All services and information accessible through the Find a Notary service on this Chambre des notaires website and any other Chambre des notaires website or application accessible via cnq.org (hereinafter collectively the “websites and online services”) are subject to the following terms and conditions of use. By using or browsing these websites and online services, you agree to comply with these terms and conditions.

The services and information available through the websites and online services are provided for information purposes only. The use of this information does not in any way engage the liability of the Chambre des notaires.

Accuracy of information

Information is grouped under various topics related to the notarial profession. It is accurate at the time of publication only and the website owner makes no commitment to update it as changes occur.

Information provided by users

The information that users transmit electronically when using the websites and online services will be used by the Chambre des notaires only for the purposes for which it was collected, in accordance with the Chambre des notaires’s primary role of protecting the public. To this end, the Chambre des notaires agrees to protect the confidentiality of the information and agrees not to collect any information or create a list of users of the website for marketing purposes.

Find a Notary online service

Notaries are responsible for the validity of certain information accessible through the Find a Notary service, including what they indicate as their primary field of practice. The Chambre des notaires does not make any recommendations through the Find a Notary service and the results of user searches cannot engage its liability, as indicated below. When a field of practice requires a certificate or accreditation, the user is responsible for checking its validity with the notary and the body responsible for issuing it.

Protection of personal information

As outlined in the information security policy, the Chambre des notaires is vigilant about security and privacy, especially the security and privacy of any personal information the user entrusts to it, where required, while using the websites and online services.

Limitation of liability

The Chambre des notaires does not guarantee uninterrupted access to its websites and online services. Nor does it guarantee the accuracy or completeness, for any purpose, of the information, documents or other features of the websites and online services. These are offered “as is” at the time of publication.

The Chambre des notaires cannot be held responsible for prejudice of any kind, direct or special, related directly or indirecty to the use or accuracy of the information provided or mentioned on its websites and online services or on any other website the user may access through this site, even if the Chambre des notaires has been informed of the possibility of such prejudice.

Copyright

Unless otherwise indicated, the form and content of the websites and online services are protected by copyright and by Quebec, Canadian and foreign intellectual property laws.

Unless expressly indicated otherwise or without the prior written consent of the Chambre des notaires or the copyright holder, it is strictly forbidden for any user to reproduce, sell or modify, for commercial purposes, the texts, opinions, notices, training material, templates and information contained, expressed or made available on the websites and online services of the Chambre des notaires. These texts, opinions, notices, training materials, templates and information are the sole responsibility of their authors and not that of the Chambre des notaires.

The trademarks and logos on the websites and online services are the property of the Chambre des notaires or third parties. Permission to use any of these trademarks must be obtained in writing from the owner of the trademark in question.

Security and confidentiality

The Chambre des notaires is not responsible for the potential transmission of computer viruses or other malware in any way whatsoever. Browsing the websites and online services and downloading documents and images from them are entirely at the user’s risk.

The Chambre des notaires forbids its employees, suppliers, mandataries, partners and any other person with whom it has a business relationship from deploying or using any type of spyware in the operation of its websites and online services.

Cookies

When a user accesses the websites and online services of the Chambre des notaires, a cookie is automatically created that is valid for the duration of the session. Cookies must be activated for the websites and online services to operate correctly.

In order to improve our services, cookies are used to analyze visits and the navigation of websites and online services. The statistics that are extracted, such as the number of visits, the path taken and the length of the visit, are anonymous and the cookies cannot be used to identify the user.

The information gathered can only be used to provide the services requested or improve the navigation of the websites and online services.

Links to other websites

The websites and online services of the Chambre des notaires include links to other websites and internet sources. The Chambre des notaires undertakes to remove any link that leads to a website containing works reproduced without permission, as soon as it is informed of them. As it is unable to control these external websites and sources, the Chambre des notaires cannot be held responsible for their availability and it assumes no liability for the content, links, advertising, products, services or any other material available on or from these external sites or sources. The Chambre des notaires cannot be held responsible for any proven or alleged damage or loss resulting from or relating to using or trusting the content, goods or services available on these external websites and sources.

Consequently, it is up to the user to be cautious in accessing the content of these external websites and sources and to assume all related risks, even when the user trusts that the content is appropriate, useful and complete.

Access to websites and online services

Unless otherwise indicated, the websites and online services are available 7 days a week and 24 hours a day, except in the case of force majeure or events beyond the control of the Chambre des notaires and subject to occasional shutdowns for the maintenance required to keep services and equipment functioning smoothly.

The client assistance service of the Chambre des notaires is available during normal business hours: 514-879-1793 / 1-800-263-1793 / relationsclienteles@cnq.org.

Applicable laws

This agreement on the terms and conditions of use is governed by the laws of Quebec. Any dispute regarding it is to be brought before a court of the judicial district of Montréal.

Amendments

The Chambre des notaires may amend these terms of use for its websites and online services at any time, without prior warning, by simply updating this webpage.