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By accessing or otherwise using this Website, including any pages, sub pages and all information and content thereon (collectively the “Website”), you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions of use.
Changes to the Terms and Conditions
ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLISION may change these terms and conditions of use at any time, without prior notice. If you access or use the Website after ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLISION posts a change, you accept that change. If you do not accept the change, do not access or use the Website. You should check these terms and conditions of use periodically.
Access and Use of the Website
ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLISION grants you a limited license to access and use the Website, including to display, copy, distribute and download its content, only for your personal, non-commercial use and provided that you do not modify the Website, its content, or any copyright or other proprietary notices.
This license terminates automatically if you breach any of these terms and conditions of use. Upon termination, you must immediately destroy all copies of any content in your possession. You agree that ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLISION may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Website for any reason. Should you object to these terms and conditions of use or any subsequent modification, change or amendment thereto or become dissatisfied with the Website in any way, your only recourse is to immediately discontinue use of the Website.
Unauthorized use of the Website or any content may violate copyright laws, trade-mark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.
Restrictions on Use of the Website
Except as expressly authorized above, you may not copy, modify, distribute, download, display, transfer, post, or transmit the Website or its content in any form without ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLISION’s prior written permission.
The following activities are also expressly prohibited and you agree to refrain from performing any of the following activities: any non-personal or commercial use; use of any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy the Website or any of its content; “mirroring” or “framing” the Website or any content on any other server; collection or use of product listings, descriptions, or prices for a supplier of competitive or comparable products; use of any device or technology to provide repeated automated attempts to access password-protected portions of the Website; and any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Website or our infrastructure or otherwise interferes with the Website’s functioning.
Posting and Transmitting to the Website
Information posted to the website is treated as confidential and proprietary information.
You may not post, upload, publish, transmit or otherwise distribute any unlawful, fraudulent, harassing, libelous, threatening, defamatory, sexually graphic, obscene, inflammatory, profane, or other inappropriate information or material of any kind which constitutes or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability.
You acknowledge that ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLISION has the right, but no obligation, to monitor the Website and to disclose any information necessary to operate the Website, to protect its and its licensors and its customers, and to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests. ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLISION reserves the right to edit or refuse to post or to remove any information on the Website, in whole or in part, for any reason.
Accuracy of Information and Disclaimer of Warranty ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLISION has made every effort to present the content on the Website accurately, but additions, deletions and changes may occur. Content on the Website is provided “as is” and “as available”; neither ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLISION nor its affiliates or their representatives make any representation or warranty of any kind or nature, either express or implied, with respect to the content.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLISION and its representatives specifically disclaim, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any and all warranties, express or implied, relating to the Website or its content, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, completeness, timeliness, correctness, noninfringement, or fitness for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that your access to the Website will not be free of interruptions, that the information contained on the Website may have errors or technical inaccuracies and that the Website may be unavailable from time to time.
Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances will ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLISION or its affiliates have any liability with respect to any claims or damages (whether direct or indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive) as a result of your access or use of (or inability to access or use) the Website or its content, even if they have been advised of the possibility of such damages. You access and use this Website at your own risk.
Links to this Website
You may not link to this website from any other website. You may not use the ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLISION’s, or any of its affiliates’ logos, trade-marks or name or other proprietary graphic in the link without the prior written permission of ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLISION.
The material provided on this Website is protected by law, including, but not limited to, Canadian copyright law and international treaties, trade-marks, trade dress and/or other proprietary rights. The copyright in the content of the Website is owned by ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLISION or others. Except for the limited rights granted above, all other rights are reserved.
If you apply to ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLISION for a job, we need to consider your personal information, as part of our review process. We normally retain information from candidates after a decision has been made, unless you ask us not to retain the information. If we offer you a job, which you accept, the information will be retained in accordance with our privacy procedures for employee records.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLISION recognizes the importance of protecting information collected about our clients. It is our commitment to provide the highest level of professional and confidential client service in a timely manner.
What personal information does ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLISION collect?
Personal information is anything that identifies you or allows you to be identified including:
• your home address, home phone number or personal email address;
• billing information including credit card information; and
• personal financial information.
Personal information usually does not include your name, title, organization name, business address, business phone number, fax number, business email address and website information. The firm does consider this confidential information.
We are committed to collecting personal information in a fair, open and lawful manner. Wherever possible, we collect personal information directly from the client at the start of a retainer and in the course of our representation. In most cases, we will ask the client to consent specifically if we disclose personal information. Sometimes, this consent may be implied through the client’s conduct.
Why is personal information collected?
We use personal information to provide legal advice and services to the client and to administer our internal client (financial and marketing) databases. To do so, our firm collects personal information from our clients for the following limited purposes:
• to represent the client;
• to communicate with the client and provide the client with information about the firm;
• to establish and maintain client lists;
• for internal purposes including the professional development of firm members; and
• to obtain credit and other financial information about the client at our discretion;
Our firm restricts the collection of personal information only to the information necessary for the purposes noted above.
Under certain circumstances, we will disclose personal information:
• when we are required or authorized by law to do so, for example if a court issues a subpoena;
• when the client has consented to the disclosure;
• when the legal services we are providing require us to give personal information to third parties (for example, to file a patent application in a foreign country), the client’s consent will be implied, unless the client tells us otherwise;
• when it is necessary to establish or collect fees, or to determine the client’s credit rating for our own internal purposes;
• if we engage expert witnesses on the client’s behalf; and
• if the information is already known or publicly available.
We do not disclose confidential information to any third party to enable it to market its products and services. For example, we do not provide our client mailing lists to other ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLISIONs.
How long is information kept?
We are obliged for legal purposes to retain our client files, which likely include personal information, after the end of the retainer.
We store and maintain personal information in conformity with the requirements of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Canadian Standards Association’s Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information.
What safeguards have been developed and implemented to protect information?
We have developed and implemented security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information kept by us. We take all reasonable precautions to ensure that personal information is kept safe from loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. Among the steps taken to protect personal information are:
• security on the premises;
• restricted access to our offices;
• restricted file access to personal information;
• credit card information stored by our Credit & Collections department with restricted access;
• deploying technological safeguards such as security software and firewalls to prevent hacking or unauthorized computer access;
• confidentiality agreements signed by all employees outlining their duty to keep confidential all client information during and after employment,
• training all staff who deal with personal information to ensure necessary and appropriate measures to protect personal information are adhered to at all times; and
• internal password and security policies.
We are committed to maintaining accurate, complete and up-to-date personal information. If clients are aware of any changes to the personal information they have given to us, our clients can simply inform us of the changes and we will update our records accordingly.
What if a client has questions about my information collected?
ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLISION is pleased to answer any questions clients may have regarding the collection and maintenance of their personal information. Clients may request access to any personal information we hold about them. Summary information is available on request by contacting us.