies that have been stored on your computer. You can do this as often you want. To find out how to do this for your particular browser, please visit your browser’s help page.
Please be aware that if you choose to disable cookies from your browser, you may be unable to take full advantage of the website as some or all of the areas of the website may fail to work for you. One of the cookies used here is needed to access post congress materials . Therefore, please be aware that if these cookies are disabled we may be unable to provide the services you have requested.


Our Commitment to Data Security

We recognize that your privacy is important to you, and, therefore, we endeavor to keep your personal information confidential. The personal and demographic information about each user is stored on servers that are behind a firewall and physically housed within a secured data center. Furthermore, our internal practices help protect your privacy by limiting employee access to and use of personal information. However, we do not represent, warrant, or guarantee that your personal information will be protected against unauthorized access, loss, misuse, or alterations, and do not accept any liability for the security of such information submitted to us nor for your or third parties' use or misuse of such information.

© Excerpta Medica BV

All rights reserved. No part of this production may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner.
No responsibility is assumed by the Publisher for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a matter of products liability, through negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any methods, products, instructions, or ideas contained in the material herein. Because of rapid advances in the medical sciences, the Publisher recommends that independent verification of diagnoses and drug dosages should be made.
Opinions expressed in this publication are those of the original authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Publisher, the sponsor, or the editors. Excerpta Medica BV assumes no liability for any material published herein.

Last revised: January 2015.
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