Protecting Your Privacy
The Information We Collect and How We Use It
The kinds of personal information we collect and use in relation to clients and potential clients will depend upon the information and services requested. However, subject to applicable law, it may include:
We use this information:
If you do not wish to receive further materials about our services and legal developments or if you do not wish to receive further invitations to seminars and functions, you may unsubscribe or ask us not to contact you for these purposes.
If you apply for a position at ZVK, we will collect the personal information contained in, and generated in relation to, your application package, in order to evaluate your application and assess whether to offer you a position at ZVK. For candidates who are not offered or do not accept a position, we normally retain this information for a reasonable period in the event that an appropriate position becomes available or that you reapply to ZVK. If you accept a position at ZVK, the information will be retained in accordance with our privacy procedures applicable to the personal information of ZVK Members.
ZVK may collect information about third-party agents, vendors, suppliers, expert witnesses, and foreign associates (each, a "Service Provider") who provide goods, services, and information to ZVK. This information may include name and contact information as well as any information (such as banking information) that we need to pay you for your services and other relevant information, such as experience and qualifications of Service Providers. We use this information in order to assess suitability for particular assignments, to contact you, where necessary, in relation to the goods, services and information you are providing to ZVK, and to pay you for your services. We may also use this information to provide you with material regarding our services or developments in the law or to invite you to ZVK seminars and functions. If you do not wish to receive further materials about our services and legal developments or if you do not wish to receive further invitations to seminars and functions, you may unsubscribe or ask us not to contact you for these purposes.
How We Collect Information About You
We typically collect personal information directly from you or through our interaction with you. However, sometimes we may obtain personal information about you from other sources.
In relation to clients, in addition to personal information that you provide, we may collect personal information from:
where these parties have information relevant to the matter in which we are acting for you.
In relation to potential ZVK Members, in addition to personal information that you provide, we may collect personal information from:
How We Disclose and Share Your Information
We may disclose the personal information we collect about clients or other individuals we deal with to third parties, including:
The only personal information that we collect about you when you use our website is what you tell us about yourself, for example, by completing an online form when you request receipt of a ZVK publication, or information you provide to us through the "Contact Us" section or "Let's Get Started" section or when you send us an email. As most websites do, we track usage patterns on our website on an anonymous basis. Your identity cannot reasonably be ascertained from this information. Each time you visit our website, our server records your Internet service provider, the date and time of your visit, the pages you visit and the documents downloaded, the searches you performed, and the referring URLs you came from. We use this non-personal information to optimize our website service. For your convenience, we may offer links from our website to other websites. However, ZVK is not responsible for, nor do we accept any liability for, the personal information collection, use, and disclosure practices of other entities to which our website may link. You should consult the privacy policies of these other entities before providing any personal information on their websites.
ZVK has implemented reasonable physical, organizational, and technological security measures to safeguard the personal information in our custody or control. These include safeguards to protect personal information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification. Authorized ZVK Members, agents, and mandatories have access to your personal information. You can generally visit the ZVK website without providing any personal information. However, given that electronically submitted data is not one hundred percent (100%) secure, we make no warranties as to the security of any such personal information that you submit, which you do at your own risk.
Access, Correction, Inquiries, and Complaints
We maintain a file of your personal information for the above-mentioned purposes. If you wish to request access to, or correction of, your personal information in custody or control of ZVK, please make your request in writing to us at the address above. We may need to verify your identity before searching for or providing you with personal information. In some circumstances, we may not provide access to your personal information, for example, if it contains the personal information of other persons, if it constitutes confidential commercial information, if it is protected by solicitor-client privilege, in accordance with the Ontario Solicitors Act and the Law Society Rules of Professional Conduct, or if it is otherwise not properly the subject of an access request. Since we predominantly use personal information to provide legal services, it is important that the information be accurate and up to date. Please inform us as soon as possible of any changes to your personal information. If you have any questions, requests or complaints about our personal information practices, please contact us at Zemel van Kampen LLP, 401 Bay Street, Suite 1600, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2Y4, Canada or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone at (416) 646-1946.
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