Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Terms of Use

 

By accessing this website you are agreeing to be bound by the terms and conditions set out below. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions, please exit from this website and do not access any other pages. At any time, we may change this website, these terms and conditions, and the information contained herein, without prior notice. It is your responsibility to check these terms and conditions for changes and updates. Your continued use of this website will be deemed to be your unconditional acceptance of those changes.

 

No Legal Advice or Lawyer-Client Relationship

Ian Peddle Law provides the information on this website (including, without limitation, hypertext links and documents) for general information purposes only. It is neither intended as, nor should be considered, legal advice or opinions of any kind and may not be used for professional or commercial purposes. Neither the use of any such information, nor the transmission of materials or information to Ian Peddle by e-mail or otherwise, will establish any lawyer-client, contractual or other relationship between Ian Peddle and the user or sender. 

 

Communications not Confidential

Ian Peddle does not guarantee the security or confidentiality of any e-mail or other electronic communications sent to Ian Peddle personnel. If you are not an existing client of Ian Peddle, do not send Ian Peddle personnel your confidential or sensitive information until you have received his or her express request or consent to do so. You will be considered a client of Ian Peddle only after Ian Peddle has confirmed it is not conflicted to be retained by you and has otherwise consented to the retainer. 

 

Use of Website, Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

The information on this website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without any representations, warranties or conditions, whether express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including, without limitation, any representations, warranties or conditions as to quality, accuracy, completeness, currency, fitness for a particular purpose, uninterrupted access, error free operation, or the absence of computer viruses and other harmful components or corrupted data or information. 

 

Ian Peddle his agents or employees shall have no liability in connection with any loss, cost or damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, consequential, contingent, special, incidental, exemplary or punitive, related to or arising from this website, its non-availability, the information on it or the use thereof (including, without limitation, any defects, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in this site), including, without limitation, damages for harm to business, damages for loss of profit, business or revenues, programs or data, interruption of activities or any other pecuniary or economic loss, whether based on breach of contract, tort or delict (including negligence), infringement of intellectual property rights, strict liability, breach of warranty, failure of essential purpose, fundamental breach, breach of a fundamental term or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility thereof or reasonably foreseeable.

 

Links

This website may contain links to other sites. The provision of these links is for your convenience only, and does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation or approval of the other sites. Ian Peddle has no control over the availability or content of such sites, and any use of them is at your own risk. Ian Peddle shall have no liability related to or arising from such sites or the use thereof. 

 

Governing Law

These terms and conditions and the use of this website shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable in the Province of Ontario, and you irrevocably attorn to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Ontario. Anyone accessing this website from other jurisdictions assumes sole responsibility for compliance with local laws.

 

 

Privacy Policy

Ian Peddle is committed to the proper management of the personal information of clients and others, and of all visitors to our website (the Site) that we collect, use and disclose in the course of business.

In providing legal advice to clients, we have a professional obligation to maintain the confidentiality of information that we receive within a lawyer–client relationship. The practices set out in this privacy policy (the “Policy”) seek to balance the individual's right to the privacy of his or her personal information and Ian Peddle’s need to collect, use or disclose personal information for legitimate business purposes in Canada.

Controlling the collection, use and disclosure of personal information is an ongoing process. We will continue to review our personal information management practices and improve them as necessary to better protect the privacy of individuals.

 

What Is Personal Information?

Personal information means any information about or that can be used to identify you as an individual, including information in your résumé or about your employment, the matter about which you retained or contacted  us, your account with us and any other information that you choose to provide to us.

We follow 10 principles when collecting, using and disclosing your personal information

  1. We are accountable for personal information under our control.

  2. The purpose for collecting personal information is identified at or before the time it is collected.

  3. We obtain your consent before collecting, using or disclosing your personal information, except where otherwise permitted or required by law.

  4. We limit the personal information we collect to that which is necessary for us to conduct business.

  5. The personal information we collect is only used, disclosed or retained for its original intended purpose (unless you provide your consent to a different use or disclosure) and we retain it only as long as necessary for those purposes.

  6. We take care to ensure that the information we have is accurate.

  7. We safeguard your personal information through security measures.

  8. We are open with you about our policies and practices related to managing your personal information.

  9. Upon request, we provide you with access to your personal information, subject to any limitations imposed by law.

  10. We address your concerns. If you have questions or concerns regarding your privacy or this Policy please contact us as described below.

 

Your Consent

By providing us with your personal information, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of that information as described in this Policy.

We will not, as a condition of supplying a service, require you to consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information beyond that required to enable us to provide the services requested. The form of the consent that we will seek before collecting, using or disclosing personal information may vary depending upon the circumstances and the type of information, and includes express oral or written consent, implied consent and opt-out consent. We will consider the sensitivity of the information and the individual’s reasonable expectations in determining how consent must be given.

You may refuse to give personal information and may, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice, withdraw consent at any time to the continued use and disclosure of personal information previously collected. The period of reasonable notice will vary depending on the nature of the information and its purpose . We will inform you of the implications of refusing or withdrawing consent, which may have legal consequences or preclude us from providing legal or other services.

If you provide us with the personal information of another individual, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to do so, including where applicable that you have obtained the necessary consent of the other person for us to collect, use and/or disclose their personal information.

 

Collection of Personal Information

We will not collect personal information indiscriminately. We will limit the amount and the type of information we collect to that necessary to fulfill the purposes we have identified to you, or as otherwise permitted or required by law. We may also collect information about your business and business interests or your personal interests to better serve you and foster our relationship.

 

We collect and use personal information

  • to determine whether we can act for or against you, including to identify conflicts of interest; 

  • to offer and provide legal services to you and to communicate with you about our firm and our services;

  • to administer our client records and to bill for our services; 

  • to fulfill our legal and professional obligations; and 

  • as permitted or required by law or for purposes for which you otherwise provide your consent.

 

When possible, we will collect personal information from you directly. However, to provide legal services to clients or for legal, administrative, marketing or management purposes, we may also collect personal information through outside sources such as credit bureaus, government agencies or institutions, employment and other references, employers and service providers.

 

Use of Personal Information

We use personal information only as described in this Policy or as otherwise disclosed to your or permitted or required by law. Before your personal information is used or disclosed for a new purpose, we will ask for your consent unless use or disclosure without your consent in the circumstances is otherwise permitted or required by law.

We generally uses personal information about clients for the provision of legal advice, including obtaining and carrying out client instructions, reporting and communicating with clients, billing and accounting, and protecting against fraud, illegal activities or error. We may also use your personal information to maintain our knowledge management system, to manage our business, and to engage in business transactions involving Ian Peddle Law

 

Disclosure of Personal Information

We disclose personal information only as described in this Policy, with your consent, or as otherwise permitted or required by law.. We may disclose personal information 

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  • to third parties when it is necessary to do so to provide legal services to you – for example, when we engage an expert or consultant on your behalf in a matter or when we retain another law firm or agent to act or assist us on your behalf; 

  • to third parties to assist us in evaluating your creditworthiness or to collect debts outstanding on an account; 

  • to anyone who we reasonably believe is your agent;

  • to our insurers and to regulatory agencies in connection with regulatory or other activities relating to the obligations of the firm and its professional responsibilities in relation to the practice of law; and 

  • to third party or parties, where you consent or where such disclosure is required or permitted by law.​

Your personal information may be processed, accessed and/or stored in Canada or another jurisdiction, and will be subject to the laws of that jurisdiction. 

 

Retention of Personal Information

Our firm will retain information, including personal information, for as long as it is needed for the purposes for which it was collected.

 

Protection of Personal Information

We use the standard safeguards of the legal profession to protect the security of personal information in our possession, including physical, organizational and technological measures.

 

Your Access to Your Personal Information

You can ask to view your personal information by writing to us. You can request that corrections be made where you can show that the information we possess is inaccurate. Please note that under certain circumstances, you may not be permitted access; for example, where the disclosure of your records would cause security, legal or confidentiality concerns.

 

Changes to This Policy

We may amend this Policy at any time. We will post the Policy as amended on our website and will take reasonable steps to inform you of any amendments.