Privacy Policy | Abrahams LLP

Your Privacy Is Our Concern

At Abrahams LLP, your privacy is our concern. We understand your need for privacy when using the Web for your communications and we have developed our Privacy Policy in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. We want you to feel confident about the privacy and security of your personal information.

Your Privacy

Abrahams LLP protects your privacy and your data. Abrahams LLP does not share, disclose, trade or sell any personally identifiable information collected online with other companies or organizations. If Abrahams LLP should, at any time, desire to share its customers' personal or online transactional data with third parties, it will provide advance notification allowing its users the opportunity to prevent the company from providing their information to third parties.

  • Disclosure for Legal Purposes: While Abrahams LLP will use its best efforts to protect your privacy and personalvinformation, we may be required by law or we may believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary; a) to defend our rights or property or those of our users, b) to comply with legal process served on us or our affiliates; c) or in connection with a corporate transaction such as a merger, consolidation or sale of substantial assets.
  • Improper Conduct: We may also use your personal information to investigate and help prevent potentially unlawful activity or activity that threatens our service.
  • Choice: If you do not want to receive communications from Abrahams LLP, please contact your local customer representative directly and we will delete your name from our marketing list.

Your Data

Collection of Personal Information

Personal Information: Abrahams LLP may ask you for personally identifiable information such as your name, telephone number or email address. We use this information to help maintain accurate accounts and provide the services you have requested. Once you register to Abrahams LLP and sign in to our services, you are no longer anonymous to us.

Abrahams collects information verbally or by written correspondence, including in person, faxes, emails and telephone inquiries. Often Personal Information is collected directly from our clients during intake procedures or while handling their ongoing legal needs. Personal Information may also be obtained from other sources; for example, from:

  • insurance companies;
  • investigators;
  • real estate agents in a property transaction;
  • witnesses in litigation matters;
  • other parties to a transaction or file you have retained us to work on;
  • government agencies or registries; and
  • your accountants and other consultants.

By implication, our clients consent to the collection of information about them that is useful for the purpose of our retainer.

Use of Personal Information

Any details that you provide to us are stored for use on future visits, as we do not want you to give us any information more than once. Personally identifiable information that we collect may be stored and processed in any country where Abrahams LLP or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities. Personally identifiable information may be combined with other information about your use of our sites in order to improve our services and products.

Abrahams’ professionals (including law clerks and articling students) and their support staff, as well as the firm’s management and administrative staff, use Personal Information of clients for the purposes of client work, such as providing legal and related services to individuals and corporations, for precedents usage, to administer client accounts, including time, billing and contact information databases, to perform conflict searches, to enhance our relationship with clients and to provide regulatory updates which we believe to be of relevance to our clients. In addition, we may send you holiday cards and other greetings from the firm. If an individual is already a client of Abrahams, or has been in the past, we maintain their client information to facilitate the provision of ongoing services, or anticipated future service. Individuals may request that they not receive information about our services or about new developments in the law, and we will adjust our mailing lists accordingly. Some additional examples of how we might use your personal information include:

  • Our server will recognize your domain name and the pages that you visit. This data is gathered for quality control and improvement of our site.
  • When an email is sent to us, we will use your email address in order to respond to your enquiry.
  • We collect information that you volunteer to us on surveys, contests, and registration sites.
  • We ask for your email address in order to communicate with you about your account and other Abrahams LLP related services and products.
  • We may also contact you to offer new products and services, however if you do not want to receive this information, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating your preference.

Anonymous Information: Abrahams LLP collects general information that does not personally identify you regarding your use of our sites (“Anonymous Information.”) We may use this Anonymous Information in order to improve our services and products, evaluate our marketing efforts or make our site more useful to you.

Email Addresses: Your email address will be stored just as securely as any other personal information that we have received from you. We will not pass on your email contact information to any organization beyond the Abrahams LLP without your express permission. We will not send you unwanted email messages or junk mail, however our marketing and accounting departments may need to send you email messages regarding new services and products or regarding accounting or service matters.

Access: When you register to use any of our services and products, we will send you a confirmation of your registration indicating the personal information that was obtained from your registration. Your registration will be treated as consent to our using your personal and anonymous information in the manner described in this Policy.

Data Review / Update: You may review or update the available personally identifiable information that we have received from you online by contacting your local customer representative. To better safeguard your information, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections to your information on file.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Subject to our professional obligations to keep client information confidential, under certain circumstances the firm will disclose Personal Information to a third party without express client consent, including where required, or authorized, by law (e.g. if a court issues a subpoena) or where the legal services you have retained us to provide requires us to give Personal Information to a third party (e.g. to a lender in a real estate mortgage transaction, to a government agency for permit applications, consents etc., and any other organization or enterprise when required for services to and for clients). In such cases, we will give our clients notice and an opportunity to object and seek an injunction at his/her own expense. To the extent that you provide Personal Information of another individual to Abrahams, you represent that you have the necessary consent or authority to permit us to collect, use and disclose such Personal Information for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

Where Abrahams discloses Personal Information of clients to third parties for processing (e.g. for contracted services such as photocopying, computer backup services or archival storage services) or other third party services related to services rendered to and for clients, we will disclose the minimum amount of Personal Information required for a specified purpose; where appropriate, endeavour to anonymize the information provided; ensure that those third parties agree to only use the Personal Information for the specified purposes; and ensure that third parties agree to provide a level of protection to the information comparable to that adopted by Abrahams.

Safeguards and Security

Our technology: The technology we employ ensures that your sensitive information is secure and protected from loss or misuse, from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction and from improper use. For example, we provide password-protection for certain services offered on this site. For our on-line web registration service, we use industry-standard SSL-encryption and proprietary security methods to protect data transmissions and to provide secure sessions. We will continue to enhance our security procedures as new technology becomes available. We store your sensitive information in secure operating environments that are not available to the general public. We have taken all necessary safeguards and security measures to protect your privacy, however, you recognize and accept that under the current technology, where Abrahams LLP sometimes uses technical protective security programs in conjunction with its services, Abrahams LLP, in no way whatsoever provides or implies an absolute warranty of security and protection to you.

Use of Cookies

Hyperlinks: Our website may contain ad banners and hyperlinks that can give you access to websites run by third parties. We have no control over the privacy policies of such third party sites, and we strongly recommend that you review the privacy policy of each third party site that you choose to visit. We are not and cannot be responsible for your privacy on third party sites not under our control.

Our website uses cookies to keep track of your session ID and to provide you with better service. A "cookie" is a unique piece of data generated by a web site that is stored on your computer. Each time you access that web site, the contents of the cookie are sent back to the web site. This means that the web server can be aware that you have visited before and that you are returning - or perhaps loading up another page on the same site. Many web sites make use of cookies for analysis of their traffic, and some also use cookies in other useful ways, like "remembering" data that you have previously entered on that web site, so that you do not need to enter it again. Cookies cannot, by themselves, reveal any personal details about you or your computer's setup. Cookies do not contain executable code and cannot be used for infecting your computer with a virus. Cookies cannot tell if more than one person is using the computer to access a web site, unless they are using personal profiles with separate cookie databases. If you delete the cookies database, uninstall your browser, or use a different browser to access the site, no cookie will be available to send to the web site, and a new cookie will be assigned. We may use cookies to deliver content that is specific to your interests. You have the option of configuring your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies or notify you when a cookie is sent. Check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie options. But please note that if you reject all cookies you may not be able to use some of our products and services that require you to sign-in.

Contact Us

We work hard to protect your privacy. We want you to know that we are committed to safeguarding your privacy to our online and Internet activities and we welcome the opportunity to hear from you if you have a question regarding our privacy policy. You can send any questions regarding our privacy policy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and furthermore, if you believe that we have not adhered to these policies, please contact us at the email address above and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

 

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