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The use of this website is subject to the terms and conditions set out below and the privacy policy. By accessing and using this website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of use that govern it. Lucie Laperriere reserves the right to change these terms and conditions as she deems appropriate without prior notice.
  • The content of this website is for information purposes only and is not legal advice. You should not act without first obtaining legal advice from a lawyer, which relates to your particular facts and circumstances.
  • While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website, Lucie Laperriere is not responsible in any way for any loss or damages arising out of the use of this website.
  • Your use of this website or any information that you may obtain from this website does not create a solicitor-client relationship.
  • Links to other Websites or references to other organizations, products, services or publications do not constitute endorsement or approval by Lucie Laperriere. Lucie Laperriere makes no representations whatsoever about any other Website which you may access through this one.
  • By accessing this site, it is agreed that the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein governs any interpretation, validity and effect of the terms of use, notwithstanding any conflict of laws relating to such provisions and jurisdiction from where you may be accessing this website.
  • No document or information or any part thereof, may be downloaded except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of the information on this website, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Lucie Laperriere is strictly prohibited.

Privacy Policy

Objective and Scope of Privacy Policy

As a lawyer, I have always been committed to protecting the personal information that I collect, use and disclose in the course of providing legal services and operating my law office. My obligations as a legal professional are governed, in part, by the Rules of Professional Conduct enacted by the Law Society of Upper Canada. These obligations apply to all professionals and employees of my office, who provide services in connection with my delivery of legal services to my clients. This Privacy Policy supplements my professional obligations of client confidentiality and sets out in general terms how I collect, use, disclose and protect the personal information of my clients and other individuals.

For the purposes of this Policy, "Personal Information"means any information, recorded in any form, about an identified individual, or an individual whose identity may be inferred or determined from the information. This policy does not cover any information about more than one individual where the identity of the individuals is not known and cannot be inferred from the information. I retain the right to use this latter type of information in any way that I feel is appropriate.

Professional Relationship

As a general rule, all Personal Information acquired (1) for the purpose of determining whether I will enter into a professional relationship or (2) in the course of a professional relationship, shall be held in strict confidence and not revealed to anyone unless expressly or implicitly authorized by the person or organization concerned. (There are circumstances when such Personal Information may be revealed without your express or implied consent which will be explained further in this policy.) A professional relationship develops when I agree to be retained to provide services to a particular individual or organization.

The Collection, Use & Disclosure of Personal Information

Your provision of Personal Information to myself means that you consent that I collect, use and disclose your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with these terms, you are requested not to provide any Personal Information to myself. Unfortunately, certain services can only be offered if you provide Personal Information to me. Consequently, if you choose not to provide me with any required Personal Information, I may not be able to offer you those services.

I collect only such information from individuals or organizations as is required for the purposes of providing services or information to them. Personal Information will be collected, to the extent possible, directly from the individual concerned.

I may be required to disclose Personal Information to others, in the course of providing legal services on your behalf. For instance, I may be required to disclose Personal Information to court officials, government officials, financial institutions, insurance agents, title insurers, utility companies, and others, in order to complete the work for which you retained my services. By retaining my services, you consent to the fact that I may disclose, without your express written consent, such Personal Information to others, as I deem necessary in order to complete the legal services for you. In such circumstances, I will not disclose more information than is required. You agree not to hold me liable for any damages, injury or losses which you may suffer as a result of the disclosure of such Personal Information in such circumstances.

I may also disclose Personal Information to persons or organizations, either contractors or agents, that perform services on my behalf. Personal Information will only be provided to such persons or organizations if they agree to use such information solely for the purposes of providing services to me and, with respect to that information, to act in a manner consistent with the relevant principles articulated in this Policy.

There are also circumstances where the use and/or disclosure of Personal Information may be justified or permitted or where I am obliged to disclose information without your consent. Such circumstances may include:
  • Where required by law or by order or requirement of a court, administrative agency or other governmental tribunal;
  • Where I believe, upon reasonable grounds, that it is necessary to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of an identifiable person or group;
  • Where it is necessary to establish or collect monies owing to myself;
  • Where it is necessary to permit me to pursue available remedies or limit any damages that I may sustain; or
  • Where the information is public.
Where obliged or permitted to disclose information without consent, I will not disclose more information than is required.


I endeavour to ensure that any Personal Information provided and in my possession is as accurate, current and complete as necessary for the purposes for which I will use that information. I urge all individuals to notify me promptly of any changes in their Personal Information.


The length of time I retain Personal Information varies depending on the service and the nature of the information. This period may extend beyond the end of the solicitor-client relationship but it may be only for so long as it is necessary for me to have sufficient information to respond to any issues that may arise at a later date. When I deem that I no longer require your Personal Information, I have procedures to destroy, delete, erase or convert it into an anonymous form.


I endeavour to maintain adequate physical, procedural and technical security with respect to my office and information storage facilities so as to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or modification of Personal Information.

In terms of communicating Personal Information, you may wish to note that there is no method of transmitting or storing data that is completely secure. While the physical characteristics of each are different, mail, telephone calls, faxes and transmissions over the Internet are all susceptible to possible loss, misrouting, interception and misuse of the information being communicated or transmitted.

As do many organizations, I attempt to strike a reasonable balance between security and convenience. In communicating with clients and others, I often request the right to use a method of communication that is less secure than some of its less convenient alternatives. An example of this is e-mail. At this time, when I use e-mail, it may be sent as unencrypted plain text. I do this because many of my clients and others cannot readily process encrypted e-mail. This is done for convenience but has the security concern that, if misrouted or intercepted, it could be read more easily than encrypted e-mail.


If you have any questions or concerns about your privacy and my role in protecting it, please contact Lucie Laperriere, Privacy Officer, 325 Ski Club Road, North Bay, ON, P1B 7R3, Tel. 705-495-8554, Fax 705-495-6274. If I am unable to resolve the concern, individuals can contact the Privacy Commissioner of Canada at 112 Kent Street, Ottawa, ON, K1A 1H3, Tel: (613) 995-8210, Toll free: 1-800-282-1376, Fax: (613) 947-6850.

Amendments to this Policy

I reserve the right to change my Privacy Policy at any time by having such new Privacy Policy available, to the public, at my office. Any questions or concerns regarding this policy, should be directed to me personally.

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