We are committed to protecting the privacy of our contacts, customers, suppliers, and employees and complying with the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act).
The kinds of personal information that we collect includes:
PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTION
We collect personal information by various means including when:
Obligations of confidentiality and legal professional privilege. We will continue to treat and protect all client information we receive (including any personal information) in accordance with these obligations.
Where practicable we collect personal information about you directly from you; however, we may have collected 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 inquiries.
If you are a client and do not provide us with name and address information, we cannot act for you.
If you do not provide us with accurate personal information, we may not be able to carry out our instructions or achieve the purpose for which the information has been sought.
PURPOSES FOR COLLECTION, HOLD, USE AND DISCLOSE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We collect, hold, and use personal information to:
We disclose personal information:
DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Unless required by law, S.A.S Lawyers will not sell or pass on any personal information to a third party without your prior consent or to give effect to your instructions. We may disclose personal information for purposes including to provide our products and services to you, and as required by law.
We may also disclose your information to:
ACCESS TO AND CORRECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
You have rights under the Privacy Act to:
You can do any of these things by contacting S.A.S Lawyers.
If you request access to your personal information or ask us to correct or update information about you, we may need to verify your identity. In some circumstances, there may be a valid reason for us to deny your request to access or correct your information. If we do this, we will tell you why.
STORAGE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will store your personal information for as long as we consider necessary, and at least as long as the law requires us to do so.
We take reasonable physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to protect your personal information from misuse, interference, loss, and unauthorised access, modification, and disclosure. For example, we maintain our files in secure offices and limit access to personal information.
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES
MAKING A COMPLAINT
If you think we have breached the Privacy Act, or you wish to make a complaint about the way we have handled your personal information, you can contact us. Please include your name, email address and/or telephone number and clearly describe your complaint.
If you would like more information concerning how we handle your information or our approach to privacy, or to exercise any of your rights outlined above, please contact us. Our contact details can be found under the Contact / Location tab of this website.
This policy was last updated December 2021.