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This page describes the legal instructions which apply to every Internet-user visiting this site. In consulting this site you undertake to respect these instructions without reservation. We advise you to consult these instructions regularly, as they may be modified from time to time and without notice.
1. Intellectual property
This site is owned and operated by sanofi-aventis Groupe, part of the Sanofi Group. The presentation and each of the materials, including trademarks, logos and domain names, posted on the web site located at www.sanofi.com (hereinafter the “Site”), are protected by the applicable laws as regards Intellectual Property, and are owned by Sanofi or its subsidiaries, or have been subjected to authorisation of use granted to it.
No material from the Site may be copied, reproduced, modified, republished, uploaded, distorted, transmitted or distributed in any way, on any support, in total or in part, without Sanofi Groupe’s prior written consent, except for press use only, on condition that intellectual property rights and all other property rights are respected. The only authorized copies are for personal, non-commercial, home use.
The following notice shall appear on all copies of whole or part of the content of the Site: “COPYRIGHT SANOFI 2004-2013. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED”.
All authorized use of visuals, whether constituting the site or included within it, must not be distorted, modified or altered in any way whatsoever.
Sanofi or its subsidiaries reserve the right to take legal action against any counterfeit of its intellectual property rights.
2. Nature of information
The information, notably financial information, provided on the Site shall not be considered as an invitation to invest. They shall not be interpreted as canvassing or public offering, and do not constitute either an offer to subscribe, purchase, or deal in Sanofi shares or any other securities issued by Sanofi and/or its subsidiaries. Sanofi-aventis Groupe draws your attention to the fact that financial information posted on the Site are regularly updated.
As the case may be, expert opinions concerning a particular area in relation with the content of the Site shall be posted on the Site, or extracts from press articles. Such information represents only the opinions of the respective experts or of the newspaper, which opinions are not necessarily those of the Sanofi Group. Such experts are not employees of the Sanofi Group and do not receive any compensation from sanofi-aventis Groupe for the use of their opinion. Sanofi-aventis Groupe is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of any information or opinions set forth in such materials. Expert advice reflects only the personal view of that expert, and in no case shall it be regarded as the opinion or responsibility of sanofi-aventis Groupe.
Moreover, the Site contains information relating to health, fitness, the medical domain and various kinds of medical treatment reserved exclusively for use by human beings. This is for information purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or pharmacist. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing any illness or physical problem or in order to prescribe or use any medication presented on the Site. You should always consult your own physician or pharmacist.
3. Links to other sites
The responsibility of sanofi-aventis Groupe will not be called into account with regard to any third-party site to which you may have gained access via the Site. We have no way of controlling the content of these third-party sites which remain totally independent of sanofi-aventis Groupe. In addition, the existence of a link between the Site and any third party site in no way implies that sanofi-aventis Groupe in any way approves of the content of this site, or, moreover, any use to which such content may be put.
Furthermore, it is your responsibility to take the necessary precautions to prevent the Site being contaminated by, including, but not limited to, one or more “viruses”, “Trajan horses” or any other “parasites”.
External sites may contain hyperlinks leading to the Site. Any such hyperlink shall not be installed without sanofi-aventis Groupe’s express prior consent. In any case, sanofi-aventis Groupe is in no way responsible for the unavailability of such external sites and sanofi-aventis Groupe does not review, control, approve, nor is it responsible for any content, advertising, products or other materials available on or accessible via those sites.
4. Nominative information and other information
4.1 Sanofi-aventis Groupe will not divulge to any third party personal information concerning you which you may communicate via electronic mail.
This information will be used for the sole purpose of replying to you in the most efficient way possible.
In accordance with the French law “Loi n°2004-801 du 6 août 2004, Loi relative à la protection des personnes physiques à l’égard des traitements de données personnelles et modifiant la loi n°78-17 du 06 janvier 1978 relative à l’informatique, aux fichiers et aux libertés”, you have a right to access, to modify, to rectify and to suppress any personal data concerning you, simply by requesting it:
4.2 The Site is not designed to receive any confidential information which you may submit.
As a result, and with the exception of the personal data outlined above, all information, whatever form it is in: document, data, graphics, questions, suggestions, concepts, remarks or other - which you communicate on the Site will in no way be considered as confidential. As result of this, the simple fact of your transmitting this data to us grants us the right to use, reproduce, diffuse or modify this data, or to transmit it in the aim of processing your request.
5. Limitations of liability
Sanofi-aventis Groupe makes every effort to ensure to the best of its abilities the accuracy and updating of the information broadcast on the Site, whose content the company reserves the right to change at any time and without prior notice. Nonetheless, sanofi-aventis Groupe cannot fully guarantee the accuracy, precision, updating or exhaustiveness of the information made available on the Site. As a result, and with the exception of direct damage resulting from wilful misconduct or gross negligence by sanofi-aventis Groupe, the latter cannot be held liable for:
- any imprecision, inaccuracy or omission relative to the information provided on the Site;
- any damage resulting from fraudulent intrusion by a third party leading to the modification of the information or materials provided on the Site;
- in a more general way, any damage, direct or indirect, regardless of its cause, origin, nature or consequences, even whilst sanofi-aventis Groupe has been aware of the possibility of such damage, whether it be the result of (i) access or inability to access the Site, (ii) the use of the Site, including any damage or virus which may infect your computer system or any other product, and/or (iii) credit given to any information provided directly or indirectly by the Site.
The materials in the Site and all other sites are provided “as is”, without any kind of warranty, whether express or implied. Sanofi-aventis Groupe does not offer any express or implied warranty relative without limitation to their merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
6. Availability of the web site
You acknowledge that (i) it is technically impossible that the Site will be provided free of defaults and that sanofi-aventis Groupe cannot take any responsibility for this, (ii) that defaults may lead to the temporary unavailability of the Site, and that (iii) the operation of the Site may be adversely affected by conditions and performances outside sanofi-aventis Groupe’s control, such as, for example, transmission and telecommunication links between sanofi-aventis Groupe and you and between sanofi-aventis Groupe and other systems and networks.
Sanofi-aventis Groupe and/or its suppliers may, at any time, temporarily or in permanently modify or interrupt, all or part of the Site in order to perform maintenance work and/or make improvements and/or changes to the Site. Sanofi-aventis Groupe is not liable for any modification to or suspension or interruption of the Site.
7. Information on the products
The information contained and broadcast on the Site may contain direct or indirect references to products, programs and services of the Sanofi Group which are not proposed or available in certain countries or regions, or which may be offered under a different trademark, and which may be subject to different regulations and conditions of use according to the country. Such references do not imply any intention on the part of the Sanofi Group to sell these products, programs or services in your country. Please consult the local Sanofi Group subsidiary or your Sanofi Group commercial partner for any information concerning the products, programs and services which are available in your region / country.
8. Legal framework
The Site and its content are governed by the Laws of France. Any possible litigation refering to the Site and its content will come under the competence of French Courts.
9. Legal notice
9.1 Site Editor
54, rue La Boétie
FR - 75008 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 77 40 00
Sanofi-aventis Groupe, a corporation (société anonyme) with a capital of 76,493,456 Euros, registered in the Paris Trade and Company Register under Number 403 335 938.
9.2 Publishing Director and Managing Editor
Senior Vice President, Communications
9.3 Site Hosting
Immeuble Jean Monnet
11, place des Vosges
FR - 92061 Paris La Défense Cedex
Tel.: +33 (0)1 44 97 70 00
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