Legal Disclaimer

Merck as a healthcare company has utmost cares for general public health and aimed to contributes to conduct health educational program on thyroid disease for general public by providing the thyroid symptom checker and thyroid awareness website to increase health awareness of general public where they are able to do their own health self-assessment on thyroid risk disease and understand the importance of seeking further advice from healthcare professional for those who have high risk on thyroid disease to continue manage their health condition.

Merck always aim to be transparent in conducting any of its program, and to provide a clear and full understanding regarding this educational program, please read the disclaimer below:

  • The thyroid symptom checker and thyroid awareness website (shall be referred to as “Educational Program”) is provided by Merck solely for educational purpose to increase health awareness on thyroid disease for general public.
  • This Educational Program is not intended to induce, recommend, promote healthcare services of any healthcare service providers and/or healthcare professionals, as well as to recommend, prescribe, dispense, purchase, supply, sell, administer, refer, arrange for, order or use a Merck pharmaceutical Product.
  • When reading this website, please remember that the information contained herein is intended for general reference only. As a result of ongoing medical advances and developments, the information herein may not always be completely up to date and, for this reason, such information is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis.
  • This website shall not be used or understood as a substitute for healthcare professional advice and is not to be used for diagnosis of any health problem or disease. Patients should always consult a doctor or another healthcare professional for medical advice or information about diagnosis and treatment.
  • The results derived from the use of thyroid symptom checker shall only be used as a reference to raise health awareness of such user and shall not be used to rely on any health treatment without being further consult with healthcare professional.
  • Any participants who participate in this Educational Program have their full rights and independence to choose any healthcare professional and/or healthcare service providers according to their preferences to further consult for their health condition, outside of the consultation options provided through this Educational Program.
  • Merck fully respect independency of any individuals, patients, healthcare professional and healthcare service providers for their decisions in relation any individual health conditions, diagnosis, treatment.
  • Merck is not intended to interfere any patient and healthcare professional relationship, and not intended to influence any diagnosis process and treatment decision between patient and healthcare professional.
  • Merck is not collecting any health results data from any health consultation carried out between patient and healthcare professional.
  • Merck is not paying any fees for any healthcare professionals who provide health consultation services in relation to Educational Program.
  • Merck has collaborated with healthcare partners such as patient organization and healthcare provider for this Educational Program solely for the purpose of education, and to broaden target reach of this educational program to general public, where Merck is open to collaborate with more healthcare partners for this Educational Program.
  • Donations provided by Merck to nonprofit institutions, organizations, or associations related to patient care or improving healthcare quality to provide free TSH test to general public or patients is Merck’s efforts and commitment to the communities on health initiatives, an area where Merck can really leverage its expertise to help solve problems. Merck provides donation without intent to receive a tangible return or something of value in exchange for the support.