LEGAL INFORMATION

 

Copyright 1995- Prous Science S.A.U. or its licensors.  All rights reserved.

Terms and Conditions

This Terms and Conditions Agreement (the "Agreement") is between the user ("User" or "Users") and Prous Science, S.A.U. ("Prous Science" or the "Company"), the publishing company that operates the website.

Prous Science reserves the right to change this policy at any time without notice. Any changes to this policy will be posted on this web page as deemed necessary.

 

Our Terms of Use are intended to ensure the correct use of the website (http://www.prous.com; "Prous World Wide Web [WWW] server", "prous.com" or "the Site") and to safeguard Users' rights on the Site owned by Prous Science, at Provenza 388, Barcelona 08025; Tel. +34 93.459.2220; Fax: +34 93.458.1535; company registration number A.08608978; and e-mail address ts.serviceprous.es@thomson.com.

 

The registered office is located at Registro Mercantil de Barcelona Libro 3592, Tomo 4257, Sección 2a, Folio 217, Hoja 45722, inscripción 1a.

By using the Prous Science WWW server you agree to be bound by, and to comply with the terms of use set forth in this agreement.

 

From the Site, there is also access to the websites of other Prous Science products, concretely:

 

These Terms and Conditions apply to all of the above except as expressly provided in a particular "legal notice" on the Prous Science sites. The Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the client and Prous Science with respect to the use of the Site and its content.

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Warranties and Disclaimers

The Prous Science WWW server is provided "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. Prous Science assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in this WWW server or other documents which are referenced by or linked to this server, whether or not the content originated with Prous Science. Prous Science shall not be liable for any special, incidental or consequential damages, including, without limitation, lost revenues, lost profits or loss of prospective economic advantage, resulting from the use or misuse of Prous Science's WWW server or the information contained therein. By using Prous Science's WWW server, you expressly agree to this limitation of liability. Prous Science has made a reasonable effort to supply complete and accurate information, but does not assume liability for errors or omissions, including any errors and omissions of its clients and non-Prous Science content originators. The documents and graphics published herein may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors or may have become "out of date" subsequent to their original date of publication. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. Prous Science may make improvements and/or changes in the product(s)and/or the programs(s) at any time, without notice. Information contained in this WWW server does not imply any recommendation by Prous Science of therapeutic use of the products mentioned. Furthermore, the mention of specific products, proprietary names or manufacturers does not imply any endorsement or recommendation by Prous Science.

Copyright Statement

Materials available in the Prous Science WWW server are protected by copyright under international law. Original content, Copyright ©1995-, Prous Science S.A.U. or its licensors. All rights reserved.

 

Any software or databases that are made available to download from this WWW server are the copyrighted work of Prous Science and/or its suppliers (including clients and other Users of the WWW server). Use of any software or database is governed by the terms of the end User license agreement, if any, which accompanies it. Any reproduction or redistribution of the software or databases not in accordance with the license agreement is expressly prohibited.

Permitted and Prohibited Uses of Copyrighted Material

Liability for Content

Except as otherwise indicated elsewhere in this site, with respect to a particular portion, file or document, any person is hereby authorized to view, copy and print contents subject to the following conditions:


The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Prous Science does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by Prous Science appearing on the Site at the invitation of Prous Science is solely at your own risk.


Prous Science assumes no responsibility for any decision taken by the User, as a result of the information contained on this Site.

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Linking to Our Sites

Prous Science encourages and appreciates links in other WWW pages to the Site. The linked sites are not under the control of Prous Science and Prous Science is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. Prous Science provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Prous Science of the site or its content.


Permission is expressly granted to any person who wishes to place a link to the Site; however, written permission is required to place a link to other pages in the Prous Science WWW server or to a portion of a page (e.g., a graphic). Please contact us at ts.serviceprous.es@thomson.com for more information or to request permission to place a link to a page other than the Home Page.

Links to Third-Party Sites

Some links in the Prous Science WWW server site lead to external sites. The linked sites are not under the control of Prous Science and Prous Science is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. Prous Science provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Prous Science of the site or its content.


Other web sites to which Prous Science links may contain privacy policies that are different from this privacy policy. We encourage you to check the privacy policy of each web site you visit before submitting any information to them.

Liability for Technical Issues

Prous Science has made a reasonable effort to supply complete and accurate information, but does not assume liability for errors or omissions, including any errors and omissions of its clients and non-Prous Science content originators. The documents and graphics published herein may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors or may have become "out of date" subsequent to their original date of publication. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. Prous Science may make improvements and/or changes in the product(s) and/or the programs(s) at any time, without notice.

User's Undertakings

The User agrees to indemnify and hold Prous Science harmless for any loss, damage (including loss of special, consequential, incidental and indirect damages) costs and expenses (including reasonable legal and professional fees) arising out of infringement of any provision of this legal notice. Regarding the User's surfing of the website, the User undertakes to faithfully abide by the recommendations of use Prous Science may make at any time. For these purposes, Prous Science shall notify the Users through the website by any means of communication.

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Notice of Trademarks

Prous Science journal, database and Internet/Intranet service names and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Company. All other company and product names mentioned herein may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.

Disclosure

It is possible that Prous Science, in the ordinary course of its business, may receive revenue from manufacturers, distributors or other commercial enterprises that may be mentioned in the content included in the WWW server. Prous Science makes every reasonable effort to comply with all disclosure requirements, including the ACCME Guidelines. However, Prous Science assumes no liability, and cannot be responsible for ensuring that others who may appear on the WWW server or provide content published on the WWW server have complied with all applicable disclosure requirements. By using Prous Science's WWW server, you expressly agree to this limitation of liability.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets forth what information we collect about the client, how the client uses their information and the choices the client has about how we use their information.

1. Collection and Registration of Personal Information

We sometimes request Users of the Site to provide personal information. The information collected from a User is strictly voluntary and may include contact information such as the User's name, e-mail address, phone number, postal address, city, country, organization, department and medical specialty. The submitting of personal, identifiable data on this website, via registration form or via e-mail, is confidential and shall be included in our files, the exclusive owner of which is Prous Science, S.A.U. (Provenza 388, Barcelona 08025, Spain). This file is intended for the management of the Users of this website. Moreover, the Users grant Prous Science the right to send promotional information regarding the latest updates in the field of services provided by Prous Science. This promotional communication shall be identified with the word Publicity at the beginning of each subject of the message sent via e-mail. In case the Users wish to stop receiving the aforementioned information, an e-mail sent to ts.serviceprous.es@thomson.com at any time will suffice.


In order to access certain content and to make use of the full functionality of the Site, we ask you to register and obtain a personal User Name and Password. You may be prompted to register when you:


    The information collected from the registration form that is presented to Users when they choose to register may include contact information, such as the User's name, e-mail address, postal address, organization, country and medical specialty ("Contact and Registration Information"). The Contact and Registration Information, such as the User Name and Password chosen by the User or the e-mail address, can only be retrieved by supplying the correct User Name and Password that is linked to that profile.

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2. Rights of Access, Rectification, Cancellation or Opposition

You can exercise your right of access, rectification, cancellation, or opposition to the treatment of your personal details, under the terms and conditions anticipated by the Spanish Organic Law 15/1999 for the Protection of Data itself.


For your convenience, you can exercise the aforementioned rights by writing to Prous Science, S.A.U., Provenza 388, 08025 Barcelona, Spain (to the attention to Customer Service or to our e-mail address: ts.serviceprous.es@thomson.com).


Prous Science reserves the right to change this policy at any time without notice. Any changes to this policy will be posted on this web page, as deemed necessary.

 

3. How Personal Information is Used

We use the personal information that you provide for such purposes as:

4. Access and Changes to your Registration Information and Preferences

Registered Users may access their identified contact information and other Registration Information and correct any discrepancies or update information by clicking on the "Contact" link from our home page at any time. The accuracy of such information is solely the responsibility of the User.

5. User's consent

The submitting of details by way of this website's electronic forms or by e-mail messages, signifies the sender's consent for the automatic treatment of the data included in the means of communication indicated. This data will not be passed on to third parties without prior User's permission. The User guarantees that the personal details provided to Prous Science are true and accepts responsibility for communicating to the latter any modification to the same.


Except for the fields in which the contrary is specifically indicated, the submitting of information required concerning personal details is voluntary in nature, with no reduction in the quality or quantity of the services you request being implied from the negation to provide said information. Failure to fill in the fields marked as obligatory, or the submitting of incorrect details, will make it impossible for Prous Science to provide the client with the services they select, to process their request or to send them the requested information.


Moreover, the User agrees that his/her personal information may remain in the company files that make up part of Prous Science. Prous Science guarantees the confidentiality of this personal information and ensures that under no circumstances will it be ceded to other companies outside our company, just as it is specified in point 6 above.

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6. Transfer of personal data

The Users authorize Prous Science to transfer their personal data, solely for the purposes defined in this Privacy Policy, to the following companies of the group:


Companies of the group


More specifically, the Users consent the transfer of their personal data to the companies located in the abovementioned countries, even though the level of protection offered by their respective national legal regimes on Personal Data Protection would not be equivalent with the legal regime established by Spanish Organic Law for the Protection of Data.


The Users may also exercise the rights of access, rectification, cancellation or opposition described in point 2 of this Privacy Policy, by writing to the address of the abovementioned companies of the group or by sending an e-mail to ts.serviceprous.es@thomson.com)

7. Retention of Personal Information

We retain the personal information we collect from the client for as long as the information is relevant to our business purposes or until the client requests that we remove the data by contacting our Customer Service at the address detailed below.

8. Collection of Information Through Use of Cookies

The Prous Science website has cookies, which allow our system to register the User when he or she simply accesses the website. The cookies used cannot read data from your hard disk nor read cookie files created by third parties. The cookies used are harmless and are used to improve the User's surfing of the website. If you so wish, you can refuse all cookies by activating the corresponding menu option on your own browser.

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9. About This Privacy Policy

The foregoing is the current privacy policy of the site. Prous Science reserves the right to change this policy at any time without notice. Any changes to this policy will be posted on this web page and and communicated to the Users in order to obtain their consent regarding the new version of the Privacy Policy.

Governing Law and Venue

The present agreement between the Users and Prous Science shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with Spanish law and governed by it, and the courts of Barcelona, Spain, shall have exclusive jurisdiction, hereby renouncing recourse to any other law and/or jurisdiction otherwise applicable.


Advertising Policy
Prous Science invites funding for its websites in the form of unrestricted educational grants. Prous Science will create and maintain an editorial board for each supported medical website. The sponsor may suggest opinion leaders or content for consideration by the editorial board but not be allowed to directly influence the content or editorial board. Final selection of all information and analysis on the site is made by Prous Science editorial board of each medical website.


To further our mission we accept advertising and sponsorship under strict conditions. Any advertisement we believe is incompatible with our objectives will be rejected. The presence of any advertisements or sponsors on our sites or on our newsletters does not imply any endorsement of the advertised product or sponsored company. Prous Science maintains a distinct separation between advertising/sponsored content and editorial content. All advertising content is clearly labeled and identified as such on Prous Science sites. Sponsored areas of Prous Science sites are identified as such, and the sponsoring organizations are identified.

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