Privacy Policy

ONLINE PRIVACY STATEMENT

1. ONLINE PRIVACY STATEMENT

Online privacy and protection of personal information are very important at John Abbott College. Here we outline how certain information is collected when you visit our website (www.johnabbott.qc.ca) or when we otherwise collect personal information by electronic means, and how we use this information.

Personal information is any information about a natural person that directly or indirectly permits the identification of that person, such as, name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, date of birth, etc.


2. COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION

We access personal information that you provide when you fill online forms on our website, or when you send us an email. John Abbott College will never share this information with an external party without your consent, as per applicable legislation.

We will use your information to reply to a question that you have asked us, to give you the information that you are seeking, to register you to an information session for upcoming courses or programs, etc.

Your information is protected online and offline.

By submitting your information or by using any interactive feature available on this website, you consent to the measures we take with respect to your personal information, as outlined herein and in our guideline on the rules of governance for the protection of personal information published on our website.

Personal information collected by electronic means at John Abbott College is detailed in the attached table (Schedule A). The collection of any personal information at the College by electronic means will be in accordance with the terms hereof.


3. COOKIES AND TRACKING PIXELS

We use cookies and tracking pixels on our website to improve your experience. A cookie is a short text stored on your computer’s hard drive that will help improve your access to our site. Tracking pixels enable us to track website visits, digital ad impressions, and other types of activity on the web.


4. LINKS

The John Abbott College website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the content of those external sites, or their use of information. Please refer to their online privacy statement for further information.


5. MEASURING TOOLS

John Abbott College uses Google Analytics to measure the number of visitors to the website and to understand how users interact with it, with the aim of continuously improving its functionalities. The College also measures the effectiveness of its digital promotional campaigns, which are mainly used to highlight its services and its programs of studies.


6. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For additional information on how John Abbott College deals with the protection of personal information, including how to make requests for access to or correction of personal Information, and the process for dealing with complaints regarding the protection of personal information, please refer to its Guideline No. 8 Rules of Governance for the Protection of Personal Information, a copy of which is attached (Schedule B).

For the contact information of the person responsible for the protection of personal information at John Abbott College, and for any question relating hereto, please see Schedule C attached.


7. COMING INTO FORCE; AMENDMENTS

Approved for the first time on October 24, 2017 and amended as of September 22, 2023 and as of January 1, 2024.

Any amendment hereto shall be preceded by a notice of at least 15 days, published on John Abbott College’s website, indicating the date of the notice, the proposed changes and the coming into force of the proposed changes. Prior to any notice on the website, consultation with the Committee on Access to Information and the Protection of Personal Information will have occurred.

[Note: Schedules attached hereto may be updated without the requirement of an amendment hereto.]


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