Terms and Conditions
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 are effective from the “Last Updated” date at the top of the
page. MERIAL may change these terms and conditions and the information
contained at any time, without prior notice, by amending this page. You have
the responsibility to check these terms and conditions each time you use the Site
for any updates of changes. MERIAL will not necessarily bring changes or
updates to your attention so it is suggested that you revisit this page
periodically. Your continued use of the Site if there is a new “Last Updated”
date will mean you accept and agree to the changes.
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. The user must treat the account
password as confidential.
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 www.frontline.fi , http://frontline.fi. (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.
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.
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 also includes information on health, physical condition, the medical field and medical treatments 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.
MERIAL collects certain information regarding your use
that is stored in your computer’s browser when you visit the Site. It is
automatically gathered and stored and cannot be used to identify you.
The cookies are used to track your use of the Site, including identifying:
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.
You can delete or block cookies on the Site trough
browser settings at any time. However, the removal or rejection of cookies may
affect many features or services on the Site.
To remove cookies please see the following link: How to remove cookies
6. Collection of Personal Information
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 Finnish Personal Data Act.
The information you provide will enable MERIAL to deal with your 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 are entitled, once a year and free of charge, to obtain the personal data MERIAL processes on you and the information on how the personal data is used and disclosed. The request must be made in writing to:
You also have the right to request inaccurate
information about you to be corrected and to withdraw given consents to data
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
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 to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law :
- 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.
8. Availability of the 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 Finland, and any disputes relating thereto are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of Finland.
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 Finland.