Terms of use

Acceptance and Changes to the Conditions of Use

Use of the Scientifique en chef’s website www.scientifique-en-chef.gouv.qc.ca implies acceptance of the Conditions of Use defined below. These Conditions may be modified at any time. It is therefore recommended that you refer to this page on a regular basis.

Description of Service

This website provides users with popularized search results and listings of researchers from groups supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ). It also presents the major intersectoral research initiatives led by the Scientifique en chef du Québec, as well as various data on research in Quebec.

The Scientifique en chef’s website

The Fonds de recherche du Québec (Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture) (FRQ) are solidarily responsible for the Scientifique en chef’s website, unless a situation specifically concerns only one of the Fonds de recherche. The policies to which the terms of use refer are identical from one Fonds de recherche to another. However, for purposes of simplicity, readers are usually referred to FRQS policies.

Privacy

All personal information collected through the Scientifique en chef’s website is subject to the Privacy Policy.

Social Media – Netiquette

Users who choose to use social media to interact with the Scientifique en chef and his staff are subject to the Scientifique en chef’s Social Media Policy – Netiquette.

Accessibility

Please refer to the Scientifique en chef’s website Accessibility Policy.

Policy on the protection of copyright and intellectual property

Please refer to the Scientifique en chef’s website Policy on the protection of copyright and intellectual property.

Links to Other Websites and to PDF Documents

The Scientifique en chef’s website contains links to various external websites that are not managed by the FRQ and to PDF documents, some of which are not issued by the FRQ. When you click on these links or when you open a PDF document, you leave the Scientifique en chef’s website. When you leave the Scientifique en chef’s website the following icon shows up Logo-lien-externe . However, if the icon Logo-lien-externe is followed by the icon icone-PDF , you are opening a PDF document.

The FRQ have no control over the content, conditions or policies of these external websites or on the content of these PDF documents and the fact that they are included on the Scientifique en chef’s website in no way implies responsibility on the part of the FRQ, except for the PDF that are issued by the one or the other of the Fonds de recherche, or by all three FRQ and carry the logo. Any personal information you send through these sites will be subject to each of these external websites’ personal information protection policy and conditions of use.

Language

The entire Scientifique en chef’s website is available in French. In the interest of increasing accessibility for a greater number of users, certain sections are also provided in English. Please note that the French version takes precedence in case of discrepancy.

Disclaimer

The FRQ make all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information available on the Scientifique en chef’s website is accurate, reliable and current. Portions of the website are updated regularly. However, at any time, some details may not yet reflect recent changes. If this occurs, please contact the Webmaster.

For matters relating to applications for financial assistance and the administration of funding, users are advised to refer closely to, among others, the Common General Rules and the specific rules pertaining to each program.

Use of the Scientifique en chef’s website may be interrupted or the site may become inaccessible or inoperable, for any reason, including material failure, maintenance or repairs, virus or other cyber-attack, causes beyond the control of the FRQ or causes that could not be reasonably foreseen by the FRQ, or at any other time at the entire discretion of the FRQ. The FRQ may not be held liable for any damages, direct or indirect, caused by any of these situations.

For any comments or questions, please contact the Webmaster.


Last update: June 2016