Terms and conditions
This website has been designed to provide general information about Novocure Limited and its subsidiaries ("Novocure, "we," or "us") and its products. Please carefully read these Terms and Conditions, which apply to your access and use of this website. By accessing or using this website, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, please discontinue access and use of the website.
Modifications to the Website Terms and Conditions
We reserve the right to revise these Terms and Conditions at any time. Your continued use of this website after we post revised Terms and Conditions, which will be reflected by the "updated date" at the bottom, signifies your acceptance of the revised Terms and Conditions. Therefore, it is important to check the Terms and Conditions each time you visit the website. We will not be liable in any way for possible consequences of such changes or for inaccuracies, typographical errors, or omissions in the contents of the website. We may, in our sole discretion, terminate your access to the website or certain features at any time and without notice, including, without limitation, due to any violation by you of these Terms and Conditions.
This Website Is Intended for a U.S. Audience
Although accessible by others, the website and its content are primarily intended for access and use by U.S. residents.
The Website Does Not Provide Medical Advice
The information presented on this website is not intended to provide medical advice, and should not be relied upon as the basis of any healthcare decision. This information (including any instructions on the use of our products) is not intended to replace informed medical advice from your qualified doctor regarding any questions or concerns you may have about your health or about the potential beneficial uses and possible adverse effects of any healthcare product.
No Representations or Warranties
Novocure has attempted to provide accurate and current information on this website; however, Novocure makes no representations about the suitability of the information contained or published on this website for any purpose. In addition, Novocure may not update its website on a regular basis and therefore information and materials contained herein may be out of date or include omissions or other errors. All such information is provided "AS IS" without warranty of any kind. No warranty or representation is made, express or implied, that the information contained or referenced herein is accurate, current or complete. Furthermore, Novocure shall not be liable in any manner whatsoever for direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages resulting from the use of, or inability to use, this information or any information provided through linked websites. By using this site you acknowledge that Novocure is providing the material posted here for informational purposes only, and as described in the previous paragraph, not for the purpose of giving you medical advice. Novocure urges you to consult with a physician in connection with any and all treatment options that may be available to you.
Personal Use Only
Content on the website is protected by U.S. and international copyright, trademark, and other applicable intellectual property laws and is owned, controlled, or licensed by Novocure or a party credited as the provider of specific content. You may view and use the materials on this website solely for personal, noncommercial, purposes. No other use is authorized, including the HTML or other software instructional code, contained in or forming part of our website, without our prior written permission. In addition, documents published by Novocure on this website may not be copied other than for personal, non-commercial, reference, with any proprietary notice retained, and thereafter may not be recopied, reproduced or otherwise distributed.
The prohibition on use in the paragraph above includes, but is not limited to, a prohibition on scraping or using any "robot," "bot," "spider," "data mining," "computer code," or any other automated device, program, tool, algorithm, process or methodology, or manual process having similar processes or functionality to access, acquire, copy, or monitor any portion of the website or any data or content found on or accessed through the website, without our prior permission. In addition, linking to any page other than the Novocure websites' home pages (also known as deep linking) is prohibited without Novocure's written permission.
Novocure's Right to Use User-Submitted Content
Should any viewer of this website provide Novocure with any feedback, information, or data, whether in the form of questions, comments, suggestions, posts to publicly viewable interactive features such as blogs or messages boards, or otherwise, such information shall be deemed to be nonconfidential and you expressly grant us a global nonexclusive license to publish, reproduce, sell, disclose, distribute, or use such material for any purpose whatsoever. You grant us the global nonexclusive right to use any ideas, concepts, or techniques embodied in such materials. Novocure shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information, and shall be free to use any information, ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever and to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute such information to third parties without limitation. In addition, you waive any and all moral rights you may have in any such materials. Further, you authorize us to edit and otherwise modify any such material prior to our use, publication, distribution, sale, reproduction, or disclosure thereof. Material that is copyright protected may not be submitted without permission from the copyright owner, and you are solely responsible for the failure to obtain any such permission.
Rules for User-Submitted Content to Publicly Viewable Interactive Features
We reserve the right (but assume no obligation) to monitor any submissions or postings and delete, move, or edit any content that we consider inappropriate or unacceptable for any reason. You shall not submit any communication or content that infringes or violates any right of any party, including communications that contain profanity, are defamatory, harassing, threatening, inflammatory, obscene, pornographic, invasive of privacy, illegal, or otherwise encourages illegal activity, would violate the rights of others, give rise to liability, or that is intended as a sales pitch for other products or services. Where we do moderate interactive features such as blogs, we may review comments and postings for relevance, topicality and appropriateness and we may withhold or remove postings for any reason, within our sole discretion. We are unlikely to post comments relating to ongoing legal matters or regulatory issues. The posting of submissions that are selected for publication will be delayed during our review process.
This website may also contain links to third-party websites. Novocure is providing these links only as a convenience and the inclusion of any such links does not imply endorsement by Novocure of such third-party websites. Novocure does not have any control over the information contained in such third-party websites, and therefore does not take any responsibility whatsoever for any information, content, or links contained in or changes to such third-party websites.
Right to Change
Novocure reserves the right to alter the content of its website in any way, at any time, and for any reason, without prior notification, and will not be liable in any way for possible consequences of such changes or for inaccuracies, typographical errors, or omissions in the contents hereof.
All contents of this website are protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property rights, and may not be modified, distributed, posted or transmitted without our prior written consent. No copyright notices, other intellectual property or legal notices or other identifying information may be removed from downloaded materials.
Novocure®, the Novocure® logo, Optune®, NovoTTF™, NovoTAL™ and Inovitro™ are trademarks of Novocure Ltd., and will be registered in the U.S. and other jurisdictions. Other Novocure product or service names or logos referenced on this website are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Novocure Ltd. The absence of a product or service name or logo from this list does not constitute a waiver of Novocure's trademark or other intellectual property rights concerning that name or logo.
Other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners. Nothing contained in our website should be construed as granting any license or right to use any trademarks or logos.
No Implied Rights
Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppels, or otherwise any license or right under any patent, trademark, or copyright of Novocure or any third party. The use or misuse of any such trademark, patent, or copyright provided hereunder, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited and may be in violation of patent, trademark, or copyright laws, the laws of slander and libel, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes. Please be advised that Novocure reserves the right to enforce its intellectual property rights and these website Terms and Conditions to the fullest extent of the law.
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Disclaimer of Warranties and Liabilities
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We do not warrant that the functions or informational materials contained in or accessed through our website are free of computer viruses or other harmful components. Although we make a good faith effort to update the content of our website periodically, we do not have a duty to update information contained in our website and we will not be liable for any failure to update such information. Novocure assumes no responsibility or liability arising from content of the website nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, or inaccuracy contained in any information within the website or accessed through the website.
All matters relating to your access to or use of Novocure's website shall be governed by U.S. federal law and New York law without regard to its conflict of law provisions. Any legal action or proceeding relating to your access to or use of Novocure's website shall be instituted in a state or U.S. district court in Massachusetts. You agree to submit to the jurisdiction of, and agree that venue is proper in, such courts in any legal action or proceeding.
The failure by us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision, and no waiver shall be enforceable unless in writing and signed by the party against whom enforcement is sought.
If any portion of these Terms and Conditions is held to be unenforceable, the unenforceable portion will be construed in accordance with the relevant law to as nearly as possible reflect the original intentions of the parties and the remainder of the agreement will be enforced as written.
You agree that, except as expressly provided in these Terms and Conditions (and other than Novocure and its affiliates) there shall be no third party beneficiaries to these Terms and Conditions.
If you have questions or comments regarding these Terms and Conditions or our website, please contact us at: email@example.com
Important Safety Information
What is Optune® approved to treat?
Optune is a wearable, portable, FDA-approved device indicated to treat a type of brain cancer called glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in adult patients 22 years of age or older.
Newly diagnosed GBM
If you have newly diagnosed GBM, Optune is used together with a chemotherapy called temozolomide (TMZ) if:
- Your cancer is confirmed by your healthcare professional AND
- You have had surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible
If your tumor has come back, Optune can be used alone as an alternative to standard medical therapy if:
- You have tried surgery and radiation and they did not work or are no longer working AND
- You have tried chemotherapy and your GBM has been confirmed by your healthcare professional
Who should not use Optune?
Optune is not for everyone. Talk to your doctor if you have:
- An implanted medical device (programmable shunt), skull defect (missing bone with no replacement), or bullet fragment. Optune has not been tested in people with implanted electronic devices, which may cause the devices not to work properly, and Optune has not been tested in people with skull defects or bullet fragments, which may cause Optune not to work properly
- A known sensitivity to conductive hydrogels (the gel on the arrays placed on the scalp like the ones used on EKGs). When Optune comes into contact with the skin, it may cause more redness and itching or may rarely cause a life-threatening allergic reaction
Do not use Optune if you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant. It is not known if Optune is safe or effective during pregnancy.
What should I know before using Optune?
Optune should only be used after receiving training from qualified personnel, such as your doctor, a nurse, or other medical staff who have completed a training course given by Novocure®, the maker of Optune.
- Do not use any parts that did not come with the Optune Treatment Kit sent to you by Novocure or given to you by your doctor
- Do not get the device or transducer arrays wet
- If you have an underlying serious skin condition on the scalp, discuss with your doctor whether this may prevent or temporarily interfere with Optune treatment
What are the possible side effects of Optune?
The most common side effects of Optune when used together with chemotherapy (temozolomide, or TMZ) were low blood platelet count, nausea, constipation, vomiting, tiredness, scalp irritation from the device, headache, seizure, and depression. The most common side effects when using Optune alone were scalp irritation (redness and itchiness) and headache. Other side effects were malaise, muscle twitching, fall and skin ulcers. Talk to your doctor if you have any of these side effects or questions.
Please click here for the Optune Instructions for Use (IFU) for complete information regarding the device’s indications, contraindications, warnings, and precautions.
On this site, patient and healthcare professional videos as well as all images labeled as Optune users, caregivers, or healthcare professionals depict actual patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. All other depictions of patients and caregivers are actor portrayals. Patient images reflect the health status of the patients at the time each photo was taken.