terms of use

Terms of Use

MICROCHIPS BIOTECH, INC.

Website Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (“TERMS”) CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING, USING, OR BROWSING THIS WEBSITE (“WEBSITE”).

BY ACCESSING, USING, OR BROWSING THIS WEBSITE OR ANY OF ITS CONTENT, YOU, ON BEHALF OF YOURSELF OR YOUR ENTITY, AS APPLICABLE, ACKNOWLEDGE THAT: (1) YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL OF THESE TERMS; (2) YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THESE TERMS; (3) THESE TERMS ARE THE LEGAL EQUIVALENT OF A SIGNED, WRITTEN CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU AND MICROCHIPS BIOTECH, INC. (“MICROCHIPS”); AND (4) IF ACCESSING, USING, OR BROWSING THIS WEBWEBSITE OR ANY OF ITS CONTENT ON BEHALF OF AN ENTITY, YOU HAVE FULL AUTHORITY TO BIND YOUR ENTITY TO ALL OF THESE TERMS.

IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO BE, OR CANNOT BE, BOUND BY ALL OF THESE TERMS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE PRECEDING NUMERATED AGREEMENTS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, THEN DO NOT ACCESS, USE, OR BROWSE THIS WEBSITE OR ANY OF ITS CONTENT. MOREOVER, MICROCHIPS DOES NOT, AND WILL NOT, GRANT YOU ANY RIGHT OR LICENSE TO ACCESS, USE, OR BROWSE THIS WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENT WITHOUT YOUR WILLINGNESS AND ABILITY TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.

In addition to these Terms, access and use of this Website is subject to all applicable laws, statutes, and regulations. Microchips may revise or modify these Terms from time to time. Such changes, revisions, or modifications shall be effective immediately upon notice to you, which may be given by any means, including without limitation, posting on this Website. If you disagree with these Terms, your sole remedy is to discontinue your use of this Website. Any use of this Website by you after such notice shall be deemed to constitute your acceptance of the changes.

Microchips maintains this Website as a service to the Internet community. The Website has been designed to provide general information about Microchips and its products and research. The information on this Website is provided solely on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. Microchips is not engaged in rendering investment or medical advice via this Website, nor does it provide instruction on the appropriate use of products produced, supplied, or developed by Microchips, its affiliates, its related companies, or its licensors or joint venture partners. Microchips does not, by or through this Website, offer for sale any products or services.

Microchips will use reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this Website, however, any information presented on the Website as of a particular date may only be accurate as of such date and Microchips disclaims any responsibility to update such information. Information about companies other than Microchips contained in news, press releases, or that are otherwise posted on the Website should not be relied upon as being provided or endorsed by Microchips. Moreover, the Website may contain forward-looking information. Such information is subject to a variety of significant uncertainties, including scientific, business, economic, and financial factors, and therefore actual results may differ significantly from those presented.

Microchips makes no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or reliability of any content available through this Website. You are responsible for verifying any information before relying on it. Use of the Website and the content available on the Website is at your sole risk. Microchips makes no representations or warranties that use of the Website will be uninterrupted or error-free. You are responsible for taking all necessary precautions to ensure that any content you obtain from the Website is free of viruses.

You must exercise caution, good sense, and sound judgment in using this Website. You are prohibited from violating, or attempting to violate, the security of this Website. Any such violations may result in criminal and/or civil penalties against you. Microchips will investigate any alleged or suspected violations, and if a criminal violation is suspected, Microchips will cooperate with law enforcement agencies in their investigations. Microchips explicitly disclaims liability for any and all losses and damages arising from your failure to comply with these Terms.

MICROCHIPS SHALL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACTION TAKEN THAT IS BASED ON THE INFORMATION PRESENTED ON THE MICROCHIPS WEBSITE. MICROCHIPS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE, EVEN IF MICROCHIPS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO RELIANCE BY ANY PARTY ON ANY CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE, THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, OR ANY ERRORS OF OMISSIONS IN ITS CONTENT OF THE WEBSITE.

IN USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE NOT TO:(1) send or otherwise transmit to or through this Website or to Microchips through email any unlawful, infringing, harmful, harassing, defamatory, threatening, hateful, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, any material that can cause harm or delay to this Website or computers of any kind, or any unsolicited advertising, solicitation, or promotional materials; (2) misrepresent your identity or affiliation in any way; (3) use this Website to disclose or obtain another’s personal information, or collect information about users of this Website; (4) gain unauthorized access to this Website, or assist others to gain unauthorized access, or to disclose users’ names or personally identifiable information, or to gain or provide unauthorized access to other computers or websites connected or linked to this Website; (5) launch or use any automated system, including without limitation, “robots”, “spiders”, or “offline readers”, that access this Website in a manner that sends more request messages to our servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional web browser; (6) send or otherwise transmit to or through this Website or to us through email chain letters, unsolicited messages, so-called “spamming” or “phishing” messages, or messages marketing or advertising goods and services;(7) transmit or otherwise make available any virus, worm, spyware, or any other computer code, file or program that may or is intended to damage or hijack the operation of any hardware, software, or telecommunications equipment; (8) violate any applicable laws or regulations or these Terms; (9) assist or permit any persons in engaging in any of the activities described above.

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Microchips and its directors, officers, employees, agents, affiliates, and contractors harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees) or other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from your breach of these Terms or your activities in connection with this Website.

It is the policy of Microchips to enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent permitted by law. All product names, regardless of whether or not they appear in large print or with a trademark symbol, are the trademarks and service marks of Microchips, its affiliates, its related companies, or its licensors or joint venture partners, unless otherwise expressly noted. All content of this Website, including any images or text, is protected by U.S. and foreign copyright laws and may not be distributed, downloaded, modified, reused, reposted, or otherwise used, except that you may view, use, and download a single copy of this Website for your informational, non-commercial use. Except as provided herein, no part of any content or software on this Website may be copied, downloaded, or stored in a retrieval system for any other purpose, nor may it be redistributed for any purpose, without the express written permission of Microchips. The use or misuse of Microchips’ trademarks, service marks copyrights, or other materials, except as expressly permitted herein, is expressly prohibited and may be a violation of copyright law, trademark law, communications regulations and statutes, and other laws, statutes, and regulations.

Microchips makes no representation that materials or content of the Website are appropriate or available for use in all locations worldwide. You are solely responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. Access to this Website from jurisdictions where the contents of this Website are illegal or penalized is prohibited.

Microchips may terminate your use of this Website or any of its features or services at any time and for any reason without notice for conduct violating these Terms. Upon any such termination, you must destroy all content obtained from this Website and all copies thereof. The provisions of these Terms concerning security, prohibited activities, copyrights, trademarks, user submissions, disclaimer, limitation of liability, indemnity, and jurisdictional issues shall survive any such termination. You agree that if your use of this Website is terminated pursuant to these Terms, you will not attempt to use this Website under any name, real or assumed, and further agree that if you violate this restriction after being terminated, you will indemnify and hold Microchips harmless from any and all liability that it may incur therefore. Microchips reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Terms, including the right to block access from a particular Internet address to the Website.

By choosing to visit this Website or otherwise provide information to Microchips, you agree that any dispute over your use of the Website or these Terms will be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States of America. You also consent to the adjudication of any disputes arising in connection with our Site in the federal and state courts of Suffolk County in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. You also agree to attempt to mediate any such dispute, if Microchips so chooses, and to abide by all limitations of liability and indemnification obligations contained herein.

If any provision of these Terms is unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

If you have any questions about these Terms, please let us know through our Contact Us page.

Last updated: December 8, 2014.