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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO YOU

These Terms and Conditions of Use (the “Terms and Conditions”) govern your use of the SilenceSelect.com web site, including without limitation use of all content, data, images, information and other materials posted on or available through this Site (collectively, the “Site”). These Terms and Conditions are in addition to any other agreement you may have with Galapagos NV, including any agreement governing your use or your organization's use of Galapagos NV’ products or services. In addition, certain areas of the Site and use of data, content, or services made available through the Site may be subject to additional terms and conditions provided in connection with those areas or use of the data, content, or services.

Galapagos NV hereby grants you a non-exclusive license to use the Site solely for your personal, non-commercial use (e.g. life science research, evaluating and obtaining information about our products and services, and learning more about Galapagos NV). As a condition of your use of this Site, you warrant to Galapagos NV that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. In particular, you may not use the Site or any content made available through the Site (a) to provide services to anyone, (b) in a clinical diagnostic and/or therapeutic setting where data from an individual's sample is transferred to his or her caregiver, or (c) in connection with any diagnostic and/or therapeutic product or service. You may not reverse engineer, deconstruct, disassemble or decompile any software or technology underlying the Site or provided through the Site. If you breach any of these Terms and Conditions, your authorization to use this Site shall automatically terminate.

The contents of the Site may not be distributed, modified, reproduced, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of Galapagos NV, except that you may download content from the Site to any single computer, provided you keep intact all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices and comply with any applicable end user license agreements. Except as provided in these Terms and Conditions, any use of these materials on any other Web site or networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited.

You acknowledge and agree that this limited license to use the Site subject to these Terms and Conditions does not grant you any other right or license, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, under the intellectual property rights of Galapagos NV or any third party. Without restricting the previous sentence, nothing herein shall be construed as a right or license to make, have made, use, sell, offer to sell, import, lease or distribute SilenceSelect technology or related products or services. Where this Site is used in connection with an Galapagos NV product or service, the license granted in these Terms and Conditions is subject to the restrictions of any license described in Galapagos NV's terms and conditions governing the use of such product or service.

Copies of These Terms and Conditions; Updates

You may print a copy of these Terms and Conditions using the print button or feature in your browser. We suggest retaining a copy for your future reference. You should be aware, however, that we may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time, and by your continued use of the Site you agree to be bound by future revisions to these Terms and Conditions. It is your responsibility to periodically visit the “Terms and Conditions” link at the bottom of our home page to review the most current version of the Terms and Conditions. You may use your browser to print copies of any updated Terms and Conditions.

Ownership

The Site is owned and operated by Galapagos NV (referred to as "Galapagos NV," "we," "us," or "our" herein). All content, data, information and other materials on or directly accessible from the Site, including without limitation all data accessible and retrievable through the SilenceSelect™ Site, are owned by Galapagos NV, its subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors and/or vendors. The Site is protected by Belgian and international copyright and trademark laws. Any rights not expressly granted by these Terms and Conditions or any applicable end user license agreements are reserved by Galapagos NV and/or its vendors and licensors. Any copies that you make of material or other content provided through the Site must contain the same copyright and other proprietary notices that appear with the material or content.

No Framing

You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to use, surround or enclose any of Galapagos NV's names, trademarks, service marks, logos, or other proprietary information (including; images, text, page layout, or form) of Galapagos NV and/or our affiliates or subsidiaries without Galapagos NV's express written consent.

Jurisdictional Issues

This Site is controlled and operated by Galapagos NV from its offices within Belgium. Galapagos NV makes no representation that materials in the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local or national laws, if and to the extent local or national laws are applicable.

Trademarks

Galapagos NV and FLeXSelect™, PhenoSelect™, AdenoSelect and SilenceSelect™ are registered trademarks owned by Galapagos NV and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. Galapagos NV's trademarks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Galapagos NV's, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Galapagos NV. All other trademarks, service marks and logos used in this Site are the trademarks, service marks or logos of their respective owners. Galapagos NV does not make any claims to the marks of others which might appear on the Site. You gain no right to use any marks of Galapagos NV or any other entity by virtue of your use of this Site.

Our Use of Your Data and Communications

Galapagos NV will maintain security procedures with respect to its access and maintenance information you submit in queries to the Site (hereinafter referred to as Data) which provide reasonably appropriate technical and organizational safeguards against unauthorized disclosure or access consistent with the following. By using the Site, you authorize and hereby grant Galapagos NV a limited, non-exclusive, royalty-free, world-wide, irrevocable license to reproduce, transmit, display, disclose, and otherwise use your Data solely for the purposes of processing your requests and transactions, maintaining and improving the Site, but not for exploiting your Data for other commercial purposes unless otherwise provided in a separate written agreement you may have with Galapagos NV.With the exception of your Data discussed above, you acknowledge that any communications or material of any kind that you e-mail, post, or transmit to or through the Site, including, questions, comments, suggestions and other information (your "Communications") will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary by Galapagos NV. By using the Site, you authorize and hereby grant Galapagos NV a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, world-wide, irrevocable license to reproduce, transmit, display, disclose, and otherwise use your Communications for reasonable business purposes.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SECURITY SAFEGUARDS, BY THEIR NATURE, ARE CAPABLE OF CIRCUMVENTION AND Galapagos NV DOES NOT AND CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT DATA OR OTHER INFORMATION CANNOT BE ACCESSED BY UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS CAPABLE OF OVERCOMING SUCH SAFEGUARDS. IN PARTICULAR, THE SITE MAY BE USED TO ACCESS AND TRANSFER INFORMATION, INCLUDING DATA, OVER THE INTERNET. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT Galapagos NV DOES NOT OPERATE OR CONTROL THE INTERNET AND THAT: (I) VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES, OR OTHER UNDESIRABLE DATA OR SOFTWARE; OR (II) UNAUTHORIZED USERS (e.g., HACKERS) MAY ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN ACCESS TO AND DAMAGE THE SITE AND/OR YOUR DATA AND/OR OTHER INFORMATION, COMPUTERS, AND/OR NETWORKS. Galapagos NV SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH ACTIVITIES. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SECURITY AND INTEGRITY OF YOUR INFORMATION AND SYSTEMS.Inquiries about the accuracy of identifying information previously submitted to Galapagos NV through its Site, or requests to have outdated information removed, should be directed to webmaster@galapagos.be.

Hyperlinking to this Site

Except as specifically provided in these Terms and Conditions, you may not create hyperlinks to this Site. You may provide hyperlinks to the Site on a non-commercial, not-for-profit Web site, or within any non-commercial analysis software application, freely accessible by the public at no charge, provided that "deep links" (e.g., hyperlinks other than to our homepage currently located at www.SilenceSelect.com and www.galapagosgenomics.com) must be in accordance with any additional terms, conditions and/or technical instructions that Galapagos NV may post on the Site from time-to-time. If you desire to link to this Site in any other manner, you must obtain Galapagos NV's written permission pursuant to an Agreement. You shall not link to this Site in any manner that states or implies any affiliation between you or your organization and Galapagos NV, or any sponsorship, approval or recommendation of you or your organization by Galapagos NV. Any permitted link to this Site must clearly identify Galapagos NV as the owner of this Site. Galapagos NV reserves the right to redirect any links to the Site to any page it chooses.

External Hyperlinks from the Site

The Site contains hyperlinks to third party Web sites. External hyperlinks to or from the Site do not constitute any endorsement or recommendation by Galapagos NV of any third party or its Web site, products, resources or other information. An external hyperlink to a site does not imply that Galapagos NV is affiliated with or sponsors the third party's Web site. Galapagos NV is not responsible for any software, data or other information available from any third party Web site. You are solely responsible for complying with all terms and conditions of use for the third party sites. You acknowledge that Galapagos NV shall have no liability for any damage or loss arising from your access to, use of or reliance on any third party site, software, data, or other information.

Acceptable Use

You must not transmit any material on or through the Site that (a) restricts any other user's enjoyment of the Site, (b) is unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, profane or otherwise offensive, (c) constitutes or encourages criminal conduct, gives rise to civil liability, or otherwise violates any law, (d) violates or infringes the rights of any third party including, without limitation, patent, copyright, trademark, privacy or any other proprietary right, (e) contains a virus or other harmful component, or (f) contains false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact. Galapagos NV reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation, government request, court order, subpoena or other legal process, or to edit or remove any information, in whole or in part, that in Galapagos NV's sole discretion is objectionable, disruptive to the Site or in violation of these Terms and Conditions.

Use of Robots

At this time, Galapagos NV does not permit the use of robots, spiders, crawlers or the like in connection with the Site without Galapagos NV's prior written permission. This restriction does not apply to the use of these mechanisms to index content of the Site for use in connection with search engines and other online directories.RegistrationFor some parts of the Site registration is required for you to access the Site. If you complete the registration form, then you represent that the information on your registration form is complete and accurate, and that you will promptly contact Galapagos NV to update this information if it changes. When registering, you must select a user ID and password. You are solely responsible for keeping your password confidential, and for all use of the Site with your password. You must immediately notify Galapagos NV of any known or suspected unauthorized use of your password.

Accuracy and Integrity of Information

Although Galapagos NV attempts to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the Site, it makes no guarantees whatsoever as to the correctness or accuracy of the Site. It is possible the Site may include typographical errors, inaccuracies or other errors, and that unauthorized additions, deletions and alterations could be made to the Site by third parties. In the event that an inaccuracy arises, please inform Galapagos NV so that it can be corrected. Information contained on the Site may be changed or updated without notice.

No Warranty

THE SITE AND ALL INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," WITH ALL FAULTS, AND "AS AVAILABLE". Galapagos NV DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT THE RESULTS OF ANY QUERY WILL BE COMPLETE OR ACCURATE. Galapagos NV DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SITE WILL BE CORRECTED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, Galapagos NV DOES NOT REPRESENT OR ENDORSE THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY SEQUENCE DATA, ANNOTATION, DESCRIPTION, IDENTIFICATION OR OTHER INFORMATION DISPLAYED, DISTRIBUTED, HYPERLINKED OR OTHERWISE REFERRED TO THROUGH THE SITE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, Galapagos NV DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NON-INFRINGEMENT, CONFORMITY TO ANY REPRESENTATION OR DESCRIPTION, MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY OF INFORMATION, QUIET ENJOYMENT, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Limitation of Liability

NEITHER Galapagos NV, NOR ITS LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS, WILL BE LIABLE UNDER ANY THEORY FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING FROM THE YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN, HOWEVER ARISING, EVEN IF Galapagos NV OR ITS REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS LIMITATION DOES NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT IT IS PROHIBITED BY LAW.YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND/OR HYPERLINKED WEB SITES IS TO STOP USING THE SITE AND/OR THOSE SERVICES.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and defend Galapagos NV from any claim (including attorneys fees and costs) arising from your (a) use of the Site, (b) violation of any third party right, or (c) breach of any of these Terms and Conditions. You agree to cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim. Galapagos NV reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification under this section and, in any event, you agree not to settle any such matter without the prior written consent of Galapagos NV.

Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement

Galapagos NV respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Galapagos NV the following information:
1. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest, 
2. a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, 
3. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site, 
4. your address, telephone number, and email address, 
5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law and 
6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

Investors - Disclaimer Regarding Forward Looking Statements

All statements in the Site that are not historical are "forward-looking statements", including statements regarding Galapagos NV' "expectations," "beliefs," "hopes," "intentions," "strategies," or the like. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially for Galapagos NV from those projected, including, but not limited to, risks of the Company's ability to achieve and sustain higher levels of revenue, higher gross margins, reduced operating expenses, uncertainties relating to technological approaches, product development, manufacturing, market acceptance, personnel retention, uncertainties related to cost and pricing of Galapagos NV products, dependence on collaborative partners, uncertainties relating to sole source suppliers, regulatory approvals, competition, risks relating to intellectual property of others and the uncertainties of patent protection and litigation. Galapagos NV undertakes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements.

General

Except as provided below, these Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between Galapagos NV and you pertaining to the subject matter hereof. We may, in our sole discretion, revise these Terms and Conditions from time-to-time by updating this posting. You should periodically visit this page to review the current Terms and Conditions, so you are aware of any revisions to which you are bound. Certain provisions of these Terms and Conditions may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages within this Site. The parties agree that any and all disputes, claims or controversies arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions that are not resolved by mutual agreement shall be submitted to the courts of Mechelen Belgium and shall be governed by the laws of Belgium. If you have any questions concerning these Terms and Conditions please write: Galapagos NV, Generaal De Wittelaan L11 A3, B-2800 Mechelen, Belgium, Attention: Legal Counsel.
If you have any questions concerning SilenceSelect or you desire to contact Galapagos NV for any reason, please write: Galapagos NV, Generaal De Wittelaan L11 A3, B-2800 Mechelen, Belgium, Attention: Business Development.

 
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