Here are the main confidentiality rules that apply to the Web site of the Auditor General of Québec.
The Web site of the Auditor General installs a cookie on your computer’s hard drive only if you use the "Increase the font size" function. Once this function has been activated, the cookie ensures that the chosen font size is used throughout your visit.
In addition, no personal information is gathered without your prior consent. The information automatically sent between computers does not make it possible to identify you personally. It is gathered for technological reasons inherent to surfing the Web and is used for statistical purposes only.
Information sent automatically
You should be aware that, when you access the site www.vgq.qc.ca, an exchange of information between your computer and our Web site server occurs automatically and without requiring your intervention. This information, which does not make it possible to identify you personally, may be summarized as follows:
This exchange of information is necessary for the server to send you a file compatible with the computer equipment you are using. The Auditor General keeps some information, such as the number of visitors, the most frequently visited pages, the originating site, and the country of origin of the Web surfer, for statistical purposes.
Use of personal information
If you choose to send us personal information – by e-mail, our address is firstname.lastname@example.org, we will only use the information required to reply to and follow up on your message. The Auditor General adopts the same confidentiality measures when dealing with electronic messages as he does for messages received by mail.
Links to other sites
Please be advised that as soon as you leave our site, the information exchanged is no longer subject to our confidentiality rules.
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