Privacy Policy

This policy is made pursuant to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA”). Please note that this is a complex legislation and detailed exception may apply to what is outlined below.

Your privacy is important to us here at Dahab Law and we are committed to collecting, using and disclosing personal information responsibly and only to the extent necessary in the course of our services.

A. What Is Personal Information?

Personal information is information about an identifiable individual. It includes information that relates to personal characteristics, health, history, activities and views. Personal information does not include business information (business address and phone number), which is not protected by privacy legislation.

B. Collecting Personal Information

At Dahab Law, our primary purpose for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information is to serve our clients. We collect information about various individuals for the purpose of:

  • providing legal services and advice
  • giving legal opinions
  • contacting our clients

We also collect, use and disclose information for purposes related to or secondary to our primary purposes. The most common examples of our related or secondary purposes are as follows:

  • To ensure high quality services.
  • To invoice clients for services rendered, process credit card payments, and collect unpaid accounts.
  • To comply with our obligations as dictated and regulated by the Law Society of Ontario, who may from time to time inspect our records.
  • Various government agencies have the authority to review our files and interview our staff as part of their mandates. In these circumstances, we may consult with professionals such as lawyers and accountants.
  • We retain our client information, as required by the Law Society of Ontario.

C. Protecting Personal Information

Solicitor-Client Privilege is the underlying principle and foundation of our relationship with our clients. Irrespective of the existence of privacy laws, we are bound by this principle and our obligation under the Rules of Professional Conduct to keep your personal information confidential.

We take a variety of steps to protect your personal information. Such steps include but are not limited to:

  • Paper information being under supervision or secured in restricted areas.
  • Electronic hardware being under supervision or secured in restricted areas. All computers are password protected.
  • Staff being trained to collect, use and disclose personal information only to the extent that is necessary to fulfill their duties.
  • Destroying any unnecessary documents by shredding them and in the case of electronic information, by deleting it. Upon the completion of a matter, we may also send all or some of a client file to the client.

D. Acceptance of Our Privacy Policy

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy. You further agree to adhere to the terms and conditions posted on the Site. By submitting your information, you agree that it will be governed by our Privacy Policy and applicable privacy laws.