Effective January 1, 2004
Whereas The Oakman Group Inc.is concerned about protection of the personal information of its employees, clients, vendors, and other of its commercial contractors, affiliates or agents, The Oakman Group Inc. will hereby execute and put into force these policies and its “personal information protection and privacy code”. The Oakman Group Inc. may from time to time and at its discretion amend these policies and/or adopt additional measures for the protection of personal information.
The Oakman Group collects personal information from our clients to provide legal and financial services to you in accordance with the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. The Oakman Group Inc. may collect, use or disclose personal information, and it shall do so only in accordance with the policies and principles as established and set out herein, and only for purposes that “a reasonable person” would consider appropriate in the circumstances, or are required by law. We may on occasion obtain information about you from other sources; your insurance company, banking institution, employer, accountant or other consultants retained by you to assist you with legal or financial matters
The Oakman Group Inc. protects your privacy. We have in place strict policies and procedures to keep private the personal information of individuals.. The Oakman Group Inc. will only share such personal information with its affiliates, clients, and other third parties with whom or which it conducts business, and in other ways permitted by law. The only Oakman Group employees having access to personal information of individuals are those who require it to conduct business, or to provide clients and/or employees with products or services.
The Oakman Group limits the type of information it shares, and the companies, organizations, government bodies or individuals with which or whom it shares such personal information. The main reason for sharing information are to provide services for those companies and individual doing business with The Oakman Group Inc., and to expand the quantity, quality and choices of products and services available. The information shared by The Oakman Group depends on the types of products or services required or requested such as information:
- from employment or other application forms (for example name, address, social insurance number, etc.).
- from client with respect to providing products and/or services.
The Oakman Group will not share or disclose personal information with individuals or companies except as consented to by the particular individual/organization and to conduct business related to the individual/organization or as permitted or required by law or others with whom The Oakman Group has agreements that compel it legally, practically, or otherwise to share or disclose such information.
The information collected, stored used or disclosed by The Oakman Group may contain public and non-public information. The Oakman Group obtains the information from, through or with various sources such as application and consent forms. The information primarily includes financial information, however may include personal history.
The Oakman Group will require all of its employees and affiliates with which it has agreements to comply with strict policies to protect the privacy of personal information. Any information provided by The Oakman Group may only be used for the purposes of which it was intended, whether originally or by amendment, or as permitted by law. The Oakman Group may disclose information to third parties as allowed or mandated by law such as responses to subpoenas or court orders, or to prevent fraud, or to comply with an inquiry by a government agency or regulator, or creditor.
The Oakman Group Inc. will not share personal information with outside marketing agents.
The Oakman Group’s treatment and protection of personal information goes beyond its relationship with its clients and employees. Should the relationship with a client, employee or vendor end, The Oakman Group Inc. will not share or disclose the information to third parties without consent except as law permits or compels.
Any individual wanting access to his or her personal information or having any questions with respect to these policies may contact the firm’s designated Privacy Officer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.