This policy outlines how we, Becketts Lawyers Pty Ltd ACN 646 524 218 (Becketts), will collect, use, disclose and handle any personal information provided by you through this website which is located at www.beckettslawyers.com.au (Website).
We are committed to respecting the privacy of your personal information if you share it with us.
What is personal information?
You are not obliged to disclose personal or sensitive information about yourself or your contact details when you visit our Website.
By using our Website, you accept this Privacy Statement and expressly consent to our collection, use, and handling of your personal information and to us using this information to assist you with your enquiry and to offer any services that may be relevant to you.
Personal information we may collect
The personal information that we may collect and hold about you depends on your interactions with us.
Generally, we will collect, use and hold personal information for the purposes of communicating:
- Becketts news or legal insights; and
- direct marketing material. If you do not wish to receive any direct marketing communication from us then please let us know and we will take steps to remove you from our records.
We may also collect personal information from you during the course of providing legal services. We are bound by legal obligations of confidentiality and legal professional privilege. We will continue to treat and protect information we receive (including any personal information) in accordance with these obligations.
We may collect website activity statistics such as number of visitors, IP addresses, pages visited, time and date of visit and where you accessed our website from, so that we can make informed decisions relating to improving our website and the service we deliver. This information is based on non-identifiable user information and is anonymous.
We may also collect personal information about you so we are able to assist you during the course of providing legal services. We may retain this information to ensure any future communication with you is relevant.
This Website may use “cookies” which store some information on computers accessing the Website.
You should be able to configure your computer so that it disables “cookies” or does not accept them.
Disclosure to third parties
We may share personal information as required for the conduct of your matter, including barristers, experts and law practices, courts, tribunals or other regulatory authorities and organisations providing archival, auditing, consulting, mail house, delivery, technology or security services to our firm.
We may also use and disclose your information to maintain our relationship with you, including to inform you about our services, events, developments in the law or other matters we consider are of interest to you.
We may also use and disclose your information to the extent we are required or authorised by law.
Our Website may direct you to websites operated by third parties. We are not responsible for the content or practices of third party websites or their privacy policies regarding the collection, storage, use and dissemination of your personal information. We encourage you to always read the applicable privacy statement of any third party website before using it.
We will take all reasonable steps to:
- ensure that information we collect, use or disclose is accurate, complete, up-to-date and securely stored; and
- protect your personal information from misuse, loss and unauthorised access; however we cannot guarantee security.
You have a right to access most of your personal information that we hold. You can do so by making a written request to the Privacy Officer at the contact email address below to ask for access to your personal information, make a complaint concerning privacy, or if you think any of your personal information is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date.
We reserve the right to charge you a reasonable fee for processing your request for access to your personal information if that request is onerous.
Failure to provide information
If the personal information you provide to us is incomplete or inaccurate, we may be unable to provide you, or someone else you know, with the services you, or they, are seeking.