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PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE

These terms of use describe the Terms and Conditions that apply to your use of Sequenom and it’s affiliate Sequenom Laboratories (Collectively "Sequenom") website.  By using this website, you provide your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.  If you do not agree to all of these Terms and Conditions, please exit this website.

The content of the website is intended to be a general information resource in regard to the subject matter covered, and is provided solely on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis as noted on this page.  Sequenom is not engaged in rendering medical or other professional services or advice via this website, and the information provided is not intended to replace medical advice offered by a physician.  If you desire or need such services or advice, you should consult a professional health care provider.  You should not construe Sequenom's publication of this content as an endorsement by Sequenom of the views expressed herein, or any warranty or guarantee of any strategy, recommendation, treatment, action, or application of medication or preparation made by the author of the content.

1.  Scope of Use: Sequenom will allow you to view, use and download a single copy of this website for your informational, non-commercial use.  Except as otherwise provided herein, no part of any content or software on this website may be copied, downloaded or stored in a retrieval system for any other purpose, nor may it be redistributed for any purpose, without the express written permission of Sequenom.  You understand that Sequenom may discontinue, change, or restrict your use of this website for any reason without notice.

2.  No Warranties: ALL CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS" "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.  SEQUENOM MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE.  YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING ANY INFORMATION BEFORE RELYING ON IT.  USE OF THE WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.  SEQUENOM MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.  YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO ENSURE THAT ANY CONTENT YOU MAY OBTAIN FROM THE WEBSITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES.

THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY IN JURISDICTIONS THAT DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN IMPLIED WARRANTIES.

3. Limitation of Liability.  YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.  SEQUENOM SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE, EVEN IF SEQUENOM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO RELIANCE BY ANY PARTY ON ANY CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE, OR THAT ARISES IN CONNECTION WITH MISTAKES OR OMISSIONS IN, OR DELAYS IN TRANSMISSION OF, INFORMATION TO OR FROM THE USER, INTERRUPTIONS IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONNECTIONS TO THE WEBSITE OR VIRUSES, WHETHER CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY NEGLIGENCE, ACTS OF NATURE, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OF, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE, OR RELATED INFORMATION OR PROGRAMS.

4. Trademarks.  Unauthorized use of any Sequenom trademark, service mark or logo may be a violation of federal and state trademark laws. HerediT®, HerediT® UNIVERSAL, MaterniT® GENOME, MaterniT® 21 PLUS, NextView®, SensiGene®, VisibiliT™, Sequenom® and Sequenom Laboratories™ are trademarks of Sequenom, Inc.  All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

5. Copyright and Digital Millennium Copyright Act.  This website is protected by U.S. and foreign copyright laws.  Except for your informational, personal, non-commercial use as authorized above, you may not modify, reproduce or distribute the design or layout of the website, or individual sections of the design or layout of the website or any of the content within the website without Sequenom's written permission.  Nothing in this Agreement grants to you a license in or under any of Sequenom’s intellectual property rights, and you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works from any website content.  Use of the website content for any purpose not expressly permitted herein is strictly prohibited.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law.  If you believe in good faith that materials appearing on this website infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked.  For your complaint to be valid under the DMCA, you must provide the following information in writing:

  1. An electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and where it is located on the Service;
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit Sequenom to contact you, such as your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
  5. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or law; and
  6. A statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner.

The above information must be submitted to the following DMCA Agent:

Privacy & Security Officer
3595 John Hopkins Court
San Diego, CA 92121

or send an email to PRIVACY&SECURITY@SEQUENOM.COM.

UNDER FEDERAL LAW, IF YOU KNOWINGLY MISREPRESENT THAT ONLINE MATERIAL IS INFRINGING, YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTION FOR PERJURY AND CIVIL PENALTIES, INCLUDING MONETARY DAMAGES, COURT COSTS, AND ATTORNEYS’ FEES.

Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying Sequenom and its affiliates that your copyrighted material has been infringed.  The preceding requirements are intended to comply with Sequenom’s rights and obligations under the DMCA, including 17 U.S.C. §512(c), but do not constitute legal advice.  It may be advisable to contact an attorney regarding your rights and obligations under the DMCA and other applicable laws.

6. Links.  This website may contain links to websites operated by other parties.  The linked sites are not under the control of Sequenom, and Sequenom is not responsible for the content available on any other Internet sites linked to the website.  Such links do not imply Sequenom's endorsement of material on any other site and Sequenom disclaims all liability with regard to your access to such linked websites.  Sequenom provides links to other Internet sites as a convenience to users, and access to any other Internet sites linked to this website is at your own risk.  Unless otherwise set forth in a written agreement between you and Sequenom, you must adhere to Sequenom's linking policy as follows: (i) any link to the website must be a text only link clearly marked "Sequenom Website"; (ii) the appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with Sequenom's names and trademarks; (iii) the link must "point" to www.Sequenom.com and not to other pages within the website; (iv) the appearance, position and other attributes of the link may not create the false appearance that your organization or entity is sponsored by, affiliated with, or associated with Sequenom; (v) when selected by a user, the link must display the website on full-screen and not within a "frame" on the linking website; and (vi) Sequenom reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time and in its sole discretion.

7. User Submissions.  Certain areas of this website enable you to access online forums and to submit e-mails, or otherwise provide feedback to Sequenom.  Sequenom does not endorse, and specifically disclaims any responsibility or liability for any content in the forums.  In addition, Sequenom reserves the right to delete, move or edit content, in whole or in part, submitted to the forums that it, in its sole discretion, deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of intellectual property, privacy, or other proprietary rights, in violation of these Terms and Conditions, or for any other reason

You agree that by submitting content, you:

  • will only submit content related to the subject matter of the forum, if applicable, and that complies with applicable law, and will not submit content that is abusive, defamatory, obscene, infringing, threatening, repetitive, or otherwise inappropriate, or that contains any viruses or other software that may adversely affect the operation of another's computer;
  • understand and agree that such content that is submitted to a forum, or feedback page, will be deemed non-confidential; and
  • grant to Sequenom the irrevocable right to use, copy, modify, publish, perform, transmit and display such content via any media in accordance with Sequenom's Privacy Policy, and waive any moral rights you may have in such content.  Subject to Sequenom's Privacy Policy, Sequenom shall be free to use such content, including any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in such content, for any reason whatsoever.

8. Security.  You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your registration number and password, and you are responsible for all uses of your registration number or password, and any and all related charges, whether or not authorized by you.

9. Location & Governing Law.  This website is operated by Sequenom from its offices in the State of California, USA.  The law of the State of California shall govern these Terms and Conditions, without reference to its choice of law rules.  Sequenom makes no representation that the information in the website is appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to the Sequenom website from territories where the content of the Sequenom website may be illegal is prohibited.  Those who choose to access the website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

10. Violations and Additional Policies.  Sequenom reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of the Terms and Conditions set forth in this website, including the right to block access from a particular Internet address to the website.

11. Safe Harbor.  Except for the historical information set forth in this website and within its content, information and statements set forth in this website and within its content, including, but not limited to, information and statements regarding any anticipated or expected results, benefits, impact, or effect, from or based on the use of Sequenom’s products, applications, services, and laboratory-developed test services, forthcoming or planned products, applications, services, and laboratory-developed test services, and any statements relating to Sequenom’s goals, plans, missions, opportunities, expectations, beliefs, and the like, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including the risks and uncertainties associated with market demand for and acceptance and use of Sequenom’s technology, products, applications, services, and laboratory-developed test services, reliance upon the collaborative efforts of other parties such as, without limitation, health care providers, international distributors and licensees, Sequenom or third parties obtaining or maintaining regulatory approvals that impact Sequenom’s business, government regulation particularly with respect to diagnostic products and laboratory-developed tests, publication processes, the performance of designed product enhancements, Sequenom’s ability to develop and commercialize technologies and products, particularly new technologies such as noninvasive prenatal diagnostics and other laboratory-developed tests, and genetic analysis platforms, Sequenom’s financial position, competition, intellectual property protection and intellectual property rights of others, litigation involving Sequenom, and other risks detailed from time to time in Sequenom’s most recently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, its most recently filed reports on Form 8-K, and its most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, and other documents subsequently filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission.  These forward-looking statements are based on information that may change and you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.  All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and Sequenom undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement to reflect current circumstances.

12. Indemnity.  You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Sequenom and its subsidiaries, agents, licensors, managers, and other affiliated companies, and their employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the website;, including any data or content transmitted or received by you; (ii) your violation of any term of this Agreement, including without limitation your breach of any of the representations and warranties above; (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any right of privacy, right provided by any labor or employment law, rule, or regulation, or intellectual property right; (iv) your violation of any applicable law, rule or regulation; (v) any information, materials, content or account information that is submitted via your account including without limitation misleading, false, or inaccurate information; (vi) your gross negligence or willful misconduct; or (vii) any other party’s access and use of the website (or access and use of any third-party service via the website) with your unique username, password or other appropriate security code (or, with respect to third-party services, your account information).

13. Arbitration.  READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT REQUIRES THE PARTIES TO ARBITRATE THEIR DISPUTES AND LIMITS THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK RELIEF FROM THE COMPANY.

For any dispute with us, you agree to first contact us at PRIVACY&SECURITY@SEQUENOM.COM and attempt to resolve the dispute with us informally.  In the unlikely event that we have not been able to resolve a dispute it has with you after sixty (60) days, we each agree to resolve any claim, dispute, or controversy (excluding any claims for injunctive or other equitable relief as provided below) arising out of or in connection with or relating to the use or access to the website, or the breach or alleged breach thereof (collectively, “Claims”), by binding arbitration by JAMS, under the Optional Expedited Arbitration Procedures then in effect for JAMS, except as provided herein.  JAMS may be contacted at www.jamsadr.com.  The arbitration will be conducted in San Diego County, California, unless you and Sequenom agree otherwise.  If you are using the website for commercial purposes, each party will be responsible for paying any JAMS filing, administrative and arbitrator fees in accordance with JAMS rules, and the award rendered by the arbitrator shall include costs of arbitration, reasonable attorneys’ fees and reasonable costs for expert and other witnesses.  If you are an individual using the website for non-commercial purposes: (i) JAMS may require you to pay a fee for the initiation of your case, unless you apply for and successfully obtain a fee waiver from JAMS; (ii) the award rendered by the arbitrator may include your costs of arbitration, your reasonable attorney’s fees, and your reasonable costs for expert and other witnesses; and (iii) you may sue in a small claims court of competent jurisdiction without first engaging in arbitration, but this does not absolve you of your commitment to engage in the informal dispute resolution process.  Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.  Nothing in this section shall be deemed as preventing us from seeking injunctive or other equitable relief from the courts as necessary to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation, or violation of our data security, intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights.

14. Class Action/Jury Trial Waiver.  WITH RESPECT TO ALL PERSONS AND ENTITIES, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY HAVE OBTAINED OR USED THE WEBSITE FOR PERSONAL, COMMERCIAL OR OTHER PURPOSES, ALL CLAIMS MUST BE BROUGHT IN THE PARTIES’ INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS ACTION, COLLECTIVE ACTION, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.  THIS WAIVER APPLIES TO CLASS ARBITRATION, AND, UNLESS WE AGREE OTHERWISE, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S CLAIMS.  YOU AGREE THAT, BY ACCEPTING THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU AND SEQUENOM ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION, COLLECTIVE ACTION, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION, OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING OF ANY KIND.

15. General Assignment.  Any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by us without restriction.  Any attempted transfer or assignment in violation hereof shall be null and void.

16. Notification Procedures and Changes to these Terms and Conditions.  We may provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to you via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through posting of such notice on the website, as determined by us in our sole discretion.  We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to our users, provided that you may opt out of certain means of notification as described in these Terms and Conditions.  Sequenom is not responsible for any automatic filtering you or your network provider may apply to email notifications we send to the email address you provide us.  We may, in our sole discretion, modify or update these Terms and Conditions from time to time, and so you should review this page periodically.  When we change the Terms and Conditions in a material manner, we will update the version number and date at the top of this page.  Your continued use of the website after any such change constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms and Conditions.  If you do not agree to any of these terms or any future Terms and Conditions, do not use or access (or continue to access) the website.

17. Entire Agreement/Severability.  These Terms and Conditions, together with any amendments and any additional agreements you may enter into with Sequenom in connection with the website, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and us concerning the website.  If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect, except that in the event of unenforceability of the universal Class Action/Jury Trial Waiver, the entire arbitration agreement shall be unenforceable

18. No Waiver.  No waiver of any term of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and our failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.