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.


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 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 arising directly or indirectly 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 e-mail 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 e-mail 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.


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 software.

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 may be used in several places. In general, these are 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 to the website. 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 a 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 may be incorporated into our website or our application (mobile). Along 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 whether an e-mail has been received and opened and whether a response was given to it.

1.1.4 Cybermetrics

“Cybermetrics” are a method of collecting and evaluating the behavior of website visitors or (mobile) app users. It analyzes traffic patterns to determine, for example, the frequency of visits to certain parts of a website or app or the information and services of 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 cybermetrics data by Google Analytics below.

1.2 Cybermetric Data Processing by Google Analytics

The cybermetric services used on our website and our apps are provided by Google Analytics (www.google.com/analytics). This means that when you visit our website, a Google Analytics cookie is placed on your computer or mobile device unless your browser settings do not allow cookies (see 1.1.2 above). 

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

Google Analytics operates as an agent of Cégep à distance, which means Cégep à distance alone 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 protecting privacy, this means that Cégep à distance is the “guarantor” and Google Analytics is the “data processing clerk.” You can find more information on the relationship between Cégep à distance and Google Analytics in the Google Analytics privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

If you do not want information about your visits to our website to be collected and evaluated by Google Analytics, you can opt out. Google Analytics can either anonymize the information it collects (but still collect it) or stop collecting information about your visit, depending on the option you choose. To choose this option, you must allow Google Analytics to place a cookie on your computer. You can opt out by clicking the related link in the section of the website that contains the Google Analytics privacy policy.


1.3 Retargeting technologies

Our website uses retargeting technologies so visitors who are already interested in our services can see our advertisements on partner websites. We are confident that the display of personalized advertising, based on interest, is better than ads 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 behaviour. 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 complies with current privacy requirements.

You can disable the use of cookies by Google in Add settings. You can also disable third-party cookies on 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 interfere or attempt to interfere with 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 attempting 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,” “mailbombing,” 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 e-mail 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.