The Fondation Jean Lapointe (“we”, “us”, “our”, as applicable) attaches the utmost importance to the privacy of your personal information. This Privacy Policy covers the information we collect about you or that you provide on our web application located at http://localhost:8888/defi. When you visit or use our web application, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy.


1. Collection and Use of Personal Information

The information you provide: We may collect personal information such as your name, your address and your email address when you sign up voluntarily to a service such as our newsletter or when you sign up with our application. You will know when we collect the information because we ask that you provide it to us. We use this information, as necessary, to provide the services requested or to communicate with you to answer your questions, for internal quality control issues, to issue a tax receipt or to manage the quality of the information provided through our web application. We may also use your email address to inform you of promotions that might interest you, however these communications, for marketing purposes, are in accordance with anti-spam laws. You may at any time request that we remove your email address from our mailing list for marketing purposes. We wish to inform you that the risks associated with personal information on Facebook are not covered by our privacy policy, and you must exercise great vigilance if you choose to supply personal information through these means of communication. You are submitting this information at your own risk. This information may be collected and used by third parties without your prior consent. In other words, if you choose to provide personal information online and this information is available to the general public, you may receive unsolicited emails from third parties. We assume no responsibility in this regard. We advise you to be cautious and alert at all times on the Internet.


2. Disclosure of Personal Information

Unless we obtain your express consent, we do not sell, rent or share your personal information to third parties except with the Fondation Jean Lapointe network or internal service providers that we use to facilitate or outsource one or more aspects of our website management. These internal service providers are subject to confidentiality agreements and other legal restrictions prohibiting them from using the information we provide them for any purpose other than to facilitate the specific activities using outsourced data, unless you have explicitly agreed otherwise or have given your permission. We may be required to provide personal information in response to an order issued by a court, required by a governmental organization by subpoena, or where it is required otherwise by law. We also reserve our right to report to law enforcement authorities any activities that we believe, in good faith, to be illegal. We may share certain personal information when we believe such communication is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property and security of third parties as well as our own.


3. Security Measures

We take reasonable security measures to protect your personal information against unauthorized access. Please be careful when you send your personal information to the Fondation Jean Lapointe. Emails are generally not a secure means of information transfer. Therefore, we cannot ensure that this information will not be lost or used fraudulently and we invite you to use an email encryption program to contact us.


4. Laws Governing the Protection of Personal Information and Jurisdiction

The interpretation of this Privacy Policy is governed by the laws of the Province of Quebec, notwithstanding any provision on conflict of laws. All procedures relating to the Privacy Policy of this website shall be brought before the courts of the Province of Quebec.


5. Changes to the Privacy Policy

If significant changes are made to our Privacy Policy, a modified statement will be posted on the application. Regardless of the changes to our Privacy Policy, we use your personal information only in accordance with the current version of the Privacy Policy at the time you provided your information, unless you have subsequently given us your express consent to use it for other purposes.


6. Contact Information for Questions or Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, if you wish to view or change your personal information or if you wish to delete personal data stored in our actively used databases, please contact us at: [email protected]


Unless otherwise prohibited by law, we take all reasonable steps to functionally delete your information from our databases upon request, although we may keep a copy for archival purposes as long as necessary, in accordance with applicable laws on data protection and privacy. We will respond to your request to update or delete your personal information or access to them, within thirty (30) business days. You may be asked to confirm your identity and provide other personal details (securely) to help us answer your request prior to providing you with any information, correcting any inaccuracies or deleting any information.


The Privacy Policy was updated on January 8rd 2016.


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