Effective as of June 28, 2007
What is Personal Information?
Broadly speaking, “Personal Information” is information in any form which can be attributed to an identifiable individual, but does not include business contact information, such as your name, title or position, business address, telephone number, facsimile number, or e-mail address.
What Personal Information do we collect?
The types of Personal Information we collect about you will vary depending on the nature of the relationship we have with you.
As a client, we collect your business or home address and telephone number, business or personal email address, billing and account information, information about your legal issue and other information incidental to providing you with legal advice and services.
As a visitor to our Web site, we collect the IP address associated with your computer, HTTP-Referrer information, the date and time of your visit, pages or other files you requested, how long you spent at our site and your browser type. We only use or disclose this information in the event that we experience technical or security issues, or in the aggregate in order to better understand how our visitors use the resources we make available on our Web site. Depending on your Internet service provider’s system configuration, this information may or may not be associated with you as an identifiable individual.
We collect your email address when you voluntarily send us an email through DWW.COM or when you subscribe to our E-TIPS electronic newsletter. We use your subscription information only to send you the publication you have requested, and to provide other information that may be of possible interest.
Our Web site may contain links to other Web sites. These links are provided as a convenience to you only and we advise you that these sites may have different privacy policies and practices than Deeth Williams Wall LLP. We take no responsibility for the information practices of these third parties.
Why do we collect your Personal Information?
The purpose for which we collect Personal Information depends on the nature of our relationship with you.
As a client, we collect Personal Information from you for the purpose of providing you with information about our services or to provide you with professional legal services that you have requested from us.
As a visitor to our Web site, we may collect, use and disclose Personal Information about you if you voluntarily submit it to us in order to receive information about our services and as otherwise required to operate our Web site.
To whom do we disclose your Personal Information?
We will not divulge your personal or confidential information outside the firm unless such disclosure is: (i) expressly or impliedly authorized by you; (ii) to establish or collect fees in the event of a dispute as permitted under the Rules of Professional Conduct; or, (iii) required by law.
How do we protect your Personal Information?
As legal professionals, we take your confidentiality very seriously. We are obligated under federal privacy laws and the Law Society of Upper Canada’sRules of Professional Conduct to safeguard your personal or confidential information acquired in the course of providing legal services to you. This obligation survives any termination of the engagement by either you or us for any reason.
To assist in protecting the confidentiality of your Personal Information, we employ physical, procedural and technical safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of your Personal Information. Whenever your Personal Information is sent to a third party for processing on our behalf, we ensure through our contracts with them, that it is subject to at least comparable protection as we would otherwise provide.
It is an important to remember that no method of transmitting or storing data is completely secure. Mail, voice communications, faxes and data transmissions over the Internet are all susceptible to possible loss, misrouting, interception and misuse of the information being communicated or transmitted. Our security measures attempt to strike a reasonable balance between security and convenience.
Your use of this Web site does not create a lawyer-client relationship
Your use of this Web site does not create a lawyer-client relationship with us. If you require legal advice and would like to retain us to provide you with legal advice, please contact us to set up an appointment.
No lawyer-client relationship will be created between you and us unless we agree to act on your behalf on a specific matter. Until this lawyer-client relationship is created, any information you provide to us will not be protected by lawyer-client privilege, though any Personal Information you provide to us remains subject to this Policy and applicable privacy law.
In the event that any amendment affects the purpose(s) for which we collect, use or disclose your Personal Information, we will obtain any additional consent required from you under applicable privacy laws.
Questions about our Policy and practices
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