Terms and Conditions


1. Conditions of access to the website

Access to the MERIAL website is subject to acceptance of the following terms and conditions and applicable laws.

The user acknowledges having the means and ability to use this website. 

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 website. 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 SAS, (hereinafter “MERIAL”) belonging to the MERIAL Group. The layout and each of the components, including trademarks, logos and domain names, appearing on the site www.merial.com (hereinafter the "Site"), 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.


Any authorised use of items composing or shown on the site must not be denatured, changed or altered in any way whatsoever.

MERIAL reserve the right to take legal action against any breach of its intellectual property rights.

“The same applies to databases appearing on the website, 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 human use. Said information is published on the Site for information purposes only and is no substitute for the advice of your physician or pharmacist. 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 physician or pharmacist.


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.


5. Personal information and other information 

Certain information is automatically gathered and stored: 

         - The user's IP address. This address, which makes it possible to access the Internet, is assigned to the user’s computer by its Internet service provider. This information cannot identify an individual.      

         - The website address from which the user is directly linked to this site. 

         - The date and time of the user’s visit to the website and the pages viewed.

         - The operating system of the user’s computer, as well as his browser.

The user is likewise informed that during visits to the website a cookie may be automatically installed in his browser. The cookie is a piece of data that cannot be used to identify the user, but records information on how the latter browses the site.

“The user is informed that under the provisions of the EU applicable laws, the automatic processing of personal data performed by this website has been the object of a declaration to the relevant local Data Protection Authority.”  

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.

Each user has a right to access, delete and alter personal data relating to them by writing to:

- By post: MERIAL, 29 Avenue Tony Garnier, 69007 Lyon 

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.


6. 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.


7. 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.


8. Information on products 

Information included and published on the Site may include direct or indirect references to products, programmes and services of the MERIAL Group that are not announced or available in some countries or some regions or that may be supplied under a different name and may be subject to regulations and terms of use that differ depending on the country. Such references do not mean that the MERIAL Group intends to sell those products, programmes or services in your country.


9. Legal provisions

The Site and its content are governed by the Laws of France, and any disputes relating thereto are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of France.


10. Terms and conditions

10.1 Publisher of the Site:

This site is owned by MERIAL with a capital of €23,429,398.50 registered in RCS Lyon under number 590800215, with its registered office at 29 Avenue Tony Garnier, 69007 Lyon, France represented by Heidi De Wit-Sommerfeld, acting as Head of global external communications.


10.2 Head of Publication

Karen Frost


10.3 Territory

The information contained on the website is exclusively for use within the territory of France