Terms of Use

General

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE (“TERMS”) CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE NEURODIEM SERVICE ("NEURODIEM"). The service includes our websites, newsletters, mobile applications and other reference tools.

YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS WHEN COMPLETING YOUR REGISTRATION. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OR PART OF THESE TERMS, THEN PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS NEURODIEM.

These Terms constitute an agreement between Biogen MA Inc. (“Biogen” or “we” or “us”) and you (“User” or “you”). We recommend that you print out a copy of these Terms for your records.

Changes to Terms. Biogen may modify Neurodiem, these Terms or other rules governing its use, at any time. Modifications will be posted within Neurodiem and you will be provided with a copy of the modified Terms. By continuing to use Neurodiem after such changes are posted and notified, you agree to accept them. All changes are applicable as soon as they are published.

By using Neurodiem, you represent and warrant that you are a healthcare professional, have the right, authority, and capacity to agree to and abide by these Terms and that you are not subject to a ban that would prevent you from using Neurodiem.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE TERMS CONTAIN PROVISIONS THAT LIMIT OUR LIABILITY TO YOU.

Scope of use

Neurodiem is a multi-lingual, international, multi-site portal for neurosciences healthcare professionals. Our goal is to provide, as much as possible, educational, unbiased, scientifically validated information and documents, as well as relevant tools, to enable healthcare professionals to stay up to date in their medical and scientific knowledge.

The content of Neurodiem is selected, written and published exclusively by independent third parties. This content may be:

  • i. original: articles and videos developed by independent third parties for Neurodiem;
  • ii. licensed: articles written by peers from scientific publications of international renown. (Hereafter altogether referred to as the “Content”)

Biogen will in no case intervene in the selection or writing of the Content published on Neurodiem.

Neurodiem is the property of Biogen. Neurodiem is made available to you for personal and professional use only. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, you are granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable and non-sublicensable license to display, download, use and access the information and materials available on Neurodiem, including the Content. Except as otherwise provided in these Terms or on the website, you may not copy, distribute, publish, transmit, modify, create derivative works of or otherwise exploit any part (including without limitation Content) of Neurodiem. You are prohibited from: reproducing (by printing or electronically), altering the Content or any other information from Neurodiem or removing the copyright notice or disclaimers from the Content, carrying out data mining without the prior consent of the publisher and using the Content for commercial purposes. You accept that Biogen may terminate, change or restrict your right to use Neurodiem for any reason without notice. Rights not expressly granted in these Terms are reserved to Biogen.

NEURODIEM IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE OR PROMOTE BIOGEN'S MEDICINAL PRODUCTS. NEURODIEM DOES NOT RECOMMEND ANY SPECIFIC PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. The Content available on Neurodiem is intended as an informational resource on the 18 neurology areas listed below: Cephalea, Cognition, Dementia, Epilepsy, Functional Rehabilitation, Genetics, Imaging, Movement disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular, Neuro-oncology, Neuro-ophthalmology, Neuropaediatrics, Neuro-resuscitation, Neurosurgery, Neuro-vascular, Pain and Sleep. Neurodiem may contain statements, which may reflect current expectations regarding future events including, among others, in regard to product development, scientific research, clinical studies, clinical trials, governmental and regulatory approval process or commercialization of products. Those statements involve risks and uncertainties. Actual events could differ materially from those projected on Neurodiem and depend on a number of factors, including the successful and timely completion of clinical studies and clinical trials, the uncertainties related to the regulatory process and the commercialization of products. The User shall not rely on these statements displayed on Neurodiem. You are encouraged to compare the information with other sources. You are solely responsible for the analysis and the use of the Content provided on Neurodiem. The Content and other information provided on Neurodiem is provided as is without any express or implicit warranty. The Content that is made available on Neurodiem is for information purposes only and shall not be used for any other purposes. Neurodiem does not provide any professional advice and is not intended to do so. Notably, Neurodiem does not make any recommendations for medical treatment or diagnostic.

Neurodiem may contain links to third-party websites or resources which are not part of Neurodiem. The User acknowledges that, by the activation of such links, the User automatically leaves Neurodiem. Biogen cannot be held liable for any prejudice and damages that may result from the inaccuracy or non-conformity of the external websites’ content. This disclaimer includes but is not limited to the access, content and information that they provide. The presence of references or links to external sources which can be found on Neurodiem does not imply that Biogen endorses the content thereof and shall not be interpreted as an affiliation or association that may bind Biogen to the owner of the external websites’ rights. Activation of the links displayed on Neurodiem is made at the User’s own risks.

Users and accounts

Accounts on Neurodiem are intended for use by healthcare professionals only. By accessing, using and/or submitting information to or through a Neurodiem account, you represent that you meet the above Terms. Neurodiem accounts are not accessible by patients or individual who are not healthcare professionals in any manner.

Access to Neurodiem is subject to a validation process including verifying your professional registration number, a registration process and a login/authentication process. You will need to create and register an account to be authorized to use Neurodiem. In creating an account, you agree to:

  • create only one account;
  • provide complete, accurate and current information regarding yourself;
  • keep your information updated and accurate;
  • keep your account password private and not share it with others and/or with patients; and
  • notify Biogen if you discover or suspect that your account has been hacked or its security breached.

The account is personal to you and cannot be assigned or transferred to any other individual. You also agree to take responsibility for all activities linked to your account and you accept all risks for any unauthorized use of your account.

You are responsible for the equipment and services required to access and use Neurodiem. We do not guarantee that Neurodiem is accessible on any equipment, device or operating system.

We reserve the right, without notice and in our sole discretion at any time, to terminate your right to use Neurodiem or any function of Neurodiem and to block or prevent future access to and use of Neurodiem. We also reserve the right to delete your account and any related information. Any obligation or liability incurred prior to termination of your access to Neurodiem will be maintained after this termination.

Users' personal data

Biogen may collect, through registration processes or other means, personal information about you. Please refer to the Biogen Privacy Policy as stated below for details about how we protect your personal information. You are responsible for the accuracy of any personal information about you provided through Neurodiem.

By using Neurodiem, you understand and accept that information on your use of the service will be used to create you a personalized profile in order to determine your interests in the different scientific areas. Your use of Neurodiem will help determine your preferences regarding the content available on Neurodiem. The profile is based on the analysis by Biogen of your data and can be used in order to propose appropriate and adapted content: for example, by providing you with articles relating to your interests. Biogen informs you that no decision that could cause you harm will be made on the basis of your profile alone.

Privacy policy

The Biogen Privacy Policy, located at www.neurodiem.ca/page/privacy, provides information about the collection, use and transfer of information about users of Neurodiem. By accessing and using Neurodiem, you acknowledge that you have been informed about the data processing operations of Neurodiem.

Use of the Neurodiem

You may use Neurodiem for lawful purposes and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with these Terms. You may not use Neurodiem:

  • for purposes that are unlawful or prohibited by these Terms;
  • for purposes causing harm or damage to any person or entity;
  • for purposes that hamper its proper operation;
  • to post, publish or transmit any material that violates any law, infringes on the rights of any third party or contains defamatory, denigrating, abusive, obscene or otherwise reprehensible material (as determined by Biogen in its sole discretion); or
  • to promote any medicinal product, developed by Biogen or any other pharmaceutical company.

YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD NOT LIABLE BIOGEN AND ITS PARENTS, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, AND SUPPLIERS, FROM AND AGAINST ANY ACTUAL OR THREATENED CLAIMS, ACTIONS OR DEMANDS, LIABILITIES AND SETTLEMENTS (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, REASONABLE LEGAL AND ACCOUNTING FEES) RESULTING (OR ALLEGED TO RESULT) FROM YOUR USE OF NEURODIEM IN ANY MANNER THAT VIOLATES OR IS ALLEGED TO VIOLATE APPLICABLE LAW OR THESE TERMS.

Access to Neurodiem

You acknowledge and agree that Neurodiem, or certain features of Neurodiem, may change from time to time without notice to you. Any new feature that augments, enhances or modifies the current version of Neurodiem is subject to these Terms.

You acknowledge and agree that we may decline to provide access to Neurodiem or stop (permanently or temporarily) providing Neurodiem (or any feature, program or content within Neurodiem) to you or other users at our sole discretion, without notice or liability to you. You may stop using any part of Neurodiem at any time. You do not need to inform us when you stop using Neurodiem.

You acknowledge and agree that if we disable access to your account, you may be prevented from accessing Neurodiem, your account details, or any files or other content which are contained in your account.

We reserve the right to:

  • investigate your use of Neurodiem to ensure we comply with any law, regulation, government request or judicial process;
  • remove any content provided by users which we believe does not comply with these Terms;
  • terminate your access to Neurodiem upon our determination that you have violated these Terms.

Disclaimer

Except as expressly otherwise stated, Biogen does not make any warranty, express or implied, as to accuracy, reliability or availability of Neurodiem. Without limiting the generality of the preceding sentence, Biogen assumes no responsibility TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR PURPOSE, AND ALL WARRANTIES OF TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, with respect to all Content and information available on Neurodiem. The above exclusions may not apply in jurisdictions that do not allow the exclusion of certain implied warranties.

Biogen does not guarantee that the functions contained in Neurodiem will be secure, uninterrupted or error-free, that Neurodiem will be free of viruses, other harmful components or that defects will be corrected even if Biogen is informed about them.

Although the Content of Neurodiem is updated periodically, Biogen cannot be held liable for any failure to update such Content. Biogen does not assume any responsibility concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability or usefulness of the Content and information available on Neurodiem. It is your responsibility to verify the Content and information contained on Neurodiem.

To the fullest extent allowed by applicable law, Biogen is not liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, punitive or other damages arising from your use of Neurodiem or any information and Content available on Neurodiem.

Copyright and trademarks

Unless otherwise noted and with the exception of works of authorship licensed and/or links appearing in Neurodiem, Biogen and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates are the sole owners of the intellectual property rights in connection with Neurodiem, including copyrights, in connection with the information and the Content published on Neurodiem. Except as provided in these Terms, the availability of the Content cannot be construed as granting a license or other rights under any patent, trademark, copyright or any other intellectual property right of Biogen or any third party.

Without limiting the foregoing, Biogen is the sole and exclusive owner of the trademarks used on the website or, otherwise, they belong to their respective owners. You agree not to use any trademarks displayed on the website without obtaining a prior written consent from Biogen or their respective owners. Biogen may be the owner of other trademarks related to names, words, advertising slogans, signs, logos, drawings, and graphics that may be displayed, from time to time, on the website.

Unauthorized use of Biogen’s registered trademarks, common law trademarks, service marks or logos may be a violation of federal, state or foreign trademark laws.

You may not remove or infringe any copyright, trademark or other proprietary right notice mentioned on Neurodiem. All rights not expressly granted are reserved.

Feedback and submissions

If you submit ideas or material to us through Neurodiem, such communication or material that you transmit to or through the website, including data, comments, questions, suggestions, ideas, concepts, know-how, techniques, or other information of any kind and in any medium, shall be conditioned to the granting of rights to Biogen as provided hereunder Biogen shall be free to use, disclose, reproduce, or distribute any such communications, materials or information without limitation. As a condition to submitting any communications or materials, you hereby grant Biogen a perpetual, universal, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free right to copy, display, modify, transmit, make derivative works of and distribute such communications and materials. As a condition to submitting any communications or materials, you represent and warrant to Biogen that you have the right to make such communications, materials or information available under the foregoing license. Biogen reserves the right to decline posting of any communications, materials or information that, in its sole discretion, it believes may violate the rights of any party, including copyrights.

Applicable law

These Terms and your use of Neurodiem are governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States of America.

General provisions

No delay or failure on the part of Biogen to enforce any part of these Terms will constitute a waiver of any of its rights under these Terms whether for past or future actions of any person. Neither the receipt of any funds by Biogen nor the reliance of any person on Biogen' actions will be deemed to constitute a waiver of all or part of these Terms. Only a specific, written waiver signed by an authorized representative of Biogen will have any legal value. If any part of these Terms is determined to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable under present or future law, such part will be deemed to be deleted without affecting the enforceability of all the rest of the Terms. These Terms will inure to the benefit of and will be binding upon each party’s successors and assigns. These Terms and the rights granted hereunder may be assigned by Biogen but you may not assign them without the prior express written consent of Biogen. The headings and captions contained herein are for convenience only.

Violations

Biogen reserves the right to exercise its rights for violations of these Terms, and of the rules and regulations applicable to Neurodiem, including the right to block access from a device address to Neurodiem.

Questions

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact the relevant individual listed in the Contact Us section.

Contact us

Neurodiem:

Biogen Canada Inc
90 Burnhamthorpe Road West
Suite 1100
Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3C3
Canada
Phone: +1 905 804 1444
Fax: +1 905 897 3222
Email: canadageneral.mailbox@biogen.com

Neurodiem Hosting:

Neurodiem is hosted in the European Union, on the platform operated by
Amazon Web Services, Inc
P.O. Box 81226
Seattle, WA 98108-1226
http://aws.amazon.com

These Terms of use were last revised on 25 November 2019.