Privacy policy

Observatoire de la Capitale
Édifice Marie-Guyart
1037, rue De La Chevrotière
31e étage
Québec, (Québec), G1R 5E9

Thank you for visiting Observatoire de la Capitale’s website and for reading our privacy policy. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to email us at any time.

Last update : February 21st, 2019.

Website Privacy Policy

Please note that we do not store any permanent cookies on your hard drive. However, temporary cookies needed for browsing are stored in your computer’s RAM and are automatically deleted when you leave the site. We also do not automatically collect any personal information from our visitors.

Data transmitted automatically between computers cannot be used to personally identify you. It is collected for technical reasons to allow Internet browsing and used only for statistical purposes.

Automatically transmitted data

Please note that data is exchanged between your computer and the Internet provider whenever you access the site. This occurs automatically, without your doing anything. The information does not personally identify you, and is as follows:

  • The domain name (for example, “” if you use a private Internet account or “” if you connect from a university domain) and your IP address (an IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet provider every time you surf the Web) used to access our site;
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  • The date and time you access our site;
  • Pages you visit;
  • And, if you linked to our website from another website, the address of that site (referencing site).

This data must be exchanged so that the server can send you a file that is compatible with your computer equipment. We also store data required to determine the number of visitors to our website, the most-visited pages, the technology used by website visitors, referencing sites, and visitors’ countries of origin.

If you send us personal information

In accordance with the , the ministry or agency requesting personal information from you must ensure that it is necessary to collect this information (Section 64), identify itself, and inform you of the

  • Name and address of the public body on whose behalf the information is being collected;
  • Purposes for which the information is collected;
  • Categories of persons who will have access to the information;
  • Fact that a reply is compulsory, or optional;
  • Consequences for the person concerned or, as the case may be, for the third person, in case of a refusal to reply;
  • Rights of access and correction provided by law. (excepted from Section 65).

If you choose to send us personal information by email, we will use only the information required to respond to and follow up on your inquiry. Emails are processed using the same privacy measures as regular mail.

Personal information will only be sent to another government agency if your inquiry concerns this agency or if required by law. Information will under no circumstances be used to create user profiles and will not be sent to private organizations.

Links to other sites

The Observatoire de la Capitale website provides links to various Québec government and private organization websites. In this case, information exchanged will no longer be subject to the Observatoire de la Capitale site’s privacy policy, but to that of the external site, if any exists.

Contact info

Observatoire de la Capitale

Édifice Marie-Guyart
1037 De La Chevrotière
31st floor
Québec City, (Québec), G1R 5E9