Terms and conditions

SOQUEM (“we,” “us,” “our”) welcomes you to its website (soquem.qc.ca). Please read the terms and conditions (“terms and conditions”) carefully before browsing our site.

This agreement, which becomes effective when you access our site and remains in effect for an indefinite period, is legally binding. By browsing this website, you acknowledge and accept all the terms and conditions. We reserve the right to modify these terms and conditions at our sole discretion and without prior notice. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, please do not visit our website. In addition, it is your responsibility to read the terms and conditions regularly. All user-account holders will be notified of any significant modifications to the terms and conditions./p>

Content of the site

Unless otherwise indicated, the content of the website is presented for information purposes only and does not constitute an offer to contract by SOQUEM. The content presented does not replace the legislation, regulations or orders-in-council adopted by the Québec government.

Data and information provided by SOQUEM and other sources are deemed reliable at the time of presentation. Despite its best efforts, SOQUEM cannot guarantee that the information is accurate or complete and up to date at all times.

Use of the site

You may consult the site and, subject to express restrictions or limitations on specific items on the site, you may make an electronic copy, download or print certain parts of the site for your exclusive personal use and not for any commercial purpose.

Harassment, regardless of its nature, in particular the use of obscene or abusive language in emails or other forms of communication, is prohibited on this site. You are also prohibited from harassing our employees, hosts, representatives or any other members or visitors to the site and from misusing their name or identity. In addition, you may not download, disseminate or post any documents or messages on this site that are defamatory, obscene, threatening or abusive; that invade the privacy of any person or are otherwise unacceptable; that could constitute or incite a criminal act; that violate the rights of any person; or that bind a third party or violate the law. You may not download any commercial messages onto the site or use the site to encourage others to join or become members of an online commercial service or other organization.

Copyright and trademarks

The entire content of this site, including texts, images, graphics, interfaces, codes, content selection and layout (the “content”) is our property and protected by copyright. Reproduction, publication, redistribution, transmission or any form of use without our prior written consent is strictly prohibited.

All trademarks, whether registered or not, and all business names (collectively the “trademarks”) are our property or that of the holder who granted us the right and authorization to use them.

We can, at our sole discretion, add, delete or modify part or all of these services at any time and without prior notice.


By sending us notes, messages or ideas, making suggestions, presenting concepts or submitting other messages, you are irrevocably assigning and transferring your rights and waiving all moral rights thereto for the duration of the right, in perpetuity, anywhere in the world. Consequently, you grant us the right to publish them, in any format, including for promotional or advertising purposes.

We may provide links to other websites that are owned and operated by third parties. Because such sites belong to third parties with whom we have no affiliation, we have no control over their information-gathering and privacy-protection practices, which may differ from and are independent of ours. We will therefore not be held liable for and do not offer any warranties as to the accuracy, timeliness and completeness of any information contained on these sites.

The inclusion of links on our website must not be deemed to be a recommendation or approval of the trademarks, business names, brands, images, logos, symbols or other copyright-protected items contained on these sites or accessible through them. The presence of such links on our site in no way indicates that we are affiliated or associated with them or that we are legally authorized to use them.

However, you may communicate your comments on the links added to our website.

Disclaimer and limit of liability

Although we strive to provide up-to-date and accurate information on our website, errors or omissions may occur. As a result, we do not provide any guarantees or make any representations as to the accuracy or reliability of the information contained on this or any other website.

This website, and the content, information, services and products provided herein, including in particular texts, graphics and links, are provided on an “as-is” basis, without any guarantees, whether express or implied. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we disclaim all guarantees, express or implied, including in particular implied guarantees of quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, or absence of computer viruses, and guarantees arising from established business practices or course of performance. We do not make any representations or give guarantees that the functions contained on this website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that failures will be corrected or that our website or the server providing access thereto is free of viruses or other harmful components. We do not provide any guarantees or make representations regarding the integrity, consistency, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability or any other quality of the components of our site. You should not act or rely upon the current content without first consulting a SOQUEM advisor.

Under no circumstances will we be held liable for direct, indirect, special or punitive damages or for monetary loss, even if you have informed us in advance of the possibility, be it a remedy for contractual, extra-contractual or civil liability or any other legal theory resulting from or in respect of the use, inability to use or execution of services or products offered, and the information or messages posted on the website. This limitation of liability clause will apply notwithstanding any limited remedy available at law.

You use this website at your own risk and you agree not to claim otherwise.

Applicable law

These terms and conditions are governed by the laws in force in the Province of Québec, and any disputes will be brought before the competent Québec court in the District of Montréal. Should any provision of the terms and conditions be deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, this provision will be dissociated from the other provisions in the terms and conditions and the latter will remain in force.

If you suffer any prejudice or disagree, in any way whatsoever, with the provisions of the terms and conditions, your sole remedy is to leave this website.

The terms and conditions and all other legal notices displayed on this website constitute the entire agreement between you and us in respect of the use of the website and its content.

Last update: August 2013