This page describes the terms and conditions governing the use of the website lehub.sanofi.com/en (hereinafter the Site”).

By visiting the Site you unconditionally undertake to comply with these terms and conditions.

As terms and conditions may be amended at any time, without prior notice, we advise you to consult them regularly.

1. Intellectual property

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 its registered office 54 rue la Boétie, 75008 Paris, France (hereinafter the “Company”) belonging to the French parent company Sanofi Group (hereinafter, “SANOFI”). The layout and each of the components, including trademarks, logos and domain names, appearing on the Site lehub.sanofi.com/en are protected by current laws on intellectual property, and belong to SANOFI, or its subsidiaries, including Company, or their use is the subject of an authorization.

No component of the Site may be copied, reproduced, 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 the Company, 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 authorized for your own personal, private, non-commercial use, on your personal computer.

The following statement should appear on any authorized copy of all or part of the content of the Site: COPYRIGHT 2015 – Sanofi-Aventis Groupe - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Any authorized use of items composing or shown on the Site must not be denatured, changed or altered in any way whatsoever. SANOFI or its subsidiaries, including Company, reserve the right to take legal action against any breach of its intellectual property rights.

2. Nature of information

Sanofi Le Hub is a digital webzine produced by Sanofi Group. The access is opened to any visitor who is interested in knowing more about the Sanofi’s activities and initiatives around scientific and medical innovation, prevention and management on chronic diseases, as well as access to healthcare. The objectives of this newly created platform are to enhance visibility and external image. It also aims to aggregate various communication channels around a single yet easy-to-use digital portal.

No products are mentioned or allowed on the Site – the administrator will remove inappropriate content. A majority of content will be advocate-developed – provided by and created for Sanofi Le Hub community ; all materials will be reviewed by Sanofi.

This Site is not intended as a forum for discussing SANOFI’s or other companies’ products. If you have a question about one of our products, please visit www.sanofi.com/ local presence and select your country of residence to find your local SANOFI website and office details.
This Site is not intended for the reporting of side effects associated with the use of prescription drugs. If you, or someone you know, have possibly experienced a side effect while taking any SANOFI product, please send an e-mail indicating the concerned product and the identified adverse event to your local SANOFI office. To find your local SANOFI office contact details, please visit www.sanofi.com/local presence. You are also encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the Health Authority of your country.

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 swapshares or other securities in SANOFI and/or its subsidiaries concerned. The Company, 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. Any such experts are not employees of the SANOFI and do not receive any emoluments in exchange for SANOFI using their opinion. The Company 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 the Company and/or SANOFI.

The Site may also include 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. 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 sanofi products. In all instances you should refer to your physician or pharmacist.

3. Links to other sites

Company or SANOFI shall incur no liability related to 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 the Company. Moreover, the existence of a link between the Site and a third party site does not under any circumstances mean that the Company 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 the Company. In any case, the Company is not in any way liable for the non-availability of such sites and the Company does not scrutinize, 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

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 e-mail 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 patient advocacy 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 the Laws of France, and notably with the French Data Protection Act (Law N° 78-17) of 6 January 1978 as amended related to data processing, data files and individual liberties, you have a right to access, alter, rectify and delete personal data that concerns you. To do so, request as follows:

On-line: Privacy-Office-France@sanofi.com.

By post: Global Patient Advocacy Department – 54 rue la Boétie 75008 Paris -France

It is important to remember that comments submitted to a forum, message board, blog or other public areas on the Site may be viewed and/or accessed both from within the Site and elsewhere on the internet. Your communications are likely to be accessible for a long period of time and you have no control over who will read them eventually. It is therefore important that if you decide to post personally identifiable information about yourself, you do so in a careful and selective manner, especially with respect to any personal health information or other confidential information that you disclose in your comments to our public forums. You are solely responsible for your own communications and the consequences of posting those communications. Due to privacy considerations, you are strictly prohibited from posting personally identifiable information (including personal health information) of third parties.

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. Consequently, the 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 published 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 resulting from gross or intentional negligence by the Company, 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 or consequential loss, for any reason, of any origin, nature or with any consequences whatsoever, even if the Company 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. The Company 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 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 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. Legal provisions

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

8. Terms and conditions

8.1 Publisher of the Site:

Sanofi-Aventis Groupe

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.

8.2 Head of Publication:

Mr François de Font-Réaulx

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sanofi-Aventis Groupe

8.3 Site hosting:

BT France

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

9. Photo / video credits:

Credits are mentioned within the legend of each picture.

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