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Legal notice

This page describes the legal instructions which apply to every Internet-user visiting this website. In consulting this website you undertake to respect these instructions without reservation. We advise you to consult these instructions regularly, as they may be modified from time to time and without notice.

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1. Content and nature of information

This Site, which is intended primarily for an HealthCare Professionals audience, aims to provide visibility to the various initiatives related to the Connecting Nurses project, which goal is to help nurses from around the world to share their ideas, advice and innovations.

The Site is not intended to contain any information related directly or indirectly to pharmaceutical products or medical devices. However, the Site may contain information relating to health, fitness and medical domain. This is 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 make any medical decision based on the Content presented on the Site. You should always consult your own physician or pharmacist.

2. Intellectual property

This site is owned and operated by sanofi-aventis groupe, part of SANOFI’s group. The presentation and each of the materials, including trademarks, logos and domain names, posted on the web site located at www.connecting-nurses.com (hereinafter the “Site”), are protected by the applicable laws as regards Intellectual Property, and are owned by sanofi-aventis groupe or its Affiliated Companies, or have been subjected to authorisation of use granted to it.

No material from the Site may be copied, reproduced, modified, republished, uploaded, distorted, transmitted or distributed in any way, on any support, in total or in part, without sanofi-aventis groupe prior written consent, except for press use only, on condition that intellectual property rights and all other property rights are respected. The only authorized copies are for personal, non-commercial, home use.

The following notice shall appear on all copies of whole or part of the content of the Site: “COPYRIGHT SANOFI 2011-2017. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED”.

All authorized use of visuals, whether constituting the site or included within it, must not be distorted, modified or altered in any way whatsoever.

Sanofi-aventis groupe or its Affiliated Companies reserve the right to take legal action against any counterfeit of its intellectual property rights.

The information, notably financial information, provided on the Site 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 shares or any other securities issued by sanofi-aventis groupe or its Affiliated Companies. Sanofi-aventis groupe draws your attention to the fact that financial information posted on the Site is regularly updated.

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 information represents only the opinions of the respective experts or of the newspaper, which opinions are not necessarily those of the sanofi-aventis groupe. Such experts are not employees of the sanofi-aventis groupe and do not receive any compensation from sanofi-aventis groupe for the use of their opinion. Sanofi-aventis groupe is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of any information or opinions set forth in such materials. Expert advice reflects only the personal view of that expert, and in no case shall it be regarded as the opinion or responsibility of sanofi-aventis groupe.

Moreover, the Site contains information relating to health, fitness, the medical domain and various kinds of medical treatment reserved exclusively for use by human beings. This is 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 use any medication presented on the Site. You should always consult your own physician or pharmacist.

3. Links to other sites

The responsibility of sanofi-aventis groupe will not be called into account with regard to any third-party site to which you may have gained access via the Site. We have no way of controlling the content of these third-party sites which remain totally independent of sanofi-aventis groupe. In addition, the existence of a link between the Site and any third party site in no way implies that sanofi-aventis groupe in any way approves of the content of this site, or, moreover, any use to which such content may be put.

Furthermore, it is your responsibility to take the necessary precautions to prevent the Site being contaminated by, including, but not limited to, one or more “viruses”, “Trajan horses” or any other “parasites”.

External sites may contain hyperlinks leading to the Site. Any such hyperlink shall not be installed without sanofi-aventis groupe's express prior consent. In any case, sanofi-aventis groupe is in no way responsible for the unavailability of such external sites and sanofi-aventis groupe does not review, control, approve, nor is it responsible for any content, advertising, products or other materials available on or accessible via those sites.

4. Nominative information and other information

4.1 Personal data

4.1.1 Controller

Sanofi-aventis Group is the controller of personal-data processing implemented via the Website.Sanofi-aventis Group:
9, Boulevard Romain Rolland
75014 Paris,
France

Sanofi-aventis Group is a public limited company with share capital of €76,493,456, registered in the Paris RCS (Registre du Commerce et des Sociétés [Trade and Companies Register]) under number 403 335 938 (SIREN) (Système informatique pour le repertoire des entreprises [French business identification number]).

4.1.2 Data collected and purposes of data processing

The use of cookies gives the Website access to certain information, as explained below.

When you have consented to the installation of cookies and once these cookies are actually installed, the Website has access to data that identify the device, browser, operating system, browser language, country and city, date and time of the visit, the pages visited, number of pages visited, and the total time of the visit, thus monitoring your use of the Website and gathering anonymous statistical data, in order to improve the Website and its use.

More information about our Cookies Policy.

To exercise your right to access and rectify cookie-related data, you may contact Google Inc. and XiTi.

Finally, if you decide to send an e-mail to the contact address indicated on the Website, Sanofi-aventis Group may input your contact details and any information that you submit to it, in an effort to respond to your request. Sanofi-aventis Group will not disclose to third parties any personal data about yourself that you send to it by e-mail. They will be used only with the aim of responding to you as efficiently as possible.

In compliance with “Law No. 2004-801 of August 6, 2004, pertaining to personal data protection and amending Law No. 78-17 of January 6, 1978, pertaining to information technology, files and freedom”, you have a right to access, modify, rectify and delete personal data about yourself. To do this, please submit a request to:

Sanofi-aventis Group would like to point out that, with the exception of the information you send to it by e-mail, it has no information that would enable it to identify you individually.

4.1.3 Recipients

The data are sent to employees of Sanofi-aventis Group and its affiliated companies in charge of communication.

The data may also be sent to processors involved in the data processing operations described above, notably Google Analytics and XiTi for the establishment of cumulative, anonymous statistics.

4.2 The Website is not intended to receive confidential information from you.

Consequently, and with the exception of the aforementioned personal data, any information, regardless of its form – document, datum, graph, question, suggestion, concept, comment, or other – that you submit to us on the Website, shall not under any circumstances be considered confidential. Consequently, the simple fact that you have submitted this information grants us the right to use, reproduce, distribute, modify or send said information with the aim of responding to your request.

5. Limitations of liability

Sanofi-aventis groupe makes every effort to ensure to the best of its abilities the accuracy and updating of the information broadcast on the Site, whose content the company reserves the right to change at any time and without prior notice. Nonetheless, sanofi-aventis groupe cannot fully guarantee the accuracy, precision, updating or exhaustiveness of the information made available on the Site. As a result, and with the exception of direct damage resulting from wilful misconduct or gross negligence by sanofi-aventis groupe, the latter cannot be held liable for:

  • any imprecision, inaccuracy or omission relative to the information provided on the Site;
  • any damage resulting from fraudulent intrusion by a third party leading to the modification of the information or materials provided on the Site;
  • in a more general way, any damage, direct or indirect, regardless of its cause, origin, nature or consequences, even whilst sanofi-aventis groupe has been aware of the possibility of such damage, 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 any other product, and/or (iii) credit given to any information provided directly or indirectly by the Site.

The materials in the Site and all other sites are provided "as is", without any kind of warranty, whether express or implied. Sanofi-aventis Groupe does not offer any express or implied warranty relative without limitation to their merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

6. Availability of the web site

You acknowledge that (i) it is technically impossible that the Site will be provided free of defaults and that sanofi-aventis groupe cannot take any responsibility for this, (ii) that defaults may lead to the temporary unavailability of the Site, and that (iii) the operation of the Site may be adversely affected by conditions and performances outside sanofi-aventis groupe's control, such as, for example, transmission and telecommunication links between sanofi-aventis groupe and you and between sanofi-aventis groupe and other systems and networks.

Sanofi-aventis groupe and/or its suppliers may, at any time, temporarily or in permanently modify or interrupt, all or part of the Site in order to perform maintenance work and/or make improvements and/or changes to the Site. Sanofi-aventis groupe is not liable for any modification to or suspension or interruption of the Site.

7. Pharmaceutical Products and Side Effects

The 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 email 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.

8. Legal framework

The Site and its content are governed by the Laws of France. Any possible litigation refering to the Site and its content will come under the competence of Paris Courts.

9. Legal notice

9.1 Site Editor



Sanofi-aventis groupe
9, Boulevard Romain Rolland
75014 Paris, FRANCE

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, an Affiliated Company of SANOFI.

“Affiliated Company(/ies)” shall mean any company which controls, is controlled by or is under common control with either sanofi-aventis Groupe or SANOFI, a French corporation (société anonyme) registered in the Paris Trade and Company Register under the Number B 395 030 844. For the purposes hereof, control shall mean the direct or indirect ownership of at least fifty per cent (50%) of the voting share capital of any company or the power to designate a majority of the members of its principal management body.

9.2 Publishing Director



Sylvie Coumel
Director Stakeholders and Advocacy corporate strategy

9.3 Site Hosting



BT France
Immeuble Jean Monnet
11 place des Vosges
FR - 92061 Paris La Defense Cedex
Tel.: +33 (0)1 44 97 70 00

10. Credits

Trademarks n/a

Photo credits :

Digitashealth Agency (London, UK),

International Council of Nurses (Geneva, Swizerland)