Personal Information at Nikolov Law PC
Nikolov Law PC provides legal services to a wide range of clients. In doing so, we may collect and use personal information.
Collecting Personal Information
We collect personal information fairly and in accordance with the law. Generally, we collect your personal information directly from you. Such collection may be done at the start of our relationship or during the course of our retainer.
In most cases, if we collect, use, or disclose your personal information with any other party, we will obtain your consent. Sometimes your consent may be implied through your conduct with us or the nature of our retainer. Should you withdraw your consent for us to collect, use or disclose your personal information, it may impact on our ability to serve you.
Our website reserves the right to contain links to other sites, which are not governed by this policy.
On our website, like most other commercial websites, we may monitor traffic patterns, site usage and related site information in order to optimize our web service provided to you. We may provide aggregated information to third parties, but these statistics do not include any identifiable personal information.
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Use of Personal Information
We use your personal information to provide legal advice and services to you, to administer our client databases, to build and to maintain our expertise and knowledge.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Nikolov Law PC does not voluntarily disclose your personal information to third parties to enable them to market their products and services.
There are certain circumstances we may disclose your personal information:
1. when you have consented to disclosure;
2. when we are required or authorized by law to do so (if a court issues a warrant or a subpoena);
3. when necessary in order to collect fees or disbursements;
4. when necessary if we are engaging third parties for administrative services (computer back-up services, file storage, or insurance);
5. to comply with the requirements of the LSO, the regulatory body that governs our practice of law in Ontario;
6. when legal services require us to give your information to third parties;
7. if we engage expert witnesses; or
8. if we retain another law firm on your behalf.
Securing Personal Information
Nikolov Law PC takes precautions to ensure that your personal information is kept safe from loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. Among the steps we take to protect your personal information are offering a secure premises, our professional obligations and responsibilities to the LSO, technological safeguards and security software to prevent unauthorized computer access and training our staff.
You should be aware that e-mail is not an entirely secure medium, and you should be aware of this when contacting us to send personal or confidential information.
Accessing Personal Information
You may ask for access to personal information we hold about you. Your rights to access your personal information are not absolute. If we deny your request for access to, or refuse a request to correct personal information, we will provide a reason or reasons for doing so.
Requests for Personal Information
If you have any questions, or wish to access your personal information, please contact the lawyer with whom you normally deal or write to our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.