Lex Start a company specialized in the sale of legal documents certified by a Partner Lawyer (hereinafter the “Service”), whose place of business is located on the 5555 de Gaspé, Bur. 311, Montréal, QC, H2T 2A3 and whose telephone number is (+1) 514-378-6703 (hereinafter “the Company”), places the highest level of importance in the protection of the personal information of its users (hereinafter the “User” or the “Users”), service suppliers, partners and others, current, past or future (“You”).
Lex Start is a platform (hereinafter referred to as the “Platform”) for contacting partner lawyers (hereinafter the “Partner Lawyer” or “Partner Lawyer”) to whom we transmit the personal information we have collected. The Partner Lawyer will then validate the personalized documents. You agree, by completing any online form, that such information be shared with our Partner Lawyer. The information provided to our Partner Lawyers only concerns those registered in the form or others, collected from you with your consent, if necessary to perform the service.
I. YOUR CONSENT
By providing your personal information to Lex Start, you authorize Lex Start to use all the collected personal information and to communicate it to our Partner Lawyers, as part of its services, the management of its contractual relations, the administration of its activities and that in accordance with this Policy and as permitted or required by law, as well as implicitly, if indicated by the circumstances.
In addition, Lex Start will always seek your permission before using your personal information for purposes other than those covered by your original consent under the Policy.
Finally, you may withdraw your consent at any time, subject to legal and contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. Be aware that without your consent Lex Start may no longer be able to provide you or continue to provide you with some of the services or information that may be useful to you. If you provide to Lex Start, its service providers or its agents personal information about another individual, you attest to have the necessary authorization to do so and / or that you have obtained all necessary consents from that individual in order to collect, use and disclose such personal information for the purposes set out in this Policy.
To withdraw your consent or no longer receive electronic communication from us, please write to Gilles de SAINT-EXUPÉRY at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
II. OBJECTIVE OF THE PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED BY LEX START
Personal information is collected for the purpose of providing you with services of personalized legal documents by you and validated by a Partner Lawyer, SEO or other services that you have agreed to receive from Lex Start. This personal information is limited only to what is necessary to collect for the purpose of providing our services, unless otherwise specified.
By completing a Lex Start form, you authorize us to collect your personal information. The information collected by Lex Start allows the Partner Lawyer to identify you in accordance with the ethical requirements of identification.
Lex Start is committed to maintaining professional secrecy. When you complete our forms, you agree that the Partner Lawyer will use this information to build your file and provide you with the validated document. The Partner Lawyer is bound by professional secrecy regarding your information.
The personal information collected on this occasion includes, but is not limited to, your name, home or business address, your email address, your personal or business telephone number and if you are a natural person, your occupation. Regarding legal persons, we will collect the name, the address, the telephone number, the number of the certificate of incorporation or identification, the nature of its activities as well as the identity of the persons authorized to act on its behalf. In general, we will also be likely to know your location, your IP address and data concerning your use of the platform (hereinafter the “Platform”) and any other information to best provide our services. In addition, this information will be used for the administration of client accounts, the management of client and commercial relations and for the purpose of complying at all times with the regulatory requirements. In addition, as a User of Lex Start and by providing your personal information, you authorize Lex Start to use your personal information for the purpose of receiving newsletters, surveys, promotions or any other relevant information related to our activity.
Lex Start can also list your names and mailing addresses for philanthropic or market research purposes. If you do not want your names and mailing addresses to be compiled for these purposes, please contact us at email@example.com.
Finally, Lex Start complies with the provisions of the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”).
In addition to the information you knowingly provide, Lex Start may collect domain names and IP addresses from visitors to its website, make usage statistics (e.g., types of web browsers and operating systems used) and establish navigation histories. Lex Start uses this data to operate and promote its services and administer its Platform more effectively and only for that purpose.
III. THE PROCESSING AND COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION BY LEX START
Lex Start collects your personal information with your consent and in compliance with legal requirements. Whenever possible and where applicable, we collect your personal information directly from you or from people you have chosen to provide us with your personal information.
By completing the online form, you waive the professional privilege binding you to the Partner Lawyer for the benefit of Lex Start. This disclaimer allows Lex Start to put you in touch with the Partner Lawyer and to follow-up on the progress of the work, in order to satisfy your legal needs.
In addition to the methods described above, we may also collect information through cookies or similar technologies, including when you visit our website. These methods allow us to collect various types of information, including the pages you visit, the emails you read, and other information.
IV. PROTECTION AGAINST FRAUD AND THEFT OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Lex Start agrees to always comply with the laws and regulations applicable to its business and to take all necessary measures to detect and prevent the negligence, fraud or theft of your personal information. However, while Lex Start takes precautions, Lex Start cannot guarantee that no fraud or theft of your personal information will occur.
V. COMMUNICATION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES
Lex Start may disclose information to a third party that identifies you, solely for purposes related to our provision of services to you, with your express consent or as required or permitted by law. Lex Start may also disclose to the general public, your personal information when you post content on social media or social media accounts created or managed by Lex Start. In addition, by clicking on an external link on the Platform, you may access third-party websites that have their own privacy policies. It is therefore advised that you consult them, because you will be subjected to these policies.
When we disseminate ads, we do not share your information (information that personally identifies you, such as your name or contact information) with advertisers without your permission. We may disclose information to advertisers after removing your name and other information that would identify you or combine it with other information so that it will not allow identification. For example, we can tell an advertiser what impact their ad has, or how many people have viewed, clicked or installed an app after seeing an ad.
Finally, in the event of a third-party merger or acquisition of Lex Start, Lex Start will share your personal information with new owners to continue to provide you with its services and products.
VI. DATA EXCHANGED AUTOMATICALLY
We collect certain information when exchanging information between your computer and our server. Cookies allow you to connect to our services. This is mainly the following information:
Your IP address (example: 123.456.789.012);
The pages visited and requests made on the site;
Date and time you access these pages.
Most of the information automatically transmitted does not identify you. It is collected only because of the technological requirements inherent in browsing the Internet. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but it’s usually possible to change this setting. However, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to identify yourself or use certain features of our Sites and Services.
The use of such information allows us to improve the service, personalize your experience and better track your order or free trial.
This information is also used for analysis and statistical purposes.
These cookies are multiple, some expire when you close your browser and have no effect while others can be preserved.
VII. STORAGE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
The personal information we collect is stored in a secure environment on our servers located in Montreal. We have taken appropriate measures to maintain the confidentiality of personal information and protect it against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification, taking into account, in particular, their sensitivity and the purposes for which they are used. In addition, we require that each employee, agent or representative of Lex Start abide by this Policy.
To ensure the security of your personal information, we use the following measures:
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol
Management of access – authorized person
Access management – person concerned
Software network monitoring
Encryption of sensitive data (e.g. password)
In addition, our premises are secure and we have implemented technological protection measures to prevent unauthorized access to computers. We use industry-standard data networks and password protection systems and work with partners to predict the evolution of these technologies.
Despite the implementation of all these measures, knowing that no mode of transmission or preservation of information is completely hermetic, Lex Start makes no warranty of any kind with respect to the integrity and security of the information provided or the security of electronic communications with you and you agree to receive unencrypted electronic communications from Lex Start.
VIII. INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS
In some situations, your data may go through servers outside of Canada. You acknowledge and do not hold Lex Start responsible for the consequences of such transfer.
In certain situations, Lex Start may disclose your personal information to third parties outside Quebec for business purposes. If you do not wish your personal information to be disclosed for this purpose, please let us know by writing to us at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
IX. ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Your personal information collected by Lex Start and any Partner Lawyer under this Policy will be accessible to Lex Start employees. It will also be accessible to the Partner Lawyer or third parties such as Lex Start service providers in order to enable Lex Start to complete its business and provide you with its services.
Lex Start, subject to certain exceptions, may inform you of your personal information, the use made of it and the fact that it has been disclosed to third parties. You may also have access to this information for any changes.
Your request for access must be made in writing and sent according to the procedure provided in the “Contact” section below.
We will acknowledge receipt of your request in writing. We may ask you to confirm your identity before providing this information. In principle, access to this information will be provided free of charge, but if you request a copy or transmission of your information, we may charge a reasonable fee. We will inform you of the amount in advance and give you the opportunity to withdraw your request. We will give you access to your information within 30 days of receiving your request or provide you with a written notice to advise you that additional time is required to respond to your request.
In some cases, we may not be able to give you access to your information in whole or in part. If we are unable to do so, or if the law does not allow it, we will provide an explanation and indicate the other measures available to you.
X. RIGHT OF OPPOSITION AND WITHDRAWAL
We are committed to offering you the right to oppose and withdraw your personal information.
The right of opposition is understood as the possibility offered to Internet users to refuse to have their personal information used for certain purposes mentioned during the collection.
The right of withdrawal is understood as the possibility offered to Internet users to request that their personal information no longer appear, for example, in a mailing list.
You are also entitled to request access to the personal information we have collected about you and to correct it if necessary by contacting the contact person.
However, as a result of changes to our Policy, we are committed to use your personal information only in accordance with the terms and for the purpose of this Policy in effect at the time you provided your information or as required or permitted otherwise, unless you have expressly consented to do otherwise.
XII. UPDATE OF INFORMATION
In the event that the information you have provided to us should change, please let us know by contacting Gilles DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY at the following address: email@example.com
If you ever have questions about this procedure or if you wish to access your personal information or change any consent regarding the use or disclosure of your personal information, please contact Gilles DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY at the following address: gilles @ lexstart.ca
XIV. FRENCH AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE
If a problem of definition or interpretation arises between the English and French versions of this Policy, the French version shall prevail.
XV. ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THE POLICY