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General Conditions

bioMérieux uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information in the Site. However, bioMérieux makes no warranties as to its accuracy and assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Site.

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Any information contained in the Site that relates to bioMérieux's products and services shall not be legally binding. bioMérieux reserves the right to update and amend the Site and any information contained herein, including these General Conditions. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current General Conditions to which you are bound.

Privacy Policy Statement

In accordance with laws governing the protection of personal data, Users are hereby informed that while connecting to this Internet site, personal information will be automatically or voluntarily collected, retained and used as follows. If the Users do not wish such personal data be collected, retained and used according to the following conditions, they shall inform the Webmaster accordingly.

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Personal data collected will only be used by bioMérieux and its affiliates and, unless otherwise specified at the collection time, will not be disclosed to or shared with any third party for any purposes.

  • personal data collected through each connection will be used to track Users' browsing on the Site so as to enable bioMérieux to make connection statistics on the most visited pages and, generally, to monitor and improve the running of the site;
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Copyright

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The reproduction and use of any Material is hereby authorized (subject to specific mention of copyright and other proprietary notices) for your own personal information and knowledge of bioMérieux's group and products, to the exclusion of any commercial purpose whatsoever.

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The signs here below (non-exhaustive list) are used, pending and/or registered trademarks belonging to bioMérieux, or one of its subsidiaries, or one of its companies:

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Any other name or trademark mentioned on the Site is the property of its respective owner.

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The designs or products displayed on the Site could be protected as industrial design in the name of bioMérieux or its partners, in France and/or around the world. Any reproduction or copy of these industrial designs without the express and prior permission of bioMérieux is forbidden and is considered as an act of counterfeiting.

The products displayed on the Site could also be protected as patent in the name of bioMérieux or its partners, in France and/or around the world. Any reproduction of technical feature of these patents is forbidden and is considered as an act of counterfeiting.

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Credits and contributions

Suppliers and Partners on the Site:

Development:
- SMILE (http://www.smile.fr/)

Hosting:
- COLT Télécommunications France (http://www.colt-telecom.fr)

Credits, Photos and Illustrations:

- Noël Bouchut
- Pascal Buiret
- Nicolas Giraud
- Jean-Baptiste Gaudin
- Georges Fessy
- Véronique Vedrenne
- Christian Ganet
- Studio PONS
- Thera McCann Healthcare

Credits, Documents to Download:

Annual Reports:
- Thera McCann

Panorama:
- Thera McCann