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Your use of this website is subject to your acceptance of the following agreement. If you do not agree to this agreement you may not access or otherwise use this site.


Legal And Privacy

Roche Diagnostics Limited (RDL) has made and will continue to make great efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on cobas-roche.co.uk, However, RDL makes no warranties or representations, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained or referenced therein. All users agree that all access and use of cobas-roche.co.uk and any website linked to cobas-roche.co.uk and the content thereof is at their own risk. Neither RDL nor any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering cobas-roche.co.uk or on any website linked to cobas-roche.co.uk shall be liable in any manner whatsoever for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising out of your access, use or inability to use cobas-roche.co.uk or any website linked to cobas-roche.co.uk, or any errors or omissions in the content thereof.

The cobas-roche.co.uk website of RDL and the information contained and referenced therein are for informational purposes only. All text, graphics and artwork appearing on cobas-roche.co.uk are the proprietary copyrighted work of RDL. Any reproduction, retransmission or other use is strictly prohibited. Request for permission to reproduce any information contained on cobas-roche.co.uk should be addressed to the Webmaster.


Privacy Statement

RDL adheres to the Data Protection Act 1998 and as such this policy outlines the steps for protecting the information you choose to share with us. Protecting your privacy is of the greatest importance to us. Be assured we will never sell, swap, or rent your personal information to anyone. The information you choose to supply is used to provide personalized information, and to create a more useful experience. When you allow us, we may also e-mail you about additions to the site or product we think you'll find valuable. At any time, you may opt out of receiving e-mails from cobas-roche.co.uk.

The following information is designed to give you additional information about your privacy rights and the use of information you provide to cobas-roche.co.uk.


1. PRIVACY OF INFORMATION.

It is Roche Diagnostics' policy to respect the privacy of its users and to use data in the COBAS system in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and regulations. The use of data in the COBAS system is governed by COBAS Privacy Policy, which is incorporated by reference as part of these Terms of Use. For additional information on COBAS's Privacy Policy, please visit cobas-roche.co.uk and click on "Legal & Privacy."


2. YOUR USE OF THE COBAS WEBSITE.

You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and you possess the legal right and ability to enter into these Terms of Use.

You agree not to utilize the COBAS website in an unlawful way or for any unlawful purpose. You shall not send electronic communications to other parties for any purpose other than personal communication, including to advertise or sell goods or services, or as a mass distribution medium to communicate a generally unsolicited message. You agree not to post or transmit a message under a false name. You also agree not to post any information which (a) is libellous, defamatory, obscene, fraudulent, false or contrary to the ownership or intellectual property rights of any other person, or (b) contains any virus, worm, trojan horse or other code which is contaminating or destructive to the files or programs of Roche Diagnostics or any of its website users.

Roche Diagnostics reserves the right to delete any information forwarded by you that is fraudulent, abusive, defamatory, obscene or in violation of a copyright, trademark or other intellectual property or ownership right of any other person.

All title and copyrights in and to the COBAS website (including but not limited to any images, photographs, animations, video, audio, music, text and "applets," incorporated into the website) are owned by Roche Diagnostics or its suppliers.


3. Terms and conditions of access and use
Access to the cobas-roche.co.uk and/or the members area of the cobas-roche.co.uk website is provided to you under the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use and any operating policies that may be published by Roche Diagnostics, maker of COBAS products ("Roche Diagnostics"). BY CHECKING THE BOX MARKED "I HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THE TERMS," YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE REVIEWED AND AGREE TO ALL OF THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THE TERMS OF USE BELOW. ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR SUPPLEMENT THE TERMS OF USE AT ANY TIME, AND SUCH MODIFICATION SHALL BE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UPON THE POSTING OF THE MODIFIED TERMS OF USE. IF ANY MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE IS UNACCEPTABLE TO YOU, YOU AGREE TO IMMEDIATELY TERMINATE YOUR USE OF AND ACCESS TO THE COBAS WEBSITE AND/OR THE MEMBERS AREA. YOUR CONTINUED ACCESS OR USE OF THE COBAS WEBSITE AND/OR THE MEMBERS AREA AFTER THE POSTING OF A MODIFICATION OR NOTIFICATION TO YOU OF SUCH MODIFICATION SHALL BE DEEMED TO CONSTITUTE YOUR AGREEMENT TO ALL OF THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN ANY SUCH MODIFIED TERMS OF USE.


4. Members area (accessible by Roche Customers only) - SUBSCRIBER PASSWORD REQUIRED.

The members' area on the cobas-roche.co.uk can be accessed by Roche customers only. Should you meet that criteria and register to become a member, you will receive a password and account designation. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, and for all activities that occur under your password. You may change your password at any time by following instructions found on the COBAS website. You agree to notify Roche Diagnostics immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or other breach of security of which you become aware.


5. LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES.

The cobas-roche.co.uk website may include or provide links to third-party Internet sites that may include information, opinions or recommendations of various individuals, organizations or companies. Roche Diagnostics has no affiliation with such websites or the individuals, organizations or companies responsible for them. In providing such links, Roche Diagnostics does not imply the endorsement of the linked website nor does Roche Diagnostics represent to you that it has investigated the content of information, opinions or recommendations contained on such website; for this reason, you understand and agree that Roche Diagnostics does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information or necessarily subscribe to any such opinions or recommendations. Roche Diagnostics does not take responsibility for the practices of those other websites including, but not limited to, the practices related to the privacy of those websites.


6. USE OF CONTENT: PROPRIETARY RIGHTS.

Roche Diagnostics authorizes you to view or download a single copy of the material on the COBAS website solely for your personal, non-commercial use. You may not otherwise reprint or electronically reproduce any Roche Diagnostics material without the prior written consent of Roche Diagnostics. With the exception of your personal data, COBAS retains all right, title and interest in and to all content, products, documentation, software or other materials on the COBAS website, and any patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, service mark or other intellectual property or proprietary right in any of the foregoing. You further agree not to provide copyrighted or other proprietary information to Roche Diagnostics without permission from the owner of such material or rights, and you shall be solely responsible for any damages resulting from such disclosures. You are solely responsible for obtaining such permission.


7. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.

INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTENTS OF THIS WEBSITE OR INFORMATION FURNISHED BY US OR OUR AGENTS, EMPLOYEES OR REPRESENTATIVES AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY, ACCURACY, SUITABILITY, USEFULNESS, ADEQUACY, TIMELINESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR USE, APPLICATION OR PURPOSE.

In addition, Roche Diagnostics makes no warranty or representation with respect to any software applications provided to you or for use by you in connection with your use of the website and hereby disclaims any warranties which may be implied by law.


8. TERM; TERMINATION.

These Terms of Use become effective between Roche Diagnostics and you on the date you first utilize cobas-roche.co.uk and/or complete the registration process. Either Roche Diagnostics or you may terminate these Terms of Use and your right to utilize or access the COBAS website, at any time, with or without cause. These Terms of Use shall terminate immediately upon your failure to comply with the Terms of Use or Roche Diagnostics policies that are promulgated and published on the COBAS website from time to time.


9. ASSIGNMENT.

You may not assign this Agreement. Roche Diagnostics may assign all or part of its rights under these Terms of Use to an affiliate, subsidiary or successor corporation. These Terms of Use are binding upon and inure to the benefit of the successors and permitted assigns of Roche Diagnostics.

10. SEVERABILITY.

The provisions of these Terms of Use are severable and, in the event any other provision in these Terms of Use are determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall remain valid and enforceable.


11. ENTIRE AGREEMENT.

These Terms of Use set forth the entire agreement between Roche Diagnostics and you with respect to your use of the COBAS website and services, and supersede all prior agreements of any kind relating to this subject matter, whether written or oral.


Types and Uses of Information Collected from You

cobas-roche.co.uk collects a variety of information in several ways.


Personal Information

Generally, you can visit our site without revealing any personal information about yourself. At times, though, we may need information about you in order to process a request, You will have a choice as to whether or not to provide such data to cobas-roche.co.uk. Please be aware, however, that if you elect not to provide that information, you may not be able to use some of the features on the site.

If you choose to provide us with personal information, we will use such information in strict adherence to the terms of this policy. If you ask us to not use this information as a basis for further contact with you, we will respect your request.

We may use contact information to send you information about our company, such as new product information, product updates and product bulletins -. As stated below, you may opt out of being contacted in the future and receiving information of this sort. We may use unique identifiers to verify your identity, for use in our record system, and for marketing purposes. We may use demographic and profile data to tailor your experience at our site. This data allows us to show you content that we think you might be interested in and to display content according to your preferences. We may perform statistical analyses of your behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site.


Information from Your Computer

Our site recognizes information about your computer, such as the browser, operating system, IP address, and the home server from which you access the Internet. We keep track of the domains from which people visit our site. Your IP address is used to help identify you, gather broad demographic data, identify trends and statistics, help diagnose problems with our server, and administer our website. We may use your IP address information when compiling and reporting aggregate information about our website. We normally do not link IP addresses to any personally-identifiable information; however, we may disclose visitor information when subpoenaed, for government investigations, and when we otherwise believe in good faith that the law requires it.


Cookies

cobas-roche.co.uk uses cookies to enhance the user experience within our site as well as to maintain access security. cobas-roche.co.uk 's cookies will not damage your computer's hardware, files, or software in any way.

Most browsers today allow users to set cookie preferences to accept all cookies, warn users before accepting cookies, or always reject cookies set by Web servers if a user prefers. Furthermore, browsers such as Netscape and Internet Explorer allow users to cleanse existing cookies from their hard drive.

When you visit our website, cobas-roche.co.uk assigns a unique visitor ID to a cookie file stored on your computer. This code is generated at random to enable us to "remember" you the next time you visit. This technique enables us to better serve you by providing content that is tailored to your specific interests and needs, and to facilitate quicker and easier log-in for you by remembering your password. Cookie information is neither connected to external data sources nor passed on to any outside party that is not connected with cobas-roche.co.uk.

While cookies allow an enhanced user experience, they are not necessary to use our site - except where strict security access controls are in place. Access to our site will not be interrupted if users choose not to accept cookies, but certain features may not be available.


Third Parties to Whom Information May Be Disclosed

None of the information you provide on cobas-roche.co.uk will ever be sold, swapped or rented for commercial purposes. Additionally, any third parties to whom information is disclosed will be listed in this section of our Privacy Policy and will include the name of the company, their business, and why the information is being disclosed.

Roche Diagnostics and its information management partners adhere to the Data Protection Act and/or the Safe Harbor principles. As it relates to web-based data management, Roche Diagnostics and Digital Media work with IBM for web site hosting. IBM is a certified as a "Safe Harbor Provider' and has agreed via contract with Roche Diagnostics that "The German (IBM) location will comply with the German data privacy regulations and the US (IBM) location will comply with the US Safe Harbor principles."

This site contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other sites. You should check the privacy policies of these other websites when providing personally identifiable information.


Ability and Means to Access Personal Information for Reviewing, Editing and/or Removing

You may, at any time, review, edit and/or remove any information we have stored on you by editing your profile information on the website or by contacting cobas-roche.co.uk. We will comply promptly with any request to review, edit or remove information.


Always the Ability to Opt Out

At any time, you may choose to opt out of further e-mail communication with cobas-roche.co.uk by editing your profile information on the website or by contacting cobas-roche.co.uk. All requests for removal will be handled expeditiously and without question.


Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or the practices of this site, please contact us.


Intellectual Property

Accu-Chek, Accutrend, Advantage, Amplicor, Amplichip, Ampliprep, Cardiac Reader, Coaguchek, cobas, Life needs answers, cobas Integra, combur-test, D-Tron Plus, Elecsys, LC, Lightcycler, Magna Pure, Omnilink, Modular, Proteomaster, Reflotron, Roche Omni, RTS and TaqMan are trademarks of a Member of the Roche Group.

All trademarks and domain names are the property of their respective owners and Roche Diagnostics Ltd disclaims any proprietary interest in any such marks or names other than its own. You shall not assert any claim or ownership to any trade name or marks belonging to Roche or to any goodwill or reputation thereof. The website must be used in accordance with the intellectual property laws of England and Wales.