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Confidentiality Policy

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Thank you for taking the time to find out about our confidentiality policy. Respecting your privacy is of utmost importance to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS).

This policy applies to all websites managed by the MSSS. It takes into account the requirements stipulated in the Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies and the protection of personal information This link opens a new window. (Access to Information Act) and other applicable laws.

The Use of Cookies

The use of cookies on websites has become the rule rather than the exception, and most browsers are programmed to accept them. Cookies record visit-related information in a small file stored on your hard drive. This information is then used by MSSS to simplify your navigating. Cookies store information related to your "travels" on our site. They do not have the required capability to gather other information from your hard drive.

Furthermore, no personal information is gathered from visitors unless they give prior consent.

Data that is automatically exchanged between computers does not reveal your personal identity. Such data is gathered only to satisfy the technical requirements of Internet navigation and is used only for statistical purposes.

You can always set your browser to block cookies. However, this may prevent you from accessing some features on the sites.

Use of Google Analytics

The MSSS uses the traffic tracking tool Google Analytics on most of its websites. Information collected by the tool includes pages visited, along with the date, time, length and frequency of your visits, links on which you click, the device and type of operating system you use, as well as your location. Your IP address is collected, but a part is masked in order to ensure the privacy of your information.

The MSSS uses the information collected by Google solely for the purposes of producing statistics regarding its websites. This allows the MSSS to continuously improve the websites it manages.

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