In the course of our professional relationships with you we may have to use your information, including contact or payment details, technical details of your host servers or other data. We may use your information to render you services, to keep our clients records, to issue invoices for our services, or for other lawful purposes. We may disclose your information to third parties to collect fees or disbursements for our services rendered to you, to arrange for our archival file storage or insurance, to engage expert witnesses or other legal professionals on your behalf, or for other legitimate reason.
All information we request from you is mandatory unless we indicate otherwise. By hiring us, you agree to provide and maintain accurate and complete information, and to confirm to us upon request that your information is accurate. Please inform us if, during the course of the retainer, any of your information changes. While we obtain most of your information from you, we may also obtain it from other sources, such as governmental bodies or other public authorities, from your accountant or your other professional advisor.
Whenever we may have to collect, use or disclose your information, we respect your privacy. We have professional and ethical obligations to keep confidential the information we receive in the context of a lawyer-client relationship and we should comply with applicable statutory provisions when we collect, use or disclose your personal information to third parties. Personal information is information about an identifiable individual, but does not include the name, title, business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization.
Generally, we obtain your implied or express consent to our collection and use of your personal information. Thus, we usually assume that we have obtained your implied consent to our collection and use of your personal information when you retain us. On specific occasions, we may ask for your express consent (verbal or written). Unless permitted or required by applicable law or court order to do so, we do not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent. You may withdraw your consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information at all times, upon reasonable notice to us, unless law or agreement provides otherwise. However, your withdrawal of consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information may affect our ability to render you services. When we disclose your information to a third party service provider, we will use lawful means to ensure the third party service provider respects your privacy.
You are entitled to request access to your personal information and a report on how your personal information has been used and disclosed. However, your right to such access or report may be limited by applicable law. You are entitled to question the accuracy of your personal information kept in our records and to request that we amend it if needed.
In the course of our professional relationship, you may have to collect and to disclose to us personal information of a third party individual. To do so, you have to notify such individual and obtain his/ her consent regarding the purposes of collection of such personal information, the intended recipients of this personal information, whether information is mandatory for collection and disclosure or not, and the way such individual can request access, report and amendments of his/her personal information. By retaining us, you represent to us that you have obtained consent from any individual whose personal information you disclose to us.