Your privacy is our priority

Your privacy is of the utmost importance to APECQ. This is why we present our practices regarding the management of information and personal information.

At no time does APECQ use personal data for commercial purposes. The association does not sell, rent or lend personal information likely to identify its various users to third parties. Because security is a priority, we ensure that the personal information transmitted to us is kept secure and verified, and without your consent, and in accordance with this policy, we cannot use it.


APECQ establishes the identity of site users through their IP address. This information does not identify an individual, but rather a computer. The use of an IP address is intended to help QPAT evaluate the browsers and service providers used by its visitors.


Cookies" are small pieces of information stored by your Internet browser on your computer's hard drive. This data allows APECQ to recognize you when you access this Site, and is used to gather statistics about your use of it. These cookies can be useful to APECQ in a number of ways. For example, we may be able to tailor the Site to your needs. At any time, you can configure your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, prevent cookies from being sent, or erase cookies from your hard drive.

From time to time, you may choose to provide QPAT with personal information such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number or cell phone number. This information may be used to contact you in order to answer your questions, provide you with certain services or send you newsletters.

When you submit a request for information to ACOAQ, for example by using one of the e-mail addresses listed on its Site, ACOAQ may use it in return to follow up on your request.


We use recognized physical, electronic and managerial processes and technologies to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. We cannot guarantee the absolute protection of your activities on our sites or the protection of your personal information against unauthorized access or interception by third parties.

When you make a purchase on one of our sites, you must provide us with payment information, including your name, credit card number and security code (or PayPal account information) and billing addresses. The payment processing company we deal with collects this information on our behalf, uses it exclusively for the purposes of your transaction and retains it only if you choose to do so. It is shared with the appropriate banks and other appropriate entities in order to process your payment, prevent fraud and reduce credit risk.


You may ask APECQ to modify or delete certain personal information that it has collected during your visit or that you have submitted to it, by contacting APECQ.


APECQ surrounds itself with professionals and uses industry-recognized technology to protect the information it transmits. To prevent unauthorized access, keep data up to date and ensure that information is used appropriately, APECQ has put in place concrete safeguards and adopted IT and management procedures to protect the information it collects online. Once the information has been received, APECQ makes every effort to ensure its protection.

You authorize ACOSQ, pursuant to the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector (RLRQ. C. P-39.1), to collect from third parties, hold or communicate to interested third parties all relevant information that may be required.


By using the QPAT web site, you consent to the collection and use of personal information by QPAT for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Privacy Officer

Alain Deschamps, General Manager, APECQ

Contact us by e-mail


Update: August 9, 2023