Editorial Policy

Welcome to the Portail RPAS Québec, a unique and centralized platform entirely dedicated to Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) companies. Here, you will find an array of services and all the information you require to make your industrial and technological capacities known, access content and resources, create contacts and take advantage of business opportunities.

The main ambition of this platform is to become THE reference for all spheres of the RPAS ecosystem: safety and security, urban sector, industrial sector, agricultural sector, marketing and cinema. The platform is used day to day to describe and share relevant information and services regarding this sector of activity in order to support the development of companies and contribute to the promotion of their know-how in Canada and abroad.

1.    Context

The CED manages the Portail RPAS Québec, the personality of which is unique not only in terms of its content but also of its targeted customer base. The portal gives access to information, provides expertise and references relative to the RPAS industry, communicates information to users, continuously develops and updates an inventory of resources, and offers services to its registered users.

The objective of the Editorial policy is to define the general framework under which information is disseminated on the Portail RPAS Québec, as well as the standards of content presentation, editing and management.

2.    General principles of the Editorial policy

The published information must fit the Portail RPAS Québec’s mandate and the needs of its users. The information and resources present on the portal must contribute to the following:

  • Offer access to training, support and representation services;
  • Promote Québec’s RPAS sectors so as to allow Québec companies to showcase their industrial and research capabilities to potential customers or partners;
  • Offer active opportunity monitoring, including RPAS procurement programs, as well as federal programs and policies relative to Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB);
  • Provide access to the content and resources of all relevant ministries and governmental agencies, both federal and provincial, as well as to all relevant institutional and associative actors;
  • Contribute to the growth of companies in the RPAS sectors on a national and international scale.

Furthermore, regarding the information shared by users:

  • Any contribution to the Portail RPAS Québec is made voluntarily and may not give rise to any form of remuneration;
  • The publication of content does not constitute an endorsement from the Portail RPAS Québec. The users remain responsible for the content they publish;
  • The Portail RPAS Québec group does not assume any responsibility in regard to the content published by its users or in regard to the content of other websites that users may access using the links displayed on the Portail RPAS Québec website. The inclusion of these links does not indicate that the Portail RPAS Québec approves of the content of the sites that are linked and implies no association between the portal RPAS Quebec and the operators of these sites.

Beyond the presentation of services, news, events and business opportunities to companies and organisms wishing to expand their activities in the RPAS sector, the Portail RPAS Québec’s objective is to link them together (or connect them).

2.1    Information structure of the content

To better help you navigate the site and access the information that is relevant to you, you can consult the following sections:



Businesses opportunities

News & Events


These main chapters make up the core of the information content structure. The Portail RPAS Québec platform grants access to content according to customer profiles and operational windows.

2.2    Target customers

The Portail RPAS Québec aims to reach all customers across all spheres of the RPAS ecosystem: safety and security, urban sector, industrial sector, agricultural sector, marketing and cinema.

2.3    Accessibility

The Portail RPAS Québec ensures that the presentation of its content meets the current standards of the Internet.  

2.4    Language used

The content of the Portail RPAS Québec is published in both official languages, English and French.

If you address any questions or comments to us, we will reply in the language chosen by the sender, be it English or French.

2.5    Copyright

All texts, articles, images, works or other documents located on the portal are protected by the Copyright Act.

2.6    Privacy

The Portail RPAS Québec ensures that the information that is disseminated on the portal does not violate any privacy rights. 

For more details, please consult our Privacy policy.

2.7    Information security

Some sections of the portal for restricted users as well as subscriber files are protected for access. In addition, these documents are not identified by the search engines (internal and external).

2.8    Statistics and performance measures

The Portail RPAS Québec collects statistics on the portal’s traffic (for example, access rate, most popular pages). This information is taken into account when making any decision relative to the communication approaches and management of the portal.

3.    Responsibilities

The Portail RPAS Québec is managed by the CED, which establishes the main orientations, approves the development policies and guidelines as well as the standards and procedures necessary for the proper functioning of the portal.

The CED assumes operational responsibility for the portal, which develops policies, procedures and presentation standards for the portal as well as content development and renewal.

The CED assumes the revision and translation of the texts, the promotion of the portal in all its forms, the verification of the quality of the content, the language and the graphic presentation of the documents.

4.    Presentation and browsing standards

The Portail RPAS Québec’s graphic standards have been developed in the interest of simplicity, professionalism and coherence. They provide the user with easy and user-friendly access to the desired information thanks to the visual harmonisation of the entire portal in terms of content presentation.

4.1    Indexing

The content published on the Portail RPAS Québec is indexed following standard meta-tag format.

Indexing serves various customer bases in their search for information on the portal, whether through external meta-search engines or the portal’s search engine.

4.2    External references

Insofar as an external site is aligned with the content development priorities of a site it wishes to reference, the creation of a hyperlink will be allowed provided it does not violate the Copyright Act. The preliminary permission of the referenced site’s administrator is required.

In contrast, the authorisations granted to reference the Portail RPAS Québec should outline the reasons why the authorisation has been given, the nature of the host site and the duration of the authorisation, if applicable. The authorisation should encourage the creation of a hypertext link leading to the homepage rather than to a specific document. In the latter case, the Portail RPAS Québec’s logo should be displayed on the text page.

4.3    Email for questions and comments

All messages sent to the Portail RPAS Québec’s main email address (info@cedalma.ca) are processed by the portal manager and, if need be, redirected to the person most apt to respond within a reasonable timeframe.

4.4    Advertising

Advertising space is provided in certain sections of this portal.

Only the Portail RPAS Québec’s major partners are eligible to display their logo on the homepage.

Any other form of publicity is prohibited.

5.    Editorial policy update

The last update to this policy was applied on November 6, 2019.

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