Level 1, 83 York Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Telephone +61 2 9384 0399
Facsimile +61 2 9299 4448
NV Lawyers we seek to provide you with legal
representation of the highest standard. In order to serve your
interests, we need to make use of your personal information.
We respect your privacy and have developed this policy to ensure
you know how we will deal with your private and personal information
and how we safeguard these details that are entrusted to us.
is any information relating to an individual which can be used
to identify that individual or from which your identity can
be reasonably ascertained. Examples of personal information
are your home address and telephone number, contact details
and financial information.
Why does NV Lawyers collect personal information?
We collect personal information in order to conduct our business,
to provide and promote our services and to meet our legal obligations.
Normally you provide this information directly to us. However
we may obtain the information from other lawyers, your employees,
servants or agents or from a government agency.
What kinds of personal information do we collect?
the type of personal information that NV Lawyers
collects and holds includes (but is not limited to): (a) Information
collected when you communicate with us. This may include your
name and contact details;(b) The content of any electronic
forms submitted by you via the internet;(c) Information provided
by you in respect of online job applications; and (d) Other
information which aids us in managing our business, providing
and promoting our services and meeting our legal obligations.Generally,
if personal information we request is not provided, we may
not be able to supply the relevant product or service.
How we might use and disclose your personal information
NV Lawyers will use or disclose personal information
that we have collected: (a) In accordance with our website
For the main purposes the information was collected, or for
related purposes which you would reasonably expect; and (d)
In circumstances authorized by the Privacy Act. Ordinarily,
we use and disclose your personal information to conduct our
business, to provide our services, to communicate with you,
to comply with our legal obligations and to assist us in managing
and enhancing our services. We may use your personal information
to inform you about the range of services we provide. If you
do not wish to receive this information, please contact us
by telephone or email. We do not disclose personal information
to anyone outside the firm for the purposes of promoting their
services to you.
To whom might we disclose your personal information?
may disclose your personal information to: (a) Another NV Lawyers office; (b) Other companies or individuals
who aid us in providing services or who perform tasks on our
behalf (such specialist consultants and barristers); (c) Courts,
tribunals and regulatory authorities; and (d) Anyone else to
whom you authorise us to disclose it. Sometimes we provide
your information to others who provide services on our behalf.
This may include barristers, doctors, forensic experts, accountants
and insurance companies. These individuals are also bound by
our privacy rules.
We take all reasonable precautions to prevent loss,
misuse or unauthorized access to private and personal information.
We ensure strict physical security of our offices, have appropriate
electronic software and hardware security to prevent unauthorised
computer access, restrict access internally and we ensure there
is a strong awareness of privacy principles among our staff
through training and publication of policies. By law we hold
your information for 7 years, after which it may be destroyed.
Email is a very common means of conveying information.
It is fast, convenient and cheap. However it is not a secure
form of communication. You should be aware of this when you
send us information and when you authorise us to convey messages
or advice to you in this form.