The law firm of Steacy & Delaney is located at 77 Pine St.  Gananoque, On.  The firms beginning can be traced to the early 1970's when Larry L. Steacy began practicing law. In 1977 he was joined by  Frederick Robert Delaney who retired on December 31,2010 and passed away on January 12,2012.  Larry Steacy continues to serve as a sole practitioner  for the catch basin area of Leeds & Grenville and Frontenac Counties.
Our service is respected in the community where we stress customer relations by the provision of a quality service. We stress community involvement by our active support of charities and local initiatives. Throughout the firm’s evolution we are proud to have been the successor to the practices of both James Mc Glade and Henry J. Knotek. This has obviously broadened our client base. And assisted in the dynamics of our success today.
 

STEACY & DELANEY ON THE COLLECTION, USE and DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Objective & Scope of Policy

Consistent with our obligations as professionals, we are dedicated to maintaining high standards of confidentiality with respect to the information that has been provided to us.  This Policy Statement has been prepared to affirm our commitment to maintaining the privacy of our clients and others and to inform you of our practices concerning collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information collected by our firm.

Our obligations as legal professionals are governed, in part, by the Rules of Professional Conduct and govern each of our professionals as members of the Law Societies.  These obligations apply to professionals, employees, contractors and agents who provide services in connection with our delivery of legal and other services to our clients.

For the purposes of this Policy, “Personal Information” means any information, recorded in any form about an identified individual, or an individual whose identity may be inferred or determined from information.

 
Professional Relationship
 

Steacy & Delaney takes every necessary precaution to ensure the security of information whether it is stored electronically or on paper.  As a general rule, all information concerning the business and affairs of a person or organization acquired: (1) for the purpose of determining whether Steacy & Delaney will enter into a professional relationship or (2) in the course of a professional relationship shall be held in strict confidence and not revealed to anyone unless expressly or implicitly authorized by the person or organization concerned.  A professional relationship develops when our firm agrees to be retained to provide services to a particular individual or organization.


The Collection, Use & Disclosure of Personal Information
 

Your provision of Personal Information to Steacy & Delaney means that you agree and consent that we can collect, use and disclose your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. 

Steacy & Delaney does not sell, trade, barter or exchange for consideration any Personal Information it has obtained.  Unless permitted by law, no personal information is collected about an individual, without obtaining the consent of the individual to the collection, use and dissemination of that information.

Personal Information will be collected, to the extent possible, directly from the individual concerned.

Please note that there are circumstances where the use and/or disclosure of Personal Information may be justified or permitted or where Steacy & Delaney is obliged to disclose information without consent.  Such circumstances may include:

(a)         where required by law or by order or requirement of a court, administrative agency of other governmental tribunal;

(b)         where Steacy & Delaney believes 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 clearly in the best interest of the customer but consent could not be obtained in a timely manner

(d)       where it is necessary for the collection of  monies owing to Steacy & Delaney

(e)   where it is necessary to permit Steacy & Delaney to pursue available remedies or limit any damages that Steacy & Delaney may sustain; or

(f)      where the information is public.

Where obliged or permitted to disclose information without consent Steacy & Delaney will not disclose more information than is required although consent may be obtained implicitly by the provision of information for a specified purpose, without any express statement of consent.

 

Accuracy

 

Steacy & Delaney endeavours to ensure that any personal information provided and in its possession is accurate, current and as complete as necessary for the purposes for which Steacy & Delaney uses that information.
 

Retention

 

Steacy & Delaney keeps Personal Information only as long as it is required for the reasons it was collected.  The length of time we retain information varies, depending on the product or service and the nature of information.  This period may extend beyond the end of a person’s relationship with us but it will be for so long as it is necessary for us to have sufficient information to respond to any issues that may arise at a later date.  When your personal information is no longer required for Steacy & Delaney’s purposes, we have procedures to destroy, delete, erase or convert it into an anonymous form.

The principal place in which Steacy & Delaney holds personal information is it’s head office 
located at 77 Pine St., Gananoque, Ontario K7G 2W3.

 

Security

 

Steacy & Delaney endeavours to maintain adequate physical, procedural and technical security with respect to it’s offices and information storage facilities so as to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, or modification of personal information.

Steacy & Delaney further protects personal information by restricting access to it to their employees who need to know that information in order that Steacy & Delaney provide its services.

In terms of communicating personal information to Steacy & Delaney, you may wish to note that there is method  of transmitting or storing data that is completely secure. While the physical characteristics of each are different, mail, telephone calls, faxes and transmissions over the Internet are all susceptible to possible loss, misrouting, interception and misuse of the information being communicated or transmitted.

As do many organizations, Steacy & Delaney attempts to strike a reasonable balance between security and convenience.  In communicating with clients and others, Steacy & Delaney often requests the right to use a method of communication that is less secure than some of its less convenient alternatives.  An example of this is e-mail.  At this time, when we use e-mail, it may be sent as unencrypted plain text.  We do this because Steacy & Delaney believes that many of our clients and others cannot readily process encrypted e-mail.  This is done for their convenience but has the security concern that, if misrouted or intercepted, it can be read more easily than encrypted e-mail.

 

Amendment of Steacy & Delaney’s Practice and This Policy

 

 Steacy & Delaney will from time to time review and revise privacy practices and this Policy Statement.  Steacy & Delaney will provide with due diligence notice where practical of any changes.

 

Questions

 

In the event an individual has questions about (a)  access to personal information; (b) the collection, management or disclosure of personal information; or (c) this Policy Statement, that person should contact any of the following:  the professional with whom he or she has had contact or the firm’s privacy officer acting from time to time.  If you have any questions or wish to make arrangements to view our privacy policy please calls us at 1-613-382-2137.

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