At Morgan and Phillips LLP (“MAP Law”), we are committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of the personal information of our clients (individually, the “Client” and collectively, the “Clients”.)
MAP Law collects and uses Personal Information for the following purposes:
Wherever possible we collect your personal information directly from you, at the start of a retainer and in the course of our representation. Sometimes we may obtain information about you from other sources, for example, from:
The most common method we use to obtain a Client’s consent is by way of the Client’s oral consent as confirmed by a retainer letter or, where applicable, by Client intake questionnaire. Where practicable, we may also obtain a Client’s consent through oral or written communications. You may also consent by implied means such as when you have previously provided Personal Information to us and continue to use our legal services on other matters.
Our Clients may withdraw their consent by written notice to us at any time, subject to any legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. A Client’s refusal to provide, or subsequent withdrawal of, his or her consent may affect MAP Law’s ability to provide the Client with legal services. A member of MAP Law will make reasonable efforts to inform the Client of the implications of such withdrawal. To withdraw consent, a Client should contact the Chief Privacy Officer in writing at:
Morgan and Phillips LLP
450 Bronte Street South, Suite 204
We will use a Client’s Personal Information to provide legal advice and services to the Client, to administer our database, to include Clients in direct marketing activities and for the other uses described above under the heading “Why MAP Law Collects Personal Information”. Under certain circumstances, MAP Law will disclose a Client’s personal information to third parties. Specifically, Personal Information may be used, shared and disclosed to, from, or with, the members of the MAP Law Group, witnesses in a litigation proceeding, experts retained on a Client’s behalf, private investigators, agents retained on behalf of a Client, credit reporting agencies, credit bureaus, as well as such other third parties as are necessary to facilitate the matter for which the Client has retained our office and provided its consent.
Under certain circumstances MAP Law may disclose Personal Information where:
MAP Law strives to ensure that a Client’s Personal Information is as accurate, complete, and up-to-date as is necessary for the purposes for which it is used.
MAP Law endeavours to maintain adequate safeguards to protect against loss, theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification of Clients’ Personal Information in the care of the MAP Law.
To reach the Chief Privacy Officer, please call 905-864-9550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAP Law will provide a Client access to their Personal Information. The Client may correct or amend any inaccuracies in the Client’s Personal Information. MAP Law has the right to refuse a request for access to Personal Information if: The information is protected by legal privilege;
Clients are encouraged to discuss any privacy issues with the lawyer handling their matter.
We recognize that convenience and quick access to advice must be balanced with security needs. We use many different means to communicate with clients, some of which are more convenient such as email. We cannot guarantee privacy of email messages sent and received as emails can be subject to interception. If you do not wish us to communicate with you by email, please speak with the lawyer handling your matter about alternative arrangements.