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Site Use Terms

Last Updated January 9, 2013

Welcome to the Sigma-Aldrich, Inc. ("Sigma-Aldrich" or "we") Web site. Sigma-Aldrich provides this Web site (this "Site"), at its discretion, as a service to its customers. This Site provides users with access to extensive product information and documentation as well as online purchasing capabilities.

These Site Use Terms ("Terms") set forth the terms and conditions under which you may use and access this Site. You represent and warrant that you possess the legal right and authority to agree to these Terms on your behalf. If you are accessing this Site on behalf of your employer or some other entity, then these Terms shall be binding upon you and your employer or such other entity, and, in such event, you further represent and warrant that you possess the legal right and ability to agree to these Terms on your behalf and on behalf of your employer or other entity. If you register to use this Site by submitting the Profile form on behalf of your employer or such other entity, then you shall be deemed to be accessing this Site on behalf of yourself and your employer or such other entity. As used in these Terms, the term "you" refers to you individually and, if applicable, your employer or such other entity on whose behalf you may access the Site.

In the event you purchase goods or services through this Site, the terms and conditions of sale apply. Our privacy policy applies to the collection of information through your use and access of this Site. BY ACCESSING THIS SITE AND/OR BY CHECKING THE BOX SIGNIFYING YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS. EACH TIME YOU ACCESS THIS SITE, YOU ARE REAFFIRMING YOUR AGREEMENT TO THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS (WITHOUT MODIFICATION), YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THIS SITE. IF YOU ARE AN EXISTING USER AND DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND WISH TO REMOVE YOUR PROFILE FROM THE SITE, PLEASE COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE REQUEST TO REMOVE PROFILE FORM.

SIGMA-ALDRICH RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REVISE THESE TERMS AT ANYTIME. WHEN WE DO, WE WILL ALSO REVISE THE "LAST UPDATED" DATE AT THE TOP OF THESE TERMS. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR REGULARLY REVIEWING THE CURRENT TERMS. The most current version of the Terms can be reviewed by clicking on the "Site Use Terms" hypertext link located at the bottom of our Web pages. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE SITE AFTER WE POST ANY REVISED TERMS CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO ANY SUCH REVISED TERMS.

  1. Registration. Access to online purchasing capabilities (the "Service") is available only to businesses and their authorized employees, agents and/or contractors who register with Sigma-Aldrich by submitting an Profile Form and is limited to those users who are authorized to form legally binding contracts under applicable law on behalf of the businesses or organizations they represent.

  2. Member Account, Password and Security. You represent that all information provided to Sigma-Aldrich through the Profile Form or otherwise is accurate and that you are the individual identified in such information. In the event any such information changes after it is provided to Sigma-Aldrich, you agree to update your Profile online the next time you access the Site. You agree (a) to maintain the confidentiality of your username and password, and (b) that you are fully responsible for any and all activities that occur under your username. You further agree to (i) immediately notify Sigma-Aldrich of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (ii) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. Without limiting any other provisions of these Terms, Sigma-Aldrich will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section 2, and you agree that Sigma-Aldrich will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your username, either with or without your knowledge. You agree not to use anyone else's username at any time.

  3. Changes to Site. Sigma-Aldrich may modify, suspend, discontinue or restrict the use of all or any portion of the Site at any time for any reason and without notice or liability. Without limiting the foregoing, Sigma-Aldrich reserves the right, with or without notice to you, to change any of the services offered on the Site including, but not limited to, hours of operation, menu structures, access procedures, software commands, documentation, vendors and/or other services.

  4. Data Security. Certain portions of the Site are and data sent between the Sigma-Aldrich Web registered with VeriSign® servers on those portions of the Site and your computer is encrypted using the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

  5. Limited Use. Subject to these Terms, you are authorized to access and use the Site (a) for the purposes of making purchasing decisions with regard to products offered for sale on the Site, for administering orders placed on the Site, for education and related research, and for background information on products offered for sale on the Site, and (b) at the sole discretion of Sigma-Aldrich. SIGMA-ALDRICH RESERVES THE RIGHT, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, TO TERMINATE OR SUSPEND YOUR ACCESS TO, AND/OR USE OF, THE SITE, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, AT ANY TIME, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE AND FOR ANY REASON (OR NO REASON), AND YOU AGREE THAT IN THE EVENT YOUR AUTHORIZATION TO ACCESS THE SITE IS TERMINATED, YOU WILL NOT THEREAFTER ACCESS, OR ATTEMPT TO ACCESS THE SITE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, AND IF YOUR AUTHORIZATION TO ACCESS THE SITE IS SUSPENDED, YOU WILL NOT THEREAFTER ACCESS, OR ATTEMPT TO ACCESS, THE SITE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, UNTIL YOUR SUSPENSION IS REMOVED AND SIGMA-ALDRICH GIVES YOU EXPRESS NOTICE THEREOF. For further clarity, you are responsible for providing all communication lines, telephone/transmission services and all equipment and technology necessary for you to access and use the Site.

  6. Integrity of Site and Restrictions. The Site may contain a robot.txt file (or other similar files) which, among other things, instruct certain software programs (such as robots and Web crawlers) which portions of the Site, if any, such programs may access. The authorizations in such robot.txt file are limited to bona fide publicly available search engines and are not applicable to any other party. Subject to the foregoing, you agree not to access or use the Site in any manner that is prohibited by these Terms, the robot.txt file (or any other similar file) contained on the Site, or is otherwise unlawful. Subject to the foregoing and without limiting the generality thereof, you agree that you will access and use the Site solely by manual request and not programmatically by macro, robot, or other automated means, and that you will not, directly or indirectly, (a) modify, copy, distribute (including via electronic mail), transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, data, products or services obtained from the Site unless expressly authorized by these Terms or by Sigma-Aldrich in writing, (b) access or use the Site through, or in connection with, any software product other than the customary Web browsers (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator), (c) use any software tools, procedures or instructions (other than customary Web browsers), automatic devices or automated processes, or manual process to monitor or access data or content provided through the Site, (d) otherwise "meta-search" the Site, or send, or cause to be sent, any automated queries of any sort to the Site, (e) use any device, hardware or software to bypass any security system on the Site, (f) disrupt or attempt to disrupt the proper or usual working of the Site, (g) use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site (or the network(s) connected to the Site) or interfere with any other person's use and enjoyment of the Site, (h) take any action that may cause, or that actually causes, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Sigma-Aldrich's computers, network or other resources, (i) distribute any software or instructions that could be used to breach any of these the Terms, (j) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Site or otherwise operated by Sigma-Aldrich through hacking, password mining or any other means, (k) access, or attempt to access, information other than the information Sigma-Aldrich intends to make available to you, and/or (l) alter or remove any trademark, copyright and/or any other notice contained in any information obtained from the Site.

  7. (a) Disclaimer of Warranties. Sigma-Aldrich does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to the Site (including, without limitation, the Service), and operation of the Site may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our reasonable control. ANY INFORMATION DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICE IS DONE AT THE YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK. YOU SHALL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOADING OR USE OF THE INFORMATION. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM SIGMA-ALDRICH OR ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES OR AFFILIATES, OR THROUGH OR FROM THE WEB SITE OR THE SERVICE, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY. SIGMA-ALDRICH MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE ACCURACY, QUALITY, SECURITY, SUITABILITY, REASONABLE CARE, TIMELINESS, AVAILABILITY, TRUTHFULNESS, OR COMPLETENESS OF THE DATA, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, OR OTHER MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE SITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIALS) ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS AND NEITHER SIGMA-ALDRICH NOR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR THE LIKE (A) MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE USABILITY, CONDITION OR OPERATION OF THE SITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DATA, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIALS), OR (B) REPRESENT OR ENDORSE THE ACCURACY, QUALITY, SECURITY, SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, COMPLETENESS, AND/OR TRUTHFULNESS OF ANY DATA, INFORMATION (INCLUDING OPINIONS, ADVICE OR GRAPHICS), OR OTHER MATERIALS DISPLAYED OR DISTRIBUTED IN ANY MANNER ON THE SITE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ANY RELIANCE UPON ANY SUCH DATA, INFORMATION (INCLUDING OPINIONS, ADVICE OR GRAPHICS), OR OTHER MATERIALS SHALL BE AT YOUR OWN RISK. SIGMA-ALDRICH, ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND ALL OF ITS SUPPLIERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND THE LIKE, HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ORAL OR WRITTEN, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, REASONABLE CARE, COMPATIBILITY, SECURITY, QUALITY, TIMELINESS, AVAILABILITY, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY, ACCURACY, AND/OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE (WHETHER OR NOT SIGMA-ALDRICH KNOWS, HAS REASON TO KNOW, HAS BEEN ADVISED, OR IS OTHERWISE IN FACT AWARE OF ANY SUCH PURPOSE), IN EACH INSTANCE IN RESPECT OF THE SITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INFORMATION, DATA, OR OTHER MATERIALS). FURTHERMORE, SIGMA-ALDRICH, ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND ALL OF ITS SUPPLIERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND THE LIKE, HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OF TITLE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT IN RESPECT OF THE SITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INFORMATION, DATA, AND/OR OTHER MATERIALS).

    (b) CERTAIN DATA MADE ACCESSIBLE ON OR THROUGH THIS WEB SITE ARE PROVIDED FROM MEDLINE®/PUBMED®, A DATABASE OF THE U.S. NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE (“NLM”). NLM REPRESENTS THAT ITS DATA WERE FORMULATED WITH A REASONABLE STANDARD OF CARE. EXCEPT FOR THIS REPRESENTATION, NLM MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. THIS INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THE NLM DATA, AND NLM SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY SUCH REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES. NLM DATA ARE PRODUCED BY A U.S. GOVERNMENT AGENCY AND INCLUDE WORKS OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT THAT ARE NOT PROTECTED BY U.S. COPYRIGHT LAW BUT MAY BE PROTECTED BY NON-US COPYRIGHT LAW, AS WELL AS ABSTRACTS ORIGINATING FROM PUBLICATIONS THAT MAY BE PROTECTED BY U.S. COPYRIGHT LAW. NEITHER SIGMA-ALDRICH NOR NLM ASSUMES ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY ASSOCIATED WITH USE OF COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL, INCLUDING TRANSMITTING, REPRODUCING, REDISTRIBUTING OR MAKING COMMERCIAL USE OF THE DATA. NLM DOES NOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE REGARDING COPYRIGHT, FAIR USE, OR OTHER ASPECTS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. PERSONS CONTEMPLATING ANY TYPE OF TRANSMISSION OR REPRODUCTION OF COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL SUCH AS ABSTRACTS ARE ADVISED TO CONSULT LEGAL COUNSEL.

  8. Limitation of Liability and Sole Remedy. EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL SIGMA-ALDRICH, ITS SUPPLIERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND THE LIKE BE LIABLE FOR (A) ANY DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM, OR RELATED TO, THE LOSS, DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INFORMATION, DATA, PRODUCTS, OR OTHER MATERIALS), THE LOSS OF ANY DATA, ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND/OR SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, AND/OR (B) ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THESE TERMS, THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INFORMATION, DATA, PRODUCTS, OR OTHER MATERIALS), OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INFORMATION, DATA, PRODUCTS, OR OTHER MATERIALS), IN EACH OF (A) AND (B) ABOVE WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE AND EVEN IF SIGMA-ALDRICH , ITS SUPPLIERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND THE LIKE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN ALL EVENT'S SIGMA-ALDRICH’S, ITS SUPPLIERS’, CONTENT PROVIDERS’, AFFILIATES’, LICENSORS’, EMPLOYEES’, AGENTS’ AND THE LIKE’S MAXIMUM TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THESE TERMS, THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INFORMATION, DATA, PRODUCTS, OR OTHER MATERIALS), OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, OR OTHER MATERIALS) HEREUNDER SHALL NOT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED ($100.00) IN THE AGGREGATE. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, OR OTHER MATERIALS), OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION SHALL APPLY AND SURVIVE NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY REMEDY. THESE LIMITATIONS APPLY AMONG OTHER THINGS TO ANY THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS AGAINST SIGMA-ALDRICH. The provisions of this Section 9 and Section 8 above represent a reasonable allocation of the risks under these Terms. Sigma-Aldrich's willingness to allow you to access and use the Site reflects this allocation of risk and the limitations of liability specified herein.

  9. Linking to the Site. Except for educational purposes, you agree not to link to the Site, or to cause any Web site that you operate or otherwise control, to link to the Site, in each instance without first obtaining the express permission from Sigma-Aldrich to do so. You agree that if you do receive such permission, that (a) you will link only in accordance with the terms and conditions of such permission, (b) Sigma-Aldrich may revoke such permission at anytime and for any reason, (c) after any such revocation, you will not thereafter link to the Site, or cause any Web site that you operate or otherwise control, to link to the Site, and (d) Sigma-Aldrich has no obligation to notify you if any of the portions of the Site that you are linking to change or move to a different location.

  10. Third Party Content. The Site may contain hyperlinks to other Web sites and Internet resources operated by parties other than Sigma-Aldrich ("Linked Sites"). Links to and from the Site to other third party sites, maintained by third parties, do not constitute an endorsement by Sigma-Aldrich or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates of any third party resources or their contents. Sigma-Aldrich has no control over any Linked Sites. Any such hyperlinks are provided for your reference only and are included on an "as is" basis. You acknowledge and agree that Sigma-Aldrich is not responsible for the availability of Linked Sites and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, privacy policies, or other materials on or available from such Linked Sites. You further acknowledge and agree that Sigma-Aldrich shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such Linked Site. When you visit a Linked Site, you will no longer be protected by Sigma-Aldrich's privacy statement or security practices. The data collection, use and protection practices of the Linked Site may differ from the practices of Sigma-Aldrich. You are responsible for viewing and abiding by the privacy statements and Terms posted at the Linked Sites.

  11. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold Sigma-Aldrich, its parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, suppliers and content providers and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, shareholders, co-branders, partners, successors and assigns harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, liabilities, judgments, demands, and fees and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorney's fees) asserted by any third party due to or arising out of (a) your breach of these Terms (including without limitation, any breach of any of your representations, warranties and covenants contained herein), (b) your access to, use of, or conduct on the Site or use of the Service (including, without limitation, any information, products, or other materials), and/or (c) the violation of any rights of another resulting from or relating to your use of the Site or the Service.

  12. Web Site Intellectual Property. All materials contained on the Site are protected by copyright, and are owned or controlled by Sigma-Aldrich, Sigma-Aldrich's suppliers, content providers or manufacturers or other authorized suppliers of products offered for sale on the Site, or other third parties. The Site is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions, and other copyright laws. The content of the Site is available for your use in making purchasing decisions with regard to products offered for sale on the Site, for administering orders placed on the Site, for educational and related research purposes and for background information on products offered for sale on the Site. You agree to comply with any restrictions contained in any content on the Site. Subject to those restrictions, (a) you may print one (1) copy of any page displayed on the Site (but for educational purposes you may print a reasonable number of copies of any page on the Site), and (b) you may download documents that are made available to you on the Site in the Adobe PDF form, in each instance for your use in making purchasing decisions with regard to products offered for sale on the Site, for administering orders placed on the Site, for educational and related research purposes and/or for background information on products offered for sale on the Site and provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained thereon. Copying, storing, or downloading of any content, for purposes other than for your use in making purchasing decisions with regard to products offered for sale on the Site, for administering orders placed on the Site, for educational and related research purposes and/or for background information on products offered for sale on the Site is prohibited without the prior written permission from Sigma-Aldrich or the copyright holder identified in the individual content copyright notice. In no event may you redistribute any content made available to you through the Site without the prior written permission from Sigma-Aldrich or the copyright holder identified in the individual content copyright notice. By submitting content to the Site, (a) you grant Sigma-Aldrich and its affiliates and licensees a nonexclusive, perpetual, worldwide and irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, distribute, have distributed, and promote the content in any form for any purpose, and (b) represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content and that exercise of the foregoing rights granted to Sigma-Aldrich its affiliates and/or licensees with respect to the content will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party.

  13. Intellectual Property Notices. All contents of the Site are: Copyright © 2002–2006 Sigma-Aldrich, Inc. and/or its suppliers and licensors, 3050 Spruce Street, St. Louis, Missouri, 63103 U.S.A. All rights reserved. Elements of the Site are protected by trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. No logo, graphic, sound or image from the Site may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by Sigma-Aldrich. Sigma-Aldrich products and services referenced in the Site may be trademarks or service marks of Sigma-Aldrich in the United States and/or other countries. Other product and company names mentioned in the Site may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Trademarks and service marks designated with the symbol "®" are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and may also be registered with numerous foreign countries.

  14. General. These Terms contain the full understanding of the parties with respect to your use and access of the Site and supersede all prior agreements and understandings, both written and oral, with respect to such use and access of the Site; provided, however, that there may be additional written terms and conditions that govern your use of specific areas of the Site and/or your submission of materials to Sigma-Aldrich through certain portions of the Site. Such additional terms and conditions, if any, will be specified in the Site. Subject to the foregoing, there are no other terms, obligations, covenants, representations, statements or conditions, oral or otherwise, of any kind whatsoever regarding your use and/or access to the Site. If any portion of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the invalid or unenforceable portion shall be modified in accordance with the applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the parties' original intentions, and the remainder of these Terms shall remain in full force and effect. A printed version of these Terms and of any notices given to you in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. Headings of articles and sections in these Terms are for the convenience of the parties only. Accordingly, they shall not constitute a part of these Terms when interpreting or enforcing these Terms. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Sigma-Aldrich as a result of these Terms or access and/or use of the Site. The failure of Sigma-Aldrich to insist upon or enforce strict performance by you of any provision of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. The Site and these Terms are governed by the laws of the State of Missouri, USA, except for its conflict of laws provisions. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, unless no federal subject matter jurisdiction exists, in which case you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the Circuit Court for the County of St. Louis, Missouri, over any action or proceeding arising out of or relating to these Terms or the Site, and you hereby waive all rights you may have or which may hereafter arise to contest such jurisdiction. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms including, without limitation, this Section 14. Sigma-Aldrich may provide notice to you relating to the Site and/or these Terms by sending an e-mail to your last known e-mail address, and any such notice shall be deemed given and received on the day it is sent. You agree that any cause of action that you may desire to bring arising out of or related to these Terms and/or the Site must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action arises; otherwise, such cause of action shall be permanently barred.

  15. API Services Terms of Use. Certain content and related services that facilitate access to scientific literature (“API Services”) are provided under license and are subject to the following additional terms and conditions:

    A. Rights to Access and Use API Services. You (the “User”) shall have a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access and use the API Services through the Website for the User’s personal use or the internal business use of his/her organization. Sigma reserves the right, on behalf of itself and its affiliates, to terminate any User’s access to the API Services at any time for any reason. User acknowledges and agrees that nothing in these Terms of Use confers upon User any right or license to copy, distribute or otherwise use any content or materials accessed by User through the API Services, and User (and/or his or her organization, as applicable) is solely responsible to obtain any permission that may be required for any use made by User (or by his or her organization) of such content or materials.

    B. Limitations on Use. User may not use the API Services for any service bureau, time sharing or other similar purposes. User shall not: (i) reverse-engineer, decrypt, decipher, decompile, disassemble, re-purpose, or create derivative works from the API Services or any software, information or materials provided as part of or through the API Services (or any portion thereof); or (ii) use the API Services or any software, information or materials provided as part of or through the API Services (or any portion thereof) in violation of any applicable laws or regulations, or of any agreement or third party rights. Users may not use any robot, spider, other automatic software or device, or manual process to monitor in any way the API Services or any portion thereof without the express prior written consent of Sigma and its licensors. User shall have no right to license or sublicense, distribute, deliver or otherwise provide to a third party the API Services, or any software, information or materials provided as part of or through the API Services (or any portion thereof), and any attempt to do so shall immediately and automatically void and terminate any right for User to access and use the API Services. Any unauthorized use of the API Services is prohibited.

    C. Ownership and Reservation of Rights. The API Services and related software and information are provided through Sigma’s agreements with third party licensors and Sigma has obtained the right to offer Users the right to access and use such API Services on the terms and conditions provided in these Terms of Use. All rights not expressly granted in these Terms of Use are expressly retained by Sigma and its licensors.

    D. Indemnity. User hereby indemnifies and agrees to defend and hold Sigma and its licensors, and their respective assignees, officers, directors, employees, shareholders, agents and representatives, free and harmless from and against any loss, injury, demand, cost, expense, or claim of any kind or character, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, arising out of (a) any use of the API Services by User, (b) any breach or alleged breach of any terms, limitations, obligations, or representations made by User in these Terms of Use, or (c) any access, copying, distribution or use of any content or other materials accessed by User through the API Services.

    E. Medline Disclaimer. Certain data made accessible through the API Services are provided under lease from MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (“NLM”). NLM represents that its data were formulated with a reasonable standard of care. Except for this representation, NLM makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, and specifically disclaims any representations and warranties with respect to the NLM data, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. NLM data are produced by a U.S. Government agency and include works of the United States Government that are not protected by U.S. copyright law but may be protected by non-US copyright law, as well as abstracts originating from publications that may be protected by U.S. copyright law. NLM assumes no responsibility or liability associated with use of copyrighted material, including transmitting, reproducing, redistributing or making commercial use of the data. NLM does not provide legal advice regarding copyright, fair use, or other aspects of intellectual property rights. Persons contemplating any type of transmission or reproduction of copyrighted material such as abstracts are advised to consult legal counsel.

    F. Intellectual Property Policy. It is Sigma’s policy to respond to clear notices of alleged infringement that take place on this website. This policy describes the information that such notices should contain and outlines our notice response and takedown procedures. Please note that this site may include links to third party websites, and we have no responsibility for content on such sites. The terms of use of those websites govern your use of any material accessed on or through such sites.

    Format of Notice
    If you believe that your work has been infringed or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, you should provide Sigma’s Agent for Notice with a notice that contains the following information:

    (a) identification and a description of the material that you believe has been infringed;
    (b) identification and a description of the material that you claim is infringing the material identified under item 1 above (including, without limitation, the URL of the web page(s) that contain the allegedly infringing material);
    (c) your address, telephone number, and email address;
    (d) the statement: “I have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law”;
    (e) the statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the above information in this notice is accurate and that I am the owner, or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed”; and
    (f) your physical or electronic signature.

    The form of notice described above is consistent with the form suggested by the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), but this form should also be used for notices from outside the U.S. Please note that under U.S. copyright law, you may be subject to liability if you materially misrepresent that a posting, product or activity infringes your copyright.

    Agent for Notice
    Sigma’s Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:

    By email
    By mail
    Sigma-Aldrich, Inc.
    3050 Spruce Street
    St. Louis, MO 63103
    Attn: General Counsel

    By telephone
    314-771-5765

    By fax
    314-286-7874

    Response Procedure
    Regardless of whether Sigma may have any liability for infringement that is alleged in a notice as described above, our response to notices of infringement may include deleting or disabling access to the allegedly infringing material and/or suspending or terminating the accounts of infringing users. We may also document notices of alleged infringement on which we act.

    Counter Notification
    The provider of any material that is removed following a notice of alleged infringement may make a counter notification pursuant to the DMCA. When we receive a DMCA-compliant counter notification, we may reinstate the material in question.

    G. Equitable Remedies. User agrees that breach of these Terms of Use would irreparably harm Sigma and its licensors, and monetary damages would be inadequate compensation, and therefore that Sigma and its licensors shall be entitled to preliminary and permanent injunctive relief to enforce the provisions of these Terms of Use.

    H. Survival of Provisions; Enforcement by Licensors. The provisions regarding disclaimers, indemnification, and equitable remedies shall survive termination of these Terms of Use. User acknowledges and agrees that Sigma’s licensors which provide the API Services (or any portion thereof) have the right to assert and enforce such provisions directly against User both while these Terms of Use are in effect and after their expiration or termination for any reason.

    I. Disclaimer of Warranties. The API Services are provided on an “as is, as available and with all faults” basis. Sigma and its licensors make no warranty, guarantee or representation to User or to any third party with respect to the API Services, and expressly disclaim all warranties, whether express, implied or statutory, including but not limited to any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or noninfringement. Without limiting the foregoing, Sigma and its licensors make no warranty, guarantee or representation (i) with respect to any data, content or other materials accessed by User through the API Services, (ii) that provision of the API Services or any materials accessed through the API Services shall be timely, uninterrupted, accurate, error-free or free of viruses or other harmful components, (iii) that the API Services will meet User’s or any third party’s requirements or expectations, or (iv) that the API Services will be impervious to any delays or other problems arising from use of the Internet.

    J. Limitation of Liability. User acknowledges and agrees that neither Sigma nor its licensors shall be responsible for any loss of profit or indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages, including, without limitation, loss of revenue, data, or use, incurred by User or any third party arising out of the access to or use of the API Services, or of any data, information or materials accessed through the API Services, whether in an action in contract or tort or based on a warranty, even if Sigma or its licensors have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Sigma’s and its licensor’s maximum liability to User with respect to all claims arising out of these Terms of Use or the use of the API Services shall be limited to US $1,000.

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