Information Automatically Collected
When you visit our website, we may collect your IP address. The website may automatically collect certain non-identifiable information regarding website users, such as IP addresses, date and time and the internet address of the website from which you linked directly to the website. We record what pages you visit and for how long, how you arrived at our site, what kind of operating system you are on, if you are using a cell phone or tablet to access the site, and what types of media you view on our site.
We collect anonymous statistics about how visitors use our website to better tailor the knowledge information we provide to meet our visitors’ needs. We use this information to manage our website, develop valuable knowledge publications, seminars and events and to ensure we are keeping our technology upgraded.
The website may use “cookies”, a technology that installs information on a user’s computer to permit the website to recognize future visits from that computer. You may choose to decline cookies if your browser permits, but that may affect the use of the website.
Voluntarily Personal Information Provided
We use forms so you may voluntarily provide us with your personal information, personal information of others related to your inquiry and information relating to your legal request. If you provide us with your personal information, we may use your personal information to understand how you use our website and online tools.
By completing our forms, you provide us with your consent to use the information. We will use the information for the purposes for which you requested.
We may have links on our website to other sites and resources that provide information or materials. We are not responsible for the content or security of those sites or the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information on those sites.
Email Policy from the Website
We communicate with you regarding our services, publications and events in various ways, including email. If you received an email from us, your email address is either listed with us as someone who has expressly shared this address for the purpose of receiving information in the future or you have an existing relationship with us. We respect your time and privacy and want to ensure we only send information to you that you will find valuable. We will always permit you to unsubscribe or opt-out of receiving these emails.
We collect statistics about how you use our email communication to better tailor the information we provide. These statistics include when you open our emails, forward them, click through links, and download files. If you use a link in an email from us that directs you to a page on our website, we will be able to associate your email address with that specific visit to our website.
Consent and Opting Out
If you provide us with your personal information via an online form, or via email or by phone for the purposes of receiving emails, you have “opted-in” to our communications. If we send you knowledge, announcement or invitation emails and you do not “opt-out” of receiving the specific type of communication or all marketing communications, we will assume your consent to receive future emails. You may, at any time, opt-out or opt-in to marketing and electronic news email communications using our opt-out link on each email or the sign-up form on our website.
Storing and Securing Your Information
MacLean Law may store and process your information in Vancouver, BC, Canada or in other countries. We take measures to protect your confidentially and personal information. When forms are used, Secure Socket Layer technology is employed. However, due to the nature of the Internet, security and privacy risks cannot be fully eliminated.
Client Lawyer Relationship
No lawyer-client advisor, legal or fiduciary relationship is created by this agreement or use of the MacLean Law website, downloading or filling out an on-line form.
The website is for information purposes only and is not intended to be a comprehensive statement concerning legal matters. You should seek appropriate qualified professional legal advice before acting or omitting to act based upon information provided on the MacLean Law websites, or any links to other external websites.
Information communicated to MacLean Law through the website may not be treated as lawyer-client privilege and does not create a relationship of duty of any kind. Only when a fully executed retainer agreement has been signed, is there an established lawyer-client relationship.