The content provided on Abramovich & Tchern Professional Corporation’s (hereafter “A&T PC” or the “Firm”) website is intended to provide you with general information, does not constitute, and should not be viewed or relied upon as legal advice.
The Firm does not endorse the owner, the site, or the information contained in any website that may be visited as a result of following the links on the Firm’s website. These websites may be owned and operated by third parties the Firm expressly denies all liability with respect to actions taken or actions not taken based on information received from a third party website linked, directly or indirectly, to the Firm’s website.
Be aware that immigration law is subject to frequent changes that the interpretation of existing laws can vary following new court decisions. Visiting our website or contacting us via email does not create a solicitor-client relationship. If you are interested in retaining our services kindly contact us to schedule a consultation to discuss your matter.
Why Do We Collect Your Personal Information?
We collect personal information from our clients to provide them with legal advice and to bill them for the services rendered.
How Do We Collect Your Personal Information?
We collect information by lawful means and in most cases directly from you or based on instructions provided by you in the course of our representation. Your knowledge and consent is required for the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information except in situations where this would be inappropriate. Inappropriate circumstances include where your personal information is being sought for certain legal, medical, security reasons that would make it impossible or impractical to provide you with knowledge and to seek your consent.
Consent to collect, use or disclose your personal information is required and can be accepted orally or in writing, depending on the circumstances. In some cases, your consent will be implied through your conduct.
We will re-obtain your consent where we intend to use your personal information for a purpose, which varies from the purpose for which the personal information was initially obtained.
You can withdraw your consent subject to reasonable notice and legal and contractual obligations. We will inform you of any and all implications of your withdrawal of consent.
Disclosure Of Your Personal Information
The Firm will disclose your personal information under certain circumstances. These circumstances include by are not limited to the following:
- When required or authorized by law to do so;
- When your consent for the disclosure has been obtained;
- When disclosure is required for the delivery of legal services wherein you consent is implied;
- Where it is necessary to establish or collect fees;
- If we engage expert witnesses on your behalf;
- If we retain other law firms in other jurisdictions on your behalf;
- If the information is already publicly known.
- The Firm does not disclose your personal information to any third party to assist the third party in marketing their products or services. The Firm does not provide our client mailing lists to other firms.
We take all reasonable steps to ensure your personal and confidential information is kept safe.
Access To Personal Information
You may ask for access to any personal information we hold about you. Summary information is available upon request. More detailed requests that require archive or other retrieval costs may be subject to our standard professional and disbursement fees. Contact information is provided below.
Updating Your Personal Information
Since the Firm uses your information to provide you with legal and immigration related consulting services, it is important that this information be accurate and up-to-date.
If during the course of the retainer any of your information changes, please inform us so that all necessary updates can be made. Contact information is provided below.
Can I Be Denied Access To My Personal Information?
Your right to access your personal information is not absolute. The Firm may deny you access to your personal information in certain circumstances, including:
- When denial of access is required or authorized by law;
- When the information is prohibitively costly to provide;
- When the personal information requested relates to existing or anticipated legal proceedings against you;
- When granting you access would have an unreasonable impact on another person’s or other people’s privacy;
- When granting you access would prejudice negotiations with you;
- For legal, security or commercial proprietary reasons and to protect Corporate Immigration Law
- Firm’s rights and property;
- Where the request for access is frivolous or vexatious.
If the Firm denies your request for access to your personal information, or denies your request to correct your personal information, the Firm shall provide reasons.
The Firm does not use Social Insurance Numbers as a way of identifying or organizing the personal information we hold.
To help make credit decisions about clients, prevent fraud, check the identity of new clients and prevent money laundering, we may, on occasion, request information about you from the files of consumer reporting agencies.
You should be aware that email is not a 100% secure medium, regardless of the steps taken to secure it. You should be aware of this when you are contacting the Firm using email and when you are sending confidential and personal information to the Firm via email.
If you have any questions, or if you wish to access your personal information, please contact Lev Abramovich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will record the substance of any challenges that are not resolved to your satisfaction. If you are not satisfied with the response from the Firm, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada can be reached at:
112 Kent Street, Ottawa Ontario, K1A 1H3 | 1-800-282-1376.
If you apply to the Firm for a job, your personal information is required as part of our review process. We normally retain information, including personal information, from our candidates after a decision has been made for one (1) year, unless you ask us not to retain the information. If we offer you a job which you accept, your information, including your personal information, will be retained in accordance with our privacy procedures for employee records. Information, including personal information regarding our employees is securely retained on site. Appraisals based on this information take place yearly and are delivered to employees yearly.
Requests For Information Access And/Or Corrections
If you have any questions or wish to review your personal information, please write to us (link to contact form)
If you are not satisfied with our response, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada can be reached at:
112 Kent Street, Ottawa Ontario, K1A 1H3
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