Goldsmiths Lawyers is committed to protect your personal and non-personal data we receive generally as part of providing legal services and other business activities. The personal information we collect, and store complies with the provisions of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Australian Privacy Principles (“Australian Privacy Laws”).
Collection and Storage of Personal Information
We take all reasonable steps to keep your personal information we hold secure. We hold personal information in both hard copy and electronic forms in secure systems accessible only to authorised staff. We ensure it is protected against misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification, or inappropriate disclosure.
Accessing and Changing your Personal Information
You may have access to or request to update your personal information. Some requests may be subject to reasonable charges. To maintain the protection of collected data, confirmation of your identity will be required before disclosure. Please contact us to update your personal information to ensure it is accurate, current and complete.
Disclosing or Sharing your Personal Information
We may share personal information that you have provided with certain third parties acting on our behalf such as barristers and translators. Third parties will provide a similar level of confidentiality and security for your personal information. We will not use or disclose your personal information for any other purposes without first obtaining your consent except where required by law.
Generally, we will retain your personal information within Australia and not use or disclose it overseas. On occasions your personal information may be transferred overseas in order to perform functions or activities of your legal matter. If so, your consent will be requested prior to the disclosure. We will inform you of the protection provided by the relevant overseas jurisdiction.
Marketing and information gathered through our website
Some sections of our website, such as our contact forms or virtual receptionist, ask you for personal information such as name, email address, phone number, or provide relevant information to help us assist you. We may share information that you have provided to us as necessary with certain third parties such as service providers acting on our behalf who will use the data to provide the service.
This may include IT professionals, Virtual Receptionists, or Digital Marketing professionals that are assisting Goldsmiths Lawyers in the delivery of our services, such as making it easier for you to make an enquiry with us. Third parties will provide a similar level of confidentiality and security for your personal information.