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Privacy policy

This Riopelle Foundation Policy on Privacy and Personal Information Protection [Our Policy] explains how we handle personal information collected when you use one of the following sites:


Personal information is defined as « any information which relates to a physical person and enables that person to be identified or distinguished from one person to another, directly or indirectly » . The purpose of Our Policy is to inform you about the personal information we collect about you, how we use, protect and retain it. In addition, Our Policy informs you of your rights and recourses in the event that you are dissatisfied with its application. Finally, please note that Our Policy applies at the same time as our Websites terms and conditions of use. (Riopelle Foundation translation from the following Government site).

Our Policy complies with the following Canadian federal and Quebec provincial laws, monitored by the « Commission d’accès à l’information », respectively:
• The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)
• An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information (Law 25).
• An Act to establish a legal framework for information technology (« AELFIT »)

Individuals who use our websites consent to the terms and conditions set out in Our Policy regarding the collection, use and retention of data that may be collected. In order to comply with applicable laws, this policy may be modified at any time. If a major change is made to the policy, those affected will be duly informed.

The Foundation collects personal information in the following circumstances:
1. Subscription to one of our newsletters
2. Uploading of creations to the RIO gallery (riopellestudio.com)

The Riopelle Foundation retains your personal information for as long as it is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, while complying with applicable laws. Once this information is no longer necessary or relevant for our specific purposes, the Foundation will take steps to delete or anonymize it.

The Riopelle Foundation takes security measures to guarantee the security and protection of the data collected on its site. These security measures are designed to protect personal information from loss, theft, destruction and unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. Foundation staff may only access personal information when they need it and only for the purposes for which it was collected.

If personal information about you has been collected or is being used by any of the Foundation’s websites, you have the right to request access, update or removal of your personal information. If this is the case, please contact the Foundation at info@fondationriopelle.com. Requests will be processed within 30 days of receipt.

If you believe that we have not respected the confidentiality of your personal information, please do not hesitate to contact us. You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for our legitimate organisational interests. In addition, if you have any questions about the information we hold about you or if you would like to change your contact preferences with us, we also encourage you to contact us.

Our websites may contain links to other websites. By clicking on these links, you will leave the Foundation’s websites. Since the Foundation does not control how personal information is handled by others, you should consult their data protection policies. The Foundation will not be responsible for practices related to their policies.

If you have any questions about Our Policy, please do not hesitate to contact us at the following email address: info@fondationriopelle.com

Our Policy was last updated on September 30th, 2023.