Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association

Privacy Policy

 

The Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association (STLA), is a professional voluntary membership organization. Our mission is to uphold and defend the tenets of democracy; to advance the science of jurisprudence; to train in all fields and phases of advocacy; to promote the administration of justice for the public good; to uphold the honour and dignity of the profession of law; and especially to advance the cause of those who are damaged in person or property and who must seek redress therefore; to encourage brotherhood among the members of the bar; and to uphold and improve the adversary system and trial by jury. Consistent with these objectives, the STLA is dedicated to maintaining high standards of confidentiality with respect to the information that has been provided to us. This Privacy Policy has been prepared to affirm our commitment to maintaining the privacy of our members and others and to inform you of our practices concerning the collection, use and disclosure of information provided to the STLA.

 

Our obligations apply to all officers, employees, contractors and agents who provide services to or on behalf of the STLA in connection with our delivery of products, services and information to our members. Other applicable laws and internal STLA policies govern the protection of personal information of employees of the STLA.

 

The STLA collects information about members through its membership application form, and does so to fulfill the objectives and mandate of the Association.  The achievement of the STLA’s objectives involves, among other things, communicating with and determining the needs of its membership, providing products, services and information to its members, and permitting affiliated organizations and Preferred Suppliers (sponsors and exhibitors of our conference events) to provide products, services and information to members.  If a member consents, his/her contact information shall be used for these purposes.  Contact information is a member’s name, firm, address, telephone number, fax number and email address.  If a member does not consent, then his/her contact information shall be used by the STLA for purposes of communicating with the member and to publish our annual handbook provided to our membership and shall not be provided to anyone else (e.g. Preferred Suppliers).  In the event a member does not complete the Collection, Use and Disclosure of Information Section, the submission of a membership application or update constitutes the consent of an applicant to the use of his or her contact information for these purposes.

 

The STLA also collects contact information about members through registration forms for a variety of programs including, but not limited to, Continuing Legal Education programs, meetings and other professional development activities.  It does so to fulfill its objectives and mandate.  In providing these programs, the STLA is supported by Preferred Suppliers, Sponsors and Exhibitors, to whom contact information may be made available, provided member consent is obtained during the registration process.

 

As a general rule, all membership information is held in strict confidence and, except in limited circumstances, is not revealed to anyone unless expressly or implicitly authorized by the member. The STLA does provide membership information on a limited basis to Preferred Suppliers and others when:

-       in the opinion of the STLA, such usage constitutes a service and the information is pertinent to the members of the STLA; and

-       the STLA has the written agreement of Preferred Suppliers to adhere to specific requirements with respect to their use of such information.

 

 

A list of affiliated organizations and Preferred Suppliers of the STLA are:

-       America Association for Justice - AAJ (formerly ATLA); and

-       SeminarWeb Live.                                               

To illustrate these requirements, STLA membership information:

-       is not to be used in connection with any communication, which, in the opinion of the STLA, would tend to mislead, misinform or deceive or which is distasteful in content or presentation or is illegal. A copy of the material(s) to be mailed is provided to the STLA prior to the release of STLA membership information.

-       may only be used in connection with legal publications or services deemed by the STLA to be pertinent to its members.

-       may not be used in connection with any fundraising efforts without the STLA’s prior written consent.

 

There are circumstances where disclosure of personal information may be justified or permitted under a legal duty or right and the STLA may disclose member information without consent. Personal information may include all information about members collected on the membership application form. In such circumstances where, in the opinion of the STLA, it is appropriate or necessary to disclose personal information, the STLA will not disclose more information than is required.

 

The STLA will retain personal information provided to it only for so long as it is required for the purposes stated above.

 

The STLA endeavours to maintain the accuracy of any information about members in its possession. Information about a former member is not actively maintained and, for so long as it is held by the STLA, the STLA cannot assure the accuracy of such information.

 

While specific responsibilities may be assigned to other members of the STLA’s staff, the Executive Director is responsible for the administration of this Policy. In the event of any question concerning the access to or the accuracy, management or use of a member’s personal information, members should address such questions to the STLA’s Executive Director.

 

The STLA endeavours to maintain adequate physical, procedural and technical security with respect to our offices and information storage facilities so as to prevent any unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification of a member’s personal information.

 

A visitor to the STLA Website is not required to reveal any individually identifiable information, such as name, address, or telephone number. Nor is such information collected passively by electronic means.

 

Our Web server collects visitor information in the form of the visitor’s Internet Protocol (IP) address. This information is used internally to better serve visitors by helping us to:

-       manage our sites;

-       diagnose any technical problems;

-       collect information regarding which pages are accessed; and

-       improve the content of our Web site.

 

Following its use, the information collected is stored in a secure manner.

Individuals who wish to do business transactions are requested to supply one or more items of data within the following classes of information:

-       Corporate Identification Information;

-       Personal Identification Information;

-       Financial Information (eg: purchase order numbers and payment information for billing purposes); and

-       Delivery Information.

 

This information is collected for billing and delivery purposes as well as to permit us to contact you with respect to actions taken by us to complete your order.

 

A user of these Web sites may access the information held by STLA about them in connection with their visits to this site as well as their account information. Users may request the correction of any inaccuracies in such information. Access to and, if required, correction of such information may be arranged by sending an e-mail message to admin@stla.ca; telephoning or writing the STLA at the contact information indicated below.

 

This Policy is in effect as of January 1, 2004. The STLA will from time to time review and revise its privacy practices and this Policy. In the event of any amendment, a notice will be posted on www.stla.ca or in appropriate STLA publications. Policy changes will apply to the information collected from the date of posting to the web site as well as to existing information held by the STLA.

 

Questions

If you have any questions regarding this Policy or the STLA’s privacy practices, please contact the Executive Director, admin@stla.ca, P.O. Box 1482, Saskatoon, SK  S7K 3P7

Tel:  955-7850 (Saskatoon), 1-888-955-7850, Fax (306) 955-7433.


To withdraw your consent from STLA, please click here to download a PDF copy of the Privacy Policy and Withdrawal of Consent form.

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