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Terms of use

Ownership of Site; Agreement to Terms of Use

These terms and conditions of use (the “Terms of Use”) apply to the site located at https://stridebp.org (the “Site”). The Site is the property of Hypertension Center, STRIDE-7, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, 152 Mesogion Avenue, Athens 11527, Greece (hereinafter “STRIDE BP”). BY USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE; IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DO NOT USE THE SITE.

STRIDE BP reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms of Use, at any time. It is your responsibility to check these Terms of Use periodically for changes. Any changes that affect your rights as a consumer will be published on the Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes will mean that you accept and agree to the changes.

By accessing or using the Service (as defined below), you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and to use the Service in accordance with these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you may not use the Service.

What Service does STRIDE BP provide?

STRIDE BP is an international non-profit scientific organization founded by hypertension experts from around the world with the mission to improve the accuracy of blood pressure measurement and the global diagnosis and management of hypertension. STRIDE BP will provide international scientific guidance for blood pressure measurement methodology and technology to (i) health care providers, including specialists, general practitioners, pharmacists, and nurses, (ii) the public, including people with hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases and healthy people with an interest in cardiovascular health, (iii) regulatory bodies, (iv) medical device manufacturers. The Site will present (i) lists of accurate blood pressure measuring devices, (ii) educational sessions on blood pressure monitoring methods, (iii) blood pressure measurement tools for clinical use (the “Service”). The STRIDE BP Validated Devices Lists include only devices adequately validated in accordance with the Principles for Device Listing.

Changes to the Service

STRIDE BP may make changes to the Service any time, without notice. If you disagree with the changes, you can stop using the Service. STRIDE BP does not warrant that the materials on the Site with respect to the Service will be up to date. STRIDE BP cannot update information on the Site on devices that might be withdrawn from the market and are not available anymore or have been modified.

Access Rights

Subject to your compliance with these Terms of Use, we hereby grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access the Site and the Service and use the Site and the Service on the device(s) that you own or control solely for your personal use.

You agree that you will not, and will not attempt to: (a) interfere with or disrupt the functioning of the Service in any manner, including the functioning of any software, hardware, network or server connected to the Service; (b) distribute or transfer in any manner the Service or any part of the Service to any third party; (c) copy or modify the Service or any part of the Service for any purpose; (d) incorporate by any means any of the Service content into another application, website or service; (e) reverse-engineer or create derivative works based on any part of the Service for any purpose, commercial or otherwise; or (f) use the Service in any manner that is inconsistent with these Terms of Use. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to deny use of the Service to anyone for any reason.

Consumer rights

Consumers are specifically asked to note that STRIDE BP is only excluding warranties that it has the necessary skill to provide information on the Site, that the information will be provided with due skill care and diligence, that materials will be sound and reasonably fit for the purpose to the extent that it is fair and reasonable to do so.

Use of the Service requires that you comply with acceptable use as determined by STRIDE BP. As part of your responsibilities, you agree that you will not: (a) use the Service in any unlawful manner; (b) use the Service in any manner that is harmful, hateful, harassing, abusive, or otherwise offensive to any other person or entity; (c) interfere with or inhibit any other user from using or enjoying the Service; (d) use the Service as a means to distribute unsolicited or unauthorised communications, advertisements or spam; (e) access or search the Service by any means other than the authorised public interface; (f) collect or use any data or Service content that violates any third-party right; (g) create a false identity, impersonate another person or entity, or otherwise misrepresent yourself; (h) breach or otherwise circumvent any security measures incorporated into the Service; or (i) use the Service in any manner that is considered unacceptable by STRIDE BP.

Content Ownership

All text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, sounds, music, artwork and computer code (collectively, “Content”), including but not limited to the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, “look and feel” and arrangement of such Content, contained on the Site is owned, controlled or licensed by or to STRIDE BP and is protected by trade dress, copyright, patent and trademark laws, and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws.

Except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use, no part of the Site or Content may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted or distributed in any way (including “mirroring”) to any other computer, server, Site or other medium for publication or distribution or for any commercial enterprise, without STRIDE BP’s express prior written consent.

Your Use of the Site

You may use information on the Site provided that you (1) do not remove any proprietary notice language in all copies of such documents, (2) use such information only for your personal, non-commercial informational purpose and do not copy or post such information on any networked computer or broadcast it in any media without STRIDE BP’s express prior written consent,(3) make no modifications to any such information, and (4) do not make any additional representations or warranties relating to such documents.

You may not use any “deep-link”, “page-scrape”, “robot”, “spider” or other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the website or any Content, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the website or any Content, to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents or information through any means not purposely made available through the website. STRIDE BP reserves the right to bar any such activity.

You may not attempt to gain unauthorised access to any portion or feature of the Site, or any other systems or networks connected to the Site, or to any of the services offered on or through the Site by hacking, password “mining” or any other illegitimate means.

You may not probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Site or any network connected to the Site, nor breach the security or authentication measures on the Site or any network connected to the Site. You may not reverse look-up, trace or seek to trace any information on any other user of or visitor to the Site, or exploit the Site or any service or information made available or offered by or through the Site, in any way where the purpose is to reveal any information, including but not limited to personal identification or information, other than your own information, as provided for by the Site.

You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the Site or networks, or any systems or networks connected to the Site.

You agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any transaction being conducted on the website, or with any other person’s use of the Site.

You may not forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or transmittal you send to STRIDE BP on or through the Site or any service offered on or through the Site. You may not pretend that you are, or that you represent, someone else, or impersonate any other individual or entity.

You may not use the Site or any Content for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use, or to solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity, which infringes the rights of STRIDE BP or others.

Intellectual Property Rights

STRIDE BP alone own all right, title and interest in and to the Service, including all intellectual property rights, and any suggestions, ideas or other feedback provided by you or any other party relating to the Service. Any copy, modification, revision, enhancement, adaptation, translation, or derivative work of or created from the Service shall be owned solely and exclusively by STRIDE BP, as shall any and all patent rights, copyrights, trade secret rights, trademark rights, and all other proprietary rights. You shall not remove or permit any third party to remove any proprietary rights from the Service or its contents.

Certain names, logos, and other materials displayed in our Service may constitute trademarks, trade names, service marks or logos (“Marks”) of STRIDE BP or other entities. You are not authorised to use any such Marks. Ownership of all such Marks and the goodwill associated therewith remains with us or those other entities.

STRIDE BP reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service, or any portion thereof, with or without notice. We will not be liable to you or any third party should we exercise that right.

Disclaimer

STRIDE-BP validates all devices exclusively in accordance with the Principles for Device Listing which (1) are based on a combination of data, including (a) validation studies published as full papers in peer-review PubMed journals, (b) newly performed independent validation studies (complete reports signed by the principal investigator) and  (c) data on new devices provided by manufacturers showing ‘equivalence’ with previously validated devices, (2) use the internationally acknowledged protocols AAMI, BHS, ESH-IP, ISO, AAMI/ISO and AAMI/ESH/ISO and (3) follow an extensive review and approval procedure.

The Site and the Service are delivered on an “as-is” and “as-available” basis. By using this Site and the Service, you accept the risk that the information may be incomplete or inaccurate or may not meet your needs or requirements. STRIDE BP makes no representations or warranties of any kind in relation to the Site and the Service, including but not limited to:

(1) of completeness, non-infringement, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose;

(2) of accuracy, including but not limited to accuracy of blood pressure measurement by a validated device;

(3) that your use of the Service and the Site will provide specific results;

(4) of timeliness, availability and functionality of the Site and compliance with applicable laws;

(5) that any content, service or feature of the Site will be error-free or uninterrupted, or that any defects will be corrected;

(6) that any files or other data you download from the Site will be free of viruses or contamination or destructive features.

STRIDE BP reserves the right to do any of the following, at any time, without notice: (1) to modify, suspend or terminate operation of or access to the Site, or any portion of the Site, for any reason; (2) to modify or change the Site, or any portion of the Site, and any applicable policies or terms; and (3) to interrupt the operation of the Site, or any portion of the Site, as necessary to perform routine or non-routine maintenance, error correction, or other changes.

Limitation of Liability

Except where prohibited by law, in no event shall STRIDE BP be liable to you for:

(1) any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental or punitive damages, including lost profits, even if STRIDE BP has been advised of the possibility of such damages, nor any consequences, financial, scientific or other, that may arise from STRIDE BP’s recommendations;

(2) any damages or injury arising out of your access to, or inability to access this Site or from your reliance on the Service or on any information provided on the Site;

(3) the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the Site.

Your sole remedy against STRIDE BP for dissatisfaction with the Site or the Service or any content is to stop using the Site or the Service or any such content. This exclusion of liability applies to any damages, liability or injuries caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use, whether for breach of contract, tort, negligence or any other cause of action.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless STRIDE BP, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, and suppliers, and the officers, directors, employees, consultants, and agents of each, from and against any and all third-party claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, expenses and fees (including reasonable legal fees and court costs) that such parties may incur as a result of or arising from or out of or in connection with your use of the Service, your violation of these Terms of Use, or your violation of any rights of any other person or entity. We reserve the right to control the defence of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification, and you agree to provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us.

Violations

You acknowledge and agree that STRIDE BP may preserve any transmittal or communication by you with STRIDE BP through the Site or any service offered on or through the Site, and may also disclose such data if required to do so by law or STRIDE BP determines that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request , (2) enforce these Terms of Use, (3) respond to claims that any such data violates the rights of others, or (4) protect the rights, property or personal safety of STRIDE BP, its employees, users of or visitors to the website, and the public.

You agree that STRIDE-BP may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, terminate your access to the Site and/or block your future access to the Site if we determine that you have violated these Terms of Use or other agreements or guidelines which may be associated with your use of the Site. You also agree that any violation by you of these Terms of Use may constitute an unlawful and unfair business practice, and may cause irreparable harm to STRIDE BP, for which monetary damages would be inadequate, and you consent to STRIDE BP obtaining any injunctive or equitable relief that STRIDE BP deems necessary or appropriate in such circumstances. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies STRIDE BP may have at law or in equity.

If STRIDE BP does take any legal action against you as a result of your violation of these Terms of Use, STRIDE BP will be entitled to recover from you, and you agree to pay, all reasonable legal fees and costs of such action, in addition to any other relief granted to STRIDE BP. You agree that STRIDE-BP will not be liable to you or to any third party for termination of your access to the Site as a result of any violation of these Terms of Use.

Links to Other Sites

STRIDE BP may contain links to other independent third-party websites (“Linked Sites”). These Linked Sites are provided solely as a convenience to our visitors. Such Linked Sites are not under STRIDE BP’s control, and STRIDE BP is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of such Linked Sites, including any information or materials contained on such Linked Sites. You will need to make your own independent judgment regarding your interaction with these Linked Sites

Miscellaneous

These Terms of Use constitute the entire and final agreement between you and STRIDE BP and govern your access to the Service and use of the Site, superseding any prior agreements between us with respect to Terms of Use.

Our failure to enforce any provision of these Terms of Use will not constitute a waiver of such right. If any provision is found to be invalid, the parties agree that the court should endeavour to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and that the other provisions of these Terms of Use remain in full force and effect.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

You agree that your access and use of this Site and the Content shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Greece.  

In the event of any controversy or dispute between STRIDE BP and you arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site and the Service, the parties shall attempt, promptly and in good faith, to resolve any such dispute. If the parties are unable to resolve any such dispute within a reasonable time (not to exceed thirty (30) days), then any continuing dispute will be resolved by the courts of Athens and in accordance with applicable Greek Law.

Contact Us

To contact us, please complete the contact form on the Site. Any feedback you provide at this Site shall be deemed to be non-confidential. STRIDE BP shall be free to use such information on an unrestricted basis.


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