Legal notice

This page describes the legal instructions which apply to every Internet-user visiting this site. In consulting this site 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.

1. Intellectual property


This site is owned and operated by Sanofi Pasteur, part of Sanofi. The presentation and each of the materials, including trademarks, logos and domain names, posted on the web site located at www.sanofipasteur.com (hereinafter the "Site"), are protected by the applicable laws as regards Intellectual Property, and are owned by Sanofi Pasteur or its subsidiaries, or have been subjected to authorization 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 Pasteur's 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 2008 SANOFI PASTEUR SA -  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 Pasteur or its subsidiaries reserve the right to take legal action against any counterfeit or misappropriation of its intellectual property rights.

2. Nature of information


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 Sanofi shares or any other securities issued by Sanofi.

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 Sanofi Pasteur. Such experts are not employees of Sanofi Pasteur and do not receive any compensation from Sanofi Pasteur for the use of their opinion. Sanofi Pasteur 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 Pasteur.

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 pharmaceutical specialties presented on the Site. You should always consult your own physician or pharmacist.

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 website 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.

3. Links to other sites


The responsibility of Sanofi Pasteur 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 Pasteur. In addition, the existence of a link between the Site and any third party site in no way implies that Sanofi Pasteur in any way approves of the content of this site, or, moreover, any use to which such content may be put.

External sites may contain hyperlinks leading to the Site. Any such hyperlink shall not be installed without Sanofi Pasteur's express prior consent. In any case, Sanofi Pasteur is in no way responsible for the unavailability of such external sites and Sanofi Pasteur 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


Sanofi Pasteur will not divulge to any third party personal information concerning you which you may communicate via electronic mail. This information will be used for the sole purpose of replying to you in the most efficient way possible.

In accordance with the French law "Loi n°2004-801 du 6 août 2004, Loi relative à la protection des personnes physiques à l'égard des traitements de données personnelles et modifiant la loi n°78-17 du 06 janvier 1978 relative à l'informatique, aux fichiers et aux libertés", you have a right to access, to modify, to rectify and to suppress any personal data concerning you, simply by requesting it:

On line at: contact form

By post at: Sanofi Pasteur - 14 Espace Henry Vallée - 69007 Lyon - France

The Site is not designed to receive any confidential information which you may submit. As a result, and with the exception of the personal data outlined above, all information, whatever form it is in : document, data, graphics, questions, suggestions, concepts, remarks or other - which you communicate on the Site will in no way be considered as confidential. As result of this, the simple fact of your transmitting this data to us grants us the right to use, reproduce, diffuse or modify this data, or to transmit it in the aim of processing your request.

5. 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 website from which you linked directly to Sanofi Pasteur and Sanofi 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 websites 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. This technology does not collect an individual visitor’s identifying information. Most Web browsers allow the user to deny or accept the cookie feature.

6. Limitations of liability


Sanofi Pasteur 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 Pasteur 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 Pasteur, 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 Pasteur 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 Pasteur does not offer any express or implied warranty relative without limitation to their merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

7. 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 Pasteur 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 Pasteur's control, such as, for example, transmission and telecommunication links between Sanofi Pasteur and you and between Sanofi Pasteur and other systems and networks.

Sanofi Pasteur 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 Pasteur is not liable for any modification to or suspension or interruption of the Site.

8. Information on the products


The information contained and broadcast on the Site may contain direct or indirect references to products of Sanofi Pasteur which are not proposed or available in certain countries or regions, or which may be offered under a different trademark, and which may be subject to different regulations and conditions of use according to the country. Such references do not imply any intention on the part of the Sanofi Pasteur to sell these products, programs or services in your country. Please consult the local Sanofi Pasteur subsidiary or your Sanofi Pasteur commercial partner for any information concerning the products, programs and services which are available in your region / country.

9. 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 French Courts.

10. Legal notice


Site Editor:
Sanofi Pasteur - 14 Espace Henry Vallée - 69007 Lyon - France
Publishing Director:
David Loew, Vice President and General Manager of Sanofi Pasteur
Editorial Director:
Mathilde Durif, Directeur Communication – Relations Institutionnelles
Site Hosting:
BT France - Immeuble Jean Monnet - 11, place des Vosges - France - 92061 Paris La Défense Cedex - Tél. : +33 (0)1 44 97 70 00

11. Photo credits


Sanofi Pasteur SA