MLT Aikins Website Privacy Policy

This website Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) outlines the information we, MLT Aikins LLP, may collect through use of this website and any related sites (the “MLT Aikins Website”) and how such information may be used and disclosed. As practising lawyers, we have professional and ethical obligations to maintain information we have received within our client relationships in confidence. This Privacy Policy supplements our applicable professional obligations of client confidentiality.

We do not collect personally identifiable information through the MLT Aikins Website unless such information is provided to us by email via a link contained on the MLT Aikins Website or submitted through a form, such as our contact form, online job application forms, or subscription form. It is important to note that any such communications are subject to the Terms of Use for the MLT Aikins Website.

We will only use such personally identifiable information for the purposes of responding to you, considering your application, and maintaining a record of your subscription and sending you requested updates.

We will not disclose to third parties any personally identifiable information collected by us through the MLT Aikins Website unless:

  1. we have your consent;
  2. we have a good faith belief that disclosure of the information is necessary to protect the rights or property of MLT Aikins; or
  3. we are required by law to do so.

You should also be aware that anonymous technical information may be collected by us as a result of your visit to the MLT Aikins Website. For example, this information may include your IP address, browser type, operating system, domain name, access times, and referring website addresses. We use this anonymous technical information for purposes such as improving the operation and content of the MLT Aikins Website and compiling aggregate and statistical information.

We will not attempt to link or match the anonymous technical information we collect with any personally-identifiable information unless:

  1. we have your consent;
  2. we (or our service providers) have detected or reasonably suspect any attempt to damage the MLT Aikins Website or other security breach; or
  3. we are required by law to do so.

You can deny or withdraw your consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information at any time upon reasonable notice, subject to any legal or contractual requirements. However, if consent is denied or withdrawn, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you.

We have in place reasonable policies, procedures and safeguards (including physical, technological and organizational measures) designed to protect the security of personal information under our control.

The protection of personal information is of paramount concern to us and we are prepared to take appropriate and timely steps in the event of any incidents involving personal information in accordance with applicable privacy laws.

We retain personal information only as long as is reasonable to fulfil the purposes for which the information was collected, or for legal or business purposes.

We will provide individuals with access to the personal information we hold about them in accordance with applicable laws. We reserve the right to require that any request for access to personal information be made in writing. Generally, there is no cost for such access. However, we reserve the right to charge such costs on a case by case basis in accordance with applicable laws. You will be notified in advance if charges apply.

We will correct or amend the personal information in our files where it can be shown that the information is incorrect or incomplete.

We may employ third-party services providers to store or process personal information on our behalf. Our service providers may store and/or process personal information outside of Canada (including in the U.K. or the United States of America). When information is stored or processed outside of Canada, it may be subject to the laws of and be accessible to by legal authorities in such other jurisdictions. We have taken appropriate technical, organizational, and legal steps to secure this information.

“Cookies” are small text files placed on your computer that can collect and store a variety of information. Permanent cookies are stored indefinitely on a user’s hard drive unless manually deleted, while temporary cookies are automatically deleted from the user’s browser upon logging out of a website. Web browsers typically allow users to disable permanent and/or temporary cookies.

We may, from time to time, collect non-personal information about you and your use of the MLT Aikins Website through the use of cookies. We do not match or correlate this information with any personal information that you submit on the MLT Aikins Website.

The foregoing policy is effective as of January 1, 2017. MLT Aikins reserves the right to change this policy at any time.

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact the Firm’s Privacy Officer by email: privacyofficer@mltaikins.com.