Legal Disclaimer & Privacy Statement
The presentation of information on this website is intended for public informational and educational purposes only, and does not constitute legal or other advice for any individual, group or organization. Visitors to this website should not rely upon the information herein as any form of legal or other advice. If you wish to obtain legal advice from Carbert Waite LLP (hereinafter also referred to as “we” and “our”) please contact any of our lawyers to arrange for a professional consultation in respect of your particular situation.
Your access to or use of this website does not establish any form of lawyer-client relationship with Carbert Waite LLP or with any of its lawyers. While your use of this website may facilitate access to or communications with one or more of our lawyers by way of email transmissions or otherwise via this website, receipt of any such transmissions or communications by any lawyer or other member of Carbert Waite LLP does not create a lawyer-client relationship.
While we strive to update and keep accurate the information presented on our website, it is possible that errors or omissions may occur. We disclaim any liability for any such errors or omissions.
Website Privacy Statement
What is personal information?
For the purposes of this Privacy statement, “personal information” means information about an identifiable individual, or information that permits an individual to be identified. This does not include the collection, use or disclosure of “business contact information” about an individual, such as the individual’s name, title, business address, business telephone or fax number, business email, or similar business information, when such collection, use or disclosure is for the sole purpose of contacting the individual as an employee or an official of an organization.
What personal information do we collect?
You may visit our website without providing any of your personal information to us. The only personal information that we collect through our website is that which you voluntarily provide to us through the “contact us” portion of this website, such as your name and email address and any other personal information you choose to provide, when you opt to send an email to a designated lawyer or staff member at Carbert Waite LLP.
We may automatically collect certain non-personal information related to your use of our website, such as the name of the domain from which you access the Internet, the dates and times you access our website and the Internet address of the website from which you may be linking directly to our website. We may use this information to determine the volume of traffic on our website and to identify ways in which our website can be improved to serve you better. We make no attempt to link such non-personal information with the identity of individuals visiting our website.
What about links to other websites?
Our website may contain links to other websites on the Internet for your convenience. We have no control over such linked websites as they are owned and operated by third parties who are not affiliated with Carbert Waite LLP. We are therefore not responsible for the content of those linked websites, or for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of those websites, including how they collect, use, disclose or otherwise treat your personal information. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any linked websites before providing them with any of your personal information.
Why do we collect your personal information?
Any personal information you voluntarily provide to us when you send us an email is used only to identify who you are and to respond to the purpose for which you submitted your email message.
When do we use or disclose your personal information?
We share your personal information with our lawyers, employees, contractors, consultants and other parties who require such information to assist us with establishing, maintaining and managing our relationship with you. We will also use or disclose your personal information for any additional purposes for which we have obtained your consent.
We may use or disclose your personal information without your knowledge or consent where we are permitted or required by applicable law, regulation, or by the rules of professional conduct governing the legal profession.
Except as expressly set out in this Privacy Statement, Carbert Waite LLP will not transfer, sell, or otherwise disclose any of your personal information to any third party without your prior consent.
What about employment inquires?
If you apply to Carbert Waite LLP for a position, we will need to consider your personal information as part of our review process. We normally retain information from candidates after a decision has been made for a period of 6 months, unless you ask us not to retain the information for that length of time or at all. If we offer you a job, which you accept, the personal information will be retained in accordance with our privacy procedures for employee records.
What about your consent?
By using our website you consent to the contents of this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree with the contents of this Privacy Statement, or to our collection, use, disclosure and management of your personal information as described in this Privacy Statement, you are not permitted to use this website or to send us your personal information. By submitting personal information to Carbert Waite LLP you agree to the contents of this Privacy Statement and to our collection, use, disclosure and management of your personal information as described in this Privacy Statement, and as permitted or required by law, or by the rules of professional conduct governing the legal profession.
As appropriate, and depending on the sensitivity of the information, we will ask for your specific consent to collect, use and disclose personal information. This may be in writing or orally. In some cases, as above, consent can be implied through your conduct with us.
We will obtain the necessary consents required under applicable laws if we seek to collect, use or disclose your personal information for purposes other than those for which you have already given your consent, unless otherwise permitted or required by law.
You may withdraw or vary your consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice, by contacting our Privacy Officer as the address set out below. Please be aware that if you withdraw or vary your consent, Carbert Waite LLP may not be able to provide or continue to provide you with certain services or information that may be of value to you. Upon reasonable notice to us of your intention to withdraw or vary your consent, we will inform you of the likely consequences of such withdrawal or variation of your consent.
We may use or disclose your personal information without your knowledge or consent where we are permitted or required by applicable law, or by the rules of professional conduct governing the legal profession.
If you provide Carbert Waite LLP with personal information of another individual, you represent and warrant that you have all necessary authority and/or have obtained all necessary consents from that individual to enable us to collect, use, disclose and manage such personal information for the purposes set out in this Privacy Statement.
How do we protect your personal information?
We strive to maintain personal information in as accurate, complete and up-to-date a form as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected. We will protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure and loss by security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information. Our security safeguards include premises security and restricted access to files containing personal information. We protect electronic information under our control using technological safeguards such as security software, firewalls, internal passwords, and security policies to prevent hacking or unauthorized computer access. We will use encryption on emails sent to you only when you specifically instruct us to do so.
However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be secure. Therefore, Carbert Waite LLP does not represent, warrant or guarantee that personal information sent to us via the Internet, such as by way of emails sent to our website or directly to our lawyers or other members will be protected against loss, misuse, interception or alteration. Carbert Waite LLP does not accept any liability for personal information that it receives electronically from you, or for your or any third parties’ use or misuse of personal information.
We will maintain the strict confidentiality of all personal information collected on our website, and will only use and disclose such information on a confidential basis as set out in this Privacy Statement.
How long will we keep your personal information?
We will keep your personal information only for as long as it is required to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, or as otherwise required by law. The length of time personal information is retained varies depending upon the nature of the information, the reasons for which it was collected, and the laws governing its retention. This period may extend beyond the end of your relationship with us but it will not exceed the time reasonably necessary for us to have sufficient information to respond to any issues that may arise at a later date. When your personal information is no longer required for Carbert Waite LLP’s purposes, we will destroy, delete, erase or convert it into an anonymous form.
How do we update and keep accurate your personal information?
It is important that the personal information Carbert Waite LLP holds about you is accurate and current. We ask that you keep us informed of any changes to your personal information. Please also advise us in writing of any errors or omissions in your personal information under our control that you wish to be corrected, and we will make any such corrections where appropriate as soon as reasonably possible.
How can you access your personal information?
Upon your written request, subject to certain exceptions permitted or required by law, we will inform you of the existence, use, and disclosure of your personal information under our control and give you access to that information. Please send any access requests to our Privacy Officer, at the address set out below.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
Carbert Waite LLP reserves the right to modify or supplement this Privacy Statement at any time, to reflect changes in legal or regulatory obligations or changes in the manner in which we deal with personal information. We will post any revised version of this Privacy Statement on our website, which will be effective from the time such revised Privacy Statement is posted.
To obtain more information about this Privacy Statement, you may send an email via this website addressed to our Privacy Officer, or write to us at:
Carbert Waite LLP
2000 Encor Place,
645 7th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, T2P 4G8
Fax: (403) 263-5553
This Privacy Statement was last updated October 1, 2010.