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Please read this Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy carefully before using these sites

This Agreement is a legal agreement between you (“you”) and Edwards Lifesciences group (“Edwards Lifesciences”, “us”, “our” or “we”) and apply to your use of “” or any website owned, operated or controlled by us (“Sites”). By using these Sites, you signify your assent to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use these Sites.

This Terms of Use Agreement may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you. You can review the most current version of this Agreement at any time at:

Unless stated to the contrary, this Agreement does not apply when using particular Edwards Lifesciences services or participating in events organised by us, which will be subject to any posted guidelines, additional terms or rules applicable to such services or events.

Use of the Sites

Unless stated to the contrary, this Agreement does not apply when using particular Edwards Lifesciences services or participating in events organised by us, which will be subject to any posted guidelines, additional terms or rules applicable to such services or events.

These Sites contain information about products which may or may not be available in any particular country, may be available under different trade marks or names and, if applicable, may have received approval or market clearance by a governmental regulatory body for sale or use with different indications and restrictions in different countries. Each country has specific laws, regulations and medical practices governing the communication of medical information and information about medical products on the internet. You should not construe anything on these Sites as a promotion or solicitation for any product or for the use of any product that is not authorised by the laws and regulations of the country where you are located

These Sites may link to other Sites operated by Edwards Lifesciences' various operating divisions and subsidiaries. Those Sites may have information that is appropriate only to the particular originating country or region where the Site is based.

Links to third party sites

The links on our Sites will allow you to leave our Sites and transfer to sites that are not under the control of Edwards Lifesciences. Edwards Lifesciences is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any links contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. Edwards Lifesciences is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Edwards Lifesciences of the site.


Edwards Lifesciences appreciates hearing from its customers, however, our policy does not allow us to accept or consider creative ideas, suggestions, inventions or materials other than those we have specifically requested. Accordingly, we must insist that you do not send us any such original creative materials. If, despite our request that you not send us any creative materials, you send us ideas, notes, inventions, concepts or other information ("Feedback"), none of such Feedback shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on the part of Edwards Lifesciences and you hereby grant Edwards Lifesciences with a world-wide royalty-free, non-exclusive and fully sub-licensable right and licence to reproduce, publish, use or modify any Feedback provided by you and agree that Edwards Lifesciences is free to reproduce, modify, publish, translate and otherwise use such Feedback for any purpose Edwards Lifesciences chooses, commercial, public or otherwise without compensation whatsoever. Edwards Lifesciences shall not be liable to you for any use or disclosure of any Feedback.

Forward looking statements

Certain portions of these Sites may include forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or experience to differ materially from historical results or those anticipated. Actual future results may differ materially depending on a variety of factors, including technological advances in the medical field, foreign currency exchange rates, product demand and market acceptance, the impact of competitive products and pricing, the effect of economic conditions, and other risks detailed in Edwards Lifesciences' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission or any governmental or regulatory body. All forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions made by management of the company as of the date of publication.

Intellectual Property

The content of the Sites, other than Content posted by users in Forums (see below) is owned or controlled by Edwards Lifesciences and is protected under applicable intellectual property laws. You acknowledge that all intellectual property rights in the content of the Sites belong to us or our licensors, that rights in the Sites are licensed (not sold) to you, and that you have no rights in, or to, the Sites other than the right to use them it in accordance with these Terms of Use.

Content posted to Edwards Lifesciences' sites

Certain areas on our Sites may enable you to access on-line forums or message boards where you can post messages and read messages posted by other users ("Forums"). Edwards Lifesciences is not responsible for and does not endorse any information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics or other materials, including without limitation any information relating to procedures or applications which are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, the MHRA or other regulatory body (i.e. off-label uses) ("Content") submitted to us or posted on such Forums by Site users. By posting Content on the Sites, however, you grant Edwards Lifesciences a world-wide, royalty free, non-exclusive and fully sub-licensable right and licence to reproduce, modify, publish, translate and otherwise use such Content for any purpose Edwards Lifesciences chooses, commercial, public or otherwise without compensation whatsoever.

You agree to be fully responsible for any Content posted by you and agree to access and use the Forums at your own risk on an as-is basis. While Edwards Lifesciences has no obligation to monitor the Forums, it may, from time to time, monitor the Forums to determine whether Content complies with Forum rules (including in response to complaints), to guide the discussion on the Forums, or for other reasons. Edwards Lifesciences cannot and does not guarantee that it will post or continue to post all Content that you or others submit to the Forums. Edwards Lifesciences reserves the right to edit, refuse to post or to remove any Content posted on Forums for any reason and to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or government request, in Edwards Lifesciences' sole discretion. You must abide by the following rules in connection with your use of the Forums:

  • You agree to only post Content that relates to the subject matter of the Forum.
  • You agree not to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of other users of the Forums. You agree not to impersonate any person or entity, including, for example, an Edwards Lifesciences employee or officer, a Forum leader, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
  • You agree not to post any Content that is or may in our opinion be considered inappropriate, profane, pornographic, threatening, defamatory, inflammatory, infringing, obscene, or indecent or that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or would otherwise violate the law. This includes any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any third party.
  • You agree to give attribution to others when you quote or paraphrase materials owned by others, and to limit your quotations to no more than 50 words.
  • You agree not to upload files, or cause others to upload files, that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may adversely affect the operation of another user’s computer.
  • You agree not to advertise or promote any goods or services in the Forums. This includes, among other things, “contests,” “junk mail”, “spam”, “chain letters”, and “pyramid schemes.”
  • You agree to indemnify and hold Edwards Lifesciences harmless from and against any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post or transmit through Edwards Lifesciences’ sites, your use of the Sites, or your violation of any rights of another. 

Disclaimers and Liability

Edwards Lifesciences provides the contents of its Sites for informational purposes and for general interest and entertainment only. The materials and related graphics published on the Sites or accessed via the Sites could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. By using the Sites, you agree not to rely on any of the information contained herein.

The information on these Sites is provided "as is" and Edwards Lifesciences makes no representation or warranty that the information contained on these Sites will be timely or error-free. Edwards Lifesciences and/or its respective suppliers make no representation or warranty about the suitability of the information contained in the materials and related graphics published, or any products or services offered or referred to, on these Sites for any purpose, including without limitation, any medical, medical testing, health or fitness purpose.

To the extent permitted by law, Edwards Lifesciences excludes all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms, which may apply to the information on the sites, whether express or implied.

Edwards Lifesciences makes the Sites available to you for informational purposes and for personal or internal business use only. You agree not to use the sites for any external or resale purposes.

In no event shall Edwards Lifesciences be liable for any loss (howsoever caused) arising out of or in connection with your reliance on the information, materials, products, or provision of or failure to provide services available on these Sites.


These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and any disputes arising out of or in connection with the Terms of Use shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

If any provision of this agreement shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.