Last updated on March 17, 2016

These Terms of Use (“Terms”) set forth the terms and conditions governing your use of the Web site (the "Service"), which is presented by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America ("PhRMA"). These Terms are a legal contract between you and PhRMA, governing your access to and use of the Service. Please read the Terms carefully before using the Service. By using the Service, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and accept, without limitation or qualification, these Terms. Do not use the Service if you do not accept these Terms.

The Service is designed to comply with laws and regulations of the United States (the "U.S."). Although accessible by others, the Service is intended for access and use by U.S. residents only. PhRMA makes no representation that the Service is appropriate for use in any other jurisdiction. If you choose to access the Service from other locations, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws and regulations.

The Service may reference or mention other parties, their products or services. This information was provided by the sponsors of participating patient assistance programs, including the manufacturers of prescription drugs. For information about specific prescription drugs, including the FDA-approved prescribing information, please contact the manufacturer of the drug. Any such reference or mention is not an endorsement, recommendation or sponsorship of that party, its product or services. Such references and mentions are merely for informational purposes.

I. The Service Does Not Provide Medical Advice

The information provided on the Service is for informational and/or educational purposes only. We are not engaged in rendering medical or similar professional services or advice via the Service, and the information provided is not a substitute for the professional judgment of a health care professional in diagnosing and treating patients. You should consult a physician or other medical professional for advice regarding any medical condition or treatment thereof. Your reliance upon any content or information provided through the Service is solely at your own risk. You should not construe PhRMA's publication of any such content as an endorsement by PhRMA of the views expressed in it, or any warranty or guarantee of any strategy, recommendation, treatment, action, or application of medication or preparation made by the author of the content.

II. Subsequent Amendments to These Terms

PhRMA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify or change these Terms at any time with or without prior notice to you. You should visit this page periodically to review the current Terms; the date of the last update will be posted at the top of these Terms for your convenience. Your continued use of the Service following the posting of any changes to the Terms constitutes your acceptance of those changes. If at any time you do not agree with these Terms, you must immediately stop using the Service.

III. Restrictions on Use

You may not access or use, or attempt to access or use, the Service to take any action that could harm us or any third party, interfere with the operation of the Service, or use the Service in a manner that violates any laws. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree not to:

  • Impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity or the origin of any information you provide;
  • Use any device, software, or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service or any activity conducted on the Service or attempt to probe, scan, test the vulnerability of, or breach the security of any system or network;
  • Circumvent, reverse engineer, decipher, decompile, disassemble, decrypt, or otherwise alter or interfere with (or attempt, encourage, or support anyone else’s attempt to engage in such activities) any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Service. The use or distribution of tools designed for compromising security (e.g., password guessing programs, cracking tools or network probing tools) is strictly prohibited;
  • Engage in unauthorized spidering, scraping, or harvesting of content or information, or use any other unauthorized automated means to compile information;
  • Obtain or attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems, materials, information or any services available on or through the Service;
  • Take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our network or infrastructure;
  • Upload or otherwise transmit any communication, software, or material that contains a virus or is otherwise harmful to our users’ computers or systems; or
  • Engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any person from using or enjoying the Service, or that, in our sole judgement, exposes us or any of our users, affiliates, or any other third party to any liability, damages, or detriment of any type.

Violations of system or network security and certain other conduct may result in civil or criminal liability. We may investigate and work with law enforcement authorities to prosecute users who violate the Terms. We may suspend or terminate your access to the Service for any or no reason at any time without notice.

IV. Submissions

If you submit information or materials to us (including without limitation ideas, know-how, concepts, techniques, feedback, data, questions, comments, suggestions, strategies, artwork, statistics, graphs, processes, plans, freeware, scripts, code or vulnerabilities), you grant PhRMA an unrestricted, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty free, worldwide, transferable and sublicensable license to use in any way for any commercial or non-commercial purpose, including without limitation the right to reproduce, copy, display (publicly or otherwise), perform (publicly or otherwise), modify, transmit, distribute, edit, reformat, translate, and make derivative works from those materials or information. You understand that you will not be compensated or credited for any such use. You agree that you shall have no recourse against PhRMA nor any right to license fees or royalties for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any property included in your communications to us.

V. Registration

You may be asked to register for certain activities in connection with the Service by creating a user profile. When you register, you agree to provide accurate, current and complete information about yourself as requested or directed on the Service and to promptly update this information to maintain its accuracy. PhRMA has the right to suspend or terminate any account or other registration and to refuse any and all current or future use of the Service if it suspects that such information is inaccurate or incomplete. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password and username that you are given or select in connection with the Service, and you are responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account.

VI. Intellectual Property

All content, information, materials, text, images, audio, video, computer code and software appearing on the Service (collectively, the “Content”) is the property of PhRMA or third parties. No title or ownership rights are transferred to you under these Terms, and nothing herein shall be construed as a license to you under any PhRMA patent, trademark, copyright, or trade secret. You may access, use and display the Service without modification or alteration in any way, and only so long as you comply with these Terms. You may access, use and display the Service on a single computer or device and download and print copies of the Content only for non-commercial, informational, personal use in seeking information about and applying for financial assistance for prescription medication on behalf of you or another.

  • Copyright. The Content is protected under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. All copyrights in the Service are owned by PhRMA or its third-party licensors to the full extent permitted under the United States Copyright Act and all international copyright laws. Unless expressly permitted in writing, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works from, transmit, or in any way exploit any part of the Content except that you may make use of the Content for educational and non-commercial purposes only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices posted along with the Content. To obtain written consent to use a copyrighted work, please contact . Copying or downloading these materials for anything other than your personal use in seeking information about financial assistance for prescription medication on behalf of you or another is a violation of these Terms of Use and may be a violation of copyright laws.
  • Trade and Service Marks. All rights in product names, the PhRMA name, trade names, logos, service marks, trade dress, slogans, product packaging, and designs of PhRMA products or services, whether or not appearing in large print or with the trademark symbol, belong exclusively to PhRMA or its licensors and are protected from reproduction, imitation, dilution, or confusing or misleading uses under national and international trademark and copyright laws. The use or misuse of these trademarks or any materials, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited, and nothing stated or implied on the Service confers on you any license or right under any patent or trademark of PhRMA, its affiliates, or any third party. To obtain written permission to use the trade and service mark rights of PhRMA, please contact .

VII. Disclaimer of Warranties

Your use of the Service is at your own risk. The Service, including text, graphics, links, or other items, are provided “as is.” We make no representations or warranties about the operation of the Service or the information, materials, goods, or services appearing or offered on the Service. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, we disclaim all warranties, express, statutory, or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement of any third party intellectual property or proprietary rights, freedom from computer virus, and any warranties relating to the accuracy, reliability, correctness, or completeness of the information made available on the Service. Further, we make no warranty that the Service will meet your needs or requirements or the needs or requirements of another person. PhRMA does not warrant that the Service, Content, functions, or materials contained therein will be timely, secure, accurate, complete, up-to-date, free of viruses or errors, or uninterrupted.

If applicable law does not allow the exclusion of some or all of the above implied warranties, those exclusions will apply to you to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.

VIII. Links to the Service

You may link to the subject to the following restrictions. You agree that you will not (a) include links to any page other than ; (b) "frame" or impose editorial comment, commercial material or any type of identification on or in proximity to content displayed on; (c) alter or modify content, "cut and paste" or otherwise reproduce content on the Web site that links to; (d) misrepresent your relationship with PhRMA or the Web site or imply that PhRMA or the Web site has any connection with, or is endorsing or sponsoring, you or your Web site; or (e) present false, misleading or defamatory information about PhRMA or its services. You further agree that you will not link to if content on the linking site contains libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or patently offensive material. You link to at your own risk; PhRMA is under no obligation to maintain, provide or update content or otherwise support your link to the Web site. PhRMA may revoke its authorization for you to link to the Web site at any time for any reason or no reason, and you agree to remove any and all links to the Web site upon notice by PhRMA.

IX. Links to other Sites

The Service may link you to other websites on the Internet that are operated and maintained by third parties and that are not under the control or responsibility of PhRMA. Such links do not constitute an endorsement by PhRMA of those other websites, the content displayed therein, or the persons or entities associated therewith. While PhRMA attempts to provide links only to third-party websites that comply with all applicable laws and regulations and PhRMA’s standards, the content on these third-party websites is subject to change without notice to PhRMA. These Terms do not apply to this third-party content. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and terms of use of these third-party websites or services.

X. Limitation of Liability

In no event will PhRMA, its affiliates, or any party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the Service be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages, lost profits, or other damages or losses whatsoever arising out of your access, use, misuse, or inability to use the Service, Content, or any sites linked from the Service, however caused, whether in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if PhRMA has been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses, or in connection with, any interruption in availability of the Service, failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, or line or system failure.

Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, PhRMA’s liability in such jurisdictions shall be limited to the extent permitted by law. If you are dissatisfied with the Service, your sole remedy is to stop using the Service.

XI. Privacy Policy

By using the Service, you acknowledge that you have reviewed, understand, and accept the terms of our Privacy Policy.

XII. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless PhRMA, its subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, parent companies, directors, officers, employees, contractors, service providers, agents and the assigns of same from and against any demands, claims, damages, liabilities, judgements, losses, costs, expenses and harms, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, related to or associated with your use of the Service, online conduct, any violation of these Terms, or dealings or transactions with other persons resulting from use of the Service.

XIII. Separate Terms and Conditions

In connection with your use of the Service, you may be asked to consent to policies or terms and conditions in addition to these Terms. Please read these supplemental policies and terms carefully before making any use of such portions of the Service. Any supplemental terms will not vary or replace these Terms regarding any use of the Service, unless otherwise expressly stated.

XIV. Termination

PhRMA may terminate this agreement for any reason at any time. PhRMA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to and use of the Service, with or without prior notice. Otherwise applicable sections of the Terms shall survive termination. PhRMA also reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Terms of Use.

XV. Integration & Severability

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between PhRMA and you, superseding any prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and us. In the event any provision of these terms is held unenforceable, it will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions and will be replaced by an enforceable provision that comes closest to the intention underlying the unenforceable provision.

XVI. No Waiver

Our failure to enforce any provisions of the Terms or respond to a breach by you or other parties shall not in any way waive our right to enforce subsequently any terms or conditions of the Terms or to act with respect to similar breaches.

XVII. Location, Governing Law and Arbitration

Your access to and use of this website under these Terms are governed by and will be construed in accordance with the law of the District of Columbia without regard to principles of conflicts of laws. By using the Service, you waive any claims that may arise under the laws of other countries or territories.

With respect to any and all disputes arising out of or in connection with the Service, these Terms, or Privacy Policy, PhRMA and you agree to negotiate in good faith and undertake reasonable efforts to cooperate with one another in order to achieve a mutually satisfactory resolution. If you and PhRMA do not resolve any dispute by informal negotiation, any other effort to resolve the dispute will be conducted exclusively by binding arbitration as described in this section. You are giving up the right to litigate (or participate in as a party or class member) all disputes in court before a judge or jury. Instead, all disputes will be resolved before a neutral arbitrator, whose decision will be final except for a limited right of appeal under the Federal Arbitration Act. Any court with jurisdiction over the parties may enforce the arbitrator’s award.

Any proceedings to resolve or litigate any dispute in any forum will be conducted solely on an individual basis. Neither you nor PhRMA will seek to have any dispute heard as a class action or in any other proceeding in which either party acts or proposes to act in a representative capacity. No arbitration or proceeding will be combined with another without the prior written consent of all parties to all affected arbitrations or proceedings.

PhRMA and you agree that all disputes arising under these Terms that cannot be settled through informal negotiation will be settled exclusively through confidential binding arbitration in the District of Columbia. The arbitrator's award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgement in a court of competent jurisdiction. You agree that PhRMA may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in the District of Columbia, necessary to protect its rights or property pending the completion of arbitration.

To the extent permitted by law, any claim or dispute under this agreement must be filed within one year in an arbitration proceeding. The one-year period begins when the claim or notice of dispute first could be filed. If a claim or dispute isn't filed within one year, it's permanently barred.

If any other provision of this section is found to be illegal or unenforceable, that provision will be severed, with the remainder of this section remaining in full force and effect.

XVIII. Product Questions

PhRMA is a non-profit membership association that does not manufacture or market any pharmaceuticals. If you have questions or concerns about a pharmaceutical product, please contact the manufacturer or the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

XIX. Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, please send us an email at .