We will not disclose any information we keep about you to any third parties without your written consent or unless required to do so by law.
Why Do We Collect Your Information?
We use your personal information to provide legal products and services to you, to administer our client billing databases and to include you in any direct marketing activities. Direct marketing activities include providing you with information about our services or about new developments in the law from time to time. If you tell us that you no longer wish to receive information about our services or about new developments in the law, we will not send any further material. Our specific purposes for collecting your personal information include, but are not limited to:
- Establishing and managing client relationships;
- Providing immigration advice and services;
- Avoiding conflicts of interest;
- Developing and managing our case-management precedent systems and databases;
- Any purpose required to comply with regulatory requirements or provisions; and
- For any other purpose for which your consent has been obtained.
Sterling Immigration does not disclose your personal information to any third party to assist the third party in marketing their products or services. Sterling Immigration does not provide our client mailing lists to other firms. Furthermore, we will not sell or rent any personally identifiable information about our users to any third party.
ICCRC Code of Ethics
Sterling Immigration will ensure that all of your personal information is stored safely in accordance with the ICCRC Code of Professional Ethics. We will ensure all measures are undertaken to maintain your confidentiality.
Sterling Immigration take all reasonable precautions to ensure that your personal information is kept safe from loss, unauthorized access and disclosure, and modification. Reasonable precautions taken include:
- Office security including lockable fireproof storage cabinets;
- Technological safeguards to prevent hacking, viruses and unauthorized computer access as much as is possible; and
- Implementing and employing internal password and security policies.
Disclosure of Your Personal Information
Sterling Immigration will disclose your personal information under certain circumstances. These circumstances include but are not limited to the following:
- When required or authorized by law to do so;
- When your consent for the disclosure has been obtained;
- Where it is necessary to establish or collect fees;
- If we engage expert witnesses or approved third parties on your behalf;
- If we retain other law firms in other jurisdictions on your behalf; or
- If the information is already publicly known.
We will automatically track certain information about you in the course of using the Website. This information includes the URL that you came from and the URL you go to next, the browser you are using and your IP address. This information is gathered for systems administration purposes and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. It also helps us to ensure that our Website reflects our users’ needs and that the high quality of our services is maintained.
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. The cookies used on this website generally fall into one of three categories:
- Necessary cookies – these cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website.
- Performance Cookies – these cookies collect aggregated information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages.
- Functional Cookies – these cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features.