In order to provide legal advice to our clients, we need to collect all of the relevant facts and information relating to our retainer and the representation of our clients. We may also need business and credit information to ensure that we are compensated for our services. To fulfill these purposes, we may need to collect a wide range of personal information from you.
We will collect personal information directly from the person to whom it relates unless it is impractical to do so and we need to collect the personal information from other sources. In all cases, we will collect only the personal information necessary to fulfill the purposes stated above.
The Act states that by voluntarily providing personal information an individual is consenting to that collection and the associated uses and disclosures provided it is reasonable. By retaining Stringam LLP for legal advice, we consider that an individual consents to our collection, use or disclosure of his or her personal information as necessary to properly advise and represent him or her.
When we collect, use or disclose personal information, we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate and complete.
At Stringam LLP we strive to protect not only our clients’ confidential information but also the personal information we have gathered throughout the course of our business. Therefore, we have made arrangements to secure against the unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification, disposal or destruction of personal and confidential information.
The Act allows an individual to submit a written request to us to provide him or her with:
However, an individual’s right to access his or her personal information is not absolute. The Act sets out circumstances under which we are not allowed to release personal information and circumstances under which we may choose not to release personal information. For example, an organization cannot be compelled to disclose personal information if doing so would affect a legal privilege.
Individuals can make written requests to us to correct any mistakes in their personal information that is in our custody or control. When we receive such a request, we will: