Effective date: May 1, 2023
Cheryl Goldhart Mediation and Arbitration Inc. (“CGM&A”, “we”, “us” and “our”) respects your privacy and recognizes the importance of your personal information. We are committed to protecting your information through our compliance with The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act of Canada (PIPEDA) and any other privacy law/regulation applicable to our jurisdiction.
What is Personal Information?
Personal Information is defined in PIPEDA as information about an identifiable individual, but does not include the name, title or business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization (“Personal Information”). In other words, it does not include the information that one expects to find on a business card.
Provision of Personal Information to CGM&A
There are various interactions with CGM&A through which you may provide us with your Personal Information including:
- Opening a file;
- Sending an e-mail to CGM&A to be connected with an individual at CGM&A;
- Calling CGM&A to be connected with an individual at CGM&A;
- Registering for an information session hosted by CGM&A; or
- Posting on a blog that is hosted by CGM&A.
The type of Personal Information you provide depends on the nature of the interaction with CGM&A and often the information will not be personal in nature because it will be contact information to allow us to contact you at your place of work. However, where the information is Personal Information, we will comply with applicable privacy legislation in the collection, use and disclosure of that Personal Information.
We may also collect standard information about all users of our Site including IP addresses, time, date, referring internet sites, search data and pages visited.
You may also provide Personal Information when you open a file or work with CGM&A or if you register for an information session hosted by CGM&A. In those situations CGM&A will rely on either express or implied consent as is appropriate in the circumstances, to permit us to use your Personal Information.
As permitted by applicable privacy legislation, we reserve the right to use or disclose your Personal Information without your knowledge or consent where we are permitted or required to do so by applicable law or regulation.
At any time you may advise us that you no longer consent to the use or disclosure of the Personal Information that you have provided for any or all of the identified purposes and, subject to our right to do so without your knowledge or consent or contractual obligations, we shall no longer do so.
Please note that there are circumstances where the use and/or disclosure of your Personal Information may be justified or permitted or where we are obliged to disclose information WITHOUT consent. Such circumstances are consistent with PIPEDA may include, but are not limited to the following: if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect our rights or property.
Non-Private or Non-Personal Information: We may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-Personal Information.
Use of Personal Information
If you provide CGM&A with your Personal Information we will use it for the purpose for which it was collected. If your Personal Information was provided through our website we will use it to communicate with you, respond to your request for information, to ensure proper functioning of our website or to review the effectiveness and usefulness of our website.
If you provide your Personal Information in relation to a file or request for services we will use that Personal Information to communicate with you, provide you services and meet any applicable legal requirements such as service requirements.
If you provide your Personal Information in respect of an information session or other marketing initiative, we will use your Personal Information to communicate with you about a specific or future event or initiative that may be of interest to you or that may provide you with information relevant to your relationship with CGM&A.
We may also use your Personal Information for any other purpose permitted by the applicable law.
Site Creates no Lawyer /Client Relationship
This website may not be used to request legal advice or to transmit any confidential information relating to the provision of legal advice.
Any information that you transmit to CGM&A through this website may not be secure, may not be treated as confidential and is not protected by solicitor-client privilege.
We will collect your name, address, telephone number, email address and any additional details you choose to provide to us if you complete the form located in the subscription area of our Site in order to receive newsletters or promotional material. We will use this Personal Information solely for the purposes of including your information in our database and in our mailing list in order to provide you with the requested information and to invite you to upcoming events that may be of interest to you and to respond to any specific request that you have made.
Security of Information
We use physical, administrative and electronic procedures to attempt to keep Personal Information secure. These means of protecting and maintaining the security of the Personal Information help to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security and ensure the appropriate use of your Information once we have received it.
While CGM&A takes appropriate safeguards with Personal Information, no website or physical protection of Personal Information can be completely secure. Therefore, you should not send confidential or sensitive information by the internet or by email unless you take appropriate precautions such as encryption.