Effective Date: March, 2013
This website [www.bdplaw.com] is made available by Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP ("BD&P"), Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
BD&P is committed to maintaining the privacy of individuals and protecting personal information in its custody or control in accordance with privacy legislation applicable to BD&P.
This Policy is a summary of BD&P's privacy practices and policies governing this website and is applicable to all visitors to, and users of, this Website. A more comprehensive summary of our privacy policies generally is available from us on request. We may from time to time revise this Policy to reflect changes in our procedures regarding personal information and post the revised version of the Policy on this Website. Upon posting, the revised Policy will come into effect without further notice.
Personal information means information about an identifiable individual. This does not include information of an aggregate or anonymous nature where a specific individual or individuals cannot be identified, nor does it include business contact information used to contact an individual in their capacity as an employee or official of an organization.
Privacy and this Website
While you should be aware that most web servers do collect some information about visitors, such as the browser and version you are using, your operating system, and your "IP" or Internet address, which may identify your Internet Service Provider or computer but typically not the person using it, simply visiting our Website does not result in our collecting any personal information from you. We do use "cookies" to monitor use of our website on an aggregate and anonymous basis for the purposes of improving the operation of the website. The cookies we use cannot be used to determine your identity merely from your accessing or using our website.
While we make reasonable efforts to maintain the security of personal information in our custody or control, please be advised that the Internet and email are inherently insecure media, and we accept no liability for the security or privacy of personal information in transit over the Internet.
By accessing this Website, you confirm your consent to the contents of this Policy. If you do not agree with the contents of this Policy, or to our collection, use or disclosure of personal information as described in this Policy, then you may not access this Website. It is our policy to collect, use and disclose personal information only with consent, but we reserve our right to do so without consent where required to or permitted to by law, such as in the course of an investigation or in relation to a legal proceeding. We do not sell your personal information to any third party.
Privacy and Email Communication with BD&P and its Personnel
We may have in force acceptable use policies with respect to our computers, systems and email received by and sent from BD&P. In order to enforce such policies, we reserve the right, but not the obligation, to intercept and review the contents of email, including any personal information provided by the recipients, authors or originators of email messages. By using email as a means of communication with us, you consent to such interception and monitoring.
The laws related to solicitor client privilege apply to our collection, use or disclosure of personal information via email and this website.
Unsolicited or Voluntary Personal Information
If you choose to voluntarily submit personal information to us by email, online forms or other means, we will consider that you have done so with your consent for purposes reasonably related to your providing the information. If reasonable to do so, or if you request ongoing provision of information, after our initial response, we may communicate further with you with information that may be useful, but, unless not required by law, we will include instructions on how to terminate receiving such further information. We may share your personal information with our employees or contractors if reasonable to do so, having regard to the purposes for which you have provided us with your information. It is important that any information you provide to us is up to date and accurate. Therefore, if you have provided personal information to us, we request that you keep us informed of any changes to your personal information.
Please note that our website may contain links to other websites, which are provided as a convenience for visitors to our website only. Any third party websites will have their own privacy policies and practices, and we cannot be responsible for such third parties or their websites.
For further information with respect to our privacy practices, or with respect to inquiries concerning personal information about you in our custody or control, or to update or correct your information, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.