Please read the following terms and conditions carefully before using the www.valnevauk.com Website and pages to which it links or which are owned by Valneva UK Limited (a company registered in England and Wales with registered company number 09829452) or one of its affiliates (“Valneva”) and which refer to the present terms and conditions of use (collectively referred to as the “Website“).
1. Website Intended Audience
This Website is intended for and directed to residents of the United Kingdom. This Website is not intended for anyone under the age of 18. We do not represent that content available on or through the Website is appropriate or available in other locations. We may limit the availability of the Website or any service or product described on the Website to any person or geographic area at any time. If you choose to access the Website from outside the United Kingdom, you do so at your own risk.
2. Responsibility for Minors
By allowing a minor to use the Website, you acknowledge that you are fully responsible for his/her conduct and Use of the Website. You acknowledge that the Website may contain Content that is inappropriate for minors. IF YOU ARE A MINOR, YOU MUST OBTAIN YOUR PARENT OR GUARDIAN’S PERMISSION TO USE THE WEBSITE AND ENSURE THAT HE/SHE READS THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
3. Information Disclaimer
The information on the Website including any, advice and/or recommendations is intended solely as a general educational aid. It is not intended as medical or healthcare advice, or to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment, for any individual problem. It is also not intended as a substitute for professional advice and services from a qualified healthcare provider familiar with your unique facts. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider regarding any medical condition and before starting any new treatment. Your use of the Website is subject to the additional disclaimers and caveats that may appear throughout the Website. We assume no responsibility for any consequence relating directly or indirectly to any action or inaction you take based on the information, services, or other material on the Website. While we strive to keep the information on the Website accurate, complete, and up-to-date, we do not give any assurances, and will not be responsible for, any damage or loss related to the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the content and information on the Website.
Moreover, Valneva does not guarantee nor warrant continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to this Website or to the tools or services provided through this Website. You should be aware the operation of the Website may be interrupted with or without prior warning or notice.
4. Intellectual property
You may not copy, change or reuse the Website, any updates to them or any part of them including the software incorporated in them.
In addition, you agree not to: (i) use this Website in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair this Website, or interfere with any other use of this Website, including, any user’s ability to engage in real-time activities through this Website; (ii) use any robot, spider or other automatic device, process or means to access this Website for any purpose, including to scrape, data mine, monitor or copy any of the material on this Website; (iii) use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on this Website, or to engage in any other unauthorised purpose without the express prior written consent of Website Owner; (iv) otherwise use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of this Website; or (v) otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of this Website.
We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you.
Notwithstanding rights held by any third party in incorporated elements or software, the Website is an original compilation of independent works and its “look and feel”, including the Content, data, source code or other materials is protected by copyright and is owned or controlled by Valneva and any others which may own copyright or the party credited as the provider of the Content. All visitors shall abide by all copyright notices, information and restrictions contained in any Content.
Any product, process, or technology described in the Website may be subject to other intellectual property rights reserved by Valneva or any third party as the case may be. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any patent or trademark of Valneva or any third party. Except as provided above, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license or right under any Valneva or third party copyright.
5. Your Account and Password
When you first register to use the Website you may be prompted to create a password. You must keep your password secret and not give it to anyone else or let them use your account. You must not use anyone else’s password or account. You must inform us immediately if you suspect any unauthorised use of or access to your password or account. We will not be responsible if you suffer any harm or loss because you do not keep your password secret, if you let someone else use your account, if you use someone else’s password or account, or if you become aware of or suspect unauthorised use of your password or account but do not tell us promptly.
6. Privacy and Consent to Use Data
7. Electronic Communications
The information communicated on the Website constitutes an electronic communication. When you communicate with us through the Website or via other forms of electronic media, such as e-mail, you are communicating with us electronically. You agree that we may communicate electronically, subject to local privacy laws, and that such communications, as well as notices, disclosures, agreements, and other communications that we provide to you electronically, are equivalent to communications in writing and shall have the same force and effect as if they were in writing and signed by the party sending the communication.
8. User Submissions
We have created, or may create in the future, certain areas, such as message boards and chat rooms, within the Website where members can upload and share their thoughts, comments, product reviews, pictures, videos and the like with other members (collectively, “Forums”). These Forums may be available to registered members of the Website only. To help ensure that the text, graphics, software, music, sound, photographs, videos, messages, posts, data, information, or other materials posted by users (collectively, the “User Content“) is beneficial for the greater community, we have established some basic rules for everyone to follow.
In addition, if a Forum is provided within the Website, it may allow users to post questions to be answered by experts engaged by us. Where applicable, these experts are paid by us for their time in responding to members’ questions, but the opinions they express are their own. We are providing access to the experts and their guidance in the Forum solely as an informational and educational service to members of the Website.
You acknowledge that Valneva does not have an obligation to monitor any Content, accessible through the Website. However, you agree that Valneva has the right to monitor the Website from time to time and to disclose any information as necessary or required to comply with applicable laws, regulations or administrative or judicial requests, to operate the Website properly, to ensure the enforcement of and the compliance with the Terms and Conditions.
Our policy for this Website is to review User Content, as far as practical, either before or after such User Content is posted. Pre-moderation means that the User Content will not be posted to the Forum and cannot be accessed or viewed by other Website members until we have reviewed it and determined that the User Content is suitable for posting to the Forum. This process also means that User Content submitted for posting will not be posted in real time and may never be posted if we determine that it is unsuitable for the Website. Post-moderation means that User Content will be reviewed by us once it is already posted on the Website. Post-moderated User Content that Website Owner determines does not comply with these Terms or is otherwise unsuitable for the Website will be removed from the Website, without notice to the User.
User Content must be appropriate for the Forum. Without limiting the reasons for which User Content may be rejected by us, we may reject, edit or remove any User Content that does not comply with any Community Guidelines that we provide, which you must read prior to posting any User Content on the Website.
While visiting the Website you may not: post, upload, publish, reproduce, transmit or otherwise distribute information or other material: (i) constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability; (ii) which is protected by copyright, other intellectual property right or derivative works with respect thereto, without obtaining permission of the copyright owner or right holder; or (iii) otherwise use this Website in a manner which is contrary to law, including by posting or transmitting any information or software which contains a virus, trojan horse, worm or other harmful or disruptive component.
By submitting User Content for posting at a Forum, you also (1) confirm that you are entitled to post or transmit User Content; (2) agree that you are solely responsible for all User Content that you submit for posting; and (3) grant to Website Owner and its affiliated entities an irrevocable, worldwide, nonexclusive, perpetual, fully sub-licensable, transferable, free and royalty-free right and license to use, copy, adapt, transmit, disclose and distribute your User Content in any way.
We are free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in or derived from any User Content for any purpose whatsoever, including developing, manufacturing, and marketing products. Therefore please do not submit or send to us any ideas, suggestion or materials that you wish to keep confidential or for which you expect to receive compensation. You will not have any claim against us with respect to any use or non-use of User Content. When you submit User Content, you understand that we will have the right, but not the obligation, to use, display and publish your name, photograph, likeness, voice, performance, biographical information and/or statements, throughout the world in perpetuity on the Website and on any affiliate or successor Website or social media channels owned or operated by us or our affiliates. If we make use of any of these rights, you understand and agree that you shall not receive any other consideration, payment, notification or credit, nor will you have any approval over how Website Owner uses them.
Valneva is not obliged to respond to any Content or post, whether or not, directed towards Valneva or any Valneva team member. In addition, Valneva reserves the right to ONLY reply to Content posted in English or French. Valneva will not be obliged to reply to any Content in any other language, whether or not directed to Valneva or any of its members.
You acknowledge that the Forums contain the opinions and views of other users. You acknowledge further that we are not responsible for the accuracy of any User Content on the Website. You understand and agree that all User Content is the sole responsibility of the person who posted the Content. You understand and agree that you will evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any User Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such User Content.
We reserve the right at any time to discontinue, temporarily or permanently, your ability to upload User Content and/or your ability to access User Content with or without notice, at our sole discretion. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any suspension or discontinuance of acceptance of User Content.
Remember that all User Content you submit to the Website through a mobile device will be stored on that mobile device. The security and safety of your mobile device, and the information and materials contained on it, as well as any password you use on your device and to access the Website are your sole responsibility.
9. Storage of User Content
We may impose a maximum amount of storage for User Content on the Website. We are not responsible for any loss or harm you may suffer as a result of any deletion or failure to store any messages, communications or other User Content associated with maintaining the maximum amount of storage.
10. Additional Terms
11. Disclaimer of Warranties With Respect to Use of Website
The Website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Except as specifically provided herein, to the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, Website Owner expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express, legal or implied, including, without limitation, any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
Website Owner does not make any warranty that the Website will meet your requirements, or that access to the Website will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, or that defects, if any, will be corrected. Website Owner makes no warranties as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the Website or as to the accuracy, quality, or reliability of any information obtained through the Website.
You understand and agree that any material and/or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Website is used at your own risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such material and/or data. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Website Owner or through the Website shall create any warranty not expressly made herein.
12. Limitations of Liability
If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for: loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue; business interruption; loss of anticipated savings; loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
If you are a consumer user, please note that we only provide the Website for domestic and private use. You agree not to use the Website for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
We do not guarantee that the Website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access the Website. You should use your own virus protection software. You must not misuse the Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which the Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Website. You must not attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Website will cease immediately.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Website or to your downloading of any Content on it, or on any website linked to it.
13. Trademark Notices
The trademarks and brand names displayed on this Website are the property of Website Owner, its affiliates or our third party licensors. You may not use or display any trademarks or service marks owned by Website Owner without our prior written consent. You may not use or display any other trademarks or service marks displayed on this Website without the permission of their owners.
This Website, including without limitation all Content, is protected by national and worldwide copyrights laws and treaty provisions. Any unauthorised copying, redistribution, reproduction or modification of the Content by any person may be a violation of trade-mark and/or copyright laws and could result in legal action. You agree to comply with all applicable copyright laws.
15. Modification or Suspension of the Website
We will make reasonable efforts to make the Website available but we may from time to time need to interrupt, restrict, modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently the Website or parts of it without notice. We will not be responsible for any harm or loss you may suffer as a result of such actions.
17. Links to Third Party Sites
19. Modifications to these Terms
20. Contact Information
21. Severability of Agreement
All sections of these Terms and Conditions shall survive the termination of your right to use the Website.
23. Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
UK/TRA/0316/0009 March 2016