Stephenson Law Group Professional Corporation ("Stephenson Law Group™" or "we") are committed to protecting the personal information that we collect, use and disclose in the course of providing legal services and operating our law firm, in accordance with all applicable regulatory requirements, including applicable privacy legislation, and consistent with our professional obligations.
Personal Information We Collect?
Stephenson Law Group™ is responsible under applicable privacy legislation for the personal information in our possession or control. This includes personal information we receive directly, such as from individual clients or other individuals, and personal information we receive indirectly from clients or others.
Privacy legislation in Canada defines "personal information" broadly as any information about an identifiable individual. In general, personal information does not include business contact information, including your name, title or position, business, telephone or facsimile number. The types of personal information we may collect about you include your name and home contact information, billing and account information, information relevant to a client's legal matters and other information incidental to the provision of legal advice and services by our firm. Examples of the types of personal information we may collect include personal information about directors, officers and employees of a client or other party, witnesses, beneficiaries, family members, adverse parties or parties-in-interest, and information about shareholders, security-holders, investors, potential investors or buyers, business partners, targets, competitors or customers of clients, individuals, clients, or other parties who are individuals.
Information may be collected from you via this website or our email communications for the purposes of (i) tailoring content that we may send or show you, (ii) to authenticate you, enable access to information, and otherwise administer the this website, and (iii) for analytical purposes to better understand digital interactions with our firm.
Our Purposes for Collecting, Using or Disclosing Personal Information
Stephenson Law Group™ uses and discloses personal information for the primary purpose of providing professional legal services, including for the following purposes:
- to establish and manage client relationships, provide legal advice, perform legal services, fulfil legal duties, and avoid legal conflicts of interest;
- to establish and maintain commercial relationships with clients, suppliers and other third parties, including to issue invoices, administer accounts, collect and process payments, and to fulfil contractual obligations;
- to contact and communicate with clients and other individuals;
- to distribute our publications and invitations to events to individuals who subscribe to our mailing lists;
- to develop and manage our business and operations; and
- as permitted by, and to comply with, applicable legal or regulatory requirements or provisions.
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Options for Personal Information
If you subscribe to our newsletter via a link on this website or email communications, the personal data you enter on the Mailchimp newsletter landing page will be collected. Data included will be your name, email address, and location (used to determine which type of location content you would like to receive). We provide an opportunity to any contact to unsubscribe from our communications, client events or e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will obtain a client's consent to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information about the client, and the consent of other individuals where required by applicable privacy legislation. We assume that an individual has consented to our reasonable collection and use of personal information consistent with the purposes for which the information was given, when the individual initiates contact with us or voluntarily provides personal information to us. We also assume that clients who retain us, consent to the reasonable collection, use and disclosure of their personal information by our professionals and agents for purposes of our representation or provision of legal advice to our clients and the conduct of the transactions or proceedings involving our clients.
We do not collect, use or disclose personal information without consent unless authorized or required by law to do so.
Limited Collection, Use and Disclosure
We collect personal information by fair and lawful means and, wherever appropriate, directly from the individual. Wherever possible, we limit the amount of personal information we collect, use or disclose to that necessary and appropriate to provide our legal services, advice and representation and to operate our firm business. We limit the personal information we collect and use for client relationship and development purposes.
We use appropriate and effective security measures in order to protect your privacy and the personal information that you provide us. We protect your data from unauthorized access, disclosure or alteration.
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