PROTECTING YOUR PRIVACY
By Lawyers Holdings Pty Ltd, ABN 96 098 976 624, (‘By Lawyers’) recognises an individual’s right to privacy and understands that protection and confidentiality of personal information is important.
Your privacy is important to By Lawyers. This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that By Lawyers collects, and the ways in which By Lawyers uses that personal information.
By Lawyers is bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (“Privacy Act”) and the Australian Privacy Principles, which governs how organisations must handle personal information.
By Lawyers will ensure that individuals are advised of By Lawyer’s identity whenever personal information is collected.
YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
'Personal Information' is defined as information or an opinion relating to an individual which is reasonably identifiable, whether the information is true or not; and whether the information is recorded in a material form or not.
Personal information held by us may include your name, address and occupation, your telephone or mobile phone numbers and email address.
Financial information such as credit card number and expiry date will be handled by our payment provider Braintree.
HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Your personal information may be used to:
Also, your personal information is collected so that we, our related bodies and our re-sellers can promote and market services to you (including by way of direct mail, telemarketing, email, SMS and MMS messages). This is to keep you informed of products, services and special offers and may continue after you cease acquiring services from us. If you do not wish us, our related bodies or our dealers to contact you to promote and market products, services and special offers to you please advise us in writing by contacting us at email@example.com.
By Lawyers will make available to an individual on receipt of a formal request, the personal information collected from that individual. By Lawyers reserves the right to refuse a request to access personal information, where the identity of the individual making the request is in doubt, or where legal professional privilege exists or where By Lawyers’ rights may be prejudiced.
By Lawyers will take all reasonable precautions to ensure the personal information it has collected from an individual remains correct and accurate.
By Lawyers takes reasonable steps to protect personal information held from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
By Lawyers may rely on some of the exemptions permitted under the Privacy Act.
WHEN WE DISCLOSE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
In order to deliver the services you require, we may disclose your personal information to organisations outside of By Lawyers. Your personal information is disclosed to these organisations only in relation to us providing our services to you.
These organisations carry out our:
We take reasonable steps to ensure that these organisations are bound by confidentiality and privacy obligations in relation to the protection of your personal information.
In addition, we may disclose your personal information to:
HELP US TO ENSURE WE HOLD ACCURATE INFORMATION
We take all reasonable precautions to ensure that the personal information we collect, use and disclose is accurate, complete and up-to-date. However, the accuracy of that information depends to a large extent on the information you provide. That's why we recommend that you:
YOU CAN ACCESS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You have a right to access your personal information, subject to some exceptions allowed by law. If you would like to do so, please let us know. You may be required to put your request in writing for security reasons.
COOKIES ON OUR WEBSITE
By Lawyers may use 'cookies' on its websites. Cookies are an industry standard and most major websites use them. A cookie is a small text file that our websites may place on your computer. Usually, cookies are used as a means for By Lawyers’ websites to remember your preferences. As such, cookies are designed to improve your experience of By Lawyers’ websites.
In some cases, cookies may collect and store personal information about you. By Lawyers extends the same privacy protection to your personal information, whether gathered via cookies or from other sources. You can adjust your Internet browser to disable cookies or to warn you when cookies are being used. However, if you disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain areas of our websites or take advantage of the improved website experience that cookies offer.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”. Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.
By Lawyers also collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. IP addresses are assigned to computers on the internet to uniquely identify them within the global network. By Lawyers collects and manages IP addresses as part of the service of providing internet session management and for security purposes.
UPDATING OUR PRIVACY STATEMENT
This Privacy Statement may be updated from time to time so we recommend you review the information on our website on a regular basis.