Legal Notes - Amyot Gélinas

Information Governance and Security Statement

Amyot Gélinas acts in compliance with the « Code des professions, Code de déontologie des comptables professionnels agréés » and the Personal Information Protection Act in the private sector, with regard to the governance and personal information in its possession. Thus, we attach great importance to the confidentiality and security of data and personal information of our clients, including data available from third-party suppliers.

This statement aims to inform you of our commitment to data protection and information governance.

Legal compliance – We are committed to complying with all legal obligations arising from the Personal Information Protection Act in the private sector. We put in place appropriate measures and processes to ensure compliance with this law and all other laws and regulations applicable to the protection of personal information.

Protection of customer data –  We take appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect our clients’ personal information against unauthorized access, use, disclosure or destruction. These measures include securing systems, managing access, encrypting sensitive data, and continuously educating and training our employees on information security.

Information governance – We have set up an Information Governance and Security committee, which ensures compliance with our governance framework policy regarding protection of personal information (french version only). This policy includes the information with regard to personal information collected, the management of risks and access rights, the retention and destruction of information in accordance with legal requirements and our own internal policies.

Security Incident Management – We have procedures to detect, assess and respond to potential security incidents. In the event of an incident, we take the necessary measures to mitigate the risks, restore the systems and inform the parties concerned in accordance with legal and regulatory obligations.

Awareness and training – We implement information security awareness and training programs for all our employees. This allows us to promote a culture of security, build risk awareness and ensure that our employees follow good data protection practices.

Any complaint, question related to this statement or related to a breach of protection can be sent c/o the President of the Information Governance and Security Committee at

We are committed to maintaining high standards of governance and information security in all aspects of our business. We regularly evaluate our policy and procedures to ensure that they remain adapted to technological developments in the firm and our clients, as well as new legal requirements.

Terms and Conditions of Use (website)

Rules of use – By accessing or using any part of this website, you agree that you have read and understood and you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of Use, which include a waiver of class action rights and limitations of liability. If you do not agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions, you may not access or use this website. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the provincial laws of Quebec and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein. The parties hereby agree and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the province in which you reside.

No relationship – The Amyot Gélinas website and its content are offered solely for the purpose of providing users with information about Amyot Gélinas and its related entities, Amyot Gélinas, s.e.n.c.r.l., Groupe Amyot Gélinas inc. and Amyot Gélinas Conseils inc.(hereinafter referred to individually and collectively as “Amyot Gélinas”). By providing access to this website, Amyot Gélinas shall not create, provide for or establish any client, professional, advisory or fiduciary relationship.

No professional opinion or advice – The information contained on this website is of a general nature. Said information shall not be considered in any way as an advisory service or as accounting or tax-related or other professional services or opinions. For more detailed information on your specific situation, please contact the professionals mentioned on the website or submit an online request.

Copyright – All information published or otherwise accessible through this website is protected under Canadian and other copyright laws. The content of this website, as well as the related copyrights, are the property of Amyot Gélinas or its suppliers or agents. This information may not be modified, copied, distributed, transmitted, reproduced, published, transferred or sold in any way whatsoever, without the express written authorization of the copyright owner(s). Users shall abide by and retain all copyright notices, information and restrictions contained in or accessed through the website content.

Personal information – By using this website, users agree that Amyot Gélinas may collect, use and share the personal information provided on its website in accordance with its governance framework policy regarding the protection of personal information (french version only). Furthermore, no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure.  If you are concerned that personal information may have been compromise, please contact us at

Accuracy of information – Amyot Gélinas cannot promise or guarantee that the information on the website is accurate, exhaustive, regularly updated or drawn from reliable sources. Due to changes in legislation or other circumstances, the website may be subject to delays, gaps, imprecisions or inaccuracies. The website and the information contained therein is provided “as is” and does not offer any guarantee in this respect.

Third-party websites – Amyot Gélinas has no control over and is in no way liable for the content of other websites accessible via links on its website.

Withdrawal of information – Amyot Gélinas reserves the right to interrupt or suspend access to its website or to terminate these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time without notice or cause. Amyot Gélinas reserves the right to modify or delete, at its sole discretion, any information or material, in whole or in part, or to refuse publication of any information or material. The website’s Terms and Conditions of Use and any document referenced therein shall constitute the entire agreement between Amyot Gélinas and users with respect to use of the website.

Confidentiality Agreement

Amyot Gélinas undertakes to process personal information relating to access or use of the website in strict accordance with the subsequent provisions and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, including Quebec’s Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.

Use of data

Amyot Gélinas uses personal information to:

– manage and improve the website;

– contact users to obtain their comments on the services provided or for market research or other research activities; and

– provide information relating to new products, services or any other information that may be of interest to users. Other uses may also be added, with users’ consent or where permitted or required by law.

Other uses may also be added, with your consent or when permitted or required by law.

Cookies – Amyot Gélinas uses cookies and other similar tools on its website to collect data on their use. Cookies are small text files created on users’ hard drives that personalize users’ web experience.

It is possible to configure your browser to block cookies, but this may affect the browsing experience of our website.

To obtain statistics on visitors and manage cookies, Amyot Gélinas uses Google Analytics which is a tool for measuring web audiences and analyzing visits to a website.  Using cookies, Google Analytics collects information about your browsing; on part or all of the pages of the website.  This information is used for statistical purposes to improve your experience.

The information that is collected is :

  • The truncated IP address of your computer (your IP address is modified, which prevents you from connecting to it);
  • Your Internet service provider;
  • Operating system (i.e. Mac OS, Windows);
  • Device type and model (i.e. iPhone 12);
  • Screen resolution of the device;
  • Browser type and language (i.e. Chrome, Safari);
  • Region or municipality, determined by IP address;
  • Domain of the previous site visited (i.e.;
  • Point of origin (i.e. banner, email, social network, etc.);
  • Pages consulted on our website (the sequence of consultation, the interactions on the page, the date, time, duration and frequency of your visits and your activities (clicks, screen scrolling, etc.).

This information is stored in particular in the United States. Google may communicate them to third parties, in the event of a legal obligation, or when processing them on their behalf. The information is also shared on the Google Ads and Google Search Console accounts of the Conseil de Presse du Québec.

Google advertising cookies are also used to collect demographic information and information on the interests of Internet users. This information taken in isolation cannot be associated with a person. Google states that it will never link the information collected with any other data or other information that it stores.

For more information on the information collected by Google and how it is used, consult its Privacy Policy and Google Terms of Use.

If you wish, you can prevent Google from recording information about your browsing by installing the Google Analytics deactivation browser add-on on your computer. On mobile, you can use a private browser or use “Private” mode.

Third parties – Any affiliated entities or other third parties retained to perform services on our behalf and to which we transfer personal information shall be contractually bound to comply with the Terms and Conditions of Use set forth herein.

The website may contain links to external sites relating to events, government entities, non-profit organizations and social networks that do not adhere to this Policy. We recommend reviewing the respective privacy policies of any external sites that are linked to the website for information on how they use your personal information.

Cancellation/waiver – If you no longer wish to receive electronic communications from Amyot Gélinas, you may unsubscribe using the unsubscribe features included in our messages and electronic communications, or by using the preferences management page.