Sokoloff Attorneys is dedicated to defending your privateness. This Privateness Coverage outlines how we deal with your private info to guard your privateness.
Since January 1, 2004, all Canadian organizations engaged in industrial actions have been required to adjust to the Private Info Safety and Digital Paperwork Act (“PIPEDA”) and the Canadian Requirements Affiliation Mannequin Code for the Safety of Private Info included by reference into PIPEDA . These obligations lengthen to attorneys and legislation companies, together with Sokoloff Attorneys.
As a providers agency, we’ve got skilled and moral obligations to maintain confidential the data we obtain within the context of a lawyer-client and agent-client relationship.
Private info is outlined in PIPEDA as details about an identifiable particular person, however doesn’t embrace the identify, title or enterprise handle or phone variety of an worker of a company. In different phrases, it doesn’t embrace the data that one expects to seek out on a enterprise card.
Consent to Our Assortment of Private Info:
Typically, we acquire your consent to gather, use and disclose your private info. Normally, in case you retain our agency, we assume that we’ve got your implied consent to our assortment and use of your private info, nevertheless, at instances we could ask on your categorical consent, both verbally or in writing. Usually, we accumulate your private info instantly from you in the beginning of your retainer with our agency. Generally we could acquire details about you from different sources similar to a authorities registry or different professionals who serve you.
Use of Private Info:
We use your private info to offer authorized recommendation and providers to you, to subject invoices and to take care of our database of shoppers. As well as, in case you apply for a place we’ll use your private info to evaluate your candidacy.
Withdrawal of Consent:
It’s possible you’ll withdraw your consent to our assortment, use and disclosure of your private info at any time, topic to authorized and/or contractual restrictions and upon affordable discover. Your withdrawal of consent to our assortment, use and disclosure of your private info could affect our potential to signify you and give you authorized recommendation.
Disclosure of Private Info:
Usually, we don’t disclose your private info to 3rd events with out your consent except permitted or required by relevant legal guidelines or court docket orders.
The next are some examples the place we could disclose your private info: such disclosure is important to gather charges or disbursements; we contract with a 3rd celebration to offer us with sure providers similar to archival file storage or insurance coverage. (In such instances, we’ll use contractual or different means to make sure the third celebration service supplier is sure by obligations concerning privateness that are per this coverage); or we interact professional witnesses or different legislation companies in your behalf.
Accuracy of Your Info:
It is necessary that the data that we’ve got on file be correct and up-to-date. If, throughout the course of the retainer, any of your info modifications, please inform us in order that we are able to make any needed modifications. We may ask you sometimes whether or not your private info is up-to-date.
We use varied safeguards to make sure that your private info is protected towards loss, theft, misuse, unauthorized entry, disclosure, copying or alteration. These embrace: safety of our bodily premises; our skilled obligations; safety software program and firewalls to forestall unauthorized laptop entry or “hacking”; and inner passwords that limit entry to our digital information.
Entry to your Private Info:
You’ve gotten a proper to problem the accuracy and completeness of your private info and to have it amended, as acceptable. You even have a proper to request entry to your private info and obtain an accounting of how that info has been used and disclosed, topic to sure exceptions prescribed by legislation. For instance, if the requested info would reveal private details about one other particular person, your request for entry could also be restricted or denied.
Web site Privateness:
If in case you have any questions or complaints about this Coverage or the dealing with of your private info, in case you want to withdraw your consent to our use of your private info, or to request entry to or replace any info we’ve got on file, please contact the lawyer with whom you’re dealing, or contact: [email protected]