Privacy Policy


1.1. This Privacy Policy sets out how Law and Style Media Inc. and its subsidiaries and related bodies corporate (collectively referred to in this policy as “Law and Style”, “we” or “us”) protects the privacy of your Personal Information (as defined below) and the basis on which any Personal Information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed and disclosed by us in connection with Law and Style Media’s websites, namely,, and, and any other websites or mobile applications that contain a link to this privacy policy (each a “Service”).

1.2. Law and Style is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and to ensuring that your Personal Information is processed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations (as amended or replaced from time to time) protecting the privacy of Personal Information in the jurisdictions in which we operate (“Applicable Laws”). For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, Personal Information means information that is about you as an identifiable individual. Law and Style will only collect, use, store, disclose and transfer your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, any related privacy notices and Applicable Laws. If a Law and Style website, product or service describes privacy practices applicable to specific types of information or in certain circumstances and those descriptions conflict with this Privacy Policy, those descriptions shall supersede this Privacy Policy.

1.3. Please read the following carefully to understand Law and Style’s views and practices regarding your Personal Information and how we will treat it. By using our Service, you confirm that you have read, understood and agree with the collection, use, storage, disclosure and transfer of your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree or withdraw your consent, you should not provide us with Personal Information or should notify us that you have withdrawn your consent.

1.4. Law and Style does not knowingly collect information from people under the age of 13 without the consent of your parent or guardian, and does not target our websites and Service to children under 13.

1.5. This Privacy Policy was last updated on, and is effective as of February 14, 2018. Law and Style reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, revise, delete and update this Privacy Policy from time to time. Law and Style will use reasonable endeavours to notify you in advance of any modifications to the terms of this Privacy Policy (e.g. by posting the revised policy with a new effective date and by publishing the information about such modification on its web page of the Service. If you do not agree with the modifications, revisions, deletions or updates, your exclusive remedy is to cease using the Service. By continuing to access or utilize the Service after those changes are made, you shall be deemed to have accepted and agreed to the changes.


2.1. The Service collects information from you in two ways: directly from your input and automatically through the Service’s technologies.

  • (a) Personal Information you give us: The types of Personal Information the Service collects directly from you may include the following as well as any other Personal Information type that we expressly ask you to enter and submit to the Service:
    • (i) Contact information, such as name, title, organization and/or law firm, gender and date of birth, business and/or personal address, phone number and email address;
    • (ii) photographs;
    • (iii) information about a lawyer’s practice and experience, such as year of call, law school, area of practice, and biography;
    • (iv) account holder information, such as username and passwords;
    • (v) billing address; and
    • (vi) payment information (e.g. credit card).
  • (b) Information Law and Style collects about you: In order to provide our Service, we collect the following information from you:
    • (i) Internet Protocol (“IP”) address used to connect your computer to the Internet;
    • (ii) computer, device and connection information, such as browser type and version, operating system, mobile platform, screen resolution, language, unique device identifier (“UDID”) and other technical identifiers;
    • (iii) uniform resource locator (“URL”) click stream data, including date and time, title of web page, and content you viewed or searched for on a Service; and
    • (iv) location information for any of our location-aware Service to provide you with more relevant content for where you are in the world.
  • (c) Cookies and Web Beacons: The Service may also automatically collect information through the use of cookies or similar technologies, such as web beacons. Cookies are small text files that a website sends to the browser on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a web page so that the website can recognize your device the next time you visit. In general, cookies, web beacons and similar technologies do not contain personally identifiable information, but when you furnish your personal information through the Service, this information may be linked to the non-personally identifiable data stored in cookies sent to your browser from the Service.
    • (i) Law and Style and our service providers use these technologies for various purposes, including: facilitating the login process, administering, customizing and improving the Service, personalizing the browsing experience; advertising, promotions and surveys, reporting and paying royalties and license fees to third-party providers, such as authors, societies and other copyright holders and content distributors as well as tracking and analyzing user preferences and trends.
    • (ii) Our HTML-formatted emails may contain a web beacon to tell us whether our emails are opened and verify any clicks through to links or advertisements within the email. We may use this information for purposes including determining which of our emails are more interesting to users, to query whether users who do not open our emails wish to continue receiving them and to inform our advertisers in aggregate how many users have clicked on their advertisements. The web beacon will be deleted when you delete the email. Emails in plain text rather than HTML will not include the web beacon.
    • (iii) There are a number of ways to manage cookies. The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new browser cookie, and how to disable existing browser cookies. However, if you block cookies, you may not be able to register, login or make full use of the Service. You can also use your mobile device’s settings to manage the available privacy options.

2.2. In the event that you have submitted Personal Information about another individual to us, you represent and warrant that you have obtained any and all consent required by Applicable Laws to do so.


3.1. Law and Style (and third party data processors who may be acting on our behalf) may collect, use, store and process your Personal Information described above for the following purposes:

  • (a) to present the Service and its respective contents to you;
  • (b) to administer and operate the Service, including processing payments;
  • (c) to distribute your Personal Information on our other platforms, including social media platforms and through our e-newsletter;
  • (d) to improve the contents of our Service, including to customize the content, advertising and/or layout of websites;
  • (e) conduct analytics to improve and enhance our Service;
  • (f) to personalize the Service and to select content to be communicated to you or to use features on the Service such as sharing content with a friend or colleague;
  • (g) to contact you, including through e-mail, in respect of your use of the Service or for other marketing purposes (subject to any applicable laws or regulations);
  • (h) to offer new products, services or programs to you, including through emails, promotions or contests (subject to any applicable laws or regulations);
  • (i) to prevent and detect security threats, fraud or other malicious activity;
  • (j) in any other way we may describe when you provide us with the Personal Information;
  • (k) to the extent we have a legal obligation, right or duty under the Applicable Law to use or disclose your information (including for crime and fraud prevention, resolving disputes, enforcing our agreements or other related purposes);
  • (l) to anonymize and aggregate the Personal Information for any other purposes, provided that no identifiable personal information can be readily identified; and
  • (m) for any other purpose with your consent.

3.2. If we combine any automatically collected information with Personal Information, the combined information will be treated by us as Personal Information.

3.3. Law and Style will only retain your Personal Information for as long as reasonably necessary having regard to the purposes for which your Personal Information was collected and will delete or anonymize such Personal Information after the expiry of such period unless otherwise required under the Applicable Law and any anonymized and aggregated information will be retained by Law and Style.


4.1. Law and Style may share your Personal Information that it collects from you or that you provide to Law and Style with selected third parties for the following purposes:

  • (a) to operate and provide the Service or any other purposes as set out in paragraph 3.1 above; and
  • (b) to enforce or apply any agreements between us and you, or to investigate potential breaches of such agreements.

4.2. Law and Style may share your Personal Information with, without limitation:

  • (a) business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance, or their assistance with, of any contract we enter into with them or you; and
  • (b) companies that provide statistical analysis services.

4.3. Law and Style will ensure that corporate third parties who have received Personal Information from us will maintain a comparable level of protection of the Personal Information as set out in this Privacy Policy by using contractual or other means. To the fullest extent permitted by Applicable Law, Law and Style excludes all liability arising from the use of your Personal Information by third parties. Law and Style can, on request, confirm the name of each third party that Personal Information is, or will be, transferred to.

4.4. Law and Style may also disclose Personal Information: (i) to comply with any applicable laws, regulations, governmental and quasi-governmental requests, court orders or subpoenas; (ii) to enforce or apply any agreements between us and you; (iii) to protect Law and Style’s rights, property or safety or the rights, property or safety of other users of the Service or others (e.g., for fraud protection etc.); or (iv) to resolve any disputes.

4.5. Except as set out in this Privacy Policy, we will not disclose, sell, distribute, rent or lease your Personal Information to third parties unless we have your permission or to complete a transaction for you. We do not share your identifiable Personal Information with third parties for their direct marketing use without your express consent.

4.6. In the event that a third party proposes to acquire all or some of our business and/or assets, we may disclose your Personal Information to that third party in connection with their proposed or actual acquisition. In the event that we become insolvent or we are in any similar situation, we may also disclose your Personal Information to third parties as part of a business or asset sale carried out where such disclosure is lawful and compliant with the Applicable Laws.


5.1. Law and Style may transfer your Personal Information to our overseas related entities, subsidiaries, related bodies corporate and franchisees in order to provide the Service. It may also be necessary for us to disclose your Personal Information to third parties located in Canada or the United States of America or outside of North America in connection with the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

5.2. By submitting your Personal Information you consent to the transfer, disclosure, storage and/or processing of your Personal Information outside the jurisdiction in which the information was originally collected. Law and Style will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your Personal Information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Where we have engaged international third parties to perform services in relation to the Service, we will use contractual or other means to ensure such third parties offer a comparable level of protection in respect of the Personal Information.


Law and Style has in place security measures to store all Personal Information collected and received securely. We use appropriate technical, organizational, administrative and physical measures to protect your Personal Information contained in our system against accidental damage, deletion, misuse, loss and unauthorized access or alteration.


7.1. You have the right to, at any time, ask us not to process or share your Personal Information for marketing purposes (even where you have previously given consent). Law and Style will inform you (before collecting your Personal Information) if it intends to use your Personal Information for such purposes or if Law and Style intends to disclose your Personal Information to any third party for such purposes (subject to obtaining your prior consent).

7.2. You have the right to access details of your Personal Information that we hold about you by written request and to request correction or rectification of such Personal Information, if the Applicable Laws allows you to do so.

7.3. You may choose to no longer receive communications from us. You may unsubscribe to any email from us using the instructions in the email you receive; this will not stop us from sending emails about your account or transactions with us or other information required for your use of the Service.

7.4. You also have the right to change your mind about consenting to the use, disclosure and transfer of your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy by contacting us at the address listed below. If you withdraw your consent for Law and Style to process your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, Law and Style may not be able to provide you with our entire Service.

7.5. You have the right to make a complaint about a possible breach of the Applicable Laws to us. We will consider any complaints we receive and respond to your complaint within a reasonable period of time. You also may lodge a complaint about the treatment of your Personal Information with the supervisory authority located in you jurisdiction, if the Applicable Laws allow you to do so.

7.6. You can exercise your rights as described in this Privacy Policy or under Applicable Laws above by contacting us at the address listed below.


8.1. Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy are welcomed and should be addressed to Melissa Kluger, Law and Style Media Inc., 2 Berkeley Street, Suite 205., Toronto, ON M5A 4J5 or to