Privacy Policy

What is the purpose of this Privacy Policy?

The purpose of this Policy is to communicate, in simple and clear terms, the requirements to which CREPEC and its representatives are bound with respect to the protection of privacy in the collection, use, communication, retention and destruction of personal information collected by technological means, in accordance with section 63.4 of the Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies and the protection of personal information (RLRQ, chapter A-2.1).

Protection of personal information

What personal information does CREPEC collect when you use its website?

Personal information collected by CREPEC includes the first and last names and e-mail addresses of students, research staff, professors and researchers, and visitors to our website.

How is personal information collected?

CREPEC collects the above-mentioned personal information when an individual provides it through various technological means, notably when an online form or information request is filled out. CREPEC may also collect IP address, location, browser information, etc., using cookies (see below).

Why is personal information collected?

The personal information of people who subscribe to our mailing lists is collected, used, communicated and generally processed for the purposes for which the forms or requests are completed.

The personal information collected may also be used for anonymous statistical analysis.

What categories of people have access to personal information, and to whom is it disclosed?

Members of CREPEC’s Access to Information and Privacy Committee may, in the course of their duties, have access to personal information about you. Committee members are required to keep personal information confidential and to access it only if necessary for the performance of their current duties. Under no circumstances should they reveal any personal information that has come to their knowledge in the course of their duties, unless they are duly authorized to do so.

Personal information is not disclosed to third parties, whether inside or outside Quebec.

How does CREPEC protect personal information?

CREPEC takes the necessary measures to ensure the protection of your personal information at all stages of its life cycle.

Personal information is retained by CREPEC for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes identified above or in accordance with its retention schedule. CREPEC uses security safeguards to protect the personal information it holds that are reasonable in light of the sensitivity of the information, the purpose for which it is to be used, the amount, distribution and format of the information.

There is also a process for filing and handling privacy complaints. To file a complaint, contact Carole Anne DeCarufel, CREPEC’s Privacy Officer (

How can I consult or rectify my personal information?

To request information, or to exercise your right to access or correct your own personal information, contact Carole Anne DeCarufel, CREPEC’s Privacy Officer (

Connection cookies

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file placed on your computer or other electronic device that saves information about your web browsing habits. Each cookie is assigned an anonymous identifier that enables the website to identify your device and perform various actions, such as collecting information about your browsing preferences and customizing the services offered to you.

The CREPEC website uses several types of cookies:

Necessary cookies are crucial to the basic functions of the website and it will not function as intended without them. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable data.





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CookieYes sets this cookie to remember users’ consent preferences so that their preferences are respected on subsequent visits to this site. It does not collect or store any personal information about site visitors.



The website’s WordPress theme uses this cookie. It allows the website owner to implement or modify website content in real time.



This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie stores and identifies a unique user session identifier in order to manage user sessions on the website. This cookie is a session cookie and will be deleted when all browser windows are closed.

Functional cookies enable certain functionalities to be carried out, such as sharing website content on social media platforms, collecting comments and other third-party functionalities.





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Polylang uses this cookie to remember the language selected by the user when returning to the website and to obtain language information when it is not otherwise available.

What happens if I refuse to use cookies?

By disabling the use of cookies from the browser, it is possible that some important features of the CREPEC website will no longer be available.

Intellectual property rights

The content of the CREPEC website is protected by copyright under Quebec, Canadian and foreign intellectual property laws. All information and documents accessible on the site, the name and, and the CREPEC logo are the property of CREPEC.

The user is prohibited from reproducing for distribution, by any means whatsoever, the texts, videos, images, content, expressed or made available on the site. Reproduction for distribution may, however, be subject to a written request for authorization to CREPEC (

The user is also forbidden to sell or modify, for public or commercial purposes, the texts, videos and images contained, expressed or made available on the site.

Limitations of liability

The user of this site releases CREPEC, its administrators, directors or any other person associated with the creation of this site, from any liability and any damages or losses that may arise in connection with the content, use or inability to use the site, or any breakdown, errors, omissions, interruptions, defects, delays in operation or transmission, computer viruses, on-line failures or system outages, loss of data or otherwise, including, without limitation, direct, exemplary or punitive damages, losses or expenses.

General information

Other sites - External websites

The CREPEC website may contain links to external websites. By accessing these other sites, you are leaving the CREPEC site, and CREPEC is in no way responsible for the content or privacy practices of these sites.

Personal information collected or disclosed through external websites is not subject to this Notice. CREPEC encourages website visitors to review the privacy notices and policies applicable to the websites they visit.

Enforcing date of the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Notice is effective as of January 15, 2024.

Updated Terms of Use and Notice of Changes to Privacy Policy

CREPEC reserves the right to change or update this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy may not be modified before the expiration of 15 days from the date of publication of a notice of modification of this Policy, or, if applicable, before the expiration of a shorter period mentioned in such notice of modification.

The notice of modification must:

  • indicate the date of publication;
  • indicate the general purpose of the changes made to the Privacy Notice, which must be specified in a section dedicated to this Notice on our website;
  • indicate the effective date of the modifications;
  • if the modification notice mentions a shorter deadline than the 15-day deadline, indicate the reasons why the Privacy Policy must be modified within this shorter deadline.

Where appropriate, CREPEC and its representatives will take reasonable steps to notify all persons affected by significant updates.


The content and use of this website are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Quebec and Canada. Any dispute arising from this agreement shall be brought before the Court of the judicial district of Montreal.


For any comments or information regarding the use of this website, please contact

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy and the use of your personal information collected by technological means, please contact Carole Anne DeCarufel, CREPEC’s Privacy Officer (