Welcome to Impiricus, a network built to help physicians engage with pharma. By registering as a Impiricus member or otherwise accessing or using any of our websites or mobile applications, including any related services (collectively the “Service” or “Services”), whether as a registered member or an unregistered visitor, you are entering into a legally binding contract with Impiricus, Inc. (“Impiricus,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). The following Terms of Service (these “Terms”) govern your access to and use of the Service.
Impiricus is a network to engage pharma and physicians. We cannot provide the Services or perform the agreement described in these Terms without processing personal information about you and other Impiricus members. Processing this information is essential to the Services that we provide and a necessary part of our performance of our agreement with you.
By accessing the Service, you acknowledge that you have read and understand these Terms, and that you agree to be bound them. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms, do not access the Service.
PLEASE NOTE THAT BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS, YOU AGREE TO RESOLVE ALL DISPUTES THROUGH BINDING INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION, AND YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT OR CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION AS FURTHER DESCRIBED IN SECTION 9 – GOVERNING LAW; DISPUTE RESOLUTION.
2. THE IMPIRICUS SERVICE
A. Eligibility and Prohibited Activities
By accessing the Service, you agree you are currently 18 years of age or older and a United States physician, medical student, or other healthcare professional. You also agree that any information you provide to us in connection with your account registration is accurate and complete, and that Impiricus may use such information to provide the Service.
Impiricus is a United States company. Your information is stored within the United States. The Services are designed specifically for users in the United States. We do not target users in other jurisdictions and we make no claims that the Service or any associated content is appropriate for users outside of the United States.
You may use the Services only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms. You agree not to use the Services:
In any way that violates any federal, state or local law or regulation or professional rule applicable to you and your use of the Services including, without limitation, those relating to patient privacy, medical care and treatment including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), physician self-referrals (the Stark law), or faxes or text messaging (the Telephone Consumer Protection Act).
In any way that violates or conflicts with any agreement to which you are a party, including any agreement with your employer.
To transmit any material that does not comply with the User Content Standards outlined below.
To impersonate another person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or entity (e.g., by using an email address or username that misrepresents your affiliation).
In any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair any component of the Service.
To transmit any advertising or promotional materials without our prior written consent, including any "junk mail" or "junk faxes," "bulk mail" or "bulk faxes," "chain letters," "spam," or any other similar solicitation.
To engage in any other conduct that inhibits anyone's use or enjoyment of the Service or which, as determined by us, may harm Impiricus or users of the Service.
Additionally, you agree not to:
Re-use or re-publish any content made available through the Service including, without limitation, content posted by other Impiricus users, without the express written permission of Impiricus or such user, as applicable.
Copy any of the material made available through the Service for commercial purposes, including through the scraping of content.
Attempt to obtain unauthorized access to or interfere with the Service, any Impiricus computer system, software or network, including through reverse engineering, decompiling, deriving source code or uploading malicious code or code snippets.
Tamper with, breach or attempt to probe, scan, or test for vulnerabilities in the Service or Impiricus’s computer systems, network, security elements, or any other protective measures associated with the Service.
Use any software, devices, scripts, robots or any other means or process to view, access or “scrape” the Service or otherwise copy information from the Service, or to transmit any communications using the Service including, without limitation, faxes or member messages.
Reproduce or redistribute content provided through the Services, including through “framing” or “mirroring” or through third parties, without Impiricus’s consent.
Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for the Services or any related technology that is not open source.
Monitor the availability, performance or functionality of any of the Services for any competitive purpose.
Deep-link to any of our websites (i.e., linking to a Impiricus web page other than the Impiricus home page) unless solely to promote your profile or practice on the Service, or as otherwise expressly approved by Impiricus in writing on a case-by-case basis.
Infringe or use any of our brands, logos trademarks or other proprietary marks in any business name, email, URL or other context, unless expressly approved by Impiricus in writing.
Introduce into the Service any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.
Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service, or any portion thereof.
B. Use of the Service.
The Service is intended for use by healthcare professionals. The information made available through the Service is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for your professional judgment as a healthcare professional when diagnosing or treating patients. You are solely responsible for evaluating the information obtained through the Service and for your decision to use such information in connection with your treatment decisions and otherwise. Your use of the information obtained through the Service is solely at your own risk, and you agree that Impiricus and its licensors are not responsible or liable for any claim, loss, or damage arising from your use of such information. Impiricus does not recommend or endorse any specific drugs, tests, healthcare providers, products, procedures, opinions, “off-label” drug uses or other information that may be mentioned in the Service, and we assume no responsibility for such information. If you are an employee, contractor, or other workforce member of an enterprise with whom Impiricus has executed an enterprise agreement intended to cover use by the enterprise’s workforce of a particular paid Service (an “Enterprise Agreement”), as specified therein, then to the extent of a conflict between a term of the Enterprise Agreement and these Terms, the Enterprise Agreement will govern your use of the paid Service.
C. Service Availability
We make reasonable efforts to keep all of the Services fully operational, however we may encounter technical difficulties or engage in maintenance or updates to the Services that may cause temporary interruptions. We reserve the right, at any time, to modify, suspend or discontinue any Service or functions and features of a Service, without liability to you, except that if we discontinue a Service for which you have purchased a subscription, we will give you a prorated refund of your subscription fees. You understand and agree that Impiricus has no obligation to provide any specific content through the Service and Impiricus may, from time to time, remove any content without notice, in our sole discretion.
D. Your Impiricus Account
You agree to: (1) choose a strong password, and keep it secure and confidential; (2) not permit others to use your login credentials to access your Impiricus account; and (3) refrain from accessing another Impiricus member’s account. You agree you are solely responsible for your account. If you believe there has been unauthorized access to your account, you must change your username and password and notify us immediately. To close your account, please contact us at support@Impiricus.com. As between you and others (including your employer), your account belongs to you. However, if you use a paid Service pursuant to an Enterprise Agreement, as described above, that enterprise will have the right to control access to and obtain reports on your use of the paid Service.
F. Third Party Sites
The Service includes links to third party web sites ("Third Party Sites"). You are responsible for evaluating whether you want to access or use a Third Party Site, and agree and understand that our inclusion of a link to a Third Party Site in no way constitutes our affiliation with or endorsement of such site or its content. Third Party Sites are governed by their respective terms of service and privacy policies, and we encourage you to review the terms and policies of any Third Party Site before using it.
3. OWNERSHIP AND LICENSES
A. Proprietary Rights
Our websites, mobile apps, and their content, features, and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video, and audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof) are owned by Impiricus, its licensors, or other providers of such materials, and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. The name Impiricus, the Impiricus logo and other Impiricus logos and product and service names are the exclusive trademarks of, and are owned by, Impiricus, and you may not use or display such trademarks in any manner without Impiricus’s prior written permission. Any third party trademarks or service marks displayed on the Services are the property of their respective owners. Your use of the Services grants you no right to reproduce, license or otherwise use any such trademarks, logos or other proprietary marks.
B. License to Use the Services
Subject to these Terms, we grant you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-assignable, non-sublicensable license to access the Service for your personal, non-commercial use, unless otherwise agreed by Impiricus, and only as permitted by the features of the Service. Any other use of the Service is strictly prohibited and a violation of these Terms. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in these Terms, including, without limitation, title, ownership, intellectual property rights in the Service, including any content made available through the Service, and our consent to your use of the Service does not impair those rights in any way. For the avoidance of doubt, you are not granted a right to re-use or re-publish any content made available through the Service including, without limitation, User Content submitted by other users, without the express written permission of Impiricus or such user, as applicable.
C. Your License to Impiricus
4. TERM AND TERMINATION
You may terminate your Impiricus account at any time by contacting support@Impiricus.com. We reserve the right to monitor your use of the Services and to suspend or terminate your use of the Services without notice if we determine that you have breached these Terms. In no event will Impiricus be liable for suspension or termination of your use of any of the Services. All sections of these Terms that by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including without limitation, Privacy, Ownership and Licenses, Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability, Indemnity, Choice of Law; Dispute Resolution, and Additional Terms.
5. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
A. Warranty Disclaimer
WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY ABOUT THE SERVICE, INCLUDING THAT IT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT INFORMATION YOU OBTAIN THROUGH THE SERVICE IS ACCURATE OR COMPLETE. THE SERVICE AND ALL CONTENT, INFORMATION (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, USER PROFILE INFORMATION), TOOLS AND FEATURES MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE, ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, WE AND OUR AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SERVICE, YOU AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO TERMINATE YOUR IMPIRICUS ACCOUNT.
B. Limitation of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL IMPIRICUS, ITS AFFILIATES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, OR SHAREHOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES, OR GOODWILL, OR ANY OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSS) ARISING OUT OF, BASED ON, OR RESULTING FROM THESE TERMS OR YOUR USE OR ACCESS, OR INABILITY TO USE OR ACCESS, THE SERVICE OR ANY COMPONENT THEREOF, WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, OR ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IMPIRICUS AND ITS AFFILIATES ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE OR AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY SUCH MATERIALS, PERSONAL INJURY OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM A USER’S ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICE, OR ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN. EACH PROVISION OF THESE TERMS THAT PROVIDES FOR A LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, OR EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES IS INTENDED TO AND DOES ALLOCATE THE RISKS BETWEEN YOU AND IMPIRICUS UNDER THESE TERMS. THIS ALLOCATION IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF OUR AGREEMENT, AND THE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION WILL APPLY EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY FAILS ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
6. CLAIMS REGARDING COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by Impiricus infringe your copyright or trademark rights, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. The notice must include the following information:
Identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed. Please describe the work, and where possible include a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work.
Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location. Please describe the material, and provide us with its URL or any other pertinent information that will allow us to locate the material.
Your name, address, telephone number and (if available) e-mail address.
A statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
A statement that the information that you have supplied is accurate, and indicating that "under penalty of perjury," you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Please be advised that Impiricus will not respond to complaints that do not meet these requirements. If Impiricus determines the materials alleged to infringe your copyright or trademark rights do not require removal, Impiricus will remove those materials only pursuant to a court order declaring the content or use of the materials unlawful.
If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send us a counter-notice. Counter-notices must include the following information: (a) your name, address, and telephone number; (b) the source of the content that was removed; (c) a statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good-faith belief that the content was removed in error; (d) a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located or, if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which Impiricus may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided the original complaint; and (e) a physical or electronic signature (for example, typing your full name).
Agent to Receive Notices of Claimed Infringement:
ATTN: Impiricus Copyright Agent
1050 United Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30308
You agree to indemnify hold harmless Impiricus, its affiliates, officers, agents, employees, and licensors from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or relating to (1) your failure to comply with these Terms, (2) your User Content, and (3) your use of the Service.
8. CHOICE OF LAW; DISPUTE RESOLUTION
These Terms and the Service, as well as all related disputes, are governed by the laws of the State of Delaware, without giving effect to its conflict of law provisions, regardless of from where you access the Service. You agree that the exclusive place of jurisdiction for all disputes or claim relating to the Service and/or these Terms is Delaware, or the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, except as otherwise agreed by the parties or as described in the Arbitration Agreement, below.
Please read this section carefully, as it affects your legal rights, including your right to file a lawsuit in court.
The purpose of this section is to describe what will happen if you and Impiricus have a dispute that needs to be resolved. If you have an issue with the Service, we encourage you to contact Impiricus Member Support at support@Impiricus.com. If your issue is not resolved by Member Support, you agree that you and Impiricus will first discuss the issue informally for at least 60 days before commencing an arbitration action, as described in the arbitration agreement below (the “Arbitration Agreement”). To initiate a discussion, please send your full name and contact information to us at Impiricus, Inc., 1050 United Ave SE, Atlanta GA 30308, and if we need to contact you we will use the email address associated with your Impiricus account. If we are unable to resolve the issue within 60 days, you and Impiricus agree that any and all claims that either of us have, whether based on past, present or future events arising out of or relating to these Terms (including the scope and enforceability of this Arbitration Agreement), the Service, and any aspect of our relationship with each other, except for disputes relating to Impiricus’s intellectual property (such as trademarks, domain names, trade secrets, copyrights, and patents), must be resolved through binding arbitration. Arbitration is more informal than a lawsuit in court. Arbitration uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury, allows for more limited discovery than in court, and is subject to very limited review by courts. Arbitrators can award the same damages and relief that a court can award. Nothing in this Arbitration Agreement shall be interpreted as limiting any non-waivable statutory rights. You agree that, by agreeing to these Terms, the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) governs the interpretation and enforcement of this Arbitration Agreement. Arbitration will be administered by JAMS Mediation, Arbitration, and ADR Services (“JAMS”) in accordance with its provisions and procedures for consumer-related disputes, excluding any rules or procedures governing or permitting class actions. Instructions about how to initiate an arbitration and information about the JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures (“JAMS Rules”) are available at or 1-800-352-5267. No arbitration or proceeding can be combined with another without the prior written consent of you, Impiricus, and any other parties to the arbitration or proceedings.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT YOU ARE GIVING UP THE RIGHT TO LITIGATE A DISPUTE IN COURT BEFORE A JUDGE OR JURY. YOU AND IMPIRICUS AGREE TO ARBITRATE IN EACH OF OUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITIES ONLY, NOT AS A REPRESENTATIVE OR MEMBER OF A CLASS, AND EACH OF US EXPRESSLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO FILE A CLASS ACTION OR SEEK RELIEF ON A CLASS BASIS.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, you and Impiricus agree that nothing herein will be deemed to waive, preclude, or otherwise limit either of our rights, at any time, to (1) bring an individual action in a U.S. “small claims” court, but only if your claim qualifies, your claim remains in such court, and your claim remains on an individual, non-representative, and non-class basis, or (2) bring an individual action seeking only temporary or preliminary individualized injunctive relief in a court of law, pending a final ruling from the arbitrator.
For your convenience, arbitration may be conducted in-person, through the submission of documents, by phone, or online. Proceedings that cannot be conducted through the submission of documents, by phone, or online, will take place in Delaware. That said, if you can demonstrate that arbitration in Delaware would create an undue burden on you, you are free to initiate the arbitration in your home state. It is important that you understand that the arbitrator’s decision will be binding and final (except for a limited right of appeal under the FAA) and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. Please note that nothing in this Section 9 shall be construed as consent by Impiricus to the jurisdiction of any other court with respect to disputes not covered by these Terms.
In accordance with the JAMS Rules, the party initiating the arbitration (either you or Impiricus) is responsible for paying the filing fee. However, if the arbitrator issues you an award of damages and (i) that award is greater than the amount of our last written settlement offer, or (ii) if we did not make a settlement offer, then in addition to paying for any JAMS Case Management Fees and all professional fees for the arbitrator’s services, we will reimburse you the filing fees you incurred.
You have the right to opt out and not be bound by this Arbitration Agreement and class-action-waiver set forth in this section by sending written notice of your decision to opt out to the following address: Impiricus, Inc., Attn: Legal Department, 1050 United Ave SE, Atlanta GA 30308. The notice must be sent within 30 days of after first becoming subject to a version of these Terms containing the Arbitration Agreement and waiver; otherwise, you shall be bound to arbitrate disputes in accordance with these Terms. If you opt out of arbitration, all other parts of these Terms will continue to apply to you.
If any portion of this Arbitration Agreement is found to be unenforceable or unlawful for any reason, (1) the unenforceable or unlawful provision shall be severed from these Terms; (2) severance of the unenforceable or unlawful provision shall have no impact whatsoever on the remainder of the Arbitration Agreement or the parties’ ability to compel arbitration of any remaining claims on an individual basis pursuant to the Arbitration Agreement; and (3) to the extent that any claims must therefore proceed on a class, collective, consolidated, or representative basis, such claims must be litigated in a civil court of competent jurisdiction and not in arbitration, and the parties agree that litigation of those claims shall be stayed pending the outcome of any individual claims in arbitration.
In the interest of promptly resolving issues between us, you and Impiricus agree to bring any claim arising out of or relating to these Terms, any policy governing your use of the Service, our relationship, or the use of the Service within one year after a claim arises, otherwise, the claim is waived. This limitation applies regardless of the venue in which such claim is or could otherwise be asserted.
9. ADDITIONAL TERMS
If any provision of these Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction or arbitrator to be illegal, void, or unenforceable, the unenforceable provision will be modified so as to render these Terms enforceable and effective to the maximum extent possible in order to effect the intention of the provision; and if a court or arbitrator finds the modified provision invalid, illegal, void or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions of these Terms will not be affected in any way.
B. No Waiver
Failure to enforce any part of these Terms is not a waiver of the right to later enforce that or any other part of these Terms.
C. Relationship of the Parties
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, joint controllership, employment or agency relationship exists between you and Impiricus as a result of these Terms or your use of the Services
Impiricus’s notice to you via email, regular mail or notices, posts, or links on the Services shall constitute acceptable notice to you under these Terms. You must provide any notice to us in writing and send via overnight courier.
You may not assign, delegate or otherwise transfer your account or your obligations under these Terms without the prior written consent of Impiricus. Impiricus has the right, in our sole discretion, to transfer or assign all or any part of its rights under these Terms and will have the right to delegate or use third parties to fulfill its duties and obligations under these Terms and in connection with the Service.
F. Changes to these Terms
We reserve the right to modify these Terms and any policies applicable to your use of the Service at any time in our sole discretion. When we make a change, we will post the updated Terms to the Service with a new “Effective Date.” We may, and if required by law will, also provide notification of changes in another way that we believe is reasonably likely to reach you, such as by e-mail (if you have an account where we have your contact information) or another manner through the Service. Any modifications to these Terms will be effective upon posting or as otherwise indicated at the time of posting. In all cases, by continuing to use the Service after posting of the updated Terms, you are consenting to the changes. If you object to any changes, you may close your account by contacting support@Impiricus.com.
G. Entire Agreement
These Terms and the Impiricus Privacy Agreement constitute the entire, complete and exclusive agreement between you and us regarding your use of the Service and supersede all prior agreements and understandings, whether written or oral, or whether established by custom, practice, policy or precedent, with respect to the subject matter of these Terms. If any provision of these Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms remain in full force and effect.