What information is collected:
We will collect information provided to us by you contacting us. We will also collect information from suppliers, third parties, consultants, employees, applicants for employment.
This information may include:
Date of birth:
Information obtained for the purposes of enquiringly about your matter including personal information such as health and or medical information.
Any other information provided by you or in connection with your matter.
Website Privacy Information is held for the following purposes
- We collect your information and hold it for the purposes of:
- Assisting us to act in the best interests of our clients;
- To fulfil our role and responsibilities as lawyers.
Should you fail to provide us with information requested, we may not be able to fulfil our obligation such as providing legal advice, assistance and or representation.
If you fail to provide us with your personal information including your name, date of birth and or contact information, we will not be able to represent you as we will not be able to conduct a conflict check.
Where we require information from third parties and or obtain information from third parties, we will comply with our privacy statement and endeavour to obtain your consent and always keep you informed of the reasons for collecting such information.
Once your matter is finalised, we are required to keep your legal files for a minimum period of 7 years unless we are instructed to the contrary. We may sometimes be required to retain documents for a period longer than 7 years for example documents that inform the making of a Will.
Where is confidential information stored?
All Information provided to us is stored on computer, on the cloud and paper based files, where necessary. All files usually have a combination of these 3 methods of record keeping. We take all reasonable steps to protect Information from misuse, loss and unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
We will not provide any information to third parties unless expressly consented to by you, in accordance with this privacy statement and or unless compelled by law.
We may further disclose information for the purposes of marketing our firm, where you fail to pay your legal fees and your Matter is sent to a debt collection company, tribunal and or court or to other persons providing assistance with your Matter including Counsel.
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