Lawyers are professionally obligated to maintain personal information obtained through a lawyer-client relationship confidential. Due to the confidential nature of our business, NextGenLaw LLP recognizes the importance of privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information. This policy outlines the guidelines used at NextGenLaw LLP to ensure that your personal information is kept confidential.
Personal information is information that identifies you and may include your personal contact information, your demographics, or health related issues.
Your personal information is generally collected directly by us with your consent at the beginning of and throughout our retainer. However, sometimes we acquire personal information from other sources such as a real estate agent or an insurance company. By retaining our firm to act on your behalf, we assume your consent to obtain the personal information we require in order to represent you.
We require your personal information to meet client identification and verification requirements, to run your file and represent you, to compile a mailing list for our firm, to advise you of firm events, and to contact you. Our firm does not sell, trade or give away any personal information to any third party. We require your consent prior to using your personal information for any purpose other than that for which it was originally collected.
All personal information is maintained in conformity with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information, which it incorporates.
NextGenLaw LLP would disclose your personal information in the following circumstances:
Our firm has taken reasonable precautions to ensure that your personal information is kept safe. These security safeguards include:
If at any time you want to be advised of or change the personal information we have on file for you, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the following address:
2530 St. Joseph Blvd., Suite 7,
Ottawa, ON K1C 1G1
If you have any questions, or wish to access your personal information, please contact us at the email or postal address above or write to the lawyer dealing with your file.
If, at any time or for any reason, you are not satisfied with our response, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada can be reached at:
112 Kent Street
You should be aware 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.