Law firms in private practice in Ontario are subject to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (commonly referred to as “PIPEDA”), as well as provincial privacy legislation, with respect to any and all personal information collected in the course of commercial activities. “Personal Information” is information that allows an individual to be identified but does not include an individual’s business contact information (an individual’s name, title, position, business address, business telephone number, or business facsimile).
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
EsQrow Lawyers only collects Personal Information necessary to fulfill the purposes identified below, purposes identified to you prior to collection, or for any reasonable and legitimate purposes as required by law.
EsQrow Lawyers always collects Personal Information by fair and lawful means.
EsQrow Lawyers collects Personal Information directly and indirectly, through third parties, and as agents on behalf of our clients, where we have obtained the necessary consent to do so.
EsQrow Lawyers commonly collects Personal Information regarding our existing and prospective clients and employees, which may include:
Sometimes EsQrow Lawyers may obtain information about you from other sources such as:
HOW YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IS USED
EsQrow Lawyers collects, uses and discloses Personal Information for the following limited purposes:
Summarily, EsQrow Lawyers collects, uses and discloses Personal Information to provide professional legal services to and for clients, for administrative and management purposes, and to enhance our relationship with clients. We do not sell client lists or other Personal Information.
From time to time EsQrow Lawyers may share clients’ Personal Information with such third parties as:
Access to Personal Information is otherwise limited to those employees of EsQrow Lawyers who have a need to know the Personal Information and who are bound to maintain the confidentiality of the Personal Information.
UPDATING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
EsQrow Lawyers endeavours to ensure that all Personal Information in its possession, is accurate, current and as complete as is necessary for the purposes for which the Personal Information was collected.
If during the course of your relationship with EsQrow Lawyers any of your Personal Information changes, please inform us so that we can make any necessary changes.
Personal Information contained in files that have been closed, or pertaining to matters of the client that have been resolved, will not be actively updated or maintained.
HOW PERSONAL INFORMATION IS KEPT SECURE
Personal Information is treated as private and confidential by EsQrow Lawyers. EsQrow Lawyers maintains Personal Information in secure on-site and off-site data storage to safeguard it from unauthorized access, use, disclosure and modification. EsQrow Lawyers uses physical measures, such as restricted access to our offices and equipment, and organizational measures, such as security clearances and passwords to further protect Personal Information.
EsQrow Lawyers maintains the strict confidentiality of all Personal Information collected by limiting disclosure to those employees and such third party contractors of EsQrow Lawyers set out above, on a confidential basis, who require the information for the purposes set out above. EsQrow Lawyers only keeps Personal Information for as long as it remains necessary or relevant or as otherwise required by law.
WEBSITE AND ELECTRONIC MAIL
With respect to the EsQrow Lawyers website (www.esQrowlawyers.com), please be advised that, like most commercial websites, EsQrow Lawyers may monitor traffic patterns, site usage and related site information in order to optimize the web service.
The website may contain links to other websites from time to time, which websites may collect Personal Information. The provision of links is for convenience only and does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation or approval of linked websites. EsQrow Lawyers does not assume responsibility for the privacy policies or practices of the linked websites.
Also, please be advised that e-mail is not a 100% secure medium, and you should be aware of this when contacting us to send personal or confidential information.
ACCESS TO PERSONAL INFORMATION
ESQROW LAWYERS PC
Barristers and Solicitors
77 City Centre Drive, Suite 501
Mississauga, ON L5B 1M5
Fax: 416-981-7183 | E: talktous@esQrowlawyers.com
Attention: Executive Assistant to Managing Director/Partner
Your rights to access your personal information are not absolute. EsQrow Lawyers may deny access when:
If you apply to EsQrow Lawyers for a job, we need to consider your Personal Information as part of our review process. If we offer you a job, which you accept, the information will be retained in accordance with our privacy procedures for employee records.
No Unlawful or Prohibited Use
You agree that you will not, without our prior written permission, use the Site and the Content for purposes other than your own personal non-commercial use and benefit. You may not frame the Site or the Content or any part thereof on any commercial or non-commercial internet web site. You acquire absolutely no rights or licences to the Site or the Content other than the limited right to use the Site and the Content in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. You agree that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful. Except as expressly provided in these Terms and Conditions, any reproduction, retransmission, distribution, sale, republication, modification, translation of or creation of derivative works based on the Site or the Content, in whole or in part, and any decompilation disassembly, reverse engineering or other exploitation of the Site, without prior written permission, is strictly prohibited.
All Content, designs, graphics, pictures, illustrations, software, artwork, video, music, sound, names, words, titles, phrases, logos and marks displayed on the Site or in the Content are owned by EsQrow Lawyers and are protected by copyright, trade-mark and other intellectual property laws and treaty provision laws.
THIRD PARTY SITES
The Site may provide links to third party web sites EsQrow Lawyers does not endorse the information contained in those web sites or guarantee their quality, accuracy, reliability, completeness, currency, timeliness, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for any purpose. The content in any linked web site is not under EsQrow Lawyers’s control and if you choose to access any such web site, you do so entirely at your own risk.