We are committed to respecting the privacy of the people who visit our website. The standards below form an integral part of our policy on confidentiality:
– We do not store any personal details, such as your name, address, telephone number or email address when you visit our website. This information is only taken if you supply it freely when you register for our mailing list (electronic newsletter), when you send us a request for information or when you fill out a form on the website.
– The personal information which you give us is protected in accordance with federal law on personal data protection. This means that you will be informed of all information taken about you, as well as the reasons for taking this information and of your right to access the information.
– We do however collect data on the traffic on our website, in order to improve our website and to better satisfy your requirements. No personal data about you will be collected in this manner, the data which we are interested in is of a more technical nature.
For example, we want to have information on:
– the name of your internet service provider, its IP address and the name of the service provided;
– the duration of each visit;
– the number of requests for information generated per visit;
– the type of operating system your use (Windows, MacIntosh, Unix, etc.);
– the type of browser you use (Netscape, Internet Explorer, etc.).
Canadians are protected by the following two federal laws regarding data protection: the Law on personal data protection and the Law on personal data protection and electronic documents (LPRPDÉ). The Law on personal data protection and electronic documents (LPRPDÉ) is based on the standard Code on personal data protection of the Canadian Association of standardization, which is incorporated within it. In Quebec, organizations in the private sector are subject to the personal data protection Law. The Commission on Access to Information monitors the application of this Law.
We are responsible for the personal data in our possession. It is the responsibility of our Chief Executive Officer to put in place policies and good practices regarding personal data protection and to ensure that they are adhered to.
Information on the purpose of data collection:
Before collecting personal data about you, we will advise you at the time the reasons we why we are collecting your data, how the information will be used and the circumstances in which the information may be passed on.
None of your personal data will be collected, used or passed on without your consent.
Restrictions regarding data collection:
Your personal information will only be taken when it is required for specific purposes and only if it reasonable and appropriate to do so in these circumstances.
Restrictions on the use, the transfer and the storage of personal data:
Your personal data will not be used nor transferred for any purposes other than those for which they were taken, unless you have given your consent for this or if the law requires us to do so. The information will only be stored as long as required for the specified purposes.
It is important that the personal information we have about you is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you have reason to believe they may be inaccurate, please contact us.
Personal data is protected by security measures appropriate to their degree of sensitivity. These methods of data protection may include physical measures, administrative measures and technical measures.
All those who are concerned will be given a copy of the present policy on confidentiality.
Access to your personal information:
You have the right to request access to the personal information we have on file for you. You can also contest the accuracy and the comprehensiveness of this information and have us correct it.
Complaints regarding the failure to comply with these principles:
You can make a complaint regarding the failure to comply with the principles stated above to the Chief Executive Officer.