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Privacy Policy

Misasi Legal values your privacy and recognizes the care with which your personal information must be treated.

 

As a law firm, we collect, use and disclose information to render our services. Confidentiality is important to us and the professional obligation to keep confidential all personal information disclosed within a lawyer-client relationship is central to our client relationship. Misasi Legal is committed to protecting any personal information that we hold.

This Privacy Policy aims to help you understand our personal information collection, use, disclosure and retention practices. By providing personal information to Misasi Legal via our website, by email, by GoogleMeet, in person or over the phone, you agree to the processing set out in this Privacy Policy and authorize Misasi Legal, its third parties and service providers to process your personal information as set out below. 

 

This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and Misasi Legal is not responsible for, any third-party websites which may be accessible through links from this website. If you follow a link to any of these third-party websites, they will have their own privacy policies that you should familiarize yourself with before you submit any personal information to them. 

 

What personal information do we collect? 

 

We may collect and process different types of personal information in the course of operating our business and providing our services. This includes:  

 

  • Contact information such as name, physical address, email address and telephone number;

  • Biographical information such as job title, employer, photograph and video or audio content; 

  • Marketing, communication preferences and related information;

  • Billing and financial information such as billing address, bank account and payment information;

  • Services information such as details of services that we have rendered to you;

  • Website usage and other information such as details of visits to our website or information collection through your interaction with our online advertising, content, communication systems, and other tracking technologies; 

  • Information provided to us by or on behalf of our clients or generated by us in the course of providing our services, which may, where relevant, include special categories of personal information such as racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, health or sexual orientation, etc.; 

  • Identification and other background verification data such as a copy of driver’s license, passport, evidence of beneficial ownership or corporate status collected as part of our client identification, acceptance, and ongoing monitoring procedures; 

  • Any other personal information provided

 

We will not accept any of your confidential information until we have provided you with written confirmation that we are acting for you or your company or organization. Unsolicited emails sent to us from non-clients do not establish a lawyer-client relationship.

 

How do we collect your personal information? 

 

We collect your personal information during the course of providing legal services to you and when you contact us through our website. We also collect information made publicly available on public platforms such as our website. 

 

How do we use your personal information?

 

We use your personal information to provide legal advice and services to you, to administer our client time and billing databases, to facilitate the use of our website, for marketing and development purposes and for your inclusion in any direct marketing activities. 

 

With whom do we share personal information? 

 

We share personal information with third parties under certain circumstances such as: 

 

  • When we are required or authorized to do so by law;

  • When you have consented to the disclosure;

  • When the legal services we are providing to you requires us to give your information to third parties in which case your consent will be implied, unless you provide us with written notice otherwise;

  • When we engage a third party to provide administrative services to us and the third party is bound by our Privacy Policy; and 

  • When personal information is required to fulfil the primary purpose and applicable legitimate purpose it was collected for, or for a purpose compatible with that primary purpose. 

 

How do we protect personal information? 

 

Misasi Legal takes all reasonable precautions to protect your personal information from loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. We take steps to ensure that only personnel, under a duty of confidentiality, are granted access to your personal information on a business ‘need-to-know' basis. 

 

It is important to note that no method of Internet transmission or electronic storage is 100% secure. Misasi Legal does not ensure or warrant the security of information you transmit or provide to us; when doing so this is at your own risk. We will not guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or administrative safeguards. 

 

How to access your personal information? 

 

You may ask for access to personal information that Misasi Legal holds about you. 

 

If this information is not accurate, complete, or up-to-date, Misasi Legal will take reasonable steps to correct it. 

 

Misasi Legal has the right to deny access for various reasons including if access is unauthorized or prohibited by law. If we deny your request for access or refuse a request to correct information we will explain why. 

 

How to contact us. 

 

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or personal information, you can contact us by email at erikamisasi@misasilegal.ca or by mail using the following contact information: 

 

Misasi Legal 

Attn: Erika Misasi 

140 Yonge Street, Suite 200 

Toronto ON, M5C1X6

 

How we may update or modify this Privacy Policy. 

 

We reserve the right, at any time, to update or modify the content of our website and consequently this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We recommend that you review this Privacy Policy whenever you visit our website to stay informed. 

 

This Privacy Policy was last updated January 2022. 

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