Website Privacy Statement
What is Personal Information?
According to Canadian privacy legislation, “Personal Information” is information about an identifiable individual or information that allows an individual to be identified. It includes, but is not limited to: a person’s name, home address, telephone number, personal e-mail address(es), billing and account information, financial institution, employment information, medical information and information about a client’s legal issue(s).
Collection of Personal Information
You may visit our Website without providing any of your personal information to us. At this time, the only personal information that we collect through our Website is personal information that you voluntarily provide to us through the “Contact Us” portion of the Website, when you choose to send an e-mail to us at Haynes Law
We may automatically collect generally anonymous information related to your use of our Website, such as the date and time you visit the Website and the pages you visit on the Website. Our server may also automatically collect information about the type of browser you use and the name of your Internet Service Provider.
Use of Personal Information
Any Personal Information you provide to us when you send us an email is only used solely to identify who you are and to respond to the purpose for which you submitted the message.
In order to protect their own interests, individuals or organization should not send confidential information to Haynes Law until they have had a direct discussion with a professional at the firm about retaining Haynes Law to provide legal services.
Haynes Law may disclose Personal Information to organizations that perform services on behalf of the firm. Personal Information will only be provided to such organizations if they agree to use such information solely for the purposes of providing services to Haynes Law and under the instruction of Haynes Law. Further, they must agree to act in a manner consistent with the relevant principles articulated in this policy.
Please note that there are circumstances where the use and/or disclosure of Personal Information may be justified or permitted or where our firm is obliged to disclose information without consent. Such circumstances include:
- Where Haynes Law is required by law or by order or by requirement of a court, administrative agency or other governmental tribunal to disclose certain information;
- Where Haynes Law believes, upon reasonable grounds, that disclosure is necessary to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of an identifiable person or group;
- Where disclosure is necessary to establish or collect money owing to Haynes Law;
- Where disclosure is necessary to permit Haynes Law to pursue available remedies or limit any damages that Haynes Law may sustain; or
- Where the information is public.
Where obliged or permitted to disclose information without consent, Haynes Law will not disclose more information than is required.
Haynes Law’s keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Haynes Law in order to determine what Haynes Law services are most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Haynes Law to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Third Party Links
The Website may include links to third party websites. These linked sites have separate and independent privacy policies which we recommend you read carefully. We have no control over such sites and, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the manner in which the organizations that operate such linked sites may collect, use, disclose, or otherwise treat your personal information.
Security of Personal Information
Haynes Law endeavours to maintain adequate physical, procedural, and technical security with respect to its office and information storage facility so as to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, or modification of Personal Information. It is sometimes necessary to transport Personal Information to other location, such as Courts, Tribunals or meetings. We are careful to keep your Personal Information secure if and when it must leave our storage facility.
In terms of communicating Personal Information to Haynes Law, you should be aware that there is no method of transmitting or storing data that is completely secure. Mail, telephone calls, faxes, and transmissions over the Internet are all susceptible to possible loss, misrouting, interception, and misuse of information being communicated or transmitted. As a result, Haynes Law does not represent, warrant, or guarantee that Personal Information will be protected against loss, misuse, or alteration and does not accept any liability for Personal Information submitted by you, nor for your or third parties’ use or misuse of Personal Information.
No Legal Advice
The material and information available on this Website is intended for educational and informational purpose only and does not constitute legal or other advice. Use of this Website does not replace consultations with a qualified legal professional and, as such, you should not reply upon the information provided herein as advice.
In addition, the information made available on this Website changes rapidly and, therefore, some of said information may be out of date. You agree to bear all risk associated with the use of, or reliance on, any such information.
Lawyer-Client Relationship Not Created
Your use of or access to this Website does not create a lawyer-client relationship. Your use of this Website may facilitate access to or communications with one or more lawyers at Haynes Law by way of e-mail transmissions or otherwise via this Website. Receipt of any such communications or transmissions by any lawyer or other member of Haynes Law does not create a lawyer-client relationship.