I. The Service Does Not Provide Medical Advice
The information provided on the Service is for informational and/or educational purposes only. We are not engaged in rendering medical or similar professional services or advice via the Service, and the information provided is not a substitute for the professional judgment of a health care professional in diagnosing and treating patients. You should consult a physician or other medical professional for advice regarding any medical condition or treatment thereof. Your reliance upon any content or information provided through the Service is solely at your own risk. You should not construe PhRMA’s publication of any such content as an endorsement by PhRMA of the views expressed in it, or as any warranty or guarantee of any strategy, recommendation, treatment, action, or application of medication or preparation made by the author of the content.
II. Subsequent Amendments to These Terms
PhRMA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify or change these Terms at any time with or without prior notice to you. You should visit this page periodically to review the current Terms; the date of the last update will be posted at the top of these Terms for your convenience. Your continued use of the Service following the posting of any changes to the Terms constitutes your acceptance of those changes. If at any time you do not agree with these Terms, you must immediately stop using the Service.
III. Restrictions on Use
You may not access or use, or attempt to access or use, the Service to take any action that could harm us or any third party; interfere with the operation of the Service; or use the Service in a manner that violates any laws. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree not to:
- Impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity or the origin of any information you provide;
- Use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service or any activity conducted on the Service or attempt to probe, scan, test the vulnerability of or breach the security of any system or network;
- Circumvent, reverse engineer, decipher, decompile, disassemble, decrypt, or otherwise alter or interfere with (or attempt, encourage or support anyone else’s attempt to engage in such activities) any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Service. The use or distribution of tools designed for compromising security (e.g., password-guessing programs, cracking tools or network probing tools) is strictly prohibited;
- Engage in unauthorized spidering, scraping or harvesting of content or information, or use any other unauthorized automated means to compile information;
- Obtain or attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems, materials, information or any services available on or through the Service;
- Take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our network or infrastructure;
- Upload or otherwise transmit any communication, software or material that contains a virus or is otherwise harmful to our users’ computers or systems; or
- Engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any person from using or enjoying the Service, or that, in our sole judgement, exposes us or any of our users, affiliates or any other third party to any liability, damages or detriment of any type.
Violations of system or network security and certain other conduct may result in civil or criminal liability. We may investigate and work with law enforcement authorities to prosecute users who violate the Terms. We may suspend or terminate your access to the Service for any or no reason at any time without notice.
If you submit information or materials to us (including without limitation ideas, know-how, concepts, techniques, feedback, data, questions, comments, suggestions, strategies, artwork, statistics, graphs, processes, plans, freeware, scripts, code or vulnerabilities), you grant PhRMA an unrestricted, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, transferable and sublicensable license to use in any way for any commercial or noncommercial purpose, including without limitation the right to reproduce, copy, display (publicly or otherwise), perform (publicly or otherwise), modify, transmit, distribute, edit, reformat, translate and make derivative works from those materials or information. You understand that you will not be compensated or credited for any such use. You agree that you shall have no recourse against PhRMA nor any right to license fees or royalties for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any property included in your communications to us.
You may be asked to register for certain activities in connection with the Service by creating a user profile. When you register, you agree to provide accurate, current and complete information about yourself as requested or directed on the Service and to promptly update this information to maintain its accuracy. PhRMA has the right to suspend or terminate any account or other registration and to refuse any and all current or future use of the Service if it suspects that such information is inaccurate or incomplete. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password and username that you are given or select in connection with the Service, and you are responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account.
VI. Intellectual Property
All content, information, materials, text, images, audio, video, computer code and software appearing on the Service (collectively, the “Content”) is the property of PhRMA or third parties. No title or ownership rights are transferred to you under these Terms, and nothing herein shall be construed as a license to you under any PhRMA patent, trademark, copyright or trade secret. You may access, use and display the Service without modification or alteration in any way, and only so long as you comply with these Terms. You may access, use and display the Service on a single computer or device and download and print copies of the Content only for noncommercial, informational, personal use in seeking information about and applying for financial assistance for prescription medication on behalf of you or another.
- Trade and Service Marks. All rights in product names, the PhRMA name, trade names, logos, service marks, trade dress, slogans, product packaging and designs of PhRMA products or services, whether or not appearing in large print or with the trademark symbol, belong exclusively to PhRMA or its licensors and are protected from reproduction, imitation, dilution, or confusing or misleading uses under national and international trademark and copyright laws. The use or misuse of these trademarks or any materials, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited, and nothing stated or implied on the Service confers on you any license or right under any patent or trademark of PhRMA, its affiliates or any third party. To obtain written permission to use the trade and service mark rights of PhRMA, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
VII. Disclaimer of Warranties
Your use of the Service is at your own risk. The Service, including text, graphics, links or other items, is provided “as is.” We make no representations or warranties about the operation of the Service or the information, materials, goods or services appearing or offered on the Service. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, we disclaim all warranties, express, statutory or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, noninfringement of any third-party intellectual property or proprietary rights, freedom from computer virus, and any warranties relating to the accuracy, reliability, correctness or completeness of the information made available on the Service. Further, we make no warranty that the Service will meet your needs or requirements or the needs or requirements of another person. PhRMA does not warrant that the Service, Content, functions or materials contained therein will be timely, secure, accurate, complete, up-to-date, free of viruses or errors, or uninterrupted.
If applicable law does not allow the exclusion of some or all of the above implied warranties, those exclusions will apply to you to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.
VIII. Links to the Service
You may link to the MAT.org website subject to the following restrictions. You agree that you will not (a) include links to any MAT.org page other than http://www.mat.org; (b) “frame” or impose editorial comment, commercial material or any type of identification on or in proximity to content displayed on MAT.org; (c) alter or modify MAT.org content, “cut and paste,” or otherwise reproduce MAT.org content on the website that links to MAT.org; (d) misrepresent your relationship with PhRMA or the MAT.org website or imply that PhRMA or the MAT.org website has any connection with, or is endorsing or sponsoring, you or your website; or (e) present false, misleading or defamatory information about PhRMA or its services. You further agree that you will not link to MAT.org if content on the linking site contains libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or patently offensive material. You link to MAT.org at your own risk; PhRMA is under no obligation to maintain MAT.org, provide or update MAT.org content, or otherwise support your link to the MAT.org website. PhRMA may revoke its authorization for you to link to the MAT.org website at any time for any reason or no reason, and you agree to remove any and all links to the MAT.org website upon notice by PhRMA.
IX. Links to other Sites
X. Limitation of Liability
In no event will PhRMA, its affiliates or any party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the Service be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages; lost profits; or other damages or losses whatsoever arising out of your access, use, misuse or inability to use the Service, Content or any sites linked from the Service, however caused, whether in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if PhRMA has been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses, or in connection with any interruption in availability of the Service, failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, or line or system failure.
Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, PhRMA’s liability in such jurisdictions shall be limited to the extent permitted by law. If you are dissatisfied with the Service, your sole remedy is to stop using the Service.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless PhRMA and its subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, parent companies, directors, officers, employees, contractors, service providers, agents and the assigns of same from and against any demands, claims, damages, liabilities, judgements, losses, costs, expenses and harms, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, related to or associated with your use of the Service, online conduct, any violation of these Terms, or dealings or transactions with other persons resulting from use of the Service.
XIII. Separate Terms and Conditions
In connection with your use of the Service, you may be asked to consent to policies or terms and conditions in addition to these Terms. Please read these supplemental policies and terms carefully before making any use of such portions of the Service. Any supplemental terms will not vary or replace these Terms regarding any use of the Service, unless otherwise expressly stated.
XV. Integration & Severability
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between PhRMA and you, superseding any prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and us. In the event any provision of these terms is held unenforceable, it will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions and will be replaced by an enforceable provision that comes closest to the intention underlying the unenforceable provision.
XVI. No Waiver
Our failure to enforce any provisions of the Terms or respond to a breach by you or other parties shall not in any way waive our right to enforce subsequently any terms or conditions of the Terms or to act with respect to similar breaches.
XVII. Location, Governing Law and Arbitration
Your access to and use of this website under these Terms are governed by and will be construed in accordance with the law of the District of Columbia without regard to principles of conflicts of laws. By using the Service, you waive any claims that may arise under the laws of other countries or territories.
Any proceedings to resolve or litigate any dispute in any forum will be conducted solely on an individual basis. Neither you nor PhRMA will seek to have any dispute heard as a class action or in any other proceeding in which either party acts or proposes to act in a representative capacity. No arbitration or proceeding will be combined with another without the prior written consent of all parties to all affected arbitrations or proceedings.
PhRMA and you agree that all disputes arising under these Terms that cannot be settled through informal negotiation will be settled exclusively through confidential binding arbitration in the District of Columbia. The arbitrator’s award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgement in a court of competent jurisdiction. You agree that PhRMA may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in the District of Columbia, necessary to protect its rights or property pending the completion of arbitration.
To the extent permitted by law, any claim or dispute under this agreement must be filed within one year in an arbitration proceeding. The one-year period begins when the claim or notice of dispute first could be filed. If a claim or dispute isn’t filed within one year, it’s permanently barred.
If any other provision of this section is found to be illegal or unenforceable, that provision will be severed, with the remainder of this section remaining in full force and effect.
XVIII. Product Questions
PhRMA is a nonprofit membership association that does not manufacture or market any pharmaceuticals. If you have questions or concerns about a pharmaceutical product, please contact the manufacturer or the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
XIX. Contact Us