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We recognize that you may have questions regarding our request such as the ones below.  We value our relationship with you and would like to continue sharing our strategic and practical thinking and effective legal solutions.

Q1: I would like to provide BLG with my consent, but I am concerned about the legitimacy of this request for consent. How can I be reassured that this request came from BLG?
Q2: As a client of BLG, why am I receiving a request for consent when BLG already has implied consent to email me commercial electronic messages based on our existing business relationship?
Q3: What kind of electronic messages will BLG send to me?
Q4: How often will I receive electronic messages from BLG?
Q5: What happens if I click “Yes, I agree”?
Q6: If I click “Yes, I agree”, can I withdraw my consent later?
Q7: If I don’t click “Yes, I agree”, will I still receive electronic messages from BLG?
Q8: What happens if I click “Withdraw Consent”?
Q9: How long will it take for my withdrawal of consent request to take effect?
Q10: If I am a client of BLG and withdraw my consent or unsubscribe, will I no longer receive electronic messages from BLG?
Q11: If I have questions regarding the application of CASL to my organization, whom do I contact?

Q1: I would like to provide BLG with my consent, but I am concerned about the legitimacy of this request for consent. How can I be reassured that this request came from BLG?
A:  BLG is sending out requests for consent from our email address blgconsent@bordenladnergervaisllp.com. If you do not feel comfortable clicking on “Yes, I Agree” in the email, you may go directly to our webpage blg.com/consent to complete the consent form instead.

Q2: As a client of BLG, why am I receiving a request for consent when BLG already has implied consent to email me commercial electronic messages based on our existing business relationship?
A: The government has expressed that the goal of implied consent, including during the 3-year transition period, is to obtain express consent. We kindly ask that you take a few seconds to consider providing us with your express consent for our records.

Q3:  What kind of electronic messages will BLG send to me?
A:  The electronic messages that BLG generally sends out are as follows:

  • BLG publications with information on legal developments and legal issues
  • Invitations to BLG seminars and events, including for educational or networking purposes
  • Special Alerts about other activities and achievements of BLG

Q4:  How often will I receive electronic messages from BLG?
A:  If you are currently receiving electronic messages from BLG, we anticipate that the frequency of electronic messages you receive from BLG will not change. We strive to ensure we are delivering information that is relevant, useful and timely.

Q5:  What happens if I click “Yes, I agree”?
A:  Clicking “Yes, I agree” is your consent to receive electronic messages from BLG. If you would like us to send you an email confirming that you have provided your consent, please click “send me a confirmation email” after you click “Yes, I agree”.

Q6:  If I click “Yes, I agree”, can I withdraw my consent later?
A:  Yes, you can withdraw your consent at any time by emailing us at unsubscribe@blg.com.

Q7:  If I don’t click “Yes, I agree”, will I still receive electronic messages from BLG?
A:  In certain situations, BLG may continue sending you commercial electronic messages where we are permitted by law to do so. It will depend on our relationship with you and the nature of the message.

Q8: What happens if I click “Withdraw Consent”?
A: If you click "Withdraw Consent" you will be directed to a page with your contact information and asked if you consent to receiving electronic messages.  If you select “NO” from the drop-down menu and click on “Submit”, you will no longer receive commercial electronic messages from BLG at the indicated email address, but this is subject to exclusions set out in CASL. Please keep in mind that our electronic messages include invitations to BLG events.

Q9:  How long will it take for my withdrawal of consent request to take effect?
A: It is our practice to effect unsubscribe requests without delay, and in any event no later than 10 business days.  In the unlikely event you still receive a commercial electronic message from BLG after this time period, please contact us at unsubscribe@blg.com and we will rectify the situation as soon as possible.

Q10: If I am a client of BLG and withdraw my consent or unsubscribe, will I no longer receive electronic messages from BLG?
A:  Under CASL, we can still communicate with you via email on file-related activities and in response to any of your other requests or inquiries. However, we may otherwise be restricted in our ability to send you electronic messages, such as invitations to a BLG seminar, unless permitted by law to do so.

Q11:  If I have questions regarding the application of CASL to my organization, whom do I contact?
A:  BLG has a number of lawyers who would be pleased to assist you in understanding how CASL applies to your organization and how you can prepare for compliance. To access the list of lawyers, please click here.

BLG’s Request for Consent – Frequently Asked Questions