We have a professional obligation to keep confidential all information we receive within a lawyer-client relationship. We are committed to protecting any personal information we hold. This policy outlines how we manage our clients’ personal information and safeguard their privacy.
We obtain only limited personal information from our clients.
We ask our clients for their personal information only to the extent required to satisfy our obligations under our retainer agreements.
We limit access to clients’ personal information.
We use reasonable and industry-standard managerial, physical and electronic security measures to protect and safeguard clients’ personal information. We take 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 premises security, restricted file access to personal information, internal password and security policies and technological safeguards such as security software and firewalls to prevent hacking or unauthorized computer access.
We prevent unauthorized disclosure of clients’ personal information.
We train our employees to keep clients’ personal information strictly private and confidential. All of our employees and third parties who have access to the personal information we collect are required to sign a confidentiality agreement which, among other things, obliges them to respect and protect clients’ personal information. From time to time, we may disclose personal information to service providers, such as data processing, document management and office services, a financial institution, on a confidential basis and solely in connection with the assignment of a right to receive payment, the provision of security or other financing arrangements, a person who, in our reasonable judgment, is providing or seeking the information as your agent, to our insurers and to regulatory agencies such as the Law Society of Upper Canada, insurers or others in connection with regulatory or other activities relating to our obligations and its practice of the profession of law and to any third party or parties, where you consent to such disclosure or where disclosure is required or permitted by law.
Leigh Somerville Taylor Professional Corporation
4789 Yonge Street, Suite 207
Toronto, ON M2N 0G3