Last update : 02/23/2012
Laboratoires Expanscience, a company limited by shares with a board of directors ("société anonyme à conseil d'administration") organized and existing under the laws of France, with a share capital of 3.081.420 €, having its registered office at 1 Place des Saisons – 92048 Paris La Défense Cedex (France), registered within the trade and company register of Nanterre under the number331 930 081 and identified with the individual European VAT number FR 89 331 930 081 (hereinafter "Company"), is the editor of the website https://www.arthrolink.com (hereinafter "Website"). The Website is aimed at the general public, health professionals and journalists. The information provided on the Website is designed to enhance rather than act as a substitute for direct relationships between website users and health professionals. This Website is funded entirely by the company Laboratoires Expanscience.
Doctor Bruno Boezennec, as Laboratoires Expanscience’s Rheumatology Operations Director, is the Publication Manager for this Website.
This Website is hosted by the company PEER1 Hosting, Space Park, Bat D – BP 1200 – 45 Allée des Ormes – 06254 MOUGINS Cedex, France – Tél : 0 805 210 280 http://www.peer1.com/fr
For any queries, please contact: Laboratoires Expanscience – 1 Place des Saisons – 92048 Paris La Défense Cedex (France) – Tel: 22.214.171.124.60.00 – Fax: 126.96.36.199.61.00.
The information on this Website is for use by residents in France. Other countries may have access to this Website, whose rules may be different from the French legislation. This Website may not be appropriate or consistent with the regulations outside of France.
This website and the information contained herein is not intended or approved for use in the United States, or by U.S. citizens or U.S. residents.
III. PERSONAL DATA
To view and visit this Website, you do not have to communicate personal data.
Our company may collect your personal data when you subscribe to the electronic Newsletter published by the Company.
When you supply your personal data, you undertake to provide exact information which does not harm the interests or rights of any third party. The information requested by our Company for the purposes of subscribing to the Newsletter is compulsory, and in the event that you omit to answer any of the questions or refuse to communicate any of the information, our Company will be unable to send you the Newsletter. If you no longer wish to receive the Newsletter, you may inform our Company by clicking on the hypertext link "unsubscribe" which is given in each edition of the Newsletter.
Our Company is liable for the way the personal data is handled and is the sole recipient of such personal data. Our Company undertakes to ensure your personal data remain confidential. In accordance with Law No. 78-17 of 6th January 1978 related to "computer, data and civil rights" ("relative à l'informatique, aux fichiers et aux libertés"), this Website has been declared to the CNIL (French data protection authority) (receipt No. 1304351) and you have the right to access, modify, correct or delete the personal data we hold. To exercise this right, you may contact: Laboratoires Expanscience – Direction Rhumatologie – 1 Place des Saisons – 92048 Paris La Défense Cedex (France) – Tel: 188.8.131.52.60.00 – Fax: 184.108.40.206.61.00.
To facilitate the use of this Website, we implant a cookie on your computer. A cookie does not allow us to identify you.
However, it records information about your computer's browsing on our Website (the pages you visited, the date and time of visit, etc.) that we can read during your subsequent visits. It may contain the personal information you provide to us to get our Newsletter. So you will not need during your next visit to fill out the form we have proposed.
This information will be stored in your computer for one year.
You may at any time object to the recording of cookies on your computer by configuring your Internet browser (menu "Tools" then "Internet Options").
V. NATURE AND SCOPE OF INFORMATION PUBLISHED ON THIS SITE
This Website may give access to opinions expressed by experts in a particular area in connection with the contents of this Website or published in excerpts from newspaper articles. Such opinions are those of the expert consulted or the author of the newspaper article and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Company.
This Website may also contain information on health, fitness, a medical area or treatment intended exclusively for human use. This information does not constitute medical advice and is posted on the Website for informational purposes only.
You must not use this information to make a medical diagnosis on an illness or physical problem or to prescribe or use drugs. You must consult your doctor or pharmacist who are professionals and are only authorized to provide advice tailored to your particular situation.
Hence, you acknowledge that no liability can be derived for our Company from the information and services offered on this Website and you agree that such information and services are used under your sole responsibility, control and direction.
Finally, the information provided on this Website may contain direct or indirect references to products, programs and services of our Company that are not offered or available in some countries or regions, that can be offered under a different brand name and that are subject to different regulations and conditions of use in the various countries. Such references do not imply the intention of the Company to sell such products, programs or services in your country. Please contact us for any information regarding the products, programs and services available in your country.
VI. FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS OF INTENT
Statements about the future may appear on this Website, which are made according to our knowledge and belief. However, the results actually achieved by our Company may differ from these statements, since they depend on a combination of factors such as macroeconomic and competitive, which are not controlled by our Company. Without prejudice to any legal requirements relating to the modification of these statements, our Company does not undertake a regular update of all statements contained on this Website.
VII. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Our Company owns the domain name https://www.arthrolink.com. This Website is a work protected by intellectual property rights. This Website as a whole and each of its items (such as text, directory, software, animation, images, photographs, illustrations, diagrams, logos, sounds, music, bonus and downloadable goodies, etc.) are, unless otherwise specified, the exclusive property of our Company which is solely entitled to use the intellectual property rights relating thereto.
Hence, pursuant to the provisions of the French Intellectual Property Code, the laws and regulations of all countries and the international conventions, the use of all or part of this Website, including by downloading, reproduction, transmission, representation or diffusion, to purposes other than for your personal, private non-commercial purposes is strictly prohibited. Violation of these provisions subject you to penalties defined in the French Intellectual Property Code and the French Criminal Code (e.g.: provisions on copyright and trademark infringement), as well as the French Civil Code (e.g.: provisions on civil liability).
Trademarks, domain names, and designs that appear on the Website are the exclusive property of our Company, unless otherwise specified. Any reproduction, use or alteration of these trademarks, domain names and designs, in any manner and for any purpose whatsoever, are prohibited.
Our Company is free to change at any time and without notice, the contents of the Website.
VIII. PHOTO CREDITS
Gettyimages, Corbis, Jupiter and D.R
IX. WARANTIES AND LIABILITY
Our Company strives to ensure that the information accessible through the Website is accurate and updated. However, our Company does not in any way guarantee that such information is accurate, complete and current. Our Company makes no warranty, express or implied, concerning all or part of the Website. In particular, the information provided on this Website for whatever purpose can under no circumstances be considered as a medical advice. As a result, consulting this Website exempts you in no way from seeking the advice or assistance of a healthcare professional (physician, pediatrician, pharmacist, etc.).
Under no circumstances shall our Company be liable for any direct or indirect damage, irrespective of the cause, origin, nature and consequence, arising from the consultation or use of the Website. In particular, our Company shall not accept any liability in the event of an interruption to or inaccessibility of the Website, the occurrence of computer bugs or any damage resulting from the fraudulent acts of any third party (such as intrusion) using the Website.
Our Company implements measures aimed at ensuring the security of files including personal data collected on the Website. Our Company does not control the risks associated with the operation of the Internet and draw your attention to the existence of potential risks concerning confidentiality of information transmitted via this network.
The pages of this Website may contain hyperlinks to other websites operated by third parties. Our links to the websites of third parties are merely intended to facilitate browsing. Our Company has no control over the current or future contents of third-parties' websites to which lead the hyperlinks of this Website. Our Company merely refers to these websites of third parties, but does not associate in any way for their contents.
Therefore, our Company accepts no liability (especially as publisher) on access and/or content of websites of third parties. In particular, the Company assumes no liability for any infringement of copyright, trademarks or other intellectual property rights that may result from access to a page by a hyperlink. Liability arising from any unlawful, improper or incomplete content on a third-party's website, and in particular for any damage caused by the use or non-use of such content, is solely borne by the publisher of said website.
The creation of hypertext links to the Website, other than its home page, cannot be made without the prior written and express authorization of our Company, which authorization may be revoked at any time and without compensation. In any case, the pages of this Website shall not find embedded within the pages of another website. In all cases, a pop-up message shall inform the visitor that he is leaving the third-party's website.
French courts are territorially competent for all litigation related to the Website.
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