PRIVACY POLICY & Terms of Use

Privacy Policy – April 7, 2021

This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, process and distribute the information collected on the BrainInfoCerveau.ca website (the “Site”). We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. By accessing the Site you acknowledge having read and agreed to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.

The Brain Info/ Info Cerveau Initiative intends to connect the community to students or to members associated with Integrated Program in Neuroscience at McGill University to provide information and resources regarding neuroscientific questions. The BrainInfoCerveau.ca website is therefore provided as a means to inform and share on the latest updates and developments regarding the initiative, or its members, as well as a platform to receive questions to be answered.

This website relies on Google Sites and Microsoft Forms and our services are subject to the policies of the respective organizations. The privacy policy for Google Services is available here: https://policies.google.com/privacy. The privacy policy for Microsoft Forms is available here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/security-and-privacy-in-microsoft-forms-7e57f9ba-4aeb-4b1b-9e21-b75318532cd9.

Types of Information Collected:

  • Information collected automatically

We use Google Analytics to collect information about website traffic and usage. This website uses cookies to provide you with our services. 

About Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google. Google collects, organizes, and provides visualizations of anonymized data gathered during a user’s browsing session. Data may include navigation patterns (including links clicked and pages visited), region of origin (based on IP), traffic source (ex. referrals), language preference, browser type, and screen size. 

Google may use this data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

Personal data collected: Cookie and usage data

Place of processing: USA

For more information, please see Google's privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

  • Information user provides

The Site also hosts the link to the questionnaire for neuroscientific questions. This questionnaire collects information regarding a) demographics (optional), b) your neuroscience question, and c) your name and email address. This information will be stored on a private server at McGill University and will only be accessible to a limited number of authorized students and faculty members within the Integrated Program in Neuroscience.

a) Demographics

Information regarding demographics is entirely optional to provide and will be used by Brain Info/Info Cerveau solely for internal statistical purposes, i.e., to better understand the public targeted by the Brain Info/ Info Cerveau initiative. As a result, the source data will only be shared with a limited number of Brain Info/Info Cerveau team members. The anonymized and summarized information regarding the demographics of the population asking questions to the initiative may be shared with third parties, but the source data will not be redistributed. The source data will be accessible to less than 10 authorized students and faculty members within the Integrated Program in Neuroscience, who will need to use their university credentials in order to access the information. Anyone with access will be made aware of the confidential nature of data and that it cannot be transferred elsewhere or shared.

b) Neuroscience questions

The questions submitted by you and answers provided by our volunteers will not be made public unless you consent to us sharing this information in your question submission form. Information about the desired length and complexity of the response to your question will be used by our volunteers to adjust the response accordingly. The volunteers will need to use their university credentials to access this information.

c) Name and email address

The name and email address provided will only be used for the purposes of sending the response to the submitted question. This information will be accessible to less than 10 authorized students and faculty members within the Integrated Program in Neuroscience, who will need to use their university credentials in order to access the information. Anyone with access will be made aware of the confidential nature of data and that it cannot be transferred elsewhere or shared.

Terms of UseAPRIL 7, 2021

By browsing the BrainInfoCerveau.ca website (the “Site”), you are agreeing to abide by the terms and conditions as set out below. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part thereof you must not use the Site.

Your use of the Site, the Internet, any material you access via the Site are at your own risk. This includes:

  1. We assume no responsibility or liability for an errors or omissions in the content of the Site. The information contained on the Site is provided “as is” with no representations or warranties whatsoever, express or implied and no guarantee as to its completeness, accuracy, or timeliness; and

  1. We make no warranty that the Site’s service will be uninterrupted, the Site’s functions shall be error-free or, that the Site or the servers that make it available are free of malwares or other unwanted components; and

  1. The information, resources and tools contained on the Site are for informational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. The Site is not to be used as a substitute for professional advice of from your own health care provider or other health specialists; and

  1. The information, resources, and tools contained or obtained on the Site are for personal non-commercial use only. The distribution or commercial exploitation of any information, resources, or tools obtained from this Site is strictly prohibited; and

  1. The Site may link to other websites that are independent of the Site (“Third-Party Sites”). These links are provided only as convenience and we explicitly disclaim any responsibility for the accuracy, content, or availability of information found on Third-Party Sites.