Privacy Policy

Acceptance of Terms of Use

The Terms of Use and Privacy Policy govern the use of Saint-Hyacinthe Technopole websites and applications. By accessing it, you will be subject to the agreement on the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The Terms of Use, which you will find in a separate document on our site, constitute a legal agreement between you and Saint-Hyacinthe Technopole regarding the access and use of its websites and applications. They supplement this contract with the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy. PLEASE READ THE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY before browsing the Saint-Hyacinthe Technopole websites or using its applications. If you do not accept these conditions or if you do not intend to comply with them, you must refrain from using these sites and applications.

The Terms of Use and Privacy Policy must be interpreted in accordance with the laws in force in the province of Quebec. If any provision of the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy is unlawful, void or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be deemed severable from the other provisions and shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the contents of the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

ATTENTION. It is the responsibility of any person who accesses one of the sites or one of the applications from a place located in a territory other than the province of Quebec to verify and ensure, with his own legal advisers, compliance with applicable laws of the place from which the use of the sites or applications is made. Access to and use of the sites and applications are only authorized in countries or territories where all of the stipulations made in the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (including the stipulations appearing in the related document Terms of Use) are applicable and have full effect.

User’s responsibility

You agree to use the sites and applications of Saint-Hyacinthe Technopole only in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and standards, and in accordance with the conditions of this contract.

In the event that you have authorized a minor to browse one of Saint-Hyacinthe Technopole’s websites or one of its applications or to use its features, you acknowledge that you are solely responsible; (i) his or her online behaviour; (ii) control their access to and use of the Websites or Applications and/or Features; and (iii) the consequences of any misuse of Websites, Applications and/or Features by it. We recommend that you exercise reasonable supervision over the use of the Websites or Apps and Features by minors in your care. Saint-Hyacinthe Technopole assumes no responsibility and gives no guarantee in this regard.

Collection of personal information

Except as otherwise provided herein, we undertake not to disclose, rent, sell or transfer to third parties, nor exchange with third parties, personal information concerning our customers, without having obtained their prior consent.

Information is said to be personal when it relates to an identifiable person. Saint-Hyacinthe Technopole has a policy of managing the collection, use and communication of personal information in accordance with the requirements of applicable laws in this area.

Analytics Technology and Cookies

Saint-Hyacinthe Technopole automatically collects certain information through third-party analytics software to help us understand how our users use our services, but none of this information identifies you personally. For example, each time you visit our websites, we automatically collect your IP address, browser and computer type, access times, the web page you came from, and the web page you are accessing. We only use this information to better understand your needs and those of all users using our services. Saint-Hyacinthe Technopole also uses information collected for statistical purposes to track the number of visits and specific pages on our websites in order to make improvements.

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on the hard drive or the browser of a user’s electronic equipment by certain websites visited. Cookies are widely used to enable website viewing or to improve the user experience, in addition to providing certain information to website owners. Our cookies may include information about your online preferences and may allow us to tailor our website to your interests and provide you with a better online experience. They often include an anonymous unique identifier.

By continuing to use our websites, you consent to our use of cookies as described in this policy. If you choose to block the use of certain cookies, some aspects of the sites may not function properly, and you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Cookies – Social Networks

We may incorporate features of third-party websites, in specific social networks, into our websites. These features are sometimes accompanied by scripts or other elements that can read and sometimes place cookies from these social networks on your device. These cookies can help personalize advertising, making it more relevant to your interests. We have no access to or control over these cookies or the data collected by them since we are only the operator of the Saint-Hyacinthe Technopole websites. But we would like to inform you of these elements and obtain your consent to them.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, which allows us to collect information about user activities, including pages viewed, source and time spent on our websites. This information is de-identified and displayed as numbers, meaning it cannot be used to identify the user.

Google AdWords Remarketing

We use Google AdWords Remarketing, or any other similar tool, to advertise on the Internet and display ads on third-party websites (such as Google) to people who have previously visited our websites. AdWords Remarketing, or similar tool, display ads to you based on the pages you view on our websites, by placing a cookie on your web browser. This could mean that we display ads to visitors even if they have not completed a task on one of our sites or that we place ads on Google’s search results page, a site that is part of the Google Display Network or another search engine.

You can opt out of the use of Google AdWords Remarketing, if you do not wish to participate, by visiting the online help pages of major browsers.


We or one of our partners may also use so-called “web beacons” or “web beacons” to compile a user profile data, including demographics, browsing patterns and purchases. Online. None of the data collected by Saint-Hyacinthe Technopole is linked to the identity or other personal information of users.

Third Party Services and External Sites

Our websites may provide access, through hyperlinks, to various other sites. Unless otherwise indicated, these sites have been developed independently by third parties and Saint-Hyacinthe Technopole has no control over them. We do not verify the content of these sites. Therefore, we give no guarantee as to their content and management. The inclusion of information, documents, content, or links to these sites should not be construed as an express or implicit endorsement of the products or services of a third party.

We strive to facilitate access only to third-party services that share our respect for your privacy, we cannot take responsibility for the content or privacy policies of these third-party services. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policies of any Third-Party Services you access.

Newsletters and Opt Out

Our subscriber database is never sold, rented, or loaned to third parties. Subscribers who wish to update their preferences or unsubscribe from our newsletters can do so at any time.

We collect aggregate information about our open rates and page views. Aggregate information does not identify individuals.

Intellectual Property and Copyright

Any textual or graphic content on the Saint-Hyacinthe Technopole sites, its organization and presentation or layout, as well as our organization and our domain name belong to us or are used under licence. They are therefore protected by copyright. It is prohibited to copy, reproduce, display or republish in any way the documents contained in this site. These documents may only be downloaded, viewed or printed by the user for legitimate non-commercial and personal purposes. Otherwise, republication or use of these materials on any other website without our prior written consent is prohibited and all our rights are reserved.