Privacy Policy

At John G. Cox Family Law, Barristers & Solicitors, we deeply value your privacy and the security of your personal data. This Privacy Policy reflects our steadfast commitment to safeguarding your personal information and upholding the trust you place in our legal services.

Commitment to Protecting Privacy

John G. Cox Family Law, Barristers & Solicitors recognizes the importance of privacy and the sensitivity of personal information. As a legal firm, we have a professional obligation to keep all information received within a lawyer/client relationship confidential. Our relationship with you is founded on trust, and we are committed to maintaining that trust and protecting any personal information we hold.

Policy Overview

This privacy policy outlines how we manage your personal information and safeguard your privacy. It confirms our dedication to protecting your privacy and maintaining the trust you have placed in our law firm. This policy serves as your guarantee of our commitment to the confidentiality and privacy of the personal information entrusted to us.

Your Privacy Rights

Since January 1, 2004, all businesses engaged in commercial activities, including law firms, must comply with the Personal Information and Protection and Electronic Documents Act (the "Act") and the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the protection of personal information. The Act provides you with rights concerning the privacy of your personal information.

Responsibility for Personal Information

John G. Cox Family Law, Barristers & Solicitors is responsible for the personal information we collect and hold. To ensure accountability, we have developed this policy and trained our staff about our policies and practices.

Purposes for Collection of Personal Information

Our firm collects personal information for limited purposes, including establishing and maintaining client lists, representing you as our client, and for internal purposes such as professional development.

What Personal Information Do We Collect?

Personal information is any information that identifies you or by which your identity could be deduced. We collect and use your personal information to provide legal services, restricting our collection to necessary information. We commit to collecting personal information fairly, openly, and lawfully.

Use of Your Information

We use your personal information to provide legal advice and services, administer client databases, and for legal retention of client files. Our firm does not disclose your personal information for marketing purposes.

Storage and Maintenance of Personal Information

Our firm conforms to the requirements of the Act and the CSA Model Code in storing and maintaining personal information. We also incorporate the following updates: Data Breach Notification: In the unlikely event of a data breach, we have procedures in place for timely notification to affected parties and relevant authorities. Digital Communication Security: We use encrypted email and secure client portals to ensure the security of digital communications. Consent and Data Retention: We specify the duration of data retention and conditions for data destruction or anonymization. International Data Transfer (If Applicable): We manage international data transfers in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Clients' Rights: We provide clear mechanisms for clients to access, correct, or delete their personal information.

Disclosure of Your Personal Information

We disclose personal information under certain circumstances such as legal requirements, with your consent, or when necessary for providing legal services.

Security Measures

Our firm has implemented security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information we keep. These include premises security, restricted access, technological safeguards, and internal policies.

Openness and Access

We are transparent about our policies and practices regarding personal information. Clients may request access to their personal information, subject to professional and disbursement fees for detailed requests.


We are committed to maintaining accurate, complete, and up-to-date personal information. Please inform us of any changes to your personal information.


Where legal and practicable, we offer the opportunity to interact with us anonymously.

Communicating with Us

Please be aware that email is not a 100% secure medium. Consider this when sending personal or confidential information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We regularly review our policies and procedures and may update our privacy policy. Significant changes will be communicated to our clients.

Requests for Access

For questions or access to your personal information, please write to our Privacy Contact at John G. Cox, Barrister & Solicitor.


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