Rights and responsibilities
The Ville de Montréal official Web site -- http://ville.montreal.qc.ca --
hereinafter called “the site,” whatever its textual or visual content, is the
exclusive property of the city and is in the public domain.
Any claim regarding the site and the elements it contains or that result from
its use is governed by the laws applicable to the province of Québec, and any
legal proceedings related to the site must be brought in the judicial district
The city uses security systems to protect its servers against the loss of
data, improper use and the change of content and services by unauthorized third
parties. These security systems are placed under the control of the
administrators of the site.
Except for data on the city's
Open Data Portal (in French) which are subject to the city's open data license (in French), the
display, downloading, reproduction of elements (text and images) of the site
oare authorized provided that they are for non-commercial purposes, that the
elements of the site are not changed, and that the user retains all the
intellectual property notices it contains during one or other of these
The trademarks and logos used or displayed on the site are trademarks
registered or non-registered by the city or by third parties. It is prohibited
to use a trademark or logo reproduced on the site without the prior written
authorization of its owner.
Material sent by users
The site does not recognize users’ property rights to any information, datum
or non-encoded opinion (hereinafter called “material”) that might be sent to it
in any manner whatsoever.
As a user, you acknowledge that the city has the irrevocable right to use,
reproduce, display, produce, modify, transmit and disseminate the material
received on its site gratuitously. You further agree that the city is free to
exploit, gratuitously, the ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques related to
This site may contain other notices of exclusive ownership and information on
intellectual property rights whose conditions must be respected by every
Links to other sites
This site contains hyperlinks enabling Internet users to visit other Web
sites, hereinafter called “other sites.” The city makes no declaration as to the
ownership, copyright, trademarks, confidentiality or any other right with
respect to other sites, which it is the user’s responsibility to verify and
The city’s site is completely independent of these other sites; it exercises
no control over them, and consequently, assumes no responsibility as to their
content, their policy on the protection of personal information, or the use to
which they may be put by users of its site.
It is Internet users’ responsibility to take the necessary precautions to
ensure that the sites selected have no viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other
parasites of a destructive nature.
Modifications and limit of liability
The site may contain erroneous data or typing errors in spite of all the
efforts exerted by the city to avoid them. The city declines all responsibility
related to any error that may be found on the site.
The city may change the information regarding the products, services or
programs described on its site without prior notice.
Access to this site, or the inability to access it for any reason whatsoever
represents, for the user, the surrender of any recourse that he/she might
exercise against the city for any damage related directly or indirectly to use
of the site or the inability to access it, including loss of profits, the
interruption of business activities or the loss of a program or data in his/her
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Extract of the city charter
R.S.Q., chapter C-11.4
SCHEDULE C –
CHAPTER I – DIVISION I
No person shall, without the city's authorization, use in any way
- the name of the city, of a borough, of a municipal service or of a
mandatary body of the city or a name likely to be confused with that
name, its crest, seal, flag, coat of arms or graphic symbol; or
- the name of the Communauté urbaine de Montréal or of a municipality
referred to in section 5 of this Act, of any of its departments or any
of its mandatary bodies, or a name likely to be confused with that name,
its crest, seal, flag, coat of arms or graphic symbol.
Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be liable to
a fine not exceeding $1,000 if the offender is a natural person and $2,000
if the offender is a legal person. For a subsequent offence, those maximum
fines may be doubled.