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Terms of Use

These terms of use are binding for Biotechgate, its distribution partners and all related portals (see paragraph 2).

1. Preface
By using Biotechgate (including searching the database, visiting profiles, adding / updating information as well as submitting any information to the portal) or a related portal (see below "Party to the Contract") you agree to these Terms of Use.

2. Party to the Contract
The Biotechgate Database (Biotechgate) is property of and managed by Venture Valuation VV AG (Venture Valuation), Zurich, Switzerland. Database subscription agreements are made between the subscriber and Venture Valuation. These Terms of Use are also binding for all portals related to Biotechgate and for all Biotechgate's distribution partners (such as Lingmed Limited or any portal mentioned at Therefore in the following Terms of Use the expression "Biotechgate" includes the Biotechgate Database as well as all related portals.

3. Publishing of company profiles
Adding and updating company profiles to Biotechgate is completely free of charge. Venture Valuation reserves the right to exclude or otherwise edit any information submitted to its databases. All profiles will be reviewed prior to activation.

4. Extent of Available Information
The amount of profiles and additional information available on our website may vary from day to day. We do our best to increase the extent of the available information and its accuracy. Each profile can be updated by the organization itself. Venture Valuation then checks the updated data before it is put online. However, we do not guarantee a minimum number of available company profiles, nor the completeness or accuracy of any profile published in the database. Venture Valuation cannot be held liable for any information available or missing from the database.

5. Quality of available information
Venture Valuation assumes no liability for any damage or loss arising from access to or use of the Biotechgate website, the database, and the information contained therein.
The Biotechgate Database and all the data included in the database is free of any infringement of any third parties' rights and/or breaches of Biotechgate obligation under other agreements.

6. Use of information
The subscriber agrees that any downloaded content will be used for internal purposes only. Particularly, data harvesting will not be allowed, nor the unreasonable use of contact details in sending out emails. Furthermore, no data can be made available to third parties. No part of this website may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronically, mechanically, by photocopying, by recording or otherwise, without prior permission from Venture Valuation.

7. Extent of use
Biotechgate subscriptions are not restricted but intended for reasonable usage. The "unlimited" access a subscriber gets to the database does not constitute the right to systematically download all available information in the database. Venture Valuation has the right to block or cancel an account if Venture Valuations deems that a subscriber has exceeded the limit of normal usage (especially if it can be inferred that a subscriber is collecting e-mail addresses). Any use of automated data collecting software is strictly prohibited.

8. Subscriptions & Pricing
The prices of the subscriptions are valid for one (1) license/person for the corresponding time period (see also "Automatic Renewal" below). All terms described in this document also apply for site licenses (multiple users). Special rates are available for small and mid-size companies. Please contact us for more details (see below "Contact information").
We keep the right to vary or increase the prices of the subscriptions. Price increases for auto-recurring payments will be announced by e-mail at least one month prior to the renewal of the subscription. If a subscriber does not agree on the new pricing, the subscription can be cancelled according to the terms described under "Cancellation of Subscription".

9. Automatic Renewal
Unless you cancel your database subscription, subscriptions will be automatically renewed for the duration that you signed up for and the credit card on record will be automatically charged accordingly. The automatic renewal will be processed 1 to 2 days before the subscription for the current period expires. The receipt for this recurring payment can be download from the "My account - Subscriptions" area in your profile in Biotechgate and with the link in the confirmation mail that is being sent to you. Please make sure you have a current e-mail address registered in you profile.

10. Cancellation of Subscription
A subscription can be cancelled up to two days before the current subscription period ends. You can cancel your subscription either in the area "My account - Subscriptions" or by sending us an e-mail (see "Contact information" below). If you cancel it later, the subscription fee for one more period will be charged to your credit card.
If you cancel a recurring subscription, the subscription remains active until the end of the period for which the last payment has been made.
If you cancel a subscription by e-mail, you will receive an e-mail notification once the subscription has been cancelled. If you do not receive such a notification within 48 hours after cancellation, it must be assumed that we did not receive the e-mail. In this case please contact us again.

11. Refund of payments
Venture Valuation does not refund any payments after cancellation of the subscription. If a subscription is cancelled, no further payments will be charged in the future.

12. Expired Subscriptions
If a subscription expires, the account is still available to the user but the extent of information and features will be limited. Access to bookmarks and notes is still possible.

13. Limitation of Liability
In no event shall Venture Valuation VV AG be liable for damages resulting from loss of data or use of the Biotechgate Database, or for any incidental, indirect, punitive, or consequential damages in connection with this agreement or in connection with any products or services provided. We shall exert our best effort to provide you with the highest availability of Database services. We are, however, dependent on external parties and cannot provide any guarantee as to availability or accuracy. We reserve the right to change external parties and information providers any time.

14. Copyright
All content on Biotechgate and its related portals, including text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, video clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of Venture Valuation or its content suppliers and protected by international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of Venture Valuation and protected by international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of Venture Valuation or its software suppliers and protected by international copyright laws.

15. License and Site Access
Venture Valuation grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site but not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of Venture Valuation. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent from Venture Valuation. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents or any derivative use of this site or its contents.

16. Applicable Law
By visiting Biotechgate or a related portal, you agree that the laws of Switzerland, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and Venture Valuation or its affiliates.

17. Site Policies, Modification, and Severability
We reserve the right to make changes to our site, policies, and these Terms of Use at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining conditions.

18. Changes to Terms of Use
If Venture Valuation decides or needs to change these Terms of Use, it will post those changes in this Terms of Use and other places we deem appropriate. Venture Valuation reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify these Terms of Use, and any of our other policies and agreements at any time and in any manner, so please review this document frequently. If we make material changes to this terms, we will notify you here or by means of a notice on our homepage.

19. Contact information
c/o Venture Valuation VV AG
Kasernenstrasse 11
CH-8004 Zurich
Phone: +41 (43) 321 86 60
Fax: +41 (43) 321 86 61

20. Update history
These Terms of Use were published on February, 27th 2015.

Privacy Policy

These privacy policy is binding for Biotechgate, Life Sciences Nation and all related portals (see paragraph 2).

1. Preface
This is the Privacy Policy of the Biotechgate Company Database as well as all related databases and country portals. This includes Life Science Nation, Lingmed Limited as well as all portals mentioned at The database or parts of its content may also be available on our cooperation partners' websites (see partners mentioned at All statements in this Privacy Policy are bounding for Biotechgate as well as all related portals (the expression "Biotechgate" stands for and includes all related database portals). Biotechgate is owned by Venture Valuation VV AG ("Venture Valuation"), Zurich, Switzerland.
This Privacy Policy covers two areas of information that may be submitted to the portal: One area is "Biotechgate users" which includes all information submitted as a user of the public database interface (using the search form, visiting a profile, creating a subscriber account (including Free subscription) as well as any information a subscriber stores in his account, such as bookmarks or notes. The other area is "Biotechgate profiles" where a user enters information to be published on our portals (such as company profiles, a licensing deal, events etc.). Parts of the following paragraphs refer only to one or the other of these areas (indicated in the title of the chapter).
By using Biotechgate (including searching the database, visiting profiles, adding / updating information as well as submitting any information to the portal) you agree to this Privacy Policy.

2. Information collection
Biotechgate users
All information you submit during your subscription process is kept for internal purposes only. Depending on your subscription model, you may have the possibility to link subscriptions to each other (within a company or an organization) in order to share notes among several subscribers. In this case notes which do not have the availability status "Available for viewing only on my account" are also available to all linked subscribers.
By registering and submitting your information to Biotechgate you agree that we may contact you by post, telephone, e-mail or fax to keep you updated on developments related to your subscriptions. You have the possibility to unsubscribe ("opt-out") for any of these information services. E-mails however which are based on a specific action of the user (such as subscribing, cancelation, recurring payments etc.) are sent automatically and cannot be turned off. By using any of our services you agree that these automatically generated e-mails will be sent to you.
Information is also collected about the use of any page of the Biotechgate portal. Several statistics tools track visits (incl. page views, IP address, time of visit etc.) of all users (also see chapter about "Google Analytics" further down on this page). For logged-in users (registered users who have a Biotechgate account) visits to profiles are tracked.
Venture Valuation reserves the right to exclude or otherwise edit any information submitted to its website.
Biotechgate profiles
On Biotechgate you have the possibility to publish your own information (such as an organization's profile, information about a licensing deal, an event). For any information that is submitted to us, we also track the IP address of the user (which is used for security reasons and internal purposes only).
Profiles are usually reviewed by an editor before they are publicly available on the website. Venture Valuation reserves the right to exclude or otherwise edit any information submitted to its website. Also Venture Valuation reserves the right to complete a profile or attach additional information to it which is provided by a news feed or a cooperation partner (e.g. job ads, company news etc.). This additional information may be attached automatically to the profiles. While Venture Valuation shall exert its best effort to match the right attachment with the right profile, it cannot be guaranteed that any attached information is linked to the right profile. In this case Venture Valuation shall not be liable for any problems that might arise but will remove incorrect attachments within 48 hours of notification.
By using any of our services you agree that some automatically generated e-mails (such as listing-request responses, activation confirmations etc.) will be sent to you automatically.
Profiles can be reviewed, edited, updated, completed or deleted by the Biotechgate team in Zurich, the editing Team of VV Data Processing (I) Pvt. Ltd. in India (a joint venture company and partner of Venture Valuation) as well as any cooperation partner for a specific region. For questions and requests about your profile, please contact us using the "Contact Information" below.

3. Use of information
Biotechgate users
Personal information about Biotechgate users (such as name, postal address, e-mail, phone number) are used for internal purposes only. By submitting such information, you agree that we may contact you by phone, post, e-mail or fax to keep you informed about your subscription, possible changes to your account as well as about any information which may be relevant for you as a registered user.
Information collected with a statistics tool (such as page views, IP address of a user, time of visit) but no personal information (such as the name of the user) is used for internal purposes (access statistics and analysis) and can be made available to any of Venture Valuation's cooperation partners.
Biotechgate profiles
If you submit information for the propose of publishing on Biotechgate (such as an organization's profile, a licensing-deal, an event), you agree that any of this information can be made publicly available to any Biotechgate users, subscribers as well as partners of Biotechgate. The only exceptions are fields or areas within a profile which are labeled with a comment such as "for internal use only" (or similar) which may be made available to cooperation partners but not to the public.
In case you join a conference at which the conference and partnering software PartneringOne of our cooperation partner EBD Group is used, your organization's profile may be imported to PartneringOne. For information about the use of this profile, please read EBD Group's Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.

4. Opting out
Biotechgate provides you with the opportunity to 'opt-out' of having your personal information used for certain purposes. For example, if you no longer wish to receive newsletters, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each communication, or by contacting us by any of the methods listed in "Contact Information" (below).
You will be notified if Venture Valuation intends to use your personal information in any way not covered by this Privacy Policy, so that you can make an informed choice about opting out.

5. Changes to your information
If your personal information is incorrect or changes, you may be able to correct or update parts of it by logging-in your account or accessing your organization's profile. Alternatively, or if you no longer wish for your personal information to remain on our Web site, please contact Venture Valuation using the contact information listed below.

6. Security
Venture Valuation follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

7. Use of cookies
In certain cases, we use what are known as "cookies" (small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes.). You can configure your browser to display a warning before cookies are saved. You can also choose to dispense with personal cookies and the advantages that they offer. If you do so, however, you will not be able to use certain services.

8. Use of Google Analytics - Statement
"This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above."

9. Legal Disclaimer
Venture Valuation may disclose Information when required by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on us.

10. Notification of Changes
If Venture Valuation decides or needs to change its privacy policy, we will post those changes in this privacy statement and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here or by means of a notice on our homepage.

11. Applicable Law
By visiting Biotechgate you agree that the laws of Switzerland, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern this Privacy Policy and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and Venture Valuation or its affiliates.

12. Contact information
c/o Venture Valuation VV AG
Kasernenstrasse 11
8004 Zurich

Phone: +41 43 321 86 60
Fax: +41 43 321 86 61


13. Update history
This Privacy Policy was published on April, 9th 2014.

Biotechgate Cookie Policy

What are Cookies?

Cookies are very small text files which store very small amounts of information. They are used to remember settings and preferences between visits to the site, as well as information between different pages on the same site.

For security reasons, cookies can only be read by the site that set them. We have no access to cookies set on your computer by, for example, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft or any other website on the internet. However, through the use of third party cookies, it is possible for sites to collect information about visitors to other sites. For example, online advertisers may use third party cookies to anonymously track an individual's visits to sites on the web.

More information about how we allow third party cookies on our sites is given below.
To find out more about cookies in general, you might find the following link useful: Wikipedia: HTTP Cookies

How do we use Cookies?

Currently, there are four types of cookies that may be generated as you browse our site: session cookies, preference cookies, analytics cookies and third party cookies.

1. Session Cookies
As you move through the site, various pieces of information need to be stored in order for the site to function properly. For example, if you perform a search for companies, the search criteria you use will be remembered so that you can change them later. If you log in to your Biotechgate account, we will remember your log in settings and access rights.

This information is stored on our server. We set one cookie to keep track of which session you are using. Old session data is automatically deleted from our server multiple times a day or automatically if you log out your account or close the browser. So we do not store this information long-term.

How do I control session cookies?
You can use your browser settings to control whether or not we set session cookies. More information on your browser settings is provided at the bottom of this page.
Please be aware that cookies are critical to the working of the site. If you choose to disable cookies from this site, the functionality of will be greatly reduced. In addition you will not be able to log in your Biotechgate account.

2. Preference Cookies
We use preference cookies to allow your browser to remember choices and preferences you did during your current or previous visits on our website. We use these cookies as follows:

  • When you click OK to signify that you have accepted cookies, we set a cookie. We will then not display the banner at the top of the page anymore.
  • If you log in your Biotechgate account, you can tick a checkbox to remember your username and password in order to enable auto log in. This information is saved in a cookie.
  • You may will see a pop-up window once in a while that asks you to subscribe to our newsletter. We set a cookie to save if you already subscribed for a newsletter or if you wish not to see this pop ups anymore.

How do I control preference cookies?
These cookies are set as a direct result of your choice, and function solely as indicators of what that choice was. We do not believe they pose any risk to your privacy. However, you can always use your browser settings to control whether or not our site can set cookies on your computer. Also you can delete these cookies in your browser settings anytime.

Please be aware that cookies are critical to the working of the site. If you choose to disable cookies from this site, the functionality of will be greatly reduced. In addition you will not be able to log in your Biotechgate account.

3. Analytics Cookies
In order to monitor how our sites are performing, we collect data about page visits. This information is completely anonymous – we cannot determine who it came from. When we use this data, we look at numbers of visitors overall rather than individual visits.

Analytics information is used in reports and to improve our site. For example, we have used analytics data to add, remove or change features of the site based on how popular they are with users.
We track, for example:

  • the numbers of visitors to individual pages;
  • when pages were visited;
  • how long users stayed on the page;
  • the page they came from;

Technical data about the device being used to browse the site (such as browser and operating system version, and display size) – we use this data to ensure that the technology our site uses is appropriate for the majority of our users, and how best to display the site for users who have less capable browsers.

We use Google And StatCounter to provide our analytics data. You can read more about how Google Analytics treats your data at: Google: Safeguarding your data.
More information about StatCounter is available on their website: Statcounter
How do I control analytics cookies?
Google provides a tool to opt-out of Google Analytics. This is available for all modern browsers in the form of a browser plugin.
Additionally, you can control how cookies are set using your browser settings. See below for more information.


A browser is a program you use to view web pages. Your browser allows you to control what cookies are set on your computer, and how long they are stored. You may have more than one browser installed on your computer. In this case, you will need to change the settings for each browser you use.
Browser help pages relating to cookie settings
Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please see below for more information.

For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.

Further Help

If you still have any concerns relating to our use of cookies, please contact us at

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