Terms of Use

MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme AG (MSD) is a Swiss subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA. MSD provides information for public access on its website at msd.ch. Moreover, MSD provides certain information electronically in an e-newsletter following personal registration. These Terms of Use apply to our website msd.ch and the e-newsletter ("the online services"). Certain specially marked provisions of these Terms of Use relate only to the e-newsletter.

Acceptance of these Terms of Use
By using our online services, you agree to these Terms of Use in accordance with the provisions in the following, in particular in respect of being bound by them and adhering to them. If you do not agree to them, we ask that you cease using our online services and that you do not read the information contained within. MSD reserves the right to change these Terms of Use from time to time. MSD will announce these changes and the date upon which they enter effect on the website in the up-to-date Terms of Use. The currently applicable version of these Terms of Use can be accessed at any time via a link at the end of each page on this website or in the newsletter.

Scope of validity
These Terms of Use apply to the online services of MSD. Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA and other companies affiliated with Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA and MSD operate their own websites and offer their own services, for which their own conditions apply as stated therein. Regarding data protection and privacy, including any registration required on your part, special additional provisions 
(Data Protection) are applicable.

Medical information / health problems
Although the online services of MSD may possibly contain general information on health problems and the treatment of these, you should consult your own doctor or healthcare institution as quickly as possible in the event that you experience health problems. MSD does not offer any medical diagnoses relating to any individual person, nor does it offer patient-specific advice regarding treatment. Only your doctor or other specialist is capable of performing a diagnosis and determining the best possible treatment for you personally. The information published on this website is only provided for information purposes.

Description of the services
The online services of MSD contain information about MSD and its various products. Certain online services are directed towards a specific readership, including employees, customers and shareholders, or towards persons working in the healthcare industry or the general public. Feel free to browse our website at your discretion accordingly. Your access to the information contained within our online services and the use of this information is subject to these Terms of Use and all enforceable legislation.

Correctness of the information you supply
As a user of our online services, you are liable for the correctness of the information that you supply to MSD, for example your profession. Should you respond to information from MSD, for example by giving feedback or sending data such as questions, comments, remarks or similar, such information is not deemed to be of a confidential nature. MSD is not subject to any obligations regarding such information and is at liberty to reproduce and utilise this information without any restrictions, and to convey and distribute this information subject to the data protection and privacy rules of third parties. MSD is entitled to utilise any ideas, concepts, know-how or methods contained in such information for any purpose, including the development, manufacture and distribution of products.

eNewsletter
MSD will send the addressee each e-newsletter by email. The user has no legal entitlement to this service. MSD reserves the right to suspend or cease delivery of the e-newsletter without prior announcement. The user in turn may terminate their subscription to the e-newsletter at any time, usually by cancelling their registration under the menu item "Cancel e-newsletter registration".
The MSD e-newsletter contains information from specific fields and other current information in the field of healthcare, for example new research findings and further education opportunities. The e-newsletter also contains information about MSD and its various products. The information is intended for the addressee personally.
Registration is a prerequisite of the use of the e-newsletter. Registration is restricted to medical professionals with a professional practice licence in Switzerland. By registering for the e-newsletter, the user confirms that they are a medical professional registered in Switzerland. MSD may review the data by appropriate means and is entitled to refuse registration without specifying reasons as to why.

Links to other websites
On websites and in the newsletter of MSD, there will be links to other websites that are operated by companies that may or may not be owned by MSD or companies affiliated with MSD. MSD assumes no liability for the content of websites that we link to but which are not operated by MSD. The online services of MSD do not include content from third-party websites; it is possible, however, that the online services of MSD may link to other websites of companies affiliated with MSD, and that these contain third-party content. Such websites are subject to their own terms of use; these are stated on the respective website and can be accessed from there.

Intellectual property and other rights
MSD is the owner and provider of these online services. All brands, names, titles, logos, images, designs, text and other materials used in our online services are property of MSD, of a Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA Group company, or of a contract partner of the aforementioned. No rights (usage, licence or intellectual property rights) are conferred or transferred through the accessing, downloading, receiving or copying of information from our online services. The (full or partial) reproduction, transmission (by electronic or other means), modification, linking or use of our online services and the information contained within for public or commercial purposes is prohibited without the prior written consent of MSD.

Exclusion of warranty
MSD has taken appropriate measures to ensure the reliability of the information disseminated via its online services. However, by using our online services, you accept the information offered "as is". MSD provides no implicit or explicit warranty or guarantee for the accuracy, content, completeness, reliability, usefulness or legality of the information contained in its online services; the same exclusion of any warranty from MSD applies to merchantability, suitability for a given purpose, and non-violation of property rights. It is not possible to exclude the possibility of incorrect information, print errors and technical inaccuracies. MSD further accepts no responsibility or liability for damage incurred on your computer or equipment (e.g. caused by viruses) resulting from your accessing or using our online services. MSD reserves the right to modify the content of its website at any time without prior announcement.

Violation of these Terms of Use
MSD is entitled to take legal action against violations of these Terms of Use by you. In particular, MSD reserves the right to block or terminate your account at MSD. MSD also reserves the right to delete your account if its use violates applicable law. If your violation or activity carried out using your account causes harm to third parties, you are obligated to harmless MSD, in particular from any pecuniary loss, damage to property and costs, as well as from any legal claims or lawsuits. You are therefore obliged to keep any password secret and to ensure access to your account. MSD encrypts users' passwords, does not disclose them to third parties and never asks users for their passwords by email or phone. MSD itself does not know the password and has no access to it. Your account is non-transferable. MSD supports the law enforcement agencies and enforces court orders requiring MSD to disclose the identity of a person who may have committed criminal acts in connection with MSD's online services. You are obliged to inform MSD immediately if there are indications that an account is being abused by third parties.

These Terms of Use and your use of our online services are subject to Swiss law, under exclusion of Conflict of Laws rules.

 

Last updated: November 2017