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Policy on privacy
Thank you for visiting the site of the Ministère de l'Immigration et des Communautés culturelles and for your interest in our policy on privacy. This site does not create a cookie on a visitor's hard disk. Furthermore, no personal information is collected without the prior consent of the visitor to a Gouvernement du Québec Web site.
You cannot be identified personally from the information transmitted automatically between computers. This information is gathered solely to meet the technological requirements of using the Internet and is used for statistical purposes.
Information exchanged automatically
You should be aware that, as soon as you access our site, information is automatically exchanged between your computer and the server of the government's site, without your intervention. The information does not identify you personally. It consists of:
This exchange of information is necessary if the server is to transmit to you a file compatible with the computer equipment you are using. The government keeps the required information in order to have a record of the number of visitors, the pages visited most often, the technology used by the site's clientele, the referral sites and the countries of origin of visitors to the site.
If you send personal information
In accordance with the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information, a Ministry 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 of section 65):
If you decide to send us personal information – by e-mail or by filling in a form and submitting it through our site – we will use only the information we require to answer your message and to follow up on it. Electronic messages are treated as confidentially as regular mail.
The personal information transmitted is not disclosed to any other government body unless your request is addressed to it or disclosure is required by law. In no case is the information transmitted used to draw up a profile of users or communicated to a private organization.
Links with other websites
Our site provides links to the sites of all Gouvernement du Québec organizations and several private organizations. When you leave the government's virtual space, information exchanged is no longer subject to the government's policy on confidentiality, but to the policy of any private site you access.
If you have comments or questions, you can, at any time, use the mail box found on all the pages of our site.