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If you wish to discuss the provision of legal services, please do not include any confidential information in your communicate with us until you have discussed doing so with one of our lawyers. We would be pleased to speak to you about the possibility of representation by our firm. Prior to agreeing to act for you, we cannot guarantee or undertake to maintain unsolicited information in confidence, and anyone disclosing to us confidential information prior to ensuring that we are able to enter into a solicitor and client relationship risks disclosure and adverse use of the information.

Terms and Conditions

Information posted on this web site is provided for information purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice, nor does use of this web site establish a solicitor-client relationship.

Privacy Statement

Introduction

Elliott & Elliott is committed to protecting the personal information that we collect, use and disclose in the course of providing legal services and operating our law firm, in accordance with all applicable regulatory requirements, including applicable privacy legislation, and consistent with our professional obligations. As practicing lawyers we have professional and ethical obligations to maintain information we have received within our client relationships in confidence. This Privacy Policy supplements our professional obligations of client confidentiality and sets out in general terms how we collect, use and protect the personal information of our clients, other individuals and our web site uses.

Personal Information

Privacy legislation in Canada defines personal information broadly as any information about an identifiable individual. Generally, personal information does not include business contact information, including your name, title or position, business telephone, facsimile number or email address.

Examples of personal information that our firm may collect about you include your home address, telephone number, personal email address, billing and account information, information about a legal issue and other information incidental to providing legal advice and services.

Our Purpose

Elliott & Elliott collects, uses and discloses personal information for the primary purpose of providing our clients with professional legal services and representations, including for the following purposes:

  • To establish and manage client relationships, provide legal advice, perform legal services, fulfill legal duties, and avoid legal conflicts of interest;
  • To share personal information with third parties for the purpose of providing legal services in the context of legal proceedings. Such third parties may include opposing parties, parties in interest, opposing and other counsel and advisors, witnesses, courts and other decision makers and experts;
  • To represent clients in the context of business transactions involving the exchange and disclosure of personal information including by purchase, sale, lease and any other type of acquisitions or disposition;
  • To establish and maintain commercial relationships with clients, suppliers and other third parties, including to issue invoices, administer accounts, collect and process payments, evaluate credit standing, and to fulfill contractual obligations;
  • To contact and communicate with clients and other individuals for the purpose of conducting market research and evaluating client service and satisfaction;
  • To distribute our publications and invitations to events to individuals;
  • To maintain, develop and manage our document management and precedent systems;
  • To develop and manage our business and operations;
  • To detect and protect against error, negligence, breach of contract, fraud, theft and other illegal activity and where necessary to meet our insurance requirements as permitted by, and to comply with, applicable legal or regulatory requirements or provisions.

Consent

In the course of your consulting our firm, it is inferred that you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information for the purposes set out above.

Withdrawal of consent

You may withdraw your consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information at any time, subject to legal and /or contractual restrictions and upon reasonable notice.

Privacy Online

Like most other commercial websites, this firm may monitor traffic patterns, site usage and related site information to optimize your visit to our website. Our website server will automatically collect IP address and view IP logs from time to time, for example, to maintain the security of our website. We do not link the IP addressed to other personal identifiable information.

Accuracy of Information

In order to provide clients and subscribers with a professional level of service and to maintain appropriate contact preferences, we ask that you update your personal information, contact information or preferences from time to time. Clients are encouraged to contact us to update their personal information in our client files.

Questions

If you have any questions, or wish to access your personal information, please contact us at
shari@elliottlawyers.com