Your Privacy Rights
All businesses in Canada engaged in commercial activities must comply 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. These obligations extend to lawyers and law firms, including Hooey Remus LLP. The Act gives you rights concerning the privacy of your personal information.
Hooey Remus is responsible for the personal information we collect and hold. To ensure this accountability, we have developed this policy, and trained our lawyers and support staff about our policies and practices.
Why Does Hooey Remus Need Personal Information?
Hooey Remus provides legal services and products to a wide range of clients. In doing so, we produces direct marketing materials concerning our services and developments in the law.
What personal information do we collect?
Personal information is any information that identifies you, or by which your identity could be deduced. If we did not collect and use your personal information we could not provide you with legal services.
How do we collect your personal information?
We collect information only by lawful and fair means and not in an unreasonably intrusive way. Wherever possible we collect your personal information directly from you, at the start of a retainer and in the course of our representation.
Sometimes we may obtain information about you from other sources: for example,
In most cases, we shall ask you to specifically consent, if we collect, use, or disclose your personal information. Normally, we ask for your consent in writing, but in some circumstances, we may accept your oral consent. Sometimes, your consent may be implied through your conduct with us.
Use of Your Information
We use your personal information to provide legal advice and services to you, to administer our client time and billing databases, to collect any amounts owing from you to Hooey Remus and to include you in any mailings of information about our legal services. If you tell us that you no longer wish to receive information about our services, or about new developments in the law, we will not send any further material. Hooey Remus does not disclose your personal information to any third party to enable them to market their products and services. For example, we do not provide our client mailing lists to other law firms.
Disclosure of your Personal Information
Under certain circumstances, Hooey Remus will disclose your personal information:
Updating Your Information
Since we use your personal information to provide legal services to you, it is important that the information be accurate and up-to-date.
If during the course of the retainer, any of your information changes, please inform us so that we can make any necessary changes.
Is My Personal Information Secure?
Hooey Remus takes all reasonable precautions to ensure that your personal information is kept safe from loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. Among the steps taken to protect your information are:
Access to Your Personal Information
You may ask for access to any personal information we hold about you.
Summary information is available on request. More detailed requests which require archive or other retrieval costs may be subject to our normal professional and disbursement fees.
If Hooey Remus holds information about you and you can establish that it is not accurate, complete and up-to-date, Hooey Remus will take reasonable steps to correct it.
Can I be Denied Access to My Personal Information?
Your rights to access your personal information are not absolute.
We may deny access when:
If we deny your request for access to, or refuse a request to correct information, we shall explain why.
Hooey Remus does not use your Social Insurance Number as a way of identifying or organizing the information we hold about you.
Can I request anonymity?
Whenever it is legal and practicable, we may offer the opportunity to deal with general inquiries without providing your name (for example, by accessing general information on our website). The Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act requires us to confirm the identity of all new clients. It may also require us disclose information to FINTRAC in relation to certain large cash transactions.
To help us make credit decisions about clients, prevent fraud, check the identity of new clients and prevent money-laundering, we may on occasion, request information about you from the files of consumer reporting agencies.
Communicating with Us
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.
Requests for Access
If you have any questions, or wish to access your personal information, please write to our Privacy Contact:Gregory R. Mallough 330 Bay Street, Suite 210 Toronto, Ontario M5H 2S8 416.362.6265.
If you are not satisfied with our response, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada can be reached at112 Kent Street, Ottawa Ontario K1A 1H3 1.800.282.1376.
If you apply to Hooey Remus for a position as a lawyer or for a staff position, we need to consider your personal information, as part of our review process. We normally destroy applications from candidates, together with transcripts and other enclosures, immediately after our review if we do not make an offer or after an offer from us has been rejected by the candidate. We retain a record of the candidate 's name, address, email address, if any, and the date of our response for our records. If we make an offer of a position which is accepted, the information will be retained in accordance with our privacy procedures for employee records
Applications for Articling Positions
We normally destroy applications for articling positions, together with transcripts and other enclosures, immediately after our review if we do not make an offer or after an offer from us has been rejected by the applicant. We retain a record of the applicant's name, address, email address, if any, and the date of our response for our records. If we make an offer of an articling position which is accepted, the information will be retained in accordance with our privacy procedures for employee records.
On our website, like most other commercial websites, we may monitor traffic patterns, site usage and related site information in order to optimize our web service. We may provide aggregated information to third parties, but these statistics do not include any identifiable personal information.
Electronic transmissions of private Internet and e-mail signals may be intercepted by unscrupulous third parties. Even for persons with whom we have a solicitor-client relationship, Hooey Remus cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any data transmission to or from our website or any e-mail transmission to or from our firm. Once we receive information from clients, we make all reasonable efforts to ensure its confidentiality on our systems and in our files.
If you do respond to our webmaster using the link at the bottom of each page, we will be free to use such information to improve our site or our services to our clients. We do not treat any communication or email to our webmaster as confidential.
We will treat any communication to or from third parties by data transmission to or from our website or e-mail transmission on client business as confidential. Otherwise, we do not treat any such communication to or from persons who are not clients as confidential.
In preparation of a power of attorney for personal care on-line, we ask you to voluntarily provide information about yourself. We have provided a link to this Privacy Statement on that page, as well as on the bottom of every page on this website.
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