TERMS & CONDITIONS

Disclaimers

The materials provided on this site are for information purposes only. These materials constitute general information relating to areas of law familiar to Daniel R. McPherson Professional Corporation, operating as Elevator Law (the "Firm"). They do NOT constitute legal advice or other professional advice and you may not rely on the contents of this website as such. The contents of the website do not necessarily represent the opinions of the Firm or its clients. If you require legal advice, you should retain competent legal counsel to advise you. If you would like to retain the Firm, please contact one of our lawyers, who will be pleased to discuss whether our Firm can assist you. A solicitor-client relationship will arise between you and our firm only if we specifically agree to act for you. Until we specifically agree to act for you on a matter, you should not provide us with any confidential information or material.

Confidentiality of Communications

 

Confidentiality of Communication

The Firm does not guarantee the confidentiality of any communications sent by e-mail or through its website, or left in voicemail messages on firm telephones. Unsolicited information and material may not be treated as confidential and will not be protected by any solicitor-client privilege. Accessing or using this website does not create a solicitor-client relationship. Although the use of the web site may facilitate access to or communications with members of the Firm by e-mail or voicemail, receipt of any such communications or transmissions by any member of the Firm does not create a solicitor-client relationship, unless our Firm agrees to represent you. Although the Firm has made reasonable efforts to ensure that the materials contained on this site are accurate, it does not warrant or guarantee: the accuracy, currency or completeness of the materials; that the site will be available without interruption, error or omission; that defects will be corrected; or that the website and the server(s) that make it available are free from viruses or harmful components. The website and the materials provided on the website are provided “as is” and “as available” without representations, warranties or conditions of any kind, either expressed or implied.

Liability

The Firm will have no liability for any damage arising from the use of any information provided on this website. The information provided on the website is not legal advice and should not be relied upon as such.

Copyright and Trademarks

The copyright in this website and all materials contained in it is owned, or licensed by the Firm. The www.elevatorlaw.ca website, as a whole, or in part, may not be reproduced without the express prior written consent of the Firm. To obtain such consent, please contact our office by telephone. Trademark applications are currently being processed for “Elevator Law”, its logo, and the slogan “Protect Your Life’s Work”. All other brand names, product names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Linking to www.elevatorlaw.ca

The Firm acknowledges and appreciates links to the Firm website. Links should go directly to the homepage at [www.elevatorlaw.ca], or to the biography of one of the Firm’s professionals. Linking directly to other pages within the site or framing content on the site is prohibited without the prior written consent of the Firm.

Links to Third Party Sites

The Firm website has been designed to be a resource for information on matters that might be of interest to current or potential clients. As a result, there may be links throughout the website to third party sites. These links are provided for convenience only, and do not mean that the Firm endorses or recommends the information contained in linked web sites, or guarantees its accuracy, timeliness or fitness for a particular purpose. The Firm takes no responsibility for the content or practices of third party sites.

Email and cyber security

Fraudsters can set up website domain names which are confusingly similar to real domains, in order to try to fool clients into thinking they are corresponding with a genuine email address.

 

The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will take reasonable measures to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted and any transmission is at your own risk. We therefore recommend the following precautions when corresponding with Elevator Law, and in particular when being asked for confidential or personal information, or when dealing with any payment requests:

  • Always verify the sending address and make sure it says @elevatorlaw.ca in the address and the headers of the email

  • Ensure that any matter number or reference quoted corresponds with what is expected or has been known/verified in the past.

  • Check the full invoice calculation to ensure accuracy of charges, as figures in these fake invoices are often miscalculated.

  • Confirm that logos / branding is consistent with previous correspondence.

  • Check to ensure that the bank details are correct.  Any changes to our bank details would always be officially communicated to you rather than simply changed on an invoice.

  • Be alert to any change in style or tone of an email.  If it seems out of character or inconsistent with the style or language of prior emails, this may be an indication that the sender is someone other than the person you are accustomed to dealing with.

If unsure, always call Elevator Law (at a known/confirmed number) for verification/assistance or attend at our office directly. Please do not use unvalidated phone numbers provided on the invoice, as those often ring to fraudulent phone systems where they’ll falsely validate bad account information.

Any change in financial instructions either from the client to the lawyer, or the lawyer to the client, should whenever possible be confirmed directly by telephone before proceeding on those revised instructions.

If you suspect that you have received fraudulent correspondence related to our office, please notify us by telephone or in person.

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