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Who we are

Our website address is:

Sexual Health Laboratory
Université de Montréal, Pavillon Marie-Victorin, Département de psychologie, 1525, boul. Mont-Royal Ouest, Outremont, Québec, H3C 3J7

Person designated as responsible for law application:

Sophie Bergeron
514-343-6111 ext. 5353

What personal data is collected and why?


We use the Contact Form 7 plugin to manage contact form submissions. Information (e-mail address, name) is sent in the form of e-mail messages that only a handful of team members are authorized to access. The information is not stored in the database on our hosting server.

We use the information collected in this way for the following purposes and to provide you with a better service:

  • Contact us
  • Participation in studies


Your information (geographical location, ip address) is also collected through the interactivity that may be established between you and our website in the following ways:

  • WPML (language)

We use the information collected in this way for the following purposes:

  • Improving your experience on our site

The use of these tools does not authorize us to identify users, and this prohibition also applies to our analytics service provider.


Polylang uses cookies to identify the visitor’s current language, the language last consulted and the language of users who have logged on. When you use the plugin, no data relating directly to the user will be shared.

Social network sharing buttons

This website includes sharing buttons that allow you to share pages or other content on this site with the following third-party services: Instagram, X, Facebook. If you click on a share button, these third parties may receive your personal data, including:

  • Information about your browser, network and device;
  • Information about the web page or content you have shared or offered to share;
  • Your IP address.

Litespeed-cache or W3 Total Cache

This site uses cache storage to facilitate faster response times and a better user experience. Caching potentially stores a copy of every web page on display on this site. All cache files are temporary and are never accessible to a third party, unless required to obtain technical support from the cache extension provider. Cache files expire according to a schedule set by the site administrator, but can easily be purged by the administrator before their natural expiration, if necessary.


Some of the cookies placed on our website are necessary for its operation. Our website also allows third parties, such as Google, to set cookies.

Embedded content from other sites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). 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.

Use and transmission of your personal data

By default, WordPress does not share your personal information with anyone. We do not share your personal information with any third parties.

Retention and destruction of personal information

We retain personal information for as long as is necessary to provide the services for which it was collected. At the end of the retention period, or when the personal information is no longer required, we ensure that it is destroyed.

Who in our team has access to the data?

Only a few members of our team have access to the information you provide, i.e., the laboratory director and some key members involved in a given research project.

Our team has access to this information to contact you for research projects or to answer your questions.

How do we protect your data?

The personal information we collect is kept in a secure environment. The people who work for us are required to respect the confidentiality of your information.

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

– SSL protocol

– Access management – authorized person

– Access management – person concerned

– Computer backup

– Secure login / password

– Firewalls

We are committed to maintaining a high level of confidentiality by integrating the latest technological innovations to ensure the confidentiality of your information. However, since no mechanism offers maximum security, there is always an element of risk when using the Internet to transmit personal information.


We commit to respecting the legislative dispositions set out in:

Legislation: https://sophiebergeron.local/privacy-policy