Privacy policy

Last update of this policy: October 23, 2023

We recognize our obligation to manage your data responsibly. We do not and will not sell your data to third parties.

This policy applies to the use of the website. Please read it carefully to understand when you provide us with your data and how we use this  information. By using our website, you consent to the use of your personal information as described in this policy.

Who are we?

The Chair for Research on Exploited Aquatic Species (CREAE) was created to acquire a greater amount of knowledge on sport species for the purpose of sound wildlife resource management.

More specifically, CREAE aims to acquire new knowledge geared toward the development and optimization of fish stock management tools and to train specialists in the field of fisheries resource management. 


When you log on, we will set a number of cookies to record your login information and screen preferences. The lifetime of a connection cookie is two days, that of a screen option cookie is one year. If you check “Remember me,” your cookie will be stored for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the cookie will be deleted.

Some cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies provide information such as the number of people visiting the site, the bounce rate and the traffic sources. These cookies are collected by such companies as Google Analytics, Facebook and Twitter. You have the option of refusing their use by via the “accept/do not accept cookies” link at the bottom of our site on your first visit.

Embedded content from other sites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles). Embedded content from other sites behaves in the same way as if the visitor were visiting that other site.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed third-party tracking tools, track your interactions with such embedded content if you have a logged-in account on their website.


To ensure the security of your personal information, we use the following measures:

  • SSL (secure sockets layer) protocol
  • Access management – authorized person
  • Network monitoring software
  • Computer backup
  • Login/password
  • Firewalls

Data storage duration

The data you enter in our forms is stored for six (6) months.

Your rights regarding your data

If you have an account or have left comments on the site, you can request a file containing all the personal data we have about you, including any information you have provided to us. Additionally, you can also request the deletion of your personal data. However, this does not include data we retain for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Where your data are sent

Visitor comments can be verified using an automated service for detecting undesirable comments.

Data provided through our forms is stored on our server, which is physically located in the greater Montreal area.

The office responsible for the protection of personal information

The Secretary General is responsible for the protection of personal information at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi.

To contact the secretary general, please write to [email protected].

For more information on Bill 25, visit the Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec website.