Legal Notice

The purpose of this legal notice is to inform you of the conditions to access and use the Internet site of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and its subsidiaries (hereinafter collectively the “Caisse”). When the Visitor decides to use the Caisse’s Internet site (hereinafter the “Site”), he accepts all the terms and conditions set out below that govern the Site’s content and application, including the Personal Information Protection Policy (hereinafter collectively the “Conditions”). It is important for the Visitor to read this notice to ascertain his rights and obligations.

The Visitor agrees and acknowledges that the Caisse reserves the right, at any time, to amend, change or up-date the Conditions and the Visitor agrees to be bound by such amendments, changes or up-dates. The Visitor’s use of the Site after any such amendment constitutes his agreement to comply with the Conditions thus amended and to be bound by them. If the Visitor does not accept these Conditions or, as the case may be, the Conditions as amended from time to time, he should not use the Site.

Rights of ownership

Unless indicated otherwise, the entire content of the Site, in particular, all texts, data, charts, photographs and images, software and all trade marks, brands and trade names used on the Site as well as their selection and array (hereinafter collectively the “Content”), are subject to intellectual property rights, including, in particular, copyrights, trade marks and patents held by the Caisse, or granted to it. Except as expressly set out herein, the Visitor is not licensed to use or reproduce the Content and all intellectual property rights in this respect are expressly reserved.

Without limiting the general scope of the foregoing, the www.cdpq.com domain name is the exclusive property of the Caisse and no appropriation of the domain name by hyperlinking, framing or registering related domain names shall be tolerated.

The firm names and logos of the Caisse used on this Site may be trade names or trade marks (including registered trade marks) thereof. Such firm names and logos of the Caisse may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, other than in compliance herewith.

The Visitor acknowledges and agrees that any unauthorized downloading, retransmission, copy or modification of the trade marks, images, texts or data contained on the Site may breach federal or provincial statutes and, in particular, all statutes pertaining to trade marks, industrial designs or copyrights and may expose the Visitor to legal proceedings. Save for the particular needs to surf the Internet and unless indicated otherwise, it is strictly forbidden to copy, publish, distribute, reproduce, republish, store on any medium, retransmit, display, modify, create works derived from all or part of the Content or the Site, to sell or participate in the sale of all or part of the Content or Site, exploit all or part of the Content or Site in any way or make any public or commercial use thereof in any form whatsoever.

Without limiting the general scope of the foregoing, the Visitor may not print or copy the HTML code or any other software program that may be viewed on the Site.

The Caisse entitles the Visitor to download and print copies of texts available on the Site for non-commercial or internal purposes but any copy or reproduction of a document available on the Site must display all Content copyright notices or other proprietary notices and the Visitor may not modify the Content in any way.

Any other use of the Content is strictly forbidden.

Access to hyperlinks

The Site contains links that enable the Visitor to connect to sites operated by third parties (hereinafter the “Hyperlinks”). Hyperlinks are made available to the Visitor for his ease of use and to provide him with a more spontaneous and friendly surfing experience. The existence of a Hyperlink is, by no means, an implicit or explicit contact to the site concerned, to its content or to other sites connected to it and the Caisse cannot be held responsible for their content. The Caisse does not make any express or implicit representation or warranty to the Visitor regarding products or services provided by third parties even though such information, products or services are referred to, included on or accessible from the Site or linked to it.

The Caisse is, at all times, free to add, delete or modify any Hyperlink appearing on the Site. The Caisse does not assume any responsibility with respect to the choice of provided Hyperlinks, to any eventual viruses and the compatibility of a Hyperlink with the Visitor’s computer.

The Caisse expressly forbids any person from authorizing or implementing a Hyperlink originating from a third party’s site on the Site, from using the framing technique from a mirror site or other similar method without the Caisse’s prior consent.

The fact that there are unauthorized Hyperlinks to the Site by no means constitutes a consent of or waiver to the Caisse’s rights and recourses. The existence of any unauthorized Hyperlink to the Site does not incur the Caisse’s liability. The access given by the Site’s Hyperlinks to other sites by no means serves to support, sanction or otherwise recognize the content of such sites.

Exclusion of warranty and limitation of liability

The Visitor is given access to the Site’s Content for information purposes only and it may contain inaccuracies and typographical errors. The Caisse and its Representatives do not make any representation or warranty regarding the accuracy or completeness of the Content or of the information accessible through this Site. The Caisse reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to correct any error or omission or to up-date any information found on the Site. The Caisse does not guarantee that the Site will run without interruption or without error or that there will not be any delay, omission or loss of transmitted information, that no virus or other contaminating or harmful element will not be transmitted or that no damage will occur to the Visitor’s computer system.

The Content, the services and the information accessible through this Site are provided “as is” and all representations, warranties and conditions, express, implicit or stemming from the law or commercial custom, are excluded to the extent allowed by law.

Under no circumstances shall the Caisse and its Representatives be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, exemplary, special or other damages whatsoever (including but without limiting the general scope of the foregoing, damages to the undertaking, loss of profits, savings or revenue, interruption of business and loss of information, programs or other data on the Visitor’s information processing system) caused by the use or inability to use this Site, its Content or the documents available through this Site, or any information, or functions of this Site or any other connected site, or related thereto, whether or not the Caisse had been informed of the possibility of such damages.

Obligations of the Visitor to the Site

The Visitor undertakes not to: (a) use the Site in any way that could damage, deactivate, overload or compromise it; (b) interfere with the security or otherwise abuse the Site, or any service, systems resources, server or network connected to the Site or to affiliated or connected sites or sites that are accessible through them; (c) disrupt or interfere with other people’s use or enjoyment of the Site or affiliated or connected sites; (d) download, display or otherwise transmit a virus on the Site or other harmful, troublesome or corrupting file or computer program; (e) use any robot device, hacker or other automatic device or manual process to manipulate or copy Web pages or the Site’s Content; (f) send e-mail messages, chain letters, junk mail or other type of spam messages through the Site; and (g) attempt to secure unauthorized access to this Site or to certain portions of the Site with limited access. In addition, the Visitor recognizes that he alone is responsible for any and all actions and communications undertaken or transmitted to or on his behalf and he undertakes to comply with all applicable statutes regarding his use of or activities on the Site.

Personal information

The Caisse complies with prevailing legislation in personal information matters. The Visitor accepts the Caisse’s practices with regard to the processing of and the measures to safeguard the personal information set out in the Personal Information Protection Policy .

Other considerations

Definitions

For the purposes of this notice, the word Representatives includes the Caisse, affiliates of the Caisse and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and providers.

For the purposes of this notice, the word Visitor means the person who, in fact, browses the Site as well as the person who authorizes the use of the computer or, as the case may be, the browsing equipment.

Entire agreement

The Conditions constitute the entire agreement between the Visitor and the Caisse regarding his use of the Site and its Content and supersedes the prior written or verbal agreements between the Visitor and the Caisse with regard to the subject matter hereof.

Interpretation

In the event of discrepancy between the two (2) linguistic versions of the Internet Site, the French version takes precedence.

The masculine gender is used for easy reading purposes and includes the feminine.

Applicable law

This notice, the Content and the Conditions are governed by the laws of the Province of Québec, Canada. The Visitor recognizes the exclusive jurisdiction and competency of the courts of Québec, Canada, in the event of any dispute related to this Site or to the Conditions.

Specific rules

In the event of discrepancy between one of the rules set out in these Conditions and a specific rule set out on a page of the Internet Site in relation to some particular content, the specific rule takes precedence.

All rights reserved to the Caisse and its subsidiaries