Who we are
Our website address is: http://lazarlaw.ca.
Lazar Law Firm Professional Corporation
Tel: 519-601-9010│Fax: 1-800-756-7059│
London Office: 200 Queens Ave., Unit 120, London ON N6A 1J3│
Waterloo/Kitchener Office: 155 Frobisher Dr., Unit I-106, Waterloo ON N2V 2E1
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Lazar Law does not collect any personal data through its website.
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What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
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How we protect your data
Lazar Law has implemented a number of physical, organizational and technological safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the client’s personal information, including but not limited to:
All client meetings are held in the Lazar Law office and access is restricted.
Client files are maintained in filing cabinets, located in areas where access is restricted to authorized personnel. Clients only have walk-through access to these areas if they are escorted by their lawyer or a Lazar Law authorized employee.
Highly sensitive information such as financial account information, estate information, and physical evidence, are stored in a locked vault or cabinet with no available access to anyone but those individuals in Lazar Law with the highest security clearance.
Only Lazar Law lawyers and employees working on the client’s file will have access to the personal information contained in the file.
Any third party individual or organization is required to sign a non-disclosure agreement prior to the client’s personal information being transferred to a third party as required to fulfill the purposes for which Lazar Law was retained.
Lazar Law utilizes the most current firewall, virus protection and other technological safeguards to protect personal information that is retained on the computer network. Lazar Law has developed and implemented safe Internet and email use protocols for its lawyers and employees to reduce the risk of inadvertent disclosure as a result of Internet-sourced viruses or cookies.
Regarding electronic transmission of personal information (i.e. email), there is no method of transmitting or storing data that is completely secure. Lazar Law uses all available technological security in the transmission of the client’s personal information, either in the course of communicating with the client, or in the course of communication with opposing or allied legal counsel and third party service providers. Notwithstanding these technological safeguards, all Internet transmissions are susceptible to possible loss, misrouting, interception and misuse. For this reason, as part of the retainer that the client signs with Lazar Law , consent will be obtained from the client to transmit information via the Internet.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
Consent to the Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Personal Information
Lazar Law will not use client personal information for any purposes other than that consented to by the client, either by express or implied consent. Lazar Law does not sell, barter, or lease personal information it obtains from its client to third parties (i.e. Lazar Law would not provide our client mailing list to another law firm or business).
If the client requests additional services of Lazar Law beyond that of the original retainer, the client is giving implied consent to Lazar Law using the personal information already held for the original purpose, as well as any new personal information collected for the new purpose and no signature will be required on a new or amending retainer agreement.
Under PIPEDA and other Federal and Provincial Legislation, Lazar Law may disclose personal information without client consent to:
- government or legal enforcement agencies if Lazar Law determines that the client has provided incorrect information for fraudulent or illegal purposes;
- government or legal enforcement agencies if the information is collected in the midst of a criminal investigation;
- legal enforcement agency if Lazar Law determines that there is imminent risk of death or serious bodily harm, including psychological harm, to an identifiable person or group of persons;
- disclosure to a third party individual or organization if so ordered by a Court or Tribunal of competent jurisdiction; and
- defend against allegations of criminal or civil liability, or professional malpractice or misconduct, by the client or former client.