Collection of Personal Information
The Personal Information Act (the “Act”) regulates the way organizations in British Columbia collect, use, keep, secure and disclose personal information. “Personal Information” means all information about an identifiable individual. Hamilton & Company is committed to protecting any personal information received by us in the course of our legal practice.
We collect information only by lawful and reasonable means and not in an unreasonably intrusive manner. Ordinarily, and whenever possible, we collect your Personal Information directly from our clients, at the start of a retainer and in the course of our representation. When necessary, we will collect Personal Information from other sources.
In some cases, we will ask you to specifically consent, either in writing or verbally, if we collect, use or disclose your Personal Information. However, in most cases, your consent will be implied through your dealings with us and our representation of your legal interests.
Protecting Personal Information
We maintain reasonable physical, technical and procedural measures to limit access to Personal Information to authorized individuals for appropriate purposes. Please contact us immediately if you believe that someone has improperly used your Personal Information that you did not authorize.
Use of Personal Information
We use your Personal Information to provide legal advice and services to you, to administer our client databases and to, at times, include you in direct marketing activities. If you tell us that you no longer wish to receive information about our services, or about new developments in the law, we will not send any further materials to you.
Updating your Information
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 during the course of your dealings with us, any of your information changes, please inform us so that we can modify our records.