Protecting your privacy is important to Simard & Associates and its management corporations (collectively, “Simard & Associates”, “we” or “us”). This Policy explains how Simard & Associates collects, uses and discloses personal information concerning its clients and other individuals (“you”), other than Simard & Associates’ professionals, employees and agents.
Any personal information you provide to us will be treated with care and, subject to this Policy and applicable law, will not be used or disclosed in a way to which you have not consented. Our professionals, employees and agents are also subject to professional and ethical obligations relating to the confidentiality of information Simard & Associates receives in the context of providing legal services.
By submitting your personal information to Simard & Associates, you signify your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Policy. If you do not consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Policy, please do not provide any personal information to Simard & Associates. Of course, certain services can only be offered to you if you provide personal information to Simard & Associates, and therefore Simard & Associates may not be able to offer you those services if you choose not to provide us with required personal information.
The term “personal information” refers to any information about an identifiable individual or any information that allows an individual to be identified. In general, personal information does not include business contact information, such as your name, title or position, business address, business telephone or fax number in your capacity as an employee of an organization. During your relationship with Simard & Associates, you may be asked to provide certain personal information concerning you and/or other individuals (such as witnesses, family members, adverse parties, employees, directors, officers, shareholders, investors, business partners, customers, etc.). Examples of such information include name, date of birth, home address, financial and credit information, billing and account information and other information relating to the provision of legal services by Simard & Associates.
Purposes for which Personal Information is Collected
Simard & Associates collects, uses and discloses personal information for the purposes identified at the time of collection, or as otherwise permitted or required by applicable law, including for the following purposes: