Your privacy is important to McLeod Legal Services. This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that McLeod Legal Services collects, and the ways in which McLeod Legal Services uses that personal information.
Personal information collection
McLeod Legal Services may collect and use the following kinds of personal information:
- information about your use of this website
- personal information, e-mail, phone number, and al of the information in our forms which you disclose regarding the service you inquire about
- information about transactions carried out over this website
Using personal information
McLeod Legal Services may use your personal information to:
- administer this website
- enable your access to and use of the website service
- supply to you services that you purchase
- send you statements and invoices
- collect payments from you
Where McLeod Legal Services discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement.
In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, McLeod Legal Services may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.
McLeod Legal Services is bound by the Law Society of Upper Canada, under The Paralegal Rules of Conduct – Rule 3, to a duty of confidentiality. The rule reads as follows:
3.03 (1) A paralegal shall, at all times, hold in strict confidence all information concerning the business and affairs of a client acquired in the course of their professional relationship and shall not disclose any such information unless expressly or impliedly authorized by the client or required by law to do so.
(2) The duty of confidentiality under subrule (1) continues indefinitely after the paralegal has ceased to act for the client, whether or not differences have arisen between them.
(3) The paralegal shall keep the client’s papers and other property out of sight, as well as out of reach, of those not entitled to see them.
Justified or Permitted Disclosure
(4) A paralegal shall disclose confidential information when required by law or by order of a tribunal of competent jurisdiction.
(5) If a paralegal believes upon reasonable grounds that there is an imminent risk to an identifiable person or group of death or serious bodily harm, including serious psychological harm that substantially interferes with health or well-being, the paralegal may disclose, pursuant to judicial order where practicable, confidential information if it is necessary to do so in order to prevent the death or harm.
(6) In order to defend against the allegations, a paralegal may disclose confidential information if it is alleged that the paralegal or his or her employees are, (a) guilty of a criminal offence involving a client’s affairs; (b) civilly liable with respect to a matter involving a client’s affairs; or (c) guilty of malpractice or misconduct.
(7) A paralegal may disclose confidential information in order to establish or collect his or her fees.
(8) A paralegal shall not disclose more information than is necessary when he or she discloses confidential information as required or permitted by subrules (4), (5), (6) and (7).
Securing your data
McLeod Legal Services will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Your information will store all the personal information you provide on its secure servers.
Information relating to electronic transactions entered into via this website will be protected by encryption technology.
Updating this statement
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