Terms of Use

Terms of Use

UpToDate Terms of Use

UpToDate, Inc. ("UpToDate" or "we") provides the content posted on the UpToDate.com website and other related websites (the "UpToDate Website") to you subject to the following Terms of Use. When you use the UpToDate Website, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use incorporate the UpToDate Privacy Policy posted on the UpToDate Website, as well as the terms of any subscriber agreement that may exist between you and UpToDate. To the extent there is a conflict between these Terms of Use and your subscriber agreement, the terms of your subscriber agreement will control your use of the UpToDate Website. Please read these Terms of Use carefully. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, please do not use the UpToDate Website.

The UpToDate Website

The UpToDate Website, including the text, graphics, and software that appear on the UpToDate Website, is owned by or licensed to UpToDate, and is subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States, foreign laws and international conventions.

Users may not re-post UpToDate's content on other web sites without the permission of UpToDate. User cannot re-sell UpToDate's content to third parties, or prepare derivative works of UpToDate's content.

Consumer Content

The UpToDate Website is designed to offer users general health information for educational purposes only. The general health information furnished on this site is not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified health care professional. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to you disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem or condition, please contact a qualified health care professional immediately. You should never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this site. IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, CALL 9-1-1.

UpToDate does not give medical advice, nor do we provide medical or diagnostic services. Neither UpToDate nor any UpToDate Entity guarantees that the content covers all possible uses, direction, precautions, drug interactions, or adverse effects that may be associated with any therapeutic treatments. You may not rely on the application of any information on the UpToDate Website as being applicable to your specific circumstances. Neither UpToDate nor any UpToDate Entity assumes any liability or responsibility for damages or injury to you, other persons, or property arising from any use of any information, idea, or instruction contained in the UpToDate Website.

Permission to reproduce UpToDate material

Permission to reproduce material from the UpToDate service in another publication or web site must be secured in writing.

To request permission to reproduce material from UpToDate, please submit your request in writing via e-mail, fax, or regular mail. You may wish to include a copy of the material for which you are requesting permission. Your permission request must include the following information:

  • Title of the topic review or figure (figure titles can be found in the outline of each topic review)
  • The title of the topic review in which a requested figure appears
  • The format in which the material will be reproduced (e.g. print, CD, Internet)
  • Title, publisher, author/editor, and publication date for the publication in which the figure and/or topic review will be reproduced.

Please send your permission request to:

Permissions
Fax: +1-781-642-8867
E-mail: permissions@uptodate.com

Allowed Uses

UpToDate encourages its users to print topic reviews and graphics for personal, clinical, educational, or research use. Such material should be printed directly from the UpToDate service so that the copyright statement is visible and must be given free of charge. Users may email individual topic reviews and graphics to others, including patients and colleagues as permitted by the website's functionality. Users may also link to www.uptodate.com, www.patients.uptodate.com and/or specific UpToDate topic reviews.

We reserve the right to limit or suspend your use of the UpToDate Website, by electronic self-help or other means and without notice, if we believe you have committed a breach of security or violated these Terms of Use, subject only to any terms in your subscriber agreement, as applicable.

UpToDate reserves all of its rights in the UpToDate Website not expressly granted to you by these Terms of Use.

Subscriber Accounts

If you create a subscriber account for the UpToDate Website, you agree to complete the registration process by providing current, complete, and accurate information as required by UpToDate. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify UpToDate immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. UpToDate will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your account, either with or without your knowledge. In addition, you may be held liable for any losses incurred by UpToDate or another party due to someone else using your account. You may not use anyone else's account at any time.

Privacy

These Terms of Use incorporate the entirety of the UpToDate Privacy Policy (www.uptodate.com/home/about/policies/privacy_policy.html) posted on the UpToDate Website.

No Unlawful Use

You agree not to use the UpToDate Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, or the terms of a subscriber agreement you have with UpToDate, if applicable. You may not use the UpToDate Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any UpToDate server, or the network(s) connected to any UpToDate server, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the UpToDate Website. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion of the UpToDate Website, other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to any UpToDate server, through hacking, password or data mining, or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available to you on the UpToDate Website.

No Warranties

NEITHER UPTODATE, NOR ANY PARENT, SUBSIDIARY, AFFILIATE, DIRECTOR, EMPLOYEE, LICENSOR, LICENSEE, DISTRIBUTOR, SUPPLIER, AGENT, OR RESELLER OF UPTODATE (COLLECTIVELY, THE "UPTODATE ENTITIES") MAKE ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE UPTODATE SERVICES, WHICH ARE PROVIDED "AS IS", OR WITH RESPECT TO THESE TERMS OF USE. THE UPTODATE ENTITIES EXPRESSLY EXCLUDE AND DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING BY STATUTE OR OTHERWISE IN LAW OR FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, OR USE OF TRADE. ANY STATEMENTS OR REPRESENTATIONS MADE BY ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY ARE VOID. YOU ASSUME ALL RISK AS TO THE QUALITY, FUNCTION, AND PERFORMANCE OF THE UPTODATE WEBSITE.

Some states or other jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you.

In addition, please note that the UpToDate Website may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. UpToDate has the right at any time to change, modify, add to, discontinue, or retire any aspect or feature of the UpToDate Website, including, but not limited to, hours of availability, equipment needed for access or use, or the availability of the UpToDate Services on any particular device or communications service. UpToDate has no obligation to provide you with notice of any such changes, and UpToDate is under no obligation to provide you with any support, error corrections, updates, upgrades, bug fixes, and/or enhancements of the UpToDate Website, except as provided by your subscriber agreement with UpToDate, if applicable.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL THE UPTODATE ENTITIES OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, PROMOTION, OR MARKETING OF THE UPTODATE WEBSITE OR THESE TERMS OF USE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, RELIANCE, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF DATA OR PROFITS, OR FOR INABILITY TO USE THE UPTODATE WEBSITE, EVEN IF THE UPTODATE ENTITIES OR SUCH OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Some states or other jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts and some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of special, indirect, incidental, exemplary, or consequential damages, or the limitation of liability to specified amounts, so the above limitation and exclusion may not apply to you if prohibited by applicable law.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the UpToDate Entities from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including attorneys' fees, that arise from your use of the UpToDate Website. UpToDate reserves the right, at it own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with UpToDate in asserting any available defenses.

Modifications

UpToDate may modify these Terms of Use from time to time and changes will be effective upon posting to the UpToDate Website. You agree to be bound by any modification of these Terms of Use when you use the UpToDate Website, effective after their posting to the UpToDate Website. It is therefore important that you review these Terms of Use regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes.

Claim of Copyright Infringement

UpToDate respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied and is accessible on the UpToDate Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), you may send a notification of claimed copyright infringement to UpToDate's designated agent along with the following information:

  • the electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on the owner's behalf
  • a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed and a description of the infringing activity
  • identification of the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists, for example the URL of the website where it is posted or the name of the book in which it has been published
  • identification of the URL or other specific location on this site where the material that you claim is infringing is located; you must include enough information to allow UpToDate to locate the material
  • your name, address, telephone number, and email address
  • a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law
  • a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf

UpToDate's designated agent for notice of claims oft copyright infringement on the UpToDate Website can be reached as follows:

By mail:

Permissions
UpToDate, Inc.
95 Sawyer Rd.
Waltham, MA 02453

By fax:

+1-781-642-8867

By email:

permissions@uptodate.com

Please note that this contact information is only for reporting copyright infringement and any other inquiries reported through this process will not be guaranteed a response.

Trademarks

All of the UpToDate trademarks are owned by UpToDate, Inc. and may not be used for any purpose without the prior written permission of UpToDate, Inc.