Privacy

About this policy

This is our privacy policy. It deals with how we collect, use and disclose information about people.
We may change this policy. When we do, we will update this page on our website.

Our obligations

As lawyers we have a duty of confidentiality to our clients. We will comply with our duty of confidentiality. We are also subject to privacy laws including the Privacy Act. We will comply with those laws.

Collection

We may collect personal information including names, addresses, and contact details. We may also collect other personal information in relation to legal matters we are handling, and information about a person’s interest in legal topics or events.

We do not collect personal information about people who use this website, except where the website allows for persons to enter their personal information. This website does not use cookies, but our internet server may collect information about the IP address of users of the website.

If you do not give us the personal information we seek to collect, it may affect our ability to provide services to you or our clients.

Use

We use your personal information for the purpose that we collected it. We may also use it for related purposes. The uses include:

• to provide services to clients or to you
• to provide you with information about us
• to manage relationships with you or our clients
• to provide you with information about legal developments, events or other services that may be of interest
• for our internal business and legal requirements and professional obligations.

If you do not want your personal information to be used by us for marketing purposes, please contact us and we will make sure that we do not use it that way.

Disclosure

We may disclose your personal information for the purpose that we collected it.

We may disclose personal information about you to persons outside the jurisdiction where it was collected.

We may disclose your personal information when you have given consent or when it is permitted or required by law.

The types of persons or organisations that we may disclose to include:

• our service providers
• the client that is related to the information
• government agencies
• other law firms working with us

Information security

We take reasonable steps to protect personal information held by us against misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

We hold personal information in places with access controls. In our company, only people who are subject to confidentiality obligations are allowed to access information about you.

Your access

You may ask us for access to personal information that we hold about you. We do not have to give you access where the law allows us to refuse access. We may charge you a fee for access.

To request access to your information or a correction of information, please contact:

The Privacy Officer
Dwyer Harris Pty Ltd
Suite 602, 161 Walker St
North Sydney NSW 2060
Australia

 

Dwyer Harris Pty Ltd
October 2015