#102, 8704 - 51 Ave NWEdmonton, AB, T6E 5E8. MAP
We, at TMS Law Office, recognize the importance of client privacy and the sensitivity of the personal information that we may have concerning any individual. As practicing lawyer(s) we have a professional and ethical obligation to keep confidential all information we receive within a lawyer-client relationship subject to the client’s instructions to provide legal services. Further, we are committed to safeguarding the personal information we have or control concerning any individual.
TMS Law Office manages your personal information in compliance with Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) and will comply in certain circumstances with the federal privacy law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPDEA), as required.
We collect personal information for the purposes of serving the legal and related needs of our clients. We require information to:
Personal information is any information that identifies you. In Alberta business contact information such as your office address, job title, business phone number, email address, fax number or other related business contact information is not considered personal information. We follow reasonable and prudent business practices to collect, use and disclose your personal information for the purpose of providing you with legal services.
We collect information only by lawful and fair means. When we make directed individual requests for your relevant sensitive personal information from a particular organization or business, such as medical professionals or financial institutions, we will obtain your written consent. Wherever possible we collect your personal information directly from you. We may ask you for your consent, at the start of a retainer and during the course of our representation. Your consent may be in writing, verbal or implied as necessary to further your legal needs. Our privacy statement is your notice of the purposes for which we collect, use or disclose your personal information or business contact information.
Dependent on the legal services provided, with your consent, we may obtain this relevant information from:
We use your personal information to provide legal advice and services to you and to administer our legal business incidental to providing legal services, such as client billing. With your permission, we may send you information about our other legal services, or about new developments in the law. You may at any time withdraw your consent by notifying us, and we will not send you any such material.
We do not disclose or sell your personal information or business contact information to any third party to enable them to market their products and services.
When we release information about you, it is done to serve specific needs, in the course of providing legal services. With your consent, we may provide information to:
You have the right to request a correction of the personal information that we hold about you. We rely on you to provide us with accurate and up-to-date personal and business contact information for the purposes of providing you with legal services and to maintain contact with you. If during the course of our professional relationship, any of your information changes, please inform us so that we can make any necessary changes.
In order to protect your personal information, we will:
You may request access to the personal information we have about you. The request must be in writing and directed to the law firm’s privacy officer identified below. We will charge a reasonable fee for retrieval and copying of your personal information. If the retrieval or copying or your request is extensive, we will notify you of the fee prior to retrieval and copying.
There are exceptions to your right to access your personal information. By law, we must deny access when:
If we deny your request for access to, or refuse a request to correct information, we shall explain why. In all cases we will attempt to mediate a resolution if possible.
E-mail is not a secure, confidential method of communicating your confidential and personal information with us. We will not use e-mail to send personal or confidential information unless you expressly authorize this form of communication and accept all the inherent risks associated with this type of communication.
We may review and change our Privacy Statement from time to time in order to update our privacy commitment to you in keeping with current privacy laws.
Please contact our Privacy Officer at the address below or access our website under
If you are not satisfied with our response, the Privacy Commissioner of Alberta can be reached at: www.oipc.ab.ca