The following will detail to you how we handle information collected through this website. This page will explain what we collect, when and how that information can/will be used and how your information is safeguarded. It also explains the choices you have regarding your personal information.
What is collected and how is it used?
Obviously when you complete the “Contact Us” form we record that information but you may wonder what happens to the details after you press send. Behind the scenes of our website, there is also data collection happening that you may not be aware of. We use the data we collect in all its forms to improve our website to make it more useful and appealing to our visitors. The only information we share with anyone outside our firm is clearly noted below, with one exception…if we believe in good faith that the law requires the sharing of the information collected, we will do so.
Contact Us: Our “Contact Us” form requests personal information such as your name, email address, phone number, and a legal issue description. This information is used so that we can contact you regarding your legal situation or inquiry. Your information is retained for future contact, but you have the right and ability to opt out at any time. Details on opting out of future communications are detailed below.
Please note: Do not submit/supply/include any confidential, personal, sensitive or proprietary information on the “Contact Us” form. Examples of information NOT to include are:
- SIN number;
- Banking information;
- Passport information;
- Date of birth;
- Identifications, including driver’s license and health card numbers; and, but not limited to;
- Credit card numbers.
The submission of information of this nature is done at your own risk. We will not be held liable to you or responsible for any use of such information in any way or for any consequences derived from your doing so.
Web server logs: Our servers may track detailed information about your visit to our site. This information is automatically captured and electronically recorded. Information which may be stored in the server logs include, but are not limited to:
- your unique Internet protocol address, also known as an IP address;
- the name of your Internet service provider;
- the location from which you accessed our website – city/town, province/state and country;
- the browser or type of computer you use;
- the number of links you click within the site;
- the date and time of your visit;
- the web page from which you arrived to our site;
- the pages you viewed on our site; and
- if/which searches/queries that you conducted within our website(s).
We collect this information to assist us on two fronts. One, to improve the experience a visitor to our site has, and two, to protect our website from inappropriate or malicious use.
Cookies: Cookies are a data trail that are sent to your browser electronically and stored on your computer’s hard drive. When you visit our site, cookies are sent from our site to help us improve your site visit; they remind us of whom you are, what information you have accessed, and your site preferences.
Information & Website Protection
In developing our website, we have taken security precautions to safeguard the personal information you provide to us and that is collected. Despite taking appropriate steps to safeguard your data, we cannot guarantee that that unauthorized persons will not defeat our security measures. It is our desire to protect your information from accidental loss and unauthorized access, use and disclosure but measures beyond our control can occur.
Who Has Access to the Information Collected?
Our data is collected solely for our use. We do not sell, rent or lease any collected information to any other parties. The only time we will make your personal data available to unaffiliated parties is as follows:
- to agents, consultants, website vendors and/or contractors who may use it on our behalf or in connection with their relationship with us;
- to refer you to an unaffiliated attorney or firm that may be able to help you, should we not be able to assist you based on the information you have provided; in this case we may refer you to an appropriate attorney and share the information you provided us with that party; and/or
- as required by law, in a matter of public safety or policy, or if we believe in good faith that sharing the data is necessary to protect our rights or property or comply with the law.
Data correction/Data deletion and Opting out
At any time, for any reason, you may cease communications for us. You may call us, complete the “Contact Us” form or use our mailing address to:
- Determine what information we have available about you;
- Correct any data we have stored about you;
- Delete any data we have about you; and/or
- Opt out of future communications from our firm.
Need more information?
The information contained herein may be altered from time to time. Should any significant changes be made, we will endeavor to update this policy as the first possible juncture.
Policy as posted in effect as of March 2014.