Terms of use

The smartphone and tablet application Touch HS and the related website touchs.idrosadenitesuppurativa.it (hereinafter jointly the "Application") were developed and are owned by AbbVie S.r.l., with registered office in Campoverde di Aprilia (LT), SS 148 Pontina Km 52, Italy ("AbbVie"). The provider of the hosting service is Exmachina srl, with registered office at Via Savona 123, Milan, Italy, tax code and VAT number 11982070150, who relies on Equinix colocation service.

Before using the Application, users must read and accept these terms of use of the Application.

By using the Application, the user expressly accepts:

i) the contents of these Terms of Use of the Application, and ii) that AbbVie is not and will not be responsible for any decisions or actions taken or not taken as a result of the use of this Application.

Use of the Application

AbbVie grants the user a limited, non-exclusive and non-transferable user license to the Application.

If AbbVie identifies a breach of the terms of use of the Application, AbbVie may, at any time and without notice, terminate the user license and delete all data saved by the user in the user's private area without incurring any liability.

Any use of the Application for purposes other than those provided for in these terms of use or in conflict with applicable legislation is prohibited.

AbbVie reserves the right to modify or remove part or all of the Application and/or the terms and conditions of use without notice. AbbVie may make modifications at its own discretion. Each time a user accesses the Application they are required to view the terms of use again to verify whether they have been updated or modified.
The Application may be downloaded free of charge and is intended for Physicians. The Application supports the Physician in observing lesions caused by the condition hidradenitis suppurativa using the following clinical scores: Hurley, HS-PGA and HiSCR.

Full use of the Application requires access to the Internet and the website touchs.idrosadenitesuppurativa.it, the sole property of AbbVie, which enables the Physician, after registering and logging in with a username and password, to enter their personal data and pseudonymized data (i.e., personal data containing identifying elements, such as given name and surname, that are replaced by an alphanumerical code) on the patients to be classified.

AbbVie will delete data entered by the Physician in a specific patient file if photographs saved by the Physician allow the patient to be identified.

The Application is not designed to diagnose, treat, alleviate, cure, prevent or manage any disease. The Application may not be used as a replacement for a medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment of any disease or health problem. Users must not rely exclusively on the information contained in the Application to diagnose, treat, cure, prevent, manage or otherwise attend to health problems. Non-physician users must refer to their treating physicians for any diagnoses, treatments, cures or doubts and/or questions of any kind.

All texts, images and logos contained in the Application, with the exception of the data entered by the user, are the property of AbbVie. Consequently, users:

  • are not permitted to modify any Information contained on the Website without the prior written authorization of AbbVie;
  • are not permitted to use the Application's graphics;
  • are permitted to download or print only the data and results that they have recorded in their own private area.

Intellectual property rights and patents

The use, reproduction and dissemination, of the Application, in whole or in part, is protected by exclusive intellectual property rights, patents and trademarks held by AbbVie and AbbVie Group companies.

Users do not have any right to economic exploitation of the Application.

The use of any AbbVie trademark, trade name or graphic design without prior written authorization from AbbVie is not permitted.

Warranty disclaimer

Users recognize that the Application is provided "as is" and "as available".

AbbVie does not provide any warranty that:

  • the Application can meet the user's needs and that its use and operation will be uninterrupted, precise, secure and free of errors; or
  • any results obtained by use of the Application will be correct and accurate.

Limitations of liability

The information contained in the Application must be used as a reference resource and not as a complete reference.

AbbVie has compiled the Information on the basis of internal and external sources, to the best of its current knowledge and ability and according to standards of professional due diligence. Health information changes frequently. The Information contained in the Application might therefore be obsolete, incomplete or incorrect.

By accepting these terms of use, the user undertakes to indemnify and hold AbbVie and the Abbvie Group companies harmless against any charges, expenses or damages that may result from the use of the Application by users contrary to applicable legislation and these terms of use.

AbbVie cannot be held liable for:

  • any damages or viruses that affect users' IT devices as a result of access to, use, or browsing in the Application;
  • damages caused by access to, inability to access, use of or inability to use the Application.

Contract with the user

By downloading, installing or using the Application, and/or by accessing the service from the related website, the user represents and warrants that they are legally bound by this agreement, which the user has read in its entirety and clearly understood.