Legal Notes

Privacy Policy

Sanofi pasteur is strongly committed to maintaining your privacy when you visit our site. This Privacy Policy outlines the kind of information sanofi pasteur and its subsidiaries may collect while you visit our Web site and how sanofi pasteur uses such information. Some of the information we keep on our Web server is information that you volunteer to provide through forms and some is collected automatically. Unless you volunteer to submit personal data yourself, sanofi pasteur will not collect any information from which individual visitors can be identified nor will sanofi pasteur employ any technology that is aimed at identifying a visitor.

Information Automatically Collected and Stored

As many other companies do, sanofi pasteur also measures the performance of its site in order to improve and customize it in favor of our visitors. During your visit, sanofi pasteur automatically collects and temporarily stores the following information about your computer and your visit:

  • The domain and host from which you access the Internet
  • The Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to the sanofi pasteur and sanofi-aventis sites, if applicable
  • The date and time you arrived at our site and how long you spent on the site and which pages you visited
  • Your Internet protocol (IP) address and
  • Your computer's operating system and browser software

Sanofi pasteur may entrust third parties with the described performance measurement. In no event will we thereby acquire information on the individual identity of any visitor. Such third parties will be required to observe our privacy standards, to provide us only with aggregated information, to use the information collected only for the purposes for which they have been retained by sanofi pasteur, and to destroy the information afterwards.

Some sanofi pasteur Web sites may deposit certain bits of information called "cookies" in a visitor's computer. Generally, a cookie assigns a unique number to the visitor that has no meaning outside the assigning site. Cookies can tell us how and when pages in a Web site are visited and by how many people. This technology does not collect an individual visitor's identifying information; rather, this information is also in an aggregate form. The purpose of this technology and the information it provides is again to help us improve our Web sites. Most Web browsers allow the user to deny or accept the cookie feature. However, please note that cookies may be necessary to provide you with certain features (e.g. customized delivery of information) available on the sanofi pasteur site. Further information about cookies can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.htm.

Personal Information You Choose to Provide

Only when specifically requested by Web site visitors will the information we collect be used to respond to visitors' inquiries, fulfill e-mail messaging programs, and notify visitors about new content or services on our Web sites. If you decide you no longer wish to receive postal mailings and/or e-mails from us, please let us know by sending e-mail or writing to us and telling us you no longer wish to receive postal mail and/or e-mail. Please provide us with your exact name, postal address, and/or e-mail address. We will be sure your name is removed from our mailing list.

Sanofi pasteur will use personal information only for the purpose indicated to you when you provided it. Sanofi pasteur will not disclose, sell, rent or exchange such personally identifiable information to any other organization or entity unless the user is first notified and expressly agrees to it, or as otherwise required by law.

In order to employ "personalization" functionality, you will be asked to provide personal information (e.g. name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address). No material consequences will result from your refusal to submit such information except that you may not obtain the functionality or receive information you requested. At any time upon your request, sanofi pasteur will delete or modify personal information that you provided earlier. If you want to display, edit, update or delete your personal data, All personal information that an Internet user transmits to sanofi pasteur in exchange for the site's services is subject to French legislation (Loi n°78-17 Informatique et Libertés du 06 janvier 1978). This legislation allows Internet users to access, rectify and delete any personal information.

Many of the preventive and educational materials and programs on our Web sites are designed to support your personal health and immunization goals. We recognize that certain health information is very personal and needs to be kept confidential. The information you provide while taking advantage of the healthy lifestyle tools Ð personal immunization or travellers recommandations - on our Web sites is kept confidential and is available only for your personal use. Our goal in offering these tools is to provide a valuable service to you to help you meet your healthy lifestyle and preventive goals through positive health habits and the correct use of our products.

If you have concerns or questions regarding the web site, please consult your local sanofi pasteur contact or send us e-mail to emmanuelle.montagard@sanofipasteur.com.

If you have medical concerns or questions, please note that for regulatory and ethical reasons, the pharmaceutical industry in France is not permitted to communicate directly with the general public, even if the sanofipasteur.com web site can be consulted worldwide. Sanofi pasteur is a French company, and accordingly we are not allowed to reply to medical or pharmaceutical queries unless submitted by healthcare professionals. We will of course be happy to give additional information to your physician or pharmacist regarding our products, vaccine-preventable illnesses or vaccinology in general.

Sanofi pasteur reserves its right to amend this policy at any time. The privacy policy does not create any contractual or other legal right in or on behalf of any party.

Terms Of Use

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF USE, WHICH APPLY TO EVERYBODY WHO VISITS THE SITE.

IF YOU PROCEED TO USE THIS SITE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO ABIDE BY THESE RULES.

Sanofi Pasteur S.A., referred to as sanofi pasteur, reserves its right to make additions, deletions, or modifications to the information at any time without prior notification. Provisions of the Terms of Use do not create any contractual or other legal right in or on behalf of any party.

Site Information

As a leading company in vaccines, sanofi pasteur is committed to playing a major role in improving the quality of life. This site gives you insights into sanofi pasteur and its worldwide subsidiaries.

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO INFORMATION IN THIS SITE IS PROVIDED WITH THE INTENTION OF OR SHOULD BE VIEWED AS GIVING MEDICAL ADVICE OR INSTRUCTION ON THE CORRECT USE OF SANOFI PASTEUR' PRODUCTS.

Sanofi pasteur offers the information on this Web site for general informational purposes only. This information is not intended as a substitute for advice, treatment, or recommendations from health care professionals. It is important to follow the advice of your physician and other health care professionals regarding your health care and prevention needs. Please consult with your physician or other health care professional before using any drug product discussed within this Web site. Sanofi pasteur is not engaged in rendering medical advice or services.

For regulatory and ethical reasons, the pharmaceutical industry in France is not permitted to communicate directly with the general public, even if the sanofipasteur.com web site can be consulted worldwide. Sanofi pasteur is a French company, and accordingly we are not allowed to reply to medical or pharmaceutical queries unless submitted by healthcare professionals. We will of course be happy to give additional information to your physician or pharmacist regarding our products, vaccine-preventable illnesses or vaccinology in general.

No Guarantee or Warranty

Sanofi pasteur is committed to keeping its site up-to-date. However, sanofi pasteur does not guarantee the accuracy and completeness of any information contained in this site. Except for direct damages caused by sanofi pasteur' willful misconduct or gross negligence, sanofi pasteur is not liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, or other consequential damages arising out of or in connection with your visit to this Web site, including, without limitation, lost profits, business interruption, and loss of programs or electronic data.

For the convenience of our visitors sanofi pasteur provides links to other Web sites. However, certain links on this site lead to resources located on servers maintained by third parties over whom sanofi pasteur has no control. Sanofi pasteur is not responsible for third party content or the consequences of your use thereof.

Expert Advice or Opinion

As a useful resource to our visitors this site may contain expert opinions. Information in this site identified as expert opinion, or accessed from this site by hyperlink, represents the opinions of these respective experts, which are not necessarily those of sanofi pasteur. Such experts are not employees of sanofi pasteur and do not receive any compensation from sanofi pasteur for the use of their opinions. Sanofi pasteur does not endorse, and is not responsible for, the accuracy or completeness of any information or opinions set forth in such materials. Please note that expert advice reflects only the personal view of that expert -- in no case shall it be regarded as the opinion or responsibility of sanofi pasteur.

Country-specific product information

sanofi pasteur provides information with respect to its global and local pharmaceutical business that might not be relevant to every visitor around the world. For example, trademarks used for certain products may differ from country to country. Furthermore, in some countries regulatory authorities may approve products for sale with different indications, dosages and restrictions. If sanofi pasteur products, programs and services mentioned in this site are not available in your country, any such reference does not imply that sanofi pasteur intends to announce these products, programs or services in your country. Consult your local sanofi pasteur contact or your physician for further information as to the availability of our products in your country.

Due to laws specific to different jurisdictions, we may not be able to provide all visitors with information on our prescription drugs. Sanofi pasteur intends to disclose country-specific product information primarily to healthcare professionals and, only where permissible, to the general public.

Information deemed non-confidential

Unless stated otherwise in our Web Privacy Policy, any communication from you to sanofi pasteur via this site shall be deemed to be non-confidential and non-proprietary. Sanofi pasteur shall be free to use any information, including but not limited to ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques, contained in such communication for any purpose, without compensation to you and without identifying the source.

Intellectual Property

Please note that it is sanofi pasteur policy to enforce its intellectual property rights to the utmost extent as set forth in applicable laws, including criminal sanctions. The trademarks, logos and service marks (collectively the "Trademarks") displayed on this site are Trademarks owned or licensed by sanofi pasteur. Nothing on this site should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right in or to the Trademarks without the express written permission of sanofi pasteur or, if not sanofi pasteur, the owner of the Trademark. In addition, any reproduction, retransmission, modification or use of this site's content for other than personal, non-commercial purposes requires the prior written consent of sanofi pasteur. The following copyright notice must appear on every copy of the contents of this site or a portion thereof: Copyright © 2003-2005 Sanofi Pasteur S.A. All rights reserved.

Forward-looking Statements

Except for historical information, the content of this Web site and of documents and Web pages accessed via hyperlink from this Web site constitute forward-looking statements subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual circumstances could differ materially depending upon factors such as the physical condition of and environmental factors affecting each individual, the availability of resources, the timing and effects of regulatory actions, the strength of competition, the outcome of litigation and the effectiveness of patent protection.

Site Editor:
Sanofi Pasteur Inc. Discovery Drive- Swiftwater PA 18370.0187 - USA

Publishing Director:
Marisol Peron, Vice President Communications

Web Editor:
Cristine Schroeder, Director, Public Relations and Brand Communications

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