Communications & Privacy Law

Privacy Policy

David Elder, Barrister & Solicitor, collects, uses and discloses personal information in the course of providing services, and does so on the following terms.

 

Personal information means any information about an identifiable individual. While the nature of the personal information collected may vary widely from case to case, it could include identification and contact information, financial information and health information.

 

In most cases, personal information is collected directly from clients; however, non-clients may in some cases have their personal information collected. In most cases, these individuals will know about the collection, use and disclosure of their personal information and will have the opportunity to consent. Without consent, David Elder, Barrister & Solicitor, will only collect, use or disclose personal information if permitted or required by law to do so. 

 

Personal information is collected solely for the purpose of providing services to the clients of David Elder, Barrister & Solicitor, including maintaining ongoing client relationships.  This could include the receipt of occasional updates or news items respecting new developments in communications and privacy law and updates respecting the business of David Elder, Barrister and Solicitor (such as revised address and other contact information).  Any client may choose not to receive such “relationship” communications.

 

In all cases, David Elder, Barrister & Solicitor, will limit its collection, use and disclosure of personal information to that required to handle the case or matter for which he has been retained, unless otherwise required by law.

 

Occasionally, third parties may be engaged to assist in providing services, such as mediators or other lawyers, or to provide administrative services such as accounting, IT support and secretarial services.   In all such cases, care is taken to use only reliable third parties, and these third parties have access to personal information only to the extent required to perform the function for which they have been retained.  For example, while an accountant may need to know the amount of work done for a particular client, they will not need to know the details of the matter for which David Elder, Barrister & Solicitor had been retained. Furthermore, each third party that receives or is exposed to personal information is contractually bound to keep the information confidential and not use or disclose it for any other purpose.

 

David Elder, Barrister & Solicitor will keep all personal information collected confidential, and will store such information in secure facilities.  Persons are permitted access to personal information retained about them, as provided by law.  Most personal information collected will be kept for 6 years following the conclusion of David Elder’s involvement in a matter. Other personal information used for the purpose of maintaining client relationships will be kept until the individual in question requests that such information be destroyed. If individuals wish to access their information, they simply have to contact David Elder by any of the contact means set out on this website.

 

Any questions about this privacy policy should also be directed to David Elder at the contact information provided on this website.

 

Version 1 - 28 January 2009

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