Terms and Conditions of Use

Use of the Website is governed by the EMD Serono Legal Statement.


Terms of Use — EMD Serono, Inc. (“EMD Serono”)

1. Introduction

This page states the Terms and Conditions under which you may use www.mslifelines.com (the “Website”). Please read this page carefully. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, do not use this Website. By using this Website, you are indicating your acceptance to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. EMD Serono may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting an update to this page. You should visit this page periodically because your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to these Terms and Conditions will mean you accept those changes. The terms “you” and “user” as used herein refer to all individuals and/or entities accessing the Website for any reason.

2. Use of Material

The site contains information intended for U.S. residents only. Products described may or may not be available in other countries or regions of the world, or may be available under different trademarks in different countries and, where applicable, may be approved or cleared by a government regulatory body for sale or use with different indications and restrictions in different countries.

The contents of this Website, such as text, graphics, images and other material (“Material”), are owned by EMD Serono and its licensors and vendors, and are protected by United States and foreign intellectual property laws. Unauthorized use of the Material may violate copyright, trademark and other laws.

Except as otherwise agreed in writing by EMD Serono, EMD Serono authorizes you to view and download a single copy of the Material on the Website solely for your personal use, provided you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Material on any copy you make of the Material. You may not sell or modify the Material, or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute or otherwise use the Material in any way for any public or commercial purpose. The use of the Material on any other website or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited. You may not copy or adapt the HTML or other code that EMD Serono uses to generate its pages. This code is also protected by EMD Serono's copyright.

3. Acceptable Site Use

General Rules: You may not use the Website in order to transmit, distribute, store, or destroy material (a) in violation of any applicable law or regulation; (b) in a manner that will infringe the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of others, or violate the privacy, publicity, or other personal rights of others; or (c) that is defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive, or hateful.

Security Rules: You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Website and from using the Website to violate the security of other websites by any method, including, without limitation, (a) accessing data not intended for you or logging into a server or account that you are not authorized to access; (b) attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of a system or network, or attempting to breach security or authentication measurers without proper authorization; (c) attempting to interfere with service to any user of the Website, host, or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the Website, overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mailbombing,” or “crashing;” (d) sending unsolicited email, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services; or (e) forging any EMD Serono packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. EMD Serono may investigate violations of these Terms and Conditions and may involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users of the Website who are involved in such violations.

Specific Prohibited Uses: EMD Serono specifically prohibits any use of the Website, and you agree not to use the Website, for any of the following: distributing or otherwise publishing, without EMD Serono's approval, any material containing any solicitation of funds, promotion, advertising, or solicitation for goods or services; soliciting other users of the Website to join or become members of any commercial online service; or deleting or revising any material posted by any other person or entity.

4. EMD Serono’s Liability

The Material may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. EMD Serono makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the Website or the Material. The use of the Website and the Material is at your own risk. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to modify, add or remove portions of the Website at any time without notice.

You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for the form, content, and accuracy of any material placed by you on the Website.

EMD SERONO DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE WEBSITE AND ITS SERVER ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL MECHANISMS. IF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR THE MATERIAL RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, EMD SERONO IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS.

THE WEBSITE AND MATERIAL ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. EMD SERONO, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. EMD SERONO MAKES NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE MATERIAL, SERVICES, SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS,
OR LINKS.

5. Disclaimer of Consequential Damages

IN NO EVENT WILL EMD SERONO, ITS SUPPLIERS, OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON THE WEBSITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL, RELIANCE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES; LOST PROFITS; OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE OR THE MATERIAL, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT EMD SERONO IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

6. Links to Other Sites

The Website may contain links to third-party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by EMD Serono of the contents on such third-party websites. EMD Serono is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party sites. If you decide to access linked third-party sites, you do so at your own risk.

EMD Serono cannot ensure that you will be satisfied with any products or services that you purchase from a third-party site that links to or from EMD Serono, since these sites are owned and operated by independent retailers.

EMD Serono does not endorse any of the merchandise, nor has EMD Serono taken any steps to confirm the accuracy or reliability of any of the information contained in such third-party sites. EMD Serono does not make any representations or warranties as to the security of any information (including, without limitation, credit card and other personal information) you might be requested to give any third party, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to such sites. We strongly encourage you to make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or off-line transaction with any of these third parties.

7. Limitation of Liability

The aggregate liability of EMD Serono to you for all claims arising from the use of the Materials is limited to $100.

8. Termination

EMD Serono reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to immediately terminate your ability to access the Website and/or any other service provided to you by EMD Serono upon any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions.

9. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless EMD Serono, its officers, directors, employees, and agents from and against any claims, actions, or demands, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees alleging or resulting from your use of the Material or your breach of the terms of these Terms and Conditions. EMD Serono will provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and will assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit, or proceeding.

10. General

EMD Serono makes no claims that the Materials may be lawfully viewed or downloaded outside of the United States. Access to the Materials may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Website from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. These Terms and Conditions are governed by the internal substantive laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Jurisdiction of any claims arising under these Terms and Conditions will lie exclusively with the state or federal courts within Boston, Massachusetts. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which will remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any provision of these Terms and Conditions will be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision. Except as expressly provided in an end-user software license, or in a “Legal Notice” or other statement by EMD Serono on the Website, these Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and EMD Serono with respect to the use of the Website. No changes to these Terms and Conditions may be made except by a revised posting on this page.


MS LifeLines Ambassadors are sponsored by EMD Serono, Inc. and Pfizer Inc.

Indication

Rebif® (interferon beta-1a) is used to treat relapsing forms of MS to decrease the frequency of relapses and delay the occurrence of some of the physical disability that is common in people with MS.

Important Safety Information

Before beginning treatment, you should discuss the potential benefits and risks associated with Rebif with your healthcare provider.

Rebif can cause serious side effects. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the symptoms listed below while taking Rebif.

  • Behavioral health problems, including depression and suicidal thoughts. You may have mood problems including depression (feeling hopeless or feeling bad about yourself), and thoughts of hurting yourself or suicide
  • Liver problems or worsening of liver problems, including liver failure. Symptoms may include nausea, loss of appetite, tiredness, dark colored urine and pale stools, yellowing of your skin or the white part of your eye, bleeding more easily than normal, confusion, and sleepiness. During your treatment with Rebif you will need to see your healthcare provider regularly and have regular blood tests to check for side effects
  • Serious allergic and skin reactions. Symptoms may include itching, swelling of your face, eyes, lips, tongue or throat, trouble breathing, anxiousness, feeling faint, skin rash, hives, sores in your mouth, or skin blisters and peels
  • Injection site problems. Symptoms at the injection site may include redness, pain, swelling, color changes (blue or black), and drainage of fluid
  • Blood problems. Rebif can affect your bone marrow and cause low red and white blood cell and platelet counts. In some people, these blood cell counts may fall to dangerously low levels. If your blood cell counts become very low, you can get infections and problems with bleeding and bruising. Your healthcare provider may ask you to have regular blood tests to check for blood problems
  • Seizures. Some people have had seizures while taking Rebif

Rebif will not cure your MS but may decrease the number of flare-ups of the disease and slow the occurrence of some of the physical disability that is common in people with MS.

Do not take Rebif if you are allergic to interferon beta, human albumin, or any of the ingredients in Rebif.

Before you take Rebif, tell your healthcare provider if you have or have had any of the following conditions:

  • mental illness, including depression and suicidal behavior
  • liver problems, bleeding problems or blood clots, low blood cell counts, seizures (epilepsy), or thyroid problems
  • you drink alcohol
  • you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Rebif will harm your unborn baby. Tell your healthcare provider if you become pregnant during your treatment with Rebif
  • you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Rebif passes into your breast milk. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will use Rebif or breastfeed. You should not do both

Tell your healthcare provider about all medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.

The most common side effects of Rebif include:

  • flu-like symptoms. You may have flu-like symptoms when you first start taking Rebif. You may be able to manage these flu-like symptoms by taking over-the-counter pain and fever reducers. For many people, these symptoms lessen or go away over time. Symptoms may include muscle aches, fever, tiredness, and chills
  • stomach pain
  • change in liver blood tests

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of Rebif. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Refer to the Instructions for Use that comes with the Rebif® Rebidose® (interferon beta-1a) autoinjector.

This information is not intended to replace discussions with your doctor. For additional information about Rebif, please consult the Prescribing Information and Medication Guide and talk to your doctor. You can also visit rebif.com or call, toll-free, 1-877-447-3243. Rebif is available by prescription only.

Rebif, Rebif Rebidose, Rebiject II, MS LifeLines, and the Rebif logo are registered trademarks of EMD Serono, Inc. or its affiliates.

Brought to you by EMD Serono, Inc. and Pfizer Inc, the co-marketers of Rebif in the US.

This information is intended only for residents of the United States.