The purpose of this privacy policy

The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform users of our website about the personal data we will collect as well as the following information, if applicable:

  1. Personal data we will collect
  2. Use of collected data
  3. Who has access to the collected data
  4. Rights of users of the site
  5. Website cookie policy

This privacy policy operates in conjunction with the general terms of use of our site.

Applicable laws

This policy complies with the laws set forth in the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

For residents of EU countries, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) governs all data protection policies, regardless of where the site is located. This privacy policy aims to comply with the GDPR. If there are inconsistencies between this policy and the GDPR, the GDPR will apply.

For residents of the State of California, this privacy policy aims to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). If there are inconsistencies between this document and the CCPA, state law will apply.


Users agree that by using our site, they consent to:

  1. The terms set forth in this privacy policy and
  2. The collection, use, and storage of the data listed in this policy.

Personal data we collect

We do not collect any data automatically on our site.

Non-automatically collected data

We may also collect the following data when you perform certain functions on our site:

  1. First name and last name
  2. Email
  3. Phone number
  4. Office address
  5. Payment information

This data may be collected using the following methods:

  1. Membership registration
  2. Registration for an activity (trade show, event, training, etc.)

Please note that we only collect data that helps us achieve the objective stated in this privacy policy. We will not collect additional data without informing you beforehand.

How we use personal data

The personal data collected on our site will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or indicated on the relevant pages of our site. We will not use your data beyond what we disclose.

The data we collect when the user performs certain functions may be used for the following purposes:

  1. To communicate with registrants
  2. To better track activities organized by the Agri-food Export Group

With whom we share personal data


We may disclose to any member of our organization the user data they reasonably need to achieve the objectives set forth in this policy.

Other disclosures

We are committed to not selling or sharing your data with third parties, except in the following cases:

  1. If required by law
  2. If required for any legal proceedings
  3. To assert or protect our legal rights

If you follow hyperlinks from our site to another site, please note that we are not responsible for and do not have control over their privacy policies and practices.

How long we store personal data

User data will be retained for a period of up to two years after the user’s inactivity.

We will ensure that users are notified if their data is retained longer than this duration.

How we protect your personal data

To ensure the security of your information, we use a website whose data is stored in a secure system.

Employees of the Groupe Export agroalimentaire are bound by strict confidentiality agreements and receive annual training on information security.

While we take all reasonable precautions to ensure that our user data is secure and that users are protected, there is always a risk of harm. The Internet as a whole can sometimes be unsafe, and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of user data beyond what is reasonably practical.

Your rights as a user

As a user, you have the right to access all your personal data that we have collected. Additionally, you have the right to update or correct any personal data in our possession, provided it is legally acceptable to do so.

You may choose to delete or modify your consent to the collection and use of data at any time, provided it is legally acceptable to do so and you inform us within a reasonable timeframe.

How to modify, delete, or contest collected data

If you wish for your information to be deleted or modified in any way, please contact our privacy officer here:

Director of Communications
1971 Rue Léonard-de-Vinci, Sainte-Julie, QC J3E 1Y9

Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small file stored on a user’s hard drive by the website. Its purpose is to collect data regarding the user’s browsing habits.

We use the following types of cookies on our site:

  1. Analytical cookies

These cookies allow us to improve the design and functionality of our site by collecting data on the content you access and engage with while using our site.

You can choose to be notified each time a cookie is transmitted. You can also choose to disable cookies entirely in your internet browser.


This privacy policy may be modified from time to time to maintain compliance with the law and to account for any changes to our data collection process. We recommend that our users check our policy from time to time to ensure they are informed of any updates. If necessary, we may notify users by email of changes to this policy.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us using the following:

450 649-6266
1971 Rue Léonard-de-Vinci, Sainte-Julie, QC J3E 1Y9

Effective Date: April 10, 2024