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Privacy Policy

The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers – Privacy Policy for Our Web Site

Thank you for visiting Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, and to help ensure a rewarding online experience for all visitors, we provide this Privacy Policy summarizing our online information practices and explaining the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. We may modify this Privacy Policy periodically, so please check back from time to time to review any updates to our Privacy Policy.

The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers (FQMSP) recognizes our obligation to our customers, community, online visitors and subscribers (collectively “Users” or “You”) to adhere to the highest standards of decency, fairness, and integrity in all of our operations. We are dedicated to protecting consumer privacy on the Internet.

Data Collection

The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers (FQMSP) does not collect via the Web Site names, e-mail addresses, or any other personal information unless it is voluntarily provided by site visitors. Visitors will be informed when the Web Site requires personal information (name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, credit card number and/or other identifying information). APTA will not distribute this information to third-parties without your prior consent.

Data submitted by a user will be used for the express purpose described at the point of collection in FQMSP’s database and for statistical purposes to analyze user behavior. FQMSP will protect the information provided. FQMSP does not disclose, give, sell, or transfer personal information with third parties without the site visitor’s express permission. If demographic information is given to third parties, only aggregate information will be provided.

FQMSP may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with any legal requirements or with a legal process, or to protect and defend the rights or property of FQMSP or the personal safety of FQMSP employees or members of the public.


FQMSP will make every attempt to protect any personal information submitted to us electronically. However, electronic email is not secure against interception. Any sensitive information submitted to the Web Site is provided at the risk of the sender. If you are concerned that the content of your communication is especially sensitive, you may consider sending it by postal mail instead.


Cookies are small files that allow us to track our users’ interaction with the Web Site. Cookies do not identify the user personally, just the computer used to access the Web Site. The Web Site uses session cookies. These files are generated whenever a user accesses the Web Site and they are terminated once the user leaves the Web Site. The Web Site does not use persistent cookies, which have to be deleted manually. If for some reason you don’t want your information collected via cookies, you should have the option to disable the cookie function through your Internet browser. However, some areas of the Web Site may require cookies to be enabled.

External Links

The Web Site contains links to other external web sites. FQMSP is not responsible for the privacy policies, sites that may contain cookies, or the content of these external links. Please direct any questions or comments that you have to these external Web sites.

Public Access

Please note that the Web Site contains discussion forums, message boards and other public or member based forums. Please note that any information that you provide in these forums may become public and/or available to all members and you must exercise caution when deciding to provide any information, including personal information. Although we try to protect personally identifiable information, FQMSP cannot guarantee the privacy of any information that you provide on these forums; accordingly, any information you provide is at your own risk. FQMSP is not responsible for maintaining the privacy or secrecy of any passwords or account information that you may have disclosed.


Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us, but due to legal and security matters that are beyond our control, we cannot guarantee that the information that you may provide to us, including personally identifiable information, is not disclosed to a third party. FQMSP incorporates reasonable safeguards to protect the security, integrity, completeness, accuracy, and privacy of the personal information that we collect. To assist in making the Web Site secure, we use the latest industry standards to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information, such as firewalls and Secure Socket Layers (SSL), where appropriate. FQMSP has also put in place precautions to protect information from loss, misuse, and alteration. Only those FQMSP employees who need access to your information in order to do their job are allowed access. Our intent is to honor or exceed any U.S. legal requirements for health information privacy.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using this Website, you signify your consent to and agreement with the Online Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Website.

The Website’s content and features may be updated, reviewed, modified and supplemented. FQMSP reserves the right to change the information, features, products, policies, promotions, disclosures and disclaimers at any time. Changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on the Website. Please check the policy periodically for changes. At the end of the Privacy Policy we indicate the date of an update to the Privacy Policy. A User’s continued use of the Website after the posting of such changes will mean that the User has accepted such changes.


Questions regarding the FQMSP Online Privacy Policy should be directed to:

The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers
555, boul. Roland-Therrien, bur. 525
Longueuil (Qu├ębec) J4H 4G5

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