Privacy Policy
 

This website is designed to provide to the public information concerning our services, to collect information from persons interested in contacting us to obtain those services, & to enable our associates to contact potential clients. This privacy policy (“Policy”) applies only to the online collection of information from users of this website. If you contact Mustakas & Associates through the use of this website & establish a professional relationship with that associate (known as a “solicitor-client” relationship), any personal information you share with that associate will be subject to the professional obligation to maintain confidentiality as established by the Rules of Professional Conduct & the law & not by this Policy. Please note that submitting information through this website does not create a solicitor-client relationship between you & any of our associates. Only a direct contact between you & an individual associate creates such a relationship.

What is Personal Information?

Personal information means any information about or that can be used to identify you as an individual, including details such as the matter about which you contacted this website & any other information that you choose to provide. In most circumstances, personal information does not include most information that might appear on a business card or information that is available in public records, nor does it include corporate information such as your business address or telephone number in your capacity as an employee of an organization.

Your Consent

 

By providing us with your personal information, you consent to the collection, use & disclosure of that information as described in this Policy.

 

We will not, as a condition of supplying our services, require you to consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information beyond that required to enable us to provide the requested services.

 

You may refuse to give personal information & may, subject to legal or contractual restrictions & reasonable notice, withdraw consent at any time to the continued use & disclosure of personal information previously collected. The period of reasonable notice will vary depending on the nature of the information & its purpose. We will inform you of the implications of refusing or withdrawing consent, which may have legal consequences or preclude us from providing our services.

What personal information is collected through this website?

We will not collect personal information indiscriminately. We will limit the amount & the type of information we collect to that necessary to fulfill the purposes we have identified to you, or as otherwise permitted or required by law. We may also collect information about your business & business interests or your personal interests to better serve you.


We collect information about our users in three ways: directly from the user, from our Web server logs & through cookies. We use the information primarily to provide you with a personalized Internet experience that delivers the information, resources, & services that are most relevant & helpful to you. We don’t share any of the information you provide with others, unless we say so in this Policy, or when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.

User-supplied information

If you fill out the contact form on this website, we will ask you to provide some personal information (such as e-mail address & name). We only require that you provide an e-mail address and a brief message on the contact form. In order to properly assess your application, we require sinformation pertaining to your level of education, nationality, marital status and approximate net worth.  This information will be used to determine the Canadian immigration programs available to you.  Please do not submit any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information (e.g. Social Insurance Number; date of birth; driver’s license number; or credit card, bank account or other financial information) (collectively, “Sensitive Information”). If you submit any Sensitive Information, you do so at your own risk & we will not be liable to you or responsible for consequences of your submission.


If you establish a solicitor-client relationship with a particular lawyer, you may be required, in the context of that relationship, to provide Sensitive Information for the purpose of conducting immigration consulting services. As noted above, such information is outside the scope of this policy & should never be submitted through this website.


Information that you provide to us through the contact form will be used so that we may effectively respond to your inquiry. 

Cookies

Like many other websites, our Site makes use of “per session” cookie technology. Per session cookies are small text files that contain a unique identification number that is automatically deposited on a visitor’s computer. These cookies track information during an open session & are stored only temporarily in your computer’s memory. This information helps us determine the total number of visitors to the Site on an ongoing basis & the types of Internet browsers & operating systems (e.g., Windows or Macintosh) that our visitors use. We use this information to facilitate & enhance your online visits. We do not cross-reference this information with any type of personal information that is voluntarily offered through the Site.

The use of cookie technology is common on the Internet, & many Internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies automatically. If you would prefer not to accept cookies, you can set your Internet browser to notify you when your computer is receiving a cookie or to refuse cookies automatically. To readjust your Internet browser’s cookie options, please refer to the instruction documentation of your particular browser or seek online assistance. You should underst& that some features of many sites may not function properly if you don’t accept cookies.

Use of Your Personal Information

We use personal information only as described in this Policy or as otherwise permitted or required by law. Before your personal information is used or disclosed for a new purpose, we will ask for your consent unless use or disclosure without your consent in the circumstances is otherwise permitted or required by law.

The primary purpose of collection of your personal information on this website is to mutually determine if the immigration consulting services of our associates are right for you. To that end, we will only share any information you submit with our associates.

If you send personal information through our site, we will use it to assess website use & traffic, & to respond to your feedback, questions & comments.

Disclosure of Your Personal Information

We disclose personal information only as described in this Policy or as otherwise permitted or required by law. We will not disclose your information to anyone other than our associates.