Terms of use

Anyone who accesses the Cégep à distance website accepts the following terms of use. These terms shall be interpreted pursuant to the laws in effect in Canada and in Québec.

This site belongs to Cégep à distance, a department of the Collège de Rosemont.

Copyright

With the exception of downloading and printing for personal, non-commercial use, content belonging to Cégep à distance or for which it has obtained a licence that appears on this website or any other website owned, operated, or managed by Cégep à distance (including texts, illustrations, icons, audio and HTML files, videos, underlying software and related content, trademarks, logos and any other documents) may not be copied, sold, reproduced, downloaded, posted, transmitted or distributed by any means whatsoever. Cégep à distance holds the copyright on all this material.

Cégep à distance does not authorize the reproduction on any other website of the materials posted on its website or on other websites it owns, operates, or manages. Any reproduction requires the written permission of a duly authorized representative of Cégep à distance, who can terminate that permission at any time.

Cégep à distance also prohibits the direct posting of any materials from its websites in a frame on another website or the use of any other method that does not state that the material reproduced belongs to Cégep à distance. It is prohibited to edit, alter, or modify in any way any content or information that appears on this site.

Limit of liability

The data and information contained on the Cégep à distance website are provided for information purposes only and may be changed without notice.

In the event of a difference between the information posted on the site and the information in official documents, the official documents shall be considered to be correct.

In the event of differences in the course fees posted on this site and those shown in the Course Selection Guide, the prices on this website shall be considered to be correct. In the event that the prices shown have been changed through an attack on the website, Cégep à distance will apply the fees posted before the attack.

Cégep à distance is in no way responsible for any loss, damage, or harm of any nature directly or indirectly arising from access to or use of its website or the information on it. In particular, Cégep à distance cannot be held responsible for damage of any sort that may result from a loss of use or data resulting from the use or communication of information from this site.
The privacy and security of personal information sent by email to Cégep à distance is not protected. Cégep à distance cannot be held responsible for damages suffered by an individual in relation to confidential or personal information submitted by email to Cégep à distance or sent by Cégep à distance at the individual’s request.

Links to or from third-party sites

The Cégep à distance website contains hyperlinks to other sites. Third-party sites also contain hyperlinks to the Cégep à distance website. These third-party sites are not under the control of Cégep à distance and the links may not be interpreted as its approval or endorsement of their site content. Cégep à distance is not responsible for the content or privacy guidelines of these third-party sites, the links they contain, or changes or updates made to them. Users are encouraged to check the privacy policies of third-party sites and to use their judgment concerning the accuracy and reliability of the information they contain.

Privacy

1.1 Data collected by automatic means

Several technologies can be used on our website to make them more user-friendly, efficient and reliable. These technologies may include an automatic data collection by ourselves or by third parties on our behalf. In general, these data do not contain personal details about the user. These technologies include, in particular, cookies, Adobe Flash cookies and analytics softwares.

1.1.1 Data

A visit to one of our websites causes the browser to send data to our server. This data is automatically collected and stored by us or by others on our behalf. This data may include, in particular:

  • IP address of the visitor
  • the date and time of visit
  • the referral URL (the website from which the visitor came)
  • pages visited on our website
  • information on the browser used (type and browser version, operating system, etc.)

1.1.2 Cookies

On our website, Cookies can be used in several places. In general, these small text files stored on the hard drive of your computer or your mobile device through your web browser. Cookies help to make our website more user friendly, more efficient and more reliable. The cookies we commonly use are “session cookies” which are automatically deleted at the end of the visit of the web site. By default, browsers allow the use of cookies, but this feature can also be disabled. However, some services may not be available. It is also possible to manually delete cookies after use, using the Web browser. Cégep à distance is not aware of cases where Cookies reportedly damaged a computer or mobile device, or contributed to viral infection.

The following links provide detailed information on the most popular browsers:

1.1.3 Web Beacons and links trackers

Web beacons (also called “pixel tags” and “healthy GIF”) contain graphic symbols that the user cannot see. The links trackers or similar technology consist of a few lines of code instruction and can be incorporated into our website or our application (mobile). With Cookies, they are mostly used for statistical analysis. This technology can also be used to monitor traffic patterns on websites, or to find out if an email has been received and opened, and if a response was given to it.

1.1.4 Cybermetrics

The term “cybermetrics” means a method of collecting and evaluating the behavior of Web site visitors or (mobile) applications. The latter includes the analysis of traffic patterns in order, for example, to determine the frequency of visits to certain parts of a Web site or application (mobile) or to find out what information and services most interest our visitors. To do this, we essentially use clickstream data and other techniques described above. The cybermetric data are managed by Google Analytics. You can find more information on the treatment of data by Google Analytics cybermetrics developed below.

1.2 Cybermetric Data Processing by Google Analytics

The cybermetric services used on our website and our (mobile) applications are provided by Google Analytics (www.google.com/analytics). This means that when you visit our website, a cookie Google Analytics is placed on your computer or mobile device unless the settings of your browser does not allow these Cookies (see 2.1.2 above). 

Furthermore, when you visit our website, cybermetric data described previously in Chapter 1 – including “clickstream data,” the data provided by “web beacons and links trackers”, and the information stored in cookies Google Analytics – Google Analytics will be sent to be analyzed to Cégep à distance.

Google Analytics operates as an agent of Cégep à distance, which means Cégep à distance only determines the purposes for which the data are used and that Google Analytics cannot disclose information to third parties (unless required to do so by law or by a court decision).

In terms of respect for private life, it means Cégep à distance is the “guarantor” and Google Analytics and the “data processing clerk.” You can find more information on the relationship between Cégep à distance and Google Analytics in Google Analytics privacy policy to “Privacy Policy” at the following address: http://www.google.com/intl/fr/policies/privacy/.

If you do not want that information about your visits to our website is collected and evaluated by Google Analytics, you can refuse it. This means that Google Analytics make anonymous information it collects (but continue to collect), or stop collecting information about your visit, depending on the type of opposition you have chosen. This opposition forces you to accept that a cookie be placed on your computer by Google Analytics. You can ask to object by clicking on the link provided for this purpose in the part of the website that contains the Google Analytics privacy policy.

(Https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout).

1.3 Retargeting Technologies

Our website uses retargeting technologies on the Internet. Thus, visitors who are already interested in our services, can view our advertisements on partner websites. We are confident that the display of personalized advertising, based on interest, is more interesting than a publicity unrelated to the person.

We also work with companies that use tracking technologies. These companies provide advertisements on our behalf across the Internet. It is possible that these companies collect non-personally identifiable information about your visits to our website and your interaction with our communications, including advertising.

Retargeting technologies analyze your Cookies and display advertisements based on your Internet behavior. For more information about cookies, please see section 1 of this Privacy Policy.

This technology does not record any of your personal information. In addition, the use of our retargeting technology conforms to the current requirements for the protection of applicable privacy.

You can disable the use of cookies by Google by accessing Preferences Manager announcements. You can also disable the use of cookies by a third party vendor to the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page and DoubleClick deactivation page or off page Network Advertising Initiative.

Security rules for using the Cégep à distance website

It is prohibited to violate or attempt to violate the security and integrity of the Cégep à distance website, including, without limitation:

  • a. Changing information on the website
  • b. Accessing data that are not destined for the user or entering a server or account the user is not authorized to access
  • c. Attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of a system or a network or to breach security and authentication measures without the required authorization
  • d. Attempting to restrict or inhibit the service provided to any user, host, or network, including but not limited to submitting a virus to the website, overloading, “flooding”, “mail bombing,” or “crashing”
  • e. Sending unsolicited email, including product or service promotions or advertising
  • f. Forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or discussion group posting

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions about the Cégep à distance website, please contact us at 514 864-6464 or 1 800 665-6400, ext. 4733.