Last updated: (Sep. 18, 2022)
At RioLaw® we use our website and other internet-based tools to provide notary public services also paralegal legal services, authentication and legalization services and certified translation services. We are required to collect and retain information about the people and companies that access and use the website (“Users” or “you”). This Policy applies to our privacy practices on all communications between the Company and Users, including but not limited to communication via:
the Company website (including the website hosted at www.RioLaw.ca and any other web domain used by the Company to communicate with users now or in the future);
any mobile, computer, or tablet-based application currently offered by Company or developed in the future by the Company; and
all other services provided by the Company, as described on the Website (Items 1 to 3 are collectively referred to as the “Website”).
2. INFORMATION ABOUT USERS WE COLLECT AND STORE
When you access and use the Website, we will collect and retain all personal identifying information submitted to us. We will take steps to protect the information submitted to us by Users and we will not disclose any personal identifying information without the consent of Users, unless otherwise set out in this Policy. Personal identifying information may include but is not necessarily limited to: Full name, email address, address, children’s names and birth dates (if applicable), names of partners / spouses (if applicable), names of parents (if applicable), income information (if applicable).
We will not use personal identifying information to contact you for any reason unrelated to your use of the Website or for commercial reasons unrelated to the business of the Company. Except with your consent or where required by law, we will not provide personal identifying information to any third party.
3. PERMITTED USES OF DATA
We use data collected from the Website for various purposes, including to: provide the Website to you and accompanying customer support; notify you about updates and changes to the Website; prevent and address technical issues with the Website; monitor usage of the Website.
Without restriction, we may use any information you submit through the Website for any purpose we deem appropriate so long as it is anonymous and stripped of any and all personal identifying information. We may use the data collected from the Website, devices, browsers, and any other sources, for its own purposes, both related to and unrelated to improving the Website.
4. LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
We may process your personal identifying information for a number of reasons, including: performing a contract with you relating to the Website; you have provided us consent to do so; fulfilling a legal obligation; fulfilling our legitimate interests, which are not overridden by your rights; for payment processing purposes.
5. ACCESSING, CORRECTING & DELETING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
If you wish to access or amend your personal information or to request that we permanently delete your personal information from our servers, please send an email to info@RioLaw.ca. We will ensure your personal information is accessible, amended and/or deleted in a reasonable time after receiving that request. Deleting such information may require us to terminate any account you may have created in its entirety and prevent you from using the Website. So long as your account remains active, we will preserve your personal information in accordance with the Policy
You may decline to share certain personal information with us, in which case you may not be able to use the Website, either in its entirety or certain features. When deleting your information, whether by request or due to inactivity, we will use standard electronic means to remove your personal information from our files. We will also retain any and all information that we are required to retain under any applicable laws for the full duration of time required under those laws.
6. KEEPING YOUR DATA SECURE
We will store your information in electronic format on industry-standard servers that we have selected. Except where required to do so by law, we will not store your personal information in any physical or paper-based format. The servers we select to store information engage security software and generally accepted standards to protect personal information. The software used by these servers is intended to prevent unauthorized access or improper use. However, no security system is perfect and there is always a risk of unauthorized parties accessing your personal information. Therefore, we make no guarantees or representations as to the technical or legal compliance of the servers we use. We cannot guarantee the complete protection and security of your personal information.
Our servers may be located outside of Canada, and thus are potentially subject to the privacy and security laws in force in other countries. If you have concerns about your personal information being stored electronically in foreign jurisdictions, please contact us before proceeding to use the Website.
7. SECURITY BREACHES
In the event the personal information of a User is disclosed as the result of any breach of security of the Website or its servers, regardless of who is at fault, we will take steps to advise all known affected Users within 5 days of learning of the breach
8. USE OF WEBSITE BY MINORS
With the following restrictions, the Website may be accessed in certain circumstances by persons under the age of 18. We take the following precautions to protect the safety and information of persons under the age of 18: Persons under the age of 13 are prohibited from using the Website without the express permission and direct supervision of a parent or guardian.
Persons under the age of 13 are prohibited from submitting any personal identifying information through the Website. The Company will immediately delete any personal identifying information submitted in violation of this Policy
9. DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
In certain situations, we may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement 5 requirements. We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
If the Company or its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data about Users may be one of the transferred assets.
10. AMENDING THIS POLICY
This Policy may be updated and amended from time to time. We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time, and any amended Policy is effective upon posting to the Website. We will make efforts to communicate any changes to this Policy we deem material, in our sole discretion, via email or notifications on the Website. Your continued use of the Website will be deemed acceptance of any amended Policy.
11. CONTACT US
We encourage you to send us questions and inquiries on this Policy and the steps we take to keep your personal information secure. Please send us an email: info@RioLaw.ca We will respond to all inquiries on the Policy within five days.
12. REQUESTS FOR ACCESS
You may ask for access to any personal information we hold about you. Summary information is available on request. If you have any questions, or wish to access your personal information, please contact us.
If you are not satisfied with our response, please contact:
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
2 Bloor Street East, Suite 1400
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1A8
Phone: (416) 326-3333
Toll-free: 1 (800) 387-0073 (free within Ontario)
Web Site: http://www.ipc.on.ca/