The Quebec Ski Areas Association (ASSQ) is aware of the concerns people have regarding the online distribution of personal information and wants to work with you to ensure that your privacy is respected and protected. For this reason, we would like to explain what type of information we collect, and when, why and how we collect it when you visit and/or the store. We ask that you read the following information carefully and refer back to it periodically to stay informed of any updates made to this information. Rest assured that the and store websites do not collect any personal information without your permission. and the store are not legal entities but rather brand names under which the Quebec Ski Areas Association operates the and store websites. Note that the ASSQ, and the store constitute a single entity.

Collection and processing of personal information

In certain very particular cases, when registering for our various email services, online contests and other tailored services, and the store require you to enter your full name, address, email address, and other personal information in an online form. When or the store requires such information, you will always be explicitly warned beforehand and informed that the information you are about to provide will be processed. In other words, it will undergo a set of operations related to the collection, recording, compilation, editing, preservation, and disposal of said personal information. Insofar as possible, the store will provide you with a means of verifying that your personal information is correct and up to date. Moreover, and the store may occasionally use these forms to ask if you are interested in receiving information about other services, contests or news from the ASSQ,, the store or their partners. You will always have the option to say no or to unsubscribe from any tailored services that you are registered for.

Information collected by and the store enables these sites to better tailor the services they offer you, to contact you in the event that you win a prize and, if you have expressed an interest, to periodically email you information.

It is important to note that advertisers, other clients or partners of and the store do not, at any time, have access to your information. Only and the store can access the information that you submit to them. If we must ask you for information for any other reason, you will automatically and explicitly be warned at the time that the information is requested.

No personal information is shared with third parties to or the store without your explicit prior authorization. Moreover, all personal information collected by and the store is stored on secure servers that are not accessible to the public.

You may, nevertheless, ask that or the store stop using your personal information at any time.

In short, the only situations in which or the store may share your personal information are: when requested by a legal authority or in good faith when required a) to comply with current laws or regulations, or to intervene in a lawsuit against or the store; b) to protect or defend the rights or property of, the store or users of or the store; and c) to intervene, in specific circumstances, in order to protect the personal safety of users of or the store, or the general public.

Links to other websites and the store occasionally provide links to websites created by other companies or organizations. These links are provided solely for users’ convenience. In no way does, the store or the Quebec Ski Areas Association control, endorse or guarantee any sites accessible from or the store, and they cannot be held responsible for the content or practices of these sites, particularly regarding privacy and the protection of personal information.

Use of cookies

A cookie is a small text file sent to your web browser by a website. Cookies allow sites to remember your preferences and make your next visit more enjoyable. The use of cookies is a standard practice and most popular sites use them to better serve their customers. Most web browsers are designed to accept cookies although you can modify your parameters to refuse them.

Both the and the store websites use cookies, and they are harmless. Users may refuse them, but by doing so they will not be able to fully enjoy our sites.

Some of our registration forms for services recommend using the “auto-login” feature. When a user enables “auto-login”, the cookie allows the user to be recognized in the future so he/she does not have to complete the log-in process at each visit. An option to disable the “auto-login” feature is available in certain forms that recommend using the feature.

Verification, comments or complaints

Users may request to see, update or remove personal information about them stored in the databases kept by or the store. For all questions or concerns regarding the personal information privacy policy described above, email the ASSQ at and provide information to identify yourself.

We hope that this information clearly explains the privacy policy in effect for and the store. We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time. When changes are made to the privacy policy, the modified sections will be highlighted for one month. We encourage you to return periodically to stay informed of updates.

July 2011 version