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 midwives project, which goal is to help midwives 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 Espoir Foundation, 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 (hereinafter the “Site”), are protected by the applicable laws as regards Intellectual Property, and are owned by Managing Director of the Foundation 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 Espoir Foundation 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 ESPOIR FOUNDATION 2013-2017. 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 Espoir Foundation 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 Espoir Foundation or its Affiliated Companies. Sanofi Espoir Foundation 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 Espoir Foundation. Such experts are not employees of the Sanofi Espoir Foundation and do not receive any compensation from Sanofi Espoir Foundation for the use of their opinion. Sanofi Espoir Foundation 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 Espoir Foundation.

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 Espoir Foundation 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 Espoir Foundation. In addition, the existence of a link between the Site and any third party site in no way implies that Sanofi Espoir Foundation 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 Espoir Foundation express prior consent. In any case, Sanofi Espoir Foundation is in no way responsible for the unavailability of such external sites and Sanofi Espoir Foundation 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 Sanofi Espoir Foundation 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.

With your prior consent, through cookies, Sanofi Espoir Foundation will also process the data of connections to the Site for anonymous statistics of such use.

The data collected will be used by the Sanofi Espoir Foundation personnel dealing with activities in relation to the Site.

The data may also be transferred to third-party data processors in order to process the information in the ways described above, notably, Google Analytics and Xiti to create any aggregated statistical data.

In accordance with the laws of France, 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:
  • By post at: Fondation Sanofi Espoir 262, Boulevard Saint Germain 75007 Paris, FRANCE

4.2 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. Limitations of liability

Sanofi Espoir Foundation 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 Espoir Foundation 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 Espoir Foundation, 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 Espoir Foundation 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 Espoir Foundation 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 Espoir Foundation 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 Espoir Foundation control, such as, for example, transmission and telecommunication links between Sanofi Espoir Foundation and you and between Sanofi Espoir Foundation and other systems and networks.

Sanofi Espoir Foundation 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 Espoir Foundation 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 / 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 / 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

Fondation Sanofi Espoir
262, Boulevard Saint Germain
75007 Paris, FRANCE

Sanofi Espoir Foundation, Corporate Foundation of SANOFI.

9.2 Publishing Director

Managing Director of the Foundation

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

Photo credits :

International Confederation of Midwives