Any information that you provide to Melino Legal is maintained in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), the Australian Privacy Principles and our obligations of privacy and confidentiality.
What information do we collect?
We do not collect personal information from you when you access our website unless otherwise stated.
In the conduct of our business we may collect and store personal information about our clients, potential clients, employers and employees, associates and other related parties that may be relevant to our provision of legal services. This information might include for example, but is not limited to the names, addresses, contact details, occupation/employment history, medical records and data, qualifications/memberships, associations, personal interests and any other information necessary for the conduct of our services.
How we collect it?
This information may be collected from you through direct contact or electronic communications, including if you submit information to us via our online contact form or a social network (such as LinkedIn or Instagram).We may also collect information on the usage of our website through website analytics.
We may use files called “cookies” which may attach to your web browser. These files identify the browser so that a website can recognise you. You can set your browser to disable cookies but our website (and other websites) may not work properly if you select this option.
At time cookies may result in the collection of anonymous information about your internet usage but does not allow this data to be matched to specific users. We will not supply identifiable information collected from the use of our website to third parties.
Why we collect it?
We may collect, hold, use and disclose personal information for the purpose of providing legal services or otherwise undertaking our business or marketing our business or services or to specify or improve our services to you.
When we will disclose it?
We will not sell your personal information to a third party without your specific consent unless required by law.
Your personal information may be disclosed to third parties where we consider it necessary for the supply of our services and this is consistent with our professional obligations.
When we use other agents, contractors or businesses to perform services on our behalf, we will ensure that the entity protects your identifiable information consistent with this Policy.
We will generally not disclose your personal information to any overseas recipients, but we reserve the right to do so where it becomes necessary as part of the supply of our services or is required by law.
Access and Complaints
You have a right to access your personal information held by us. If you require access to your personal information please contact our office. We reserve the right to charge a fee for this.
We will assume that information collected from you is accurate. If you believe that your personal information is incorrect you should contact us to have that information corrected.
If you have any concerns or complaints about our management of your personal information under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) or the Australian Privacy Principles you can contact our office. We will investigate your complaint and attempt to resolve any concerns that you have in a timely manner. If we cannot resolve your complaint then you may refer your complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.
We may change the terms of this policy.