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Privacy policy

Thank you for visiting our website and reading our privacy policy. The Ministère’s website does not install cookies on the hard drives of visitors’ computers. In addition, no personal information is collected without the visitors’ prior consent.

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.

Information transmitted automatically

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 :

  1. the Internet domain name (for example, "xcompany.com" if you have a private Internet access account, or "university.edu" if you access the Internet through a university) and the IP address (a number automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet provider every time you use the Internet) with which you access our site;
  2. the type of browser and operating system used;
  3. the date and time of the visits;
  4. the pages consulted; and
  5. the address of the referring site, if you access www.mtq.gouv.qc.ca from another site.

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.

If you transmit personal information to us

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):

  1. « of the name and address of the public body on whose behalf the information is being collected;
  2. of the purposes for which the information is collected;
  3. of the categories of persons who will have access to the information;
  4. of the fact that a reply is obligatory, or that it is optional;
  5. of the consequences for the person concerned or, as the case may be, for the third person, in case of a refusal to reply; and
  6. of the rights of access and correction provided by law.»

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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