In the course of our office providing services to our clients, we will collect personal information about our clients and other relevant individuals. This information may be used for contact purposes and to communicate with our clients as it pertains to the services that we provide for them.
When we are retained to act on behalf of a client, we use, retain and disclose personal information on behalf of, and as instructed by, that client in connection with our advice. Our use, retention and disclosure of such information is governed by our duty of confidentiality to our client and, as applicable, by solicitor-client privilege.
How do we Use your Information?
We may use your personal information for the following purposes:
- to provide legal services
- for billing, record-keeping and other client contact and service matters
- for audit and record-keeping purposes
- for account collection purposes
- to manage and develop our business
Disclosure of your Personal Information
We will only disclose your personal information for purposes related to providing of services to you, or with your express consent, or if required or authorized by law.
Updating your Information
Since we use your personal information to provide legal services to you, it is important that the information be accurate and up-to-date.
If any of your information changes, please inform us so that we can make any necessary changes.
Access to your Personal Information
We will respond promptly to any request for access to your personal information. There will be no cost for reasonable requests to such access, unless you request copies of records or your request involves significant retrieval costs. We will advise you of the cost, if any, prior to the retrieval of such records or information. We will not respond to requests for access to personal information that are frivolous, vexatious or repetitious. In certain circumstances, we may be unable to provide access to some or all of the personal information that we hold about you. Such circumstances include those in which the personal information cannot be separated from the records of others, cannot be disclosed for reasons of personal security or is protected by professional standards relating to confidentiality or solicitor-client privilege.
If we hold information about you and you advise us that it is not accurate, complete and up-to-date, we will take appropriate steps to correct it.
Questions, Concerns, Requests for Access
If you have any questions or concerns, wish to access your personal information or wish to change your preferences regarding our use of your information, please contact us.