Access to and use of this website is without exception subject to the following conditions. Please do not use this website unless you agree with these conditions.

This website has been developed by us, the IRDC GmbH International Reference and Development Centre for Surgical Technology (hereinafter to be referred to as IRDC) and is administrated and enhanced by us. We reserve the right to discontinue or to make partial or complete modifications to this website or to the General Conditions of Use, either permanently or temporarily and without prior announcement solely at our own discretion. For access and usage of our website only the latest version of the General Conditions of Use prevails.

Without exception this website and its contents are only aiming at and meant for use by natural or legal persons or legal entities, acting at the time of use in a commercial capacity or in a capacity as self-employed professionals (entrepreneurs). Any other use by the aforementioned users or other users is unauthorised and may be unlawful.

Not binding content

All contents on this website, especially details, documents and illustrations published were investigated with great care. Nevertheless, they only serve as unbinding information, especially about IRDC and KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG (hereinafter to be referred to as KARL STORZ) and its products and services. Keeping ready those information may neither be seen as a binding offer nor any express or implied warranty.

Any commercial use or the use as a basis for business relevant or medical decisions is unauthorised unless permitted by a mutual agreement in written form. As far as the information in this website or within the provided material contains medical statements, e.g. concerning the execution of specific diagnostic methods or surgery practises, they must be verified in each case before any kind of use on the basis of the acknowledged state of the scientific and technical knowledge, e.g. by means of scientific literature..

Limited right of use

If no other author/holder of a right is expressly visible, all details, documents and illustrations published on this website are the sole property of IRDC or KARL STORZ. The permission to use the same (simple, non-transferable right of use) is granted on the proviso that any commercial or other use for commercial or medical purposes or as basis for such decisions will remain undone. The right of use is furthermore subject to the restriction, that the details are not modified in any way and that all illustrations gained from the website, e.g. pictures and logos are only used in conjunction with the accompanying text. Any copying or distribution in whole or in parts is subject to a written permit by IRDC.

No Hyperlinking

Any kind of link to the website, no matter whether in whole or in parts is unauthorised and requires an explicit written permit by IRDC.

Trademarks and logos

Product names, illustrations, imags and logos are proprietary marks/rights of IRDC or KARL STORZ, its affiliated companies, licensors and/or business partners. Any use of such proprietary marks/rights and other material without express written consent is expressly prohibited. Any unauthorized use may constitute an infringement of copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary rights of IRDC or KARL STORZ and may be prosecuted under civil and criminal law.

Use at one’s own risk and virus protection

You will use this website and the internet presence of IRDC at your own risk. As far as IRDC offers downloads free of charge, the data on IRDC and their auxiliary persons´ systems were checked for known computer viruses and bugs. Nevertheless you are asked on your own behalf to take proper measures of protection, amongst other things due to IRDC missing influence on data on their way on the internet, being far out of our technical sphere of control.

Websites of third-party vendors and Hyperlinks

This website contains sporadic links or references to third-party websites. IRDC chooses the third-party website on the basis of the homepage at the time of setting the link (“surface-link”). Any unwanted, e.g. illegal contents in lower levels of the website or later changes can not be prevented. Therefore any link to third-party websites does neither prove IRDC approval to such foreign third-party content nor can IRDC accept any responsibility for the availability or the contents of such websites. Links to other websites are provided to website users merely for the sake of convenience.

Limited liability

IRDC has compiled the detailed information provided on this website from internal and external sources to the best of its knowledge and belief, using professional diligence. Nevertheless the information on this website is purely for the purpose of presenting IRDC or KARL STORZ and its products and services. However, no representation is made or warranty given, either expressly or tacitly, for the completeness or correctness of the information on this website. Any information provided does in no case substitute precise notice of any current product manual or directions for uses. This website neither implies any warranty of fitness for a special purpose.

As far as claims against IRDC or any auxiliary person can arise from the content of the website at all, the liability of IRDC or any of its auxiliary persons is hereby restricted to wilful misconduct or gross negligence as long as no violation of fundamental contractual obligations or given warranties applies or damages result from a fatal or any other injury or are based on the German Product Liability Act (“ProdHaftG”).

Details supplied by user

The user of this website is fully responsible for the content and correctness of details he or she sends to IRDC as well as for the non-violation of any third-party rights that may be involved in such details. The user gives his or her consent for IRDC to store such details and to use the same for the purpose of statistical analysis or for any other specified business purpose, unless the information involves personal details, going beyond master data or usage data as defined in articles 14 and 15 TMG.

Applicable law

Any legal claims or lawsuits in conjunction with this website or its use are subject to the interpretation of the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany, except for the provisions of international private law and the UN Sales Convention.

If you are a person carrying on a trade or business due to the German Commercial Code (“HGB”) or a public authority or a state-funded corporation, the district court of Leipzig, Germany, shall have exclusive jurisdiction for all disputes related to this website or its usage. The aforesaid shall not apply where the applicable law states a different exclusive jurisdiction or the dispute affects non-pecuniary claims, dedicated to the local courts regardless of the amount in dispute.