Terms and conditions


This document constitutes an agreement between Optonique and the user (“you”) of this website (the “Site”) regarding this Site’s conditions of use. Consultation and use of the Site, including the information contained therein, are subject to these clauses. All browsing and use of this Site are conditional on your full acceptance of these terms and conditions. If you do not agree with any of these terms or conditions, please do not use this Site.



This Site’s content belongs to Optonique. All copies you make of the Site’s content must include the appropriate copyright notices.


Updates and accuracy of information

Optonique reserves the right to modify the Site’s content at any time without notice. Optonique does not guarantee the accuracy of the information contained on the Site. The Site may contain inaccuracies or errors; use the Site’s contents at your own risk.


Confidential information

The confidentiality of your personal information is important to Optonique. This information is collected to be shared eventually with the government agencies that fund Optonique’s activities. By sharing any information or material whatsoever, you authorize Optonique to use, reproduce, display, send, share and distribute this material or information, and you grant Optonique a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual licence to use and reproduce this material or information for any purpose, including the right to grant sub-licences.


Hypertext links

This Site contains links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience only, with no implication that Optonique approves the content of these sites. Optonique offers no warranties regarding these websites. If you decide to consult another site, you do so at your own risk.


Liability release

The site and its content are provided “as is”, without any warranties, conditions or representations whatsoever, either express or implied. all warranties are expressly excluded. furthermore, optonique does not guarantee that the site will be available without interruption or error, that all problems will be corrected or that the site and the server that makes the site available are free of viruses and other pernicious material.


Limitation of liability

Subject to the mandatory provisions of the law, optonique may not be held responsible for damages, whether direct or indirect, resulting from the use of this site or of any other website to which a hyperlink is provided, including but not limited to any loss of profits, business interruption, loss of software or other data contained in your information management system or elsewhere, even if optonique has received express notice of the possibility of such damage.



Optonique may change, replace or update this Site’s provisions as it wishes and without notice, and the user accepts all provisions in effect when they access the Site.


Cancellation and refunds

Unless otherwise specified, Optonique does not refund activity registration fees.



All membership applications must be made to the Corporation’s secretary and are conditional on payment of the established dues, if applicable. A member is in good standing with the Corporation if they have paid their membership fees or dues and their application has been approved by at least two (2) members of the board of directors or by the Corporation’s executive director and the chair of the board. The board of directors ratifies all new members of the Corporation at each regular meeting. Any membership is effective from April 1st to March 31st of the following year. Membership applications completed up to one month before April 1st will be considered effective for the following year.

Members of each category must pay annual membership fees and dues at the time and place and in the manner established periodically by the board of directors.

Membership fees and dues are those set out in the fee schedule in effect at any given time, as adopted by resolution of the board of directors. This fee schedule may also be modified from time to time by resolution of the board of directors.

Paid dues are non-refundable in the event of removal, suspension or withdrawal of a member. A member who fails to pay their dues within one month of the due date may be stricken from the list of members by resolution of the board of directors, with ten (10) days’ notice.

A member may withdraw their membership by notifying a Corporation executive or the board of directors. However, a member’s withdrawal does not release them from the obligation to pay any fees due to the Corporation.



This agreement is governed in all respects by the laws in force in the province of Quebec. You accept that any issue regarding the interpretation, enforcement and execution of this agreement or the Site’s terms and conditions shall be decided by the competent tribunals of the province of Québec, in the judicial district of Québec.