General Terms of Use

Access to and use of this website are subject to the following conditions. Please do not use this website unless you agree with these conditions. This website has been developed by Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (“VFMCRP”) and is administrated by antwerpes (antwerpes AG, Vogelsanger Str. 66
50823 Köln) on behalf of VFMCRP. We reserve the right to discontinue or to make partial or complete modifications to this website or to the General Terms and Conditions. Please note that we may make such changes at our own discretion and without prior announcement. We must therefore ask you, next time you visit this website, to view the conditions again and to note any changes or amendments that may have been made.

This website is intended to provide information to healthcare professionals and to an international audience.

Ownership and Right to Use

All “data, text, materials, documents and illustrations (“Content”)” published on this website are the sole property of Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. You may use the Content sole for personal, non-commercial purposes. It is the responsibility of the individual to apply for the relevant copyright permissions for any further use of the published figures/tables and images. Except for the limited rights of use granted in this paragraph, Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma reserves all rights, including all copyrights, in the Content. All other uses are prohibited.

Trademarks and Copyright

The trademarks, service marks and logos used and displayed on the website are Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma’s registered and unregistered trademarks and service marks. Other parties’ trademarks and service marks that may be referred to on the website are the property of their respective owners. Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma is the copyright owner or authorized licensee of all text and all graphics contained on the website. Nothing on the website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any of Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma’s trademarks, service marks or copyrighted materials without Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma’s prior written permission, except for the limited right of use set forth above. Neither the name of Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma nor any of Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma’s other trademarks, service marks or copyrighted materials may be used in any way, including in any advertising, hyperlink, publicity or promotional materials of any kind, whether relating to the website or otherwise, without Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma’s prior written permission, except that a third party website that desires to link to the website may use the name “Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma” in text format only in or as part of that link.

Limited liability

While Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma has made reasonable efforts to compile the Content in an accurate and professional manner, Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma makes no representations or warranties that the Content is accurate, up-to-date or complete, and all users of the Content agree that they use the Content at their own risk. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, VIFOR FRESENIUS MEDICAL RENAL PHARMA EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. In particular, we must ask you to be aware that the Content may no longer be up to date, and you are responsible to check the Content prior to using it in whatever form. Contributions on this website express the view of the respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma or the latest scientific insight. The Content does not constitute medical or health care advice for any individual problem, nor is it a substitute for medical or other professional advice and services from a qualified health care provider familiar with the facts of an individual case. Our provision of the Content does not exempt you from the responsibility of conducting your own checks. IN NO EVENT WILL VIFOR FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE RENAL PHARMA NOR ANY THIRD PARTIES INVOLVED IN CREATION OF THE CONTENT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTENT OR ANY USE OF THE CONTENT, OR ANY LACK OF AVAILABILITY OF THE CONTENT OR THIS WEBSITE, WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARISE IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, UNDER STATUTE, OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT SUCH DAMAGES WERE FORESEEABLE.

Websites of third-party vendors/links

This website contains links/references to third-party websites. By providing such links, Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma does not give its approval to their contents. Neither does Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma accept any responsibility for the availability or the contents of such websites or any liability for damage or injury resulting from the use of such contents, of whatever form. Links to other websites are provided to website users merely for the sake of convenience. Users access such websites at their own risk.

International users

This website is checked and updated by Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma, St. Gallen, Switzerland. This website is exclusively intended for international use. However Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma gives no guarantee that the details presented on this website are also correct worldwide, and, in particular, that products and services will be available with the same appearance, in the same sizes or on the same conditions throughout the world. Should you call up this website or download contents from such a place, please note that it is your own responsibility to ensure that you act in compliance with local legislation applicable in that place.

Applicable law

These Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of Switzerland. The courts of Zurich 1, Zurich, Switzerland, shall have exclusive jurisdiction. If any provision of the Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, then the Terms of Use will remain in full force and effect and will be reformed to be valid and enforceable while reflecting the intent of the parties to the greatest extent permitted by law. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, these Terms of Use sets forth the entire agreement between you and Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma regarding its subject matter, and supersedes all prior promises, agreements or representations, whether written or oral, regarding such subject matter. These Terms of Use may be assigned by Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma in its discretion and will inure to its successors and assigns.”

Website Policy

We have set up this website to share news and to provide medical eudcation material as well as supporting material with you and discuss ideas about the treatment of hyperphosphatemia, iron deficiency anemia, hyperkalemia and other issues related to the management of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). We want to get your thoughts on our articles and involve you into the scientific discussion. However, as a site owner Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma Ltd. has a responsibility for the information placed on this website and has to adhere to the regulations related to sharing medical and scientific information by pharmaceutical companies. Therefore we do reserve the right to review and, if necessary, to withhold publication of postings at our discretion. This especially concerns any confidential details about the company or information that may potentially introduce any damages to Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma Ltd., our partners, physicians, and patients.

To maintain the integrity of the website and its content, all comments are moderated. Administrators work to review and approve comments as quickly as possible. Nevertheless this may take up to 3 working days. Please do not resubmit your comment if it does not appear right away. You will be informed via e-mail when your comment is published. We will also inform you if and why your comment is rejected. We will make any decision as transparent as possible.

Please help us keep this website interesting by actively contributing in the spirit it is intended for, but please respect the following rules and recommendations:

Medical issues / Medicinal products

The site will not place any information that qualifies as advertising of licensed pharmaceutical products. Pharmaceutical products can be mentioned only in relation to the scientific data and without any promotional purpose.

The information made available on this website may refer to medicines or indications which may not be approved in your country. They are presented in the spirit of education and the right of the scientific and medical community to be fully informed concerning scientific and medical progress, as stipulated in the IFPMA Code.

Adverse Events / Complaints

Any information on adverse events related to Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma’s products should be directed at the earliest notice to:

Phone number: +41(0) 79 788 03 09

This site is not supposed to collect information on adverse events. If such information is reported, it will be forwarded to the safety department of Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma. The AE/Complaint information will be handled accordingly based on applicable local, national and or regional laws. The competent authorities will be notified as required. The individual reporting the event will be contacted.

Respectful communication

Please consider the following common rules of respectful communication, we will be screening for:

  • Personal attacks of any kind or offensive terms that target specific ethnics, racial, age or gender orientation groups.
  • Any violation of the right of third parties and comments that do not relate to the message under discussion or are off-topic.
  • Offering goods or services, of either a commercial or private nature, or using the blog as an advertising space.
  • Spam, i.e. any form of automatically generated content or repeatedly posting the same comment.
  • Expressions in a profane language.
  • Using the blog to harvest email addresses or other personal information;
  • Using false names or impersonating any person.

In addition, you may not use the website to propagate any virus or harmful computer code.

Please understand, that we will not post any comments that do not comply with these rules.

These guidelines are subject to discussion and change. If you have thoughts about how to improve them, please send a message to:

Last updated: April 19, 2016


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