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Privacy Policy

pwtlegal is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals, across the operational areas of our business and in all aspects of our dealings. Our approach to privacy encompasses:

  • complying with privacy law, including the National Privacy Principles set out in the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 (Cwth);
  • adhering to established norms of client confidentiality.

Information we collect
The personal information pwtlegal collects about you includes your name, mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address. We may also collect information about you such as membership of a professional or trade association, or health information.

Sensitive information is only collected and stored in particular circumstances such as:

  • where you have consented to it
  • where the collection of certain data is required by law
  • when the collection of information is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of a legal or equitable claim.

Purposes for collecting information
pwtlegal will collect personal information, as defined under the Act, only as necessary to:

  • the conduct of legal matters
  • business development activities for clients and potential clients
  • the general operation of the business including employment of staff.

Wherever we use personal information for a purpose other than the primary purpose of collection, we will only use or disclose the information if the primary and secondary purposes are related and the individual would have a reasonable expectation that we would use the information or disclose it for the secondary purpose or if we obtained the consent of the individual to do so.

Consequences of not providing information
Failure to provide information, or providing incomplete or misleading information, may prevent us from providing the appropriate legal advice or act on your behalf. We do not accept liabiliy for any loss or damage arising from our use of previously supplied incomplete or misleading information.

Accuracy of personal information
Particular care is to be exercised to ensure that personal information is collected and recorded accurately. Individuals have the right to review the personal information held by pwtlegal and have corrected any inaccuracies. We undertake to respond promptly to any request for correction of data.

Security of Personal Information
All staff are obliged to maintain in strict confidence personal information obtained in the course of their employment with pwtlegal.

All such information remains at all times our property and is not, except as required in the normal course of employment duties, to be removed, copied or reproduced in any form without the prior consent of the Principal.

We will allow individuals the ability to review personal information which the firm holds about them provided that access does not infringe any legal obligations the firm may hold in relation to the information or other persons.

If you do not want your personal information to be disclosed
If you do not want your personal information to be disclosed you should advise us in writing. We will accommodate your request provided that the disclosure is not required by law.

Storage and security of personal information
We take reasonable precautions to protect the personal information we hold from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

Privacy Policy application to the pwtlegal website
Internet transmission of information
No transmission of information over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure and we do not warrant the security of any information transmitted to us over the Internet.

Linked Websites
This privacy policy does not apply to any linked websites.

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