This policy sets out the terms and conditions regarding the protection of the personal information of the visitor to CDPQ Infra's website and how the visitor's personal information is used, processed and transmitted.
When the visitor decides to use CDPQ Infra's website, he accepts CDPQ Infra's practices regarding the processing of and the measures to safeguard his personal information (hereinafter the "Policy"). The visitor agrees, in particular, to the gathering and use of his personal information by CDPQ Infra in accordance with the Policy, it being understood that CDPQ Infra complies with applicable laws in personal information matters.
The visitor agrees and acknowledges that CDPQ Infra reserves the right, at any time, to amend, change or update the Policy and the visitor agrees to be bound by such amendments, changes or updates. The visitor's use of the Site after any such amendment constitutes his agreement to accept the Policy thus amended and to be bound by it. It is the visitor's responsibility to take note of any amendments made to the Policy. If the visitor does not accept this Policy, or as the case may be, the Policy as amended from time to time, he should not use the Site.
Electronic personal information
In accessing the Site, the visitor recognizes and accepts that there is an automatic exchange of information between the visitor's computer and CDPQ Infra's server. This exchange of information enables CDPQ Infra to obtain the Internet domain name that the visitor used to access the Site, the visitor's IP address, the type of browser and the operating system used by the visitor to access the Site, the date and time the visitor accessed the Site, the pages he visited and, where the visitor accesses the Site from another site, then, this site's address (referent site).
The operating system of the Site can automatically gather this information about the visitor's visit to the Site by means of cookies. Cookies are small bits of information stored by the visitor's Internet browser on his computer's hard drive that enable CDPQ Infra to recognize the visitor when he accesses its Site. When the visitor surfs the Internet, a cookie is used for the purposes described above.
If the visitor does not want CDPQ Infra to gather information about his visit, he can, at his sole discretion, configure his browser so that it warns him when he receives a cookie or to prevent such cookies from being sent.
CDPQ Infra uses this information to gage the number of Site visits by visitors as well as the different pages they view, the average time that visitors spend on the Site and to compile other statistics on visitors to the Site in general. With this information, CDPQ Infra can also verify the Site's performance for system administration purposes to make the Site easier and more user-friendly and to relay certain overall processed information to Representatives for whom the transmission of such information is necessary to perform their duties.
Other personal information
CDPQ Infra only gathers other personal information about the visitor if he, at his sole discretion, decides to provide such information voluntarily. However, if the visitor wishes to receive information from CDPQ Infra or to have his name added to CDPQ Infra's mailing list, the visitor must disclose his e-mail address so that CDPQ Infra's server can respond to his request or, as the case may be, send him the requested information. This other information is also gathered so as to enable and manage the visitor's inclusions on CDPQ Infra's mailing list (including, in particular, the modification of the parameters of his inclusion on or deletion of his name from the mailing list), to facilitate the communication of relevant information to visitors and for better knowledge of their profiles. This information is strictly confidential and will not be used for commercial prospection or solicitation purposes.
A copy of the personal information the visitor provides to CDPQ Infra and which CDPQ Infra retains is kept on CDPQ Infra's servers. The visitor can access the personal information he provides to CDPQ Infra and notify CDPQ Infra to update, change or delete certain information that CDPQ Infra gathered during his visit, by sending an e-mail to [email protected] or by answering messages sent to him because of his inclusion on CDPQ Infra's mailing list.
Where it deems it appropriate, CDPQ Infra uses encryption or authentication tools, or both, as well as other means to protect certain personal information derived from the Web and kept on its server. The visitor acknowledges and agrees that the e-mail messages that he sends to CDPQ Infra can be tampered with before they reach CDPQ Infra's server.
Personal information, electronic or other, gathered by CDPQ Infra may be disclosed to CDPQ Infra's Representatives who need such information to discharge a duty associated with the fulfillment of the purposes hereby set out and in this Policy. The visitor acknowledges and agrees that CDPQ Infra is also authorized to use, disclose or communicate the visitor's personal information to the extent provided or required by law, including pursuant to court orders.
For the purposes of this note, the expression Representatives includes CDPQ Infra, its affiliates, its shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents and suppliers.
For the purposes of this note, the expression visitor means the person who, in fact, browses the Site as well as the person who authorizes the use of the computer or, as the case may be, the browsing equipment.
The hereby document and the Policy covers the entire agreement between the visitor and CDPQ Infra regarding CDPQ Infra's processing and use of the visitor's personal information and supersedes all prior written or verbal agreements with the visitor with regard to the subject matter hereof.
In the event of discrepancy between the two (2) versions of this document, the French version takes precedence.
The masculine gender is used for easy reading purposes and includes the feminine.
This Policy is governed by the laws of the Province of Québec, Canada, excluding conflict of laws rules. The visitor recognizes the exclusive jurisdiction and competency of the courts of Québec, Canada, in the event of any dispute related to this document.
In the event of discrepancy between one of the rules hereby set out and a specific rule set out on a page of the Site in relation to particular personal information, the specific rule shall take precedence.
All rights reserved to CDPQ Infra.