Here are the main confidentiality rules that apply to the website of the Auditor General of Québec.
When you visit the website, a cookie is installed 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.
You should be aware that, when you access the site, an exchange of information between your computer and the website 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 referring sites, and the country of origin of the Web surfers, for statistical purposes.
If you choose to send us personal information by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, we will use only 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 it does for messages received by mail.
Please be advised that as soon as you leave our site, the information exchanged is no longer subject to our confidentiality rules.