Terms of Use

TERMS OF USE


Legal Agreement

 

These Terms of Use constitute a legal agreement between you and Victor E. Kasowski, Professional Corporation (“VKPC”) governing your access and use of our website www.vkpc.ca (“Website”).  By accessing and using the Website, you are indicating your acceptance to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not accept these Terms of Use, you must not access or use the Website.  These Terms of Use are subject to change without notice and your use of the Website after such changes are posted to the Website will indicate your acceptance of the amended Terms of Use.

 

Not Legal Advice

 

The information and material on this Website is intended to provide general information only and is not to be relied upon as legal advice. Consult a lawyer with respect to your own legal questions. Do not rely on, take or fail to take any action or delay seeking professional legal assistance based upon anything you have read in this Website.

 

No Lawyer-Client Relationship

 

Use of the Website, sending any information to VKPC through the Website or communicating with VKPC by e-mail, including receiving return email from us, does not create or constitute a lawyer-client relationship between you and VKPC. A lawyer-client relationship can only be created after we have agreed to act for you in accordance with our normal procedures which include a signed written retainer agreement.

 

Links

 

The Website contains links to other websites not owned, controlled or operated by VKPC (“linked websites”). These links are provided solely for your convenience and do not represent VKPC’s endorsement of the linked websites or any of their content. You understand and agree that VKPC has no liability for the linked websites or any of their content which you access and use at your own risk.

 

Privacy Policy

 

At VKPC we take your privacy concerns and our obligations seriously.  Our privacy policy attempts to strike a reasonable balance between the competing demands of prompt, effective service and the protection of your information.

 

Personal Information

 

In this policy, “Personal Information” means recorded information about an individual whose identity may be determined from that information but does not include the name and business contact information (business title, address, phone, fax, e-mail etc.) of employees of organizations.  At VKPC we collect Personal Information in order to provide legal services and to send individuals information about our services and legal developments of interest.  If you do not wish to receive our promotional materials or legal updates let us know and we will not send them to you.

 

Collection, Use and Disclosures of Personal Information

 

We collect Personal Information in accordance with the law.  The only Personal Information collected through this Website is that which you voluntarily provide.  Ordinarily, we collect Personal Information from you directly but occasionally we may collect Personal Information from other sources including, government agencies or registries, your agents and third party professionals (e.g. your accountant), parties or witnesses in litigation matters and parties to a business transaction. 

 

VKPC does not market, sell, share or otherwise provide your Personal Information to third parties except for the express purpose of providing legal services which you have retained us to provide and, even then, only to the extent necessary to provide those services effectively.  We will also disclose Personal Information as and when we are required to by law.

 

Examples of when we might disclose your Personal Information include:

 

Upon your direct consent;

Under a court warrant; and

To render the services for which we have been retained (e.g. our third party service providers, other parties to a business transaction etc.);

 

Website Usage

 

To develop and improve our Website, we may monitor usage, traffic, site and other related statistics.  We may share this type of information with third parties but it will not include any Personal Information.

 

Security

 

The use, safety and security of information transmitted over the internet can never be guaranteed. You use the Website at your own risk. VKPC does not assume any liability for your use of the internet or the Website.

 

Governing Law & Jurisdiction

 

You acknowledge and agree that your use of the Website and these Terms of Use are governed by the laws of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein and that any dispute with respect to them will be within the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Ontario.