Privacy Policy

AAK Law LLP recognizes the importance of privacy and the sensitivity of personal information. It is part of our fundamental commitment to you to provide legal services of the highest quality, in a timely manner, at a reasonable cost. As lawyers, we have a professional obligation to keep confidential all information we receive within a lawyer-client relationship. We are committed to protecting any personal information we hold. This Privacy Policy outlines how we manage your personal information and safeguard your privacy.

As of January 1, 2004, all businesses engaged in commercial activities must comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, (“PIPEDA”) unless the Federal Government has exempted the organization because it is subject to substantially similar provincial legislation. To date, lawyers and their partnerships or associations in Ontario are not exempted and Ontario has not enacted any substantially similar legislation to PIPEDA. Therefore, AAK Law is subject to PIPEDA. In addition, we have obligations under the Rules of Professional Conduct to maintain absolute confidence regarding information about our clients. PIPEDA gives you additional rights concerning the privacy of your personal information.

AAK Law is responsible for the personal information we collect and hold. To ensure this accountability, we have developed this privacy policy and trained our lawyers and support staff about our policies and practices.

Personal information is any information that identifies you, or allows you to be identified, including such information as your home address/phone/email, billing information, credit information, family information, ethnicity, sexual orientation, blood type, medical information and personal financial information. Personal information does not usually include business contact information such as your name, title, employer/organization, or business address, phone/fax number or email. For the purposes of this privacy policy, personal information has the same definition as in the controlling legislation. We must obtain personal information in order to provide you with legal services. If we did not collect and use personal information we could not provide you with those services. We only collect that personal information which is reasonably necessary for our commercial relationship.

AAK Law provides legal services and products to a wide range of clients. We collect personal information about and from our clients in order to:

We collect information only by lawful and fair means. Wherever possible we collect your personal information directly from you, at the start of a retainer and in the course of and in connection with that retainer. Sometimes we may obtain information about you from other sources during the course of our retainer. Examples of other sources include:

By submitting personal information to AAK Law, or its service providers, agents or anyone else on its behalf, you agree that we may collect, use and disclose such information according to this privacy policy. If you provide AAK Law, or its service providers, agents, or anyone on its behalf, personal information about anyone else, by giving us such information, you represent to us and confirm that you have obtained all necessary authority and or consents from that other person to enable us to collect, use and disclose that personal information according to this privacy policy.

In addition, if you retain us to act for you, you will be required to sign a retainer agreement in which you give us your express consent to collect, use and/or disclose personal information about you during the course of our representation of you, as we determine may be necessary in order to fully represent you.

We use your personal information to provide legal advice and services to you, to conduct our normal client relationships, administer our client time and billing databases, and to include you in any direct marketing activities. In these respects, we assume that we have your consent to use your personal information unless you advise us to the contrary. If you tell us that you no longer wish to receive information about our services, or about new developments in the law, we will not send any further material.

AAK Law does not disclose your personal information to any third party to enable them to market their products and services without your consent. For example, we do not provide our client mailing lists to anyone, except as may be required by law.

In addition, if you retain us to act for you, you will be required to sign a retainer agreement in which you give us your express consent to collect, use and/or disclose personal information about you during the course of our representation of you, as we determine may be necessary in order to fully represent you.

Under certain circumstances, such as the following, AAK Law will disclose your personal information:


AAK Law takes reasonable precautions to ensure that your personal information is kept safe from loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. Among the steps taken to protect your information are:

In addition, each lawyer is obligated by the Rules of Professional Conduct to maintain all client information as strictly confidential. Every AAK Law employee is bound by our privacy policy. People and businesses with whom we do business are required to have privacy policies that comply with the legislation.

You may ask for access to any personal information we hold about you. Summary information is available on written request. More detailed requests that require archive or other retrieval costs may be subject to our normal professional and disbursement fees.

We keep personal information as long as is reasonable in order to conduct our business with you, or longer, if required by law.

If we hold information about you and you can establish that it is not accurate, complete and/or up to date, we will take reasonable steps to correct it.

Can I be denied access to my personal information?

If we deny your request for access to information, or refuse a request to correct information, we shall explain why.

AAK Law does not use your Social Insurance Number as a way of identifying or organizing the information we hold upon you.

Whenever it is legal and practicable, we may deal with general inquiries without providing your name (for example, by accessing general information on our website).

To help us make credit decisions about clients, prevent fraud, check the identity of new clients and prevent money laundering, we may, on occasion request information about you from the files of consumer reporting agencies.

You should be aware that email is not a 100% secure medium, and you should be aware of this when contacting us to send personal or confidential information.

If you apply to AAK Law for a job, we need to consider your personal information as part of our review process. We normally retain information from candidates after a decision has been made, unless you ask us not to retain the information. If we offer you a job, which you accept, the information will be retained in your confidential employee records.

You may visit our website, Should you do so, you can be certain that we will not ask for any personal information.

Our website may contain links to other sites which are not governed by this privacy policy.

We may collect personal information through our website, but only when you voluntarily enter the website, submit a form electronically, use links contained on the website or send us email. When you provide information to us through these mechanisms, you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of such information according to this privacy policy. Personal information provided through these mechanisms will be used only for the purpose(s) for which you submitted the personal information, to respond to you, and to send you information from time to time that we think may be of interest to you.

We may monitor traffic patterns, site usage and related site information in order to optimize our web service. We may provide aggregated information to third parties, but these statistics do not include any identifiable personal information.

AAK Law regularly reviews all of its policies and procedures. We may change our Privacy Policy from time to time. Please review our website occasionally, to keep abreast of any changes.

If you have any questions, or wish to access your personal information,
please write to our Privacy Contact at:

Barristers & Solicitors
2550 Argentia Rd Mississauga, ON L5N 5R1
Attention: Aneel Kamran

If you are not satisfied with our response,
the Privacy Commissioner of Canada can be reached at:

112 Kent Street
Ottawa Ontario, K1A 1H3