The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is the federal privacy law for private-sector organizations intended to protect the individual’s information that any private business that may collect or use for its commercial activity.
Ghabryal Law Professional Corporation Obligation Under PIPEDA
Ghabryal Law Professional Corporation is obliged under PIPEDA to protect your information which you may provide to us based on lawyer-client relationship. Our law firm will keep your information confidential. Furthermore, Ghabryal Law Professional Corporation is required under the Law Society of Upper Canada to keep your legal affairs confidential and subject to the solicitor-client privilege’s rules despite your location or residency. By contacting our Law Firm by any means, including the social medial channels, agent or service providers, you consent that we may collect, use, manage, and disclose your personal information as permitted under PIPEDA and law.
The Collection of your Personal Information
By using our website, social media accounts, or contacting us by any other means will result in collecting your personal information; therefore, you provide Ghabryal Law Firm with your consent to collect your personal information. Additionally, you consent that Ghabryal Law Professional Corporation can contact you back via any means of communication. It is important to emphasize that Ghabryal Law Professional Corporation provides various legal services to its clients. Therefore, it is essential and required by Ghabryal Law Professional Corporation to collect your personal information in order to provide its clients with proper and required legal services. The collection of your personal information is collected and will be collected through our Client-Lawyer Relationship by lawful and fair means, and in a reasonably way. Furthermore, we may need to collect your personal information from third parties such as, but not limited to, governmental entities, law offices, legal consultants, agents, private entities. The purpose for collecting such personal information is to provide you with proper and required legal services.
Collecting Personal Information for Marketing Purposes
Ghabryal Law Professional Corporation may use your general personal information such as your email address, social medial accounts, telephone, fax number and the nature of the legal services that you may be interested in for marketing purposes. Additionally, we may send marketing and promotional communications to those who visited our website, social media accounts, call us, send us emails, or contacted us by any other means.
Correctness, Currency and Completeness of Information
You must contact our firm immediately if any of your information changes. Your information must be current, accurate, and complete at all times as it may negatively impact the outcome of our legal services.
Right to Access Your Personal Information
You have the right to access your personal information which is collected by Ghabryal Law Professional Corporation and the law firm will be pleased to provide you with a summary of the collected information. Any request for additional information, beyond the summary, will be subject to additional professional legal fees and costs as it will require additional work and time from our office.
Restriction on Your Right to Access Personal Information
Your right to access your personal information is subject to the law and in some circumstances your may be restricted from accessing your personal information which is collected by Ghabryal Law Professional Corporation. If your right to access your personal information or correcting your information is denied, you will be informed by our law firm about the reason.
Disclosure of Personal Information
There are number of circumstances where our office will be required to disclose your personal information as it may be required under the law or the Rules of Professional Conduct such as the following:
· Legally required or authorized;
· Prevent death or serious bodily harm;
· Defend against allegations;
· Establish or collect fees;
· Secure legal advice about lawyer’s proposed conduct;
· Detect and resolve conflicts of interest;
· “Whistle blowing”;
· Security of court facilities;
· If the information is Publicly Available Personal Information; and
· Duty to report misconduct.
There are some other instances where we might disclose your personal information in order to perform the required legal services such as the following:
· When we are required to provide your personal information to another entity in order to render the required legal services.
· Your consent is implied, unless you inform us in writing of otherwise; and
· if we hired on your behalf interpreters, translators, or expert witnesses.
Third-Party Website and Links
Should you have any further inquiry about this policy, please feel free to contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be pleased to assist you.