Your privacy is important to us.
1. Definition of Personal Information
“Personal information” means any information about an identifiable individual, but does not include the name, title, business address or business telephone of an employee of an organization.
We may use or disclose your personal information without your knowledge or consent where we are permitted or required by applicable law, regulation, or by the rules of professional conduct governing the legal profession.
You may change or withdraw your consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice, by contacting our Privacy Officer (contact information below).
3. Personal Information We Collect
It is our policy to collect only as much personal information as is needed to fulfill the purposes described below.
In the course of our business, we may collect the following through our website:
a. Names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of people who contact us;
b. The content of all emails sent to us by identifiable individuals; and
c. Information about our clients’ banks, outside advisors, financial situation, family situation, property, health, criminal record, business plans, and personal goals and plans.
4. Purposes for Collecting Personal Information
In general, we collect personal information to help us manage our business. More specifically, we collect personal information:
a. As required to help us advance our clients’ legal matters;
b. To enable us to contact individuals who are interested in our services;
c. As required to aid our business development and management; and
d. As required to fulfill all legal requirements, including the requirement by the Law Society of Upper Canada to identify our clients.
5. Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
We may disclose your personal information to our employees, consultants, contractors and other third parties who require your personal information to assist us in maintaining our relationship with you or in order to provide you with any services you engage us to provide.
We will keep your personal information for a maximum of the greater of: (1) ten years after we collect it; or (2) as long as required by applicable law. After the expiration of that period we will destroy, erase or make anonymous your personal information.
6. Accuracy and Safeguards
We will take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information against loss, theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, use or modification.
Unfortunately, no data transmitted over the Internet is ever 100% secure. As a result, we do not warrant your personal information will be protected against loss, misuse, interception or alteration and we not accept any liability for personal information submitted to us via the Internet. Further, we are not liable for any third parties’ use or misuse of your personal information.
Our Privacy Officer can answer your questions and help you understand what of your personal information we collect, use or disclose. If you have concerns about the accuracy or completeness or your personal information, our Privacy Officer can work with you to correct your personal information.
There may be times when we are either required or permitted to not provide you with information about our collection, use or disclosure of your personal information. In those cases, we will provide you with an explanation for our refusal.
8. Links to Other Websites
Our website may contain links to other websites. We do not assume any responsibility for the privacy practices, policies or actions of the third parties that operate those websites.
9. Our Privacy Officer
426 Gowland Crescent