The Personal Information Protection Act (“the Act”) regulates the way Alberta’s private sector organizations collect, use and disclose personal information. “Personal information” is defined as information about an identifiable individual.
We also acknowledge our professional and ethical obligations with respect to solicitor-client privilege and pursuant to our professional Code of Conduct to keep our clients’ information confidential.
Ackroyd LLP fully understands the value of personal privacy and understands that personal information disclosed to us during the course of our legal practice can be highly sensitive. This policy has been developed with these obligations in mind.
Collecting, Using, and Disclosing Personal Information
To provide legal advice to our clients, we require all relevant facts and information relating to our retainer and to the representation of our clients, including personal information about the client and other individuals.
Whenever possible, we gather this information directly from the person to whom the information pertains, but we will collect personal information from other sources if necessary, such as government offices or agencies. By retaining Ackroyd LLP for legal advice or representation, you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as required in order to properly advise and represent you.
We acknowledge our professional and legal obligations to protect our clients’ confidential information and the personal information we gather about our clients and other individuals during the course of our practice. The Rules of the Law Society of Alberta include rules with respect to protecting client information. Ackroyd LLP complies with these rules and has taken precautions against any unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification, disposal or destruction of personal information.
While we do not have the same professional obligations towards a person who is not our client, we nonetheless recognize our obligations with respect to collecting, using and disclosing your personal information in accordance with the Act.
We do not share, sell or otherwise disclose your personal information, including email addresses and phone numbers. Any personal information that we collect from you is used for the sole purpose for which it was collected, unless otherwise required by law.
Ackroyd LLP operates a website and we recognize that this website will be used by a wide variety of persons, including our clients. Visitors to our website acknowledge that our website is a public medium and so no guarantee of privacy can be given to our website’s users. Any use of or visit to our website is done so voluntarily by the user.
Any personal information that we collect from our website users through our contact forms or otherwise is considered to have been given voluntarily and will only be used for the purpose of contacting you to discuss your request further.
This website has also implemented Google’s Demographics & Interest Reports feature. The information collected through this feature is used to better understand our users and enhance your overall experience using our website.
Website users may wish to disable cookies on your computer through your browser settings. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics using Google’s opt-out tool or by visiting Google Analytics for more information.
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