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09/05/2022 - v1.5.0
- The FibriCheck Services are managed by Qompium NV, a company incorporated under Belgian law, having its registered address at Kempische Steenweg 303/27, 3500 Hasselt, Belgium (“Qompium”).
- Qompium NV has developed a software solution to determine heart rhythm conditions, with a primary focus on the timely detection of atrial fibrillation (“FibriCheck Services” or “FibriCheck”).
- FibriCheck is certified as a medical device in Europe (CE-Class IIa), USA (FDA-cleared), Australia (TGA-cleared) and Saudi Arabia (SFDA-cleared).
- A diagnosis though is always made by a physician and FibriCheck can never replace any medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you think you may have a medical emergency, please contact your physician or emergency services immediately.
- To subscribe to FibriCheck, you must provide us with some personal information and be at least 18 years old.
- You may only use our service as it’s intended and you are together with us, responsible for the confidentiality of your use.
- Qompium will always remain the owner of the services (including the FibriCheck Services) and of all related intellectual property rights.
- The liability of Qompium with regard to its services (including the FibriCheck Services) is excluded and limited to the maximum extent permitted by law and we do not provide any warranties.
Welcome to FibriCheck, an innovative application to detect cardiac arrhythmias, provided by Qompium (also “FibriCheck” or “We” or “Us”).
In order to use the FibriCheck Services, you must be a natural person and be at least 18 years old.
FibriCheck is an application that determines heart rhythm conditions, with a primary focus on the timely detection of atrial fibrillation.
FibriCheck is available as a separate application in several countries, but You are using the FibriCheck Services integrated into a third party application that you use. Through this application, you will be able to perform FibriCheck measurements and to receive an analysis on the presence of cardiac arrhythmias.
The goal of the FibriCheck Services is to help you to timely detect cardiac arrhythmias by monitoring and tracking your heart rhythm over time and to provide you with the opportunity to assess your cardiovascular risk profile.
The FibriCheck Services allow you to perform an unlimited amount of measurements via the third party application during the subscription period. Measurements are performed by placing the finger on the camera of your mobile device for 60 seconds. During this measurement we are detecting the pulse waveform using the optical light and detector of the mobile device. The measurements will then be assessed by the FibriCheck algorithms for the presence of cardiac arrhythmias, whereby we focus on detecting atrial fibrillation. If you are in a premium or doctor model, all the measurements labelled orange or red will be revised by the Expert Review Team for confirmation. FibriCheck will provide feedback when your measurement has been revised by FibriCheck’s expert review team (the “Expert Review Team”).
The findings obtained by the Expert Review Team are exclusively intended for information purposes and under no circumstances do they replace personal diagnostics, consultations, care or treatment by medical or other medically trained personnel. The possibility of a misinterpretation by the medical technicians cannot be ruled out. The Expert Review service is not designed to be an aid in either decision-making for acute states or for real-time monitoring of vital functions. The Expert Review Team and its executive bodies, executives, employees, vicarious agents, partners, affiliates and licensors assume no responsibility whatsoever for decisions made by you based on the information, such as decisions as to whether or not to consult caregivers or accept treatment by medical or healthcare professionals. These FibriCheck Services do not render, nor are they intended as a substitute for the provision of any medical care. The goal of FibriCheck is to help you understand your heart health and does not provide you with a diagnosis for cardiac arrhythmias. If you think you may have a medical emergency, please contact your physician or emergency services immediately.
It is advisable that the healthcare facility verifies related quality certifications of the software.
Where the FibriCheck Services or the website https://www.fibricheck.com draws on services from third parties, the terms and conditions of service delivery of the said third parties may apply. By using such services from a third party, you accept the applicable terms and conditions. FibriCheck declines all and any liability for the substance of the terms and conditions of the third parties.
FibriCheck recommends you to read the Instructions for Use before you use the FibriCheck Services. Please note that the FibriCheck Services are not directed towards and may not be used by minors.
FibriCheck is intended to timely detect cardiac arrhythmias with a focus on atrial Fibrillation. We advise you to not use FibriCheck if:
- Persons with coloured fingers/wrist (i.e. tattoos, ink); unnaturally coloured fingers/wrist weaken the signal and interfere with the effectiveness of the device (depending on the device).
- Minors (below 18 years old); the device has not been evaluated in persons where the heart is not fully grown.
- Persons with conditions causing tremors or the inability to hold their hand still for at least 60 seconds (e.g. Parkinson or dementia) as, in this case, the device cannot process an accurate measurement.
- Persons with reduced blood flow in the fingertips (e.g. perniosis or callus formation) as FibriCheck will not be able to detect the significant intensity variations induced by the blood flow.
- Persons that have a disability to perform the measurements according to the Instructions for Use.
- Persons with cardiac pacemakers, ICDs, or other implanted electronic devices as these can control the natural heart rhythm.
In order to use all functionalities of FibriCheck, you will need Wi-Fi on your mobile device or mobile Internet connection. Access to Wi-Fi or a mobile Internet connection is your own responsibility. Please make sure your mobile device complies with the minimum system requirements as specified on the download page.
If your mobile device does not meet these minimum system requirements, we are unable to guarantee that FibriCheck will work properly. FibriCheck declines all and any liability for loss or damage due to the fact that you failed to comply with the aforesaid requirements.
During your subscription period, we may, in our sole discretion, provide you with updates. For the avoidance of doubt, we are not obligated to provide any updates of the FibriCheck Services.
You agree to use the FibriCheck Services only for their intended use as set forth in this Agreement. Within the limits of the applicable law, you are not permitted to (i) make the FibriCheck Services and/or additional provided documentation available or to sell or rent the FibriCheck Services and/or additional provided documentation to any third parties, without explicit written consent of us; (ii) adapt, alter, translate or modify in any manner the FibriCheck Services or additional provided documentation; (iii) sublicense, lease, rent, loan, distribute, or otherwise transfer the FibriCheck Services or additional provided documentation to any third party; (iv) decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise derive or determine or attempt to derive or determine the source code (or the underlying ideas, concepts, algorithms, structure or organization) of the FibriCheck Services or additional provided documentation, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation; (v) use or copy the FibriCheck Services or additional provided documentation except as expressly allowed under this Article 8; (vi) gain unauthorized access to Accounts of other users or the IT equipment or structure of us to provide the FibriCheck Services or additional provided documentation or use the FibriCheck Services or additional provided documentation to conduct or promote any illegal activities; (vii) use the FibriCheck Services or additional provided documentation to generate unsolicited email advertisements or spam; (viii) impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (iv) use any high volume automatic, electronic or manual process to access, search or harvest information from the FibriCheck Services or additional provided documentation (including without limitation robots, spiders or scripts); (x) alter, remove, or obscure any copyright notice, digital watermarks, proprietary legends or other notice included in the FibriCheck Services or additional provided documentation; (xi) intentionally distribute any worms, Trojan horses, corrupted files, or other items of a destructive or deceptive nature or use the FibriCheck Services or additional provided documentation for any unlawful, invasive, infringing, defamatory or fraudulent purpose; or (xii) remove or in any manner circumvent any technical or other protective measures in the FibriCheck Services or additional provided documentation.
Except as expressly set forth herein, no express or implied license or right of any kind is granted to you regarding the FibriCheck Services or additional provided documentation or any part thereof, including but not limited to any right to obtain possession of any source code, data or other technical material relating to the FibriCheck Services.
As between you and us, the FibriCheck Services, our website https://www.fibricheck.com and all additional documentation provide, all worldwide Intellectual Property Rights pertaining thereto, are the exclusive property of us and/or its licensors.
Intellectual Property Rights are defined as any and all now known or hereafter existing (a) rights associated with works of authorship, including copyrights, mask work rights, and moral rights; (b) trademark or service mark rights; (c) trade secret rights, know-how; (d) patents, patent rights, and industrial property rights; (e) layout design rights, design rights, (f) trade and business names, domain names, database rights, rental rights and any other industrial or intellectual proprietary rights or similar right (whether registered or unregistered); (g) all registrations, applications for registration, renewals, extensions, divisions, improvements or reissues relating to any of these rights and the right to apply for, maintain and enforce any of the preceding items, in each case in any jurisdiction throughout the world;
It is expressly understood, acknowledged and agreed that you shall, regardless of whether or not formally requested to do, provide to FibriCheck reasonable suggestions, comments and feedback regarding the FibriCheck Services, including but not limited to usability and test results (collectively, “Feedback”). If you provide such Feedback to FibriCheck, you shall grant FibriCheck the following worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty free, fully paid up rights:
- to make, use, copy, modify, sell, distribute, sub-license, and create derivative works of, the Feedback as part of any FibriCheck product, technology, services (including the “FibriCheck Services”), specification or other documentation (individually and collectively, "FibriCheck Product(s)");
- to publicly perform or display, import, broadcast, transmit, distribute, license, offer to sell, and sell, rent, lease or lend copies of the Feedback (and derivative works thereof) as part of any FibriCheck Product;
Further, you warrant that its Feedback is not subject to any license terms that would purport to require FibriCheck to comply with any additional obligations with respect to any FibriCheck Products that incorporate any Feedback.
To the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, our liability arising out of or in connection with the FibriCheck Services under these of Use whether in contract, warranty, tort or otherwise, shall not exceed the amount paid out under our compulsory insurance policy at the date on which the applicable liability claim arises. Nothing in these Term of Use shall limit or exclude our liability for (i) gross negligence; (ii) willful misconduct, (iii) fraud or personal injury.
Except as expressly provided in this Article 13 and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the FibriCheck Services, including the analysis of your measurements by our algorithm or expert review team are provided "AS IS" and we make no (and hereby disclaims all) other warranties, covenants or representations, or conditions, whether written, oral, express or implied including, without limitation, any implied warranties of satisfactory quality, course of dealing, trade usage or practice, merchantability, suitability, availability, title, noninfringement, or fitness for a particular use or purpose, with respect to the use, misuse, or inability to use the FibriCheck Services, , including the analysis of your measurement by our algorithm or expert review team, (in whole or in part) or any other products or services provided to you by us. We do not warrant that (i) all errors can be corrected, or that access to or operation of the FibriCheck Services shall be uninterrupted, secure, or error-free, and (iii) the information, including but not limited to the analysis of your measurements by our algorithm or expert review team, available on or transmitted by the FibriCheck Services, is true, complete or accurate. You specifically acknowledge and agree that we cannot be held liable for any healthcare or related decisions made by you or your physician based upon the analysis of your measurements by our algorithm or the Expert Review Team, transmitted or displayed by or on the FibriCheck Services whether such data is accurate or inaccurate. You acknowledge and agree that your physician, and not we, is solely responsible for the interpretation of your measurements or other healthcare information related to you. You expressly acknowledge and agree that your use of the FibriCheck Services including the analysis of your measurements, is at your sole risk. You acknowledge and agree that there are risks inherent to transmitting information over and storing information on the internet and that we are not responsible for any losses of your data, including but not limited to the analysis of the measurements and any user content, in connection therewith.
We shall defend and indemnify you as specified herein against any founded and well-substantiated claims brought by third parties to the extent such claim is based on an infringement of the Intellectual Property Rights of such third party by the FibriCheck Services and excluding any claims resulting from (i) your unauthorized use of the FibriCheck Services, (ii) your or any third party's modification of any of the FibriCheck Services, our website or additional provided documentation, (iii) your failure to use the most recent version of the FibriCheck Services made available to you, or your failure to install any corrections or updates to the FibriCheck Services issued by us, if we indicated that such update or correction was required to prevent a potential infringement, or (iv) your use of the FibriCheck Services in combination with any non-FibriCheck Products or services.
Such indemnity obligation shall be conditional upon the following: (i) we are given prompt written notice of any such claim; (ii) we are granted sole control of the defense and settlement of such a claim; (iii) upon our request, you fully cooperates with us in the defense and settlement of such a claim, at our expense; and (iv) you make no admission as to our liability in respect of such a claim, nor do you agree to any settlement in respect of such a claim without our prior written consent. Provided these conditions are met, we shall indemnify you for all damages and costs incurred by you as a result of such a claim, as awarded by a competent court of final instance, or as agreed to you pursuant to a settlement agreement.
The foregoing states the entire liability and obligation of us and the sole remedy of you with respect to any infringement or alleged infringement of any Intellectual Property Rights caused by the FibriCheck Services or any part thereof.
You represent and warrant us that (a) you have the authority to enter into this binding agreement personally and (b) that any User Content provided by you for the use of the FibriCheck Services is accurate and truthful and shall not (i) infringe any Intellectual Property Rights of third parties; (ii) misappropriate any trade secret; (iii) be deceptive, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or unlawful; (iv) contain any viruses, worms or other malicious computer programming codes intended to damage our system or data; or (v) otherwise violate the rights of a third party.
You agree and acknowledge that we are not obligated to back up any User Content and/or measurements. You agree that any use of the FibriCheck Services contrary to or in violation of the representations and warranties of you in this Article constitutes unauthorized and improper use of the FibriCheck Services
For the avoidance of doubt, in the event you remove the third party application from your mobile device or smartwatch before the expiration of the subscription period, you are not entitled to a refund of any pre-paid Fees for the remaining period of the subscription.
All notices from us intended for receipt by you shall be deemed delivered and effective when sent to you to your account on the third party application.
Articles 9, 10, 12, 14, 15.7, 15.8 shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.