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Terms Of Use

  1. You should assume that everything you see or read on this Internet Website (“Site”) may not be used except as provided in these Terms of Use or in the text on the Site, without the written permission of Covidien plc, or its affiliates (“Covidien”).
  2. Any communication or material you transmit to the Site, such as questions, comments, suggestions or the like, will be treated as non-confidential and nonproprietary.
  3. Images of people or places displayed on the Site are either the property of, or used with permission by, Covidien. The use of these images by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these Terms of Use or specific permission provided elsewhere on the Site. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws (see “INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFORMATION” below), the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes. No use of any of these may be made without the prior, written authorization of the owners of this site, except to identify the products or services of Covidien.
  4. Covidien has not reviewed any or all of the sites linked to this Site and is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to the Site. Your linking to the Site, off-site pages or other sites is done so at your own risk and without the permission of Covidien.
  5. Guidelines for Linking to this Site

    ATTENTION: LINKING TO COVIDIEN’S SITE INDICATES THAT YOU ACCEPT COVIDIEN’S TERMS OF USE AND LEGAL RESTRICTIONS AND THAT YOU WILL ABIDE BY THE GUIDELINES BELOW. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS AND AGREE TO ABIDE BY THESE GUIDELINES, DO NOT LINK TO THIS WEB SITE.

    If you link to Covidien's site, you agree that you:

    • May link to, but not replicate, Covidien site content
    • Shall not frame or otherwise create a browser or border environment around Covidien site content
    • Shall not imply that Covidien is endorsing you or your products
    • Shall not misrepresent you or your site's relationship with Covidien
    • Shall not present false, misleading or inaccurate information about Covidien or Covidien’s products or services on your site or otherwise disparage Covidien’s products
    • Shall not use Covidien’s logos without express prior written permission from Covidien
    • Shall not include content on your site that is or could be construed as illegal, distasteful, offensive or controversial and shall include on your site only content that is appropriate for all age groups
    • Shall not link to an internal page of this Site that is located one or several levels down from the home page or bring up or present content of this site on another site without Covidien’s prior written permission.
  6. Covidien 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 current Terms of Use to which you are bound.

Disclaimers

The information provided by this Site is not intended nor is implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Covidien, the owner of this Site, will use reasonable efforts to include up-to-date and accurate information in this Site, but makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency, or completeness of the information provided. Covidien shall not be liable for any damages or injury resulting from your access to, or inability to access, this Internet site, or from your reliance on any information provided at this Internet site.

This Site may provide links or references to other sites but the owners of this site have no responsibility for the content of such other sites and shall not be liable for any damages or injury arising from that content. Any links to other sites are provided as merely a convenience to the users of this Site.

Your use of this Site is at your own risk. Neither Covidien, any of its agencies, nor any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the Site will be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, the Site. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the Site is provided to you "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you.

Covidien also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, browsing in the Site, or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video, or audio from the Site.

Although Covidien may from time to time monitor or review emails, discussions, postings, transmissions, and the like on the Site, Covidien is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such locations nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on the Site. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. Covidien will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Covidien to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials.

Intellectual Property Information

COVIDIEN, COVIDIEN with logo, the Covidien logo and positive results for life are trademarks of Covidien AG and COVIDIEN, COVIDIEN with logo and positive results for life are U.S. and internationally registered. In addition, all trademarks, trade names, logos, taglines, service marks, trade dress, designs and products (collectively the "Trademarks") displayed on the Site, whether marked or unmarked, are registered and unregistered Trademarks of a Covidien company or a third party and are protected in the United States and internationally.

Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademarks displayed on the Site without the written permission of Covidien or such third party that may own the Trademarks displayed on the Site. Your use of the Trademarks displayed on the Site, or any other content on the Site, except as provided in these Legal Statements, is strictly prohibited. You are also advised that Covidien will strictly and aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of criminal prosecution.

The materials of this Site are protected by Copyright and Trademark Laws of the U.S. and other countries and are owned by, or licensed to Covidien. All content of this Site is owned or controlled by Covidien. You may download content only for your personal use for non-commercial purposes but no modification or further reproduction of the content is permitted. The contents of the Site, including any images, text, executable code, and layout design may not be distributed, reproduced, publicly displayed, downloaded, modified, reused, re-posted, or otherwise used except as provided herein without the express prior written permission of the Covidien Legal Department.

Covidien neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials displayed on the Site will not infringe rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with Covidien.

Covidien maintains this Site for your personal information, education, and communication. Please feel free to browse the Site. You may download material displayed on the Site for personal, noncommercial use only provided you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. You may not, for any reason, distribute, modify, duplicate, transmit, reuse, re-post, or use the content of the Site for public or commercial purposes, including the text, images, audio, and video without Covidien's prior written permission.

All rights reserved. All materials are provided for noncommercial personal use only.