Privacy Policy

Introduction

This privacy policy explains how personal information about you may be collected, used, or disclosed by Ontario Bar Prep Ltd. (“Ontario Bar Prep”) as a consequence of your activities on this website (the “Site”) or your use of Ontario Bar Prep services, including your purchase of any Ontario Bar Prep practice exams. Ontario Bar Prep urges you to read it carefully.

By registering on this Site, by purchasing any practice exams from Ontario Bar Prep, you agree to the terms of this privacy policy and consent to the policies and practices described for the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information.

Protection of Personal Information

Canadian law governs the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information in a manner that recognizes individuals’ right of privacy with respect to their personal information.

The type of personal information that is protected includes almost any information about an identifiable individual, such as your name, address, telephone number, age, sex, marital status, and nationality.

Ontario Bar Prep does not collect, use, or disclose your personal information without your consent except where required or allowed by law.

Information that Ontario Bar Prep Collects

Ontario Bar Prep collects such personal information as is required for the purposes identified in this privacy policy or identified at the time that the information is collected from you.

Ontario Bar Prep (or its third party administrative services provider or payment processor) will request certain information from you if you choose to purchase a practice exam from Ontario Bar Prep (“Registration Information”). Registration Information may include your full name, email addresses, school information, employer information, telephone numbers, and credit card information.

At times, Ontario Bar Prep may ask you to provide Ontario Bar Prep with general information (“User Information”) about you to assist Ontario Bar Prep in meeting your needs or to better understand the requirements, profiles and experience of our Site visitors. This information includes information that is collected if you choose to participate in a survey, if you ask to be kept updated about new developments or services offered by Ontario Bar Prep or its affiliates, or if you contact Ontario Bar Prep.

You can visit this Site without telling Ontario Bar Prep who you are and without providing Ontario Bar Prep with any information about yourself. However, certain anonymous information (“Anonymous Information”) may be collected by Ontario Bar Prep automatically, such as the IP address and the name of the Internet service provider (“ISP”) associated with the computer from which you accessed this Site. If your Web browser is configured to accept cookies, Ontario Bar Prep may place “cookies” on your computer, which then permits the Ontario Bar Prep Web server to recall information about your preferences.

Use of Information by Ontario Bar Prep

Registration Information is collected primarily for the purpose of granting you access to your practice exams and comparative results. It may also be used to identify you as a user of this Site and to contact you for the other purposes set out in this privacy policy.

User Information is used only to contact you about new Site developments, to inform you of services or products offered by Ontario Bar Prep, to answer your questions, and to provide you with services that you have requested.

In addition to the provisions of this privacy policy, the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information is governed by the terms and conditions of use of this Site, a copy of which can be obtained from the home page of this Site.

Retention of Information

Ontario Bar Prep maintains record retention practices and policies which apply to personal information that is no longer necessary or relevant for the identified purposes, or that is no longer required or no longer permitted by law to be retained.

As a part of our record retention practices and policies, if you submit your request in writing to Ontario Bar Prep, Ontario Bar Prep will erase all of your personal information upon request, including your Registration Information. If personal information is ever to be used to make a decision about you it will be retained long enough to allow you access to the information after the decision has been made.

Your Consent

Ontario Bar Prep does not collect, use, or disclose your personal information without your consent except where required or permitted by law.

Ontario Bar Prep may, for example, collect, use, or disclose personal information without your knowledge or consent in the case of an emergency where the life, health, or security of an individual is threatened.

Ontario Bar Prep may also disclose personal information without your knowledge or consent to a lawyer or other advisor representing Ontario Bar Prep, or to collect a debt, to comply with a subpoena, warrant, or other court order or rules, where required for the investigation or enforcement of laws, or as may otherwise be required or authorized by law. Where a request for personal information is made by an organization claiming lawful authority for the request, Ontario Bar Prep will take reasonable steps to ensure that the requesting party properly identifies its legal authority.

Ontario Bar Prep will generally obtain your consent for the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information electronically on our Site. However, it may also be obtained in writing or verbally. In determining the appropriate form of consent, Ontario Bar Prep will consider the sensitivity of and reasonable expectations regarding the personal information.

Ontario Bar Prep will not require you to consent to the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information as a condition to the supply of any products or services, except to the extent reasonably required to fulfill the purposes identified in this privacy policy or otherwise identified at the time that Ontario Bar Prep collects your personal information.

You may withdraw your consent to the continued collection, use or disclosure of your personal information by Ontario Bar Prep at any time by sending an email to Ontario Bar Prep, but such a request would be subject to legal or contractual restrictions. Ontario Bar Prep would also require reasonable advance notice to effect any requested changes. A request that Ontario Bar Prep no longer collect or use your Registration Information or certain User Information or Anonymous Information may mean that Ontario Bar Prep will no longer have practical means to provide you with its services or products. You may no longer be able to log in to the Site or may lose certain functionality when visiting the Site, including functionality that depends on Anonymous Information such as the placement of cookies.

Disclosure of Information

Ontario Bar Prep will not sell, trade, rent, or license personal information that you provide to Ontario Bar Prep.

Ontario Bar Prep may use a third-party service provider to process course registrations, service purchases, and credit card transactions. Please be sure to review any privacy policies and terms and conditions of use set out by the third party service provider.

Ontario Bar Prep may disclose your personal information to third parties who acquire all or a substantial part of the Ontario Bar Prep business, including by merger, amalgamation, a sale of our assets or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy. Subject to a court order, at the time of such merger, amalgamation, sale, or bankruptcy, Ontario Bar Prep would contractually require any resulting entity that obtains your personal information to comply with its obligations under applicable privacy legislation regarding your personal information, including the applicable terms and conditions of this privacy policy.

Access and Accuracy and Update of Personal Information

Ontario Bar Prep will take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is as accurate, complete and up-to-date as is appropriate for its purposes and to minimize the possibility that inappropriate information may be used to make a decision about you.

You may contact Ontario Bar Prep to address errors or omissions relating to your personal information. Ontario Bar Prep does not share your identifiable personal information with any third party.

Upon request made in writing, Ontario Bar Prep will inform you of the existence, use, and disclosure of your personal information, at minimal or no cost to you, in accordance with processes and procedures that Ontario Bar Prep have put in place for such requests. If you are unsure whether Ontario Bar Prep has a record containing your personal information and would like to confirm what personal information Ontario Bar Prep has, please send an email to Ontario Bar Prep with your request, identifying all email addresses which you may have given to Ontario Bar Prep. If there is a cost involved at all, Ontario Bar Prep will inform you at that time.

In some circumstances, Ontario Bar Prep may not be able to provide access to all of the personal information that Ontario Bar Prep holds about you. Ontario Bar Prep may not provide access to information if doing so would likely reveal personal information about a third party, could be expected to threaten the life or security of an individual, reveal confidential commercial information, if the information is protected by a legally recognized privilege, if it was created as part of a settlement or dispute resolution process, or if it was collected in relation to the investigation of a breach of an agreement or a contravention of law. Ontario Bar Prep will provide reasons to you if it refuses an access request.

Safeguards

Emails that you send to Ontario Bar Prep are not necessarily secure when they are transmitted to Ontario Bar Prep. If your communication is sensitive or includes confidential information, such as a credit card number, you may want to provide it by post or via the telephone instead.

If you are given a user ID or password by Ontario Bar Prep, it is important that you keep them secure and that you not share them with anyone, in order to safeguard your personal information on our Site.

There are occasionally fraudulent “phishing” emails targeting individuals who the perpetrators believe might be registered users of this Site or Ontario Bar Prep services. Ontario Bar Prep never sends an email which requests users to visit a Web page or place a call and provide their user ID, password or any personal information. Ontario Bar Prep will never ask you to confirm a user ID or password via email. If you ever receive such an email, do not log in from any referred link and do not provide any personal information. You should contact Ontario Bar Prep immediately and inform Ontario Bar Prep of the email.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Ontario Bar Prep reserves the right to modify or supplement this privacy policy at any time. If Ontario Bar Prep makes any material change to this privacy policy, Ontario Bar Prep will update this Site to include such changes and post a notice on our home page, for a period of 30 days, with a link to the updated privacy policy. Please read any such notice and the new policy statement. If you return to this Site after a period of more than 30 days, please check this privacy policy to confirm that you are aware of the details of the most recent update. Please look at the top of this privacy policy to check the date that it was updated and to confirm that you are familiar with the terms of the most recent update. Your continued use of this Site after Ontario Bar Prep posts such a notice will constitute your acceptance of the new terms and their application to your use of this Site and the personal information disclosed, including personal information previously furnished to Ontario Bar Prep.

Ontario Bar Prep will always seek your consent if Ontario Bar Prep wishes to use your personal information for purposes other than for those set out in this privacy policy or to which you have previously agreed.

Linked Sites

This Site may contain links to other websites, including those of any business partners, vendors and advertisers. While Ontario Bar Prep tries to link only to sites that share its high standards and respect for privacy, you agree and understand that Ontario Bar Prep is not responsible for the content of, or the privacy practices employed by, other sites.

Disclaimer

Ontario Bar Prep provides access to practice exams that cover legal subjects and concepts judged necessary by the Law Society of Ontario (the "Law Society") for persons who wish to practice law in Ontario. These exams have been developed with reference to publicly available information, including Canadian legislation and case law. Ontario Law Exam is in no way affiliated with the Law Society or any other entity involved in the preparation and/or administration of the Ontario bar examinations. Exams designed and administered by Ontario Law Exam are for preparation purposes only and in no way purport to simulate the actual Ontario bar exam.

Contact Ontario Bar Prep

Please direct any questions about the Ontario Bar Prep privacy policy, any requests for access to Ontario Bar Prep records of your personal information and any other privacy related concerns or complaints, to [email protected] All privacy related complaints will be acknowledged, recorded, investigated, and responded to in accordance with applicable law.