This policy relates to our privacy practices in connection with our website, gaimmigrationlawyers.com (the “Site”). It does not describe information collection practices in relation to other websites, including those linked to or from the Site.
Your privacy is important to us, and our policy is simple. The Site (“gaimmigrationlawyers.com”) does not collect any personal information about you when you visit the Site unless you specifically choose to provide that information.
Since January 1, 2004, all organizations collecting, using or disclosing personal information in Canada in the course of commercial activities have been required to comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and any applicable “substantially similar” provincial legislation.
In addition, as licensed lawyers, we have professional and ethical obligations to keep confidential the information we receive in the context of a lawyer-client and agent-client relationship.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
Gaimmigrationlawyers.com does not collect any personal information about you other than that which you provide voluntarily. We retain information provided to us by you in connection with your application for membership or to donate funds to our organization. Information provided by you is used solely for the purpose for which it is intended. Such information is not shared with any third party for commercial purposes. As licensed lawyers, we are bound by the Rules of Professional Conduct of the Law Society of Upper Canada and we have professional and ethical obligations to keep confidential the information we receive within a lawyer/client relationship.
Collection and Use of Technical information
The server on which the Site is located collects and saves only the default information normally provided by web server software. Such information may include the originating IP address, the date and time of your visit, the web pages visited on our Site and documents downloaded from it. If enabled by your web browser, the Site will place “cookies” (simple text files) on your computer so that the Site can remember you on subsequent visits. You may disable the ability of your computer to receive “cookies”.
Gaimmigrationlawyers.com will make no attempt to identify individual visitors to the Site or associate the technical information referred to above with any individual.
This information is used only for statistical and administrative purposes and to assist the Association in making enhancements to the visitors’ experience with the Site.
Gaimmigrationlawyers.com may also receive information about you from social media platforms including but not limited to when you interact with us on those platforms or access our social media content. The information we may receive is governed by the privacy settings, policies, and/or procedures of the applicable social media platform, and we encourage you to review them.
Contacting us via email or through the online forms contained on this website does not create a client/lawyer relationship.
The information contained on this website does not constitute legal advice and is provided for informational purposes only. Legal advice is only provided within a consultation with us. If you choose to retain our services, you will be required to review and sign a retainer agreement prepared by us. Rules, regulations, policies and procedures are always changing as well as their interpretation based on court decisions and orders. As our website provides general information, you should seek legal advice from a professional with respect to all your specific legal matters.
Questions about this Policy
If you have any questions about this policy, please direct them to Guberman // Appleby Immigration Lawyers at 5 Church St.
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1M2. You can e-mail us at email@example.com or call 416-548-7100. Our privacy officer is Joel S. Guberman.