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Privacy Guidelines

Introduction


In light of the development of new technological and communication tools, we consider that it is of the utmost importance to take every possible and reasonable measure to ensure privacy protection. Thus, we engage to respect the confidentiality of personal information that we may collect.

Collection of personal information

We collect the following information:

  • Name
  • Surname
  • Address
  • Postal Code
  • Email address
  • Phone / fax number
  • Gender

We collect personal contact information if you: sign up for the newsletter; register on the online forum or fill a complaint online. We also use, as indicated in the following section, cookies and log files to gather information.

Forms and interaction:

Personal information are collected through forms, which include:

  • Complaint form
  • Registration to the newsletter
  • Registration on the forums

We can use this information for the following purposes:

  • Follow up on your complaint
  • Correspondence with the plaintiffs
  • Statistical purposes
  • Contact you

Cookies and Log files:

We also collect information through the operation of cookies and log files. Information collected are:

  • IP addresses
  • Operating system (OS)
  • Visited pages and requests
  • Time and dates of connection

Using such files allows us to:

  • Improve our services and provide a personalized experience to users
  • Gather statistics on our site usage

Challenging compliance and right of withdrawal

We guarantee your right to challenge your compliance to the present policy and a right of withdrawal of your personal information.

The right to challenge compliance to the present policy is the possibility for the individuals navigating this website to refuse that the personal information collected be used to some or all of the abovementioned purposes.

The right of withdrawal is the possibility for the individuals navigating this website to demand that their personal information be withdrawn from, for example, a distribution list or a list of registered users.

Such demands shall be made by contacting:

Julien Acosta, Communications Director
1000, rue Fullum (Suite A.208)
Montréal (Québec)
H2K 3L7

Email : julien.acosta@conseildepresse.qc.ca

Phone : 514 529-2818 (Extension 2)

Individual Access

We recognize the right of individuals to access, consult, amend and ask to delete their personal information gathered through this website.

Such demands shall be made by contacting:

Julien Acosta, Communications Director
1000, rue Fullum (Suite A.208)
Montréal (Québec)
H2K 3L7

Email: julien.acosta@conseildepresse.qc.ca

Phone: 514 529-2818 (Extension 2)

Safeguards

Personal information shall be protected by security safeguards, appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. Employees of the Québec Press Council are bound to respect the privacy of the personal information collected on this website. Notwithstanding, the names and surnames of the plaintiffs whose complaints are deemed receivable are, by nature, public.

  • Access management – authorized persons
  • Access management – concerned persons
  • Backup operation
  • Login / password
  • Firewalls

We engage to maintain a high level of confidentiality by integrating the latest technological tools available to ensure your personal information are kept in safe hands. Yet, considering no technological safeguard is perfect, the user of this website understand that there is a inherent risk to transmit personal information.

Legislation

We engage to respect the legal provisions contained in
L.R.Q., chapitre P-39.