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Legal Notice

This page describes the terms and conditions governing the use of the website www.fakemedicinesrealdanger.com (hereinafter the "Site").

By visiting the Site, you undertake to comply with these terms and conditions (hereinafter “Terms”) without reservation.

As the Terms may be amended at any time, without prior notice, we advise you to consult them regularly.

1. Nature of information

The Site belongs to and is operated by sanofi-aventis Groupe, the French company registered with the French Company Register under n° B 403 335 938, having a capital of 76 493 456 Euros and its registered office 54 rue La Boétie, 75008 Paris, France (hereinafter the “Company”).

The Site is intended to provide information on the dangers related to fake drugs. On the website, we can find definition of Counterfeit medicines and their negative impact on health. The site is also intended to deliver advices when buying medicines on the Internet and when traveling in some at risk countries.

The content of this Site is intended to a worldwide audience. It is not intended for medical advice or discussion about the Company’s drugs or other companies’ drugs, or to report any side effects that may be associated with the Company’s products or products of other companies.

The Company is not engaged in rendering medical advice or medical services. The Site may contain information related to health, medical domain or medical treatment. This type of information is provided through the Site 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 to use any medicines presented in the Site. You should always consult your physician or pharmacist for medical diagnosis or medical treatment.

The Site is not intended to be used to report health concerns, adverse events or product technical complaints, or to ask technical or medical questions regarding the Company’s products or other companies’ medical products. In all instances you should refer to your physician or pharmacist.

The information provided through the Site may contain information or details regarding the Company activities that are not available or accessible in every country. If you have specific questions about Sanofi activities please contact your local Sanofi office. These can be found at www.sanofi.com.

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 experts or journalists are not employees of the the Company and do not receive any compensation from the Company for the use of their opinion. The Company is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of any information or opinions set forth in such materials. Expert’s and journalist’s opinion reflects only the personal view of that expert or journalist, and in no case shall it be regarded as the opinion or responsibility of the Company or the Sanofi Group.

The information, notably financial information or information on the activity of the Sanofi Group, published on the Site is provided for information purposes only and 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 the Company shares or any other securities issued by the Company and/or its subsidiaries.

2. Intellectual property

The Site belongs to and is operated by the Company belonging to the Sanofi Group. The layout and each of the components, including trademarks, logos and domain names, appearing on the Site, are protected by current laws on intellectual property, and belong to either (i) the company SANOFI, the French company registered with the French Company Register under n° B 395 030 844, having its registered office 54 rue La Boétie, 75008 Paris, France or its subsidiaries, or (ii) third-parties and are used by the Company pursuant to an authorization granted by their respective owner.

To the extent permitted by applicable law, no component of the Site may be copied, reproduced, altered, amended, downloaded, denatured, transmitted or distributed in any way whatsoever, on any medium whatsoever, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the Company or of their respective owner, should the right over the element be owned by a third party. Only copying for private use is authorised for your own personal, private, non-commercial use, on your personal computer.

The following statement should appear on any authorised copy of all or part of the content of the Site: "COPYRIGHT 2013-2017 – SANOFI-AVENTIS GROUP - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED".

Any authorized use of the elements composing or displayed on the Site must not be distorted, modified or altered in any way whatsoever.

The Company and its subsidiaries reserve the right to take legal action against any breach of their intellectual property rights.

3. Hyperlinks to other sites and applications

The Site may contain hyperlinks to websites and applications that are not owned or controlled by the Company. The Company has no way of controlling the content of these third-party’s websites and applications which remain totally independent of the Company. The Company shall not be held responsible for any content of a third party’s website or application to which you access through a hyperlink contained in the Site.

In addition, the existence of a hyperlink from the Site to a third-party’s website or application does not mean that the Company approves or endorses the content of such third-party website or application and the use thereof in any way whatsoever and in particular the use that may be made of it. In any case, the Company is not in any way liable for the non-availability of such websites and applications and the Company does not scrutinise, check or approve such websites and applications and is not responsible for contents, advertising, products or other components available on or via those websites and applications.

In addition, you are responsible for taking the precautions necessary to prevent any infection from the Site, in particular by one or more computer viruses, Trojan horses or any other "parasite".

Third-party’s websites and applications may contain hyperlinks to the Site. Any such hyperlinks should not be installed without the Company’s express prior consent. The Company does neither review, nor control nor approve the content of the third-party’s websites and application containing hyperlink to the Site and cannot be held responsible for such hyperlinks or the content of the third party’s websites or application on which they are installed.

4. Personal information and other information

4.1 The Company will not disclose to third parties personal data about you that you may convey to it by e-mail or by using the Site. It will only be used with a view to providing you with an answer as effectively as possible.

If you decide to send an email to the address found in the “Contacts” section, the Company may process your contact details and any information that you communicate to it in order to respond to you.

With your prior consent, through cookies, the company will also process the data of connections to the Site for anonymous statistics of such use.

The data collected will be used by the Company personnel and its related companies dealing with anti-counterfeit activities.

The data may also be transferred to third-party data processors in order to process the information in the ways described above, notably, Google Analytics and Xiti to create any aggregated statistical data.

In accordance with local legislation the French Data Protection Act (law no. 78-17) of 6 January 1978 as amended relating to data processing, data files and individual liberties, you have the right to access, alter, rectify and delete personal data that concerns you. To do so, request as follows:

  • On-line: Anticounterfeit.Coordination@sanofi.com
  • By post: sanofi-aventis Groupe
    Anti-Counterfeiting coordination, Geoffroy Bessaud
    54, rue La Boétie - 75008 Paris – France

4.2 The Site is not intended to receive confidential information from you. Consequently, and except for personal data mentioned above, any information, whatever its form - document, data, graphic, question, suggestion, concept, comment or other - that you send us via the Site, will not under any circumstances be deemed confidential. Therefore, the only act of sending it to us grants us the right to use it, reproduce it, publish it, alter it or send it with a view to dealing with your request.

5. Limitations on liability

The Company strives to the best of its ability to ensure that information contained on the Site is accurate and up-to-date. It reserves the right to correct content at any time, without prior notice. However, the Company cannot guarantee that the information available on the Site is accurate, correct, up-to-date or complete.

Consequently, and except for property damage directly resulting from gross or intentional negligence by the Company, the latter cannot be held liable for:

  • for any imprecision, inaccuracy, error or omission as regards information provided on the Site;
  • for any damage resulting from fraudulent intrusion by a third party resulting in an alteration of information or items made available on the Site
  • and more broadly, for any property damage or consequential loss, for any reason, of any origin, nature or with any consequences whatsoever, even whilst the Company had been a of the possibility of such damage or loss, 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 equipment or any other product, and/or (iii) credit given to any information provided directly or indirectly by the Site.

The content and other components of the Site are provided "as is" without any kind of warranty, whether express or implied. The Company does not offer any express or implied warranty, relative, without limitation, to their market value or fitness for any particular purpose.

6. Availability of the Site

You acknowledge (i) that it is technically impossible to provide the Site free from any defect and that the Company cannot undertake to do so; (ii) that defects may lead to the Site being temporarily unavailable; and that (iii) operation of the Site can be affected by events and/or matters that the Company does not control, such, for example, as means of transmission and communication between you and the Company and between the Company and other networks.
The Company and/or its suppliers may, at any time, alter or interrupt, temporarily or permanently, all or part of the Site notably to undertake maintenance and/or make improvements and/or changes to the Site. The Company is not responsible for any alteration, suspension or interruption of the Site.

7. Information on products

Information included and published on the Site may include direct or indirect references to products, programmes and services of the Sanofi Group that are not announced or available in some countries or some regions or that may be supplied under a different name and may be subject to regulations and terms of use that differ depending on the country. Such references do not mean that the Sanofi Group intends to sell those products, programmes or services in your country. Refer to the local affiliate of the Company or your Sanofi sales partner for any information about the products, programmes and services available in your jurisdiction.

8. Governing law and attribution of jurisdiction

The Site and its content are governed by the Laws of construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of France, without regard to principles of conflict of laws and any claim or dispute in connection with the Site shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in France.

9. Language

The Terms are available in French and English languages. In the event of discrepancy between the French and the English versions of the Terms, you acknowledge that the French version will prevail.

10. Legal Notice

10.1. Publisher of the Site:

sanofi-aventis Groupe
54, rue La Boétie
FR - 75008 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 53 77 40 00.

Sanofi-aventis Groupe is a French company registered with the French Company Register under n° B 403 335 938, having a capital of 76 493 456 Euros and its registered office 54 rue La Boétie, 75008 Paris, France.

10.2. Publishing Director:

Gilles Lhernoud

10.3. Site hosting:

BT France SAS
Immeuble Jean Monnet
11, place des Vosges
92061 Paris La Défense Cedex
Tel : +33 (0)1 44 97 70 00

11. Photo / video credits:

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