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What type of personal information do we collect?
Access Law Group collects personal information that is necessary to provide legal advice and representation for our clients. We also collect personal information for our human resources and marketing requirements. The type of personal information we collect will vary according to the nature of the matter for which we act on your behalf. Some examples of personal information that may be collected by us include names, address, contact details, photographs, financial details, insurance claim forms and medical reports.
We may also collect personal information about individuals who are not clients in the course of acting on our clients’ behalf.
How do we collect personal information?
Personal information we collect in relation to legal proceedings, or in the course of advising our clients, is usually collected from our clients or our client’s agents or other advisors. Personal information is also provided to us by other firms of lawyers and other professionals in the course of conducting legal proceedings.
Personal information used for marketing purposes is collected from forms filled out by individuals at our functions or sent to us by post, fax or e-mail.
We also collect personal information about prospective employees provided to us by recruiters or the individuals themselves.
If you forward information to us either electronically or as a hard copy document, we will collect that information and use it for the purposes for which you have provided it to us.
How your personal information will be managed
Access Law Group will take reasonable commercial steps to ensure that all information we collect, use or disclose is accurate, complete, up-to-date and stored in a secure environment accessed only by authorised persons.
When using our web site, you acknowledge that no data transmission over the internet is 100% secure. We strive to protect your personal information from misuse, loss and unauthorised access. However, you acknowledge that we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us over the internet. Once we receive your transmission, we will take reasonable commercial steps to ensure its security.
We will, where commercially practicable and permitted by law, destroy or permanently de-identify personal information that is no longer needed.
How your personal information will be used
Access Law Group will use the personal information it collects to:
- provide legal advice and representation to our clients;
- carry out administration related to those services;
- notify our clients and other contacts about relevant legal developments;
- notify our clients and other contacts from time to time of alternative or additional services Access Law Group may provide; and
- fulfil all legal and regulatory requirements of Access Law Group.
- If you do not wish to receive information about additional products and services offered by Access Law Group, or updates about legal developments, you can let us know by sending our Privacy Officer a message by post, fax or e-mail at any of the addresses set out below.
Will my personal information be disclosed to a third party?
The personal information Access Law Group collects from clients and marketing contacts is strictly confidential. The personal information that Access Law Group collects in the course of legal proceedings and in advising clients in relation to legal claims will be used for the purposes for which it is collected. This may involve disclosure to other advisors and experts involved in the legal proceedings or claims.
Other than as described above, we will not disclose personal information without first obtaining consent to any third parties other than:
- any contractor Access Law Group arranges to provide mailing services;
- as we may be required to do by law.
Access Law Group will take reasonable steps to ensure that any personal information disclosed to a third party is protected by that party in accordance with the Privacy Act.
How you can access your personal information
On request, you may have access to your personal information held by Access Law Group, except in circumstances where access may be denied under the Privacy Act or other law. Examples of these circumstances are: - where providing access will pose an unreasonable impact on the privacy of another individual; - where providing access would be unlawful, would pose a threat to the life or health of an individual, may prejudice an investigation of possible unlawful activity, may prejudice enforcement of laws; or - where denying access is authorised by law.
To make a request for your personal information, please contact our Privacy Officer (contact details below). We will endeavour to respond to a request for personal information within 14 days.
If personal information is provided to you as the result of a request, you may be charged a fee for costs incurred in providing that information such as photocopying, administration and postage. If access is denied we will provide you with reasons for our decision.
How you can correct your personal information
If you believe that the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate, incomplete or not up-to-date please let us know. Provided we agree with you, we will correct it. If we do not agree with you, we will place a statement of what you allege is correct where that information is kept and accessed.
How to contact us
If you have any queries or complaints in regard to our collection, use or management of your personal information, please contact us at:
Access Law Group Lawyers
147 Crown Street
Wollongong NSW 2500
Ph: (02) 4220 7100
Fax: (02) 4225 2997
email@example.com If you have any further queries or concerns, please contact the Privacy Commissioner or visit the Privacy Commissioner’s web site at www.privacy.gov.au.
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Legal material on this web site (the "Site") is a summary only of the subject dealt with. It is not intended as legal or other professional advice and should not be relied on as such. The law discussed on this Site is Australian law only unless stated otherwise. Where the law of other jurisdictions is discussed, Access Law Group makes no representation that it holds the relevant authorisations to provide legal advice in those jurisdictions.
No solicitor-client relationship is created by use of the Site or, the transmission of material from or to the site. Access Law Group makes periodic changes to the material. However, Access Law Group makes no representation or warranty as to the currency, accuracy, quality or fitness for purpose of material. Access Law Group makes no warranty that the material is free from any computer virus or other defect or error.
Subject to any warranties implied by the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) and similar legislation, Access Law Group's liability in relation to use of material on the Site is limited to the re-supply of the material or the reasonable cost of re-supplying the material. In no event will Access Law Group be liable to you or any other person for any remote, indirect, consequential, special or incidental damage, including damages for loss of profits, arising out of use of material on or linked to the Site.
This Site contains links to other sites. In providing links to other sites, Access Law Group makes no representations or endorsements regarding those web sites or the companies which operate them or feature on them or goods and services advertised on those sites. Access Law Group will not be liable for any loss or damage of any kind that you may incur either directly or indirectly through using those web sites or relying on information found in those web sites.
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Access Law Group grants you permission to do the following in relation to material on the Site, unless otherwise indicated:
- store one reproduction of one item of material on your local computer for the sole purpose of viewing the material;
- print one copy for your non-commercial use and for reference purposes only.
You are not permitted to do the following:
- reproduce or store less than the complete document where material is reproduced or stored;
- amend any material in any way where material is reproduced or stored.
All documents and material which are reproduced or stored must be appropriately attributed to Access Law Group and Access Law Group reserves all its rights in relation to those documents and material.
These terms and conditions and the Privacy Statement may change from time to time. Please check this page whenever you require information on the current terms and conditions and Privacy Statement.
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