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The viewing of the Aird & Berlis LLP website, in whole or in part, and the communication with a lawyer at Aird & Berlis LLP by way of Internet email or via the website does not constitute solicitor-client privilege between Aird & Berlis LLP and any recipients.
Aird & Berlis LLP cannot be responsible for the content of other sites. We expressly disclaim all liability with respect to actions taken or actions not taken based on content received from a third party website linked, directly or indirectly, to that of Aird & Berlis LLP. The link to another site is not to be construed in any way as an endorsement of the host, the site or the information contained therein, nor is such link to be inferred as an association or affiliation with the host.
Please note that any communications or transmission of information to A&B or to any member of our firm for marketing purposes or to request information about A&B, through the use of our Website or otherwise, is not intended to create, and receipt of which will not constitute, a solicitor-client relationship.
Unless permitted or required by law, no Personal Information is collected about an individual, without first obtaining the consent of the individual to the collection, use and dissemination of that Personal Information. Consent can be express or implied depending on the context and nature of the Personal Information at issue. When A&B acts as agents and service providers for third parties, A&B will rely on the consents obtained by such third parties to disclose information to us.
The type of information that may be collected includes but is not limited to your name and home contact information, billing and account information, information relevant to a client’s legal matters and other information incidental to the provision of legal advice and services by A&B. Examples of this type of information include Personal Information about directors, officers and employees of a client or other party, witnesses, beneficiaries, family members, adverse parties or parties-in-interest, information about shareholders, security-holders, investors, potential investors, buyers or sellers, business partners, competitors, target entities and their representatives, individuals, clients, pension plan members and other individuals, as well as copies of personal identification which may provide or confirm this Personal Information. We collect this information through retainers, ongoing legal relationships, general correspondence, faxes, emails, electronic messages, and telephone inquiries, or through the “contact us” link on our Website.
A&B does not sell, loan, trade, barter or exchange or otherwise disclose any Personal Information it has obtained to anyone outside of A&B, unless the disclosure is necessary to provide the services for which we have been retained or as agreed to you in advance of the disclosure, including but not limited to A&B’s disclosure to its Agents.
A&B collects, uses and discloses your Personal Information for the following purposes:
For employees, officers, directors and partners of A&B, you also understand that we may use in connection with, and disclose your personal information to third parties connected with, the proposed or actual financing, insuring, sale, securitization, assignment or other disposal of all or part of our business or assets (including Accounts) for the purposes of evaluating and/or performing the proposed transaction. These purposes may include, as examples, permitting such parties to determine whether to proceed or continue with the transaction, fulfilling any reporting or audit requirements to such parties, and/or disclosing personal information as part of concluding a sale or transfer of assets. Disclosure in this manner will only occur if the parties have entered into an agreement under which the collection, use and disclosure of the information is restricted to those purposes that relate to the business transaction contemplated, including a determination whether or not to proceed with the business transaction, and is to be used by the parties to carry out and complete the business transaction. Also, the Personal Information disclosed in this instance will be, to the extent practicable, anonymized or aggregated.
The amount of time we will retain Personal Information varies, depending on the services we have provided to you and the nature of the Personal Information we hold. This period typically extends past your immediate relationship with A&B, but will be only as long as is necessary for us to maintain sufficient information to respond to any issues that arise at a later date and as required by law. Once the Personal Information is no longer needed, we will utilize the procedures we have in place to safely destroy, delete, erase or otherwise dispose of the information or to convert it into aggregated non-identifying form.
A&B is committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. We therefore use industry standard technology and security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the Personal Information to protect it from loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. These safeguards include physical measures, such as restricted access to offices and equipment using biometric based pass card technology and daily shredding of documents, organizational measures, such as security clearances and publishing this policy to all of A&B’s members and personnel with the strict instructions to act in accordance with its principles and technological measures, such as the use of encryption, firewalls, digitally locked files and of course password protections.
If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us, whether personally, through our Website or otherwise, is no longer secure (e.g., you suspect that the security of your personal information has been compromised), we ask that you immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us using the contact information provided below.
The Website may, from time to time, contain links to external third party websites (“Third Party Websites”). A&B is not responsible for the content, security, privacy practices of the Third Party Websites, nor any external links contained in the Third Party Websites.
A&B endeavors to ensure that any Personal Information provided to us and in our position is as accurate, current and complete as necessary for the purposes for which A&B uses that information. Upon request, you may review the Personal Information we have collected and where appropriate you may request that we update it or correct any errors, at the email address provided below. A&B will endeavour to respond to and comply with your request for updating or correction as soon as reasonably possible.
K. Paige BackmanAird & Berlis LLPBrookfield Place, 181 Bay StreetSuite 1800, Box 754Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T9T 416.863.1500F 416.863.1515