Legal Requirements Regarding Privacy of Personal Information
All businesses engaged in commercial activities must comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information (incorporated into the Act as Schedule 1). Lawyers have an additional professional obligation according to the Rules of Professional Conduct to keep confidential all information obtained within a lawyer-client relationship.
Like most other commercial websites, we may monitor traffic patterns, site usage and related site information to optimize your visit to our website. Cookies are used on this website to speed up our visitor tracking statistics. These cookies may contain basic information about your web browser and how you found the website. Additionally, IP addresses may be used to determine anonymous demographic information about visitors to the site, including gender and age range if such information has been provided on other Gavamedia websites. This information is not personally identifiable and is used for statistical purposes only.
We do not collect personally-identifying information about you, such as your name, e-mail address, telephone number or postal address when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information to us. Instances in which we may collect this type of information include, but are not limited to, requests for information regarding our services.
Sharon D. Davis or members of her staff may collect, use and disclose personal information necessary to provide legal services and information to clients and potential clients.
For the purposes of this policy, “personal information” means any information, recorded in any form, about an identified individual or an individual whose identity may be inferred or determined from such information. Subject to applicable law, personal information may include the following:
- Contact details such as names, residential addresses, mailing addresses, postal codes, email addresses, phone numbers and fax numbers;
- Identification information such as social insurance numbers, driver’s license numbers, health and medical information, photographs and videotapes;
- Secured information such as passwords, Personal Information Numbers (PIN) or any other information that could be used to access client-owned private information;
- Information you provide when you contact us or engage our services;
- The nature of your legal issues and material information related thereto;
- Information we may collect with your consent or as permitted or required by law;
- Financial and billing information such as payment card numbers, payment card expiry dates and banking information;
- Client satisfaction information and opinions about our products and services;
- Other incidental information relating to the services we provide.
Sharon D. Davis will make every reasonable effort to ensure that the personal information we collect and use is accurate, complete and current.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
Sharon D. Davis collects and uses the personal information necessary to better manage its business and to provide services and information to clients and to potential clients. We use only fair and lawful methods to collect personal information and limit our use of this information to that required for valid business purposes or to comply with applicable law.
Accordingly, we use personal information collected for purposes which may include the following:
- to assess whether we can assist you;
- to offer and provide information and services to you;
- to communicate with you regarding the services you request and to respond to any inquiries or requests you make;
- for purposes for which you provide your consent;
- to fulfil our legal obligations;
- for purposes permitted by law;
- to meet any legal or regulatory requirement;
- such other purposes as are consistent with the foregoing.
Disclosure of Personal Information
As a general rule, all information is held in strict confidence and, with exception in limited circumstances as further described below, is not revealed to anyone unless expressly or implicitly authorized.
Anyone to whom confidential information is disclosed in order to provide services to a client or potential client is required to use such information solely for the purposes of providing such services. In such instances we will only provide the information needed to deliver the service. If you do not wish us to use your personal information in this manner, please notify us.
There are some instances where we may collect, use or disclose your personal information without your consent; for example, to collect a debt you owe to us or to comply with legal requirements.
Where obliged or permitted to disclose information without consent, we will not disclose more information than is required.
Situations in which we may disclose information we collect to third parties may include:
- Where we contract other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including sending postal mail, making deliveries, answering service inquiries, and other business services.
- Where the services provided require us to give your personal information to third parties, for example, a government service.
- Where we are authorized or required by law, or by order or requirement of a court such as to comply with a subpoena or the rules of court regarding the production of records.
- Where we are required by an administrative agency or other governmental tribunal.
- Where we engage an expert or consultant on your behalf.
- Where we retain another service or agent to act or assist us in acting on your behalf.
- Where it is required by regulatory (including self-regulatory) or governmental authorities.
- Where you have instructed us to disclose your personal information to a third party for a designated purpose.
- Where we reasonably believe a third party requesting your information is your agent.
- Where the information is public.
- Where you consent or as permitted or required by law.
- Where it is necessary to permit us to pursue available remedies or limit any damages that we may sustain.
- Where we reasonably believe it is necessary for us to act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of After the Funeral’s employees, clients or members of the public.
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