Confidentiality policy

You should be aware that as soon as you access the website, an information exchange occurs automatically without your intervention between your computer and the Netleaf server. This information does not identify you personally. The following information is exchanged:

  • the Web domain name, e.g. “” if you use a private Internet access account or “” if you access the Internet through a university and your IP address, which is a number that your Internet service provider automatically assigns to your computer every time you navigate on the Web, with which you access our site;
  • the type of browser and the operating system used to access our website;
  • the date and time at which you access our site;
  • the pages that you visit; and
  • the address of the referrer.

This exchange of information is necessary to enable the server to transmit a compatible file to the computer equipment that you are using. Moreover, the government preserves the information necessary to count the number of visitors, the pages most frequently visited, the technology used, the referencing sites, and the Internet users’ country of origin. This site uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse use of the website by its users. The data generated by the cookies concerning your use of the site (including your IP address) will be transmitted and stored by Google on servers located in the United States. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the site, compile reports on activity on the site intended for its publisher and provide other services pertaining to activity on the site and Internet use. Google is likely to communicate this information to third parties in response to a legal obligation to do so or when third parties process the information on behalf of Google, including, in particular, the publisher of this site. Google will not match your IP address with any other information that it possesses. You can deactivate cookies by selecting the appropriate parameters in your browser. However, doing so might prevent you from using certain features of the site. By using this website, you expressly agree to the processing by Google of your nominal data under the conditions and for the purposes described above.

Protection of personal information

In accordance with the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information, the government department or body that requests your personal information must make sure of the necessity of collecting this information (section 64), identify itself and inform you of (excerpt from section 65):

  • the name address of the public agency on behalf of which the information is being collected;
  • the use to be made of this information;
  • the categories of persons who will have access to the information;
  • the fact that a reply is obligatory, or that it is optional;
  • the consequences for the person concerned or, as the case may be, for the third party, in case of a refusal to reply;
  • the rights of access and correction provided by law.

If you wish to submit personal information by email, we will only use the information required to respond to your message and provide follow-up to it. The same confidentiality measures apply to the handling of emails as to regular mail. The personal information transmitted is only communicated to another government body when your request is addressed to the body or such communication is required by law. The information transmitted is not under any circumstances used to create user profiles and is not transmitted to any private agency. This site proposes links to the websites of other Québec government bodies and to the websites of a number of private organizations.

When you leave the website, the information exchanged is not subject to its confidentiality policy but to that of the private website, as the case may be. If you have comments or questions, please contact customer service.

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