Your Privacy Rights
Businesses engaged in commercial activities must comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information, which it incorporates. These obligations extend to lawyers and law firms, including Strong Nenniger Law PC. Strong Nenniger Law PC is responsible for the personal information we collect and hold. To ensure this accountability, we have developed this policy, and trained our lawyers and support staff about our policies and practices.
How do we collect your personal information?
If we did not collect personal information, we would not be able to provide legal services. However, we collect information only by lawful and fair means, and not in an unreasonably intrusive way. Wherever possible we collect your personal information directly from you, both at the start of a retainer and in the course of our representation.
In most cases, we shall ask you to specifically consent, if we collect, use, or disclose your personal information. Normally, we ask for your consent in writing, but in some circumstances, we may accept your oral consent. Sometimes, your consent may be implied through your conduct with us.
Use of Your Information
We use your personal information to provide legal advice and services to you, and to administer our client (time and billing databases). Strong Nenniger Law PC does not disclose your personal information to any third party to enable them to market their products and services.
Disclosure of your Personal Information
Under certain circumstances, Strong Nenniger Law PC will disclose your personal information:
- when we are required or authorized by law to do so, for example if a court issues a summons;
- when you have consented to the disclosure;
- when the legal services we are providing to you requires us give your information to third parties your consent will be implied, unless you tell us otherwise;
- where it is necessary to establish or collect fees;
- if we engage a third party to provide administrative services to us (like computer back-up services or archival file storage);
- if we engage expert witnesses on your behalf;
- if we retain other law firms at your request, and on your behalf;
- if the information is Publicly Available Personal Information, as it is defined under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.
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 during the course of the retainer, any of your information changes, please inform us so that we can make any necessary changes.
Is My Personal Information Secure?
Strong Nenniger Law PC takes all reasonable precautions to ensure that your personal information is kept safe from loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure.
Access to Your Personal Information
You may ask for access to any personal information we hold about you.
Summary information is available on request. More detailed requests which require archive or other retrieval costs may be subject to our normal professional and disbursement fees.
Can I be denied access to my Personal Information?
Your rights to access your personal information are not absolute. We may deny access when:
- it is required or authorized by law (for example, when a record containing personal information about you is protected by solicitor-client privilege);
- to do so would reveal confidential commercial information, and the personal information cannot be severed from the record;
- to do so could reasonably be expected to threaten the life or security of another individual, and the personal information cannot be severed from the record; or
- the information was generated in the course of a formal dispute resolution process.
Communicating with Us
You should be aware that e-mail is not a 100% secure medium, and you should be aware of this when contacting us to send personal or confidential information.
Privacy Information for Visitors to the Strong Nenniger Law PC Website
When you voluntarily provide information through contacting one of our lawyers or sending email through our web form, you are consenting to providing us personal information about yourself. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have established physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Unfortunately, no data transmitted over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 per cent secure. As a result, we cannot assure the security of any information transmitted to us and you do so at your own risk.
The materials on the Strong Nenniger Law PC Web site are general information and comment for non-commercial, personal or educational purposes only. To the extent permitted by law, Strong Nenniger Law PC excludes all liability for anything contained or accessed via this site and any use you make of it.
Laws and legal consequences differ between jurisdictions. Strong Nenniger Law PC and its lawyers do not practise law in any jurisdiction other than those in which the firm and its individual lawyers are qualified and licensed to practice.
Any information sent to Strong Nenniger Law PC by e-mail through this Web site is not a confidential lawyer-client communication. No lawyer-client relationship is created by such correspondence or by you accessing the materials in this Web site. This Web site should not be relied upon as a substitute for legal advice. Legal advice is dependent on specific factual circumstances and even with identical factual circumstances a legal opinion may be altered when laws or judicial decisions change.
We do not guarantee the security of communications sent or received by email. If you send us confidential and/or personal information by email, you assume the inherent risks associated with email use.
All material on this site is copyright by Strong Nenniger Law PC and may not be reproduced in any form for commercial purposes without the express written consent of Strong Nenniger Law PC. Anyone seeking consent to reproduce materials from this Web site or to link to this site from any external Web site must seek the permission of Strong Nenniger Law PC by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 519-672-3535.