Diamond & Diamond Lawyers LLP recognize the importance of safeguarding your privacy and the information collected from our customers and clients. This privacy statement covers the scope of usage of this website and provides details about the information collected from you. This policy states how the information gathered is used and how you can manage it.
Since January 1, 2004, all Canadian organizations engaged in commercial activities have been required to comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) and the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information incorporated by reference into PIPEDA. These obligations extend to lawyers and law firms, including Diamond & Diamond Lawyers LLP. Lastly, as a professional services firm, we have professional and ethical obligations to keep confidential the information we receive in the context of a lawyer-client and agent-client relationship.
For the purpose of processing your requests and transactions, we gather certain personal details from you when you register or signup for any service including a consultation form. This information may be used to contact you directly when required and to assess your case. However, in most cases, it will be reserved for administrative purposes so that we can review these details in order to provide you with more efficient services.
We respect the privacy of all our customers and clients and assure you that all the personal information collected is kept completely secure. We do not sell, trade, rent, transfer or exchange your information with any third party vendor or affiliate. The information gathered will be released only if it is deemed necessary by law. We may, in order to provide a more secure service, exchange your personal information with certain trusted companies and organizations for fraud protection and for ensuring a safer transaction gateway.
If you do not wish to keep a log of your information, you can configure your browser to reject all cookies or to notify you whether to accept a cookie or not. Disabling the cookies may reduce the functionality of certain aspects of our website. To find out more about enabling and disabling cookies, please check the Help section of your browser.
We will try and maintain complete confidentiality when using various forms of technology. In particular, our firm will communicate with you through various forms of fax and email.
Email can be inadvertently breached or obtained through unauthorized access. An example of this is when the client improperly shares email from the lawyer or by someone gaining unauthorized access to your email.
Our website may contain links to external sites. We are not responsible for the privacy and security practices of such sites. We advise you to exercise your own discretion when dealing with such third party vendors.
If we decide to use your personal information in any other manner than specified in this policy, you will be notified via email. You will have the option of opting out of such use of your personal information.