Your privacy is important and the Donald K. Scott Professional Corporation operating as Don Scott Law office (hereinafter referred to as Don Scott Law Office) is committed to maintaining confidentiality, and the security of personal information. This Privacy Policy describes the information that we collect and how we use it and to whom information may be disclosed. This Privacy Policy applies to the personal information collected, used, or disclosed while using our website. This Privacy Policy was last updated on June 1, 2015.

1) Rules of Conduct for Legal Professionals

Legal professionals are governed by the Rules of Professional Conduct in particular Rule 2.03, which include strict duties and obligations regarding the confidentiality of the information provided by clients.

2) Communications prior to establishing a Solicitor Client Relationship

You should not send confidential information until you have had a direct discussion with a professional at Don Scott Law Office regarding the retention of Don Scott Law Office to provide legal services. Any information sent or received over the Internet is generally not secure. We cannot and do not guarantee security of any communication to or from the Web site. Don Scott Law Office does not assume any responsibility or risk for your use of the Internet.  If you are not a current client and you communicate with us through the website, please be advised that we are under no obligation to keep confidential your communication nor will any such communication invoke solicitor-client privilege. Unless you have a pre-existing, documented solicitor-client relationship, you specifically agree not to communicate any confidential information to us. If you wish to provide information of a confidential or sensitive nature, you are advised to contact a lawyer directly by telephone.

3) Consent

Your provision of personal information means that you agree and consent that we may collect, use and disclose your personal information under this privacy policy. If you do not agree with these terms, you are requested not to provide any personal information. Certain services can only be offered if you provide personal information. If you choose not to provide us with any required personal information, we may not be able to offer you services. 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.

4) Collection and Security of Information

Don Scott Law Office only collects personal information that is necessary to complete the scope of work that you have retained us to complete, as well as to establish your identity and contact information, and information necessary for billing and collection which may include the collection of banking and/or financial details and any information required by the professional code of conduct or by law. We have taken steps to maintain adequate physical, procedural and technical security regarding our office and information storage facilities to prevent loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or modification of personal information.

5) Use & Disclosure of Information

We use and/or disclose personal information where we have express or implied consent for example to work on a matter we have been retained for or sharing your personal information with our employees, contractors, consultants and other parties who require such information to assist us with establishing, maintaining and managing our relationship with you . We may disclose information in some circumstances without consent. Examples include: a) Where required by law or by order or requirement of a court, administrative agency or other governmental tribunal; b) Where we believe, upon reasonable grounds, that it is necessary to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of an identifiable person or group; c) Where it is necessary to establish or collect monies owing to us; d) Where the information is already in the public domain.

6) Website

By using our website, you signify your consent to the contents of this privacy policy. If you do not agree with the contents of this privacy policy, or to our collection, use, disclosure and management of your personal information as described in this privacy policy, you may not use our website. Unfortunately, no data transmitted over the Internet is completely secure. As a result, we do not represent, warrant or guarantee that personal information will be protected against loss, misuse, interception or alteration and does not accept any liability for personal information submitted to us via the Internet, nor for your or any third parties’ use or misuse of personal information. We collect the personal information that you submit to our website, such as your name, address and any other contact or other information that you choose to provide by using the “contact us” portion of this website; or by corresponding with a member or staff member of the law firm via e-mail using the links created for that purpose. Non-personal information, such as the name of the domain from which you access the Internet, the dates and times you access our website and the Internet address of the website from which you may be linking directly to our website, may be collected and used to determine the volume of traffic on our website. This information also enables us to identify ways in which our website can be improved to serve you better. Our website may contain links to other websites that may be subject to less stringent privacy standards. We cannot assume any responsibility for the privacy practices, policies or actions of the third parties that operate those websites. We are not responsible for how such third parties collect, use or disclose your personal information. You should review the privacy policies of those websites before providing them with personal information.

7) Retention of Information

Personal information collected in any form will be retained so long as it is required: a) for the purpose for which it was collected; b) to be retained by law; c) to address any issues that may arise at a later date. When your personal information is no longer required secure procedures are used to destroy, delete, erase or convert the personal information into an anonymous form.

8) Security of Information

We have taken steps to maintain adequate physical, procedural and technical security regarding its offices and information storage facilities to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or modification of personal information.

9) Prohibition on Sale of Information

Under no circumstances will Don Scott Law Office sell, trade, barter or exchange for consideration any personal information it has obtained.

10) Privacy Officer

To ensure that we comply with obligations to protect personal information, we have appointed Diane Edison as a Privacy Officer for the law firm and she may be contacted if you have questions, complaints, or concerns about the privacy policy or your personal information. In the event that you believe that your personal information is not accurate or you wish access to your personal information, you may make a request to the privacy officer. You may contact Diane Edison at 780-750-9888.