Terms of use

These Terms of Use set out rules for visitors to this SORIN Website ('Users'). The site is owned by SORIN. The term "SORIN" refers to the entirety of our business, including SORIN S.p.A. and any companies it controls. SORIN reserves the right to amend these Terms at any time. Users are therefore invited to revisit these Terms of Use each time they visit the Website. The use of this Website implies acceptance of these Terms and Conditions in their entirety. If Users do not agree to follow and be bound to these Terms and Conditions they may not access, use or download materials from this site.


Please note that this Website contains only general information about our products and services and how they can be used by patients. This information is provided 'as is' and 'as available', and changes rapidly, and is therefore provided for educational and information purposes only. This Website can never replace the need for patients to consult their health care service providers for diagnosis and treatment, including in relation to the products and services offered by SORIN.


This Website does not offer SORIN products for sale, and information is provided for general educational and information purposes only. Depending on where Users are located you may view information that relates to products or treatments that are not available or authorized in your home country.


The information contained in this Website does not constitute an offer or solicitation for public sale, purchase or acquisition of securities of any of the companies mentioned in this Website, regardless of applicable jurisdiction or location. The information contained in this Website should not be relied upon for the taking - or omitting to take - any investment decision. This Website does not contain legal or financial advice. For a review of the current financial position of the companies mentioned herein, please refer to the consolidated accounts.
This Website contains "forward-looking statements" which, at the time made, were based on then-current reasonable assumptions and expectations made by company management of future events, performance and developments. If any of those underlying assumptions or expectations prove or have proven to be inaccurate or unknown or if risks or uncertainties materialize or have materialized, actual results could vary or already may have varied materially from the Company's expectations and projections in these statements. These risks and uncertainties include general industry conditions and competition; economic conditions, such as interest rate and currency exchange rate fluctuations; technological advances and patents attained by competitors; challenges inherent in new product development, including obtaining regulatory approvals; domestic and foreign health care reforms and governmental laws and regulations; and trends toward health care cost containment. SORIN assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information or future events or developments.


SORIN adopts all precautions it reasonably believes to be necessary to provide, on this Website, correct and up to date - at the time of publication - information. All content in this Website is therefore provided on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis. No warranties are provided by SORIN in this regard. SORIN expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, either express or implied, statutory or otherwise including the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose or non-infringement. While every effort is made to ensure the quality of the information provided in this Website, SORIN provides no guarantees or warranties as to the reliability, accuracy, quality, timeliness or completeness of information on this Website , nor that the use of this Website shall be uninterrupted or available or error-free. Users are further responsible for any and all precautions necessary for ensuring that any content obtained from this Website is free of viruses or similar computer code.

Some territories do not permit limitations or exclusions on implied warranties. As a result one or more of the above limitations may not apply to you. Users agree that SORIN - even if advised of the risk thereof - shall not be liable for any damage resulting from the use - or failure to use - this Website, including in relation to any and all warranties, contracts, torts, strict liability or other legal theory. This condition of use applies to SORIN, its officers, directors, employees and suppliers mentioned in the Website. This limitation of liability shall apply to all losses including direct or indirect, special, exemplary, incidental, economic or punitive damages. The total liability of these parties - if any - shall in no circumstances exceed €200, save where such limit is expressly prohibited by applicable laws.


SORIN's rights relating to this Website and its contents (including, data, information, descriptions, communications, announcements, images of any kind, video, graphics, music or sound effects, designs and so on) are protected by intellectual property laws of Italy, the United States and other foreign laws.
Marks and trademarks appearing on this Website are the property of SORIN and are protected by the laws of Italy, the United States and other foreign laws. Prior permission from SORIN is required for the use or reproduction of such intellectual property rights.
Users are advised that information on this Website may be transferred solely for personal use and not for commercial purposes of any kind. Save where otherwise indicated in the Website, Users are permitted to make photocopies, printed copies, and to email or download portions of this Website for personal use on the condition that every such copy contains an indication of the property rights in the copy held by SORIN, and the exclusions of liability and guarantees and warranties appearing in these Terms of Use. Save as provided above, Users may further not display or use the logos or marks of SORIN in any manner without prior written permission from SORIN. Any other use of this Website or any part thereof is prohibited.


Through the present Terms of Use, Users receive a non-exclusive, limited and revocable licence to link to this Website. SORIN reserves the right to revoke such licence at any time and at its sole discretion. If revocation occurs, Users must remove and - where applicable - disable any and all links to this site. SORIN disclaims any and all liability for the contents or presentation of any site through which the present Website is accessed through hyperlinks or equivalent. Similarly, SORIN disclaims all liability for sites accessed through hyperlinks contained in this Website. Any Users that wish to insert a hyperlink in their own site to achieve access to this Website must first obtain the prior permission of SORIN by contacting corporate.communications@sorin.com. SORIN does not authorise Users to use links through the use of so-called 'Framing'. The use of this Website - or any portion thereof or link thereto - is prohibited in relation with any site that may reasonably be considered as obscene, vulgar, defamatory, unlawful in any manner, harassing, or offensive. This Website contains - for information and convenience purposes only - links to other Websites of companies owned or controlled by SORIN. These sites may contain information concerning products that are not available or authorized in your territory. Your use of sites not controlled by SORIN is further subject to the Terms of Use or equivalent of those sites and SORIN disclaims any liability in this regard, including in relation to any privacy policies of such sites.


SORIN values your opinion about this site, its contents and design, and how we may improve the information we provide to you. Users are reminded, however, that should they decide voluntarily to submit any information through this Website such information will be considered as non-personal, non-confidential and non-proprietary (other than personal information as defined in SORIN's privacy statement ).

This Website may also allow Users to access online sources of information, fora, user-chat-services or the like. SORIN expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for their content. SORIN reserves the right at any time and at its sole discretion to delete, move or edit - in whole or in part - any information submitted by Users through this Website. Users agree:
not to submit - in any manner whatsoever - any information that infringes applicable laws, that is obscene, offensive or otherwise inappropriate or that contains viruses or similar computer codes; and understand that any submitted information will be treated as non-confidential; that submission constitutes the grant to SORIN of the irrevocable right to use, copy, modify, publish, perform, transmit or display such information via any media in accordance with SORIN's privacy statement. Users waive any moral rights to such information.


In the event that any portion of these Terms of Use is declared inapplicable by a competent authority, the rest of the provisions shall remain applicable and in force to the full extent permitted by law. Users' obligations under these Terms and Conditions, including in relation to sections NO GUARANTEE OF ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS AND NO WARRANTIES, SORIN'S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS and USER SUBMISSIONS , will survive the termination of these Terms and Conditions. If Users harm - in any manner whatsoever - third parties through their use of this Website, Users agree to hold harmless and indemnify SORIN against any and all liability for such harm.


By using this Website Users agree that the sole jurisdiction for resolution of any and all disputes with SORIN, or arising in any way from the use of the Website, is Milan, Italy. Users also agree that the laws of Italy shall apply to any and all such disputes without respect for its conflict of laws principles.


This SORIN website may contain links to websites operated by other parties. The linked sites are not under the control of SORIN, and SORIN is not responsible for the content available on any other Internet sites linked to this website. Such links do not imply SORIN's endorsement of material on any other site and SORIN disclaims all liability with regard to your access to such linked websites. Sorin provides links to other Internet sites as a convenience to users, and access to any other Internet sites linked to this website is at your own risk.

Unless otherwise set forth in a written agreement between you and SORIN, you must adhere to SORIN's linking policy as follows: (i) any link to an SORIN website must be a text only link clearly marked "SORIN WEBSITE," (ii) the appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with SORIN's names and trademarks, (iii) the link must "point" to the root domain name of the SORIN website and not to other pages within the website, (iv) the appearance, position and other attributes of the link may not create the false appearance that your organization or entity is sponsored by, affiliated with, or associated with SORIN, (v) when selected by a user, the link must display the website on full-screen and not within a "frame" on the linking website, and (vi) SORIN reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time and in its sole discretion.


Website version: 1.1 - Last update: 23.03.2016