Terms of use and Conditions

This page describes the terms and conditions that apply to all Internet users visiting this site. By consulting them you unconditionally undertake to comply with them. As terms and conditions may be amended at any time, without prior notice, we advise you to consult them regularly.

  1. Intellectual property

    This site belongs to and is operated by Aventis Pharma Limited trading as Sanofi, (hereinafter “Sanofi”) belonging to the Sanofi Group. The layout and each of the components, including trademarks, logos and domain names, appearing on the site www.VTEMatters.co.uk (hereinafter the "Site"), are protected by current laws on intellectual property, and belong to Sanofi or its subsidiaries, or their use is the subject of an authorisation.

    No component of the Site may be copied, reproduced, modified, uploaded, distorted, altered, edited, downloaded, denatured, transmitted or distributed in any way whatsoever, on any medium whatsoever, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of Sanofi, except solely for use for press requirements conditional on compliance with intellectual property rights and any other property rights that are mentioned. Only copying for private use is authorised for your own personal, private, non-commercial use, on your personal computer, on condition that all intellectual property rights and all other property rights are respected.

    The following statement should appear on any authorised copy of all or part of the content of the Site: "SANOFI COPYRIGHT 2014".

    Any authorised use of items composing or shown on the Site must not be denatured, changed or altered in any way whatsoever.

    Sanofi or its subsidiaries reserve the right to take legal action against any breach of its intellectual property rights.

  2. Nature of information

    Information, especially financial, published on the Site shall not be considered as an encouragement to invest. It should not under any circumstances be interpreted as prospecting or as a public offering, nor is it an offer to subscribe, buy or swap shares or other securities in Sanofi and/or its subsidiaries concerned. Sanofi draws your attention to the fact that financial information posted on the Site is regularly updated (if financial information is provided on-line).

    The Site may offer opinions by experts consulted in a particular field in relation to the content of the Site or excerpts from press articles. Any such information solely represents the opinion of the expert consulted or the publication, and is not necessarily the opinion of the Sanofi Group. Any such experts are not employees of the Sanofi Group and do not receive any emoluments in exchange for Sanofi using their opinion. Sanofi is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of any such information and opinions. Experts’ opinions reflect their own personal views and should never be interpreted as being the opinion or responsibility of Sanofi.

    The Site also includes information on health, physical condition, the medical field and medical treatments solely for human use. Said information is published on the Site for information purposes only and is no substitute for the advice of your physician or pharmacist. The information should not be used under any circumstances to make a medical diagnosis of an illness or physical problem, or for prescribing or using drugs presented on the Site. In all instances you should refer to your physician or pharmacist.

  3. Links to other sites

    The liability of Sanofi or of the Sanofi parent company shall not be incurred by a third party site that can be accessed via the Site. We do not have any way of controlling the content of such third party sites which remain entirely independent of Sanofi.

    Moreover, the existence of a link between the Site and a third party site does not under any circumstances mean that sanofi-aventis approves the content of that site in any way whatsoever and in particular the use that may be made of it. 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".

    External sites may include hypertext links to the Site. Any such links should not be created without the express prior consent of Sanofi. In any case, Sanofi is not in any way liable for the non-availability of such sites and Sanofi does not scrutinise, check or approve them and is not responsible for contents, advertising, products or other components available on or via those sites.

  4. Personal information and other information

    1. Sanofi will not disclose to third parties personal data about you that you may convey to it by e-mail. It will only be used with a view to providing you with an answer as effectively as possible.

      In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in the United Kingdom and the European Communities (Data Protection) Regulations 2001 in the Republic of Ireland, you have the right to access, alter, rectify and delete personal data that concerns you. To do so, request as follows:

      On-line: gfd-webmaster@sanofi.com

      By post:

      Aventis Pharma Limited trading as Sanofi
      One Onslow Street
      Surrey, GU1 4YS

    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. Consequently, the act of sending it to us alone gives 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

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

    Consequently, and except for property damage resulting from gross or intentional negligence by Sanofi, the latter declines any liability:

    • for any inaccuracy, error or omission as regards information available 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, indirect or consequential loss (including but not limited to any loss of income or revenue; loss of business; loss of profits or contracts; loss of anticipated savings; loss of data; loss of goodwill or wasted management or office time), for any reason, of any origin, nature or with any consequences whatsoever, even if Sanofi had been warned of the possibility of such damage or loss, caused (i) because of any access to the Site or because it was impossible to access it, (ii) because of the use of the Site, including any harm or virus that may infect your computer or any other property, and/or (iii) because of the credence given to any information coming directly or indirectly from the Site.

    The components of the Site or of any other site are provided "as is" without any guarantee of any kind, whether implicit or explicit. Sanofi does not offer any implicit or explicit guarantee, relative, without limitation, to their market value or suitability for any given purpose.

  6. Availability of the web site

    You acknowledge (i) that it is technically impossible to provide the Site free from any defect and that Sanofi 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 Sanofi does not control, such, for example, as means of transmission and communication between you and Sanofi and between Sanofi and other networks.

    Sanofi and/or its suppliers may, at any time, alter or interrupt, temporarily or permanently, all or part of the Site to undertake maintenance and/or make improvements and/or changes to the Site. Sanofi is not responsible for any alteration, suspension or interruption of the Site.

  7. Viruses, Hacking and Other Offences

    You must not misuse the Site by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which the Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Site. You must not attack the Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.

    By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Site will cease immediately.

    We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

  8. 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 Sanofi subsidiary or your Sanofi sales partner for any information about the products, programmes and services available to you.

  9. Legal provisions

    The Site and its content are governed by the laws of the United Kingdom, and any disputes relating thereto are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of the United Kingdom.

  10. Terms and conditions

    1. Publisher of the Site:
      Aventis Pharma Limited trading as Sanofi

      One Onslow Street,
      GU1 4YS
      Tel: 01483 505 515

      Company registration number 01535640

    2. Head of Publication:
      Fergus McCallum

      Aventis Pharma Limited trading as Sanofi
      One Onslow Street
      GU1 4YS

    3. Site hosting:
      Aventis Pharma Limited trading as Sanofi

      One Onslow Street
      GU1 4YS

      Tel: 01483 505 515

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