We are accountable for the personal information which we collect from our clients and have appointed Libby Gillman as our Privacy Officer to manage and monitor privacy issues. Libby can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
We collect personal information about you directly from you when you contact us by telephone, in writing or by email or when you complete the “Contact Us” portion of our website or when you subscribe to Gillman Professional Corporation publications. We also may collect personal information to the extent that your web browser provides personal identifying information.
In some instances, we may collect information about you from other sources, such as a government agency or registry, your financial institution or your employer if we have obtained your implied or express consent to do so or the law permits. Your consent will be implied where the collection, use and disclosure of personal information relates to the performance of legal services by us.
THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH WE COLLECT, USE AND DISCLOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
We use this information:
- to assess whether we can act for you, including to avoid conflicts of interest;
- to offer and provide legal information and services to you;
- to communicate with you regarding the services you request and to respond to your requests and inquiries;
- to issue and collect accounts;
- to provide you with materials on our services and developments in the law;
- to manage and administer our business;
- to fulfil our legal and professional obligations; and
- as permitted or required by law or for purposes for which you otherwise provide your consent.
We will use your personal information solely for the purpose for which you submitted the information. We do not rent, sell, or trade any of our mailing lists.
Withdrawing Your Consent
Subject to legal, regulatory and contractual requirements, you may withdraw your consent to receive our internal publications, marketing or other communications or to change/correct any of your personal information that we have collected by contacting Libby Gillman at email@example.com. Depending on the circumstances, however, you acknowledge that withdrawal of your consent may impact on our ability to provide you or continue to provide you with some services or information that may be of value to you. We are required to abide by your request, except for actions that we have already taken relying on your consent. We will act on your instructions as quickly as possible but there may be certain uses of your information that we may not be able to stop immediately.
You cannot refuse our collection, use and disclosure of information where such is required by law or by professional or industry regulators, including self-regulatory bodies.
LIMITING USE, DISCLOSURE AND RETENTION
Your personal information will not be used or disclosed for purposes other than that for which it was collected, except with your consent, or as required by law. We may keep and use information about you in our records for as long as it is needed for the purposes described in this Policy and as may be required by law.
For your convenience, we may provide links from our website to other websites. However, we are not responsible for, nor do we accept any liability for, the personal information collection, use and disclosure practices of other entities to which our website may link. You should consult the privacy policies of these other entities before providing any personal information on their websites.
We will ensure that your personal information is accurate, complete and up-to-date as is reasonable necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used. All information which you give us must, and you hereby represent and covenant that it will, at all relevant times, be true and complete. If any personal information changes or becomes inaccurate or out of date, you are required to and will advise us on a timely basis so that we can update our records.
We have appropriate security measures and safeguards in place to protect your personal information from theft, loss and unauthorized access, copying, modification, use disclosure and disposal. We require everyone who performs services for us to meet our privacy standards.
CLIENT ACCESS AND CORRECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
You have the right to:
- Request access to your personal information
- Request a correction to your personal information if you believe it is inaccurate or incorrect and provide satisfactory proof to correct it.
We use commercially-reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of personally identifiable information collected through this website and under our control. No security system is completely secure, however. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the complete security of your personally identifiable information.