Terms of Use

This Agreement was last revised on December 10, 2009.
Recent updates to this Agreement

Welcome to pdl.com, the website of PDL BioPharma, Inc. (“PDL BioPharma,” “we,” or “us”). The PDL BioPharma Website (“Website”) has been designed to provide general information about PDL BioPharma and its products. The information contained in this Website is not intended to provide investment or medical advice. Access and use of the PDL BioPharma Website is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Terms of Use Agreement (“Agreement”) and all applicable laws, statutes and/or regulations. PDL BioPharma may revise this Agreement from time to time by updating this posting, so please check back regularly for updates.

Use of Our Website

You agree not to engage in any of the following prohibited activities: (i) copying, distributing, or disclosing any part of the Website in any medium, including without limitation by any automated or non-automated “scraping”; (ii) using any automated system, including without limitation “robots,” “spiders,” “offline readers,” etc., to access the Website in a manner that sends more request messages to the PDL BioPharma servers than a human can reasonably produce in the same period of time by using a conventional on-line web browser; (iii) transmitting spam, chain letters, or other unsolicited email; (iv) attempting to interfere with, compromise the system integrity or security or decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running the Website; (v) taking any action that imposes, or may impose at our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (vi) uploading invalid data, viruses, worms, or other software agents through the Website; (vii) collecting or harvesting any personally identifiable information from the Website; (viii) accessing any content on the Website through any technology or means other than those provided or authorized by the Website; or (ix) bypassing the measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Website, including without limitation features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on use of the Website or the content therein.

PDL BioPharma may permanently or temporarily terminate, suspend, or otherwise refuse to permit your access to the Website without notice and liability for any reason, including if in our sole determination you violate any provision of this Agreement, or for no reason. Upon termination for any reason or no reason, you continue to be bound by this Agreement.

All aspects of the Website are subject to change or elimination at PDL BioPharma’s sole discretion. PDL BioPharma reserves the right to interrupt access to or operation of the Website with or without prior notice for any reason or no reason. You agree that PDL BioPharma will not be liable to you for any interruption of access to or operation of the Website, delay or failure to perform.

This Website contains forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties, including expectations regarding financial goals and product development efforts. PDL BioPharma’s actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such differences are discussed in PDL BioPharma’s filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Our Proprietary Rights

PDL BioPharma authorizes you to copy documents or pages published by us on this Website for your non-commercial reference use only, provided any copy you make retains all copyright or other proprietary notices and any disclaimers contained herein. If you link to any other websites from this site, you should follow the copyright provisions contained in those sites.

The Website and all materials therein or transferred thereby, including, without limitation, software, images, text, graphics, illustrations, logos, patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, photographs, audio, and videos (the “PDL Content”), and all Intellectual Property Rights (as defined below) related thereto, are the exclusive property of Company and its licensors. For the purposes of this Agreement, “Intellectual Property Rights” means all patent rights, copyright rights, mask work rights, moral rights, rights of publicity, trademark, trade dress and service mark rights, goodwill, trade secret rights and other intellectual property rights as may now exist or hereafter come into existence, and all applications therefore and registrations, renewals and extensions thereof, under the laws of any state, country, territory or other jurisdiction. All product names that appear on the Website, regardless of whether or not they appear in large print or with a trademark symbol, are trademarks of PDL BioPharma, its licensees, or other third parties. Except as explicitly provided herein, nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to create a license in or under any Intellectual Property Rights in the PDL Content, 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 materials or content accessible on the Website, or use such materials or content for any purpose not expressly permitted by this Agreement.

Any communication you transmit to PDL BioPharma via this Website or internet electronic mail is transmitted by you on a non-confidential basis. PDL BioPharma makes no promise, express or implied, not to use such communication or material for any purpose whatsoever, including reproduction, publication, broadcast and posting. You agree that your disclosure is gratuitous, unsolicited and without restriction and will not place PDL BioPharma under any fiduciary or other obligation, and that we are free to use the communication without any additional compensation to you. You further acknowledge that, by acceptance of your communication, PDL BioPharma does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to PDL BioPharma, or developed by its employees, or obtained from sources other than you.

Security

PDL BioPharma has implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure information and communications from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use information or communications for improper purposes. You acknowledge that you provide any information or communications at your own risk.

Third-Party Links

Certain links on this Website lead to resources maintained by third parties over which PDL BioPharma has no control. As such, PDL BioPharma does not adopt, endorse, opine or make any representation as to the truth, accuracy, legality or any other aspect of the information contained in those resources.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless PDL BioPharma 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 herein; (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any right of privacy, publicity rights or Intellectual Property Rights; or (iv) your violation of any law, rule or regulation of the United States or any other country.

No Warranty

THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM PDL BIOPHARMA OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED HEREIN. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, PDL BIOPHARMA, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT IS ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR CORRECT; THAT THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION, UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE; THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE WEBSITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE IS DOWNLOADED AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH DOWNLOAD.

PDL BIOPHARMA DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR SERVICE, OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND PDL BIOPHARMA WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY MONITOR ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL PDL BIOPHARMA, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS OR ITS LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL PDL BIOPHARMA BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS OR INJURY RESULTING FROM HACKING, TAMPERING OR OTHER UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, PDL BIOPHARMA ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT; (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE; (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN; (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE WEBSITE; (V) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE THAT MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY; (VI) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH OR FROM THE WEBSITE; AND/OR (VII) THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY. IN NO EVENT SHALL PDL BIOPHARMA, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY CLAIMS, PROCEEDINGS, LIABILITIES, OBLIGATIONS, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR COSTS IN AN AMOUNT EXCEEDING THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO PDL BIOPHARMA HEREUNDER.

THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SECTION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF PDL BIOPHARMA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.

The Website is controlled and operated from facilities in the United States. PDL BioPharma makes no representations that the Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Website from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are entirely responsible for compliance with all applicable United States and local laws and regulations, including but not limited to export and import regulations. You may not use the Webiste if you are a resident of a country embargoed by the United States, or are a foreign person or entity blocked or denied by the United States government. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, all materials found on the Website are solely directed to individuals, companies, or other entities located in the United States.

Assignment

This Agreement, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by PDL BioPharma without restriction.

General

Governing Law. You agree that: (i) the Website shall be deemed solely based in Nevada; and (ii) the Website shall be deemed a passive one that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over PDL BioPharma, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than Nevada. This Agreement shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Nevada, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. The application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is expressly excluded. Any claim or dispute between you and PDL BioPharma that arises in whole or in part from the Website shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Washoe County, Nevada, unless submitted to arbitration as set forth in the following paragraph.

Arbitration. For any claim (excluding claims for injunctive or other equitable relief) under this Agreement where the total amount of the award sought is less than $10,000, the party requesting relief may elect to resolve the dispute through binding non-appearance-based arbitration. The party electing such arbitration shall initiate the arbitration through an established alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) provider mutually agreed upon by the parties. The ADR provider and the parties must comply with the following rules: a) the arbitration shall be conducted by telephone, online and/or be solely based on written submissions, as selected by the party initiating the arbitration; b) the arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties; and c) any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.

Notification Procedures. PDL BioPharma 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 conspicuous posting of such notice on our Website, as determined by PDL BioPharma in our sole discretion. PDL BioPharma reserves the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications.

Entire Agreement/Severability. This Agreement, together with any amendments and any documents referenced herein, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and PDL BioPharma concerning the Website. If any provision of this Agreement is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect.

No Waiver. No waiver of any term of this Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and PDL BioPharma’s failure to assert any right or provision under this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

Please contact us with any questions regarding this Agreement.

Recent Updates

December 10, 2009: We made changes throughout the Agreement. Please review the revised Agreement carefully.