Your privacy is important to us. Lawson Lundell LLP is committed to maintaining the confidentiality, security and accuracy of your personal information.
The Site includes links to other internet sites or resources and business operated by other persons (collectively called “Other Sites”). Lawson Lundell has no responsibility or liability for, or control over, Other Sites, their business, goods, services, or content. We urge you to find out the privacy policies of these Other Sites and advise you that your dealings with the owners and operators of the Other Sites are at your own risk.
What is Personal Information?
Provision of Personal Information to Lawson Lundell
There are various interactions with Lawson Lundell through which you may provide us with your Personal Information including:
- Opening a client file;
- Sending an e-mail to Lawson Lundell to be connected with a lawyer;
- Calling Lawson Lundell to be connected with a lawyer;
- Registering for a client or legal information session hosted by Lawson Lundell; or
- Posting on a blog that is hosted by Lawson Lundell.
The type of Personal Information you provide depends on the nature of the interaction with the firm and often the information will not be personal in nature because it will be contact information to allow us to contact you at your place of work. However, where the information is Personal Information, we will comply with applicable privacy legislation in the collection, use and disclosure of that Personal Information.
We may also collect standard information about all users of the Site including IP addresses, time, date, referring internet sites, search data and pages visited.
You may also provide Personal Information when you open a client file or work with Lawson Lundell or if you register for a legal information session hosted by Lawson Lundell. In those situations Lawson Lundell will rely on either express or implied consent as is appropriate in the circumstances, to permit us to use your Personal Information.
As permitted by applicable privacy legislation, we reserve the right to use or disclose your Personal Information without your knowledge or consent where we are permitted or required to do so by applicable law, regulation or by applicable rules of professional conduct governing the legal profession.
At any time you may advise us that you no longer consent to the use or disclosure of the Personal Information that you have provided for any or all of the identified purposes and, subject to our right to do so without your knowledge or consent or contractual obligations, we shall no longer do so.
Use of Personal Information
If you provide Lawson Lundell with your Personal Information we will use it for the purpose for which it was collected. If your Personal Information was provided through the Site we will use it to communicate with you, respond to your request for information, to ensure proper functioning of our Site or to review the effectiveness and usefulness of our Site.
If you provide your Personal Information in relation to a file or request for legal services we will use that Personal Information to communicate with you, provide you legal services and meet any applicable legal requirements such as service requirements.
If you provide your Personal Information in respect of a legal information session or other marketing initiative, we will use your Personal Information to communicate with you about a specific or future event or initiative that may be of interest to you or that may provide you with information relevant to your relationship with the firm.
We may also use your Personal Information for any other purpose permitted by the applicable law.
Site Creates no Lawyer /Client Relationship
The Site may not be used to request legal advice or to transmit any confidential information relating to the provision of legal advice.
Any information that you transmit to Lawson Lundell through the Site may not be secure, may not be treated as confidential and is not protected by solicitor-client privilege.
We will collect your name, address, telephone number, email address and any additional details you choose to provide to us if you complete the form located in the subscription area of our Site in order to receive newsletters or promotional material. We will use this Personal Information solely for the purposes of including your information in our database and in our mailing list in order to provide you with the requested information and to invite you to upcoming events that may be of interest to you and to respond to any specific request that you have made.
When an individual visitor accesses the Site, we may use a browser feature called a ‘cookie’ to collect information such as the type of internet browser and operating system the visitor uses, the domain name of the Site from which the visitor came, date and duration of the visit, the number of visits, the average time spent on the Site, pages viewed and number of cookies accumulated. A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that identifies the visitor’s browser, but not necessarily the visitor, to our computers each time our Site is visited. Unless a visitor specifically informs us (e.g. by registering for an event or sending us correspondence from the Site), we will not know who the individual visitors are.
Visitors can reset their browsers either to notify them when they have received a cookie or refuse to accept cookies. If you are using the Site and have not set your browser to reject cookies, you are considered to have consented to their use. If you refuse to accept cookies please note that you may have difficulty using certain features of the Site.
Other use of your information
We do not sell or disclose your Personal Information to anyone, except as required by law, to protect our rights and property or in order to fulfil the identified purposes for which we collected the personal information.
Security of Information
We use physical, administrative and electronic procedures to attempt to keep Personal Information secure. These means of protecting and maintaining the security of the Personal Information help to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security and ensure the appropriate use of your Information once we have received it.
While Lawson Lundell takes appropriate safeguards with Personal Information, no Site or physical protection of Personal Information can be completely secure. Therefore you should not send confidential or sensitive information by the internet or by email unless you take appropriate precautions such as encryption.
How can I access my Personal Information?
Subject to the exceptions set out in applicable law, including where required by solicitor-client privilege, we will provide you with access to any of your Personal Information that we have collected, used or disclosed upon written request. We will also advise you to whom that Personal Information has been disclosed, except where we are permitted or required not to do so by applicable law.
We will attempt to make that information available to you in a comprehensible form. Written requests should be sent to the Privacy Officer whose contact information is set out in this Policy.
You may contact any of our offices and ask to speak to our Privacy Officer. In addition, you may e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at:
1600 Cathedral Place
925 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6C 3L2
Last Revised April, 2014