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LEGAL INFORMATION AND GENERAL CONDITIONS OF USE  FOR THE www.menaq7.com WEBSITE Date of last update: May 7th, 2024 PUBLISHER Gnosis by Lesaffre, legal form, registered under N° LESAFFRE ET COMPAGNIE (LESAFFRE & CIE): RCS Paris B 316 055 672 with the capital of EUR [734,500.00] Trade and Companies Register, with its registered office at 41 … Continue reading Legal Notices

LEGAL INFORMATION AND GENERAL CONDITIONS OF USE  FOR THE www.menaq7.com WEBSITE

Date of last update: May 7th, 2024

 

PUBLISHER

Gnosis by Lesaffre, legal form, registered under N° LESAFFRE ET COMPAGNIE (LESAFFRE & CIE): RCS Paris B 316 055 672 with the capital of EUR [734,500.00] Trade and Companies Register, with its registered office at 41 Rue Etienne Marcel – 75001 PARIS. “Lesaffre”


CONTACT

Administrative headquarters
137, Rue Gabriel Péri
F-59700 Marcq-en-Baroeul
Telephone: 00 33 +(0)3 20 81 61 00


GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

Lesaffre, publishes the website accessible at the URL address www.menaq7.com (hereinafter referred to as “the Site”) in order to provide general information on the activities of MenaQ7 from Gnosis by Lesaffre.


Within the meaning of these General Conditions of Use (hereinafter referred to as the “GCU”), the Lesaffre Group (hereinafter referred to as the “Lesaffre Group”) refers to the group made up of the company Lesaffre et Compagnie, a public limited company with a Board of Directors, registered under the SIRET number 31605567200018 in the Paris Trade and Companies Register, whose registered office is located at 41 rue Etienne Marcel, 75001 PARIS, as well as its subsidiaries, regardless of where they are established. In terms of shareholdings, control of companies and dominant influence, all companies meeting the criteria set out in Articles L233-1 to L233-3 and L233-16 of the French Commercial Code are defined under the terms of this article.


The purpose hereof is to define the terms and conditions under which any person, regardless of the access device (computer, tablet, etc.), the type of connection (private connection, public Wifi, etc.) and the place of connection, may access and use the Site (hereinafter referred to as the “Users” or individually as the “User”).


ARTICLE 1 – DESCRIPTION OF THE SITE

1.1 The website provides information on Gnosis by Lesaffre, its activities, its mission and its business, as well as news.

1.2 The Site allows the User to:
Access the websites of the Lesaffre Group’s other subsidiaries and operational units dedicated to the business unit Gnosis by Lesaffre;

  • Contact Lesaffre using the contact forms
  • Subscribe to email newsletter administrated by Gnosis by Lesaffre
  • Accept or decline cookie usage for various operational and marketing activities
  • Download research and materials created by Gnosis by Lesaffre

1.3 Lesaffre may develop the functionalities of the site, without this giving rise to any right to compensation whatsoever for the benefit of the user. Users are therefore expressly informed that the availability of all or part of the functionalities is at the discretion of Lesaffre International.


ARTICLE 2 – TECHNICAL CONDITIONS FOR ACCESSING AND USING THE SITE

2.1 The Site is compatible with standard browsers on the market. It is the User’s responsibility to check that they are using a browser version that is up to date at the time of consulting the Site. Failure to do so may result in difficulties accessing or using the Site.

2.2 Any hardware and/or software required to access and/or use the Site is the sole responsibility of the User, who is solely liable for the proper functioning of his/her equipment and Internet access. It is the User’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has an Internet connection enabling him/her to use the Site. It is also the User’s responsibility to take all appropriate measures to protect his/her own data, computer systems and/or software from contamination by any viruses.

2.3 The User undertakes to check that the configuration of his/her browser and operating system allows him/her to access and consult the Site. The User is responsible for resolving any bugs affecting his/her browser and/or operating system. The same applies to the detection and management of any virus likely to affect their terminal.

2.4 The Site is accessible unless interrupted for maintenance and/or in the event of force majeure and/or in the event of the occurrence of an event beyond the control of Lesaffre International. Lesaffre may not be held liable in the absence of fault, in the event of the unavailability of the site, for whatever reason, and will do its utmost to re-establish the service.


ARTICLE 3 – ACCEPTANCE AND AMENDMENT OF THE GCU

3.1 Access to and use of the Site are subject to compliance with these GCU. Therefore, before consulting the Site, all Users must read the GCU, which are accessible from the Site’s home page and from each of its pages.

3.2 The GCU may be modified by Lesaffre in order to take into account, in particular, changes to the functionalities of the Site, as well as applicable regulations. Any new version of the GCU will be made available to Users on the Site. Users should therefore consult the GCUs on a regular basis.


ARTICLE 4 – OBLIGATIONS – LIABILITY

4.1 The User undertakes to use the Site in accordance with these GCU. By accessing and using the Site, the User undertakes in particular not to:

    • any use of the Site that contravenes applicable laws and regulations or violates the rights of third parties;
    • any action which may cause prejudice to Lesaffre, to one or more entities of the Lesaffre Group or to another User;
    • harm, hinder or distort the proper functioning of the Site;
    • to probe, scan, scrape or technically analyze the Site;
    • to test the vulnerability, performance or functionality of the Site for any reason other than those necessary for its use;
    • circumvent the measures implemented by Lesaffre to guarantee the security of the site.

4.2 The user expressly acknowledges that if he/she does not respect these General Conditions of Use, Lesaffre or any of the subsidiaries of the Lesaffre Group may not be held liable. On the contrary, the user may be required to compensate Lesaffre and/or one or more of the subsidiaries of the Lesaffre Group for any costs, disbursements or prejudice in the event of all or part of them being called into question by another user and/or by a third party for an act attributable to the user.

4.3 The site is provided “as is”. Given this state of affairs, which is recognized and accepted by the user, Lesaffre International cannot be held responsible for the temporary or definitive impossibility of the user accessing the site or all or part of the site’s functionalities. Lesaffre International’s obligation to supply is limited to an obligation of means. Lesaffre International does not guarantee the durability or performance of the functionalities accessible on the website.

4.4 Neither Lesaffre nor the user may be held liable in the event of force majeure as defined by the laws of the country where is located Lesaffre’s headquarter and the corresponding jurisprudence.

4.5 Lesaffre cannot be held responsible for the consequences:

  • the fault or negligence of the User;
  • use of the Site by the User that does not comply with these GCU and/or applicable regulations;
  • fraudulent use of the site by third parties, in violation of the security measures implemented by Lesaffre.

4.6 Lesaffre declines all responsibility for indirect damage which, consequently, does not give rise to any right to compensation.


ARTICLE 5 – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

5.1 The Site and each of its components, including but not limited to texts, images, illustrations, photographs, databases, media, software, graphics, logos, icons, sounds, company names, trademarks, product models, drawings, animated sequences with or without sound, and other documentation, and more generally, all visual or sound elements (hereinafter the “Intellectual Property Elements”) are protected by intellectual property rights.

5.2 Lesaffre holds the intellectual property rights to the intellectual property elements. Some of the intellectual property elements may also be the property of third parties or other subsidiaries of the Lesaffre Group who have granted a license to Lesaffre in order to incorporate them directly or indirectly into the Site.

5.3 As a result, the user is forbidden to reproduce or represent elements of intellectual property without the authorization of Lesaffre International, as such reproduction and/or representation may constitute an act of counterfeiting.

5.4 Any authorization for the reproduction and representation of intellectual property elements must be requested by post from the following address: Lesaffre – Service Communication – 101 rue de Menin 59700 Marcq-en Baroeul, France.


ARTICLE 6 – HYPERTEXT LINKS

6.1 The Site may contain hypertext links referring the User to websites published by other subsidiaries of the Lesaffre Group. Lesaffre International declines all responsibility for access to, use of and content on these websites.

6.2 To find out about the conditions of use of websites published by other subsidiaries of the Lesaffre Group or by sites published by third parties to the Lesaffre Group to which the Site may refer, the User is invited to consult the websites concerned, as well as the general conditions of use of said sites.


ARTICLE 7 – CONTACT

For any questions or complaints relating to the site and/or the application of these GCU, users may contact Lesaffre – Service Communication – 101 rue de Menin 59700 Marcq-en-Baroeul, France.


ARTICLE 8 – MISCELLANEOUS

8.1 In the event that one of the clauses of these GCU is declared null and void or inapplicable by the effect of a law, regulation or court decision rendered by a competent court having the force of res judicata, the other clauses will retain their validity and force.

8.2 The fact that Lesaffre does not take advantage of a breach by one (or more) user(s) of any of the stipulations of these General Conditions of Use may not be interpreted as a tolerance or waiver on its part to take advantage of such a breach in the future.


ARTICLE 9 – APPLICABLE LAW

9.1 These GCU are governed by the laws of the country where is located Lesaffre’s headquarter.

9.2 In the event of a dispute, the Parties will use their best endeavours to reach an amicable solution before referring the matter to the Courts. However, if the amicable stage fails, the most diligent party will refer the matter to the competent court in accordance with the applicable legal provisions.


Cookie Policy

This Cookie Notice was last updated on 05/07/2024 This Cookie Notice applies to the Gnosis by Lesaffre (a Business Unit of Lesaffre, referred to as “Lesaffre International and affiliates”) website available at www.menaq7.com (the “Website”). You may access and change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking the “consent preferences” icon pictured bottom left … Continue reading Cookie Policy

This Cookie Notice was last updated on 05/07/2024

This Cookie Notice applies to the Gnosis by Lesaffre (a Business Unit of Lesaffre, referred to as “Lesaffre International and affiliates”) website available at www.menaq7.com (the “Website”). You may access and change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking the “consent preferences” icon pictured bottom left of your screen.

 

 

DEFINITION OF COOKIES

LESAFFRE INTERNATIONAL (ALSO REFERRED TO AS THE “LESAFFRE“, “WE” OR “US“) USES COOKIES ON THE WEBSITE. A COOKIE IS A VERY SMALL TEXT DOCUMENT, WHICH OFTEN INCLUDES AN ANONYMOUS UNIQUE IDENTIFIER. COOKIES ARE CREATED WHEN YOUR BROWSER LOADS A PARTICULAR WEBSITE. THE WEBSITE SENDS INFORMATION TO THE BROWSER WHICH THEN CREATES A TEXT FILE. EVERY TIME THE USER GOES BACK TO THE SAME WEBSITE, THE BROWSER RETRIEVES AND SENDS THIS FILE TO THE WEBSITE’S SERVER. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE USE OF COOKIES ON WWW.ALLABOUTCOOKIES.ORG.

 

We also use other forms of technology (such as web beacons or pixel tags) which serve a similar purpose to cookies, and which allow us to monitor and improve our Websites. When we talk about cookies in this Cookie Notice, this term includes these similar technologies. If you would like more information about our privacy practices, please consult our Privacy Notice here.

 

COOKIES WE USE AND THE INFORMATION THEY COLLECT

You can find more information about the other individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below.:

 

Type of cookie 

Purpose 

Duration until expiry 

Necessary cookies 

Necessary cookies are required to enable the basic features of this site, such as providing secure log-in or adjusting your consent preferences. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable data.

These cookies are required to enable core functionality. Without these cookies, registering your consent or your refusal regarding the utilization of cookies on the Website would not be possible. 

Up to 1 hour

Analytics cookies 

Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics such as the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc. These cookies help us improve or optimize the experience we provide. They allow us to measure how visitors interact with our Website and we use this information to improve the user experience and performance of Website. 
Up to 1 year, 1 month, 4 days

Functional cookies 

Functional cookies help perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collecting feedback, and other third-party features.Up to 6 months

Advertising cookies 

Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with customized advertisements based on the pages you visited previously and to analyze the effectiveness of the ad campaigns.

We use these cookies to collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advert as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.  We may share this information with other parties who help manage online advertising – please see the “Third Party” section below for more details. 

Up to 1 year 24 days

Social media cookies 

These cookies are used when you share information using a social media sharing button or “like” button on our Website, or when you engage with our content on or through a social site such as Facebook or Twitter. These cookies collect information about your social media interaction with the Website, such as whether or not you have an account with the social media site and whether you are logged into it when you interact with content on our Website. This information may be linked to targeting/advertising activities. 

Up to 1 year

 

THIRD PARTIES

Your use of Website may result in some cookies being stored that are not controlled by us. This may occur when the part of the Website you are visiting makes use of a third-party analytics or includes content displayed from a third-party website, for example, YouTube. You should review the privacy and cookie notices of these services to find out how these third parties use cookies and whether your cookie data will be transferred to a third country. A list of the third parties who place cookies on the Website can be found [here].

 

TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

You may adjust, at any time, your cookie preferences here.

Most internet browsers allow you to manage cookie settings or to delete them. Methods vary for doing so, but you can see information about managing cookies at the following links:

 

CONTACT US

The responsible entity is Lesaffre International. If you have questions about this Cookie Notice or wish to contact us for any reason in relation to our cookies use, please contact us at

 

Gnosis by Lesaffre

Digital Communication Department

101 Menin Sreet, 59170, Marcq-en-Baroeul (France)

 

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Our K2 Brochure breaks down the key differences between K1 and K2, explaining their mechanisms of action and the prevalence of deficiency in the population. Including compelling graphic design and messaging, it equips you with the tools to tell the important K2 story in a way that resonates with your audience.

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The Basics of Vitamin K and Beyond

When considering vitamin K for your product, it’s crucial to understand the distinction between its various forms, primarily K1 and K2. Your product’s effectiveness depends on featuring the most optimal form.

 

Our K2 Brochure breaks down the key differences between K1 and K2, explaining their mechanisms of action and the prevalence of deficiency in the population. Including compelling graphic design and messaging, it equips you with the tools to tell the important K2 story in a way that resonates with your audience.

What is the Target Audience for K2?

Proven effective in supporting bone and cardiovascular health — foundational across all life stages — Vitamin K2 can be strategically positioned to diverse demographics.

 

Whether targeting menopausal women, children’s early development, individuals leading active lifestyles, or those focused on longevity, our research and marketing tools offer invaluable support for your communication efforts.

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Crafted in the heart of Europe within our cGMP facility, our multi-step fermentation process mirrors nature’s own K2 production. Gain insight into our environmental management systems and the specific measures and commitments Gnosis has implemented to minimize our environmental footprint.

 

These factors distinguish MenaQ7® from newer market entrants, offering consumers a cherished value: natural, pure, and proven K2.

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While MenaQ7® is the most clinically proven K2 as MK7 in the market, our efforts to substantiate new areas of importance are underway. Our developments allow you to stay one step ahead of the curve when it comes to clinical research, but also when it comes to innovative delivery systems. Our solutions platform caters to a wide range of finished products.

 

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Alongside claims of natural ingredients, consumers are looking for brands that are serious about sustainability. As consumers grow more conscious of their ecological impact, they prioritize eco-friendly choices. Are your ingredient suppliers meeting consumer standards?

Alongside claims of natural ingredients, consumers are looking for brands that are serious about sustainability. As consumers grow more conscious of their ecological impact, they prioritize eco-friendly choices.

 

Produced at the Gnosis by Lesaffre Italian plant, MenaQ7® vitamin K2 adheres to the Environmental Management System, ISO 14001, and the Occupational Health and Safety Management System ISO 45001 standards.

 

After comprehensive assessments, we identified specific steps in our process where improvements can be made to improve energy efficiency. Our ongoing commitment involves substantial investments in sustainable practices to minimize environmental impact. In this piece, we provide an overview of the actions we take to ensure we reduce our ecological footprint effectively.

Our Sustainability Initiatives

 

  • CO2 & Energy Reduction: A core commitment for Gnosis is to reduce our carbon footprint. Through investments in various systems, we recover condensates, minimize purge water, and anticipate a 5% reduction in electricity consumption by 2024.
  • Water Reduction: In 2024, a project targeting a 20% reduction in water usage for cooling steam condensate will be implemented. Additionally, we already reuse wastewater to limit freshwater consumption.
  • Waste Management: Implementing effective procedures, we actively reduce waste by providing pre-treated waste solvents through distillation, transforming them into secondary raw materials for external manufacturing sites.

Healthier People, Healthier Planet

While MenaQ7® stands out as the clinically proven vitamin K2 as MK-7, our commitment goes beyond efficacy. The brand has long catered to the evolving needs of supplement users: natural origin, vegan-friendly, GMO-free, allergen-free, and with a “free-from” approach to our product development.

 

Together, MenaQ7®‘s natural profile and Gnosis’ sustainable efforts offer a comprehensive value add, making it an ideal partner for supplement brands committed to a truly holistic approach to health for people and the planet alike.

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This post highlights opportunities for brand owners based on key consumer trends for 2024. It is all about finding the optimal ingredient setting your product apart from the competition. We believe MenaQ7® is such an optimal ingredient.

Consumers prioritize ingredients for better value

According to Innova Market Insights “Ingredients Taking the Spotlight”, is at the top of their identified consumer trend of 2024. In other words, the hero of the product is the ingredients within it. Consumers look for value in the ingredients within the product and one-third of consumers report looking at the ingredients of interest on the product packaging.

 

Despite the cost-of-living crisis, FMCG Gurus also highlights value as a key trend with consumers. Specifically, consumers seek value in the form of efficacy, quality, and convenience. They ask questions like; does the product serve my needs, is efficacy-proven, is it trustworthy and is the dose form appealing? A key takeaway from FMCG Gurus is that value is more important to consumers than the lowest price, and brands should focus on innovation rather than being a cheaper “me-too” product.

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According to Innova Market 1 in 3 global consumers report being more proactive when it comes to their health and prioritize a strategy of prevention when it comes to their physical health. When asked what their major concerns related to physical health are, the response was 1: Weight Management 2: Heart Health 3: Bone and Joint Health.

 

As consumers are getting more educated, higher inspection of your product is taking place. Consumers expect evidence and proof of the efficacy relating to the claims attached to a product. Brand owners who can provide evidence and documentation as part of their product information will be in a stronger position to build trust with consumers. Choosing branded ingredients with clinical documentation is crucial in meeting this demand.

Natural Ingredients and Sustainability

Beyond proven and science-backed claims, consumers are still looking for natural ingredients that are free from artificial additives, preservatives, and chemicals. Consumers are increasingly conscious of the impact of their choices on personal health and the environment. Features like Organic and non-GMO are often associated with a holistic approach to health and well-being, resonating with consumers seeking a more natural and integrated approach to their health.  FMCG Gurus highlights a growing focus on ingredient transparency, where consumers are increasingly attentive to product labels and seeking healthy, clean, and recognizable ingredients.

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With MenaQ7® we are very confident your product will be equipped with the tools to meet the scrutiny of today’s health-conscious consumer.

 

With 22+ published clinical studies, and more underway, it is the most clinically proven Vitamin K2 as MK-7 in the market, and the only clinically proven for both bone and cardiovascular health. Our core focus is to translate complex clinical data from our research into compelling marketing tools, offering robust support to our customers.

 

MenaQ7® is derived by a fermentation process that mimics how nature produces vitamin K2 as MK-7. The MenaQ7® portfolio is complete with free from attributes, including all known allergens, it is vegan-friendly and of course non-GMO.

 

Through in-house production, Gnosis ensures 100% transparency allowing for complete traceability and control throughout the production process. And you are welcome to have a closer look.

 

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Choose MenaQ7® in your next product development and enjoy the confidence of a carefully-made marketing story and messaging that will earn consumers trust in your brand.

 

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