At Hentys Lawyers we recognise the importance of privacy protection. Our policy for dealing with any personal information that you might disclose to us is dealt with below. The types of personal information that we collect from you will depend on how you use our website. You can be certain that the information we receive about you will be treated as strictly confidential.
Hentys Lawyers is made of two entities, Hentys Lawyers, the law firm, and HJ & K Industrial Consultants Pty Ltd, the workplace consultancy which operate in Melbourne, Australia. Please note: in this policy the entities are collectively referred to as Hentys Lawyers.
This policy describes the way that Hentys Lawyers collects, holds and discloses information about individuals. Hentys Lawyers is subject to the Privacy Act, including the National Privacy Principles. We may vary this policy from time to time.
During the course of carrying on our business, we will have occasion to collect personal information. We usually collect the following kinds of personal information:
- name, address, occupation, professional memberships and contact information,
- interests in areas of legal practice or events, and
- information about your dealings with us or our clients.
If you do not give us any of the personal information which we ask you for, it may affect our ability to meet our obligations to you, your employer or our clients.
We use your personal information for the purposes for which it was collected (which will normally be obvious when we collect it), including to:
- provide our services to you or our clients, to manage and account for the services, and to improve the services,
- manage our relationships with our clients,
- provide you or our clients with information about legal developments, events or other products or services that may be of interest to you or our clients, and
- facilitate our internal business operations, including fulfillment by us of any legal requirements.
We may disclose personal information for the purposes for which it was collected, and also:
- subject to our obligations to clients, to any person where necessary or desirable in connection with our provision of legal services, such as to the client, regulatory authorities, or other parties or advisers ( in Australia or overseas),
- within Hentys Lawyers,
- on a confidential basis to external service providers so that they can provide financial, administrative or other services in connection with the operation of our business, for example photocopy and archive services providers and financial institutions,
- where the law requires us to do so, or
- where you consent for us to do so.
We take reasonable steps to protect all information which we hold (including your personal information) from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
We take reasonable steps to hold information secure in an electronic or physical form. Information is stored in access controlled premises or in electronic databases requiring logins and passwords. All staff having access to confidential information are subject to confidentiality obligations.
You can request at any time to personal information we hold about you. We may charge you a fee where access is provided. We may refuse to provide access to information held about you in any case where the Australian Privacy Principles allow us to do so.
Level 8, 601 Bourke St
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
PH: 8615 4200
HOW WE HANDLE EMAILS:
We will preserve the contents of any e-mail message that you send us if we believe that we have a legal requirement to do so.
E-mails sent to or from Hentys Lawyers are routinely monitored for quality control, systems administration and legal compliance purposes.
The information contained on our website is not, and nor is it intended to be, legal advice. All visitors to Hentys Lawyers’ website should consult one of the Firm’s legal practitioners to ascertain how the law applies to their particular circumstances.