Jeremy Scott Law is committed to your privacy. Our privacy commitment is based on Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada) (“PIPEDA”).

This privacy commitment adopts the definition of personal information from PIPEDA: “personal information” means information about an identifiable individual, but does not include the name, title or business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization.

Our obligations as a legal professional is also subject to the Rules of Professional Conduct as set out by the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society. As a lawyer we have a professional obligation to keep confidential all information received within the lawyer-client relationship.

Personal Information Collected?

Personal information is collected in order to provide legal services and products to you.

How do we collect your personal information?

Personal information is collected when reasonably necessary for the legitimate purposes identified and for which consent has been obtained.

How do we use your information?

Your personal information may be used for the following purposes:

Disclosure of your personal information

Jeremy Scott Law will only disclose your personal information for the legitimate purposes identified to you and for which consent has been obtained, or if required or authorized by law. For example, we may disclose your information:

Consent and exceptions

It is important that we obtain consent in particular where required by law for collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. For the purpose of obtaining your consent, Jeremy Scott Law will consider the following:

The law provides certain exceptions to the usual requirement to obtain an individual’s consent, for example:

Keeping your personal information secure

Jeremy Scott Law uses appropriate security measures to protect against loss, theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, use or modification of personal information. Such measures will vary depending on the sensitivity, amount, format, nature and storage of the personal information and will involve, as applicable, physical, organizational and electronic security measures, including premises security, restricted file access, technological safeguards including security software and firewalls to prevent unauthorized computer access, and password and security policies.

In communicating with us, you should be aware that e-mail is not a fully secure medium.

Updating your information and correcting errors

Since we use your personal information to provide legal services to you, it is important that the information be accurate and up-to-date.

If any of your information changes, is inaccurate or incomplete, please inform us so that we can make any necessary changes.

Access to your personal information

Jeremy Scott will respond promptly to any request for access to your personal information. We may not respond to requests for access to personal information that are frivolous, vexatious or repetitious.

In certain circumstances, we may be unable to provide access to some or all of the personal information that we hold about you. Such circumstances include those in which the personal information cannot be separated from the records of others, cannot be disclosed for reasons of personal security or commercial confidentiality or is protected by professional standards relating to confidentiality or solicitor-client privilege.

Changes to our privacy policy

As part of our regular review of all of our policies and procedures, we may change our privacy policy from time to time.

Questions, concerns or requests for access

If you have any questions or concerns, please Jeremy Scott.