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Privacy Policy

Simplex Legal LLP

At Simplex Legal LLP, we are committed to maintaining the accuracy, security and privacy of Personal Information in accordance with applicable legislation. This Privacy Policy is our statement of principles and guidelines concerning the protection of your Personal Information.

Definitions

The words “us” and “we” refer to Simplex Legal LLP and/or its service providers and agents.  The words “you” refers to our clients, service providers and other individuals. “Personal Information” as used in this Policy refers to information about an identifiable individual as defined from time to time in applicable privacy legislation. Canadian privacy legislation defines “Personal Information” broadly as information about an identifiable individual or as information that allows an individual to be identified.  Generally speaking Personal Information does not include what is considered business contact information (your name, title or position, business address, telephone number, facsimile number or e-mail address).

Consent

BY SUBMITTING PERSONAL INFORMATION TO US, YOU AGREE THAT WE MAY COLLECT, USE AND DISCLOSE SUCH PERSONAL INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND AS PERMITTED OR REQUIRED BY LAW. Subject to legal and contractual requirements, you may refuse or withdraw your consent to certain of the identified purposes at any time by contacting our contact person (see below). You should know, however, that this may affect the services or information we can provide to you.  Also, if you provide us with personal information relating to another individual, you represent that you have all necessary authority and/or have obtained all necessary consents from such person to enable us to collect, use and disclose such personal information for the purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy.

What Personal Information do We Collect?

We may collect the following Personal Information: your name, home address, telephone number, personal e-mail address, billing and account information, information about a client’s legal issue and other information incidental to providing legal advice and services.

Why do We Collect Your Personal Information?

We collect, use and disclose Personal Information about our clients and service providers in order to provide our clients with legal services, but also for the following specific purposes:

  • to manage client relationships, provide legal advice, perform legal services, fulfill legal duties, and avoid conflicts of interest. This may include the sharing of Personal Information by and between our personnel (whether employees or working on a contractual basis) and affiliated companies and partnerships for such purposes;
  • to share Personal Information to and from third parties for the purpose of providing legal services. Such third parties may include opposing parties; parties in interest; opposing, foreign and other counsel and advisors; witnesses; decision-makers; and experts;
  • to consider whether we should establish a relationship with clients, suppliers and other third parties;
  • to establish and maintain commercial relationships with clients, suppliers and other third parties, including to issue invoices, administer accounts, collect and process payments, and to fulfill contractual obligations;
  • to understand and respond to client, supplier and other third party needs and preferences, including to contact and communicate with such parties and to conduct surveys, research and evaluations;
  • to develop, enhance, market, sell or otherwise provide our products and services;
  • to distribute informational e-mail communications, conference information and other material to individuals on our mail and e-mail lists, including via third party mailing houses and e-mail service providers;
  • to develop and manage our knowledge-management precedent systems and databases;
  • to develop and manage our business and operations;
  • to detect and protect us and other third parties against error, negligence, breach of contract, fraud, theft and other illegal activity, and to audit compliance with our policies and contractual obligations;
  • to engage in business transactions, including the purchase, sale, lease, merger, amalgamation or any other type of acquisition, disposal, securitization or financing involving us; and
  • as permitted by, and to comply with, any legal or regulatory requirements or provisions.

To Whom do We Disclose Your Personal Information?

From time to time, we may disclose your Personal Information to:

  • service providers, including an organization or individual retained by us to perform functions on our behalf, such as marketing, data processing, document management and office services;
  • an organization or individual retained by us to collect debts outstanding on an account;
  • a financial institution, on a confidential basis and solely in connection with the assignment of a right to receive payment, the provision of security or other financing arrangements;
  • a person who, in our reasonable judgment, is providing or seeking the information as your agent;
  • to our insurers and to regulatory agencies such as provincial law societies, insurers or others in connection with regulatory or other activities relating to our obligations and our practice of the profession of law; and
  • any third party or parties, where you consent to such disclosure or where disclosure is required or permitted by law.

Where Do We Store Your Personal Information?

Your Personal Information is stored in secured locations and on servers located either at our offices or at the offices of our service providers.

How May You Obtain Access to Your Personal Information?

Upon your written request, subject to certain exceptions, we will inform you of the existence, use and disclosure of your Personal Information and will give you access to that information. Access requests should be sent to Simplex’s contact person, using the information below.

How Do We Protect Your Personal Information?

To help protect the confidentiality of your Personal Information, we employ administrative and technological safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of your Personal Information.

Privacy and Our Website

Cookies – We may use a browser feature called a ‘cookie’ to collect information such as the type of Internet browser and operating system a visitor uses when accessing our website, the domain name of the website from which the visitor came, date and duration of the visit, number of visits, average time spent on our website, pages viewed and number of cookies accumulated. A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that identifies the visitor’s browser, but not necessarily the visitor, to our computers each time our website is visited. Unless a visitor specifically informs us (e.g. by registering for an event or sending us correspondence from the website), we will not know who the individual visitors are. In addition to the identified purposes described in our Privacy Policy, we may use this website information and share it with other organizations with whom we have a commercial relationship to measure the use of our website, to improve the functionality and content of the website and to facilitate usage by a visitor. Visitors can reset their browsers either to notify them when they have received a cookie or refuse to accept cookies. However, if a visitor refuses to accept cookies, he or she may not be able to use some of the features available on our website.

Links – Our website may contain links to other websites which are provided as a convenience only. You should be aware that other third party websites may have different privacy policies and practices, and we have no responsibility for such third party websites.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify or supplement this Privacy Policy at any time. If we make a change to this Privacy Policy, we will post such changes on our website.

Further Information

We have appointed Martine Boucher to manage our compliance with this Privacy Policy and applicable privacy laws. For information on our privacy practices, please contact Ms. Boucher atSimplex Legal LLP, #3300, Bow Valley Square II, 205 5th Avenue SW, Calgary T2P 2V7Phone: 888.568.4119 ext. 101

Email:  martine@simplexlegal.ca