Privacy Policy

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Introduction

Me Marie-Carole Descollines («MCDescollines Avocate / Attorney») or («MCDescollines») operates mcdescollines and may operate other websites. It is Descollines policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Acceptance of Terms of Use

By accessing and using this website you are deemed to have accepted these Terms of Use, which constitute an agreement between you and Me Marie-Carole Descollines («MCDescollines Avocate / Attorney») with regard to your use of this website. If you do not accept each of the conditions, please refrain from accessing and using the website.

Legal Notice

This website is designed and published for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide a complete legal opinion on any given legal issue.

Consequently, the information found on this website is for informational purposes only and shall not be considered or interpreted as constituting a legal opinion or advice from MCDescollines Avocate /Attorney or any of its lawyers or as creating client/solicitor privilege.

You should not act upon any information contained herein without first seeking the advice of legal professionals.

Disclaimer of Guarantee and Exemption of Liability

MCDescollines Avocate /Attorney or any of its lawyers offers no guarantee whatsoever with regard to access to the operation and content of this website and, as such, cannot be held liable in this regard.

Use of the Site 

You may not use this website for commercial purposes. We may restrict or block access to the website at our sole discretion at any time and without notice.

Copyright 

The content of this website https:// www.mcdescollines.com is protected by copyright and may not be reproduced in any form without the prior written agreement of MCDescollines Avocate /Attorney. Your access and use of this website do not confer any entitlement with regard to its content.

Trademarks 

MCDescollines and his logo are trademarks and property of Me Marie-Carole Descollines («MCDescollines Avocate / Attorney»).

If you wish to use the images, photos, logos, or text from the site, please request authorization from MCDescollines through info@mcdescollines.com.  

 Our commitment to maintaining the privacy of our clients

We are committed to providing our clients, with exceptional service.  Providing exceptional service may involve the collection, use and, at times, the disclosure of your Personal Information. Protecting your Personal Information is one of our highest priorities. To maintaining a high degree of confidentiality  of your Information, we plan  to integrate the latest technological innovations to ensure the confidentiality of transactions and personal information we collect.  While we have always respected your privacy and safeguarded all Personal Information, we have strengthened our commitment to this goal. However, as no mechanism offers maximum security, a portion of risk is always present when using the Internet to transmit personal information. 

This Privacy Policy  has been prepared to continue to provide exceptional service to you and to comply with all laws regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information.

We will inform you of why and how we collect, use and disclose Personal Information; obtain your consent, as required; and handle Personal Information according to applicable law. Our privacy commitment includes ensuring the accuracy, confidentiality, and security of your Personal Information and allowing you to request access to, and correction of, your personal information.

Why MCDescollines Avocate / Attorney may collect personal, potentially identifiable and non-personal information from our website visitors ?

1. Collect of Personal Information

a) What is Personal Information?

Personal Information is any information about an identifiable individual, other than an individual’s business title or business contact information. Personal information (e.g. name, address, age, credit card information, banking information) does not include information that cannot be associated with or tracked back to a specific individual. Information that is publicly available, such as a telephone book listing, is also not considered to be personal information.

b) Why we may collect Personal Information ?

MCDescollines collects Personal Information provided in writing (including via electronic media) or verbally from our clients to:

  • provide legal services to you, in accordance with your instructions;
  • bill you for legal services rendered;
  • provide information to you about developments in the law; and
  • advise you of upcoming firm events

If we could not, and did not collect and use your personal information, we could not provide legal services to you.

b) How do we collect your personal information?

We collect information only by lawful and fair means and not in an unreasonably intrusive way. Wherever possible we collect your personal information directly from you, at the start of a retainer and in the course of our representation.

Sometimes we may obtain information about you from other sources: 

  • your publishing company;
  • your record company;
  • your manager;
  • your booking agent;
  • your agent;
  • your other business members;
  • from a government agency or registry;
  • your employer, if we are acting for you, at it’s request;
  • your accountant; and
  • other advisors or consultants retained by you to assist with your legal concerns.

If you wish to provide such information for any reason, you agree that our firm will use it in the manner described in this privacy statement or as described at the time you choose to disclose such information.

The amount and type of information that gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at mcdescollines.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with MCDescollines are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, MCDescollines collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with MCDescollines.

c) Consent

Unless permitted by law, no Personal Information is collected without first obtaining the consent of the individual concerned to the collection, use and dissemination of that information. However, we may seek consent to use and disclose Personal Information after it has been collected in those cases where MCDescollines wishes to use the information for a purpose not identified in this policy or not previously identified or for which the individual concerned has not previously consented.

If a Client consents, his/her personal information shall be used for the purposes indicated in this policy statement. If a member does not consent, then his/her personal information shall be used by MCDescollines for purposes of communicating with the Member only and shall not be provided to anyone else. In the event a Client does not indicate his/her consent, the submission of the information constitutes the consent of an applicant to the use of his or her personal information for these purposes.

d) Right of opposition and withdrawal

MCDescollines does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

In short, we are committed to offering you the right to object and withdraw your personal information.

c.i.) The right of opposition

The right of opposition is understood as the possibility offered to Internet users to refuse to allow their personal information to be used for certain purposes mentioned during the collection.

c.ii.) The right to withdrawal

If a Client wishes to withdraw his/her consent to have his/her information disclosed to affiliated organizations, preferred suppliers and other reputable organizations, the Client should contact Me Marie-Carole Descollines («MCDescollines Avocate / Attorney»).

To exercise these rights, you may contact us in writing:

Me Marie-Carole Descollines
MCDescollines Avocate / Attorney
855, rue Bacon, bureau 303
Sherbrooke (Québec) J1H 6G3
Courriel : marie-carole@mcdescollines.com
Téléphone : (819)933-7707
Télécopieur : (819)933-7737
Section du site web : https://www.mcdescollines.com

2. Non-personally-identifying information

Like most website operators, MCDescollines collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.

We may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how MCDescollines visitors use its website. The goal is obviously not to track you or collect this type of information to assail you with marketing proposals, but to manage the quality of the site, detect malfunctions, measure the audience vis-à-vis Our partners, and also understand your expectations. In short, these data serve to improve the site on the one hand, and to increase and understand its traffic on the other hand.

3. Potentially personally-identifying information 

MCDescollines also collects potentially identifiable information such as cookies and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged-in users and users who leave comments on MCDescollines’ blogs / sites.

MCDescollines only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Cookies and IP adresses

A. Cookies

i.) Purpose and object of Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Cookies are temporary bits of information that are erased once you exit your web browser window or otherwise turn your computer off. Session cookies are used to improve navigation on websites and to collect aggregate statistical information. This site uses session cookies to only record session information.

Most Internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you do not wish to accept cookies, you can set yours to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent.

MCDescollines does not permit any ad server company to collect information about users such as domain type, IP address, and clickstream information. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by MCDescollines and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

ii.) The right of opposition of the Internet user (visitor of the Website) to the implementation of the cookies

MCDescollines visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Descollines websites, with the drawback that certain features of MCDescollines websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

B. IP Addresses

Internet browsing is only partially anonymous. Each machine on the network has its own IP (Internet Protocol) address. When you connect to a server, the server registers your IP address, and can identify where you came from (.ca, .com, .fr, etc.), your journey on the site, the files you requested and the links Which led you to the site. This information is saved in a file (log), which gathers all connections to the server.

Access to Your Personal Information

You may ask for access to any personal information we hold about you.

MCDescollines permits the reasonable right of access and review of Personal Information held by us about a Client and will endeavour to provide the information in question within a reasonable time. Where information will not or cannot be disclosed, the individual making the request will be provided with the reasons for non-disclosure. 

More detailed requests which require archive or other retrieval costs may be subject to our normal professional and disbursement fees.

To exercise these rights, you may contact us in writing:

Me Marie-Carole Descollines
MCDescollines Avocate / Attorney
855, rue Bacon, bureau 303
Sherbrooke (Québec) J1H 6G3
Courriel : marie-carole@mcdescollines.com
Téléphone : (819)933-7707
Télécopieur : (819)933-7737
Section du site web : https://www.mcdescollines.com

How is your information kept ?

The personal, non-personal and potentially identifiable information we collect is kept on servers with high security systems, protected against unauthorized access and malicious use.

MCDescollines also protects personal information disclosed to third parties in accordance with this Policy in order to preserve its confidentiality and the purposes for which it was collected.

MCDescollines further protects Personal Information by restricting access to it to those employees that the management of MCDescollines has determined need to know that information in order that we may provide our products, services or information.

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

 Measures use :

  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
  • Secure Electronic Transaction (SET)
  • Access management – authorized person
  • Access management – data subject
  • Network Monitoring Software
  • Computer backup Digital
  • Certificate Development
  • Login password
  • Firewalls

Disclosure of your Personal Information 

As set out above, and for clarity, MCDescollines may disclose your Personal Information:

  • When we are required or authorized to do so by law or if a court issues a subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement or to protect the security or integrity of our Service;
  • When you have consented to the disclosure;
  • When the legal services we are providing to you requires us to give your information to third parties your consent will be implied, unless you tell us otherwise;
  • Where it is necessary to establish or collect fees;
  • If we engage a third party to provide administrative services to us and the third party is bound by our privacy policy;
  • If we engage expert witnesses on your behalf;
  • If we retain other law firms in other jurisdictions, on your behalf;
  • If the information is already publicly known

Applicable Law

As we operate throughout the Province of Quebec, this Privacy Statement is designed to comply with the standards prescribed by the Act respecting the Protection of Personal Information in the Private Sector (Québec) and other Applicable statutory and regulatory provisions. In addition to being subject to these standards, we are required to abide by the Code of Professional Conduct established by the Barreau du Québec where we operate.

These Terms of Use, your access to and use of this website, the privacy policy as well as all other related matters are governed by the laws applicable in Québec. All disputes arising from these must be submitted to the competent Québec judicial body in the jurisdiction of Saint-François.

Please note that to the extent that personal information is transmitted outside Canada, it is subject to the laws of the country in which it is held and may be disclosed to government, courts or law enforcement agencies Or regulation of the country in question.

Links to other sites

This website may include links and references to other websites and documents published by third parties for your  information, that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

MCDescollines is in no way responsible for other websites and their activities, products, services, or content and has no control over these sites.

We also reserve the right to demand the removal of hyperlinks to our website.

Business Transfers

In some cases, MCDescollines choose to by or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. If ownership of all or substantially of our business changes, or we undertake a corporate reorganization (including a merge or consolidation) or any other action or transfer between entities, you expressly acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of MCDescollines may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy so that we can continue providing our services.

If required, MCDescollines will notify the applicable data protection agency in each juridiction of such a transfer in accordance with the notification procedures under applicable data protection laws.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Since MCDescollines regularly reviews all of its policies and procedures, although most changes are likely to be minor, we may change our Privacy Policy from time to time, and in our sole discretion. We encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a mcdescollines account, you might also receive an alert informing of these changes. Your continued use of the Site following any changes to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

Contacts

The confidentiality of electronic communications through this website cannot be guaranteed. In the event of an urgent need to contact us or send us documents, please telephone or use an encryption method.

For any questions, inquiries or comments regarding our privacy policy, please contact our team:

Me Marie-Carole Descollines
MCDescollines Avocate / Attorney
855, rue Bacon, bureau 303
Sherbrooke (Québec) J1H 6G3
Courriel : marie-carole@mcdescollines.com
Téléphone : (819)933-7707
Télécopieur : (819)933-7737
Section du site web : https://www.mcdescollines.com

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