Your privacy is important to Debly Law. This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that Debly Law collects, and the ways in which Debly Law uses that personal information.
All Canadian organizations engaged in commercial activities have been required to comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”). “Personal information” means information about the identifiable individual, but does not include the name, title, business address, or telephone number. As a professional services firm, we have professional and ethical obligations to keep confidential the information we receive in the context of a solicitor-client and agent-client relationship.
Communications Not Confidential
Please be advised that any information sent or received over the internet may not be secure. We, at Debly Law, cannot guarantee the security, privacy, or confidentiality of any communications sent by e-mail or through the website, or left in voicemail messages on firm telephones. Unsolicited information and material may not be treated as confidential and will not be protected by any solicitor-client, or agent-client, privilege.
Collection Of Information
Debly Law allows users of this website to contact Debly Law via e-mail to request information about their case. Debly Law collects the Personal Information that the user provides in the e-mail in order to contact him or her.
Debly Law also collects non-personal information each time users access or use this Website. The non-personal information Debly Law collects includes the user’s URL, IP address, browser and operating system information, and the province and country where the user’s server is located.
Use Of Personal Information
By providing any personal information through this website, users acknowledge and agree that Debly Law may use their personal information for the purposes set out above. We use your personal information to provide legal advice and services to you, to issue invoices and to maintain our database of clients.
Disclosure Of Personal Information
Generally, we do not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent unless permitted or required by applicable laws or court orders. The following are some examples where we may disclose your personal information: such disclosure is necessary to collect fees or disbursements; we contract with a third party to provide us with certain services such as archival file storage or insurance. In such cases, we will use contractual or other means to ensure the third party service provider is bound by obligations regarding privacy which are consistent with this policy; or we engage expert witnesses or other law firms on your behalf.
Debly Law may disclose Personal Information it receives through this website to third party service providers and other agents if reasonably necessary to further the purpose for which the Personal Information was collected.
Debly Law reserves the right to disclose Personal Information if required to do so by law or legal process or otherwise requested by any law enforcement officer or agency acting under colour of law. In addition, Debly Law reserves the right to disclose Personal Information in order to (a) enforce the terms of the Legal Notice; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Debly Law; or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the safety or security of the public or users of the products or this website.
Consent To Our Collection Of Personal Information
When you retain us, we obtain your consent to collect, use and disclose your personal information only when you voluntarily provide it. When you retain Debly Law, we assume that we have your implied consent to our collection and use of your personal information, however, at times we may ask for your express consent, either verbally or in writing. Our procedures allow us to collect your personal information directly from you at the start of or during the course of your retainer with our firm. Sometimes it may be necessary to obtain information about you from other sources such as a governmental agency, registry, family member, or other professionals who serve you.
Withdrawal Of Consent
You may withdraw your consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information at any time, subject to legal and/or contractual restrictions and upon reasonable notice. Your withdrawal of consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information may impact our ability to represent you and provide you with legal advice.
Accuracy Of Your Information
It is important that the information that we have on file be accurate and up-to-date. If, during the course of the retainer, any of your information changes, please inform us so that we can make any necessary changes. We may also ask you from time to time whether your personal information is up-to-date.
Debly Law uses various safeguards to ensure that your personal information is protected against loss, theft, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying or alteration. These include: security of our physical premises; our professional obligations; security software and firewalls to prevent unauthorized computer access or “hacking”; and internal passwords that restrict access to our electronic files.
Access To Your Personal Information
You have a right to verify the accuracy and completeness of your personal information and to have it amended, as appropriate. You also have a right to request access to your personal information.
To request access or to amend your personal information, please contact the lawyer or paralegal with whom you normally correspond. Debly Law will respond within thirty (30) days of receipt of your written request.
As with most websites, we may monitor traffic patterns, site usage and related site information to optimize your visit to our website.
Updating this statement
You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.
This website may contain links to other websites.
Debly Law is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.
Contact Debly Law
by email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
by post to: Debly Law, 859 University Avenue West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9A 5S1.