This policy outlines the obligations of AKP Legal Pty Ltd (trading as Legal3) (ABN 99 628 991 659) in relation to our obligations about how we manage your Personal Information. In this policy, the term “Personal Information” refers to any information or opinion about an individual whose identity is apparent or can be reasonably ascertained from that information or opinion.
We have adopted the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) set out in Schedule 3 of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The APPs govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information. A copy of the APPs may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at www.aoic.gov.au.
What is Personal Information
Examples of Personal Information we may collect include names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and facsimile numbers.
Personal Information might be obtained in a number of ways such as in meetings, by correspondence, by telephone or email, via our web site www.legal3.com.au, or subscriptions and from third parties. We do not guarantee website links or the policies of third parties.
We collect your Personal Information for the primary purpose of providing our services to you, providing information to our clients and marketing. We may also use your Personal Information for secondary purposes closely related to the primary purpose, in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure. You may unsubscribe from our mailing/marketing lists at any time by contacting us in writing.
When we collect Personal Information we will, where appropriate and where possible, explain to you why we are collecting the information and how we plan to use it.
Sensitive information is defined in the Privacy Act to include information or opinions about such things as an individual’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union or other professional body, criminal record or health information.
Sensitive information will be used by us only for the primary purpose for which it was obtained, or for a secondary purpose that is directly related to the primary purpose, or with your consent or where required or authorised by law.
Where reasonable and practicable to do so, we will collect your Personal Information only from you. However, in some circumstances we may be provided with information by third parties. In such a case we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are made aware of the information provided to us by the third party.
When using the AKP Legal Pty Ltd website, you should be aware that no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. Although AKP Legal Pty Ltd strives to protect such information, AKP Legal Pty Ltd does not warrant the security of any information transmitted to it via the internet. Any information transmitted to us over the internet is done so at the risk of the person or organisation transmitting the information.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Your Personal Information may be disclosed in a number of circumstances including by Third parties where you consent to the use or disclosure and where required or authorised by law.
Security of Personal Information
Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure.
When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information, unless the information is contained in a Commonwealth record or AKP Legal Pty Ltd is required by law or a court/tribunal order to retain the information. Most Personal Information is or will be stored in client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years.
Access to your Personal Information
You may access the Personal Information we hold about you to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please contact us in writing.
AKP Legal Pty Ltd will not charge any fee for your access request, but may charge an administrative fee for providing a copy of your Personal Information. However, we may refuse to provide any person with access to information where we are permitted by law to withhold that information.
In order to protect your Personal Information we may require that you be identified before releasing the requested information to you.
Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information
It is important to us that your Personal Information is up to date. We will take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you find that the information we have is not up to date or is inaccurate, please advise us as soon as practicable so we can update our records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you.
This Policy may change from time to time and is available on our website.
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