Type and Collection of Personal Information
We may collect the following personal information:
- name and home contact information, including address, telephone and facsimile numbers, and personal email address;
- billing and account information, including bank or credit card information; and
- information concerning the provision of legal advice and services by the firm, including the personal information of shareholders, directors, officers, agents, employees, investors, buyers, security-holders, business partners, competitors, customers, suppliers, beneficiaries, family members, witnesses, adverse parties, parties-in-interest, professional advisors, investigators, adjudicators, experts and other parties who are individuals.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
Axios collects and uses personal information from its clients, prospective clients, employees, prospective employees, agents, service providers and other third parties. We do not use your Personal Information for purposes other than those which have been set out below. Axios does not sell or trade Personal Information to third parties.
Axios collects, uses and discloses Personal Information for the following purposes:
- to determine whether Axios will enter into a professional relationship with you, to establish your identity and ensure compliance with “Know Your Client” regulations, which may require you to provide your name, address, employment/business information, or other form of legally mandated information or identification;
- for billing reasons, which will require the collection of names, addresses, banking and/or financial details;
- to provide our services and products, which will include any Personal Information necessary to provide services requested by you or your organization. We may also analyze the Personal Information provided to us to offer you additional services or products. (You may, at any time, advise us that you do not wish to receive such information from Axios.);
- to distribute our publications and invitations to events to individuals who subscribe to our mailing lists;
- to consider the admission of individuals as employees and members of the firm; and
- as permitted by, and to comply with, all applicable legal or regulatory requirements or provisions.
Axios does not collect, use or disclose Personal Information without consent except:
- where required by law or by order or requirement of a court, administrative agency or other governmental tribunal;
- where Axios believes, upon reasonable grounds, that it is necessary to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of an identifiable person or group;
- where it is necessary to establish or collect monies owing to Axios or
- where it is necessary to permit Axios to pursue available remedies or limit any damages that Axios may sustain; or
- where the information is public.
Where obliged or permitted to disclose information without consent, Axios will not disclose more information than is required.
Axios uses appropriate safeguards to protect the privacy of Personal Information. These safeguards are designed to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification. Your records are accessible only to staff who have been given the authority to access them and only as is necessary to provide services and products or otherwise deal with you.
Axios strives to provide a secure online environment for the transmission of Personal Information such as credit card details, usernames and passwords.
Transmissions over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be completely secure. Axios, its affiliates subsidiaries, any principals, partners, shareholders, employees, agents, contractors or subcontractors do not represent, warrant or guarantee that Personal Information will be protected against misuse, loss or modification, nor do such parties accept liability for the security of a user’s Personal Information submitted by e-mail or through with the Website.
The provision of Personal Information expressly or voluntarily by you to Axios creates an existing business relationship under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). Axios may use your Personal Information to provide you with information that is relevant to you or your business, such as newsletters, event invitations, or updates about Axios.
There may be circumstances where you have provided Personal Information for an identified purpose, and Axios later needs to use that information for a different purpose. In such circumstances, Axios will seek your consent to use the information for the new purpose.
You have the right to revoke your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information at any time. However, revocation of your consent may result in our inability to provide services to you. We will discuss with you the reason we need your Personal Information and why the revocation of your consent affects our ability to provide the service or product to you.
Web Log Information and Cookies
Axios logs certain technical information from your computer’s web browser when you visit us on the Internet. This information includes your Internet address, the address of the Website you are coming from, the amount of time you spend visiting our Website, the pages visited, the operating system and web browser software you use, and, if you link to us through a search engine, the keywords you use to find our Website. The logs do not record Personal Information, can be accessed only by Axios and are used solely to track visits to our site and improve its content and layout. Axios never attempts to tie this information to particular individuals visiting our Website unless necessary for investigating a security breach.
When you visit our Website, you are assigned a temporary text file called a cookie through your web browser. It is placed on your computer for programming purposes only and enhances your use of the Website by providing a unique identifier as you move from page to page. If you use the search engine, it remembers the keywords you enter.
Accuracy and Access
Axios is committed to ensuring that any records it has containing Personal Information are accurate, complete, and up-to-date. It is your responsibility to inform Axios of any relevant changes in your Personal Information. If you have questions or concerns or you no longer wish to have your Personal Information kept by us, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (416) 447-4334.
In special circumstances, Axios may refuse or limit an access request, for example when disclosure of the information will reveal Personal Information about another person or interfere with a legal investigation.
Accountability and Openness
Axios is committed to protecting your Personal Information. Axios will make readily available to you specific information about its policies and practices relating to the management of Personal Information.