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Terms and Conditions

Revised March 26, 2010
 

The material on this Web site is provided to educate the public about St. Jude Medical, Inc. (St. Jude Medical, we, our or us) and our products and services. The information provided on the Web site is not intended nor recommended as a substitute for professional medical advice, is for general information only, and is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your physician. St. Jude Medical and our officers, directors, employees, agents affiliates, related companies, licensors, contractors, and suppliers do not provide medical services or advice as part of this Web site and nothing contained on this Web site is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. Always talk with your doctor if you have questions about your symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Scope

We control and operated this Web site from the United States of America. Our mailing address is St. Jude Medical, Inc., One St. Jude Medical Drive, St. Paul, MN 55117. This Web site is intended for use by United States residents only. If you are a non-U.S. resident, you may access this Web site solely at your own risk.

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

Carefully review these terms and conditions. By accessing and using this Web site, you agree to follow and be bound by these terms and conditions. Your acknowledge (i) that you have read and understood these terms and conditions and (ii) that these terms and conditions have the same force and effect as a signed agreement. If you do not agree to follow and be bound by these terms and conditions, you may not access, use, or download materials from this Web site.

These Terms and Conditions May Change

St. Jude Medical reserves the right to update or modify these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. We will post modified versions of the terms and condition on our Web site and note the last revised date at the top of these terms and conditions. You will be notified of changes to these terms and conditions via a notation next to the link to these terms and from the main page of this Web site stating that the Terms are new/modified and the sate on which they were updated. We encourage you to review these terms and conditions every time you use this Web site. Your use of this Web site constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the most recent version of the terms and conditions.

Modifications to the Web site

St. Jude Medical reserves the right to modify or discontinue this Web site (or any portion of this Web site), temporarily or permanently, with or without notice to you, and is not obligated to support or update this Web site. St. Jude Medical shall not be liable to you or any third party in the event that we exercise our right to modify or discontinue this Web site (or any portion of this Web site). Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Web site shall be subject to these terms and conditions.

Use of Content

Except as expressly prohibited on this Web site, you are permitted to view, copy, print, and distribute documents within this Web site, such as frequently asked questions, white papers, technical documentation, data sheets, and so on, subject to your agreement that:

  • Your use of the information is for informational, personal, and non-commercial purposes only.
  • You do not modify the content or graphics.
  • You do not copy or distribute graphics separate from their accompanying text.
  • You do not quote content out of its context.
  • You display the St. Jude Medical, Inc. copyright notice and any trademarks on all documents or portions of documents and retain any other copyright and other proprietary notices on every copy you make.
  • You agree that St. Jude Medical, Inc. may revoke this permission at any time and you shall immediately stop your activities related to this permission upon notice from St. Jude Medical, Inc.
  • No right, title or interest in any content is transferred to you.
  • Except in relation to printing or distributing unmodified content from the Web site, the permission above does not include permission to copy the design elements, look and feel, or layout of this Web site. Those elements of the Web site are protected by law, such as trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other laws, and may not be copied or imitated in any manner.


St. Jude Medical is the content owner, unless otherwise indicated, is St. Jude Medical, Inc. Content is protected by U.S. and foreign copyright and trademark laws. If you use the materials or trademarks on this Web site in a way that is not clearly allowed by these terms and conditions, you are violating your agreement with us and may be violating copyright, trademark, and other laws. In that case, we automatically revoke your permission to use this Web site. Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice in the editorial discretion of St. Jude Medical. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to St. Jude Medical and its licensors.

Disclaimer of Liability

St. Jude Medical has used reasonable efforts to make this Web site as timely and accurate as possible, but because errors may occur, this Web site is provided as is and as available without any representation or warranty, express, implied or statutory as to the operation of the Web site or the information, content or materials included on the Web site.

To the full extent permissible by applicable law, St. Jude Medical specifically disclaims any implied warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Without limiting the foregoing, St. Jude Medical does not represent or warrant that the information on the Web site is accurate, complete or current or that the Web site will operate without interruption or error or that the Web site will operate in a completely secure manner.

St. Jude Medical will not be liable for any claims, charges, demands, damages, liabilities, losses and expenses of whatever nature and howsoever arising from the Web site, its services or these terms and conditions, including, but not limited to compensatory, direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages (however arising including negligence), loss of use, loss of data, loss caused by a computer or electronic virus, loss of income or profit, loss of or damage to property, claims of third parties or other losses of any kind or character, even if St. Jude Medical has been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses, arising out of or in connection with the use of this Web site or any Web site. This limitation on liability applies to, but is not limited to, the transmission of any disabling device or virus that may infect your equipment, failure or mechanical or electrical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other interconnect problems (e.g., you cannot access your internet service provider), unauthorized access, theft, bodily injury, property damage, operator errors, strikes or other labor problems or any act of god. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability. Accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you.

The information provided on the Web site is not tailored to your specific factual circumstances. You are responsible for verifying that the general information provided is appropriate for your specific factual situation before relying on it.

St. Jude Medical is not responsible for any errors or omissions in or for the results obtained from the use of this information.

Use of the Web site and the materials available on the Web site is at your sole risk. Some portions of the Web site are hosted by third-party service providers. St. Jude Medical cannot be held responsible for any loss arising from the transmission, use of data, or inaccurate data provided by these service providers. You are responsible for taking all necessary precautions to ensure that any material you may obtain from the Web site is free of viruses or other harmful components.

Indemnification

You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless St. Jude Medical from and against any and all claims, charges, demands, damages, liabilities, losses, expenses, and liabilities of whatever nature and howsoever arising (including but not limited to any legal or other professional fees and the costs of defending or prosecuting any claim and any loss of profit, goodwill, and any other direct or consequential loss) incurred or suffered by St. Jude Medical directly or indirectly by reason of (i) your use of or access to the Web site; (ii) your violation of these terms and conditions; (iii) any activity related to your Internet account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the Web site using your Internet account; (iv) from any transaction you conduct as a result of the contact facilitated by the Web site; (v) from your property posted on the Web site; or (vi) from your infringement of any intellectual property rights in any posting to or transmission via the Web site.

User Submissions

You hereby represent and warrant that you have all necessary rights in and to all information you submit to St. Jude Medical. In addition you agree that any information you post in public areas of the Web site shall not:

  • be fraudulent;
  • infringe any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy;
  • violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation;
  • be defamatory, libelous, abusive, threatening or harassing;
  • be obscene, vulgar, profane, indecent or contain pornography, child pornography, or photographs of unclothed person(s);
  • transmit content that encourages or provides instructional activities about illegal activities, in particular hacking or phishing;
  • solicit other users to join, become members of, or contribute money to any online service or other organization, advocate or attempt to get users to join in legal or illegal schemes or plan or participate in scams involving other users;
  • attempt to resell, redistribute, broadcast or transfer the information or use the information derived from the Web site in a searchable, machine-readable database;
  • use the Web site to collect personal information about users of the Web site in violation of our privacy policy;
  • contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, or other computer programming routines that may damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information;
  • create liability for us or cause us to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our ISPs or other suppliers; or
  • link directly or indirectly to any materials to which you do not have a right to link to or include.


St. Jude Medical reserves the right (but not the obligation) to monitor all user postings and to remove any postings, including those which St. Jude Medical considers in our absolute discretion to be offensive or otherwise in breach of these terms and conditions or any applicable law or regulation.

You grant St. Jude Medical a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise, commercialize and exploit the copyright, publicity, and database rights (but no other rights) you have in your submission, in any media now known or not currently known, with respect to your submission.

Feedback, Comments and Ideas

Please be aware that if you transmit any ideas, information, concepts, comments, feedback, notes, messages, know-how or techniques or materials to us through this Web site, your submissions shall become the exclusive property of St. Jude Medical and can be used by St. Jude Medical or our affiliates for any purpose without compensation to you.

You also agree that immediately upon the creation by or on behalf of St. Jude Medical of any derivative works from, modifications, edits or other changes to the materials you transmit to us through this Web site (the modified content), the modified content will become the sole and exclusive property of St. Jude Medical and that St. Jude Medical will own the entire right, title and interest in and to the modified content, including the right to secure copyright registration for the modified content and to otherwise use the modified content for any purpose as determined by St. Jude Medical in our sole discretion. You hereby grant, assign, transfer and convey any and all right, title or interest you have or may be deemed to have in and to the modified content to St. Jude Medical.

Copyright and Trademark Notice

The Web site content, including, for example, all page headers, images, illustrations, graphics, audio clips, video clips, and text, are subject to trade dress, copyright and/or other intellectual property rights or licenses held by St. Jude Medical, by our affiliates or by third parties who have licensed their material to St. Jude Medical. The entire content of the Web site is protected under U.S. copyright laws, and St. Jude Medical owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of the Web site content. St. Jude Medical, SJM, Analyst, Current, Durata, Engage, EnSite, Eon Mini, Epic, Epicor, Libra, Merlin, Proxis, Reflexion Spiral X, Regent, SJM Confirm, Trifecta, Venture and Zephyr are trademarks of St. Jude Medical.

Links

This Web site may provide links to Web sites operated by St. Jude Medical outside of the U.S. as well as Web sites operated by third parties. Please refer to the separate terms of use, privacy policies, and other rules posted on these linked Web sites before you use them. Third party links are provided merely as a convenience to you, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation or endorsement by St. Jude Medical. St. Jude Medical does not review, monitor or check the accuracy of content published on third party Web sites, and is not responsible for the availability of, and content provided on, third party Web sites.

Forward-looking Statements

Certain portions of this Web site may include forward-looking statements. These statements, at the time they were made, were based on then-current expectations of future events. The forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated due to risks and uncertainties, including market conditions and other factors beyond St. Jude Medical's control, and the risk factors and other cautionary statements described in St. Jude Medical's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. St. Jude Medical undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

Privacy Policy

All information submitted to this Web site, including but not limited to personal information, is treated in accordance with the St. Jude Medical privacy policy.

General

In the event that any provision of these terms and conditions shall, in whole or in part, be determined to be invalid, unenforceable or void for any reason, the determination shall affect only the portion of the provision determined to be invalid, unenforceable, or void, and shall not affect the remainder of that provision in any way. You agree to allow a court or arbitrator to replace such an invalid, unenforceable, or void provision with a valid provision which is as similar as possible in substance to the invalid, unenforceable, or void provision. St. Jude Medical’s failure to act with respect to any breach by you does not constitute a waiver of our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Minnesota without regard to its choice of law provisions. In the event of any conflict between foreign laws, rules and regulations and those of the United States, the laws, rules and regulations of the United States shall govern. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods will not apply to these terms and conditions. You hereby consent to personal jurisdiction by the state and federal courts located in Hennepin County, Minnesota.

St. Jude Medical may assign our rights and duties under these terms and conditions without such assignment being considered a change to the terms and conditions and without notice to you. You may not assign these terms and conditions without the prior written consent of St. Jude Medical.

These terms and conditions, the Privacy Policy, any operating rules, policies, or procedures that may be posted from time to time by St. Jude Medical on this Web site, and any modifications to the foregoing, constitute the entire agreement between the parties with regard to the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior understandings and agreements, whether written or oral, as to such subject matter.

Nothing contained in these terms and conditions shall be deemed to constitute either party as the agent or representative of the other party, or both parties as joint venturers or partners for any purpose. The first paragraph of these terms and conditions and Sections 4, 6, 7, 9, 10,  and 12 through 15 shall survive termination of these terms and conditions.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding these terms and conditions of this Web site, please contact us.