Legal mentions

June, 2009


The use of this site ("Site") is subject to certain Terms of Use which constitute a legal agreement between you and Ipsos SA ("Ipsos") and its subsidiaries . By using this Site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by the Terms of Use. Please review the Terms of Use prior to viewing this Site. If you do not agree with the terms thereof, please do not use this Site.

Member companies of the Ipsos group have their own legal existence and have independent legal personality, but on this site the terms Ipsos, group or we/us, are sometimes used to designate all Ipsos group companies or when there is no need to identify a particular company of the Group.

 

Permission to use Documents

Polls appearing on this website are deemed to be in the public domain and therefore may be used in whole or in part as long as attribution is made to the appropriate Ipsos entity that conducted the work. Outlets or organizations, wherever possible and appropriate, should note the release date, sponsor of the poll, methodology and a link to the Ipsos website where results can be obtained. Ipsos shall not be responsible for any third party’s use or interpretation of the findings; however, if such use and interpretation is deemed to be inappropriate, improper, offensive, a misrepresentation or reproduced for the purpose of commercial means, Ipsos may take appropriate legal action and/or take steps to publicly correct the record. 

Outside Sites and Linking


The Site may contain links and pointers to other sites on the Internet that are owned or operated by third party vendors and other third parties (the "Outside Sites"). Ipsos is not responsible for the availability of, or the content located on or through, any Outside Site, including any webcasting or other form of transmission received from any Outside Sites. You should contact the site administrator or Webmaster for those Outside Sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or the content located on such Outside Sites. Ipsos permits certain third party links to the home page of its Site, provided that Ipsos is provided with notice of such links and does not thereafter object to such linking. Ipsos reserves the right to revoke unilaterally any consent that it may at any time give to any linkage, including linkages to the home page. The Outside Sites are being provided to you only as a convenience and any link or pointer contained on this Site does not imply endorsement of the Outside Sites.

 

Copyright


All Site content, design, text, graphics, images, logos, buttons, icons, interfaces, audio and video clips, and the selection and arrangements thereof are the exclusive property of Ipsos, or its respective content providers, and are protected by French and international copyright laws. All software used on the Site is the property of Ipsos or its respective software suppliers, and such software is protected by French and international copyright laws and other applicable laws and treaties.
Users of this Site shall not transmit/post any information to this Site that infringes the copyright or other intellectual property rights of others.

 

Trademarks


All trademarks, service marks and trade names used on the Site (collectively the "Marks") are solely owned by Ipsos.  The Marks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not a product or service of Ipsos or that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or that in any manner disparages or discredits Ipsos.

 

Warranties and Limitation of Liability

WHILE IPSOS ATTEMPTS TO KEEP THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS AND PROCESSES ON THIS SITE AS CURRENT, COMPLETE AND ACCURATE AS POSSIBLE, WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND ABOUT THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, FUNCTIONS, PROCESSES OR OTHER CONTENT CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE. IPSOS MAKES NO GUARANTEE THAT ACCESS TO THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL CODE. THE DOCUMENTS, INFORMATION AND GRAPHICS PUBLISHED ON THIS WEBSITE MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL ERRORS. IPSOS SHALL NOT BE BOUND BY ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS CONTAINED IN THIS SITE WITH RESPECT TO ANY SERVICES OFFERED ON THIS SITE. INFORMATION HEREIN MAY BE CHANGED, REMOVED OR UPDATED AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE AND FOR ANY REASON. ALL MATERIALS AND INFORMATION POSTED TO THIS SITE ARE INTENDED TO BE USED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK OF RELYING ON THIS INFORMATION. THIS INFORMATION IS SUPPLIED TO YOU ON THE CONDITION THAT YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON RECEIVING THIS INFORMATION WILL MAKE THEIR OWN DETERMINATION AS TO ITS SUITABILITY FOR ANY PURPOSE PRIOR TO ANY USE OF THIS INFORMATION.
THE INFORMATION, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, SOFTWARE AND MATERIALS CONTAINED OR OFFERED IN THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITH NO WARRANTY. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IPSOS DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO SUCH INFORMATION, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, SOFTWARE AND MATERIALS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS OR OTHER HARMFUL CODE, AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE, RELIANCE  OR TRADE PRACTICE.

IN NO EVENT SHALL IPSOS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER. IN NO EVENT SHALL IPSOS, ITS AGENTS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, OR OFFICERS HAVE ANY OBLIGATIONS OR LIABILITIES TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS OR USE, OR FOR INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR ANY OTHER THEORY OR FORM OF ACTION, EVEN IF WE OR OUR SUBSIDIARIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION UNDER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR ANY OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE INFORMATION, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, SOFTWARE AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE. NO ACTION OR PROCEEDING MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST IPSOS OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES WITH RESPECT TO ANY CLAIM OR DISPUTE ARISING FROM THE USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THIS SITE OR ANY INFORMATION THEREON.
THIS INFORMATION IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS RECOMMENDATIONS TO USE ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCT, PROCESS, EQUIPMENT, OR FORMULATION THAT CONFLICTS WITH ANY PATENT, COPYRIGHT, OR TRADEMARK, AND IPSOSOR ITS SUBSIDIARIES MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, THAT ANY USE OF THIS INFORMATION WILL NOT INFRINGE ON ANY PATENT, COPYRIGHT OR TRADEMARK.
IPSOS CATEGORICALLY REJECTS ANY INTERPRETATION WHICH TENDS TO ASSIMILATE THE CONTENT OF ITS WEB SITE OR ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES' WEB SITES WITH OFFERS OF PURCHASE OR INCITEMENT TO PURCHASE SHARES OR OTHER SECURITIES, WHETHER LISTED OR NON-LISTED, OF IPSOS, OR ANY ONE OF ITS DIRECT OR INDIRECT SUBSIDIARIES COMPANIES.

 

Information Collection


As you navigate through this Site, some of your user information may be actively collected (name, e-mail address) or passively collected (which you did not actively provide) such as your browser type, domain name, IP address, pages visited, and the length of your user session using various technologies and means, such as Internet Protocol Address, cookies, Internet Tags and navigational data collection, for the sole purpose of web site enhancement. No information collected is shared with third parties for advertising or other purposes except that it may be disclosed to those of Ipsos’ contractors who assist with programming and technical aspects of hosting and operating the Site. Transmissions to and from this Site may not be confidential and consequently, may be read or intercepted by others. In accordance with the law of 6 January 1978 concerning informatics and freedom (loi Informatique et Liberté du 6 janvier 1978) you have the right to access, modify, correct or delete any personal data which we may have collected (Art. 34 of the law of 6 January 1978). To exercise this right please contact Ipsos@ipsos.com.

 

Cautionary factors that may affect future results


The documents in this site may contain forward-looking statements with respect to the financial condition, results of operations, business, strategy and plans of the Ipsos Group. In particular, statements using the words " expects ", " anticipates ", and similar expressions, and statements with regards to management goals and objectives, expected or targeted results, or trends in results of operations or margins are forward-looking in nature. Such statements are based on a number of assumptions that could ultimately prove inaccurate, and are subject to a number of risk factors, including changes in regulations or technology, currency fluctuations and interest rate fluctuations and general economic and business conditions. Our annual report and other documents filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers contains further details regarding such assumptions and risks.

The Group does not assume any obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Further information on factors which could affect the company's financial results is provided in documents filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers.

 

On Line Conduct


Any conduct by a person that in Ipsos’ sole discretion restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Site, is prohibited. You agree to use the Site only for lawful purposes and in accordance with that prohibition. You agree that you will not post on the Site or transmit any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law.

 

Termination of Usage

 
Ipsos may, without incurring any liability to you, terminate access by you or suspend any access to all or part of the Site, without notice, for any conduct that Ipsos, in its sole discretion, believes is in violation of any applicable law or this Agreement, or is harmful to the interests of another user, a third-party, a merchant, a sponsor, a licensor, a service provider, or the Site.

 

Entire Agreement


This Agreement shall, as the same may be amended from time to time, constitute the complete and exclusive agreement between Ipsos and you with respect to the subject matter hereof. It supercedes and replaces all prior discussions, negotiations, understandings and agreements, written and oral, regarding such matters. Any additional or different terms in any purchase order or other written or oral response by you shall be deemed rejected by Ipsos without need of further notice and shall not be part of this Agreement or in any way binding upon Ipsos.

Due to the rapidly evolving technologies on the Internet, we may occasionally update this policy. All revisions will be posted to this Site.