Privacy & Terms
Human Rights For All (HR4A) understands that privacy and how we collect, use, disclose and protect your information is important to you. We are committed to ensuring the privacy of your information and to complying with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs), which are contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act).
In summary, personal information is information or an opinion (whether true or not) about an identified, or reasonably identifiable, individual.
HR4A is a not-for-profit Australian law firm. The types of personal information that HR4A collects will depend on the nature of your dealings with us. We may collect personal information from you when you:
instruct HR4A to provide you with legal advice; or when you:
fill in your details on our contact page on our website
The personal information we will collect from you will usually include your name and e-mail address and contact numbers (telephone, mobile). If necessary for the purposes of providing advice to you, or for providing you with other information (such as email updates) sometimes we may collect other personal information from you, such as the areas of our practice which you are interested in. However, we do not collect personal information that we do not need.
Please note that, while we seek to minimise the personal information we collect, if you do not provide us with the personal information we request, we may not be able to provide you with the services and other assistance you seek.
Generally, we endeavour to collect personal information directly from the individuals concerned. However, if this is not practicable, we may collect personal information about individuals from third parties, including from publicly available sources. If we do, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that the individuals concerned are made aware of the collection of their information.
If you are one of HR4A’s ‘business contacts’ (e.g. a contact person in one of our suppliers, or in a government agency or company with which we deal), we may collect basic business contact information from you (e.g. your name, title and work contact details). HR4A will not ask to collect sensitive information about you (such as details of your racial or ethnic origin, political affiliation, religious beliefs, sexual preferences, criminal convictions or health information) unless it is needed for the purposes of providing legal advice.
How does HR4A use Personal Information?
HR4A’s policy is only to use personal information collected from business contacts for the business purpose for which it was collected.
HR4A needs to collect personal information so that we can provide our legal services, and conduct our business.
Will Your Personal Information be given to anyone else?
HR4A does not sell, rent or trade personal information about you to or with third parties.
Disclosures required or permitted by law
HR4A will only disclose personal information if this is required by law or permitted under the Privacy Act. HR4A is also bound by professional obligations of confidentiality, including in relation to personal information.
Security of Personal Information
HR4A takes reasonable steps to ensure the security of your personal information. Our IT systems are password protected and we conduct regular audit and data integrity checks. We frequently update our anti-virus software in order to protect our systems (and the data contained in those systems) from computer viruses. In addition, everyone who works for HR4A in any capacity as a volunteer is required, as a condition of employment, to treat personal information held by HR4A as confidential
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