The information transmitted automatically between computers does not identify you personally. It is gathered solely to meet the technological requirements of using the Internet and for statistical purposes.
You should be aware that, as soon as you access the Ministère’s website, information is automatically exchanged between your computer and the Ministère’s server, without your intervention. The information does not identify you personally. It consists of :
This information allows the server to send you files compatible with the computer equipment you are using. The Ministère also keeps the information needed to determine the number of visitors, the most frequently visited pages, the technology used by visitors, the referring sites and the visitors’ countries of origin.
In accordance with the
Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information, a department or agency requesting you to provide personal information must be sure that it needs the information (section 64), must identify itself and must inform you (excerpt from section 65):
If you send us personal information (by email or using an online form), we will use only the information required to answer your message and to follow up on it. Electronic messages are treated as confidentially as regular mail.
The personal information provided is not disclosed to another government body unless your request is addressed to that body or disclosure is required by law. Under no circumstances is the information used to draw up visitor profiles or communicated to private organizations.
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