Privacy Policy

Introduction

Our organization’s website stores cookie files on your device to improve its performance and collect certain traffic statistics via Google Analytics, a free audience analysis service for a website or applications used by more than 10 million sites.

Please note, however, that respecting your privacy is important to us and that we do not collect any personal data without your consent.

Objective

We have developed this Cookies Policy to describe our organization’s use of cookies and the information it collects and stores.

Definitions
The “Act modernizing legislative provisions regarding the protection of personal information”, also called law 25, aims to protect the Quebec population by making organizations responsible for the personal information they hold. This law involves new responsibilities and obligations that will gradually come into force in September 2022, 2023 and 2024. To avoid severe sanctions, it is essential that organizations comply with this law.

“Data Subject” means any identified or identifiable individual about whom our organization collects Personal Information, including, but not limited to, (i) former, current and prospective Employees, (ii) customers, former, current and potential, (iii) visitors to our website and (iv) former, current and potential subcontractors and suppliers.

“Personal information” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, but excludes information which is not considered Personal Information under the PRP Act.

A “cookie” is a small text file that is created by the website you are visiting and stored on your computer or mobile device. Its function is to collect and record certain information about your browsing habits and preferences during your visit to the site. Cookies are used by websites to improve your user experience. For example, they allow us to remember your language preferences, offer you personalized content, keep your session open when you navigate from one page to another, track your interactions with the site, analyze traffic , or to offer you targeted advertisements.

Why do we use cookies?
Our organization’s website uses cookies to better understand how you use our site and to optimize navigation. We may use cookies to remember your preferences or to not require you to log in each time you visit our website for example. However, some cookies are essential for the website to function properly.

What types of cookies are used?
To help you understand the usefulness of each cookie file used for you, you will find below a presentation of the three different types of cookie files that can be used on our website:

Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for basic functionality of our website, such as accessing secure areas of the site and logging into your user account if you have one. These cookies allow users to navigate our website and cannot be deactivated.

Analytical cookies: This type of cookie is used to collect information about how visitors use the site. It records data such as the number of visitors, duration of visit to the site, pages visited and links clicked. This information can then be used to analyze and improve site performance, as well as to understand user preferences and behaviors. Analytical cookies are often used by website owners to obtain information about the effectiveness of their marketing strategies and their website in general.

Third-party cookies: It may happen that our website contains links to other websites or uses features from other platforms such as Facebook or LinkedIn for example. We have no information about the types of cookies used by these other sites and we have no control over them. To find out more, please see the information provided by these third-party sites on their own cookies. Third-party cookies may be used to track the user across different websites and may be used for targeted advertising or demographic data collection.

How long will cookies last?
Cookies stay on your device(s) for different lengths of time, depending on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie.

Persistent cookies remain on the user’s computer even after the browser is closed. They have a set expiration date and are stored on the user’s hard drive. These cookies are used to remember information such as login credentials, language preferences and personalization choices. The advantage of persistent cookies is that users do not need to log in every time they visit a website, as login information is already stored through these cookies.

Session cookies are temporary and are deleted as soon as the user closes the browser. These cookies are used to store temporary information related to the user’s session, such as items added to the shopping cart or current browsing preferences. When the user closes the browser, all this information is lost because the session cookies are erased.

How do I manage cookies on my device?
Web browsers allow users to control which cookies are stored but each works slightly differently. Follow these instructions to learn how to delete and manage cookies in your browser: https://www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-delete-cookies/

Changes to this cookie policy:
This cookie policy takes effect on June 1, 2023 and replaces all previous versions.

Privacy legislation is constantly evolving and, therefore, this Cookies Policy may be subject to change by our organization, at its sole discretion and without notice or liability to a Data Subject or any other person. The collection, use and disclosure of a Data Subject’s Personal Information by our organization will be governed by the version of the policy then in effect.