Privacy policy

Effective date: September 12, 2023

At the Town of Hudson, we respect your right to privacy and the confidentiality of your personal information. We are committed to protecting your personal information and using it only for the purposes for which it was collected. We want you to know why and in what ways we collect personal information and how it is stored, used and disclosed.

This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) applies to all personal information collected by the Town of Hudson from the Town of Hudson website –, (the “Site”). The Policy is subject to the Province of Québec’s privacy legislation, the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector (ARPPIPS), and other applicable legislative and regulatory provisions.

Applicable laws

The Policy complies with the laws set out in the ARPPIPS.

For residents of other Canadian provinces, the specific law of your province will apply, or, in the absence of a specific law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) will apply. If there are any inconsistencies between this Policy and the law of your province or PIPEDA, the law of your province or PIPEDA will apply.

For residents of EU countries, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) governs all data protection policies, regardless of where the site is located. The Policy is intended to comply with the GDPR. If there are any inconsistencies between the Policy and the RGPD, the RGPD will apply.

For residents of the State of California, this Policy is intended to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). State law will apply if there are any inconsistencies between this document and the CCPA. If we find inconsistencies, we will modify our Policy to comply with the relevant law.


By accessing and using the Site, you agree to:

  • the conditions set out in the Policy;
  • the collection, use and retention of the personal information listed in the Policy.

Privacy Officer

Director General of the Town of Hudson
450 458-5347
481 Main Road, Hudson Québec J0P 1H0

Personal information collected

We collect only the personal information necessary to fulfill the purpose identified in the Policy. We do not collect any additional personal information without first informing you.

Personal information automatically collected

We do not automatically collect any personal information on our Site.

Personal information collected non-automatically

By visiting and using the Site, we may collect and save the information below when you perform certain functions:

  • Business and/or personal contact information, such as first name, last name, mailing address, e-mail address and telephone numbers
  • Site usage and other technical information, such as details of visits, your interaction with our online content, or information collected through cookies and other tracking technologies.

This personal information may be collected using the following methods:

  • When you subscribe to our newsletter,
  • When you contact us with a question or comment.

Use of personal information

Personal information collected on our Site will be used only for the purposes specified in the Policy or as indicated on the relevant pages of our Site. We do not use your information beyond what we disclose.

The Town of Hudson uses the information collected for the following purposes:

  • To facilitate the use of our website: to ensure that the content is relevant and that it is presented in the most effective manner for you and your device.
  • To enable us to contact you and respond to any questions or comments you may have.
  • For disseminating information: to provide you with details of upcoming events and new information about the Town of Hudson where an individual has opted to receive such information.
  • To prevent and investigate possible security breaches of our Site or activities that may be prohibited or illegal.

How we use your personal information

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our organization who requires access to user data to fulfill the purposes outlined in the Policy.

Other disclosures

We will not sell or disclose your personal information to third parties except in the following cases:

  • If required by law,
  • If required to comply with a court order or similar legal action,
  • To prove and protect the legal rights of the municipality.

Links to third-party sites

Our Site contains links to other sites whose privacy policies and procedures may differ from those of the Town of Hudson. We are not responsible for and have no control over their policies. We invite you to carefully read the privacy policy of any website you visit.

How long we keep your personal information

We retain personal information for a reasonable period to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected.

How we protect your personal information

To ensure the security of your personal information, we use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. We follow recognized standards to protect the data communicated to us, both during transmission and after receipt. Information is accessible only to our employees, who are bound by strict confidentiality agreements.

Although we take all reasonable precautions to ensure the security of user data and the protection of your personal information, we cannot guarantee absolute security.


We do not knowingly collect personal information from minors under the age of 14. Minors must have the consent of their parent or guardian to provide us with personal information. If you are a parent or guardian and know that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact our Privacy Officer. We will take the necessary steps to delete any personal information from our server.

How to access, modify, delete or challenge personal information collected

If you wish to access, correct, update or delete your personal information, please get in touch with our Privacy Officer.

Cookie Policy

A “cookie” is a small text file saved in the “Cookies” folder on the user’s hard disk by the website. It is used to collect information about the user’s browsing habits. You can be notified each time a cookie is sent or disable cookies entirely in your browser. However, this may reduce the quality of the user experience on the website.

We use the following types of cookies on our Site:

Necessary cookie

Necessary cookies are required to enable the basic features of this Site, such as providing secure log-in or adjusting your consent preferences. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable data.

Functional cookie

Functional cookies help perform certain functionalities such as sharing the Site’s content on social media platforms, collecting feedback, and other third-party features.

Analytics cookie

Analytics cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the Site. These cookies help provide information on metrics such as the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.

Performance cookie

Performance cookies are used to understand and analyze the Site’s key performance indicators. This helps us deliver a better user experience for visitors to the Site.

Advertisement cookie

Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with customized advertisements based on the pages you visited previously and to analyze the effectiveness of the ad campaigns.

Changes to the Policy

We may modify the Policy at any time without prior notice to you and invite you to consult the Policy regularly. If we make material changes to this Policy, we will notify you here, by e-mail or by posting a notice on our website before the changes take effect.


If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints about our Policy, contact our Privacy Officer.

Policy last updated: September 12,2023