Your Rights in Relation to Privacy
Legalite understands the importance of protecting the privacy of an individual’s personal information and adopts the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Act).
Kinds of Personal Information
During the provision of our services or through your use of our website, Legalite may collect your personal information. Personal information is information or an opinion about an identified, or reasonably identifiable, individual, whether or not the information or opinion is true and whether or not it is recorded in a material form.
The kinds of personal information Legalite collects may include:
- contact details such as your name, business or personal addresses, email addresses, phone and fax numbers;
- your employment or professional details;
- details of your company’s ABN and/or ACN;
- financial information including bank account and credit card details.
You must notify us as soon as reasonably practicable of any changes to the information provided to us by you or if you are aware of any inaccurate, out of date, misleading or false information.
Collection of Personal Information
Generally, Legalite will collect your personal information through:
- direct contact with you, whether in person or over the phone, email or post;
- the completion of online contact forms or booking forms on our website;
- information services providers, social media sites or publicly available information.
When you use our website, the following information may be logged for statistical purposes and for the purposes of marketing and advertising to you:
- the date and time of your visit to our website;
- your IP address;
- pages that you accessed and documents downloaded; and
- the type of browser you were using.
Cookies may be used on our website. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to a computer’s hard drive for record keeping purposes. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies and do not personally identify the user.
Purpose of Collection
Legalite may require your personal information for the following reasons:
- to respond to your enquiries or consultation request via our website;
- to provide you with legal services;
- for accounting, billing and other internal administrative purposes;
- to invite you to events, functions or training events and provide you with updates and publications;
- to add you to our mailing list where you have subscribed to our newsletter;
- any other legal requirements including any prescribed by the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014.
Legalite may also use and disclose your personal information in order to inform you of products and/or services that may be of interest to you. In the event you do not wish to receive such communications, you may, at any time, request not to receive direct marketing communications from us or use any opt-out mechanism provided and we will comply with that request.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Generally, Legalite will only disclose your personal information for the purpose of providing legal services. This may include disclosing your personal information to third parties engaged to perform administrative or other business management services. This disclosure is always on a confidential basis or otherwise in accordance with law.
Legalite may also disclose your personal information with your consent or if disclosure is required or authorised by law.
We will not actively disclose your personal information outside Australia, unless such disclosure is required in order to deliver the services that you have requested and you have provided consent (either express or implied). Before disclosing any personal information to an overseas recipient, Legalite will take reasonable steps to ensure that the overseas recipient complies with a similar privacy scheme, but cannot guarantee or make any warranties as to same.
Security of Your Personal Information
Legalite takes steps reasonable to ensure that the personal information it holds is protected from misuse, interference and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. Generally, Legalite holds your personal information electronically, but may from time to time hold your information in paper form also.
Legalite will destroy your personal information in circumstances where it is no longer required, unless required by law to retain the information.
How You May Access Your Personal Information
Under the Privacy Act, you have a right to access and seek correction of your personal information that is collected and held by Legalite.
If at any time you would like to access or correct the personal information that Legalite holds about you, please contact our privacy officer:
PO Box 3096, Richmond VIC 3121
To obtain access to your personal information:
- you will have to provide proof of identity to ensure that personal information is provided only to the correct individuals and that the privacy of others is protected;
- you will need to be reasonably specific about the information you require; and
- Legalite may charge you a reasonable administration fee, which reflects the cost to Legalite for providing access in accordance with your request.
If Legalite refuses your request to access or correct your personal information, we will provide you with written reasons for the refusal and details of complaint mechanisms.
Please direct all privacy complaints to our privacy officer. At all times, privacy complaints will be treated seriously and dealt with in a prompt and confidential manner.
You will be informed of the outcome of your complaint following completion of the investigation, which will take no more than 30 days.
In the event that you are dissatisfied with the outcome of your complaint, you may refer the complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.