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Privacy Policy

Burstein & Greenglass LLP (hereinafter sometimes referred to as "we," or the "firm" or "Burstein & Greenglass") is committed to maintaining Personal Information in accordance with applicable legislation. The principles and guidelines of privacy policies and practices concerning the protection of Personal Information of our clients and other individuals is as follows:

By submitting Personal Information to our firm, you agree that we may collect, use and disclose such Personal Information in accordance with these privacy policies and as permitted or required by law. Subject to legal and contractual requirements, you may refuse or withdraw your consent where permitted by law for certain purposes at any time by contacting our Chief Privacy Officer, Martin Greenglass. If you refuse or withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide you, or continue to provide you, with certain services. If you provide our firm with Personal Information of another individual, it will be done on the basis that you have the necessary authority and consent of each such person to permit us to collect, use and disclose such Personal Information for the purposes set forth herein.

Canadian privacy legislation defines "Personal Information" broadly as information about an identifiable individual, or as information that allows an individual to be identified. For the purposes of this policy, Personal Information means information about an identifiable individual, as defined from time to time in applicable privacy legislation. Generally speaking, Personal Information does not include what is considered business contact information: your name, title or position, business address, telephone number, facsimile number or e-mail address. The types of Personal Information that we may collect about you includes your name, home address, telephone number, personal e-mail address, billing and accounting information, information about a client's legal issues and other information incidental to providing legal advice and services (including Personal Information about witnesses, family members, beneficiaries, directors, officers, employees, adverse parties, parties-in-interest, investigators, decision-makers, experts, other professional advisors, and our clients' business partners, investors, shareholders, competitors and customers who are individuals and/or similar information and/or similar parties).

In general, we collect, use and disclose Personal Information about our clients in order to provide our clients with professional services. We may obtain, use and disclose Personal Information incidental to such services, including, without limitation:

  • to establish and manage client relationships, provide legal advice, perform legal services, fulfill legal duties and avoid conflicts of interest. This may include the sharing of Personal Information by and between Burstein & Greenglass personnel and affiliated persons for such purpose;
  • to share Personal Information to and from third parties for the purpose of providing legal services. Such third parties may include opposing parties; parties-in-interest; opposing, foreign and other counsel and advisors; witnesses; decision-makers and experts;
  • to consider whether we should establish a commercial relationship with clients, including the evaluation of credit;
  • to establish and maintain commercial relationships with clients, including the issuing of accounts; administration of accounts; collection and processing of payments, and to fulfill contractual obligations;
  • to market, sell or otherwise provide our services;
  • to market, sell or otherwise provide services of third parties with whom our firm has a commercial relationship;
  • to distribute legal information and other related material to individuals on our mail and e-mail lists;
  • to develop and manage our precedents and database;
  • to develop and manage our business operations;
  • to detect and protect our firm and other third parties against error, negligence, breach of contract, fraud, theft and illegal activity, and to audit compliance with our policies and contractual obligations;
  • to process and complete business transactions, including the purchase, sale, lease, merger, amalgamation or any other type of acquisition, disposal, securitization or financing;
  • as permitted by, and to comply with any legal or regulatory requirements or provisions; and
  • for any other purpose to which you consent.

Our firm may disclose your Personal Information to:

  • service providers, including an organization or individual retained by our firm to perform functions on its behalf, such as marketing, data processing, document management and office services;
  • an organization or individual retained by our firm to evaluate your creditworthiness or to collect outstanding accounts;
  • a financial institution, on a confidential basis and solely in connection with the assignment of a right to receive payment, the provision of security or other financing arrangements; or
  • a person who, in the reasonable opinion of our firm, is authorized to provide or seek information as your agent;
  • any third party or parties, where you consent to such disclosure or where disclosure is required or permitted by law;
  • governmental authorities, for example, to report interest earned or deposits maintained for you;
  • agents and/or authorized personnel in connection with filing and/or registration of documents on your behalf.

Your Personal Information is stored in secured locations and on servers controlled by our firm, located either at our offices or at off-site storage facilities maintained by third parties.

Upon your written request, subject to certain authorized exceptions, our firm will inform you of the existence, use and disclosure of your Personal Information and will give you access to that information. Requests should be sent to our Chief Privacy Officer.

To help protect the confidentiality of your Personal Information, we utilize safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of your Personal Information.

In order to provide prospective clients with services, they may voluntarily submit Personal Information to us for purposes such as asking a question and/or obtaining information.

Occasionally, we may send marketing and/or promotional e-mails to you. If you decide you do not want to receive any future marketing and/or promotional e-mails from us, please advise us in writing.

We reserve the right to modify or supplement this Privacy Policy at any time as necessitated by law and/or our practice. In the event of a material change, we shall advise you, and obtain any required consents.

By retaining our firm for the purpose of providing legal services, it is agreed and understood that you will be deemed to have consented to and acknowledged that our firm may collect, use and disclose such Personal Information in accordance with the above-noted privacy policies, and as otherwise permitted and required by law.

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Each time a third party uses our Web site, the same will be deemed to be an acceptance of the following provisions:

No solicitor/client relationship or other relationship shall be created merely by the use of our Web site, nor the acceptance of these provisions, nor by any communication with our firm by e-mail or through the Web site. This Web site has been created for information purposes only, and is not to be and shall be deemed not to be a comprehensive or definitive statement with respect to the matters set forth herein or with respect to any services that we may provide. We do not accept any responsibility or liability by reason of the use of our Web site, and the same is to be viewed and/or used without any representation, warranty or condition, whether express or implied with respect to any use thereof; and accordingly, neither our firm nor any of our members or any partners will be responsible for any loss or damage whatsoever and howsoever arising in connection with the viewing and/or reliance by others with respect to the matters set forth in our Web site.

The information provided on this Web site may be derived from sources that we believe are reliable. However, we do not guarantee the accuracy of the information, nor do we assume any responsibility or liability whatsoever for publishing the same. This Web site has been produced as a source of general information only and is not to be construed as solicitation.

This Web site may link users to other sites on the Web that are not maintained by our firm. This disclaimer therefore applies to such other sites, and for greater certainty, we assume no responsibility for the contents of any other site; on the express understanding that the same is being provided for convenience only. Accordingly, we disclaim any responsibility for the content of other Web sites, and do not endorse any opinions expressed on such other Web sites.

The name BURSTEIN & GREENGLASS LLP and the logos contained in our Web site are trade names and/or trademarks belonging exclusively to our firm, and any use thereof without our prior written permission is strictly prohibited.

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