This webpage describes the terms and conditions governing the use of this website in the Republic of South Africa (“South Africa”) (hereinafter the "Site").
Social Media, or Social Media Platform: Refers to any number of sites on the Internet, often maintained by a third party, including but not limited to Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Pinterest, and Facebook, intended as a support to interactive activities that, among others, include blogging, microblogging, and sharing documents, images and video.
Sanofi or Sanofi Group: The French company registered with the French Company Register under n° B 395 030 844, having its registered office 54 rue La Boétie, 75008 Paris, France, and its Affiliates.
Company means Sanofi-Aventis South Africa Proprietary Limited, a limited liability private company incorporated in accordance with the laws of South Africa, having its registered office at Sanofi House, 44 on Grand Central Office Park, 2 Bond Street, Grand Central, Extension 1, Midrand, South Africa, its local affiliate.
Affiliates: Any company which controls, is controlled by or is under common control with Sanofi. 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.
Engage: To participate in the activities proposed by different Social Media. These activities include, but are not limited to Following, Tweeting, Retweeting, marking a Favourite, etc. (Twitter), Liking, Commenting, Sharing, Adding a Friend, (Facebook), Rating, Commenting, Sharing, (YouTube, Flickr), Following, Pinning (Pinterest), and so forth according to the modalities and particularities of each Social Media.
Engagement: the act of Engaging.
Social Media Platforms operated by the Company are intended for users in countries where the Company is present unless stipulated otherwise.
The Company’s Social Media Platforms are not intended as a forum for medical advice or the discussion of the products or services of the Company or any other company.
Editorial Policy: We expect users of our social media platforms not to post content that falls into the following categories and we will remove postings that are:
- Abusive, defamatory or obscene;
- Fraudulent, deceptive or misleading;
- In violation of any intellectual property rights of another person;
- In violation of any law or regulation;
- Otherwise offensive;
- Unrelated to the topic; and/or
- Spam (Link to advertisements, commercial solicitations, spam or malicious software.)
Sanofi has the right (but not the obligation) to monitor all content and to reject or remove any inappropriate or offensive content and the right to block the user.
Anything you share on the Site becomes the property of Sanofi.
Additionally, Sanofi reserves the right to restrict, limit or ban access to any of Sanofi’s social media platforms if, in Sanofi’s opinion, such persons are causing a disruption to the Site and they have failed to abide by the rules of engagement established by the Site.
As terms and conditions of the Site may be amended at any time, without prior notice, we advise you, the user of the Site (“You” or “Your”), to consult them regularly.
1. Intellectual property
The Site belongs to and is operated by Sanofi-Aventis South Africa (Pty) Limited (the “Company” or “Sanofi”) belonging to the SANOFI Group. The layout and each of the components, including trademarks, logos and domain names, appearing on the Site 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.
Any authorised use of items 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 (to the extent that any 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 conditions, 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 in respect of a third party site that can be accessed via the Site. The Company has no 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 written 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
4.1 The Company will not disclose to third parties personal data about you that you may convey to it by e-mail / by using the Site / by registering as a user of the Site. It will only be used with a view to providing you with an answer as effectively as possible.
In accordance with local legislation, in particular, the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013, you have the right to access, alter, rectify and delete personal data that concerns you. To do so, request as follows:
On-line: [visit: https://www.sanofi.co.za/en/contact-us ] By post: Information Officer, Sanofi House, 2 Bond Street, Grand Central Ext 1, 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 - whether document, data, graphic, question, suggestion, concept, comment, opinion 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. Limitation of liability
The Company strives to ensure that information published on the Site is accurate and up-to-date. It reserves the right to correct content at any time, including undesirable content, without prior notice. However, the Company cannot guarantee that the information available on the Site is accurate, correct, up-to-date or complete.
Consequently, the Company disclaims any liability:
- for any inaccuracy, error or omission as regards information available on the Site;
- for any damage resulting from intrusion by a third party resulting in an alteration of information or items made available on the Site;
- for any property damage or consequential loss, for any reason, of any origin, nature or with any consequences whatsoever, 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.
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 does not 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, 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 the Republic of South Africa and any disputes relating thereto are subject to the jurisdiction of the high courts of the Republic of South Africa, namely the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Local Division, Johannesburg.
9. Terms and conditions
9.1 Publisher of the Site:
Sanofi-Aventis South Africa (Pty) Limited
Sanofi House, 2 Bond Street, Grand Central Ext 1, Midrand, 1685
9.2 Head of Publication:
Head of Communications
9.3 Site hosting:
54, rue La Boétie
10. Photo / video credits:
Sanofi-Aventis South Africa (Pty) Limited
11. Links to SANOFI Social Media Webpages