Privacy legislation in Canada defines “personal information” broadly as any information about an identifiable individual. In general, personal information does not include business contact information, including your name, title or position, business, telephone or facsimile number.
Osler is responsible under applicable privacy legislation for the personal information in our possession or control. This includes personal information we receive directly and indirectly from clients or others. We have established policies and procedures with the objective of protecting personal information and have appointed a Privacy Officer to oversee privacy matters for our firm. Our Privacy Officer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 1-866-OHH-PRIV (1-866-644-7748).
What Personal Information Do We Collect?
We will collect information through this web site or www.osler.com (our “web sites”), however, that information will typically be restricted to your name and email address.
Our Purposes for Collecting, Using or Disclosing Personal Information
On-line Communications – In order to provide our web site users with information or publications, web site users may voluntarily submit personal information to us for such purposes as subscribing to web site updates, participating in surveys, submitting a comment or asking a question. We use the personal information you provide only for the purpose for which you have provided it. We moderate all comments submitted to this web site. If a subscriber or visitor has subscribed or attended a seminar or other event in the past, we may combine the information with information submitted on the web site. We provide an on-going opportunity to unsubscribe or opt-out of contact by the firm by sending an e-mail to email@example.com or by telephoning 1-866-OHH-PRIV (1-866-644-7748).
E-Mail Communications – We may send e-mail communications to subscribers or other individuals in our subscriber database to advise of legal developments, distribute publications or to advise of events or seminars.
We will obtain your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information where required by applicable privacy legislation. We assume that an individual has consented to our reasonable collection and use of personal information consistent with the purposes for which the information was given, when the individual initiates contact with us or voluntarily provides personal information to us.
Your personal information is treated as private, confidential information by Osler and we strive to ensure that your personal information, regardless of format, is protected and kept secure at all times.
Access to Your Personal Information
You may request access to your personal information by sending a written request to:Privacy Officer Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP P.O. Box 50 1 First Canadian Place
Toronto, ON M5X 1B8
We will provide access to such personal information, subject to exceptions stipulated or required by applicable privacy legislation.
Osler will respond to complaints from individuals or questions about our compliance with this policy and with applicable privacy laws. We will investigate and attempt to resolve all complaints. To challenge our compliance with this policy please contact our Privacy Officer at the co-ordinates listed above.