Terms & Privacy

PRIVACY POLICY

All questions, comments and requests concerning the present document should be emailed to the Lexum Editor using the feedback form.

1. Lexum avoids collecting and storing personal information and, if personal information on users is received, Lexum treats it with utmost confidentiality. Lexum complies with applicable Canadian legislation on privacy protection.

2. Lexum adheres to the principle of openness and transparency of legislative and judicial processes, and recognizes their fundamental importance in democratic societies.

Information on Websites Users

3. Lexum does not gather personal information on site users. When a user contacts Lexum, personal information may be conveyed at the user’s discretion. Lexum considers such information to be confidential. Personal information on users that comes into Lexum’s possession is destroyed or erased as soon as Lexum no longer requires it for the purposes for which it was provided.

4. Lexum gathers information on the use of its services for the sole purpose of keeping statistics on visits, ensuring smooth operation of its websites’ services, and developing and evolving its product offering. Lexum does not attempt to identify users, and information gathered is never used to establish user profiles.

Data on Visits

5. When a user accesses a website, various pieces of information circulate between the user’s computer and the website’s server. Lexum stores the transactional information related to user computers. The information consists in:

  • The IP address and corresponding domain name, if available;
  • The operating system and web browser employed;
  • The address of the referring site, if the user reached Lexum from another site;
  • The query on the search engine of the referring site, if applicable;
  • The pages visited on Lexum;
  • The date, time and duration of the visit;
  • The queries made on Lexum’s search engine.

6. Lexum gathers this information in order to track the number of visitors, pages most often visited, technology used by users, referring sites and users’ countries of origin. Analysis of this data enables Lexum to improve its sites, develop new services and prevent misuse of its resources.

Cookies

7. A cookie is saved on the user computer’s hard disk in order to record the choice of language made when Lexum is visited for the first time. The cookie expires 30 days after the last use of Lexum. Users can also refuse cookies by changing their preferences in their web browser. Since cookies are not necessary to use Lexum, users who refuse cookies can navigate Lexum web pages freely and without any problem.

Lexum also uses cookies for remarketing purposes. Whenever a user browses the pages or sections of the site where a tag has been inserted, the cookie identifier is added to a list created based on categories of interest. Different lists may be created in this way and users can find themselves on several of them.

Lexum uses remarketing for its online advertising on sites across the Internet, with Google and Twitter as a third-party providers. This allows Lexum to improve the ads presented to its clientele, proposing services, tools and solutions based on the user’s past visits to our website. You can opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ads Settings, and of Twitter’s use of cookies by visiting the page Your privacy controls for personalized ads.  Alternatively, you can opt out of any third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Remarketing cookies can also be deactivated by adding a deactivation cookie to your Web browser.

The cookies used by Lexum are designed so they do not reveal any personal information on their own.

By accessing our sites, you consent to the use of cookies and agree to have your browser set to accept cookies. If you want to access our sites but don’t agree to receive cookies, you can do so by modifying the preferences of your browser.

Feedback Form

8. When users complete the feedback form, it is possible for them to provide their names, organization’s name and email address. The information is used and stored only as required to process the request and to establish general statistics.

Mailing List

9. Users who subscribe to Lexum mailing lists must provide valid email addresses, and may provide their names, at their discretion. The information is gathered uniquely for the purposes of managing and operating the list, and is destroyed when the subscriber terminates the subscription. Users always have access to their accounts and can correct information and terminate subscriptions themselves.

Management of Information Gathered by Lexum

10. In order to ensure compliance with the present policy and applicable legislation on privacy protection, an officer is appointed to see to respect for the principles stated here and legislation applicable to protection of personal information on users. The Privacy Policy Officer can be contacted using the feedback form.

11. All information gathered by Lexum is kept in a secure computer environment to which access is restricted. Lexum employees who gather, store and use personal information are required to ensure that their activities comply with the present policy. Lexum makes a commitment to maintain a high degree of security.

 

LEXUM WEBSITES TERMS OF USE

All questions, comments and requests concerning the present document should be emailed to the Lexum Editor using the feedback form.

User Agreement

1. Every person who accesses the Lexum websites consents, as a User, to the terms of use stated in the present document and to the fact that Lexum reserves the right to amend these terms from time to time.

Privacy Protection

2. Lexum abides by Canadian and international standards with regard to user privacy protection. Lexum does not collect personal information about Users without their consent, and has set up means to keep personal information confidential. The Lexum websites’ management of personal information is described more fully on the Privacy Policy page.

Reproduction and Copyright

3. Lexum, reserve the intellectual property rights pertaining to the Lexum websites’ graphic, navigation and search tool design.

4. Subject to the following paragraph and the below conditions pertaining to prohibited use, legal materials published on the Lexum websites, such as legislation, regulations and decisions, including editorial enhancements inserted into the documents by Lexum, such as hyperlinks and information in headers and footers, can be copied, printed and used by Users free of charge and without any other authorization from Lexum, provided that Lexum is identified as the source of the document.

5. Use of legal materials published by Lexum can be subject to additional conditions set by courts and government bodies claiming intellectual property rights relating to the documents. Lexum makes an effort to indicate the existence of additional conditions on the pages of the relevant databases, but Users remain responsible for checking whether the intended use of the documents is authorized.

Prohibited Uses

6. Notwithstanding the reproduction rights granted in the preceding section, the following uses of Lexum’s websites are prohibited unless the Lexum Editor has provided prior written consent:

  1. Incorporating published documents into another website but masking their origin or source through framing, re-use of search processes, or any other means of creating confusion and misrepresenting the fact that the documents come from one of the Lexum websites;
    1. External indexing of published documents by Web robots when such use is not authorized by the instructions in the robots exclusion file at <http://www.lexum.com/robots.txt> or in a META tag in the HTML code of a published document, in compliance with the Robots Exclusion Protocol;
    2. Use of the Lexum websites’ resources and services via automated mechanisms, in particular for bulk downloading of documents.

7. Lexum reserves the right to block, at its discretion and without prior notice, any User from accessing its websites if the User misuses the website or uses it for illegal purposes.

Disclaimer of Warranty

8. Lexum puts considerable effort into maintaining its websites and controlling the quality of the databases and documents it publishes so as to provide a reliable source of legal information. However, Lexum and the Lexum websites’ partners provide no warranty and make no claims as to the reliability, accuracy or integrity of the websites’ content or functioning.

Disclaimer of Liability

9. The documents published on the Lexum websites have been collected and prepared for Users’ convenience, and uniquely for informative purposes; they are in no way legal advice. Despite the care taken in preparing and maintaining its websites, Lexum and their employees, managers and other officers can in no way be held responsible for damages caused directly or indirectly by use of the Lexum websites or by its non-availability.

Applicable Law

10. Use of the Lexum websites is governed by the federal and provincial legislation in force in the Province of Quebec, Canada. Any legal action against Lexum with regards to Lexum websites use shall be brought before the courts of the District of Montreal in the Province of Quebec.