Terms Of Use


1. Terms of use of this website 

The use of the “https://www.baltgroup.com” website, hereinafter referred to as the “Website”, is subject to the acceptance of these Terms of Use.

The Website is intended to be a general institutional introduction to the BALT group.

These terms of use apply to the Website only. It does not apply in any case whatsoever to the other companies of the BALT group’s or to third-parties’ websites or mobile applications, which are ruled by their own terms of use.

By using the Website, the internet user (hereinafter referred to as “User”) acknowledges that he or she has read these terms of use, declares that he or she accepts them without reservation and undertakes to comply with them. As their content may change, the User is invited to consult them on a regular basis.

2. General information

The Website is published by BALT, a simplified joint stock company with a capital of 40,985,127.68 euros, registered in the Pontoise Trade and Companies Register under number 812 715 605, and whose headquarters are located at 10 rue de la Croix Vigneron, 95160 Montmorency – France – Tel: 01 39 89 46 41, hereinafter referred to as “the Company”.

The Publisher is Pascal Girin.

 The Editor-in-chief is Katherine Oates.

The Website is hosted by Amazon Web Services, Inc, whose headquarters are located at 410 Terry Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109 United States.

The Website is not intended to provide specific advice for use of products sold by BALT group companies. It is in no way intended to provide, in any way whatsoever, advice on health or pharmacy matters, the use of products marketed by BALT group companies, or consultations in these areas. For any information of this kind, a competent health professional should be consulted.

The Website may contain information on devices that is not approved or cleared by a government regulatory body for sale or use with different indications and restrictions in specific countries or regions of the world and/or which is subject to regulations and conditions for use that vary from a country to another. Such information does not mean that the BALT group companies intend to commercialize these medical devices in your country.

Every country has specific laws and regulation related to medical devices communication. In no case whatsoever may the information displayed on the Website be considered as the unlawful solicitation or promotion of a medical device in the User’s country of residence.

The User therefore acknowledges that he/she is fully aware that the information contained on the Website is not intended, in any way whatsoever, to:

– Give medical advice,

– Provide a diagnosis,

– Replace consultation, advice or recommendations by a healthcare professional,

– Promote or recommend the use of any products, whether or not they are marketed by BALT group companies.

The User should note that a competent healthcare professional must be consulted before any use of any product mentioned on the Website.

Access to the Website is free and open to all and requires no prior registration.

3. Intellectual Property

The content of this Website, including but not limited to data, information, trademarks, trade names, designs, images, audio, video and logos, as well as the structure of the Website, its navigation plan, logos, the design and organization of its sections, their titles, databases, structure and texts (hereinafter “the Contents”) are the exclusive property of the Company and its affiliates or partners, or third-parties when applicable.

Any partial or total representation, reproduction and/or distribution of the Content is prohibited and constitutes an infringement of the copyrights of the Company and its affiliates and other intellectual property rights likely to engage the civil and criminal liability of the counterfeiter.

4. Content use

Contents may only be used by the User for his or her personal information and within the strict limits of use of the Website in accordance with these Terms of Use. Any other form of use of the Content by any means whatsoever, without the prior and explicit authorization of the Company, is prohibited and would constitute an infringement likely to incur the civil and criminal liability of the infringer.

The User undertakes to use the Website:

– in accordance with its destination;

– for personal use to the exclusion of any commercial, marketing, promotional or professional activity;

– in compliance with copyright and any other types of intellectual property rights;

– without any use of a robot or any other automated means to access or use the Contents of the Website, and without attempting to interfere with the Website;

– without attempting to copy, reproduce it in whole or in part, make it accessible or distribute it by any means to unauthorized third parties.

The User is solely responsible for the use of the information accessible via this Website, which the Company reserves the right to modify at any time, for updating in particular.

Similarly, the Company reserves the right to delete or modify certain features of the Website, without notice or compensation. 

5. Responsibility

The Company endeavors, as far as possible, to present accurate and up-to-date information on the Website. However, the Company does not provide any guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, relevance or completeness of this information. Neither the Company nor any other party involved in the production, provision, design or maintenance of the Website shall be liable for any direct or indirect damage, whether or not caused by fault, resulting from access to or inability to access (either legitimate or in violation of these Terms of Use) the Website, from consulting the Website, or from the use of the information published on the Website.

In any event, the User acknowledges specifically that the information and services offered on the Website may: 

– be interrupted in cases of force majeure or events beyond the Company’s control,

– contain technical or human errors, and

– occasionally lead to data loss.

It is the responsibility of each User to take all appropriate measures to protect his or her own data, software and hardware from contamination by viruses or other forms of attacks that may spread through the Website or other sources of information published on the Internet.

The User may not take advantage of any difficulty in accessing the Website to access information in violation of these Terms of Use.

The Company reserves the right to interrupt, temporarily suspend or modify without notice access to all or part of the Website, in order to ensure its maintenance, or for any other reason, and such interruption shall not give rise to any obligation or compensation.

6. Hypertext links

The Website may contain hypertext links or references to other websites. The Company has no control over the content of third-party websites and cannot be held liable for any direct or indirect damage resulting from the consultation of said content. Any link to another website has been created solely for the browsing convenience of Website Users.

In addition, the presence of a hypertext link to a third-party website does not mean that the Company approves the content of this third-party website. 

The User shall visit third-party websites under his or her sole and entire responsibility, at his or her own risk and peril, and in accordance with the terms and conditions of use of these websites.

Any creation of a hypertext link to the Website or one of its pages must be authorized in advance by the Company.

7. Personal data protection policy and cookies

Processing of personal data

The Company undertakes to protect the privacy of its Users in compliance with the regulations in force and in particular with Data Protection Act No. 78-17 on computer technologies and civil liberties (“Informatique et Libertés”) of 6 January 1978 as amended, and Regulation No. 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (“Regulation”).

In the context of operating the Website, the Company may collect the User’s personal data, including but not limited to: 

  • last name, 
  • first name, 
  • postal address,
  • if applicable, company, business telephone number, business fax number, business e-mail address, 
  • purpose for contacting the Company
  • IP and current location

Except upon our express request or invitation, you may not send or disclose sensitive personal data (e.g. social security number, information relating to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health status, sexual activities or orientations, criminal record, membership in a trade union, or biometric or genetic data allowing an individual’s unique identification) via the Website or by any other means.

Data about Users are collected, processed and stored in accordance with the purposes for which they were collected, with some of the information being mandatory and other optional, as indicated on the data collection forms.

The purposes of User data intended at the time of collection include:

– Management of contact forms;

– Management of message sending;

– Site visit statistics; 

– Selection of content framework to serve Users based on their geolocation.

The data collected is intended for the Company’s exclusive use. In order to achieve the above purposes, the Company may disclose your personal data only to:

  • Employees of the Company, authorized by virtue of their functions and bound by an obligation of confidentiality;
  • Service providers and subcontractors performing services on our behalf.

The Company reserves the right to disclose your personal data to public authorities in connection with official requests, for national security purposes or when the law requires it.

Personal data rights of individuals  

In accordance with Act No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 as amended, and the Regulation, you have the following rights over your data: right of access, right of rectification, right to deletion (right to be forgotten), right of opposition, right to limit processing, and right to portability. You can also define guidelines for the storage, deletion and communication of your personal data after your death. 

For reasons relating to your particular situation, you may object to the processing of your personal data.

To exercise your rights, please send a postal letter to the attention of the Company’s Legal Department (BALT SAS – 10 rue de la Croix Vigneron – 95160 MONTMORENCY) or an e-mail message to dataprotection@balt.fr.  Please provide proof of your identity. We recommend that you send your letter/message in acknowledgement mode. 

Subject to any failure by the Company to comply with the above provisions, you have the right to file a complaint with the competent authority. 

Data storage period 

The Company undertakes to store your personal data in a secure environment for as long as necessary to achieve the purposes for which they were collected or for the minimum storage period provided for by the legislation applicable for civil and commercial matters in particular. Some personal data may be retained by the Company for longer periods of time exclusively for archival purposes, in the public interest, for scientific or historical research or for statistical purposes.  

Cross-border data transfer

When you give your consent (if required by law), your personal information may be transferred to countries other than your country of residence, including the United States, which may have different data protection rules than those in effect in your country. Contractual and other provisions have been put in place to protect personal data transferred to our subsidiaries or to third-party partners in other countries.

Security

Taking into account technological developments, implementation costs, the nature of the data to be protected and the risks to individuals’ rights and freedoms, the Company shall implement all appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure the confidentiality of the personal data collected and processed and a level of security appropriate to the risk. 

In the event that the Company entrusts data processing activities to subcontractors, the latter will be chosen for their capacity to provide sufficient guarantees as to the implementation of appropriate technical and organizational measures, in particular in terms of reliability and security measures. 

In addition, the Company reserves the right to communicate your personal data in order to meet its legal obligations, and in particular if it is forced to do so by judicial requisition.

Cookies

Google Analytics and Privacy

This Website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). To use Google Analytics, a site manager must insert an applet (JavaScript) in each page of their site. This applet collects and sends Google data on each visitor to the site. Google Analytics uses its own cookie to track visitor interactions.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of your personal data by Google. Google uses this information only for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website and compiling reports on website activity for the Company. The following data are collected and processed: the geographical origin of the visitor, their IP address, the date of their visit, the duration of their visit, the pages visited as well as the sequence of pages. 

The processing conducted pursues a legitimate interest and does not infringe any fundamental human rights or freedoms. In order to ensure that the use of Google Analytics is compatible with applicable data protection legislation, in particular the CNIL’s position regarding cookies used to count visitors, The Company accepts to regularly review any changes to the terms of use of Google Analytics and, if necessary, to stop using this tool if such changes would infringe the fundamental rights and freedoms of visitors. If you do not wish to send your personal data to Google Analytics, you may download and install the module available at the following address in your browser: 

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=fr 

Refusing cookies

To disable cookies please consult on how to do so within your web browser documentation

8. Photo credits

© 2022 BALT Group. All photographs and images appearing on this site are property of the BALT Group. All rights reserved.

9. General provisions

The Company reserves the right to modify the provisions of these terms of use at its discretion and without notice. By continuing to use and browse this Website, the User accepts any modifications that may have been made. If one or more of the provisions of these Terms of Use are invalidated for any reason whatsoever, the other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

The User’s failure, regardless of his or her geographical location, to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use and, more generally, any issue concerning their execution, interpretation or validity, is subject to French law and to the courts of Pontoise, France.

Version: 01/2022