1. Conditions of access to the website
Access to the MERIAL website (hereinafter the "Site") is subject to acceptance of the following terms and conditions and applicable laws.
The user acknowledges having the means and ability to use this Site.
These terms and conditions and the information contained may be changed when MERIAL chooses to do so, without prior notice.
The terms and conditions of use apply exclusively to this Site. Other websites within the group or belonging to MERIAL have their own terms and conditions of use.
MERIAL reserves the right to close the account if the user is found to be in breach of the terms and conditions of use.
2. Intellectual property
This Site belongs to and is operated by Merial Norden A/S, (hereinafter “MERIAL”) belonging to the MERIAL Group. The layout and each of the components, including trademarks, logos and domain names, appearing on the Site, http://www.merial.no, are protected by current laws on intellectual property, and belong to MERIAL 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 MERIAL, 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 2015 Merial Norden A/S - 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.
MERIAL reserves the right to take legal action against any breach of its intellectual property rights.
The same applies to databases appearing on the Site, which are protected under the European Directive of 11 March 1996 on the legal protection of databases, and which were produced by MERIAL.
3. 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 MERIAL and/or its subsidiaries concerned. MERIAL 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 MERIAL Group. Any such experts are not employees of the MERIAL Group and do not receive any emoluments in exchange for MERIAL using their opinion. MERIAL 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 MERIAL.
The Site also includes information on health, physical condition, the medical field and medical treatments solely for animal use. Said information is published on the Site for information purposes only and is no substitute for the advice of your veterinarian. 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. In all instances you should refer to your veterinarian.
4. Links to other sites
The liability of MERIAL or of the MERIAL parent company 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 MERIAL. Moreover, the existence of a link between the Site and a third party site does not under any circumstances mean that MERIAL 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 MERIAL. In any case, MERIAL is not in any way liable for the non-availability of such sites and MERIAL does not scrutinise, check or approve them and is not responsible for contents, advertising, products or other components available on or via those sites.
The cookies are used to track your use of the Site, including identifying:
- The website address from which you have been linked to this site.
- The date and time of your visit to this Site and the pages viewed on this Site.
- The operating system of your computer, as well as your browser.
6. Collection of personal data
MERIAL does not collect your personal information unless you give your specific consent. When you voluntarily provide your personal information through access to or use of this Site, you automatically give your consent to MERIAL’s collection, use and forwarding of this information in accordance with the provisions of these Terms and Conditions. All your personal data is processed in accordance with the provisions of the Norwegian Personal Data Act.
The user is informed that any personal data provided in responding, if he chooses to do so, to the forms present on the site, enable MERIAL to deal with his request.
Such personal data are intended for MERIAL, which is responsible for data processing, for administrative and commercial management purposes.
The user has the option of agreeing to the personal details linked to his site registration being passed on by MERIAL to other companies within the group or associate companies or being used by these companies, which may contact him with offers and promotions by e-mail, text or post.
You have the right to access, delete and alter personal data by writing to:
Personal data relating to the user is intended for MERIAL. Furthermore, it is stored on servers located at Ashburn and Reston, Virginia, USA. The hosting service has undertaken to observe the personal data protection regulations.
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.
7. Limitations on liability
MERIAL 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, MERIAL 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 MERIAL, the group 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 MERIAL 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. MERIAL does not offer any implicit or explicit guarantee, relative, without limitation, to their market value or suitability for any given purpose. The above exclusions and limitations apply only to the extent permitted by applicable law.
8. Availability of the web site
You acknowledge (i) that it is technically impossible to provide the Site free from any defect and that MERIAL 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 MERIAL does not control, such, for example, as means of transmission and communication between you and MERIAL and between MERIAL and other networks.
MERIAL 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. MERIAL is not responsible for any alteration, suspension or interruption of the Site.
9. Legal provisions
The Site and its content are governed by the Laws of Norway, and any disputes relating thereto are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of Norway.
10. Terms and conditions
10.1 Publisher of the Site
This site is owned by MERIAL NORDEN A/S, having its registered office at Slotsmarken 13, 2970 Hørsholm, Denmark, represented by Country Manager, Kars Ten-Have acting as publisher.
10.2 Head of Publication
Kars ten Have, Country Manager, Merial Norden A/S.
10.3 Site hosting
The site is hosted on a Merial server. MERIAL NORDEN A/S, having its registered office at Slotsmarken 13, 2970 Hørsholm, Denmark.
The information contained on the Site is exclusively for use within the territory of Norway.