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Terms and Conditions of Use

Any access to and use of this website, without exception, is subject to applicable law and these Terms and Conditions of Use. If you do not consent with them, please do not use this website.

This website has been developed and is administered and enhanced by KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG (hereinafter referred to as KARL STORZ). We reserve the right to discontinue or make partial or complete modifications to this website, the General Terms and Conditions of Use, of Business, or of Sale and Delivery, either permanently or temporarily and without prior announcement solely at our own discretion. Access to and use of our website is subject to the version of the General Conditions of Use that is current at the time of the visit. We therefore ask that when you next visit this website, you review them again to take note of any changes and/or additions.

Without exception, this website addresses and is meant for use by natural or legal persons or partnerships acting at the time of use in a commercial capacity or in a capacity as self-employed professionals. Any other persons are not authorized to use it.

Non-binding content

All contents on this website, especially published information, documents, and illustrations, have been investigated with great care. Nevertheless, they serve information purposes only and are non-binding; this particularly applies to KARL STORZ services. Providing this information does not represent a binding offer nor any guarantee of characteristics or warranty. Any commercial use or use as a basis for business or medical decisions is unauthorized unless permitted by a mutual agreement in written form.

Right of use

If no other author or holder of a right is expressly identified, all contents published are the sole property of KARL STORZ. The permission to use them (simple, non-transferable right of use) is granted on the proviso that there will be no commercial exploitation or other use for commercial or medical purposes or as basis for such decisions. The right of use is furthermore subject to the restriction that the information is not modified in any way and any illustrations from the website, such as pictures and logos, are used only in conjunction with the accompanying text. Any copying or distribution in whole or in part is subject to written permission by KARL STORZ.

Linking provisions

Any kind of link to our website, whether in whole or in part, is subject to written permission by KARL STORZ.

Trademarks and logos

Product names, illustrations, images and logos are proprietary marks/rights of KARL STORZ, its affiliated companies, licensors, and/or business partners. Any use of such proprietary marks/rights or other materials without express written consent is expressly prohibited. Any unauthorized use may constitute an infringement of copyrights, trademarks, or other proprietary rights of KARL STORZ and may be prosecuted under civil and criminal law.

Use at one's own risk and virus protection

You may use this website and the Internet presence of KARL STORZ at your own risk. To the extent that KARL STORZ offers downloads free of charge, the data on systems of KARL STORZ and its agents were checked for known malware, such as viruses, Trojan horses, etc. We nevertheless ask that in your own interest, you take appropriate measures for virus protection because KARL STORZ data may be infected with malware when being transmitted via the Internet, where they are outside our technical control.

Websites of third-party vendors and links

This website contains some links or references to third-party websites. They were chosen on the basis of the homepage accessible at the time of setting the link ("surface link"). We have no influence on any unwanted and possibly illegal contents on lower levels of the website, or on later changes. Therefore any link to third-party websites does not represent KARL STORZ approval of such third-party content, and KARL STORZ cannot accept any responsibility for the availability or the contents of such websites. Links to other websites are provided merely for the sake of convenience.

Limited liability

The contents and information provided on this website have been compiled with professional diligence. Nevertheless, this website is designed purely for the purpose of providing non-binding information and presenting KARL STORZ and its products and services. KARL STORZ cannot guarantee the completeness or correctness of the information on this website. Information on this website does not substitute the thorough study of any current product information and operating and safety instructions enclosed with purchased products. This website does not imply any warranty of fitness for a special purpose.

Insofar as any claims against KARL STORZ may arise from the content of the website or the information available from KARL STORZ, the liability of KARL STORZ and its agents shall be limited to cases of intent and gross negligence unless material contractual duties or any warranties are breached or damage arises as a result of injury to life, limb, or health or of the German Product Liability Act (“ProdHaftG”).


Some functions on this website require registration. When registering, you must provide accurate, correct, current, and complete information.

Some functions on this website also require a password. Protecting your password is your responsibility. You are responsible for all statements, actions, and omissions made using your password unless your password is used based on circumstances beyond your control. You must immediately notify KARL STORZ if you suspect that your password has been lost, stolen, or otherwise used without authorization. Unless KARL STORZ is informed otherwise, we will attribute all communications received under your password to you.

KARL STORZ reserves the right to freely decide whether to grant or activate access to the password-protected, restricted-access area of this website, particularly as regards commercial entities. Even after allowing an entity to register, KARL STORZ reserves the right to revoke or block access for justified reasons, particularly in case of violation of statutory provisions or prohibitions or of rights of third parties or in case of offenses against common decency.

Customer information

Users of this website are fully responsible for the content and correctness of information they send to KARL STORZ and guarantee that no third-party rights are violated by its transmission and intended use. Users consent to KARL STORZ storing such information and using it for the purpose of statistical analysis or for any other specified business purpose unless the information involves personal information that goes beyond inventory data or usage data as defined in Sections 14 and 15 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG).

Information on medical devices

Illustrations in catalogs and other publications are intended for information purposes only and may differ from the product delivered in case of later order placement. They particularly do not represent warranties or guarantees of type, appearance, or quality. Only the information provided at the specific order placement is binding.


This website may contain information about products that are not yet officially approved in all countries in which KARL STORZ operates. Before ordering, using, or planning a product, please contact the local KARL STORZ subsidiary to ensure local product availability and approval.

Applicable law

Any legal claims or legal disputes arising in conjunction with this website or its use are subject to the law of the Federal Republic of Germany, with the exception of the provisions of international private law and the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

Place of jurisdiction

If you are a person carrying on a trade or business subject to the German Commercial Code (“HGB”) or a public authority, a state-funded corporation, or have no general place of jurisdiction in Germany, the district court of Rottweil, Germany, shall have exclusive jurisdiction for all disputes related to this website or its use. The aforesaid shall not apply where the applicable law states a different exclusive jurisdiction or the dispute affects non-pecuniary claims dedicated to the local courts regardless of the amount in dispute.