Lawthentic respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information. Lawthentic complies with the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act).
What Personal Information Means
Personal information means information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable whether the information or opinion is true and whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form.
Types of Personal Information
Lawthentic may collect the following types of personal information:
Lawthentic may collect the following statistical information relating to your use of this website:
Cookies (not the yummy choc-chip kind)
Cookies may be used to personalise and enhance your experience on this website. Cookies are small pieces of information that a website transfers to a computer’s hard drive for record keeping purposes.
Cookies allow a web application to tailor its operations to a user by storing information about the user’s preferences for a particular site. Cookies do not personally identify the user. Cookies are an industry standard and are used by many major websites to provide users with a better service.
Collection of Personal Information
Lawthentic may collect personal information by various means, including:
Where practicable, Lawthentic collects personal information about you directly from you. However, Lawthentic may collect information about you from a third party such as a client, a third party information provider, the courts or a person responding to our questions or enquiries.
Lawthentic is required to collect the full name and address of its clients by the Solicitors Rules made under the Legal Profession Act 2004 (NSW). Accurate name and address information must also be collected in order to comply with the trust account record keeping requirements in the Legal Profession Regulation 2005 (NSW) and to comply with Lawthentic’s duty to the courts.
Lawthentic cannot act for you if you do not provide your full name, address, contact details, and 100 points of identification.
If you do not provide Lawthentic with accurate personal information, Lawthentic may not be able to carry out its instructions or achieve the purpose for which the information has been sought. By providing your personal information to Lawthentic, you acknowledge that you are authorised to provide this information to Lawthentic.
Purpose of Personal Information
Lawthentic may collect, hold, and use personal information to:
Lawthentic does not collect, hold, and use your personal information for any other purpose and is not involved in the buying or selling of personal information.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Lawthentic may disclose personal information:
Subject to confidentiality obligations, Lawthentic may share some relevant personal information with:
Lawthentic will disclose your information if required by law, or in circumstances permitted by the Privacy Act. For example, where Lawthentic has reasonable grounds to suspect that unlawful activity, or misconduct of a serious nature, that relates to Lawthentic’s functions or activities has been, is being, or may be engaged in, in response to a subpoena, discovery request, or a court order.
Lawthentic does not disclose personal information to overseas recipients.
Links to External Websites
Email Marketing Communications
Lawthentic may send you newsletters, invitations, legal updates and other email marketing communication. If you do not wish to receive these marketing communications you may opt out of receiving further emails, either by notifying Lawthentic using the contact information in the Contact section below or by clicking the unsubscribe option in Lawthentic’s emails.
Security and Storage of Personal Information
Lawthentic takes reasonable physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to store your personal information safely and protect it from misuse, interference, loss, unauthorised access, modification, and disclosure. For example, Lawthentic maintains files in secure offices and limits access to personal information to individuals with a need to know.
Irrespective of Lawthentic’s reasonable precautions, Lawthentic cannot guarantee the security of any personal information you provide. Lawthentic is not liable for any misuse, interference, loss, unauthorised access, modification, and disclosure of your personal information. Any personal information you transmit to Lawthentic is at your own risk.
Lawthentic will take reasonable steps to ensure your personal information is not compromised, if it is no longer required. In such circumstances, Lawthentic will securely destroy your personal information, unless required by law to retain the information.
Accessing, Correcting, or Updating Personal Information
You can contact Lawthentic to access, correct, or update your personal information. Unless Lawthentic is subject to confidentiality obligations or some other restriction on giving access to the information and Lawthentic is permitted to refuse you access under the Privacy Act, Lawthentic will endeavour to make your information available to you within 30 days. Examples of circumstances where Lawthentic may refuse to give you access to your personal information include where:
If you request to correct your personal information, Lawthentic will correct, or, if Lawthentic considers more appropriate, note your request for amendment of the information on your record.
Lawthentic will not charge you to make a request to access your record but may charge you a reasonable administration fee to actually provide access, depending on the costs associated with obtaining and providing the material.
To obtain access to your personal information, you must provide Lawthentic with your full name, address, contact details, and 100 points of identification.
To access, correct, or update your personal information, please use the contact information in the Contact section below.
If you have a complaint about the way in which Lawthentic handles your personal information, please contact us using the contact information provided in the Contact section below.
Lawthentic will investigate your complaint and endeavour to respond within 30 days. If you are not satisfied with Lawthentic’s response to your complaint, you may seek a review by contacting the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner: http://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/privacy-complaints.
Attention: Privacy Officer
401, 46 Kippax Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Last update: 5 April 2018
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