Policy published on October 17, 2023.
- The personal data we will collect
- How we use the data we collect
- Who has access to the data collected
- The rights of site users
This policy complies with the laws set out in the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and Bill 25, which is overseen by the Commission d’accès à l’information, in Quebec.
Personal data we collect
Data collected automatically
When you visit and use our site, we may automatically collect and store the following information:
- IP address
- Site links clicked by the user
- Site content consulted by the user
- Date and time
- These points can also be formulated in a more generic way, by mentioning identification data, geolocation data, navigation data, time data, and so on.
Data collected non-automatically
We also collect the following data when a member creates and registers a user account on our site:
- First and last name
- Date of birth
- Telephone number (home, office and cell)
- Home address
- Website address
- Payment information
- Artistic discipline
- Professional activity
- Professional occupation (artist, worker, volunteer, employee, etc.)
- Affiliation (to a national association or group)
- Curriculum Vitae
- These points can also be formulated in a more generic way, mentioning identification data, civic data, professional data, etc.
Purpose of use
Please note that we only collect data that enables us to achieve our mission of providing information and publishing services.
We will not collect any additional data without informing you in advance.
How we use personal data
Personal data collected on our site will be used only for the purposes specified in this policy or indicated on the relevant pages of our site. We do not use your data beyond what we disclose.
The data we collect automatically is used for member services and public communication purposes.
With whom we share personal data
We may disclose to any member of our organization such user data as is reasonably necessary to carry out the purposes set out in this policy.
We do not voluntarily share user data with third parties.
Third parties will not be able to access user data beyond what is reasonably necessary to achieve the given business purpose.
We undertake not to sell or share your data with other third parties, except in the following cases:
- If required by law
- If required for any legal proceedings
- To prove or protect our legal rights
If you follow hyperlinks from our site to other sites, please note that we are not responsible for and have no control over their privacy policies and practices.
How long we store personal data
User data will be stored for a period determined by the duration of the member’s membership.
How we protect your personal data
All private data stored in our system is secure and accessible only to our employees. Our employees are bound by strict confidentiality agreements and a breach of this agreement would result in the dismissal of the employee.
While we take every reasonable precaution to ensure that our user data is secure and that users are protected, there is always a risk of harm. The Internet as a whole can, at times, be insecure and therefore we are unable to guarantee the security of user data beyond what is reasonably practical.
Your rights as a user
As a user, you have the right to access all your personal data collected by us. In addition, you have the right to update or correct any personal data in our possession provided that it is acceptable under the law.
You may choose to withdraw or change your consent to the collection and use of data at any time, provided that it is legally acceptable to do so and that you have informed us within a reasonable period of time.
How to change, delete or dispute collected data
If you would like your information deleted or changed in any way, please contact our Privacy Officer here:
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to an Internet user’s device when he or she visits our site, making it possible to store and retrieve information relating to navigation on our site.
Among other things, cookies enable the site to store and retrieve information about the user’s browsing decisions and habits. We use them to personalize the experience on our pages, to identify and remember the registered user and to make navigation easier.
Digital markers that secure our website
These tags monitor and analyze network traffic. They detect unauthorized attempts to alter information or damage our systems. (For example, these tags receive and record the IP address of the computer that has contacted our Web site, the date and time of the visit and the pages viewed).
Tags that analyze our website traffic
These tags enable us to (quantify the number of users and thus carry out statistical analysis of users’ use of our services. This enables us to examine how users navigate our site and improve the products and services we offer).
Digital markers for technical use that personalize navigation on the capic.org site
These markers are those that allow us to control aspects related to the user’s session, so that we can improve the browsing experience on the website. For example:
- They enable us to recognize the user’s language.
- They prevent or make more difficult attacks against the website or its users.
- They help us ensure proper reproduction of multimedia content.
- They improve performance by allowing web traffic from our machines to be distributed over several servers.
Other cookies belong to third parties, mainly online social networking services providing content-sharing systems.
How to disable cookies on your browser
Most browsers allow users to configure whether and which cookies they wish to accept. These settings are usually found in the “Options” or “Preferences” section of the browser menu.
Here are the instructions for configuring cookies in the main browsers:
Chrome: Configuration -> Show advanced options -> Privacy -> Content configuration. For more information, please consult Google support or browser Help.
Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Settings -> History -> Custom Settings. For more information, please consult Mozilla Support or Browser Help.
Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Configuration. For more information, please consult Microsoft Support or Browser Help.
Safari: Preferences -> Security. For more information on this subject, please consult Apple Support or Browser Help.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.