This is MedTech is a blog platform that tells stories of real people whose lives have been transformed by medical technology. It is not used for the purposes of marketing or advertising medical technology companies or the products they manufacture. This is MedTech is curated by MedTech Europe, the European trade association representing the medical technology industries, from diagnosis to cure.
Please read these terms and conditions carefully as they apply to your use of this Internet site (this “website”) which belongs to MedTech Europe Aisbl (“we” or “us”) with registered office at Rue Joseph II, 40, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium (‘MedTech Europe’).
MedTech Europe is registered in the EU Transparency Register under the number 433743725252-26.
“Content” includes things that you may see, read, hear, download or access on or via this website (including but not limited to messages, files, data, software, images, photographs, illustrations, text and other materials).
The Content contained on this website is provided for general information purposes only.
This website does not aim at providing information on a medical device or an in vitro medical device in particular. Patients, physicians and other medical professionals should obtain such information with local medical resources and regulatory authorities, checking the information available in this regard in their country. We will never reply to any request for information with regards to any particular medical device.
You should always obtain complete medical information about medical technologies (including their beneficial medical uses and possible adverse effects) by discussing directly with a healthcare professional (your physician or, where appropriate, other medical advisors). None of the Content on this website is a substitute for medical advice. If you have health concerns, you should consult your doctor.
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Except where prior agreed otherwise in writing, anything you transmit becomes the property of MedTech Europe and may be used for any purpose, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting. Furthermore, we are 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 of communication material.
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4. Limitation of liability
a) You use the website at your own risk. You must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including reliance on the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any Content. All information provided on or via the website is for information purposes only.
b) We endeavour to provide a convenient and functional website, but we make no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of any of the Content. We assume no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the Content.
c) Although we will use reasonable endeavours to maintain the Content, we do not undertake to provide support or maintenance services for the Content. We reserve the right to make changes, corrections and/or improvements at any time without notice.
d) We are not liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, or use of this website.
e) Without limiting the above provisions, everything on this website is provided to you “as is” and “as available” without warranty or condition of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.
We exclude all representations and warranties to the fullest extent permissible under any applicable law.
If a jurisdiction does not allow the exclusion of implied warranties in accordance with this provision, but allows limitations of a certain maximum extent then we limit our warranties to that extent. In addition to the other disclaimers and restrictions on our liability set out in these terms and conditions and to the fullest extent permissible under any applicable law, we will accept no liability whatsoever for any direct, incidental, consequential or indirect loss or damage, loss or corruption of data, loss of profits, goodwill, bargain or opportunity or loss of anticipated savings or any other loss resulting from your access to, reliance on, or use of, or inability to use this website and the Content, however caused and whether arising in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, and whether or not we know of the possibility of such loss or damage.
5. Intellectual property rights
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You must not by yourself or permit any other person to: (i) sell, reproduce, distribute, modify, display, publicly perform, prepare derivative works based on, repost or otherwise use any of the Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose without our prior written consent; or (ii) use any Content on any other website or in a networked computer environment for any purpose; or (iii) reverse engineer any Content consisting of downloadable software; or (iv) otherwise infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of any person in using the website or any Content.
b) Nothing you do on or in relation to this website will transfer any Intellectual Property Rights to you or license you to exercise any Intellectual Property Rights unless this is expressly stated.
c) Notwithstanding the forgoing, you may share Content of this website where specifically indicated, on pre-defined Social Media channels. For example, you may share certain articles where you see the wording “REPUBLISH THIS ARTICLE [name or icon of Social Media channel]”.
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We reserve the right to modify or discontinue this website at any time without notice and without liability.
We may also revise these terms and conditions from time to time by updating this page. The revised terms will take effect when they are posted.
8. Contact Details
MedTech Europe – Rue Joseph II, 40 – B – 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 (0)2 300 96 43
Email: [email protected]
This site was created and is managed in accordance with Belgian law.
Last update: August 2021