Terms and Conditions of Use

Introduction

Welcome to www.bd.com (the “Site”). Becton, Dickinson and Company (referred to as "BD", “we”, “us” or “our”, as applicable) provides you with access to the Site subject to the terms and conditions contained in this Terms of Use Agreement (the “Agreement’). Please read this Agreement carefully. By accessing or using this Site, you agree without restriction to be bound by this Agreement. If you do not agree to follow and be bound by this Agreement, you may not access, use or download materials from this Site.

Please note that if you are an existing customer or supplier of BD, these terms are not intended to replace or modify those contained in your customer or vendor agreement. In case of an inconsistency, the terms and conditions of your written agreement will prevail over those contained herein. All BD products and services may also be subject to separate terms and conditions which govern their use.

BD reserves the right to update or modify this Agreement at any time without prior notice. Your use of this Site following any such change constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by this Agreement as revised. For this reason, we encourage you to review this Agreement each time you use this Site. This Agreement was last revised on November 12, 2002.

The Availablity of the Site and International Users

The Site is administered by BD from Franklin Lakes, NJ in the United States. This Site and its contents (the “Content”) are designed to comply with United States laws and regulations and are intended for use by United States residents only. Access to the Site and the Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries outside of the United States. If you access this Site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. Materials published on this Site may refer to products or services that are not available in your country. Consult your local BD office for more information. Furthermore, BD makes no representation that the materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use at other locations outside of the United States and access to them from countries where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You should not construe anything on the Site as a promotion or solicitation for any product or for the use of any product that is not authorized by the laws and regulations of the country in which you are located.

This Site is Not a Source of Medical Advice

The Content of this Site is presented in summary form, is general in nature, and is provided for informational purposes only; it is not intended nor recommended as a substitute for professional medical advice. You should not use the Content of this Site for diagnosing a health or fitness problem or disease. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider regarding any medical condition or treatment. Nothing contained on this Site is intended to be for medical diagnosis or treatment. Never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Site.

Copyright Notice and Limitation on Use

No use should be made of materials on this Site, except as expressly authorized by this Agreement. All Site Content, including the selection, arrangement and design of the Content is owned either by BD or its licensors and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws including the sui generis rights relating to the protection of databases. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way any Content, in whole or in part, including any code and software. You may download Content from the Site for your own personal, non-commercial use only, provided the Content is not modified in any way you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices and you include the phrase, “Used with permission of Becton, Dickinson and Company” when you display or otherwise use the Content.

Procedures for Claimed Copyright Infringement

We respect the intellectual property rights of others and we ask that you do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, 1 Becton Drive, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey 07417 USA, Email: copyrightagent@bd.com with the following information:

* an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf or the owner of the copyright interest; * a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; * a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site; * your address, telephone number and email address; * a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; * a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or duly authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Trademark Notice

All of the trademarks, service marks and logos displayed on this Site (the "Trademark(s)") are registered and unregistered trademarks of BD, its affiliates, or third parties. Nothing contained in this Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right in and to the Trademarks without the express written permission of BD or the applicable third party. Except as expressly provided in this Agreement, any use of the Trademarks found on the Site is strictly prohibited. Please note that the names of the companies and products mentioned on this site may be trademarks of their respective owners. A complete list of BD's trademarks for each operating segment is provided below.

Public and Unsolicited Information

This Site may provide opportunities to provide BD feedback regarding this Site and our products and other unsolicited submissions (collectively, “Unsolicited Information”). You may only provide Unsolicited Information which meets the requirements of these Terms and Conditions.

Subject to the conditions provided herein, we accept innovative ideas for new products and technologies to our company by individuals and organizations not employed by or affiliated with BD so long as such inventions are covered by existing patents or are those for which patents have been applied for by the submitter. If you wish to submit any such ideas click here for a copy of our submission information and procedure.

BD and its employees do not accept or consider other unsolicited ideas, including ideas for new advertising campaigns, new promotions, new products or technologies, processes, materials, marketing plans or new product names. Please do not send any original creative artwork, samples, demos, or other works. The sole purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes when BD's products or marketing strategies might seem similar to ideas submitted to BD. So, except under the circumstances described above relating to patented ideas or those for which you have filed a patent application, please do not send your unsolicited ideas to BD or anyone at BD.