Legal Notice and Privacy Policy

Legal Notice

This Web site is intended to give a general presentation of certain aspects of the City of Westmount for information only. The City of Westmount has used all the means at its disposal to provide exact, current, reliable and complete information on this Web site, particularly with regard to the texts and hypertext links. However, the City of Westmount does not guarantee nor make any representations as to the accuracy or completeness of the content of this Web site and shall not be held responsible for errors or omissions possibly contained in this Web site. Any information or element of this Web site may be altered without prior notice.

Any exchange, communication or operation made through this Web site e-mail does not constitute an official or legal communication or notice from the City of Westmount or any of its officers, representatives or employees, and shall not be construed as such in any case.

© 2015 City of Westmount, all rights reserved. All works appearing on this Web site, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, all texts, images, logos, drawings, graphics, photographs, work compilations, are protected by copyright and are accessible for consultation or reference only.

The content of this site shall not be copied or distributed, partially or totally, for commercial purposes or for a compensation of any kind, without the prior authorization of the City of Westmount. However, it can be partially copied or distributed for private and non commercial use only, provided that it remains intact and not modified, and that the present notice is clearly attached to the content thereby copied or distributed.

Privacy Policy

In the context of rapidly-evolving communications tools, the City of Westmount is committed to protecting the confidentiality of the personal information it collects. Any and all data that you submit to the City by electronic form will be treated confidentially according to Quebec law.

As such, the City is committed to fully complying with the Act Respecting Access to Documents Held by Public Bodies and the Protection of Personal Information (RLRQ c.A-2.1).

The City of Westmount may gather your personal information, only with your consent, for one or several of the following purposes:

  • to announce activities and news (upcoming events, council meetings, special collections, maintenance work, etc.) through bulletins or other communications tools;
  • to survey website users for their opinions;
  • to promote municipal services and events;
  • to gather statistics;
  • to organize a contest;
  • to process various requests via its online forms;
  • to establish a correspondence link;
  • to subscribe a web user to one of the City’s services.

In these cases, the disclosure of your personal information to the City is entirely voluntary. By providing information to the City of Westmount, you consent to the use of that information by the City. The City will not use nor divulge that information for any reason other than that for which it was gathered, unless required by law or with the permission of the individual concerned. The City will retain the information on file as long as required for the purpose it was gathered.

The City of Westmount will not disclose personal information from web users to third parties, except with the permission of the individual concerned, or as required by law. The City reserves the right to publish statistical or other aggregate information based on the data it gathers, and will do so in a way that no individual user is identifiable.

The City also reserves the right to release your information where necessary to protect its rights or those of its website users, sponsors, advertisers or suppliers. Any information release would be carried out in compliance with all laws in effect.

Subject to any limits prescribed by the Act Respecting Access to Documents Held by Public Bodies and the Protection of Personal Information, the City of Westmount recognizes the right of any user to access, modify or delete any information related to them on the City’s website or other electronic accounts. Users may, for example, request that their personal information be removed from a mailing list.

All information collected by the City is stored electronically in a secure environment. Access to this information is restricted to a few authorized employees with an obligation to ensure its confidentiality. Westmount uses advanced electronic tools, including firewalls, to protect the integrity of its information systems.

As you navigate the City of Westmount website, it may use « cookies » to personalize your user experience. An Internet cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on your computer by your Web browser. It contains information that may be read by the Web domain that created it. Please note that a normal text cookie cannot spread viruses or pose a danger to your computer.

The main function of a cookie is to record your preferred pages and login information on your computer to eliminate the need to enter the same information each time you visit the site, and to present you with custom website pages.

You may accept or decline cookies on your computer. Most Web browsers automatically accept them, but it is possible to modify the preferences on your computer if you want to refuse them.

The City of Westmount web pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons or single-pixel gifs that assist in delivering cookies on our site and allow us to count the users that visit certain pages. This makes it possible to assess the performance of those pages and modify them to better serve you. The City may include web beacons in emails or electronic newsletter to determine whether messages get opened and which ones resulted in other action by the user.

The City may also use web beacons from other sources to help establish overall statistics concerning publicity campaigns or other promotions used on its website. The use of third-party web beacons on the City’s website for purposes of gathering or using your personal information is not permitted.