What personal information is collected by bvlaw.ca and how will it be used?
User-supplied information: If you fill out the our “Consultation Booking Form”, which we manage through Google Forms, we will ask you to provide some personal information (such as e-mail address, name, phone number and which city you live in). We only require that you provide an e-mail address on the contact form. Please do not submit any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information (e.g. Social Security Number; date of birth; drivers license number; or credit card, bank account or other financial information) (collectively, “Sensitive Information”). If you submit any Sensitive Information, you do so at your own risk and we will not be liable to you or responsible for consequences of your submission.
Information that you provide to us through our Consultation Booking Form will be used so that we may respond to your inquiry. We may also use information you provide to us to communicate with you in the future. If you do not wish to receive such communications, you may opt out (unsubscribe) as described below.
Web server logs: When you visit our website, we may track information about your visit and store that information in web server logs, which are records of the activities on our sites. The servers automatically capture and save the information electronically. Examples of the information we may collect include, your unique Internet protocol address, your Internet service provider, the town/city, province and country from which you access our website, the kind of browser or computer you use, the number of links you click within the site, the date and time of your visit, the web page from which you arrived to our site, the pages you viewed on the site, and certain searches/queries that you conducted via our website(s).
The information we collect in web server logs helps us administer the site, analyze its usage, protect the website and its content from inappropriate use and improve the user’s experience.
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How will bvlaw.ca protect my personal information?
We take appropriate security measures to help protect your personal information from accidental loss and unauthorized access, use or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will always be unable to defeat our security measures.
Who can have access to collected personal information?
We will not sell, rent, or lease mailing lists or other user data to others, and we will not make your personal information available to any unaffiliated parties, except as follows: to legal services providers we hire in relation to work that needs to be performed on your matter; if we are unable to assist with your matter, but know an unaffiliated attorney or firm that may be able to help you, we may refer you and share information you provided us with that party; and as required by law, in a matter of public safety or policy, or if we believe in good faith that sharing the data is necessary to protect our rights or property.
Can I change or delete my personal information or opt out of future communications? How?
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. Contact us via the phone number, contact form or mailing address on our website at any time to see what data we have about you, if any, change/correct any data we have about you, ask us to delete any data we have about you (other than data we are required to keep by law or pursuant to the Law Society of British Columbia’s rules, policies or best practices); or opt out of future communications from us.
Effective January 1, 2022.