MC Law Office | Abogados maintains a web site currently located at www.mclawoffice.ca (the “Site”) which provides articles, publications, information, data and other materials (the “Content”). The Site is provided to you subject to your compliance with these terms and conditions of use (“Terms and Conditions”). By accessing or using the Site you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, please do not access or use the Site
Modifications to the Terms and Conditions
MC Law Office | Abogados reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time and your continued access to or use of the Site after such changes indicates your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions as modified. It is your responsibility to review these Terms and Conditions regularly.
Lawyer-Client Relationship Not Created
Your use of or access to the site does not create a lawyer-client relationship. Your use of the site may facilitate access to or communications with MC Law Office | Abogados by way of e-mail transmissions or otherwise via the Site. Receipt of any such communications or transmissions by MC Law Office | Abogados does not create a lawyer-client relationship
MC Law Office – Abogados recognizes the importance of privacy and the sensitivity of personal information. As a law firm, we have a professional obligation to keep confidential all information we receive within a lawyer/client relationship. Our relationship with you is founded on trust and we are committed to maintaining that trust.
We are committed to protecting any personal information we hold.
Contacting the Firm via the Website
Contacting firm via the website or e-mail does not constitute a solicitor/client relationship of any kind. Any correspondence entered into here shall not to be construed as legal advice and please be advised that confidential documentation or information should not be sent to the firm electronically until a retainer has been confirmed.
Your Privacy Rights
From January 1, 2004, all businesses engaged in commercial activities must comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (the “Act”) and the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the protection of personal information, which it incorporatesThe Act gives you rights concerning the privacy of your personal information.
MC Law Office or Mr. Luis Guillermo Cruz Rico is responsible for the personal information we collect and hold. To ensure this accountability, we have developed this policy and trained our lawyers and support staff about our policies and practices.
Purposes for Collection of Personal Information
Our firm collects personal information for the following limited purposes:
- to identify our clients in accordance with the requirements of The Law Society of Upper Canada
- to establish and maintain client lists
- to represent you as our client
- for internal purposes including the professional development of firm lawyers and law clerks
What Personal Information Do We Collect?
Personal information is any information that identifies you, or by which your identity could be deduced. We collect and use your personal information in order to provide you with legal services. Our firm restricts the collection of personal information only to that information that is necessary for the purposes noted above. We are committed to collecting personal information in a fair, open and lawful manner. Wherever possible, we collect your personal information directly from you at the start of a retainer and in the course of our representation.
In most cases, we shall ask you to specifically consent if we collect, use, or disclose your personal information. Sometimes, your consent may be implied through your conduct with us.
Use of Your Information
By retaining our firm, you have confirmed your trust in us. We are honoured by this trust and take pride in serving you. We use your personal information to provide legal advice and services to you and to administer our client (time and billing) databases. We are obliged for legal purposes to retain our client files after the end of the retainer.
MC Law Office nor Mr. Luis Guillermo Cruz Rico do not disclose your personal information to any third party to enable them to market their products and services. For example, we do not provide our client mailing lists to other law firms.
Our firm stores and maintains personal information in conformity with the requirements of the Act and the model code for the protection of personal information created and approved by the Canadian Standards Association.
Disclosure of Your Personal Information
Under certain circumstances, MC Law Office or Mr. Luis Guillermo Cruz Rico will disclose your personal information:
- When we are required or authorized by law to do so, for example if a court issues a subpoena
- When you have consented to the disclosure
- When the legal services we are providing to you require us to give your information to third parties (for example, a professional retained to conduct a mediation) your consent will be implied, unless you tell us otherwise;
- When it is necessary to establish or collect fees
- If we engage expert witnesses on your behalf
- If the information is already publicly known
We are committed to maintaining accurate, complete and up-to-date personal information. If you are aware of changes to the personal information you have given to us, simply inform us of the changes and we will update our records accordingly.
Can I Request Anonymity?
Whenever it is legal and practicable, we may offer the opportunity to deal with general inquiries without providing your name (for example, by accessing general information on our website).
Communicating With Us Using E-mail
Requests For Access
If you have any questions or wish to access or update your personal information, please write to our Privacy Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
On our website, like most other commercial web sites, we may monitor traffic patterns, site usage and related site information in order to optimize our web service. We may provide aggregated information to third parties, but these statistics do not include any identifiable personal information.
You should be aware that communicating with us through the website does not make you a client of MC Law Office nor Mr. Luis Guillermo Cruz Rico.
Questions and Concerns