Privacy Policy

JUNE 2021

Piasetzki Nenniger Kvas LLP (“PNK Law”, “we” or “us”) collect Personal Information as required and in accordance with applicable Provincial or Federal legislation and the Rules of Professional Conduct of the Law Society Ontario. This Privacy Policy is a statement of the principles and guidelines governing the protection of Personal Information of our clients, employees, and other individuals (“you”).

Personal Information

“Personal Information” is information that has been provided to us in any form which can be attributed to a specific individual but does not include “public information” such as business contact information, including your name, title or position, business address, telephone number or e-mail address.

Personal Information Collected by PNK Law

The information we collect will depend on our relationship to you and the nature of the work we are performing on your behalf.

We collect from all clients their contact information including their business and/or home address, telephone number, business and personal email address, billing, and account information.

We also collect from client’s information regarding the legal matter(s) of concern to you in order to provide you with legal advice and services.

We maintain this information in confidence on our secure servers in our offices, in the cloud on secure sites maintained by Microsoft, and other similar providers, or in paper form in our office filing system used for all client information including technical data.

In addition, certain information is collected automatically from all visitors to our website, as a part of the exchange of information that occurs automatically between your computer and our website. The information may include the IP address associated with your computer, the date and time of your visit, the pages or other files requested from our website, how long you were on our site and other technical information. 

We do not usually access this information except in the course of investigating a technical or security issue connected to our website or, as data aggregated with other users, in order to understand what information is of most interest to users of our website. In the event that we experience technical or security issues, or in the aggregate in order to better understand how our visitors use the resources we make available on our website. 

We also collect information you may voluntarily provide to us such as your email address when you request information from us through our website and prior to any formal legal retainer having been signed. We may forward to your address unsolicited general information regarding our practice and intellectual property matters of general interest to you. We will remove your email address when requested to do so.

Our website may contain links to other websites. We provide such links as a convenience only, we have no connection to such other websites and take no responsibility for their handling of personal information.

Disclosure of your Personal Information

We do not divulge your personal or confidential information outside the firm unless such disclosure is:

  • authorized in some manner by you;
  • in the event of a fee dispute with you in which case our use of such personal information will be as permitted under the Rules of Professional Conduct of the Law Society of Ontario; 
  • required by law.

Personal Information we collect may be disclosed to those performing services on our behalf (accountants, bankers, technical support services). We remain responsible for all Personal Information communicated to third parties for these purposes and it will only be used in a manner consistent with our privacy policy.

How do we protect your Personal Information?

We are required by privacy legislation and the Rules of Professional Conduct of the Law Society of Ontario to safeguard your personal or confidential. This obligation survives the termination of our legal relationship.

In order to protect Personal Information our staff are contractually and legally obliged to treat such information as confidential and we take all reasonable steps to ensure that such information, whether on paper or in electronic form, is appropriately handled and stored.

It is an important to remember that no method of transmitting or storing data is completely secure. Mail, voice communications, faxes and data transmissions over the Internet are all susceptible to possible loss, misrouting, interception, and misuse of the information being communicated or transmitted. Our security measures attempt to strike a reasonable balance between security and convenience.

Use of this Website does not create a legal relationship!

Use of this website by you does not create a lawyer-client relationship with us. 

A lawyer-client relationship does not exist until you agree to retain us, and we agree to act on your behalf on a specific matter. Until this relationship is created, any information you provide to us will not be protected by lawyer-client privilege, though any Personal Information you provide to us remains subject to Privacy Policy and applicable privacy laws.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

This Policy is in effect as of the date at the top of this page. Our Policy may be amended from time to time and any changes will be reflected in a new version of this document. Please review this page from time to time.

In the event that any amended Policy includes changes that alter the purpose(s) for which we collect, use or disclose your Personal Information, we will obtain any additional consent required from you under applicable privacy laws.

Questions about our Policy and practices

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or require additional information on our practices, please contact us.