This Privacy Notice was last updated on April 15, 2019.
This Privacy Notice was last updated on April 15, 2019.
RH Law Professional Corporation operating as B&I Legal Counsel (“B&I,” “we“, “our“, and “us“) operates a number of websites including the following websites: www.bilawyers.ca and legalbriefings.ca (collectively, the “Sites“).
We are committed to protecting the personal information we collect, use and disclose from our clients, partners and other stakeholders in the course of our practice of law and the conduct of our online business practices. Our commitment is consistent with our professional obligations and all applicable regulatory requirements, including applicable privacy legislation.
Personal information is information that identifies you or could be combined by us or our service providers and affiliates with other information to identify you. This information includes your personal e-mail address, your home address, your home telephone number, your personal cell phone number, your image, and may include your age, your income and other similar information when associated with you.
Personal information may also be information containing details as to whether you have opened our promotional e-mails or how you have used our website, if we can associate that personal information with you. If you are a business customer or prospective business customer, personal information does not include your title, business address and business telephone number when we use that information to contact you in your business capacity.
We collect personal information from you when you create an account, make a purchase, enter contests or promotions, communicate with us using our web forms to make a request or ask a question, take a survey or otherwise submit personal information to us with your communication. By way of example, we will request credit card and other identifying information to process a credit card transaction when you purchase a product or services through our website.
We will also collect personal information when we provide legal advice and services. Examples of the types of personal information we may collect include personal information about directors, officers and employees of a client or other party, witnesses, beneficiaries, family members, adverse parties or parties-in-interest, and information about shareholders, security-holders, investors, potential investors or buyers, business partners, targets, competitors or customers of clients, individuals, clients, pension plan members, or other parties who are individuals.
We may also collect information about your online interactions when you visit our Sites, communicate with us and through online advertising. We may collect this information to (i) tailor content that we may send or show you, (ii) to authenticate you, enable access to information, and otherwise administer the Sites, and (iii) for analytical purposes to better understand digital interactions with our firm.
We also receive personal information about you from other sources. For example, when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers), email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information.”
We will receive information from shipping companies regarding whether the product we shipped was delivered or was undeliverable. We may also acquire information about you from other promotional or marketing companies with whom you shared your information and whom you have allowed to provide information to us.
When you visit our Sites, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. We also collect information about the individual web pages or products you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”
We collect Device Information using the following technologies:
We use collected Personal Information to provide products and services and to manage our business and legal operations. Some examples of these uses include the following:
We use the Device Information we collect to
We are subject to professional and ethical obligations and we do not disclose personal information subject to solicitor-client privilege unless the privilege is lawfully waived or we are required by law to do so.
We obtain the electronic or oral consent of individuals who subscribe to our publications program or who indicate an interest to members of the firm in receiving such materials. We provide an opt-out opportunity to individuals from our publications, seminar and other events on an ongoing basis
We may however share your personal information not subject to solicitor client privilege with our service providers that help us with our business operations. For example, we share information with service providers or affiliates who provide us with marketing and promotional services. We require our service providers and affiliates to keep your personal information secure. In addition, our service providers may not use or disclose personal information for any purpose other than providing the services on our behalf unless we or they have obtained your consent.
We may also disclose your personal information if it is necessary for us to collect a debt from you or where we have reason to believe that it is relevant to the investigation or decision to investigate a breach of the laws of Canada, a province or territory of Canada, or a foreign jurisdiction, and we are legally permitted to do so.
We will disclose personal information without your knowledge or consent if we receive an order, subpoena, warrant or other legal requirement issued by a court, tribunal, regulator or other persons with jurisdiction to compel disclosure of your personal information.
We share Personal Information not subject to solicitor-client privilege with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site–you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Our Sites are customized based on the Personal Information collected while you visit our Sites. For example, we collect information about what site referred you to our website, your browser type, operating system type and version, language, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. We also collect information about how you browse through our website, including logging the pages you visit and the amount of time you spend on certain pages. We use this information for a number of technical purposes to ensure that our pages load correctly in your browser, as well as to personalize our offers to you. We also use this information to improve our website.
We also use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you.
We take administrative, technical and physical measures to safeguard your personal information against unauthorized access, unauthorized disclosure, theft and misuse. This includes limiting access of employees to, and the use of, your personal information through the use of passwords and graduated levels of clearance. We do not publish all of our security measures online because this may reduce their effectiveness. We take physical precautions to ensure the computer servers on which your personal information is stored and archived are secure and that access to such servers is protected. We educate our employees with respect to their obligations to protect your personal information.
Although we take precautions against possible breaches of our security systems, no company can fully eliminate the risks of unauthorized access to your personal information and no website is completely secure. We cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss or breaches of our security systems will never occur. Accordingly, you should not transmit personal information to us using our website if you consider that information to be sensitive.
Your personal information may be used or stored by us or our service providers outside of Canada. We require that our service providers and affiliates safeguard your personal information. However, if your personal information is used or stored outside of Canada, it will also be subject to the laws of the country in which it is used or stored.
When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.
For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at the following address below:
B&I Legal Counsel
600-3250 Bloor St. W.
Toronto, ON, M8X 2X9
c/o Privacy Officer