Terms of use

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using this website. By using this site in any manner, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree, you should not use this site. We may change or revise this information at any time without notice, so please visit this area each time you visit the website to keep up-to-date with the current Terms of Use. We may also, in our sole discretion, and at any time, discontinue this website or any part thereof without notice.

1. Ownership and Operation This website belongs to and is controlled by Z-Medica®, LLC.

2. Intended Geographic Scope  This website and its contents are controlled and operated from within the United States of America. Access to this website from territories where its content is illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this website from outside the United States are responsible for compliance with all local laws applicable to them with respect to the content and operation of this website.

3. Privacy  For information on how Z-Medica uses and protects the personal information you may provide on this website, see our Privacy Policy.

4. Intellectual Property  It is Z-Medica policy to enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including seeking criminal sanctions. Except as otherwise noted, the trademarks, service marks, and logos (collectively, the “trademarks”) displayed on this site are registered and unregistered trademarks that are owned or licensed by Z-Medica. Nothing on this site should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right in or to the trademarks without the express prior written permission of Z-Medica.

The entire content of this website, including but not limited to text, design, graphics, interfaces, logos, trademarks, icons, images, and audio or video clips on this website and the selection and arrangements thereof is copyrighted as a collective work under United States copyright laws and is the property of Z-Medica. No part of this website may be copied, reproduced, republished, posted, or distributed in any way, except for noncommercial home use (provided you keep intact all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices on the materials, eg, “Copyright © 2014 Z-MEDICA, LLC., Wallingford, CT. [product name] and its LOGO are registered trademarks of Z-MEDICA, LLC. All rights reserved.”).

5. Submissions Except for personal information we may collect from you under the guidelines established in our Privacy Policy, all remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, data, questions, or other information (including products and advertising ideas) communicated to Z-Medica through this site or through electronic mail or otherwise will forever be the property of Z-Medica, even if these Terms of Use are later modified or terminated. This means that you disclaim any proprietary rights in such submissions and you acknowledge that such information will not be treated as confidential or proprietary and may be used by Z-Medica for any purpose, including reproduction, transmission, publication, broadcast, and posting. Additionally, by submitting an idea to us, you waive any right to compensation of any type for that idea.

6. Links For your convenience, this site may contain links to third-party websites not owned or operated by Z-Medica®. If you use these links, you will leave this site. Please note that Z-Medica has no control over the content appearing on such third-party sites. In addition, while Z-Medica may provide you with a link to a third-party websites, it is understood that Z-Medica does not endorse, approve, sponsor, or support such sites. Further, Z-Medica shall not be responsible or liable, in any way whatsoever, for the content of such third-party websites or the consequences or damages resulting from your use thereof. Please note that the privacy policies applicable to such third-party sites may differ significantly from the Z-Medica Privacy Policy. If you decide to access any of these linked third-party sites, you do so entirely at your own risk.

7. Limitation of Liability Under no circumstances, whether due to negligence or otherwise, shall Z-Medica, including its directors, officers, employees, affiliates, successors, or assigns be liable for any damages or injury, including any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, punitive, or other damages, including but not limited to loss of data or profit, that may result from the use of, or the inability to use, the website or any materials in this site, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of the website or information available in the website. These include, but are not limited to, damages or injury caused by error, omission, interruption, defect, failure of performance, delay in operation or transmission, line failure or computer virus, worm, Trojan horse, or other harmful component. Some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. However, in no event shall Z-Medica’s total liability to you for damages, losses, and/or causes of action exceed one hundred dollars ($100). Any claim or cause of action you may have with respect to this site (including but not limited to the purchase of Z-Medica products or services) must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises.

8. Applicable Law/Place of Jurisdiction These Terms of Use and any disputes arising under or related to these Terms of Use (whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct, or otherwise) will be governed by the laws of the state of Connecticut, without reference to its conflicts of law principles. Any legal actions, suits, or proceedings arising out of these Terms of Use (whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct, or otherwise) will be brought exclusively in the state courts of Connecticut or the appropriate United States District Court, and you hereby accept and submit to the personal jurisdiction of these Connecticut or US courts with respect to any legal actions, suits, or proceedings arising out of these Terms of Use. You also waive to the fullest extent permitted by law any right to a trial by jury in any action, suit, or proceeding brought to enforce, defend, or interpret any right or remedies under, or arising in connection with or relating to, these Terms of Use.

9. Downloaded Software  If you download software from this website, the software and all files, images, and data relating to the software are subject to the license terms in the software license that accompanies or is provided with the software. You do not own the downloaded software, and Z-Medica does not transfer ownership of the software to you. You may not redistribute, sell, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise reduce the software to a human-perceivable form.

10. Forward-Looking Statements  This website may contain statements that involve Z-Medica’s intentions, expectations, or predictions. Such statements reflect the views of Z-Medica as of the date made with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. These statements could be inaccurate or could become inaccurate as a result of developments occurring after their respective dates. Z-Medica disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise these statements.

11. Severability/No Waiver  If any provision of these Terms of Use shall be found to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. No failure on the part of Z-Medica to enforce these Terms of Use shall constitute a waiver of any of Z-Medica’s rights under these Terms of Use whether for past or future actions on the part of any person.

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