Lexbase collects Personal Information by fair and lawful means and will limit the amount and type of Personal Information which is necessary for our identified purposes.
Here is how we collect, use, store and disclose Personal Information:
Identifying Purposes: The purposes for the use of Personal Information is identified either before or at the time of collection either orally or in writing. Lexbase may use the information for the following purposes.
- to provide access to Lexbase material;
- to ship or provide services or material;
- to respond to subscriber inquiries;
- to understand our current and prospective subscriber needs and to offer material and services to meet those needs;
- to conduct credit checks on current or prospective subscribers; to meet legal requirements
We collect, use, store and disclose personal information to develop, sell, promote and distribute of our products or in the course of employment, and some personal information will go to third parties for billing and collection purposes. These third parties agree to contractual requirements that are consistent with our privacy and security policies. We will require that service providers are prohibited from using Personal Information except for the specific purpose for which it is supplied to them.
Limiting Collection: We will not use or disclose Personal Information for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual or as required by law.
Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention: Lexbase will not sell and/or trade customer lists to selected third party companies other than for the above-stated purposes. Subject to any applicable business, legal or regulatory requirements, Lexbase will ensure that the data is destroyed in a secure manner, erased or made anonymous.
Consent: Lexbase will not use Personal Information for a new purpose without the knowledge and consent of the individual to whom the information relates, unless required by law.
In certain circumstances, obtaining consent would be inappropriate. The federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and provincial privacy laws provide for exceptions where it is impossible or impractical to obtain consent.
Lexbase will seek consent depending upon the sensitivity of the information. Lexbase will obtain consent in all situations where Personal Information is considered sensitive, such as income or health information.
Affiliates With Whom We Share Information: None
Accuracy: Lexbase will use its best efforts to ensure that Personal Information that is used on an on-going basis and information that is used to make a decision about an individual is as accurate, complete and up-to-date as necessary for the purpose for which it is to be used.
Our Safeguards: Lexbase will protect Personal Information with safeguards appropriate to the level of sensitivity of the information.
Our safeguards protect Personal Information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification, regardless of the format in which the information is held. We will exercise care in the disposal or destruction of Personal Information to prevent unauthorized parties from gaining access to the information. Our methods of protection include physical measures (such as locked file storage and restricted access to data areas), organizational measures, and technological measures (such as the use of passwords and/or encryption). We also require our outside service providers to have comparable level of protection.
Individual Access: Upon written request, we will inform an individual of the existence, use and disclosure of Personal Information and give reasonable access to that information. We may deny access for legally permissible reasons such as situations where the information is prohibitively costly to provide, if it contains references to other individuals, or where it cannot be disclosed for legal, security or commercial proprietary reasons. We will advise the individual of any reason for denying an access request. When an individual successfully demonstrates the inaccuracy or incompleteness of Personal Information held by us, we will correct or update the information as required.
Filing Inquiries and Complaints: We will investigate all written complaints and respond to all written inquiries. If we find a complaint to be justified, we will take appropriate measures to resolve it. To file an opt-out request, request access to your information, report incorrect information, file a complaint, please write to:
Richard Kurland, Editor-in-Chief
6165 Collingwood Place
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6N 1V2
Fax: (604) 689-1327