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terms of use

terms of use of smith & nephew's website

who are we?

We are Smith & Nephew Plc, an England and Wales registered limited company with registration number 324357, having its registered address at: 15 Adam Street, London, WC2N 6LA

Smith & Nephew is registered for VAT in the UK, with registration number GB 577156412.

You are welcome to contact us.

what are you agreeing to?

These terms and conditions apply when you use our website. You must agree to these terms and conditions if you wish to use this site. The website is only offered to you upon agreement of these terms, and you will be deemed to have accepted these terms if you use the site.

We may amend these terms and conditions from time to time by updating this document. Except where stated, all amended terms and conditions apply from the point at which they are posted to the site. Privacy and Intellectual Property

Our privacy statement and intellectual property statement form part of these terms and conditions, and must be agreed to if you wish to use the site.


offering of service

Smith & Nephew provides this Internet site for your general information only. Smith & Nephew reserves the right to delete, modify or supplement the content of this site at any time for any reason without notification to anyone.

We do our best to ensure that the information in the web site is accurate and helpful at all times. However, we cannot ultimately warrant the accuracy of that information and cannot be held liable for any use or reliance you may make of or put on it except as specifically agreed with us in any further agreement we may make with you in writing.

Products shown may not be available in all countries or may be known by a different name. Indications for use may vary from country to country. The information contained in this web site is general in nature, and is not intended to substitute for advice provided by an independent professional experienced and practicing in that area. Users are advised to consult with such an independent professional and to check any product information for specific information, and any new or up-to-date information or changes. In particular information on this website relating to health and medical issues is not intended to substitute for you seeking medical advice from an appropriate medical professional. You should consult a medical professional to obtain a full diagnosis of your condition and so that they can advise you on the correct course of treatment for you.

Nothing on this website should be construed as an offer to provide service to yourself. The information on this site is time-based, and may well no longer be an accurate reflection of our current position. For the purposes of forming a contract, any information on this website should be considered inaccurate until it has been confirmed by us in writing. No offer to contract shall be provided by us from this website, and any offer must be signed by an officer of the company.

We reserve the right to change the terms and conditions under which the web site is offered at any time. Any such change in terms and conditions will be effective once reflected in the text of these terms and conditions and published on this web page. You should check the terms and conditions periodically to ensure that you are aware of and complying with the current version.


external links

We take no responsibility for the content of external links on this site. Nor do we make any warranties, representations or undertakings about the content of any external website. If you are in any doubt about whether a link is external or whether an external link is safe to visit, you should not click on the link.


Any communications you send to this site or otherwise to Smith & Nephew are on a non-confidential basis, and Smith & Nephew is under no obligation to refrain from reproducing, publishing, or otherwise using them in any way or for any purpose. Smith & Nephew shall be free to use the content of any such communications, including any ideas, inventions, concepts, techniques or know-how disclosed therein, for any purpose including developing, manufacturing and/or marketing goods or services.


We do not provide any warranty or commitment to make available this site. It is used by you at your own risk. We do not provide a warranty as to the satisfactory quality of the site, or that use is error free.

limit of liability

We will not be liable for any loss, damage, expense, costs, delays or other liability whatsoever (including without limitation any financial losses such as loss of profit) which you may incur as a result of any event beyond our reasonable control (including without limitation any failure of transmission, communication, computer or other facilities or your inability to access the web site for any reason or any failure, error or delay in the sending or receiving of any notice or communication or instruction through the post or any electronic medium).

You acknowledge that information and software accessible over the internet may contain viruses, Trojans, worms and other malicious and damaging objects. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to adequately protect yourself as you browse websites, and that we shall not be liable for any loss which results from your access to this site.


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless us and our officers, directors, agents and employees from and against any claim, liability, cost, damage or loss it may incur, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement.


This agreement shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales. The parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

intellectual property

This site content is Copyright © 2006 - 2011 Smith & Nephew.

You may download content only for your personal use for non-commercial purposes, but no modifications or further reproduction of the content is permitted without the express prior written permission of Smith & Nephew. The content otherwise may not be copied or used in any way.

The ownership of the intellectual property to the site design and the code that delivers this site is held by TMW and its use is expressly forbidden without the purchase of an appropriate licence.

The ownership of the copyright on all content, including content contributed by users of the site is held by Smith & Nephew, and its use is expressly forbidden without our prior consent in writing. You acknowledge the transfer of ownership of copyright to Smith & Nephew of anything that you contribute to the site.

The trade marks displayed are registered and nothing contained in these conditions or the web site should be construed as granting any licence or right to use any of the trade marks without our permission. However, copying and printing of those web pages which contain the trade marks is permitted within the scope of the licence contained at below.

You may download to a local hard disk and print extracts from the web site solely for personal, non-commercial use. You may also recopy downloaded extracts to others for their personal, non commercial use. You may not reproduce part or all of the contents of the web site in any form unless it is for personal, non commercial use.

You may not copy or otherwise incorporate into or store in any other web site, electronic retrieval system, publication or other work any of the content of the web site in any form (whether hard copy, electronic or other).

You may not frame or link to the web site or any part of it without our express permission.