- Purpose and Objective
We at Yamamoto Attorneys are committed to protecting the privacy of personal information it collects from you.This Policy explains how we manage personal information in compliance with the Australian Privacy Principles (APP) as set out within the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act). This Policy covers our collection, use and disclosure of personal information in and outside Australia, website and cookies, security, your access and review of personal information, and contact about this Policy and future updates.This Policy applies to personal information which you provide to us through your use of this website, your engagement with us as your lawyers or providers of other legal services to you, and your communication with us in person, over the telephone, or by letter, facsimile or email at any time.This Policy does not apply to any information about you collected from third parties in the course of our provision of legal services to you or to third parties.
We collect personal information from you for the primary purpose of providing legal services. We may also collect personal information to promote our services and to operate our business generally, We may also collect personal information to assist us to satisfy applicable legal and regulatory obligations.The personal information collected may include information you provide to us such as your name, contact details including phone numbers, postal and/or residential addresses and email and/or social media addresses, title, positions, expertise and interests. We may also collect information that can identify you such as date of birth, drivers licence number, passport details, marital status and photographs. We may also add to your personal information other information received from our dealings with you or from third parties during the course of our provision of legal services.When it is reasonably necessary for us to provide our services, we may also collect sensitive information about you, including but not limited to health information, financial information and your criminal or civil penalty history.In certain cases, you might give us personal information about other people. In those circumstances, you warrant to us that you have their authority or consent to give us their personal information.
- Use and Disclosure
We record, use, disclose and protect personal information that we obtain in accordance with this Policy. Our use or disclosure (or both) of any collected personal information is primarily for the purposes of providing legal services including communicating with you and providing legal advice and/or legal information. Other purposes may include record keeping, administrative purposes, complying with our legal and professional obligations, tracking activity on our website, and improving our website and other on-line services to be more helpful and personalised.When you provide your personal information to us, you agree to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information for the purposes as set out above.As part of the legal services we provide to you, we may engage third parties to perform certain activities in relation to your matter. These third parties may include barristers, other law firms, interpreters, translators, law enforcement, experts, delivery organisations, and other service providers and third parties relevant to our provision of legal services.When you provide us with your personal information, you also agree to us disclosing certain personal information to third parties in order for them to perform their function for any of the purposes covered in this Policy.
- Use and disclosure outside Australia
The nature of your matter may require us to disclose your personal information to entities outside Australia such as other law firms and experts to provide legal services to you and in accordance with this Policy. Please be aware that whilst there will be laws for protection, use and disclosure of personal information in those countries, they may be different from those applicable in Australia.
- Website and Cookies
When you visit our website, the server may attach a “cookie” to your computer’s memory to track your use of our website. Cookies will be used for our internal purposes such as to analyse website traffic and improve user experience on our website.You can usually configure your web usage and profile to permit what information can be captured when using our website or change your browser to avoid cookies being stored.Our website may contain links to other websites to assist your user experience to be as informative and helpful as possible. We are only responsible for the privacy practices and security of our website and we recommend that you check the privacy policies and procedures of other websites that you visit.
We endeavour to treat all personal information confidentially and keep it secure and safe by taking all reasonable precautions to protect against misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
- Access and Review
In certain cases, you have the right to access, review and update your personal information held by us, subject to exceptions provided by law. Please direct your request to the Privacy Officer by email at email@example.com. A small administrative fee may apply for such requests.
- Contact us
If you have any comment, complaint or question about this Policy or any privacy related matters, please contact our Privacy Officer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 02 9223 3387.Where you make a complaint and you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint, you can contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner by email at email@example.com or by telephone on 1300 363 992.
- Future Updates
We may update this Policy at any time by publishing an updated version on this website. Accordingly, we encourage you to check this page from time to time to review the current version.