Terms of Use North America

Important Legal Information

This website is operated and maintained by Merck KGaA, Frankfurter Straße 250, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany, tel.: +49 6151 72-0, fax: +49 6151 72-2000, email address: service@emdgroup.com ("M Ventures"; "we"; "us"; "our"). Please read these terms and conditions carefully. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not access this website or any pages thereof (hereinafter referred to as the "Site").

Use of Content

The content of this Site is available for informational purposes only. The posting of content and access to this Site does not constitute, either explicitly or implicitly, any provision of services or products by M Ventures or any of its affiliates.


The entire content of this Site is the property of M Ventures, its direct or indirect subsidiaries or third parties and is protected by applicable copyright law with all rights reserved. All rights in the pages, site content and arrangement are owned by M Ventures and its licensors. You must not sell, distribute, publish, broadcast, circulate or commercially exploit Site information in any manner without our express written consent. Any downloading or otherwise copying from this Site will not transfer title to any software or material to you. You may not reproduce (in whole or part), transmit (by electronic means or otherwise), modify, display, redeliver, license, link or otherwise use this Site for any public or commercial purpose without our prior permission.


Nothing at this Site shall be construed as granting a license or right to use any image, trademark, service mark or logo, all of which are the property of M Ventures. M Ventures reserves all rights with respect to its proprietary information or material at this Site and will enforce such rights to the full extent of applicable copyright and trademark law.

No warranty

The information and opinions contained on this Site, including hyperlinks or references to other sites, are provided 'as is' without any warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, to the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law. M Ventures does not warrant the adequacy, accuracy, reliability or completeness of any information on the Site and expressly disclaims any liability for errors or omissions therein. M Ventures further assumes no responsibility for, and makes no warranties that, functions contained on this Site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this Site or the servers that make it available will be free of viruses or other harmful components.

Limitation of Liability

Our liability is limited to intent and gross negligence.

Linked Sites

Certain hyperlinks or websites referenced on the Site may for your convenience forward you to third parties' websites, which generally are recognised by their top level domain name. Their content has not been investigated or analysed by us, and we do not warrant the adequacy, accuracy, reliability or completeness of any information on hyperlinked or referenced websites and expressly disclaim any liability for any and all of their content. You are responsible for evaluating the adequacy, accuracy or reliability and completeness of any information or other content available on hyperlinked or referenced websites.

A hyperlink to another website is meant for convenience only and does not imply that Merck endorses or approves of the website or any products or services that it describes. Merck reserves the right to terminate any hyperlink or hyperlinking program at any time.

Information Submitted by You

You should not submit any confidential or proprietary information via the Site. All information or material submitted through the Site will be deemed to be the property of M Ventures. By submitting any information or material to us through the Site, you grant us an unrestricted, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit and distribute those materials or information. M Ventures is free to use for any purpose any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you submit to us through the Site. M Ventures shall not be subject to any obligations of confidentiality regarding submitted information, except as agreed by M Ventures or as otherwise specifically agreed or required by law.

Local Legal Restrictions

The Site is not directed to any person in any jurisdiction where (by reason of that person's nationality, residence or otherwise) the publication or availability of the Site is prohibited. Persons in respect of whom such prohibitions apply must not access the Site.

Reservation of Rights

We reserve the right to change, modify, add to, or remove portions of these terms of use at any time.


In the event that any provision of these terms is held unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions will not be affected.

Dispute Resolution

M Ventures is not willing or obliged to participate in dispute resolution proceedings before a dispute resolution body for consumer disputes.