Why does BL collect personal information?
BL collects personal information to fulfill functions under the Legal Profession Act. Additional information may be acquired for the purpose of research. However, such information is collected and retained anonymously.
What if I do not wish to provide personal information?
BL is required to verify the identity of each client. Individuals seeking general legal advice – non-clients – must provide sufficient identification to ensure compliance with conflict check protocols.
Use and Disclosure
How does BL use and disclose personal information?
BL does not disclose personal information, except as required by law and subject to solicitor/client privilege.
BL takes reasonable steps to keep all personal information secure and to protect that personal information from misuse, loss, unauthorized access, modification, or disclosure. If BL determines that personal information is no longer needed for any purpose, BL will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify that personal information.
When using the BL website, or any website, you should be aware that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. Although BL strives to protect such information, BL does not warrant the security of any information transmitted to it over the Internet. Any information transmitted to BL over the Internet is done so at the risk of the person or organization transmitting the information.
BL may from time to time partner with other Internet-based search engines or service providers, which may collect personal information. Please refer to their privacy policies for further information.
Access, Corrections, and Further Information
BL endeavors to keep personal information accurate, complete, and up-to-date. If any person wishes to access, review, or make corrections to his/her personal information held by BL, that person may do so at any time by contacting BL and arranging to attend at our office in Victoria to review his/her file. However, BL may refuse to provide any person with access to information where BL is permitted by law to withhold that information, or where that information may identify the names and locations of third parties, or put any party at risk of harm. If any person requires information about the way BL manages his/her personal information or has any queries, problems, or complaints, that person should also contact BL at the details below.
Jayne Embree, M.A.
Privacy Officer, Butterfield Law
402-2020 Richmond Road
Victoria, BC V8R 6R5
Phone: (250) 382-4529
Fax: (250) 480-1896