Last update : January 18, 2024

Please review our privacy policy before using this website

** This privacy policy is written in English and in French versions. In case of any dispute, the French version shall prevail.

This privacy policy govern this website : Respect for your privacy is of he utmost importance to us.

This privacy policy details:

How your personal information is collected and processed;
Your rights with respect to this information;
Who manages the personal information collected and processed;
To whom we disclose your personal information;

  1. Collection of personal information

We collect the following personal information  (personal data) :

Email address
IP address
Internet activity information
Personal information is collected using the following methods.

  1. Forms and methods of collection

Personal information :

Contact form
Only personal information needed to attain the website goals are collected. We use collected information to:

Response to enquiries
Statistical/analytical management to performance assessment (anonymous)
Website management

  1. Log files and cookies

In accordance with the modifications of the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector (Privacy Act) of the Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec, for the use of cookies involving the storage and analysis of personal information, your consent is necessarily requested.

We collect information using log files and cookie, by ourselves or using third parties. The third parties collect data on each website that have a cookie file installed to provide us contextual analytical data, or to allow us to target our audience with appropriate advertisement.

These files allow us to process statistics and traffic informations, facilitate web browsing, and improve service for your comfort. These informations are saved and exploited for technical and statistical purposes. Among other things, they are use to record the number of visits, most frequented pages, technology used by visitors, refering websites, and country of origin of visitors.

A) Description of cookies used by site and objectives of the collect 

We mainly collect the following information:

Essentials: essentail cookies are used to ensure the basic functions of our website to garantee a fluid and secure experience. The are essential to allow you to access to the main functionalities our website. The consist mainly of the web browser type and exploitation system.

You can usually control the recording of cookies from options offered in your web browser. If you deactivate certain connection cookies, it could affect the quality of your browsing or render certain functions of our website unavailable.

You can manage your cookie preferences through your browser by uninstalling or blocking some cookies. Click on your browser below to get instructions. You can withdraw you consent at any time by managing your preferences. Certain functionalities may require cookies for safety purposes.

  • Google
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Microsoft edge
  • Opera
  • Brave

You can also install an extension on your web browser to block the use of cookies from sharing information with Google Analytics. For more information on Google confidentiality practices, please refer to Google’s confidentiality and conditions page.

Analytics: analytics cookies are used to collect anonymous data about user activity on our website, providing us with valuable information to analyze and optimize website performance. For example, we use Google Analytics cookies to obtain information such as the number of visitors, where they come from, the pages visited and the time spent on our website. We only see the data provided by Google Analytics in aggregate.

Performance: we use Google Analytics performance cookies (GA$). These performance cookies aim to improve the efficiency and speed of a website by storing temporary information on the user’s device, thus improving service, personalizing the experience, optimizing page loading and reducing server load. They help provide users with smoother browsing and an enhanced user experience by minimizing loading times.

The website may contain hyperlinks to sites, services or applications including social network sharing widgets. We provide these hyperlinks as a convenience and therefore have no control over the privacy and confidentiality practices of third-party sites. As such, any personal information shared via these sites is not covered by this privacy policy but is subject to their own privacy policies. It is your responsibility to review those policies to protect your personal information. We invite you to consult the privacy policies and terms and conditions of use of these sites.

B) Opposition to the use of cookies by the site

You can object to the storage of these cookies by configuring your browser software. In the event that you decide to disable cookies, you can continue browsing the site and in this case we won’t collect your personal information. However, any malfunction of the site caused by this manipulation cannot be considered as being our fault.

  1. Sharing of personal information

We will not sell or otherwise market the personal information we collect. However, we may share this information with third parties for the following reasons:

Employees and contractors: the personal information we collect is accessible by certain employees and contractors who need to access it in the course of their duties and for the purposes set out in this policy. These individuals are bound by this policy and agree to use the personal information collected only in accordance with this policy.

Service providers: certain personal information is also communicated to other persons or organizations who are service providers to our organization in order to perform services such as orders or deliveries. In such cases, these persons or organizations undertake to maintain the confidentiality of personal information and to use it exclusively to fulfill their mandate to us. For example, we use Google Analytics to collect browser cookies. Although we do not directly transmit personal information, they may have access to your personal information.

Legal requirements: we may also disclose collected personal information to other persons or organizations if a competent authority orders us to do so under applicable law or if applicable law expressly permits such disclosure, even in the absence of the consent of the individual concerned, or if we believe that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property and safety of third parties as well as our organization.

  1. Retention perido of personal information

The person responsible for the processing of personal information will keep in its computer systems of the site and under reasonable conditions of security all the personal information collected until the purpose for which it was collected has been fulfilled. The retention period for personal information may, however, be extended even after the purposes have been fulfilled, notably for legal or regulatory reasons.

  1. Hosting of personal information

Our site is hosted by : GoDaddy. The information we collect, and process is exclusively hosted and processed in Canada.

  1. Controller of personal information
  2. A) The person responsible for the processing of personal information

The person responsible for the processing of personal information undertakes to take reasonable physical, administrative, and organizational measures to protect the personal information collected. That person is in charge of establishing the purpose and means for the treatment of personal information.

The person responsible of the protection of personal information is:

Alexandre Terrigeol, Directeur of operations, Tadoussac Bird Observatory

302 rue de la Rivière, Les Bergeronnes, QC G0T 1G0

He can be reached by email at:

  1. B) Obligations of the controller of personnal information

The person responsible for the processing of personal information undertakes to protect the personal information collected, not to transmit it to third parties without your knowledge, and to respect the purposes for which this information was collected.

The person in charge will be responsible for receiving and processing requests for access or rectification of personal information, and for informing the persons concerned of their right to withdraw their consent. When an individual withdraws his or her consent, the company can no longer use his or her personal information for these purposes.

In addition, the person responsible for the processing of personal information undertakes to notify you in the event of rectification or deletion of personal information, unless this entails for him disproportionate formalities, costs or steps.

In the event that the integrity, confidentiality or security of your personal information is compromised, the controller undertakes to inform you by any means.

In the event of a confidentiality incident involving personal information, he or she must: record communications made to any person or organization likely to reduce the risk to the person concerned, follow up on the incident and take part in assessing the harm caused by the incident.

The personal information of a deceased person may be communicated to his or her spouse or close relative if knowing this information is likely to help the person in his or her grieving process. A restriction will apply, however, if a deceased person has previously recorded, in writing, his or her refusal to grant this right of access.

  1. Right of access, rectification, deindexation, opposition, and withdrawal

You have fundamental rights regarding you personal information.

Depending on the circumstances, you may have the right to be informed about the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information, to access, rectify, erase and obtain a copy of your personal information. You also have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal information.

To make a request concerning your personal information, please follow the following procedure: please contact, stating your first and last name, the name of the site and the reason for your request. The person responsible for the protection of personal information must reply within thirty (30) days.

  1. Additional rights
  2. A) Right to portability of personal information

As of September 22, 2024, the addition of a new paragraph to section 84 of the Access Act will enable any person to obtain, in a structured and commonly used technological format, computerized personal information that he or she has provided, or to request that it be transmitted to another person or organization in the same format.

  1. Security

The personal information we collect is kept in a secure environment. People working for us are required to respect the confidentiality of your information. To ensure the security of your personal information, we use the following measures:

We are committed to maintaining a high degree of confidentiality by incorporating the latest technological innovations to ensure the confidentiality of your transactions. However, since no mechanism offers maximal security, some risk is always present when using the Internet to transmit personal information.

  1. Personal information of minors

In accordance with the provisions of Article 8 of Regulation 2016/679, only minors aged 15 or over may consent to the processing of their personal information. If you are a minor under the age of 14, the consent of a legal representative will be required in order for personal information to be collected and processed. We reserve the right to verify by any means that you are over 15 years of age, or that you have obtained the consent of a legal representative before browsing the site.

  1. Terms of modification of the privacy policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy in order to ensure its compliance with applicable law. Therefore, you are invited to regularly review this privacy policy in order to keep yourself informed of its latest changes. 

  1. Acceptance of the privacy policy

By browsing this website, you certify that you have read and understood this privacy policy and accept its conditions, in particular with regard to the collection and processing of your personal information, as well as the us of cookies.

  1. Legislation

We undertake to comply with the legislative provisions set out by :

La commission d’accès à l’information du Québec : loi modernisant des dispositions législatives en matière de protection des renseignements personnels dans le secteur privé, aussi appelée loi 25. (https://www.Cai.Gouv.Qc.Ca/entreprises/).