My commitment in respect of personal information is to abide by the National Privacy Principles for the protection of personal information, as set out in the Privacy Act and any other relevant law.
When I refer to personal information I mean information from which your identity is apparent. This information may include information or an opinion about you, from which your identity can reasonably be ascertained.
Why I Collect Your Personal Information
I collect and receive personal information from clients in order to conduct business.
How Do I Collect Your Personal Information?
Where reasonable and practical I will collect your personal information only directly from you. At face to face consultation, via email, via phone conversation, via mail or via the website.
To Whom Will I Disclose Your Personal Information?
Where possible, I will inform you, at or before the time of collecting your personal information, the types of organisations that we intend to disclose your personal information to. Prior to disclosing any of your personal information to another organisation, we will take all reasonable steps to satisfy ourselves that: (a) the organisation has a commitment to protecting your personal information at least equal to our commitment; and (b) you have consented to us doing so. Sometimes I am required or authorised by law to disclose your personal information. Circumstances in which we may disclose your personal information would be to a Court or Tribunal in response to a request or in response to a subpoena or to the Australian Taxation Office.
Updating Your Personal Information
It is important to our relationship that the personal information I hold about you is accurate and up to date. During the course of our relationship with you I will ask you to inform me if any of your personal information has changed. If you wish to make any changes to your personal information, you may contact me. I will generally rely on you to assist me in informing me if the information I hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete.
Access to Your Personal Information
I will provide you with access to your personal information I hold about you. You may request access to any of the personal information I hold about you at any time. To access personal information that I hold about you use the contact details specified above. I may charge a fee for my costs in retrieving and supplying the information to you.
Denied Access to Personal Information
There may be situations where I am not required to provide you with access to your personal information. For example, such a situation would be information relating a vexatious request. An explanation will be provided to you, if I deny you access to your personal information I hold.
Business Without Identifying
You In most circumstances it will be necessary for me to identify you in order to successfully do business with you. Where sensitive information is collected, stored, used or transferred about you, I will only use this information if you have consented or in the exercise or defence of a legal claim. Sensitive information is information relating to your racial or ethnic origin, political persuasion, memberships in trade or professional association or trade unions, sexual preferences, criminal record, or health. How safe and secure is your personal information that I hold? I will take reasonable steps to protect your personal information by storing it in a secure environment, and when the information is no longer needed for any purpose for which the information may be used or disclosed, it will be destroyed or permanently de-identified. I will also take reasonable steps to protect any personal information from misuse, loss and unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
You may request further information about the way I manage your personal information by contacting (02) 9336 5399.