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Our commitment to privacy
Curium Legal Pty Ltd ABN 63 663 048 682 is committed to managing personal information in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act).
We are an Australian owned law firm based in Bendigo, Victoria. We work with businesses all over Australia. We are registered with the Law Institute of Victoria and insured by the Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee where our liability is limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.
What information do we collect about you?
We collect personal information about you when you visit our website, telephone us, email us and otherwise contact us. You may provide us with basic personal information such as your name, date of birth, phone number, address and email address when requesting our services. We may also collect your credit card or bank account details (where you pay any of our invoices or those of third parties we instruct on your behalf).
We may also collect additional personal information you provide to us, or authorise us to collect, as part of your interactions with us. This information may be sensitive in nature as it relates to your legal matters.
How do we collect your personal information?
Direct interactions: We collect information from you in a variety of ways, including when you interact with us electronically or in person, when you access our website, interact on our social media pages, use a contact form, telephone us or send us an email, and when we provide our products or services to you. We may also collect personal information about you from other sources, such as third parties.
This helps us to analyse data about web page traffic to:
You can use the settings in your browser to control how your browser deals with cookies. However, in doing so, you may be unable to access certain pages or content on our website.
Our website does not use encryption or other technologies to ensure the secure transmission of information via the internet. You are encouraged to exercise care in sending personal information via the internet as no internet based service can be completely secure and you use and transmit and exchange information at your own risk. We suggest that you only give us sensitive information via email, telephone or in person rather than via the enquiry forms on our website.
Why do we collect and use your personal information?
We collect personal information as we consider it to be reasonably necessary to carry out our business, which may include (but is not limited to);
Who do we disclose your personal information to?
The ways that we may use and disclose your personal information depend on the reason that you engaged us and the consent that you have given us or is reasonably obvious by virtue of the instructions you have given us and/or work we are doing for you. We may interact with opposing parties, other solicitors and professionals on your behalf in accordance with our retainer. At all times, we do this in accordance with our confidentiality obligations owed to you if you are a client of ours.
We may disclose information to third parties we engage in order to run our business, including our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers and sub-contractors.
We may from time to time need to disclose personal information where we believe it is necessary to comply with a legal requirement, such as a law, regulation, court order, subpoena, warrant, in the course of a legal proceeding or in response to a law enforcement agency request.
If there is a change of control in our business (whether by merger, sale, transfer of assets or otherwise) customer information, which may include your personal information, could be disclosed to a potential purchaser under a confidentiality agreement.
Third parties to whom we have disclosed your personal information may contact you directly to let you know they have collected your personal information and to give you information about their privacy policies.
Do we use or disclose your personal information for direct marketing?
When you provide us with your contact details, you are giving us your express and informed consent to us providing you with information and telling you about our products, services or events or any other direct marketing activity (including third party products, services, and events) which we consider may be of interest to you, whether by post, email, SMS, messaging applications and telephone (Direct Marketing Communications).
You can withdraw this consent at any time if you do not wish to receive any further Direct Marketing Communications by using the “unsubscribe” facility included in the Direct Marketing Communication or by contacting us at the details set out at the end of this document.
If you opt-out of receiving our Direct Marketing Communications, we may still contact you in relation to our ongoing relationship with you.
Do we disclose your personal information overseas?
Any personal information collected and held by us may be held at, a destination outside Australia, most commonly on Microsoft and Smokeball servers for their cloud based applications.
By submitting your personal information to us, you expressly consent to the disclosure, transfer, storing or processing of your personal information outside of Australia. In providing this consent, you understand and acknowledge that countries outside of Australia do not always have the same privacy protection obligations as Australia in relation to personal information.
We take such steps as are reasonable in the circumstances to ensure that any recipients of your personal information outside of Australia are bound by privacy principles equivalent to those contained within the Privacy Act or agree to meet the requirements of the Privacy Act.
If you do not agree to the transfer of your personal information outside of Australia, please either do not provide us with your personal information or contact us via the details set out at the end of this document.
Can you deal with us anonymously?
Providing us with your personal information is optional and you may be able to remain anonymous or use a pseudonym when interacting with us. However, it may not always possible for this to occur especially if we are providing you with legal advice or representation. We will inform you if you are unable to remain anonymous or use a pseudonym when dealing with us.
How do we hold your information?
We take all reasonable steps to maintain physical and electronic security to safeguard and secure your personal information from misuse, interference, loss and unauthorised access, modification and disclosure. This includes multi factor authentication on all of our devices and programs. Subject to the law, we take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify personal information if it is no longer needed for its purpose of collection. Our files are held for 7 years before they are securely destroyed unless otherwise agreed by us.
Third party websites
Our website may contain links to third-party websites. We do not have any control over and are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of websites that are linked to our website. You access and use any linked website at your own risk. You should read the privacy policies on any linked website and only access and use the linked websites if you agree to the terms of those privacy policies.
If you elect to pay for our services using a third party platform such as Stripe, your payment will be processed externally by that third party and you should refer to their privacy policies to understand what information they collect and how they treat your personal information.
How can you access or seek correction of your personal information?
Please let us know if there are any errors in your personal information and keep us up-to-date with changes to your personal information (such as your name or address).
You are entitled to request access any personal information relating to you which we hold. You are also entitled to request that we correct such information if it is inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading.
Please contact us via the details set out at the end of this document if you wish to access or correct any personal information we have about you. We will only decline your request where permitted or required under law including the Privacy Act.
What should you do if you have a complaint about the handling of your personal information?
If you are not satisfied with our response to your complaint, or you consider that we may have breached the Australian Privacy Principles or the Privacy Act, a complaint may be made to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner can be contacted by telephone on 1300 363 992 or by using the contact details on the website www.oaic.gov.au.
We recommend that you visit our website regularly to keep up to date with any changes.
How can you contact us?
Our contact details are:
Phone: 0492 945 068