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1. What Personal Information do we collect?
2. Why do we collect your Personal Information?
3. To whom do we disclose your Personal Information?
4. Where do we store your Personal Information?
5. How may you obtain access to your Personal Information?
6. How do we protect your Personal Information?
7. Privacy and our Web site
9. Further Information
What Personal Information do we collect?
Canadian privacy legislation defines “Personal Information” broadly as information about an identifiable individual or as information that allows an individual to be identified. For the purposes of this policy, Personal Information means information about an identifiable individual as defined from time to time in applicable privacy legislation. Generally speaking Personal Information does not include what is considered business contact information: your name, title or position, business address, telephone number, facsimile number, or e-mail address. The types of Personal Information that SmithValeriote may collect about you includes your name, home address, telephone number, personal email address, billing and account information, information about a client's legal issue and other information incidental to providing legal advice and services (including Personal Information about witnesses, family members, beneficiaries, directors, officers, employees, adverse parties, parties-in-interest, investigators, decision makers, experts, other professional advisors, and our clients' business partners, investors, shareholders, competitors and customers whom are individuals).
Why do we collect your Personal Information?
In general, SmithValeriote collects, uses and discloses Personal Information about our clients and service providers in order to provide our clients with professional legal services. More specifically, we collect, use and disclose your Personal Information for the following purposes:
Where do we store your Personal Information?
Your Personal Information is stored in secured locations and on servers controlled by SmithValeriote, located either at our offices or at the offices of our service providers.
How may you obtain access to your Personal Information?
Upon your written request, subject to certain exceptions, SmithValeriote will inform you of the existence, use, and disclosure of your Personal Information and will give you access to that information. Access requests should be sent to our Chief Privacy Officer, using the contact information below.
How do we protect your Personal Information?
To help protect the confidentiality of your Personal Information, SmithValeriote employs administrative and technological safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of your Personal Information. Where Personal Information is sent to a third party for processing we ensure, through our contacts with them, that all Personal Information is kept secure. We operate secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems.
105 Silvercreek Pkwy. N., Suite 100
Guelph, ON N1H 6S4
Chief Privacy Officer
P.O. Box 1240
Guelph, ON N1H 6N6
Phone: (519) 837-2100
Fax: (519) 837-1617
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