Terms of use agreement

Welcome to MerckMedicus.com. This site is owned and operated by Merck & Co., Inc. MerckMedicus.com offers this multi-faceted Internet medical resource to state-licensed U.S. healthcare professionals.

1. Acceptance

By using MerckMedicus.com for Healthcare Professionals you agree to be bound by, and to comply with the terms of use set forth in this agreement. Merck & Co., Inc., reserves the right to change these terms from time to time, as it deems to be necessary. We will always post notice of those changes, and the date that they became effective, within the current agreement on the website. You may view the current applicable version of this Terms of Use Agreement at any time through a link at the bottom of each page within this website.

2. Scope

The terms of use set forth in this agreement apply only to your use of MerckMedicus.com for Healthcare Professionals. Merck & Co., Inc., operates other websites that are covered by their own conditions as specified within those sites. When we refer to "Merck," we mean the pharmaceutical business of Merck & Co., Inc., including our divisions of Human Health, Research, Manufacturing, Corporate, and Vaccines.

3. Description of Service

MerckMedicus.com for Healthcare Professionals includes many types of services and information including research and news articles, diagnostic tools, patient education materials, slides, continuing education for medical and other professionals, and other resources. All information contained within the site is intended only for adults who are state-licensed healthcare professionals. The information contained within this site is in no way intended to serve as a substitute for your own medical judgment. As a healthcare professional, you should use your own professional judgment in evaluating the information provided within this website.
We also recommend that you consult with other professional sources and references prior to making any evaluation or treatment decisions.

4. Representation

As a user of this website, you are liable for the accuracy of the information that you provide to us, including, but not limited to, your state license number and your professional representation.

5. Registration and Privacy

Please refer to Merck's Internet Privacy Policy for information on our registration processes and how the company protects your personal information.

6. Third Party Content

MerckMedicus.com for Healthcare Professionals contains information brought to you by third parties. The site also provides links to other Internet websites. Notice of this information is provided throughout the website. Merck assumes no responsibility for information provided by third parties or the content of other Internet sites to which we provide links.

7. Disclaimer of Warranties

Merck & Co., Inc., has taken reasonable measures to ensure that the information contained within this website is reliable, however, by using this website, you accept the products and services provided herein "AS IS." Merck & Co., Inc., makes no express or implied warranty regarding the accuracy, content, completeness, reliability, operability, or legality of information contained within this website, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of proprietary rights.

8. Consequences

Merck reserves the right to suspend or terminate your account if you violate the terms of this agreement. If your violation causes harm to others, you agree to indemnify and hold Merck harmless from and against any and all loss, damage, or expense. If any dispute arises between us regarding this agreement or your use of MerckMedicus.com, it shall be resolved through good faith negotiations between the parties. If such efforts prove unsuccessful, all such controversies, claims, or disputes shall be submitted to binding arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C., §1 et seq. Arbitration shall be conducted in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration award shall be final and binding, and it may be confirmed and enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. Each party shall pay for all attorney fees it incurred in connection with the arbitration and shall share equally in the costs of the arbitration. The venue for any arbitration will be Pennsylvania.