Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions for Use of The Global Pertussis Initiative (GPI) website supported by Sanofi Pasteur SA.

Copyright © 2018 The Global Pertussis Initiative (GPI). All rights reserved. Please read these Terms of use carefully. Throughout these Terms and Conditions “GPI” refers to The Global Pertussis Initiative, Sanofi Pasteur SA, the GPI Committee members, contributing affiliates, and the vendors maintaining the Site. GPI maintains the Site in an attempt to provide you with information on pertussis immunization and disease surveillance. In addition, the Site may be used to communicate recommendations on pertussis immunization that are acceptable at national, regional, and local levels, as well as information about GPI and affiliated services. GPI requires that all the visitors to our Site(s) on the internet (the “Site”) adhere to the following rules and regulations. By accessing the Site, you indicate your acknowledgment and acceptance of these Terms of Use (“Terms”). Please read them carefully. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THIS SITE.

1. Nature of information

GPI offers the information on this website for general educational and informational purposes only. This information provided on this Site is intended for health care professionals.

GPI is supported by Sanofi Pasteur SA and was established in 2001 to evaluate the ongoing problem of pertussis worldwide and to recommend appropriate pertussis control strategies. Sanofi Pasteur continues to fund this important initiative to provide a forum for scientific and policy-based discussions. The views and opinions expressed, which could include use of Sanofi Pasteur products that is inconsistent with current labelling or licensed indication, are solely those of the authors and do not reflect the position of Sanofi Pasteur SA.

The factual information contained in this website is obtained from sources believed to be reliable and accurate. GPI makes no guarantee or warranty, expressly or implied, as to the reliability, accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of that information and is not responsible for any errors or omissions therein, whether caused by the source of the information or GPI. All factual and other information, opinions, materials, including any materials provided via download, products, software, or services accessible through this website are provided on an “AS IS” basis without warranty of any kind, and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMED. You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for any damages that may result, including loss of data or damage to your computer system from your use of this website. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from GPI or through this website shall create any warranty.

2. Limitation on liability

GPI reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site for any reason, at its sole discretion, with or without notice to you. GPI likewise may change the Terms and Conditions of the Terms from time to time with or without notice to you. You agree to review the Terms periodically to ensure that you are aware of any modifications. Your continued access or use of the Site after the modifications have become effective shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the modified Terms.

You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations in your use of the Site. Our Site is available only to individuals who are permitted to use it under applicable law. If you do not qualify, please do not use our Site. You agree to be solely responsible for your actions and the contents of your transmissions through the Site. You agree not to impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your identity or affiliation with a person or entity.

You agree that GPI may terminate your password, account, or use of the Site at GPI’s sole discretion for any reason. All notices you give to us shall be in writing and shall be made either via email or conventional mail. In addition, GPI may post notices or links to notices through the Site to inform you of changes to the Terms, the Site, or other matters of importance.

You agree that all access and use of the Site and its contents is at your own risk. By using the Site, you acknowledge that we specifically disclaim any liability (whether based in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or otherwise) for any direct, indirect, incidental, common law, statutory, regulatory, consequential, compensatory, punitive, or special damages arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of the Site (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages), including, but not limited to, any liability associated with any viruses that may infect your computer equipment.

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICE AND ANY MATERIALS OR INFORMATION PROVIDED IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. GPI EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. GPI MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE; NOR DOES GPI MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE OR AS TO THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SOFTWARE USED IN THE SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED. GPI DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SITE (OR ANY INFORMATION OR SOFTWARE CONTAINED THEREIN) IS FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES, OR OTHER CODE THAT MANIFEST CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES. GPI MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE SERVICE. GPI ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DELETION OR FAILURE TO STORE ANY DATA OR OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU ON THE SERVICE.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY TO THE FULL EXTENT DESCRIBED ABOVE, SOME OF THESE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS ARE HELD TO BE INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THE MAXIMUM COLLECTIVE LIABILITY OF GPI, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS, IF ANY, FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES SHALL NOT EXCEED $500. IN NO EVENT SHALL GPI, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES GREATER THAN THE AMOUNT REFERRED TO ABOVE. ALL OTHER DAMAGES, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO USE OF THE SITE ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED EVEN IF GPI, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES.

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless GPI, its directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorney fees, arising out of or relating to use of the Site by you or any other person accessing the Site using your user name and password.

The provisions of these Terms apply for the benefit of GPI and its officers, directors, employees, and agents. Each of these individuals or entities shall have the right to assert and enforce those provisions directly against you on its own behalf.

You represent and warrant that you possess the legal right and ability to enter into these Terms and to use the Site in accordance with these Terms.

3. Intellectual property

THE CONTENTS OF THE SITE, INCLUDING ITS “LOOK AND FEEL” (E.G., TEXT, GRAPHICS, IMAGES, LOGOS, AND BUTTON ICONS), EDITORIAL CONTENT, NOTICES, SOFTWARE (INCLUDING HTML-BASED COMPUTER PROGRAMS), AND OTHER MATERIAL ARE PROTECTED UNDER BOTH UNITED STATES AND FOREIGN COPYRIGHT, PATENT, TRADEMARK, AND OTHER LAWS. The contents belong to GPI or to others as indicated. The information and materials contained in the Site may not be copied, displayed, distributed, downloaded, licensed, modified, published, reposted, reproduced, reused, sold, supplemented, transmitted, used to create a derivative work, or otherwise used for public or commercial purposes without the expressed written permission of GPI. Your right to use the Site is personal to you. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, use, or exploit for any commercial purposes, the Site or use of or access to the Site or any information or technology obtained from the Site.

You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our Web pages or the content contained herein without our prior expressed written permission. You agree that you will not use any device, software, or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any transaction being conducted on our Site.

4. Links to other sites

On this Site, you will find content, functions, information, and tools, including links to content developed by third parties that are not the property of GPI. While we strive to keep both GPI and the third-party-provided information current and accurate, we cannot guarantee and expressly do not warrant that the content, functions, information, and tools are error free or that your access will be uninterrupted or that material accessible from this Site is free of viruses.

On this Site you will find numerous links that will transfer you to the site of an organization that can provide you with value-added information and/or functionality. By linking to these sites, GPI does not represent or imply that there is any business relationship between the two entities. GPI is not responsible for the content and performance of these sites or for your transactions with them. Furthermore, GPI strives to keep these links as current and accurate as possible, but we cannot guarantee, and we expressly do not warrant that they point to the intended third-party site. Links to and from this Site do not constitute a GPI endorsement.

5. Personal information

When registering for access to this Site, you agree to provide current, complete, and accurate information about yourself. If any information you provide is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, GPI has the right to decline to provide any and all future use of the Site. Please see our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated by reference into these Terms, for the details of our commitment to protecting your privacy.

If you are not a registered user, you may receive an ID and password upon completing the registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login name and password and for any and all activities that occur under your password or account. By becoming a registered user, you agree that access to your account shall be limited to those within your immediate organization. You also agree to immediately notify GPI of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security known to you.

6. Legal provisions

This disclosure shall be governed in all respects by the substantive laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without regard to its provisions relating to conflict of laws. You and GPI agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located within Monroe County, Pennsylvania. The failure of GPI to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute, regulation, or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Site or the Terms must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

7. Terms and conditions

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Last updated: September 2018.