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Privacy Policy

Bianchi Presta LLP (“Bianchi Presta”, “we”, “us” or “our”) has been providing a broad range of legal services to its clients since 1993.

Our Privacy Policy prioritizes users, prospective clients and our valued clients alike. We understand the importance of keeping your personal and sensitive information inaccessible. It is therefore our commitment to protect any information we obtain from you.

Please note that Bianchi Presta LLP reserves the right to amend or make modifications to our Privacy Policy without notice to you. We therefore strongly encourage you to review the Privacy Policy from time to time.

Understanding Your Privacy Rights

From January 1, 2004, all businesses engaged in commercial activities must comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) and the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information which it incorporates. These obligations extend to lawyers and law firms, including Bianchi Presta LLP. PIPEDA gives you rights concerning the privacy of your personal information.

Bianchi Presta LLP is responsible for the personal information we collect and hold. To ensure this accountability, we have developed this Privacy Policy, and trained our lawyers and support staff about our policies and practices.

How Bianchi Presta LLP Will Collect Your Personal Information

We collect information by lawful and fair means, and not in an unreasonably intrusive way. Wherever possible, we collect your personal information verbally or by written correspondence, directly from you, both at the start of a retainer and during the course of representation. However, we may also obtain information about you from other sources, including, but not limited to:

Your employer;

  • Your accountant;
  • Your insurance company;
  • Your real estate agent in a property transaction;
  • From a government agency or registry.

What Personal Information will Bianchi Presta LLP Collect

Personal information is any information that identifies you, or by which your identity could be deduced. In general, personal information does not include business contact information, such as your name, title or position, telephone or facsimile number, or business address.

Personal information that we collect includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Your name, home address, and telephone numbers;
  • Your e-mail address;
  • Your date of birth;
  • Your credit card information; and
  • Your financial institution.


In most cases, we will ask you to specifically consent to the collection, use, or disclosure your personal information. Normally, we will request for your consent in writing. However, in some circumstances, we may accept your oral consent, or your consent may be implied through your conduct with us.

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time. However, your revocation may result in our inability to provide services to you.

Using Your Personal Information

Bianchi Presta LLP collects uses and discloses personal information for the primary purpose of providing you with legal services and representation, along with the following purposes:

  • To establish and maintain client relationships, perform legal services, fulfill legal duties and to avoid conflicts of interest;
  • To share information with third parties for the purpose of providing legal services in the context of proceedings, including, but not limited to: litigation, arbitration, mediation or any other proceedings. Third parties may include opposing parties, parties in interest, opposing counsel and advisors, witnesses, adjudicators, arbitrators, other decision makers and experts;
  • To maintain and manage our documentary, time and billing databases;
  • To establish and maintain commercial relationships with clients, suppliers and other third-parties for the purpose of issuing invoices, managing accounts, collecting and processing payments, evaluating credit standing, and to fulfill contractual obligations;
  • To distribute information regarding our services and to include clients in marketing activities;
  • To represent clients in the context of business matters involving the exchange or disclosure of personal information; and
  • As permitted by, and to comply with all applicable legal regulatory requirements or provisions.

Disclosing Your Personal Information

Under certain circumstances, Bianchi Presta LLP will need to disclose your personal information:

  • When we are required or authorized by law to do so;
  • When you have consented to the disclosure;
  • When the legal services we are providing to you require us to give your information to third parties your consent will be implied, unless you tell us otherwise;
  • Where it is necessary to establish or collect fees;
  • If we engage a third party to provide administrative services to us (such as computer back-up services or archival file storage) and the third party is bound by our privacy policy;
  • If we retain other professionals, agents or contractors such as accountants, engineers, process servers, title searchers, etc., to assist us in acting on your behalf;
  • If we engage expert witnesses on your behalf;
  • If we retain other law firms at your request, and on your behalf; and
  • If the information is already publicly known.

When obliged or permitted to disclose your information, Bianchi Presta LLP will not disclose more than is required.

Updating Your Information

Since we use your personal information to provide legal services to you, it is important that the information be accurate and up-to-date.

If during the retainer any of your information changes, please inform us so that we may make the necessary revisions.

Is my Personal Information Secure?

Bianchi Presta LLP takes all reasonable precautions to ensure that your personal information is kept safe from loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. We undertake to protect your information by:

  • Securing our premises;
  • Restricting file access to personal information;
  • Utilizing technological safeguards such as security software and firewalls to prevent hacking or unauthorized computer access;
  • Utilizing internal passwords and security policies.

Access to Your Personal Information

You may ask for access to any personal information we have concerning you.

Summary information is available on request. More detailed requests which require archive or other retrieval costs may be subject to our normal professional and disbursement fees.

Correcting Errors

If Bianchi Presta LLP holds information about you and you can establish that it is not accurate, complete and up-to-date, we will take all reasonable steps to correct it in a timely manner.

Can I be Denied access to my Personal Information?

In most cases, you will have access to the personal information we store about you. However, there may be circumstances where your rights to access your personal information is denied. We may deny access where:

  • The information related to existing or anticipated legal proceedings against you;
  • When granting you access would reveal confidential commercial information, and the personal information cannot be severed from the record;
  • When to do so would prejudice negotiations with you;
  • When doing so would reasonably be expected to threaten the life or security of another individual, and the personal information cannot be severed from the record;
  • To protect our firm’s rights and property;
  • The request is frivolous or vexatious.

If we deny your request for access to, or refuse a request to correct information, we shall explain why.

Can I Request Anonymity?

Whenever it is legal and practicable, we may offer the opportunity to deal with general inquiries without providing your name (for example, by accessing general information on our website).

The Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act requires us to confirm the identity of all new clients. It may also require us to disclose information to FINTRAC in relation to certain large cash transactions.

Credit Bureaus

To help us make credit decisions about clients, prevent fraud, check the identity of new clients and prevent money-laundering, we may on occasion, request information about you from the files of consumer agencies.

Communicating with Us

You should be aware that e-mail and fax are not a 100% secure medium, and you should be aware of this when contacting us to send personal or confidential information. .

Requests for Access

If you have any questions, or wish to access your personal information, please write to our Privacy Contact at:

Bianchi Presta LLP
Barristers & Solicitors
9100 Jane Street
Building A, 3rd Floor
Vaughan, ON, Canada
L4K 0A4

Attention: Privacy Policy Advisor

Tel: (905) 738-1078

Employment Inquiries

Should you apply to Bianchi Presta LLP for a job, we would need to consider your personal information as part of our review process. We normally retain information from candidates after a decision has been made, unless you ask us not to retain the information. If we offer you a job, which you accept, the information will be retained in accordance with our privacy procedures for employee records.


On our website, like most other commercial websites, we may monitor traffic patterns, site usage and related site information in order to optimize our web service. We may provide aggregated information to third parties, but these statistics do not include any identifiable personal information.

Thank you for taking the time to review our Privacy Policy.



Cookie Policy

Last Updated: November 13th, 2017

By using or accessing the Website, you are consenting to Bianchi Presta LLP’s use of Cookies as follows:

This policy helps to explain the occasions when and why cookies may be sent to visitors to the Website (referred to in this policy as “we”, “us” or “our”). “Cookies” are text-only pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual’s hard drive or other website-browsing equipment for record-keeping purposes. Cookies allow the Website to remember important information that will make your use of the site more convenient. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a randomly generated unique number or other value. Like most websites, we use cookies for a variety of purposes in order to improve your online experience, for analytics and for marketing, but specifically we use Cookies on the Website for the following purposes:

  1. Analytical Purposes: We use Cookies to analyze user activity in order to improve the Website. For example, using Cookies we can look at aggregate patterns like the manner in which users navigate through our website and perform searches. We can use such analysis to gain insights about how to improve the functionality and user experience of the Website.
  2. Your Preferences: We use Cookies to store certain user preferences on our Website. For example, we may store the recent searches you have performed in a Cookie so that we can allow you to easily repeat those searches when you return to our Website.
  3. Marketing: We use Cookies from third-party partners such as Google for marketing purposes. These Cookies allow us to display Bianchi Presta LLP promotional material to you on other sites you visit across the Internet. Bianchi Presta LLP may also share information about your behavior on the Site with third parties (including operators of third-party websites and/or social networking sites) in order to show you targeted advertisements and other content that has been customized for you.
  4. Referral Tracking: We use Cookies to associate user activity with the third party website that referred the user to our Website, or to associate user activity that Bianchi Presta LLP referred to a third party website. These third party partner websites receive credit for the activity of users they refer to our Website, or give Bianchi Presta LLP credit for the activity of users referred to such third party websites. We do not share any personal information or information about individual user activities with these partner entities.

These cookies will generally be either:

  • Session Cookies” are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the Website.
  • Persistent Cookies” remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie). When we use session cookies to track the total number of visitors to our Website, this is done on an anonymous aggregate basis (as cookies do not in themselves carry any personal data). We may also employ cookies so that we remember your computer when it is used to return to the Website to help customize your Bianchi Presta LLP web experience. We may associate personal information with a cookie file in those instances.

Use the options in your web browser if you do not wish to receive a cookie or if you wish to set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. You can easily delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. If you disable all cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of all the features of this website. Consult your mobile device documentation for information on how to disable cookies.

Google Analytics

Bianchi Presta LLP and Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your past visits to our Website. This means that vendors including Google will display Bianchi Presta LLP promotional material on other sites you visit across the Internet.

How to Opt-Out of Google Analytics

You may opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertisers including AdWords and opt-out of customized Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Preferences Manager. To provide website visitors more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed an Opt-out Browser Add-on, which is available by visiting Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, to enable you to opt-out of Google’s programs.

In all cases where third party cookies are used to track your behavior on Bianchi Presta LLP, you must refer to such third party’s site to learn how to remove cookies for that third party specifically. Removing Bianchi Presta LLP cookies from your browser will not affect cookies placed by third parties.

Changes To Our Cookie Policy

From time to time, it may be necessary for us to modify our cookie policy. We expressly reserve our right to do so without any notice to you. By utilizing our website you acknowledge and agree that it is your sole responsibility to review our cookie policy and, only if you consent to same, to proceed to use our website. We strongly advise that you check here intermittently for any updates to our cookie policy. If you (i) do not agree with the terms of use contained in our cookie policy or (ii) refuse to opt-out to Google Analytics as described above by installing the Opt-out Browser add-on, your authorization to use our website is hereby revoked.