You are our top priority.
Thank you for consulting with JURBLE, operated through Ryan Solcz, lawyer licensed in the Province of Ontario and practising in association with Willis Business Law (our “Firm”). This letter will serve as an engagement letter (the “Agreement”) which will confirm that you have retained our Firm to act on your behalf with respect to the matter more particularly described under the heading Legal Services to be Performed, and may from time to time retain us on other matters.
Kindly be advised that we provide advice as it relates to the province of Ontario only, and the federal laws of Canada applicable in Ontario.
Best results will be obtained when there is full and candid disclosure between you and our Firm in a timely manner, specifically of all relevant facts and documents. Except as otherwise set out herein, all information will be protected as confidential, except to the extent necessary to advance your interests in this matter or as otherwise agreed upon between us.
Scope of Legal Services to be Provided
Our firm provides initial small business start up legal advice for users on a limited scope retainer basis (“Legal Services”). You agree to pay our firm a flat fee and we agree to provide you legal advice for a flat fee for a specific amount of time based on the option you have selected. We do not provide advice beyond the time provided and we do not undertake to do anything additional on your behalf including any litigation, law suit, court proceedings or corporate filings. You may retain us on a separate basis for such activities provided that we both enter into a new retainer agreement to do so.
We do not provide advice with respect to limitations or taxation. We advise you to seek out separate counsel for such.
All Legal Services must be paid for in advance. This Agreement is not activated until you have paid for the Legal Services (and accepted this Agreement). Nothing on this website should be considered as providing you with legal advice or legal services until you have paid for such services and accepted this Agreement.
Legal Services will provided by a lawyer licensed in Ontario, by an articling student under supervision of a lawyer licensed in Ontario, or, if it falls within the scope of paralegal matters, by a paralegal licensed in Ontario.
We do not deposit funds received by you into our trust account. You understand and agree that any funds received by you are immediately processed into our general account and considered paid work whether or not you actually follow through with the Legal Services.
About Flat Fees
Our Firm commits to provide you Legal Services for the flat fee advertised plus HST for the set amount of time. If you wish us to review documentation prior to the meeting, we will do so within the flat fee up to 18 minutes. You understand and agree that by offering you a flat fee for a set time we are significantly discounting our usual charges. Our Firm’s normal hourly rate for a lawyer may range between $200.00 and $500.00, depending on year of call and experience.
Our flat fee does not include HST which will be payable up front along with the fee and prior to receiving any Legal Services.
All fees and HST are non-refundable although you may at any time assess our fee.
Basis and Procedure of Payment
Payment is due prior to receiving any legal services. If payment is not received, then no legal services will be rendered.
By using our Firm, you agree to communicate with us by electronic means. For the purposes of this Agreement, “electronic means” includes by Skype, phone, Facetime, and email.
An engagement with us may be terminated at any time, but if you have paid for legal services, the flat fee is non-refundable. We reserve the right to cease acting if you refuse to follow our advice on a material matter, if you do not co-operate with us, do not pay or fail to pay our accounts when due, or if any other circumstance arises that makes it appropriate for us to resign. Following the end of providing you the legal services within the defined scope, our Agreement is at an end and we are under no further obligation to provide you any form of legal advice, unless we execute a new agreement.
Law Society Identification Requirements
You agree to provide us with certain information permitting us to sufficiently identify you including your full name, address, your place of work and occupation, phone number for your home and place of work, an email address, and piece of photo identification. You understand that failure to provide this information will mean that you will be unable to purchase legal services and we will not be able to be retained by you.
BY PROCEEDING WITH PAYMENT FOR LEGAL SERVICES, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU HAVE TAKEN SUFFICIENT TIME TO REVIEW THIS AGREEMENT AND ARE PROCEEDING ON YOUR OWN VOLITION. PAYMENT IS CONSIDERED ACCEPTANCE OF ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.
Your privacy is important.
1. OUR COMMITMENT
5. WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION?
“Personal Information” is defined in PIPEDA as information about an identifiable individual, but does not include the name, title or business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization. It includes such things as your name, address, age, income, date of birth, gender, and financial information.
6. HOW DO WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We collect information only by lawful and fair means, and not in an unreasonably intrusive way. Generally, we collect your personal information directly from you. Sometimes we collect personal information by recording how you interact with us, for examples, by way of using Google Analytics, in connection with our website. Occasionally we may obtain information about you from other sources, for examples:
Paypal or a third-party credit card company;
your insurance company;
your real estate agent in a property transaction;
from a government agency or registry;
your employer, if we are acting for you, at its request;
7. WHY DO WE COLLECT USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Depending on an individual’s relationship with us, the specific personal information that we collect, use and disclose and the related purposes varies. You may have more than one type of relationship with us. For example, you may be both a website visitor and a client.
8. WHAT WE WON’T DO WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We do not sell or rent your Personal Information. For example, we do not provide our client mailing lists to other law firms. Nor do we disclose your Personal Information to any persons that are not involved in providing services to you. Some of your personal information may be transmitted to Paypal or a credit card company when you make payment. For example, Paypal may find out information about your purchase.
9. WHAT DO WE DO TO PROTECT PRIVACY?
We are responsible for the personal and other confidential information within our control. We strive to protect not only your Personal Information, but all client related information. We have established policies and procedures, specifically designed to protect Personal Information from theft, loss, unauthorized use, disclosure, copying, modification or disposal. We educate our staff about these policies and procedures and monitor compliance on a regular basis. Among the steps taken to protect your information are:
Restricted file access
Deploying technological safeguards like security software and firewalls to prevent hacking or unauthorized computer access
Internal password and security policies
Please note that if you provide us with an email address, we will interpret that as consent to email communications to you, including unencrypted confidential documents, unless instructed otherwise. You should be aware that e-mail is not a 100% secure medium. Email systems are subject to various vulnerabilities and we do not make any warranties or guarantees, including for examples, that all communications and documents will always be received, or that such communications and documents will always be virus free.
10. HELP US KEEP YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION UP TO DATE.
Since we use your personal information to provide legal services to you, it is important that the information be accurate and up-to-date. If during the course of the Agreement, any of your information changes, please inform us so that we can we can keep our records accurate and up to date, which helps us to protect your privacy.
11. YOUR CONTROL OVER YOUR OWN PERSONAL INFORMATION
You can change your consent preferences or withdraw your consent for the collection, use and disclosure of any or all of your Personal Information, at any time (see contact information below). It is important to note, however, that when you change or withdraw your consent, it will not have a retroactive effect; it may have implications to you – in the case of clients, we may not be able to provide legal services and it will not affect the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information where such collection use and disclosure is permitted or required by law without consent. Please note that certain information, such as your name, occupation, address and phone numbers, must be kept in order to company with Law Society record-keeping requirements.
You may, subject to a few limited legal exceptions, access your Personal Information. If any inaccuracies are noted, you can request that we correct those inaccuracies.
12. QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?
13. RESOLVING PRIVACY MATTERS
We encourage you to let us try and resolve any privacy concerns that you may have. However, you also have the right to complain about any violation of your privacy rights to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada who can be reached at:
30 Victoria Street Tel: (819) 994-54443 or (800) 282-1376
Gatineau, QC, K1A 1H3 Website: https://www.priv.gc.ca/en/contact-the-opc/
Examples of personal information that JURBLE collects from website visitors are as follows:
When you view our website your internet protocol (IP) address, your browser type and the date and time of your visit are automatically logged. IP addresses are unique numbers assigned by internet service providers to all devices used to access the Internet. The IP address on its own does not identify you and while we generally do not try to link it with other data, it is possible.
We also employ digital markers. A digital marker is a small file placed on your computer. A “cookie” is an example of a digital marker. Our digital markers allow us to recognize a previous visitor to our website. They also allow us to track what information is viewed, for how long, the sequence and other information.
The personal information about website visitors that we collect, use and disclose is for the below listed purposes:
Conducting web analytics including monitoring website use, traffic patterns and other aspects, so that we can work at improving your on-line experience.
In the context of the use of any website feature, to fulfill the purpose of that feature and also to understand better who is using our features, so that we can target improvements.
Evaluating, planning, administering and managing our operations.
Any other purposes required or permitted by law.
Below we outline the types of personal information that we collect, use and disclose about JURBLE's clients and the related purposes.
Examples of personal information that JURBLE collects from its clients are as follows:
Contact information, such as name, address, e-mail address, telephone number
Date of birth
Occupation and address of employment
Proof of identity, such as signature or government issued identification (e.g., driver’s license)
Billing and account information
Any other personal and other information relevant to fulfilling our obligations for which we have been retained.
The personal information about our clients that we collect, use and disclose is for the below listed purposes.
Verifying identity and preventing fraud
Providing you with the services that you request
Connecting you with other service providers and working with them as requested by you, such as for examples: expert witnesses, insurance professionals, lenders and accountants
Responding to your requests
Where it is necessary to establish or collect fees
Accurate record keeping.
Any other purposes required or permitted by law.
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Last modified on February 1, 2020.