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Terms & Conditions

Our Terms & Conditions


The present Terms & Conditions (together with the General Data Protection Policy govern your use of the website (hereafter known as "Website"). The use of our Website includes accessing and browsing of our Website. The Website is managed by the FMF & AID Global Association, a non-profit umbrella organization with its registered office at Schüracherstrasse 25a, 8306 Brüttisellen ZH, Switzerland, and under the company number CHE-400.064.574 (hereafter known as "FMF & AID", "We", "Us" or "Our").

Please read Our Terms & Conditions, the Data Protection Policy and the Cookie Policy carefully before you start using Our Website in any way. By using Our Website, you expressly acknowledge your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions, the Data Protection Policy and the Cookie Policy. If you do not agree to any of the content of the Terms & Conditions, the Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy, please stop using the Website immediately.


The Website provides information, data, materials and articles on rare autoinflammatory diseases (called "Materials") and enables interaction with the FMFandAID, and the internet users who choose to access the Website ("Users"). The Website also allows Users to make donations in order to support the work carried out by the Us for the autoinflammatory community.


The Website and the Materials may be adjusted, modified, updated or deleted at any time and without prior announcement or notice. We give no guarantees regarding the function or availability of the Website and the Materials and cannot be held responsible for any malfunctions or temporary (un)availability or for any direct or indirect damage that may arise from your access to or your use of the Website and the Materials.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to Our Website.


To the extent permitted by Swiss law, We decline to offer any guarantee, explicit or implicit, as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained on the Website (including Materials). Nor do We guarantee that the Website will be available without interruptions or delays. In visiting this Website, the user accepts that We are not liable for any damage, direct or indirect, caused by use of the Website or of the information contained in it.

Equally, We decline all and any responsibility for the Services offered by third parties through this Website or via links on an external website. The information contained in the Website may be updated and/or modified without notice. Access to, navigation and use of the Website is under the full responsibility of the user.

We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), a breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  • The use of, or inability to use, Our Website; or

  • The use of any content displayed on Our Website.

As User, please note that We only provide Our Website for support, educational and private use. You agree not to use Our Website for any commercial or business purposes, and We have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of Our Website or to your downloading of any Materials on it, or on any website linked to it.


We do guarantee that this Website and the Materials will be secure or free from bugs or viruses to the best of our knowledge and ability. Users are responsible for configuring their information technology, computer programs and platform in order to access Our Website. Users should use their own virus protection software.

Users must not misuse Our Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. Users must not attempt to gain unauthorized access to Our Website, the server on which Our Website is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to Our Website. Users must not attack Our Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities, and We will fully co-operate with those authorities by disclosing the identity of the users to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use Our Website will cease immediately.

Third party's website

The Website may include hyperlinks that lead or indirectly refer to websites or web pages owned by third parties. The placement of links to such websites or pages does not in any way imply approval of their contents. We hereby expressly state that, We have no control over the content or other characteristics of these external sites and therefore assume no responsibility for their legality, accuracy, or completeness, and decline all and any liability for their content or characteristics or for any other form of loss or damage arising from the use thereof. We also make reference to these websites' own terms of use.

Prohibited use

If the Website contains online forums, or other message or communication facilities, We are not responsible for the content or quality of contributions by Users. Opinions expressed by Users do not necessarily reflect Our opinions. We maintain that online forums and other message facilities are not replacements for individual counselling, or consultation with a health care professional.

If the Website contains online forums, or other message or communication facilities, Users shall not do any of the following:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others;

  • Publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material;

  • Upload or attach files that contain software of other material protected by intellectual property rights unless the User owns or controls the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents;

  • Upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer;

  • Upload, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available unsolicited advertising of any goods or services, or conduct or forward surveys, contests, "spam" or chain letters; and

  • Promote any commercial product, medicinal product or health service for the purpose of, or resulting in, personal financial gain or act as a representative of a for-profit organization.


Users specifically acknowledge and agree that We are not liable for any conduct of any other User, including, but not limited to, the types of conduct listed above.

Intellectual property rights

We are the owner of the Website and the Materials published on it. Reproduction of portions of the Website and/or the Materials, whether in paper or electronic media or other form, is only authorized for the organizations collaborating with or officially affiliated to Us.

Users are forbidden to copy, incorporate or store any information, publications or other works of whatever kind on other websites or electronic retrieval systems. Users are expressly forbidden to link this Website with any other Internet site without prior written authorization from Us.

We are the owner and administrator of the Website. The content available on the Website, including text, logos, graphics, photographs, videos, still and moving images, audio and illustrations is owned by Us.

If you print off, copy or download any part of Our Website in breach of the Terms & Conditions, your right to use Our Website will cease immediately, and you must, at Our option, return or destroy any copies of the Materials you have made.

Linking to our Website

You may link to Our Website or to any of its pages without having to ask permission. However, you must do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not infringe Our rights in particular relating to Our logo, acronym and intellectual property rights.

A link should not be used for the promotion of any commercial products or services.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on Our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to Our site in any website that is not owned by you.

No reliance on information

The Materials on Our Website are provided for general information and educational purposes only. It is not intended to constitute medical advice on which you should rely. We cannot respond to questions concerning the medical aspects of a rare disease. We do not employ qualified medical personnel or information specialists to give medical advice, diagnose illnesses, or offer referrals. You must obtain local professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the Materials on Our Website.

If you need help finding a patient group for your disease, email Us at

Please note that We may update Our Website from time to time, and may change the Material at any time. However, any of the Material on Our Website may be out of date at any given time, and We are under no obligation to update it. We do not guarantee that Our Website, or any Material on it, will be free from errors or omissions.


By making a donation on this Website, you will help support our organization, the rare autoinflammatory community, as well as our campaigns to raise awareness.

Your donation is secure. In order to make a valid donation, the form that is available at the dedicated page must be completed. To enable the best use of your donation and because of administrative and credit card charges, We would appreciate if your donation was not less than 20CHF/€.

Donations are tax-deductible for Swiss residents (individuals and private companies). Donations can also be made from any other country in the world. All donations are calculated in Swiss francs or euros (€).

No refund will be made once a donation is pledged.

Applicable law and Jurisdiction

In the event of any dispute regarding access to, navigation or use of this Website, the user accepts the jurisdiction of the Swiss state, the application of Swiss Law and, regardless of their address or domicile, the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Zurich, Switzerland.

Changes to Terms & Conditions

Any future changes We may make to Our Terms & Conditions will be posted on this page. Please always verify whether you have consulted the latest version of the Terms & Conditions. Your continued use of Our Website constitutes your agreement to these Terms & Conditions and any updates thereto.

These Terms & Conditions were last modified and revised on 3 January 2017.


Questions, comments, suggestions and requests regarding these Terms & Conditions are welcomed and should be addressed to the FMF & AID Global Association, Schüracherstrasse 25a, 8306 Brüttisellen, Switzerland or

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