Privacy policy

Last update: 2 september 2021

ACCEPTATION ET APPLICATION

NOVAlex Law Firm Inc. and/or NovaLex Clinic (collectively “Novalex” or “we”) is providing this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to inform you (“User” or “you”) of our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal data and information that we receive from Users who use the Novalex website (the “Services”). This Privacy Policy applies to everyone who uses the Services.

Be sure to check this page periodically for the most current version of the Privacy Policy. We reserve the right at any time, in our sole discretion and without liability, to update or modify the Privacy Policy without notice, and your continued access or use of the Services will mean that you accept the updated or modified Privacy Policy. If we change it, we will update the “Last Updated Date” at the top of the Privacy Policy. By continuing to access the Services, you are indicating that you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy. If the revised Privacy Policy is not acceptable to you, please do not use the Services.

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

We collect information when you use the Services or provide it to us directly, which information can be divided into the following general categories:

Non-Personal Information: When you access our Services, certain non-personal information is automatically collected, such as your IP address, device identifier, operating system, URL to our Service, times of your visits, language, device location data, and your use of our Services. Storage of and access to this Non-Personal Information may be accomplished through the use of several technologies that may be downloaded to your personal computer, browser, laptop, tablet, cell phone or other device (a “Device”) to access or use our Services. To the extent that we combine Non-Personal Information with your Personal Information that we collect directly from you, we will treat that combined data as Personal Information, but otherwise will not treat it as Personal Information. We use Non-Personal Information to review our traffic, to observe how Users use our Services, to monitor and analyze the use of the Services, to monitor and analyze statistics, to obtain an accurate representation for technical administration, to increase the functionality and usability of our Services, and to better tailor our Services to the needs of Users. This type of information will not allow you to be personally identified.

Personal Information: We collect Personal Information that you voluntarily upload or provide to us by using the Services or by subscribing to our newsletter, such as your name, age range, email address, telephone number, mailing address, marital status, income.

The purpose of collecting personal information is to:

  • Provide, maintain, perform and improve the Services and any legal services;
  • Evaluate applications for eligibility for the Novalex Pro Bono Program and contact you accordingly;
  • To communicate with you, if you have chosen to receive our newsletter, regarding our new services, recent legal developments or invite you to events; you may withdraw your consent to receive such communications at any time;
  • To perform internal operations, including, for example, to prevent fraud and abuse of our Services to troubleshoot software and operational problems, to perform data analysis, testing and research, and to monitor and analyze usage and activity trends;

We expressly acknowledge that we will not use your Personal Information for any other purpose without your consent. In addition, we will only collect Personal Information to the extent necessary for the purposes identified above.

In addition, Personal Information may be used and disclosed as Novalex may deem reasonably necessary to enforce the terms of use of the Services or to protect the rights, property or safety of any person or entity, or as required by law, in particular, in response to a request from government authorities.

RIGHT TO REVIEW INFORMATION

You have the right to review the Personal Information we collect. If you wish to review this information, please send a written request to privacy@novalex.co.

WITHDRAWAL OF CONSENT

You may at any time decide to no longer consent to the collection of your Personal Information by sending a written request to privacy@novalex.co or request to correct or delete your Personal Information. Upon receiving notice of your withdrawal of consent, we will stop using your Personal Information within a reasonable period of time. Please note that in certain circumstances, we may refuse a request to delete your Personal Information, such as when the Personal Information is required for compliance with the law or with a contractual agreement between the parties, or in connection with claims.

SHARING INFORMATION

We do not sell, rent or disclose to third parties the information we collect and store. You can expect us to share information collected with other parties in the following ways:

  • Affiliated Service Providers: We have agreements with various affiliated service providers to facilitate the provision of our Services, under which we may share the information we have collected. All administrative service providers we use are required to have the same level of privacy protection as we do. Therefore, we expect your information to be treated with the same level of care that we employ.
  • Statistical Analysis: We may share Non-Personal Information and information that has been aggregated anonymously with third parties, including, but not limited to, statistical, machine learning, or marketing purposes. No Personal Information will be shared in this manner.
  • Transactions: Transactions occur as part of or during negotiations of a merger, sale of company assets, any financing or acquisition, or in any other situation in which Personal Information may be disclosed or transferred as one of our business assets. However, in no event will these transactions allow your information to be used for any purpose other than the purpose for which you have given us your consent.

SECURITY

Security measures have been put in place with respect to the Services to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Please note, however, that no data security measures can be guaranteed to be completely effective. Therefore, we cannot certify or guarantee the security of Personal Information or other information. You transmit Personal Information to us at your own risk.

EXTERNAL LINKS

We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites you may click on while using our Services and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER

Our Services are intended for users located in Canada. If you are located outside of Canada, please be advised that the information we collect, including Personal Information, will be transferred to, processed, stored and used in the United States and/or Canada. By using the Service or providing any information to us, you consent to the transfer, processing, use, sharing, disclosure and storage of your information, including Personal Information, to the United States and/or Canada as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please email us at privacy@novalex.co.

ELIGIBILITY

The Services are not intended for persons under the age of 18. If Novalex becomes aware that Personal Information about individuals under the age of 18 has been inadvertently collected, Novalex will promptly delete such information.

TERMS OF USE

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and forms part of our Terms of Use, which sets forth the terms and conditions that you agree to follow when using the Services and which can be found at the bottom of most pages on the Website.