Website terms of use

This Website is controlled and operated by Sandoz Pty Ltd (referred to in these terms of use as “Sandoz”, “we”, “us” or “our”). We are a member of the Novartis group of companies. By accessing, browsing or otherwise using this website (“Website”) you agree to be bound by these Website Terms of Use (the “Terms of Use”) and our Privacy Policy.

Use of this Website

This Website is intended to be used by residents of Australia (“you/your”). If you are not a resident of Australia, please refer to a Sandoz or Novartis website in your country of residence.

Information on this Website

The Information (including product information and Consumer Medicine Information) provided by us on this Website is intended for general information purposes only. We may add to, remove or update the Information on the Website at any time without notice to you. Many pharmaceutical and medical device products listed are only available on prescription from a medical doctor or qualified medical professional only, and not all products may be available in all countries. Any information concerning any products is not intended to provide, or to substitute, medical advice. IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION, YOU SHOULD PROMPTLY SEE A MEDICAL DOCTOR OR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER. THIS WEBSITE IS IN NO WAY INTENDED TO OFFER MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS OR PATIENT SPECIFIC TREATMENT ADVICE. You should always obtain complete medical information about your prescription medicines or medical devices (including their beneficial medical uses and possible adverse effects) by discussing the appropriate use directly with your prescribing physician or, where appropriate, other medical advisor. Medical professionals may obtain complete medical information from the product's information leaflet. Information on these products may vary by country. Patients, physicians and other medical professionals should check with local medical resources and regulatory authorities for information appropriate to their country. In addition, current regulations in many countries limit (or even prohibit in some instances) the ability of Sandoz to provide information and/or to respond directly to patient questions regarding its prescription products. Sandoz, however, will respond to inquiries from and provide information to your qualified health care professional in accordance with local regulations.

Use of information

You may freely browse this Website, but you may only access, download or use information from this Website, including any text, images, audio, and video (the "Information") for your own non-commercial use. You may not distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, repost or use the Information for commercial purposes without the written permission of Sandoz. You must retain and reproduce each and every copyright notice or other proprietary rights notice contained in any Information you download. You should assume that everything you see or read on this Website is under copyright unless otherwise noted, and may not be used except as provided in these Terms of Use or in the text on the Website without the written permission of Sandoz. Sandoz neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials displayed on this Website will not infringe rights of third parties not owned by, or affiliated with, Sandoz. With the exception of the foregoing limited authorization, no license to, or right in, the Information, or any copyright of Sandoz or of any other party, is granted or conferred to you.

Trademarks and other proprietary rights

You should assume that all product names appearing on this Website, whether or not appearing in large print or with the trademark symbol, are registered trademarks of Novartis group companies. This Website may also contain or reference patents, proprietary information, technologies, products, processes or other proprietary rights of Novartis group companies and/or other parties. No license to, or right in, any such trademarks, patents, trade secrets, technologies, products, processes and other proprietary rights of Novartis group companies and/or other parties is granted or conferred to you.

Disclaimer of warranties

While Sandoz uses reasonable efforts to ensure that the Information is accurate and up to date, the Information may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Sandoz reserves the right to make changes, corrections and/or improvements to the Information, and to the products and programs described in such Information, at any time without notice. Sandoz makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of any of the Information. Sandoz assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Website. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE, WHETHER IN TORT (INCLUDING FOR NEGLIGENCE OR BREACH OF STATUTORY DUTY), CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, FOR: (a) ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE WHICH MAY ARISE FROM RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE; (b) ANY LOSS, DAMAGE OR COSTS SUFFERED OR INCURRED BY YOU ARISING FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS RECEIVED VIA THIS WEBSITE; OR (c) ANY LOSS OF PROFITS; LOSS OF BUSINESS; DEPLETION OF GOODWILL OR SIMILAR LOSSES; LOSS OF ANTICIPATED SAVINGS; LOSS OF CONTRACTS; LOSS OF USE; LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA OR INFORMATION; OR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PURE ECONOMIC LOSS INCURRED BY ANY USER IN CONNECTION WITH THIS WEBSITE. ALL INFORMATION IS PROVIDED "AS IS." WE PROVIDE NO WARRANTIES REGARDING THE COMPLETENESS OR ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE OR ITS POSSIBLE USES. CONSEQUENTLY, THE INFORMATION SHOULD BE CAREFULLY EVALUATED BY YOU. NEITHER SANDOZ, NOR ANY OTHER NOVARTIS COMPANY, NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DELIVERING THIS WEBSITE TO YOU SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT OR LOSS OR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ACCESS TO, USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE, OR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT OF THE SITE AND ALL LIABILITY FROM THE SAME IS EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED, IN EACH CASE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW.

Nothing on this Website constitutes an invitation or offer to invest or deal in the securities or American Depositary Receipts of Novartis. In particular, actual results and developments may be materially different from any forecast, opinion or expectation expressed on this Website and the past performance of the price of securities must not be relied on as a guide to their future performance.

Information you supply to us

Except for information covered by our Privacy Policy, any communication or material you transmit to the Website by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions or the like, is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you transmit or post becomes the property of Sandoz or its affiliates and may be used for any purpose including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting. Furthermore, Sandoz is free to use, without compensation to you, any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to the Website for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information.

No promotion

The products referred to on this Website may be subject to different regulatory requirements depending on the country of use. Consequently, visitors may be notified that certain sections of this Website are intended only for certain kinds of expert users or only for Australian audiences. You should not construe anything on this Website as a promotion or advertisement for any product or for the use of any product that is not authorized by the laws and regulations of your country of residence.

Links to this site

Sandoz has not reviewed any or all of the third-party websites which contain links to this Website and is not responsible for the content of any such off-site pages or any other sites linked to the Website. You may not link to any pages of this Website without the prior written consent of Sandoz. Quotation or use of one or more portions of this Website in the site of any third parties without written consent is likewise prohibited.

Links to other sites

Links to third-party sites may be provided for the interest or convenience of visitors to this Website. We will endeavour to inform you when you are leaving this Website that the terms of use and privacy policy of the third-party site may be different. However, Sandoz accepts no liability for links from us to others, and in particular we are not responsible for the accuracy or legality of the content thereof. We accept no liability deriving from a breach or omission in the privacy policies of third parties.

Consequences

If we become aware that you have violated any of these Terms of Use, we may immediately take corrective action, including preventing the user from using the services offered by Sandoz and removing any information, data and content put on the Website by the user, at any moment and without notice. If we have been injured by your violation we may, in our sole discretion, seek to recover damages from you.

Revisions

Sandoz may at any time revise these Terms of Use by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current Terms of Use to which you are bound.

Governing law and jurisdiction

These Terms of Use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Australia. The courts of Australia shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim, including non-contentious claims, that arises out of, or in connection with, the use of this Website, these Terms of Use or their subject matter.

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