Privacy Policy

This Privacy and Personal Data Protection Policy ('Privacy Policy') applies to information services for individuals over 14 years old in Quebec and Canada with the aim of helping them find information about films, directors, and cinema artisans throughout the Canadian broadcasting ecosystem ('Services'). These Services are provided by the Organization Communications and Society OCS Inc. ('OCS' or 'we'), a non-profit legal entity incorporated under the Companies Act, Part 3 (RLRQ, C. C-38). We provide these Services through our website at ('Site') and describe, where applicable, the collection and processing that may be done with the Personal Information of OCS users ('you' or 'user(s)').
The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to help you understand our practices regarding the collection, use, disclosure, and preservation of personal information to provide our Services. We protect your privacy by ensuring the protection, confidentiality, non-alteration, availability, and security of the personal information you entrust to us while navigating on our Site, by email, in person, or by phone. By doing so, you accept that they are processed in accordance with what is indicated in this Privacy Policy.
By using OCS's Services, you are considered a 'user' and, as such, you accept this Privacy Policy. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, 'Personal Information' refers to any information relating to an individual that allows them to be directly or indirectly identified.
As detailed in this Privacy Policy, you have the discretionary choice
to refuse to share your Personal Information. In terms of Quebec, Canadian, and European privacy laws, Martin Bilodeau is designated as the data processing officer for OCS.
By navigating on the OCS Site, you acknowledge having read, understood, and accepted this Privacy Policy.
If you do not consent to this Policy, please do not disclose your Personal Information to us or stop navigating on the Site. If you wish for us to take the necessary steps so that your Personal Information can be erased, you can send us an email to the contact details indicated in the 'Communications' section.
1.1 The personal information collected and generated by OCS includes the following and is collected and used for specific and legitimate purposes as described below:
- User's name: necessary for identification and personalization of Services;
- User's email: necessary for sending newsletters and for communication purposes;
- IP addresses: necessary for the following uses:
  • for improving the site and the user experience
  • for statistical purposes (Google Analytics)
  • to be able to display relevant information to the user (geolocation)
1.2 Voluntary Communication of Personal Information If you contact us using the contact details mentioned in the 'Communications' section below, we will have access to the information you share with us, including your contact details and any questions asked or comments made. We will then collect this information to respond to you and, if necessary, address the situation identified.
1.3 As part of these communications and the voluntary disclosure of personal information on your part, OCS undertakes:
● to preserve confidentiality;
● to store them in such a way that we cannot identify you and;
● to use them only in this format, for statistical purposes and to develop the Site and improve the Services.
2.1 Your Consent. By providing us with Your Personal Information, you consent to us collecting, holding, and using Your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and applicable laws and regulations. As such, we will only collect and use Your Personal Information as provided by law.
2.2 Withdrawal of Your Consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time by writing to the Data Protection Officer using the contact details provided in the 'Communications' section below. Your request will be processed within 30 days. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before its withdrawal.
2.3 Non-disclosure. OCS will not disclose Your Personal Information to third parties unless such disclosure is permitted by applicable law or if you expressly consent to the disclosure. However, anonymized reports that they enable us to produce may be transmitted to institutions and members of the cinema industry for statistical purposes and business intelligence development. No data or information is transmitted outside of Canada.
3.1 The Personal Information collected is kept by OCS always respecting the purpose of their collection or until you request their deletion.
3.2 We will keep the Personal Information provided to us as long as we need it to achieve the purposes for which it was initially collected, and for a maximum period of ten (10) years, unless otherwise required by law. When the purpose for which the Personal Information was collected expires, we will destroy or anonymize it in accordance with industry best practices. Should anonymized data be generated from Your Personal Information, such information will only be used to serve serious and legitimate interests as prescribed by law.
3.3 In accordance with applicable law, you have the right to request the deletion of any personal data. To do so, please contact our Data Protection Officer using the contact details provided in the 'Communications' section of this Privacy Policy. We will delete Your Personal Information within a reasonable timeframe. Please note that certain regulations may require us to keep Your Personal Information for a specified period. Also note that we may not be able to delete information that does not allow us to easily identify you. This would be the case for information that has been de-identified and is used for quality improvement or analytical purposes. Once this data is anonymized, it may no longer be possible to determine which user it came from.
3.4 You have the right to request access to and correction of the Personal Information we hold about you. You may also ask us to provide a copy of Your Personal Information. User identification information, known to the user, is accessible and correctable upon written request sent by email to the attention of the Data Protection Officer using the contact details provided in the 'Communications' section below.
Our Website uses cookies to facilitate your navigation on the Website. These cookies may collect Personal Information about you. You can adjust your browser settings to refuse cookies. Under no circumstances will this information be used to identify individuals or their browsing habits outside of the Website. However, they will be used for traditional digital advertising or remarketing. The Website also uses log files to collect statistics and improve our Services. The compiled information is general and does not contain Personal Information. If you are using a computer in a public place or sharing a computer with others, make sure to erase your browsing history stored in the history before ending each session.
You can obtain more details by consulting our Cookies Policy.
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5.2 OCS, along with its subcontractors, have implemented several technical measures to optimize the security of the data collected via the Site, including the following:
- Encryption of electronic devices hosting data, stored data, and backup data.
- The security protocols used to protect them are among the most reliable in the industry. They are accessible by username and password.
- Limited access to the collected data solely to the organization's employees and technological providers, bound by confidentiality agreements.
5.3 If you have any questions related to the security of our Site, please contact our Data Protection Officer using the contact details provided in the 'Communications' section of this Privacy Policy.
In the event of a privacy incident involving any of Your Personal Information ('personal data breach'), we will adhere to the procedure established by applicable law and invite you to familiarize yourself with our Privacy Incident Policy. Should this privacy incident potentially cause you serious harm or risk according to applicable law terms, we will take all reasonable steps to inform you, as well as implement all necessary corrective measures and notify the competent authorities, including third-country authorities if applicable, in accordance with the laws.
The content of the OCS Website includes links to external websites operated by third parties ('Hyperlinks'). It is important to understand that these hyperlinks are provided for informational purposes only, among others, to facilitate your access to more information. By clicking on these hyperlinks, you will leave the OCS Website for those of third parties, which may have different privacy protection policies and practices. This Privacy Policy no longer applies once you leave our Website. Please consult the privacy policies of these other websites you are redirected to before providing them with Personal Information. We are not responsible for the collection, use, and disclosure practices of Personal Information by other entities you may access from our Website, and we accept no responsibility in this regard. Indeed, we remind you that:
● These resources are not controlled by us.
● We do not systematically validate their content.
● We cannot guarantee their content.
8.1 Complete Agreement. This Privacy Policy, along with the Terms of Use, constitutes the entire set of rules applicable to your use of the OCS Site and its content.
8.2 Modification. Please note that we reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use at any time. Such modifications will be brought to your attention by a notice posted on the homepage of the Website.
8.3 Before the modifications take effect. These changes will not have retroactive effect on the aforementioned documents.
8.4 Acceptance. By continuing to use OCS following modifications that have been publicly disclosed or brought to your attention, you are deemed to have fully accepted them; if you do not accept these modifications, you must cease using our Services and/or navigating on the Site when these changes come into effect.
8.5 Applicable Law and Competent Jurisdiction. This Privacy Policy is to be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the province of Quebec and the laws of Canada applicable in this province, excluding any principle leading to the application of foreign laws. You irrevocably accept, unless the law requires otherwise, that any dispute arising from these terms of use be subject to a competent court in the judicial district of Montreal, province of Quebec.
Last modification: April 8, 2022
8.6 French and English language. If a problem of definition or interpretation arises between the English and French versions of this Agreement, the French version shall prevail.
8.7. Communications. You can contact the Personal Information Protection Officer, Martin Bilodeau, at the following coordinates:
R61-2275 Holt,Montréal (QC), H2G 3H1,B 514-524-8522#120,Email: [email protected]