The Personal Information Protection Act (“the Act”) regulates the way private sector organizations within British Columbia collect, use, keep, secure and disclose personal information. “Personal Information” means all information about an identifiable individual.
We take very seriously our professional obligation to maintain the confidentiality of client information and recognize our obligations concerning personal information that we collect, use or disclose in our practice.
In order to provide legal advice to our clients, we need access to all relevant facts and information that relate to our retainer and to the representation of our clients. This information will necessarily include personal information about our clients and other individuals.
We collect personal information directly from the person to whom the information pertains.
By retaining us for legal advice or representation, you consent to our collection, use or disclosure of your personal information in order to properly advise and represent you.
Using this Website may facilitate communications with Dyson Law Corporation, its lawyers and staff by email or voicemail but receipt of any such communications or transmissions does not automatically create a solicitor-client relationship. We do not become your lawyers unless we agree to represent you and you have signed a contingency fee agreement with us.
If you would like to hire to help you with an ICBC claim or personal injury claim against another insurer please contact us by telephone to make those arrangements. You can contact us by calling (604) 876 – 7000 to arrange an appointment to discuss your situation.
An individual’s ability to access his or her personal information under our control is not absolute. The Act provides that we must not disclose personal information when:
The disclosure could reasonably be expected to threaten the safety or physical or mental health of an individual other than the individual who made the request;
The disclosure can reasonably be expected to cause immediate or grave harm to the safety or to the physical or mental health of the individual who made the request;
The disclosure would reveal personal information about another individual;
The disclosure would reveal the identity of an individual who has provided personal information about another individual and the individual providing the personal information does not consent to disclosure of his or her identity.
The Act further provides that we are not required to disclose personal information when:
The personal information is protected by solicitor-client privilege;
The disclosure of the personal information would reveal confidential commercial information that, if disclosed, could, in the opinion of a reasonable person, harm the competitive position of an organization;
The personal information was collected without consent for the purposes of an investigation, and the investigation and associated proceedings and appeals have not been completed;
The law permits individuals to submit written requests to us to correct errors or omissions in their personal information that is in our custody or control. We will correct the personal information and, if reasonable to do so, send correction notifications to any other organizations to whom we disclosed the incorrect information; or decide not to correct the personal information, but annotate the personal information that a correction was requested but not made.
Our chief privacy officer is Christopher P. Dyson, Lawyer.
Vancouver Office #400 – 601 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4C7
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