Who May Use This Website
The Website is only for persons able to form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, minors are not eligible to use the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from or about minors, and we ask that minors not submit any personal information to us.
The material contained on the Website is intended for residents of the United States of America only. This material is void outside the United States of America, and where prohibited by law or regulation. If you are not a legal resident of the United States of America or if you access the Website from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. Access to and use of the Website are unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including without limitation this section.
Modifications to the Website and the Terms
The specific features and functionality of the Website are dynamic and may change from time to time. We reserve complete discretion with respect to the operation of the Website. We also reserve the right to withdraw, suspend, or discontinue any functionality or feature of the Website at any time.
We may change these Terms from time to time and will notify you by posting the amended Terms on the Website. If you object to any change to the Terms, your sole recourse will be to discontinue using the Website. Your continued use of the Website will indicate your assent to any and all changes to the Terms.
Subject to these Terms, you are granted a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-assignable, non-transferable, and revocable license to access and use the Website and related materials solely for your own use. Except as expressly provided, all rights are reserved. Without our explicit written consent, you may not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or exploit for any commercial purpose any portion of the Website. You further agree not to:
- use the Website or the information therein for any unauthorized purpose or to violate or encourage the violation of any local, state, national, or international law;
- submit false information to us, including impersonating any person or entity or misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity;
- interfere with or disrupt the Website, or services or networks connected to the Website, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Website;
- use the Website in any manner, or submit any material, that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, abusive, sexually explicit, threatening, vulgar, obscene, profane, racially offensive, or otherwise objectionable, as determined in our sole discretion;
- use the Website in any manner, or submit any material, that infringes or violates the rights of any third party;
- use the Website in any manner, or submit any material, that includes any virus or other harmful computer code;
- use any high volume, automated, or electronic means (including, without limitation, robots, spiders, scripts, or other automated devices) to access the Website or monitor or copy our Website or the content contained thereon;
- deep link to the Website for any purpose without our express permission;
- frame or scrape the Website, place pop-up windows over its pages, or otherwise affect the display of its pages;
- attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Website or breach any implemented security or authentication measures, regardless of your motives or intent.
Any of these activities shall constitute a material breach of these Terms.
We may terminate or suspend your use of the Website without prior notice for any reason, at our sole discretion.
If you submit comments or other content to us (collectively, “Content”) by any means, including e-mail, you grant to us a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, worldwide right and license (with the right to sublicense through multiple tiers) to use, reproduce, distribute, sell, transfer, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, and publicly perform the Content in any media now known or not currently known, including posting the Content on the Website.
If you wish to keep your Content or any information private or proprietary, do not submit it to us.
We disclaim—and you release us from any claims regarding—inaccuracies, and omissions of the Website, specifically regarding (though not in any way limited to) information provided to us by visitors to the Website. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice. If you believe any portion of the Website includes an error or inaccuracy, please notify us.
This Website is for informational purposes, shall not be substituted for medical advice, and does not constitute an offer of or solicitation for the purchase of products or services.
You expressly agree that use of the Website and its content is at your own risk. The Website and all content on the Website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use or purpose, title, and no infringement with respect to the service, the Website or any TELA Bio products.
We make no warranty that the services or products provided on the Website will meet your requirements or that the services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, or free of any harmful components (including viruses); nor do we make any warranty as to the accuracy or reliability of the Website or that defects in the Website will be corrected. You understand and agree that the download or other method of obtaining any material or information from the Website, and your transmission of any information in connection with your use of the Website, is done at your own discretion and risk.
Limitation of Liability
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL TELA BIO OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE, OR ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE WEBSITE OR RELATED SERVICES, NOR FOR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLES, EVEN IF TELA BIO HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
YOU EXPRESSLY WAIVE AND RELEASE ANY AND ALL RIGHTS AND BENEFITS UNDER SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA (OR ANY ANALOGOUS LAW OF ANY OTHER STATE), WHICH READS AS FOLLOWS: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH, IF KNOWN BY HIM, MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
DESPITE THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES, IF A COURT OR OTHER TRIBUNAL OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION DECIDES TO AWARD MONETARY DAMAGES TO YOU FOR ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING FROM THE SAME, THE AMOUNT OF MONETARY DAMAGES FOR SUCH CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION SHALL BE NO GREATER THAN THE GREATER OF: (A) THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO TELA BIO FOR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES IN THE LAST YEAR AND (B) ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS ($100).
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations and disclaimers may not apply to you. In such cases, TELA Bio’s liability will be limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless TELA Bio, and its subsidiaries, partners, employees, advisors, officers, directors, consultants, agents, and affiliates from and against any and all third-party claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs) that such parties may incur as a result of or arising from (1) your Content and any information you submit, post, or transmit through our Website; (2) your use of the Website; (3) your violation of these Terms; (4) your violation of any rights of any other person or entity; or (5) any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, spyware, or other similar harmful or deleterious programming routines input by you into the Website.
TELA Bio’s products are protected and covered by patents in the United States and world-wide. The products, and the related U.S.Patents are listed below:
|OviTex, OviTex PRS||TELA Bio||9,775,700||Compliance Control stitching in substrate material|
|OviTex||TELA Bio||9,820,843||Hernia graft having anti-adhesion barriers|
|OviTex PRS sewing||TELA Bio||9,925,030||Corner-lock stitch patterns|
|OviTex PRS design||TELA Bio||10,130,457||Surgical attachment Device|
|OviTex PRS||TELA Bio||10,213,248||Corner lock stitch|
|Ovitex, OviTex PRS||TELA Bio||10,426,587||Compliance control stitching in substrate materials|
|OviTex, OviTex PRS||Aroa BioSurgery (licensed)||8,415,159||Tissue scaffold derived from forestomach extracellular matrix|
|OviTex, OviTex PRS||Aroa BioSurgery (licensed)||8,758,781||Tissue scaffold derived from forestomach extracellular matrix|
The contents of the Website, including, but not limited to, all images and text, are the exclusive property of TELA Bio and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. The reproduction, distribution, transmission, sale, transfer, creation of derivative works, modification, public display, public performance, publication, or any commercial exploitation of the content of the Website is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of TELA Bio.
Except as expressly provided in these Terms, nothing contained on the Website or in these Terms shall be construed to grant any property rights, by license or otherwise, to any invention or any TELA Bio patent, copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights. If you violate any of these Terms, you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Website.
We may remove material that appears in our sole discretion to infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe a work protected by a U.S. copyright you own has been posted on the Website without authorization, you may notify us and provide the following information:
- a physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;
- identification of the copyrighted work or works claimed to have been infringed;
- a detailed description of the material you claim is infringing, together with information sufficient to enable us to locate it, including the URL or other description of where the infringing material appears;
- your name, mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address;
- a statement by you that you believe in good faith that the copyrighted material identified is being used in a manner that is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and
- a statement by you that the above information is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright allegedly infringed.
To notify TELA Bio of a claimed copyright infringement, please contact:
TELA Bio, Inc.
1 Great Valley Parkway, Suite 24
Malvern, PA 19355
Third Party Properties
The Website may refer you to physical venues, geographical sites, websites on the Internet, and/or products or services that are owned, under the control of, or maintained by a third party (“Third Party Properties”). Unless expressly stated to the contrary, such references do not constitute an affiliation with or endorsement by TELA Bio of any such Third Party Properties. You acknowledge that TELA Bio is providing any references to such Third Party Properties to you solely as a convenience to you, and you agree that TELA Bio is not responsible for any injury, harm, damages, or negative experience you may encounter by accessing, visiting, or using such Third Party Properties. TELA Bio does not endorse or make any representations about any Third Party Properties. If you access, visit, or use any Third Party Properties referred to through the Website, you do so at your own risk.
Availability of the Website
It is not possible to operate the Website with 100% guaranteed uptime. TELA Bio will make reasonable efforts to keep the Website operational. However, certain technical difficulties, routine site and software maintenance and upgrades, and other events may, from time to time, result in interruptions to or outages of the Website.
You agree that TELA Bio shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any direct or indirect consequence of any modification, suspension, discontinuance of, or interruption to the Website.
Our social media profiles allow us to connect and interact with individuals and organizations interested in our company. We intend to use such profiles on third-party social media platforms to share company news and announcements, provide corporate information and live updates from trade show presentations and medical conferences, and participate in community outreach and patient advocacy efforts.
It is our goal to interact with as many social media users as possible when appropriate, but please note we may not be able to reply individually to all messages received on these platforms. Content generated by independent users does not necessarily reflect the views of TELA Bio, and we reserve the right to block or mute users posting inappropriate or offensive material, as determined at our sole discretion, with or without notice. If we choose to follow a social media account or “Like” or otherwise comment on a social media page or profile, or if a user follows, “Likes,” or otherwise comments on our social media properties, these actions are not an endorsement of the content those users post independently.
Because we work in a highly regulated healthcare industry we may often be unable to engage in some discussions about products or treatment options and will not offer medical advice using social media. If you have a question or comment related to our products, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us by mail at TELA Bio, Inc., 1 Great Valley Parkway, Suite 24, Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355, Attn: Compliance.
If you believe you have experienced an adverse event or side effect related to a TELA Bio product, please contact your healthcare provider immediately. You can also visit the FDA safety information and adverse reporting program online. If you are participating in a clinical study, please report adverse events as required in the study protocol. If you post information on social media about an adverse event or side effect, please note we may be required to contact you for additional information to comply with regulatory guidelines.
If any part of the Terms is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the Terms shall continue in effect.
TELA Bio’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
You agree that, regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the services or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
You may not assign, by operation of law or otherwise, any rights or delegate any duties under the Terms to any third party without prior written consent by TELA Bio. Any purported assignment lacking such consent will be void at its inception. TELA Bio may assign all or part of its rights and/or delegate all or part of its duties under the Terms to any party, at any time, and in its sole discretion, upon notice of assignment by publishing such notice through the Website.
The section titles in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
Last Updated: May 2019