LEGAL NOTICE AND USAGE AGREEMENT
All information on this Website is protected by copyright laws. Users of this Website are not authorized to copy its content for any purpose whatsoever, whether for personal or professional use. It is strictly prohibited to redistribute, reproduce, publish, store in any medium, retransmit, or modify the information on this Website without the prior written authorization of Gascon.
All trademarks and logos (including names, words, titles, drawings, illustrations and icons) appearing on this Website are trademarks of Gascon. Any use of these trademarks and logos without the prior written authorization of Gascon is strictly forbidden. Any unauthorized downloading, retransmission, copying or modification of trademarks, service marks or the content of this Website, in whole or in part, is a violation of applicable trademark and/or copyright laws and may result in legal action.
Gascon prohibits the use of its logos as hyperlinks to any other websites without its prior written authorization. No mention on the Website or elsewhere shall be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, a license or right to use Gascon’s intellectual property.
Limitation of liability
The use and navigation of the Website is at your own risk. If you are not satisfied with the information contained in the Website or these terms and conditions, your sole recourse is to cease accessing and using the Website.
Gascon, its directors, officers, employees or third parties cannot be held liable to any person or entity for any harm, loss or damage, direct, indirect, consequential or otherwise, that may arise directly or indirectly from the access or the use of, or the inability to use, this Website or the information contained herein, or from any failure in the performance of this Website, including any direct, indirect, special or third-party damages.
Gascon cannot be held responsible for the acts, omissions or behaviours perpetrated by any user or third party.
Accessibility and technical failure of the Website
Although all standard precautions are taken in maintaining the Website, Gascon does not warrant that the Website will be available, nor does it warrant that access will not be interrupted, or that there will be no delays, failures, errors, omissions or losses of transmitted information, or that no viruses or other contaminating components will be transmitted, or that no damage will occur to your computer system.
Gascon refuses all responsibility for any damage resulting from the use of the Website. This explicit disclaimer includes any damage caused by viruses, or any other computer software or anomaly that may infect, harm or damage the hardware of your computer, phone or tablet, as well as their software, memory or any other property belonging to others or to yourself, after accessing, browsing or using the Website.
It is strictly forbidden to send, publish or otherwise transmit any content or material containing viruses or that can cause an interruption, damage or limit the functionality of the Website or servers connected to the Website. You agree not to conduct yourself in a disagreeable fashion and not to use the Website for any illicit, illegal or prejudicial purpose.
The content of this Website is provided solely for informational purposes and is not intended to be legal advice or an opinion of any kind. As such, external information received by Gascon via this Website, irrespective of the form in which it is provided, is not confidential and its sending by the user and receipt by Gascon does not create a solicitor-client relationship.
The Website, as well as any information related hereto, are provided without any representation, statement or warranty, express or implied, of any nature whatsoever, including, without limitation, any warranty as to exactness, completeness, reliability, availability or applicability for a particular purpose.
The Website can lend itself to different uses in any circumstance or application and cannot therefore be interpreted as applicable to your personal situation. By using the Website, you agree to be solely responsible for the use of any information, advice or statements provided and that you do so at your own risk.
No liability for links to other websites
Links to other websites or references to products, services or publications, other than those of Gascon, are provided only for the convenience of the user, and the inclusion of such links or references on this Website does not imply an endorsement by Gascon of such websites and their content or acceptance by Gascon of any liability whatsoever for the content or the use of such websites. Such websites have been developed independently of Gascon and Gascon cannot vouch for the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the content or functionality of any such websites. Access to any other websites through such links is at your sole risk, and Gascon will not be responsible or liable for any damage in connection with any such access.
The provisions set out under the headings “Limitation of liability” and “Non-responsibility” of this Legal Notice and Usage Agreement apply, with necessary modifications, to your access to other websites and services and their use.
This Website is governed by the laws in force in the Province of Québec, Canada, and is subject to the application of these laws, without giving effect to any conflict-of-law principles. Any user who chooses to access this Website from another country does so on his own initiative and is responsible for complying with local laws. Accordingly, the courts of the Province of Québec, Canada, in the City of Montréal shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any suit, action or proceeding arising out of or in connection with this Website. You hereby irrevocably acknowledge the exclusive competence of these courts with respect to any dispute. If any provision of these terms and conditions is illegal, void, or for any reason whatsoever unenforceable, then the provision will be considered separate from these terms and conditions and will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions.
Changes to the terms and conditions
These terms and conditions, and any document to which it is expressly referred to, constitute the entire agreement between you and Gascon on issues which are the subject hereof.
PRIVACY AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION
When it comes to the protection of personal information, Gascon is subject to the provisions of the ACT RESPECTING THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR (CQLR c.P-39.1) (the “Act“), which were amended in September 2022.
Gascon is currently working on the development of a policy on the protection of personal information, and it will be published on our website and social networks soon.
Information collected and its use
Gascon collects miscellaneous personal information through its website using log files, cookies and web beacons. The information gathered includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser types, Internet Service Providers (ISP), dates and time, referring/exit pages and possibly the number of clicks, visitor preferences and the pages of the website the visitor has accessed or visited. The content gathered is not linked to any personally identifiable information and is used to optimize the user experience by customizing the content of the site based on the visitor’s type of browser or other information. Gascon also has a “Careers” section, through which a visitor can provide various personal information, including a curriculum vitae, and any relevant additional documents they may decide to attach.
As part of its commitment to its clients, Gascon gathers a variety of personal information, which is necessary for the execution of mandates and does so in compliance with our ethical rules. Such information includes surnames, given names, postal and email addresses, telephone numbers, job titles, financial information and bank details, credit card numbers, other identification and verification information such as copies of passports, driver’s licences and information obtained under the mandates entrusted to us, as well as data from public bodies.
All information collected by Gascon, if any, remains strictly confidential and will not be communicated, sold, rented or lent out, without having obtained the consent of the persons concerned, except in cases where the Law allows it.
Gascon may use third-party suppliers to manage certain aspects of its business, including the processing of data relating to its mandates and its technological services. These mandated third parties may have access to personal information when it is necessary for the performance of their contract. They are bound by the same confidentiality obligations and must protect personal information held in accordance with the Act.
Gascon makes sure to inform its clients of the purposes for which personal information is collected, used and disclosed. By providing personal information to Gascon, you authorize us to collect, use, disclose and retain such personal information as authorized or required by law.
You may refuse or withdraw your consent at any time by contacting the person responsible for privacy and access to information. We reserve the right to refuse certain requests in accordance with applicable laws. Please note that withdrawing your consent may force us to terminate our service and prevent us from providing you with the required legal services and advice.
Access to Information Request
Upon request, individuals have the right to be informed of the existence, use and disclosure of their personal information. The person concerned also has the right to consult the information that Gascon holds about them, subject to the exceptions provided for by the applicable legislation. Upon request, the individual may obtain a list of the organizations or third parties to which their personal information has been or may have been disclosed to. Said individual may also contest the accuracy and completeness of their personal information and request that Gascon make the appropriate corrections as soon as possible, when the person concerned has demonstrated that the information is inaccurate or incomplete.
To exercise their rights, the individual to whom the personal information pertains to must send a written request to email@example.com or by mail to the attention of Ms. Karine Blais, Executive Director of Gascon. The procedure to follow will then be provided. Any request will result in a verification of the identity and their eligibility to assert these rights.
Contact Information for privacy and access to information
Ms. Karine Blais, Executive Director
Gascon & Associés l.l.p
1100 René-Lévesque Blvd. West
Montréal, QC H3B 4N4
T 514 879-2080 Direct line
F 514 879-4659