Cardinal Law Professional Corporation (“Cardinal Law”) understands and recognizes the importance of everyone’s privacy. While providing our services, we are committed to collecting, preserving, and protecting your personal information in line with Federal and Provincial legislation.
Why Do We Need to Collect Your Personal Information?
We need to collect, retain, use and disclose your personal information in order to provide legal services to you. The specific purposes we would be collecting, retaining, using and disclosing your information for are:
– Determining whether or not we will retain you as a client
– Providing you with tailored and personal legal advice and services;
– Sharing information with third parties as required in the performance of our legal services (for example, data service providers, registry agents, suppliers of products and services and other lawyers);
Creating and issuing invoices, processing payments and collecting debts owed to us;
Avoiding conflicts of interest;
Ensuring we comply with all regulatory and legal requirements;
Advising you of any upcoming events or information/developments in law that you may pertain to you through e-mail;
Developing and managing our knowledge-management precedent systems and databases;
Monitoring and analyzing our business and website operations;
Protecting our firm and third parties against error, negligence, breach of contract, fraud, theft and other illegal activities; and
Any other purposes for which you provide your consent.
Should we need to use your personal information for anything other than the purposes listed above, we will contact you to receive your consent for such disclosure.
What Personal Information Do We Collect?
Who Do We Disclose Your Personal Information To?
We may have to disclose your personal information to third parties in the course of providing legal services to you. We will only do so when it is absolutely necessary. We may disclose your personal information to:
Our insurers and regulatory agencies in order to comply with professional or legal obligations, laws or rules they have in place;
Service providers that we retain to provide services for us (such as online storage facilities);
Third parties who evaluate credit worthiness or aid us in the collection of debts;
Financial institutions involved in the matter you have retained us for;
Other law firms or businesses should we ever grow or merge with another law firm; and
To any other third parties in situations where you have consented to such disclosure.
In situations where we disclose your personal information, we will ensure any such third party is bound by similar privacy obligations.
How Do We Store and Protect Your Personal Information?
Your personal information is stored in secured locations and on servers controlled by Cardinal Law, located either at our offices or at the offices of our service providers. While we make every possible effort to ensure your data is stored within the borders of Canada to prevent it from being accessible to the Government of the United States of America, as is allowed under the
American “Patriot Act”, occasionally we have circumstances where it is necessary for us to utilize data servers located within the borders of the United States of America and as such said data may be accessible to the governmental authorities of said country.
What Happens if You Need to Access or Correct Your Personal Information?
Should you need access to your personal information or would like to be made aware of the existence, use and disclosure of your personal information, please contact our Chief Privacy Officer whose information is located at the end of this policy. Subject to certain restrictions she will be able to provide you will access to your personal information.
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Unless you specifically direct us otherwise, we may use cell phones, e-mail, and facsimile machines throughout the duration of our work for you. These forms of communication are not 100 percent secure and may place your personal information at risk. We do our best to ensure the safe delivery and receipt of all such information.
Phone: 613-935-5919 ext. 204
902 – Second Street West, Cornwall, Ontario K6J 1H7