This page describes the terms and conditions governing the use of this website (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 Winthrop Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd (Winthrop) and sanofi-aventis South Africa (Pty) Ltd, (hereinafter the “Company”) belonging to the Sanofi Group. The layout and each of the components, including trademarks, logos and domain names, appearing on the Site, www.essentiale.co.za, are protected by current laws on intellectual property, and belong to the French parent company: SANOFI or its subsidiaries, or their use is the subject of an authorisation.
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 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 2017 – SANOFI AVENTIS (PTY) LTD – SANOFI CONSUMER HEALTH – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED”.
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. 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 Group. Any such experts are not employees of the Sanofi Group 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 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. 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
The liability of the Company or of SANOFI 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 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 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
4: The Company will not disclose to third parties personal data about you that you may convey to it by registering as a user of the Site. 1: It will only be used with a view to providing you with an answer as effectively as possible.
Section 51 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) (the Act), gives effect to the provisions of Section 32 of the Constitution, which provides for the right of access to information held by the State and to information held by another person that is required for the exercise and/or protection of any right. The reference to any information in addition to that specifically required in terms of Section 51 of the Act does not create any right or entitlement (contractual or otherwise) to receive such information, other than in terms of the Act.
In accordance to the Act, you have a right to access, alter, rectify and delete personal data that concerns you. To do so, request as follows:
By post: sanofi-aventis South Africa (Pty) Ltd, Private Bag X 207, Midrand, 1685
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 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
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. Information on products
8. Legal provisions
The Site and its content are governed by the Laws of South Africa, and any disputes relating thereto are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of South Africa.
9. Terms and conditions
Publisher of the Site: sanofi-aventis South Africa (Pty) Ltd, SANOFI House, 44 on Grand Central Office Park, 2 Bond Street, Midrand, 1685
Head of Publication:
Prudence Selani – Head of Communication
Rashem Mothilal – Country Head of Medical
Graeme James – Country Head of Regulatory
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