York Law is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. This policy outlines our commitments to you in accordance with the Commonwealth Privacy Act (1998) and the ten National Privacy Principles (NPP’s) it contains.
The NPP’s regulate the manner in which we handle your personal information from initial collection to use and disclosure, storage, accessibility and disposal.
Collection of Personal Information
York Law will only collect your personal information where and when it relates to the provision of services to you and the performance of our business activities. At no time will your personal information be disclosed to another company for that company’s independent use.
We collect personal information through completion of forms or instructions that you provide to us directly in meetings or over the phone or through emails. When you supply us with information or details about a third party to contact, we will assume that that third party is aware that we are acting and that we are authorised to receive information.
We are required to collect your full name and address by the Solicitors Rules made under Rule 93 of the Uniform General Rules. Accurate name and address information must also be collected in order to comply with the trust account record keeping requirements in Rule 47 of the Uniform General Rules and to comply with our duty to the courts.
How is your personal information used by York Law
York Law uses information for the primary purpose of conducting their business
and what is reasonably necessary for secondary purposes which are related to
the primary purpose and in other circumstances which may be authorised by the
privacy act. Information is used to conduct the York Law business, to provide and market services, to communicate with you, to comply with legal obligations and to ensure that you are provided
at all times with the best legal service.
Disclosure and updating of personal information
Personal information is only disclosed to other employees of York Law as is
necessary to perform legal work on your file and to other third parties who
perform work on your file as necessary (for example, accountants and/or barristers).
Disclosures can also be made to the court (for example when filing material)
and between other persons or entities as authorised by you.
York Law is required to respect the confidentiality of personal information and
the privacy of individuals. York Law takes all necessary steps to properly
protect your personal information from misuse and loss and from unauthorised
access. York Law will also write to you from time to time and make enquiries
with you to make sure that your information is accurate and up to date.
If you have any queries in relation to privacy matters, please contact the practice manager on 8916 9900.