At Daksh Law Professional Corporation (“we”), we recognize the importance of your privacy. We are committed to use your personal information responsibly and only to the limited extent needed to serve you better.
We collect the following kinds of personal information:
1. For all our individual clients, we obtain their name, home address, home telephone number, personal cell phone number, and e-mail. We also acquire copy of their driver’s license, passport, health card, or other government identification that we need to identify and/or verify their identity under Part III (Client Identification and Verification) under By-Law 7.1 of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
2. When advising condominium corporations, from time to time we acquire the name, address, telephone and other personal information relating to unit owners within the condominium in connection with the matter.
3. In a real estate transaction, we obtain real estate broker information, banking details, transaction information in the agreement of purchase and sale and other financial information that relate to both the buyers and sellers.
4. During estate planning and administration, we obtain detailed information about our client’s bank accounts, social insurance numbers, financial standing and personal information about possible beneficiaries of their estate.
5. For our corporate clients, we acquire personal information about shareholders, directors, officers, employees, and suppliers of our corporate clients, including names, addresses, banking, financial information, e-mail addresses, and cell phone numbers.
6. During litigation, mediation or arbitration, in addition to collecting the above information about our client, we will routinely obtain names, addresses, financial and other personal information about the other parties to the dispute and use it to advance our client’s claim.
We can collect and store this information on paper, either on standard forms or on documents we generate in the ordinary course of our business, all of which are placed in paper file or in electronic form on our secure server. We can also collect information electronically (via the Internet, manually entered or scanned) and store this information on a secure server.
We collect, use and disclose personal information, in order to, amongst other things,:
(i) to provide legal services to our clients including advice and representation in the legal practice areas set out at www.dakshlaw.ca in accordance with the Law Society of Upper Canada’s requirements and the common law rules governing a solicitor’s duty of loyalty (or fiduciary duty) and duty of care;
(ii) to screen our clients and administer financial arrangements to them. This includes evaluating credit rating, avoiding conflicts of interest, preparing retainer agreements, issuing invoices, collecting and processing payments, maintaining records and enforcing our right to collect unpaid accounts;
(iii) to efficiently deliver services to our client, manage our operations and improve our service. This may include disclosure of personal information to outside printers, virtual legal assistants, financial institutions, virtual clerks, suppliers, landlords, legal suppliers, outside professionals and consultants; and
(iv) to detect and protect against error, negligence, breach of contract, fraud, theft and other illegal activity, and where necessary to meet our insurance requirements.
When collecting, using and disclosing personal information about you, we rely on your implied consent when you give us your personal information on request of your own free will. This is provided that we collect that information in the ordinary course of our business of providing legal advice and services.
When PIPEDA allows us to proceed without consent, or we imply your consent (as discussed above), we do not seek express consent. In all other cases, we will contact you (either by telephone, e-mail or in person), identify a new purpose for which we need your information and seek your express consent.