The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA") and the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information referenced therein, govern the privacy practices of Canadian organizations engaged in commercial activities, including the law office of Sara Riboldi, its lawyers and staff.
We are further obligated by the professional regulations of the Law Society of Upper Canada to keep confidential the information we receive in the context of a lawyer-client relationship.
Consent to Our Collection of Personal Information
If we are retained, we assume we have your implied consent to our collection and use of your personal information. Generally we collect your personal information directly from you during the start of our business relationship. Sometimes we may obtain information about you from other professionals in the course of dealing with your case, or government agencies or registries.
Use of Personal Information
Your personal information is used to provide legal services to you and to maintain our list of clients. Your contact infomation may be used to communicate with you about legal developments that we feel may be of interest, invite you to events, and keep you informed of news of our firm.
At any time, you may withdraw your consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information, subject to legal or contractual constraints, upon reasonable notice. Withdrawal of consent may impact our ability to represent you and provide you with legal advice.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Generally we do not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent unless permitted or required by law or court order. Some examples of circumstances under which we may disclose your personal information include: when disclosure is necessary to collect fees or disbursements, we contract with a third party for archival file storage or insurance, or we engage expert witnesses or other lawyers or professionals on your behalf.
Accuracy of Personal Information
Please inform us if any of the personal information we have on file has changed in the course of the retainer.
The law office of Sara Riboldi employs various safeguards to protect your personal information from theft, misuse, unauthorized disclosure or copying. These include physical security of our office location, our professional obligations, security software to prevent unauthorized computer access or "hacking," and internal passwords to restrict access to our electronic filesystems.
Access to your Personal Information
You have the right to request access to the personal information that we store about you, and to receive an report of how that information has been used and disclosed, subject to certain restrictions prescribed by law. For example, if such personal information would reveal personal information about another individual, your access may be limited or denied. If denied, the law office of Sara Riboldi will provide the reasons for such denial in writing.
A request for access should be made to the lawyer or professonal at the firm with whom you normally deal, or contact the Privacy Contact at the address below. We will respond within thirty (30) days of your written request.
We may monitor website traffic for site usage information that we may use to improve the site.
If you have any concerns or complaints about this Policy, questions about the handling of your personal information, wish to withdraw consent to use your personal information, or to request access to or update any information we have collected from you, please contact the lawyer or professional with whom you normally communicate, or contact:
2100 Bloor St. W. Unit 202
Toronto ON M6S 1M7
If you have a complaint or question that is not handled to your satisfaction, you may contact:
Privacy Commissioner of Canada
112 Kent Street
Ottawa ON K1A 1H3
Toll free: 1.800.282.1376.