Policies

Disclaimer

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Tracy McIntosh, Virtual Law Clerk assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the contents on the Service.

In no event shall Tracy McIntosh, Virtual Law Clerk be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages or any damages whatsoever, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tort, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Service or the contents of the Service. Tracy McIntosh, Virtual Law Clerk reserves the right to make additions, deletions, or modification to the contents on the Service at any time without prior notice.

Tracy McIntosh, Virtual Law Clerk does not warrant that the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components.

If you have any questions about this Disclaimer, please contact us at tracy@yourvirtuallawclerk.com

Contact

NO CLIENT RELATIONSHIP WITHOUT EXPLICIT AGREEMENT

No Relationship – Communications not Confidential

BY INITIATING CONTACT WITH TRACY MCINTOSH, VIRTUAL LAW CLERK (“TMVLC”) BY TELEPHONE, EMAIL, OR SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGING, YOU (THE “USER”) ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THESE METHODS OF COMMUNICATION WITH A PRIOR OR EXISTING CLIENT RELATIONSHIP DO NOT GUARANTEE THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF ANY COMMUNICATION.

USER CONTACT VIA EMAIL, TELEPHONE, OR SOCIAL MEDIA DO NOT CONSTITUTE A RETAINER FOR SERVICES.

NO RELATIONSHIP IS CREATED BY THE USER CONTACTING OR OTHERWISE ACCESSING TMVLC VIA EMAIL, TELEPHONE, OR SOCIAL MEDIA.

No Legal Advice

THE INFORMATION HOSTED AT WWW.YOURVIRTUALLAWCLERK.COM (THE “WEBSITE”) IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SERVICES OFFERED BY TMVLC.

NO CONTENT HOSTED ON THE WEBSITE CONSTITUTES LEGAL ADVICE. LEGAL ADVICE CAN BE PROVIDED ONLY BY LAWYERS AND PARALEGALS IN ONTARIO.

IF YOU REQUIRE LEGAL ADVICE OR A LEGAL OPINION, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LAWYER.

Privacy Policy

TRACY MCINTOSH, VIRTUAL LAW CLERK (“US”, “WE”, OR “OUR”) OPERATES THE HTTP://WWW.YOURVIRTUALLAWCLERK.COM WEBSITE (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS THE “SERVICE”).

THIS PAGE INFORMS YOU OF OUR POLICIES REGARDING THE COLLECTION, USE, AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL DATA WHEN YOU USE OUR SERVICE AND THE CHOICES YOU HAVE ASSOCIATED WITH THAT DATA.

WE USE YOUR DATA TO PROVIDE AND IMPROVE THE SERVICE. BY USING THE SERVICE, YOU AGREE TO THE COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS POLICY. UNLESS OTHERWISE DEFINED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY, THE TERMS USED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY HAVE THE SAME MEANINGS AS IN OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS, ACCESSIBLE FROM HTTP://WWW. YOURVIRTUALLAWCLERK.COM

Information Collection And Use

WE COLLECT SEVERAL DIFFERENT TYPES OF INFORMATION FOR VARIOUS PURPOSES TO PROVIDE AND IMPROVE OUR SERVICE TO YOU.

Types of Data Collected

PERSONAL DATA

WHILE USING OUR SERVICE, WE MAY ASK YOU TO PROVIDE US WITH CERTAIN PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION THAT CAN BE USED TO CONTACT OR IDENTIFY YOU (“PERSONAL DATA”). PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION MAY INCLUDE, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO:

  • EMAIL ADDRESS
  • FIRST NAME AND LAST NAME
  • PHONE NUMBER
  • ADDRESS, PROVINCE, POSTAL CODE, CITY
  • COOKIES AND USAGE DATA
  • USAGE DATA

WE MAY ALSO COLLECT INFORMATION ON HOW THE SERVICE IS ACCESSED AND USED (“USAGE DATA”). THIS USAGE DATA MAY INCLUDE INFORMATION SUCH AS YOUR COMPUTER’S INTERNET PROTOCOL ADDRESS (E.G. IP ADDRESS), BROWSER TYPE, BROWSER VERSION, THE PAGES OF OUR SERVICE THAT YOU VISIT, THE TIME AND DATE OF YOUR VISIT, THE TIME SPENT ON THOSE PAGES, UNIQUE DEVICE IDENTIFIERS AND OTHER DIAGNOSTIC DATA.

TRACKING & COOKIES DATA

WE MAY USE COOKIES AND SIMILAR TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES TO TRACK THE ACTIVITY ON OUR SERVICE AND HOLD CERTAIN INFORMATION.

COOKIES ARE FILES WITH SMALL AMOUNT OF DATA WHICH MAY INCLUDE AN ANONYMOUS UNIQUE IDENTIFIER. COOKIES ARE SENT TO YOUR BROWSER FROM A WEBSITE AND STORED ON YOUR DEVICE. TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES ALSO USED ARE BEACONS, TAGS, AND SCRIPTS TO COLLECT AND TRACK INFORMATION AND TO IMPROVE AND ANALYZE OUR SERVICE.

YOU CAN INSTRUCT YOUR BROWSER TO REFUSE ALL COOKIES OR TO INDICATE WHEN A COOKIE IS BEING SENT. HOWEVER, IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT COOKIES, YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO USE SOME OR ALL OF PORTIONS OF OUR SERVICE. YOU CAN LEARN MORE HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES IN THE BROWSER COOKIES GUIDE.

EXAMPLES OF COOKIES WE MAY USE:

  • SESSION COOKIES. WE USE SESSION COOKIES TO OPERATE OUR SERVICE.
  • PREFERENCE COOKIES. WE USE PREFERENCE COOKIES TO REMEMBER YOUR PREFERENCES AND VARIOUS SETTINGS.
  • SECURITY COOKIES. WE USE SECURITY COOKIES FOR SECURITY PURPOSES.

Use of Data

TRACY MCINTOSH, VIRTUAL LAW CLERK USES THE COLLECTED DATA FOR VARIOUS PURPOSES:

  • TO PROVIDE AND MAINTAIN THE SERVICE
  • TO NOTIFY YOU ABOUT CHANGES TO OUR SERVICE
  • TO ALLOW YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERACTIVE FEATURES OF OUR SERVICE WHEN YOU CHOOSE TO DO SO
  • TO PROVIDE CUSTOMER CARE AND SUPPORT
  • TO PROVIDE ANALYSIS OR VALUABLE INFORMATION SO THAT WE CAN IMPROVE THE SERVICE
  • TO MONITOR THE USAGE OF THE SERVICE
  • TO DETECT, PREVENT AND ADDRESS TECHNICAL ISSUES

Transfer Of Data

YOUR INFORMATION, INCLUDING PERSONAL DATA, MAY BE TRANSFERRED TO — AND MAINTAINED ON — COMPUTERS LOCATED OUTSIDE OF YOUR STATE, PROVINCE, COUNTRY OR OTHER GOVERNMENTAL JURISDICTION WHERE THE DATA PROTECTION LAWS MAY DIFFER THAN THOSE FROM YOUR JURISDICTION.

IF YOU ARE LOCATED OUTSIDE CANADA AND CHOOSE TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO US, PLEASE NOTE THAT WE TRANSFER THE DATA, INCLUDING PERSONAL DATA, TO CANADA AND PROCESS IT THERE.

YOUR CONSENT TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY FOLLOWED BY YOUR SUBMISSION OF SUCH INFORMATION REPRESENTS YOUR AGREEMENT TO THAT TRANSFER.

TRACY MCINTOSH, VIRTUAL LAW CLERK WILL TAKE ALL STEPS REASONABLY NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT YOUR DATA IS TREATED SECURELY AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND NO TRANSFER OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL TAKE PLACE TO AN ORGANIZATION OR A COUNTRY UNLESS THERE ARE ADEQUATE CONTROLS IN PLACE INCLUDING THE SECURITY OF YOUR DATA AND OTHER PERSONAL INFORMATION.

Disclosure Of Data

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

TRACY MCINTOSH, VIRTUAL LAW CLERK MAY DISCLOSE YOUR PERSONAL DATA IN THE GOOD FAITH BELIEF THAT SUCH ACTION IS NECESSARY TO:

  • TO COMPLY WITH A LEGAL OBLIGATION
  • TO PROTECT AND DEFEND THE RIGHTS OR PROPERTY OF TRACY MCINTOSH, VIRTUAL LAW CLERK
  • TO PREVENT OR INVESTIGATE POSSIBLE WRONGDOING IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE
  • TO PROTECT THE PERSONAL SAFETY OF USERS OF THE SERVICE OR THE PUBLIC
  • TO PROTECT AGAINST LEGAL LIABILITY

FOR GREATER CERTAINTY, WE WILL DISCLOSE ANY INFORMATION WE COLLECT, USE OR RECEIVE IF REQUIRED OR PERMITTED BY LAW, SUCH AS TO COMPLY WITH A SUBPOENA, OR SIMILAR LEGAL PROCESS, AND WHEN WE BELIEVE IN GOOD FAITH THAT DISCLOSURE IS NECESSARY TO PROTECT OUR RIGHTS, PROTECT YOUR SAFETY OR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS, INVESTIGATE FRAUD, OR RESPOND TO A GOVERNMENT REQUEST. IN THE EVENT WE GO THROUGH A BUSINESS TRANSITION, SUCH AS A MERGER OR ACQUISITION BY ANOTHER COMPANY, OR SALE OF ALL OR A PORTION OF ITS ASSETS, YOUR USER ACCOUNT, AND PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL LIKELY BE AMONG THE ASSETS TRANSFERRED.

Security Of Data

THE SECURITY OF YOUR DATA IS IMPORTANT TO US, BUT REMEMBER THAT NO METHOD OF TRANSMISSION OVER THE INTERNET, OR METHOD OF ELECTRONIC STORAGE IS 100% SECURE. WHILE WE STRIVE TO USE COMMERCIALLY ACCEPTABLE MEANS TO PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE ITS ABSOLUTE SECURITY.

IN THE EVENT WE BECOME AWARE THAT THE SECURITY OF THE SERVICE HAS BEEN COMPROMISED OR USERS PERSONAL INFORMATION HAS BEEN DISCLOSED TO UNRELATED THIRD PARTIES AS A RESULT OF EXTERNAL ACTIVITY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SECURITY ATTACKS OR FRAUD, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO TAKE REASONABLY APPROPRIATE MEASURES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, INVESTIGATION AND REPORTING, AS WELL AS NOTIFICATION TO AND COOPERATION WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES. IN THE EVENT OF A DATA BREACH, WE WILL MAKE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO NOTIFY AFFECTED INDIVIDUALS IF WE BELIEVE THAT THERE IS A REASONABLE RISK OF HARM TO THE USER AS A RESULT OF THE BREACH OR IF NOTICE IS OTHERWISE REQUIRED BY LAW. WHEN WE DO, WE WILL POST A NOTICE ON THE SERVICE, SEND YOU AN EMAIL.

Service Providers

WE MAY EMPLOY THIRD PARTY COMPANIES AND INDIVIDUALS TO FACILITATE OUR SERVICE (“SERVICE PROVIDERS”), TO PROVIDE THE SERVICE ON OUR BEHALF, TO PERFORM SERVICE-RELATED SERVICES OR TO ASSIST US IN ANALYZING HOW OUR SERVICE IS USED.

THESE THIRD PARTIES HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL DATA ONLY TO PERFORM THESE TASKS ON OUR BEHALF AND ARE OBLIGATED NOT TO DISCLOSE OR USE IT FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE.

Links to Other Sites

OUR SERVICE MAY CONTAIN LINKS TO OTHER SITES THAT ARE NOT OPERATED BY US. IF YOU CLICK ON A THIRD PARTY LINK, YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO THAT THIRD PARTY’S SITE. WE STRONGLY ADVISE YOU TO REVIEW THE PRIVACY POLICY OF EVERY SITE YOU VISIT.

WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER AND ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CONTENT, PRIVACY POLICIES OR PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD PARTY SITES OR SERVICES.

Children’s Privacy

OUR SERVICE DOES NOT ADDRESS ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 (“CHILDREN”).

WE DO NOT KNOWINGLY COLLECT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION FROM ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18. IF YOU ARE A PARENT OR GUARDIAN AND YOU ARE AWARE THAT YOUR CHILDREN HAS PROVIDED US WITH PERSONAL DATA, PLEASE CONTACT US. IF WE BECOME AWARE THAT WE HAVE COLLECTED PERSONAL DATA FROM CHILDREN WITHOUT VERIFICATION OF PARENTAL CONSENT, WE MAY, AT OUR OPTION, TAKE STEPS TO REMOVE THAT INFORMATION FROM OUR SERVERS.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

WE MAY UPDATE OUR PRIVACY POLICY FROM TIME TO TIME. WE WILL NOTIFY YOU OF ANY CHANGES BY POSTING THE NEW PRIVACY POLICY ON THIS PAGE.

WE WILL LET YOU KNOW VIA EMAIL AND/OR A PROMINENT NOTICE ON OUR SERVICE, PRIOR TO THE CHANGE BECOMING EFFECTIVE AND UPDATE THE “EFFECTIVE DATE” AT THE TOP OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

YOU ARE ADVISED TO REVIEW THIS PRIVACY POLICY PERIODICALLY FOR ANY CHANGES. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY ARE EFFECTIVE WHEN THEY ARE POSTED ON THIS PAGE.

Contact Us

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE CONTACT US AT TRACY@YOURVIRTUALLAWCLERK.COM