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. As a law practice, Kirbylaw is subject to additional professional and ethical obligations that cover confidentiality in the lawyer-client context.
We collect personal information, which is information that identifies you, or from which your identity may be deduced. If you retain Kirbylaw, we assume we have your implied consent to do so because, without it, we could not provide you with legal services. However, our collection extends beyond the confines of the lawyer-client relationship and includes such things as:
We use your information for the following purposes:
We disclose your personal information to third parties in the following circumstances
We also supply your personal information when the legal services we are providing requires us to. This includes sharing your information with the following:
We do not sell or distribute your information to third parties for marketing purposes
You may withdraw your consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information at any time, subject to legal and/or contractual restrictions and upon reasonable notice. Your withdrawal of consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information may impact our ability to represent you and provide you with legal advice.
You can ask us not to send you marketing communications by following the opt-out instructions in each communication or you may contact the contact person noted below.
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 your retainer, any of your information changes, please inform us so that we can make any necessary changes.
We take reasonable precautions to ensure that your personal information is kept safe from loss, unauthorized access, modification, or disclosure. Among the steps taken to protect your information.
Like most other commercial websites, we may monitor traffic patterns, site usage and related site information to optimize your visit to our website.
You have a right to challenge the accuracy and completeness of your personal information and to have it amended, as appropriate. You also have a right to request access to your personal information and receive an accounting of how that information has been used and disclosed, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law. For example, if the requested information would reveal personal information about another individual, your request for access may be limited or denied. If your request for access is denied, Kirbylaw will notify you in writing of the reason for the denial.
To request access or to amend your personal information, please contact the lawyer or agent with whom you normally correspond or write to our Privacy Contact at the address below. Kirbylaw will respond within thirty (30) days of receipt of your written request
Kirbylaw will respond to inquiries about its policies and practices relating to its handling of your personal information. Inquiries should be directed to Kirbylaw's Privacy Contact using the contact information below. Kirbylaw will investigate all complaints and will respond within 30 days of receipt of a written inquiry. If the complaint is found to be justified, Kirbylaw will take appropriate measures to resolve it, including, if necessary, amending this Policy and its procedures.
If you have any questions or complaints about this Policy or the handling of your personal information, if you wish to withdraw your consent to our use of your personal information, or to request access to or update any information we have on file, please contact the lawyer or agent with whom you are dealing, or contact:
If any complaint or inquiry is not handled to your complete satisfaction, you may contact: