Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for

Caribbean Solicitors (“Caribbean Solicitors” or “we”) recognizes the importance of privacy and the sensitivity of personal information. As legal professionals, we have professional obligations regarding the confidentiality of information we receive from our clients within a lawyer-client relationship. We are committed to protecting personal information we hold in accordance with applicable laws. This Privacy Policy outlines how we manage personal information and safeguard privacy.

  1. Personal Information: Personal information means information about an identifiable individual, but does not include the name, title, or business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization.

  2. Applicable Laws: Caribbean Solicitors complies with all relevant data protection and privacy laws applicable to our jurisdiction, including but not limited to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) and any other relevant privacy laws.

  3. Collection of Personal Information: We collect personal information fairly and lawfully for the purposes of providing legal services and consultations. In most cases, we collect your personal information directly from you, such as when you contact us through our website, email, telephone, or in person. Additionally, we may obtain information about you from other sources, including government agencies or registries, other professionals who serve you (e.g., your accountant), parties or witnesses in the context of litigation, and other participants in a commercial transaction.

  4. Consent: By providing us with your personal information, you consent to its collection, use, and disclosure in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We will obtain your consent before collecting, using, or disclosing your personal information unless otherwise permitted or required by law.

  5. Use of Personal Information: We use your personal information to provide legal advice and services to you, administer our client databases, maintain our firm’s expertise and knowledge, and include you in our information distribution and marketing activities. You may opt-out of receiving marketing materials by contacting us.

  6. Disclosure of Personal Information: Caribbean Solicitors does not disclose your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes. We may disclose your personal information in the following circumstances:

  • With your consent;
  • As required or authorized by law, such as when a court issues a warrant or a subpoena;
  • To comply with the requirements of legal and regulatory bodies governing the practice of law;
  • When providing legal services requires us to share information with third parties (e.g., lenders in real estate transactions);
  • To collect fees or disbursements;
  • To engage third parties to provide administrative services to us, subject to privacy obligations consistent with this policy;
  • In the event of a merger or growth of Caribbean Solicitors;
  • To engage expert witnesses on your behalf;
  • To retain another law firm on your behalf (e.g., law firms in other jurisdictions).
  1. Updating Your Information: To ensure the accuracy of the personal information we hold about you, please inform us if any of your information changes during the course of our relationship.

  2. Securing Personal Information: Caribbean Solicitors takes reasonable measures to protect your personal information from loss, unauthorized access, modification, or disclosure. These measures include premises security, confidentiality policies, technological safeguards such as security software and firewalls, and internal password and security policies.

  3. E-mail Communication: Please be aware that e-mail communication may not be entirely secure. Exercise caution when sending personal or confidential information via email.

  4. Accessing Personal Information: You have the right to access the personal information we hold about you. Requests for access may be subject to reasonable fees. In certain situations, we may deny your request for access, and if so, we will provide you with a reason.

  5. Web Site: Our website may contain links to other sites not governed by this Privacy Policy. We do not use cookies or electronic means to automatically collect personal information, but our web servers may collect IP addresses for network security purposes.