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Legal Note and Confidentiality Policy

Legal Note and Confidentiality Policy

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The World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE), in its desire to respect the rights of individuals, particularly with regard to the automated processing of data, and wishing to be transparent with its audience, has put in place a policy covering all data processing operations, the reasons why the data is processed and the means by which individuals can exercise their rights.

Continuing to navigate on this site implies unreserved acceptance of the following terms and conditions of use. You agree to the use of cookies and other tracking devices.  The current online version of these terms of use is the version that will apply whenever you use the website, until such time as a new version replaces it.

Article 1 – Legal Note

1.1 Site (hereafter 'the site'):

1.2 Publisher (hereafter 'the publisher'):

World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE), Intergovernmental Organisation Head Office: 12, rue de Prony, 75017 Paris, France Represented by Dr Monique Eloit, in her capacity as Director General SIREN No.: 784714370 Telephone No.: +33 (0)1 44 15 18 88 E-mail address: Editor of the publication: Dr Monique Eloit

1.3 Concept and Execution

Concept: Agence Bergamote. Execution: La Fabrique de Blogs.

1.4 Web Host

OVH SAS, Capital: EUR 10,069,020 Head office: 2, rue Kellermann, 59100 Roubaix, France Registered with the Company Register in Lille, France (RCS de Lille Métropole) SIREN No.: 424 761 419 00045 Represented by Mr Henryk Klaba, in his capacity as President

Article 2 – Access to the Site

The site is to be accessed and used for strictly personal purposes only. You agree not to use this site, or the information or data contained therein, for commercial, political, or advertising purposes or for any form of commercial solicitation, particularly the sending of unsolicited emails.

Article 3 – Content of the Site

All trademarks, photographs, texts, comments, illustrations, images (both still and animated), video sequences, sounds, as well as the computer applications that enable the site to function and, more generally, any other content that is reproduced or used on the site, are protected by intellectual property law.

All content is the sole property of the publisher or its partners. Any reproduction, representation, use or adaptation, in any form whatsoever, of all or part of this content, including computer applications, without the prior written consent of the publisher, is strictly prohibited. If the publisher does not initiate legal proceedings upon first becoming aware of any unauthorised use, this does not indicate acceptance of such use or imply that it has waived its right to prosecute.

Article 4 – Site Management

To ensure the smooth management of the site, the publisher can, at any time: - suspend, interrupt or limit access to all or part of the site, or reserve access to the site, or parts of the site, to a specific category of Internet user; - remove any information that could disrupt its operation or that contravenes national or international laws or the rules of netiquette; - suspend the site for updates.

Article 5 – Liabilities

The publisher cannot be held liable for any damages incurred from any fault, malfunction, technical difficulty or operational interruption that prevents access to the site or to one of its functionalities. You have sole responsibility for the equipment you use to connect to the site. You must take all appropriate measures to protect your equipment and your data, particularly from viral attacks via the Internet. You are also solely responsible for the sites you visit and the data you consult.

The publisher cannot be held responsible for any legal action taken against you which results from: - your use of the site or any service accessible via the Internet, - your failure to comply with these terms and conditions.

The publisher is not responsible for damage to you, a third party and/or your equipment as a result of your connection or use of the site and you waive the right to take action against it. If the publisher is the subject of amicable or judicial proceedings as a result of your use of the site, it may make a claim against you to obtain compensation for all harm, damages, convictions and costs that may arise as a result.

Article 6 – Use of data

Data may be disclosed at the express and reasoned request of the judicial authorities if it has been shown that legal or regulatory provisions have been violated. When certain information is required to access specific features of the site, the publisher will indicate the mandatory nature of this information when the user is entering data.

Article 7 – Cookies

What is a 'cookie'?

A 'cookie' or tracker is an electronic file placed on your device (computer, tablet, smartphone…) that is read when you consult a website, read an email, or install or use software or a mobile application; this happens no matter what type of device you are using.

When browsing this site, 'cookies' from the company responsible for the site concerned and/or third party companies may be placed on your device.

When you visit the site for the first time, a notice explaining the use of 'cookies' will appear. If you continue to browse the site, you will be considered to have been informed of the use of 'cookies' and to have consented to the use of said 'cookies'. The consent given will be valid for a period of thirteen (13) months.

The information collected will only be used for administrative and planning purposes and for the purposes of tracking the volume, type and configuration of the site's traffic, developing its design and layout and, more generally, improving the services that we offer.

The cookies are present on this site: Their purpose is: to enable the bulletin to be customised, to facilitate sharing on social networks and to compile visitor statistics. They have a lifespan of 13 months.

Article 8 – Photographs illustrating the articles

The photographs accompanying the articles are not contractual and are not binding on the publisher.

Article 9 – Contact us

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