Information Collection and Retention
“Personal Information” is broadly defined in the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) as information about an identifiable individual. The types of Personal Information that we may collect about you include your name, contact information, and other information incidental to providing legal services to you. You acknowledge that your consent to information collection may be expressed or sometimes implied based on your conduct. Your Personal Information is stored in secured locations and on servers controlled by us. If you provide us with Personal Information of another individual, you represent that you have the authority or consent from such individual to enable us to collect, retain, use and disclose such information.
We collect and use information from you in order to, without limitation, provide legal services to you; identify the client as required by the Law Society of Upper Canada; avoid conflicts of interest; process payments and accounts; and conduct market research for our firm. We do not use Personal Information to sell to direct marketing agencies.
We reserve the right to disclose information about you as required by law and as required to protect, assert or enforce our rights and obligations. This includes, without limitation, possible disclosure to our insurers, regulatory agencies such as the Law Society of Upper Canada, persons who act for you as an agent and trusted third parties on a need-to-know basis.
Your Personal Information
You may at any time, subject to legal and contractual requirements as applicable, verify, refuse, amend or withdraw your Personal Information knowing that this may affect our legal services to you.