ESMO Website Terms & Conditions
These website terms and conditions of use (the “Terms”) apply to your use of the websites (collectively referred to as the “Website” or "Web Site"), operated by The European Society for Medical Oncology, a Swiss-based not-for-profit corporation, referred interchangeably hereinafter as “ESMO”. The “Website” includes, without limitation, the ESMO website (www.esmo.org) and any specific versions (e.g., oncologypro.esmo.org) or filters thereof, the Rare Cancers Europe website (http://www.rarecancerseurope.org), the ESMO Press Centre, and any and all scientific, technical, contractual, product, programme, pricing, portals, news, educational materials, publications, guides, smartphone services, mobile versions, presentations, abstracts, and marketing information, and other information available on the Website, or associated domains hosting ESMO material (e.g. ctimeetingtech.com and www.on24.com), including, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, examinations, and other materials (collectively referred to as “Content”).
ESMO reserves the right to amend these Terms & Conditions at its sole discretion, without prior notice, with the proviso that details of the amendments are published on the ESMO Web Site. They become effective from the time of posting. Your use of the Website after the posting constitutes your acceptance to the modified Terms & Conditions.
Please read the Terms carefully. ESMO provides the Website to you, your employees, agents, students, trainees, and contractors, and any other entity on whose behalf you accept the Terms (collectively “You”), subject to the Terms. The Terms are entered into by and between you and ESMO, and you accept them by using the Website in any manner and/or by otherwise acknowledging your agreement with the Terms. If you do not agree to all of the Terms, please do not use the Website.
Should you require further information or have comments on ESMO Terms & Conditions, please write to us at the address below:
European Society for Medical Oncology
via L. Taddei 4
Tel: +41 (0)91 973 19 00
Fax: +41 (0)91 973 19 02
Or contact us by email (please select 'Website and/or social media').
The Society was established in 1975 in accordance with Article 60 & ss. of the Swiss Civil Code. ESMO is a non-political party, non-profit (not-for-profit) organisation.
Terms and Conditions
Copyright - Intellectual Property
The ESMO Web Site is owned by the European Society for Medical Oncology. All content owned by ESMO on the ESMO Web Site is copyright under Swiss and International law established by the Intellectual Property Code.
All rights in content on the ESMO Web Site (including without limitation all articles, statements, texts, images, logos and design) are owned by or licensed to the European Society for Medical Oncology. All rights reserved.
Use of and access to the OncologyPRO educational portal is subject to the OncologyPRO conditions of use ( which can be found here) as well as these Terms.
Use of ESMO content, with the exception of the ESMO Logo*, any corporate identity resources, and any content which is licensed to ESMO by third parties, is limited to personal use and for non-commercial purposes only. All material should remain intact and any copies should include the following notice in a clearly visible position: “Copyright © European Society for Medical Oncology. All rights reserved”, as well as include links to www.esmo.org where appropriate. The trademarks, service marks, trade names and logos on their site are trademarks of ESMO and/or its licensors.
*The ESMO Logo is a registered trademark and its use is protected under international copyright laws. Reproduction or use of the ESMO logo, in any circumstances, without the prior written permission of ESMO, is strictly prohibited.
The use of ESMO corporate visuals (including, but not limited to, graphics, images, videos…) and the ESMO corporate motto use is subject to written authorisation by ESMO.
Copy, modification or use of any content included on the ESMO Web Site for any commercial purpose without the authorisation of ESMO is a violation of patent, copyright and other proprietary rights including intellectual property rights owned by ESMO and/or its contributors. Any copying or redistribution for commercial purposes or for compensation of any kind requires prior written permission from ESMO. ESMO does not take responsibility for the use of its content outside of any of its own branded online platforms (which include ESMO websites, branded social media and/or social sharing platforms). ESMO accepts no responsibility for any content which has been downloaded or shared on a non-ESMO branded platform.
Any unapproved use may result in actions being taken by ESMO to require removal of material concerned from display/distribution and possible legal action.
ESMO Web Site General Conditions
Content, products and services
ESMO reserves the right to add, modify or remove any information, products and/or services from the ESMO Web Site at any time and without notice.
Access to certain content is available only to users who have registered to ‘My ESMO’, the secured and personalised account that the ESMO offers at no charge. Similarly, access to certain other content is conditional upon subscription to a particular product or service (e.g. online access to ESMO Journals is subject to annual subscription to the ESMO related Journal) or upon ESMO membership/user status.
User registration, via ‘My ESMO’, is required to access personal services online and certain online content. The user is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of his/her account login details. The user registration is unique and personal. It should not be shared with anyone.
ESMO shall not be held responsible for unauthorised use of the user’s account by a third party to whom the user may have, intentionally or not, disclosed his/her account login details.
Products & Services
It is possible to acquire certain products and services such as membership services or registration for congresses and meetings organised by ESMO or in conjunction with ESMO via the 'My ESMO' area.
Not all products, services or publications can be purchased online. When the online ordering is not available, the product or service can be purchased via paper form and fax/post. Please consult the related product or service page to find out the ordering procedures for a specific product or service. ESMO reserves the right to change or remove particular ordering methods without prior notice. Changes in the ordering procedure will be posted on the product or service page. Products & Services are available for order whilst they are posted on the ESMO Web Site and/or during the ordering period specified.
The ESMO ordering process is in English which is the official communication language of the Society.
ESMO does not derive any income from paid advertising of any products or services on its website. No promotional or advertisements such as banners or logos appear on this site and there is no engagement in link/banner exchanges, whether free or paid. The site does not host or receive funding from advertising. The OncologyPRO Website is supported by unrestricted grants from sponsors. See the OncologyPRO conditions of use for full details.
ESMO disclaims all responsibilities for the unavailability of the ESMO Website due to unexpected conditions.
For any information, comments or questions not covered in any of these Terms & Conditions please contact us (select 'Website and/or social media') or alternatively, please write to:
European Society for Medical Oncology
via L. Taddei 4
Tel: +41 (0)91 973 19 00
Fax: +41 (0)91 973 19 02
ESMO cannot endorse all statements or opinions made on the web site. Regardless of the vast professional knowledge and scientific expertise in the field of medical oncology that ESMO possesses, the Society cannot inspect all information to determine the truthfulness, accuracy, reliability, completeness or relevancy thereof. Furthermore, ESMO cannot endorse all statements or opinions made on the ESMO Web Site. Under no circumstances will ESMO be held liable for any decision taken or acted upon as a result of reliance on the content of the ESMO Web Site.
The component information of the ESMO Web Site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice or medical care. The advice of a medical professional should always be sought prior to commencing any form of medical treatment. To this end, all component information contained within the web site is done so for solely educational purposes. ESMO and all of its staff, agents and members disclaim any and all warranties and representations with regards to the information contained on the ESMO Web Site. This includes any implied warranties and conditions that may be derived from the aforementioned web site information.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR MEDICAL ONCOLOGY OR ANY AFFILIATED STAFF OR PARTNERS OR WEB SITE CONTRIBUTORS, BE LIABLE TO YOU, AS A WEB SITE VISITOR OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR BODY, FOR ANY DECISION TAKEN OR ACTED UPON AS A RESULT OF RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION OR PHILOSOPHIES CONTAINED OR EXPRESSED WITHIN THE ESMO WEBSITE. YOU AGREE THAT NEITHER ESMO NOR ANY AFFILIATED STAFF OR PARTNERS OR WEB SITE CONTRIBUTORS, WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LACK OF FUNCTION OR DAMAGE TO A DEVICE, SOFTWARE OR OTHER PROPERTY THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ASSOCIATED PROGRAMMES, OR THE DOWNLOAD, INSTALLATION, UPDATING OR DESINSTALLATION OF SOFTWARE ASSOCIATED WITH ESMO, NOR LOSS OR DAMAGE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR DAMAGE TO HEALTH), OR LOSS OF DATA OR LOSS OF PROFIT, EVEN IF THE ESMO OR ANY AFFILIATED STAFF OR WEB SITE CONTRIBUTORS, HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS.
Please carefully read these Terms & Conditions. They govern your use of ESMO Websites.
ESMO is a Swiss-registered not-for-profit organisation. All funding for this site is provided directly by ESMO or via grants from the Sponsors.
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