Personal Information Privacy Rights
As of January 1, 2004, all businesses engaged in commercial activities must comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronics Documents Act (“PIPEDA”, see generally: https://www.priv.gc.ca/en/privacy-topics/privacy-laws-in-canada/the-personal-information-protection-and-electronic-documents-act-pipeda/), including lawyers and law firms.
Why Does Nahwegahbow, Corbiere Need Personal Information?
Nahwegahbow, Corbiere provides legal services and products to a wide range of clients. In doing so, it produces direct marketing materials concerning its services and developments in the law.
What personal information do we collect?
Personal information includes any information that identifies you, or by which your identity could be deduced. It does not include the name or business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization. It also does not include any information which is available from a public source, such as a telephone directory, court record, or land registry office.
How we protect your Personal Information
Nahwegahbow Corbiere is responsible for the personal information we collect, use, maintain and disclose. We may collect personal information from our clients in order to provide legal services, and wherever possible, we strive to collect such personal information from you at the start of a retainer and in the course of representation.
We may also collect personal information about our clients from other sources, including:
To ensure that we are accountable to our clients and their privacy, we developed this policy, and trained our lawyers, support staff and contracted employees about our policies and practices.
Nahwegahbow Corbiere will not use client personal information for any purposes other than that consented to by the client, either by express or implied consent. In determining how we obtain your consent, we will take into account the sensitivity of the personal information about you that we are collecting, using and/or disclosing.
Disclosure of your information
Under certain circumstances, Nahwegahbow Corbiere may disclose your personal information:
Accuracy of Personal information
Nahwegahbow Corbiere endeavours to ensure that all personal information provided by the client is accurate, current and as complete as is necessary for the purposes for which the personal information was collected, used and maintained in an active file. Upon notification by a client that the personal information requires correction or updating, Nahwegahbow Corbiere will make the necessary amendments to the client’s active file where applicable. Moreover, if during the course of the retainer, any of your information changes, please inform us so that we can make any necessary changes.
Security of Personal Information
Nahwegahbow Corbiere takes all reasonable precautions to ensure that your personal information is kept safe from loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. Among the steps taken to protect your information are:
You may ask for access to any personal information we hold about you. Summary information is available on request. More detailed requests that require archival or other retrieval costs may be subject to our normal professional and disbursement fees.
Can I be Denied Access to My Personal Information?
Your rights to access your personal information are not absolute.
We may deny access when
If we deny your request for access to, or refuse a request to correct information, we shall explain why. Nahwegahbow Corbiere does not use your Social Insurance Number as a way of identifying or organizing the information we hold about you.
Can I Request Anonymity?
Whenever it is legal and practical, we may elect to deal with general inquiries on an anonymous basis (for example, by accessing general information on our website).
How Long Do You Keep My Personal Information?
We keep your personal information as long as is reasonably necessary for us to complete our dealings with you, or as may be required by law, whichever is longer.
Nahwegahbow Corbiere collects and uses your name, address, telephone number, email address and other information you submit on or through the website for the purposes for which you provided the personal information, to respond to your inquiries (and applications for positions), and to provide you with updates and information that we think may be of interest to you.
In providing Nahwegahbow Corbiere with any personal information on or through this website, you consent to the collection and use of that information for these stated purposes. On our website, like most other commercial websites, we may monitor traffic patterns, site usage and related site information in order to optimize our web service. We may provide aggregated information to third parties, but these statistics do not include any identifiable personal information.
Communicating with Us
You should be aware that email is not a 100% secure medium, and you should be aware of this when contacting us to send personal or confidential information.
Request for Access
If you have any questions, or wish to access your personal information, please write to our Privacy Officer:
Nicole D.O. Richmond
7410 Benson Side Road, Box 217
Rama, ON L0K 1T0
Phone: (705) 325-0520
Fax: (705) 325-7204
Inquiries / Complaints
If you have any questions or concerns about how your personal information has, is or will be handled by Nahwegahbow Corbiere or if you would like to register a complaint, please contact our Privacy Office at the address above.
We provide services in the field of Aboriginal Law. In this regard, we act strictly for First Nations, First Nation Organizations and their members