The Firm has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all information on this web site is accurate at the time of publication, but the Firm provides no guarantees, warranties or undertakings that the information contained on this web site is accurate, complete or up-to-date. There may be errors on this web site for which the Firm apologises and disclaims all liability.
Copyright in the information and material on this web site is vested in the Firm under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), the laws of other countries and international treaties. The Firm reserves all intellectual property and other rights in relation to the information and material on this web site.
This web site displays a number of logos, trademarks and other intellectual property. The Firm name and logo are copyright of the Firm. Access to this web site does not constitute a licence to use or copy any logos, trademarks or other intellectual property owned by the Firm, any related entity of the Firm or any third party.
No logo, trade mark or other intellectual property of the Firm or any related entity of the Firm may be used as a hyperlink or in any other way without the Firm’s express and prior written permission.
Advertising and links to other web sites
This web site may contain links to third party websites. These linked websites are not under the control of the Firm and the Firm is not responsible for the contents of any linked website or any hyperlink contained in a linked website. The Firm provides links as convenience only and the inclusion of any link does not imply any endorsement of the linked web site by the Firm, any related entity of the Firm or any member of the Firm’s personnel. Your visit to any linked website is entirely at your own risk.
This website is not guaranteed to be free from viruses or anything else that may interfere with or damage the operations of your computer systems. Your use of this website is at your own risk.
No legal advice
Any material on this website relating to legal topics is produced by the Firm and is subject to copyright. It constitutes information of a general nature in summary form and is current as at the time of first publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Your rights will depend upon your own individual circumstances and matters that are personal to you. If you wish to obtain advice about your individual circumstances, please contact us.
No Investment Advice
The Firm does not provide investment advice, which may only be provided by an Authorised Representative of an AFS Licensee. The information in this website is for general information only. The information is not intended to be investment advice and must not be relied upon as such. You should obtain professional investment advice tailored to your specific circumstances and needs prior to making any investment decisions.
The Firm excludes any liability for any loss, liability or damage suffered by any person as a result of the use of this website or reliance on any information in this website.
National Privacy Principles
The Firm complies with the National Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you have any queries about privacy matters, please contact Michael Janus, Level 2, 55 Gawler Place, Adelaide.
Collection and storage of personal information
We may collect and hold personal information about you in the course of the business of the Firm. Personal information we collect and hold about our clients is the subject of strict confidence and may be the subject of legal professional privilege.
We respect our client’s privacy and will keep all information we obtain from you strictly confidential. We will not disclose to any person any personal information we collect about our clients without their actual or implied consent unless that information is public knowledge or as required by law.
We collect information from you when you provide information to us (either in person, or by telephone or in writing), when you visit or contact us through our Website, or when third parties provide information to us about you.
We collect and hold such personal information about you as is necessary for us to conduct any matter in which we are engaged to act for you (or in which you may be related or involved). We maintain that information for the primary purpose for use in the legal matters in which we are instructed to act.
The personal information we may collect about you will depend upon the nature of any matter in which we are acting but may include the following (including sensitive information as defined in the Act):
- your name, phone numbers, email address, physical address and other contact information (including next of kin);
- details about your relationships and relationship status, employer and employment status, religious or political affiliations and beliefs, and friends and associates, but only if it is relevant to any matter in which we are involved or to our dealings in the course of any matter;
- records and content of communications with us or any other person;
- medical details and records if it is relevant to any matter in which we are involved;
- financial information including income records, such as credit card or bank account numbers if it is relevant to any matter in which we are involved;
- personal information you provide to us through any correspondence, disputes, or shared by you from other social applications, services or websites;
- to the extent permitted by law, other personal information provided by or obtained from third parties (such as a credit bureau) including navigation and demographic data and credit check information; and
- additional personal information we ask you to provide to verify your identity or necessary to prove your identity to third parties.
Use of personal information
We reserve the right to use personal information to contact you to inform you of changes to the Firm or to provide legal updates or marketing information. If you do not wish to receive information of this nature, please let us know.
Storage of personal information
We use LEAP legal management software to store and manage information about your matter, which is a cloud-based software system. Information about your matter will be stored on secure LEAP-hosted servers based in Sydney. Our email servers are hosted remotely using Office 365 software, which stores information in data centres within Australia. The Firm believes on reasonable grounds that LEAP and Office 365 complies with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) in the storage of your personal information.
We take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information we hold is secure and protected from misuse, interference and loss or unauthorised access, modification of disclosure. We cannot however guarantee that our hard copy and electronic records cannot be accessed or will be free from malicious third party intervention. We take no responsibility for malicious attacks or accessing of personal information that was outside of our reasonable control to prevent.
Our professional obligations oblige us to maintain records (including personal information we collect about you) following the closure of your file for a period of at least seven years. We may after that time destroy or delete personal information we hold.
Accessing, modifying or correcting personal information
If your personal information (such as your contact details) changes, please let us know so that we can update our records. If you are concerned about the content, accuracy, use or disclosure of your personal information, please let us know. We will respond to any written enquiry or complaint about a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles within 14 days of our receipt of it.
Overseas disclosure of personal information
We do not knowingly disclose personal information to any person or entity based overseas (other than in the course of your matter on proper instructions), although we cannot guarantee that electronic communications containing personal information sent within Australia cannot be intercepted by overseas entities.
Use of this website
When you visit this website we may collect and use personal information:
- personal information based on your activities on the Website;
- personal information from your interaction with the Website and its content and advertising, including device identifiers, device type, geo-location information, connection information, statistics on page views, traffic to and from the Website, mobile network information, time, date, referring URL, the type of operating system and browser, ad data, IP address and standard web log data.
Amendment of this policy