Briese Lawyers acknowledge that it is bound by the Australian Privacy Principle’s and recognises the importance of protecting each individual’s personal information.
Our procedure for dealing with any personal information that is disclosed to us is explained in this statement.
We are committed to the protection of personal information and only collect, use and hold information that is reasonably necessary for, or directly related to providing our services to you. Information collected by us during the course of business may include your names and those of your children and family members, other parties’ details, addresses, contact details, occupations, financial information and so forth.
We collect personal information during face to face appointments, telephone conversations, emails, internet enquiries and forms being filled out by you and information provided to us by third parties (when required).
We hold personal information both in paper form and electronically and all files are stored in a secure location. We are required by law to hold this information for a period of seven (7) years from the closure of the matter, at which time the material is de-identified or destroyed. On occasions, we are required by law to hold information for longer than seven (7) years.
We may disclose personal information about you with your consent and subject to our professional obligations, to any person directly related to the provision of legal services in order to facilitate our or their business operations. This may involve disclosing information to other companies or individuals who assist us in providing services on your behalf; this may extend to barristers, valuers, tribunals, courts, medical practitioners, financial and other professional institutions and anyone else to whom you authorise us to disclose the information to.
All staff at Briese Lawyers are required to adhere to the APPs in addition to complying with our professional legal obligations of confidentiality. We are committed to the protection of your personal information and our staff are trained in relation to these obligations.
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