Please read this Agreement carefully and completely before using homecare.stryker.com (collectively, the “Site”) or any services or goods provided through or in connection with the Site or by Stryker or one of its affiliates (together with the Site, collectively, the “Service”). By clicking “I Accept” to this Agreement, or by using the Service (including any access to the Service), you expressly agree to be bound by this Agreement, by and between you and Stryker(“Stryker”, “us”, or “we”), which incorporates by this reference any additional terms and conditions posted by Stryker through the Site, or otherwise made available to you by Stryker. This Agreement does not govern your use of other sites or apps (including services on other sites or apps) operated by Stryker. The information and resources contained on and accessible through the Service are made available by Stryker and its suppliers and vendors, and other third parties, in each case subject to your agreement to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
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About our Health Content
Our health content describes general principles of health care that should not in any event be construed as specific instructions for individual patients. This material is not intended as a guide to self-treatment or as a substitute for proper medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It is for reference only and should not be used to determine treatment for specific medical conditions--only a health care provider can do that. The Service and its health-related information and resources are not intended and must not be taken as the rendering of medical, nursing, or professional health care advice or services, or the practice of medicine, nursing, or professional health care in any jurisdiction. You should discuss the information provided with a physician, pharmacist, nurse, or other licensed health care professional. You should also check product information (including package inserts) regarding precautions, warnings, interactions, and contraindications before administering or using any device, drug, or cosmetic discussed on the Service.
You understand and agree that neither Stryker nor its suppliers or vendors are responsible for any claim, loss, or damage directly or indirectly resulting from your use of the Service or the information resources contained on or accessible through the Service.
Proper treatment of health conditions depends upon a number of factors, including, but not limited to, your medical history, diet, lifestyle, and medication regimen. Your health care provider can best assess and address your individual health care needs. You should consult with your health care provider before starting a new diet, fitness, or supplement regimen. IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A MEDICAL CRISIS, PLEASE CALL 911 OR CONTACT YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE SERVICE IMMEDIATELY.
Testimonials appearing on this site are actually received via text, audio or video submission. They are individual experiences, reflecting real life experiences of those who have used our products and/or services in some way or another. However, they are individual results and results do vary. We do not claim that they are typical results that consumers will generally achieve. The testimonials are not necessarily representative of all of those who will use our products and/or services.
The testimonials displayed (text, audio and/or video) are given verbatim except for correction of grammatical or typing errors. Some have been shortened. In other words, not the whole message received by the testimonial writer is displayed, when it seemed lengthy or not the whole testimonial seemed relevant for the general public.
Stryker is not responsible for any of the opinions or comments posted to our site. Stryker is not a forum for testimonials, however provides testimonials as a means for customers to share their experiences with one another. To prevent abuse, all testimonials appear after they have been reviewed by Stryker. Stryker does not share the opinions, views, or commentary of any testimonials on this site, and are strictly the views of the reviewer.
Additionally, these testimonials are not intended to make claims that these products can be used to diagnose, treat, cure, mitigate or prevent any disease. Such claims have not been clinically proven or evaluated by the FDA.
By submitting testimonials, including product reviews, on the website [homecare.stryker.com] you consent that Stryker may publish your testimonial, together with your name and location [city, state, country], on this website [homecare.stryker.com] and on any successor website that we may operate, on such page and in such position as we may determine in our sole discretion.
Testimonials shared can be used by Stryker for marketing purposes and the company reserves the right to reproduce or alter testimonials to reflect changes in company names or correct product title to more clearly communicate which product the customer is referencing.
For purposes of this Agreement, “Materials” includes user IDs, email addresses, passwords, comments, photographs, images, graphics, text, and data and any other forms of materials or information submitted by you through or otherwise in connection with the Service, regardless of whether such information is posted publicly or with password protection.
Disclaimer of Warranty
Although Stryker reserves the right to correct any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies, we do not accept any responsibility for the accuracy, reliability, currency, or completeness of any information, content, materials, services, products, merchandise, functionality or other resources (collectively, “Resources”) available on or accessible through the Service (even typographical or imaging errors), including the substance, accuracy, or sufficiency of any service or product information listed on the Service. Further, we do not represent that the Service will operate without interruption or error, nor do we provide any assurances of the availability or usability of the online shopping services.
Stryker does not accept any liability for the consequences arising from the application, use, or misuse of any Resources contained on or made available through the Service, including any injury and/or damage to any person or property as a matter of product liability, negligence, or otherwise.
Stryker further disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy, reliability, currency, availability, or completeness of any Resources found on any third-party sites that link to or from the Service. Stryker also does not accept any responsibility for technical failures or for unauthorized access of user transmissions or Materials by third parties.
Your access and use of the Service and any other Internet sites, including any Resources contained on or otherwise made available by them, is solely at your own risk.
Stryker and its suppliers and vendors will attempt to keep the information, services and resources accessible through the Service timely and accurate, but make no guarantees, and disclaim any implied warranty or representation about the Service's accuracy, relevance, timeliness, completeness, reliability, security or appropriateness for a particular purpose.
STRYKER AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND VENDORS DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, MERCHANDISE, MATERIALS, FUNCTIONALITY, AND ANY OTHER RESOURCES AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE SERVICE, INCLUDING (WITHOUT LIMITATION) ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. ALL SUCH INFORMATION, CONTENT, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, MERCHANDISE, MATERIALS, FUNCTIONALITY AND OTHER RESOURCES ARE MADE AVAILABLE “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Stryker makes no representation or warranty that the quality of any goods, services, information, or other materials purchased or obtained through the Service will meet your expectations, or that any password protection or other security measures for Materials that you may use or allow others to use in connection with the Service will prevent unauthorized access to such Materials, or that any such Materials will not be accessed or misused by any other party.
Limitation of Liability
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL STRYKER OR ITS SUPPLIERS OR VENDORS, OR ITS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, VENDORS, LICENSORS, CO-BRANDERS, OR PARTNERS (COLLECTIVELY, “STRYKER PARTIES”) BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LITIGATION, OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS, WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE, OPERATION, OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, ANY DEFECTS IN THE SERVICE, OR WITH THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO MAKE AVAILABLE ANY INFORMATION, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, MATERIALS, OR OTHER RESOURCES AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE SERVICE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Neither Stryker nor its suppliers or vendors guarantee the sequence, accuracy, or completeness of any information or content on this or any other Internet sites and shall not be liable in any way to you or anyone else who may use the information or content or to whom the information or content may be furnished, for any delays, inaccuracies, unavailability, errors, or omissions therefrom or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or for any damage arising therefrom or occasioned thereby.
THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICE MAY BE AFFECTED BY NUMEROUS FACTORS BEYOND STRYKER’S OR ITS SUPPLIERS' OR VENDORS' CONTROL. THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICE, WHETHER BY STRYKER, ITS SUPPLIERS, OR ITS VENDORS, MAY NOT BE SECURE. SECURITY AND PRIVACY RISKS CANNOT BE ELIMINATED. PASSWORD PROTECTION AND ANY OTHER SECURITY MEASURES MAY NOT PREVENT UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO MATERIALS YOU MAY USE OR ALLOW OTHER PERSONS TO USE IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE, INCLUDING MATERIALS POSTED OR SUBMITTED TO THE SERVICE.
You acknowledge and agree that the limitations set forth above are fundamental elements of this Agreement and the Service would not be provided to you absent such limitations.
You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold the Stryker Parties harmless from any liability, loss, claim, and expense (including reasonable attorneys' fees) related to or arising out of your use of the content on the Service, or any Materials that you submit, post, or transmit through the Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of this Agreement, or your violation of any rights of another.
Changes to the Service
Stryker may change or modify the information, services, products, materials, and any other resources contained on or accessible through the Service, or discontinue the Service altogether, at any time without notice.
You agree to use the Service only for lawful purposes. You agree not to interrupt or attempt to interrupt the operation of the Service in any way. Any conduct by you that, in our sole discretion, restricts, inhibits, or interferes with the ability of any other user to enjoy the Service will not be tolerated, including by means of hacking or defacing any portion of the Service, or by engaging in spamming, flooding, or other disruptive activities. You are strictly prohibited from communicating on or through the Service (including in connection with any Materials) any unlawful, harmful, offensive, threatening, abusive, libelous, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, fraudulent, sexually explicit, racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable material of any sort, including, but not limited to, any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law. We reserve the right to terminate or suspend your access to and use of the Service, or parts of the Service, without notice, if we believe, in our sole discretion, that it is in violation of any applicable law or it is harmful to our interests or the interests, including intellectual property or other rights, of another user or other third-party partners, affiliates, sponsors, providers, licensors, or merchants.
You must not post, transmit or otherwise make available through or in connection with the Service any virus or other computer code, file, or program that is potentially harmful or invasive or intended to damage or hijack the operation of or to monitor the use of any hardware, software, or equipment.
You agree to provide true, accurate, current, and complete information in connection with the Service. It is your responsibility to maintain and promptly update this account information to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete. If you provide any information that is fraudulent, untrue, inaccurate, incomplete, or not current, or we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is fraudulent, untrue, inaccurate, incomplete, or not current, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your account without notice and refuse any and all current and future use of the Service. Because any termination of your access to the Service may be effected without prior notice, you acknowledge and agree that we may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and bar any further access to such files or the Service. Furthermore, you agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to your account or the Service.
You may be asked to supply a user ID and password and other information to register to use all or part of the Service. We may refuse to grant you a user ID that impersonates someone else, is or may be illegal, is or may be protected by trademark or other proprietary rights law, is vulgar or otherwise offensive, or may cause confusion, as determined by us in our sole discretion. For security reasons, user IDs and passwords must be non-obvious, hard-to-guess, confidential and changed on a regular basis, and you must log out at the end of each session. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your user ID and password and are fully responsible for all activities (including purchases, as applicable) that occur in connection with your user ID or password such that, for all purposes under this Agreement, any activities in connection with your user ID or password will be deemed to be your activities. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of either your user ID or password or any other breach of security. You further agree that you will not permit others, including those whose accounts have been terminated, to access the Service using your user ID or password. All user IDs and passwords remain the property of Stryker, and may be cancelled or suspended at any time by Stryker without any prior notice or any liability to you or any other person. Stryker is not under any obligation to verify the actual identity or authority of the user of any user ID or password. If Stryker, in its sole discretion, considers a password to be insecure, then Stryker may cancel the password.
You must respond promptly to all email and other correspondence from Stryker, including without limitation email and correspondence concerning complaints or concerns regarding your use of the Service and the use of your account.
You are responsible for obtaining, maintaining and paying for all hardware, software and all telecommunications and other services needed for you to use the Service.
This Agreement is effective until terminated by either party. If you no longer agree to be bound by this Agreement, you must cease your use of the Service. Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. If you are dissatisfied with the Service, its content, or any of the terms, conditions, and policies of this Agreement, your sole and exclusive legal remedy is to discontinue using the Service.
If you breach any provision of this Agreement, then you may no longer use the Service.
Stryker may at any time and for any reason, with or without cause, and in our sole discretion, immediately: (i) suspend or terminate (in whole or in part) your authorization to use the Service and any membership and account you may have; (ii) suspend or terminate and permanently delete and destroy any user ID, password, URL, IP address, or domain name; (iii) remove from the Service and permanently delete and destroy any Materials (or any components thereof) that you or others may have posted or submitted to the Service (and for purposes of this Agreement, “posted” and “submitted” includes transmission on or through the Internet and in hardcopy format through facsimile or post) for any reason or no reason; (iv) restrict access to the Materials posted or submitted to the Service and to any account you may have; and (v) prohibit you from any future use of the Service; all without any prior notice or liability to you or any other person.
If this Agreement is terminated for any reason, then: (a) this Agreement will continue to apply and be binding upon you in respect of your prior use of the Service (and any unauthorized further use of the Service), including payment of any charges accrued in connection with use of the Service and your indemnification obligations; (b) Stryker may immediately remove from the Service and permanently delete and destroy any Materials that you or others may have posted or submitted to the Service without any prior notice or liability to you or any other person; (c) any fees and charges previously paid by you for unused services will not be refunded; and (d) any rights or licenses granted to us under this Agreement will survive such termination.
As between you and Stryker, Stryker(and its suppliers and vendors) owns the Service and all the content on the Service, including text, graphics, legends, customized graphics, original photographs, data, images, music, audio and video clips, typefaces, titles, button icons, logos, designs, words or phrases, page headers, and software as well as the design, coordination, arrangement, enhancement, and presentation of this material. The Service and all the content on the Service is subject to trademark, service mark, copyright, and/or other intellectual property rights held by Stryker and its suppliers and vendors. Any trademark or copyright notices may not be deleted or altered in any way. Stryker’s trademarks and copyrights may not be used in connection with any products or services that are not offered by or on behalf of Stryker. You acknowledge that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media, and technologies existing now or hereinafter developed.
Copying, publishing, broadcasting, re-broadcasting, webcasting, transmitting, modifying, deleting, augmenting, distributing, downloading, storing, reproducing, sublicensing, adapting, creating derivative works of any content available through the Service, or posting this content or selected portions of this content in any manner on any network computer, broadcast media, or other technologies existing now or hereinafter developed for unauthorized publication or commercial use without the prior written consent of Stryker is strictly prohibited. You hereby agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, decompile, disassemble, or exploit for any commercial purposes any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service, or to collect any information about Site visitors or users of the Service, or otherwise systematically download and store Service content. You agree that you will not send, upload, post, reproduce, transmit, or distribute any communication, content or Material of any type through the Service or otherwise to Stryker that infringes or violates any rights of any party or violates this Agreement.
If you submit or otherwise provide to Stryker any communications, content or Material, including, without limitation, any personal or commercial information, idea, concept or invention, you hereby irrevocably grant to Stryker an unrestricted, worldwide, perpetual, sublicensable (through multiple tiers), royalty-free license to use, reproduce, display publicly, perform, publish, transmit, distribute, and otherwise exploit such Materials in any medium and for any purpose, and you further agree that Stryker is free to use any ideas, concepts or know-how that you or individuals acting on your behalf provide to Stryker in accordance with the foregoing license grant. You further irrevocably waive any “moral rights” or other rights with respect to attribution of authorship or integrity of materials regarding Materials, ideas, concepts or know-how provided to Sage that you may have under any applicable law under any legal theory.
When you send emails or other electronic messages to us or in connection with the Service, you are communicating with us electronically and consent to our review and analysis of such messages and to receive return communications, if any, from us electronically. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
Third Party Resources
The Service may contain links to, or otherwise make available, third-party sites, services, products, information, content, materials, merchandise, functionality and/or other resources (“Third Party Resources”). These links and access are provided for your convenience and reference only. We do not control such Third Party Resources and, therefore, we are not responsible for such Third Party Resources, or any content posted on or made available by such Third Party Resources. Be aware that Stryker does not control, makes no guarantees about, and disclaims any express or implied representations or warranties about such Third Party Resources, including without limitation the security of any Materials, or the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, completeness, or appropriateness for a particular purpose of the information or the resources contained on or made available by such Third Party Resources or any other Internet sites. We reserve the right to terminate such links or such access at any time. The fact that we offer such links or access should not be construed in any way as an endorsement, authorization, or sponsorship of such Third Party Resources, or any content made available thereby. Because some Third Party Resources employ automated search results or otherwise link you to Third Party Resources containing information that may be deemed inappropriate or offensive, we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in or made available by Third Party Resources, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to such Third Party Resources. Your use of any Third Party Resources is subject to the Third Party's terms, conditions and policies applicable to such products, services or materials (such as Terms of Service or Privacy Policies of the providers of such products, services or materials). Stryker is not responsible for the privacy and security of any information you share with that Third Party, including your credit card or payment information. When you elect to receive these services from a Third Party, you agree to hold that Third Party responsible for any unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal information.
Sales and Use Tax Policy Statement
Even if we do not collect sales tax from you, you may owe sales tax on your purchase. Unless you live in Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, or Oregon, your state most likely requires purchasers to report and pay tax on all purchases that are not taxed at the time of sale. The tax may be reported and paid on your individual income tax return or by filing a consumer use tax return. For more information, please visit your state's department of revenue website.
Stryker COLLECTS SALES TAX in states where we have physical presence (or nexus), including Illinois and Michigan. Stryker also collects sales tax in Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Some states also require Stryker to collect tax on shipping. Shipping taxes and rates differ from state to state.
Stryker DOES NOT COLLECT SALES TAX in any state NOT listed above because Stryker is not required to collect sales or use tax in these states.
Stryker DOES NOT COLLECT SALES TAX for orders by customer who have provided a sales tax exemption certificate to Stryker.
This Agreement, your use of the Service, all transactions through the Service, and all related matters, regardless of your location, are governed solely by, and construed solely in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois, excluding any rules of private international law or the conflict of laws which would lead to the application of any other laws.
In addition to the rights and privileges described in the terms, conditions, and policies outlined above, we further reserve the right to elect to electronically monitor areas of the Service and may disclose any content, records, or electronic communication of any kind if required to do so by any law, regulation, or government request, if such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate the Service, or to protect our rights or property, or the rights of the users, partners, affiliates, sponsors, providers, licensors, or merchants. If alerted to allegedly infringing, defamatory, damaging, illegal, or offensive content, we may investigate the allegation and determine in our sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of such content from the Service.
We control the Service from our corporate offices within the United States of America, and the Service is not intended to subject Stryker to any non-U.S. jurisdiction or law. By accessing and using the Service you agree that such access and use is subject to the terms, conditions, and policies of this Agreement as well as applicable laws. Our failure to insist upon strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as an implicit waiver of any provision or right.
If any part of this Agreement is ruled to be unenforceable, then such part shall be severed, with the remainder of the Agreement remaining in full force and effect. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Stryker governing your use of the Service. You may not assign, transfer, or sublicense any or all of your rights or obligations under this Agreement without our express prior written consent. We may assign, transfer, or sublicense any or all of our rights or obligations under this Agreement without restriction.
If you have a question or complaint regarding the Service, please see here for information on how to contact us, or contact us as follows:
California residents may reach the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by mail at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.
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Effective Date: December 18, 2019