Burk Law manages personal information in accordance with all applicable legislation.
Consent to Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
Use of Personal Information
Burk Law uses the personal information it collects for the following purposes:
Performing conflict checks;
Providing legal services;
Issuing invoices; and
Maintaining our database of clients and other contacts.
Some additional situations where Burk Law may collect and use your personal information are set out below:
1. Electronic Communications
Burk Law may obtain your consent to send you electronic communications about our services, news, or events. Burk Law obtains consent for electronic communications at the time of collecting your personal information for such purposes.
You can opt-out of receiving promotional electronic communications from us at any time by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “UNSUBSCRIBE” or clicking on the “UNSUBSCRIBE” button at the bottom of any such electronic communication.
2. Social Media
Burk Law uses accounts on social media platforms including Facebook and LinkedIn and others to promote its services.
Your privacy and the retention of information on social media platforms are governed by the privacy policies of the specific social media platforms. Burk Law accepts no responsibility or liability for the manner in which the organizations that operate social media platforms collect, use, disclose, secure and otherwise treat your personal information.
If you disclose personal information in a public forum, your information may be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other parties. Burk Law has no control over this disclosure or use of your personal information and is not responsible for it.
3. Cookies and Usage Information
Disclosure of Personal Information
Under certain circumstances, Burk Law may disclose your personal information to third parties, such as when required or authorized by law to do so; when you have consented to the disclosure; or if the information is publicly available.
For all or part of the above purposes, we may require services from third parties. In such instances, we may disclose to these third parties, on a confidential basis, limited personal information that is necessary for them to perform their specific functions with no right of using such disclosed information for any other purpose.
Burk Law will not trade, rent or sell any personal information without consent.
Protection of Personal Information
Burk Law maintains personal information in paper and/or electronic files and uses reasonable physical, technological, and organizational procedures to protect the confidentiality of your personal information against unauthorized access, copying, disclosure or destruction.
No transmission of information over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Consequently, Burk Law does not represent, warrant, covenant or guarantee the complete security of the personal information you provide to Burk Law over the Internet.
Accuracy, Retention and Access to Personal Information
Please keep your personal information up to date with Burk Law.
You can withdraw your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information, subject to exceptions provided by law.
Burk Law will keep your personal information for as long as it remains necessary for the identified purposes or as required by law.
Third Party Links
The Burk Law website may contain links to other sites that Burk Law does not own or operate. Such links are not an endorsement of or referral to the linked website. Burk Law does not have control over such websites, and has no responsibility or liability for the manner in which the organizations may use your personal information.
Subject to exceptions provided by law, you are entitled to access your personal information that is in our possession and be informed of the existence, use and disclosure of such personal information. To make a request for access to your personal information, please contact us. We will respond to inquiries and/or any complaints within thirty (30) days.
If any complaint or inquiry is not treated in a way that meets your satisfaction, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada can be contacted at:
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
30 Victoria Street
Tel: (800) 282-1376
Last updated: January 2020