Selvaggio Lawyers respects your privacy and we are committed to its protection.
We are bound by the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988(Cth) and the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012.
Types of personal information
Selvaggio Lawyers may collect and hold information about:
- clients, business associates and potential clients
- suppliers and their employees
- other people who come into contact with Selvaggio Lawyers
The types of personal information that we may collect and hold includes (but is not limited to) the following:
- your name, postal address, email, telephone and fax numbers
- date of birth, gender and marital status
- information about your legal issues and personal circumstances
- health information
- any other information you provide to us by any means
If you do not provide us with some or all of the above information, this may affect our ability to provide you with our services.
How we collect personal information
We may collect personal information from, or about, you in a number of circumstances, including when you:
- use our services
- enquire about our services
- apply for, or accept employment with us
- provide or offer to provide services to us
Methods of collecting information
We will generally collect information by way of face-to-face meetings, completed forms, business cards, telephone conversations, interviews, and emails.
In some circumstances we may collect personal information about you from a third party. Some examples of third party sources include other solicitors, counsellors, health professionals and financial professionals.
How we use your personal information
Selvaggio Lawyers will collect and hold personal information that is necessary for us to provide our services and comply with our legal and regulatory obligations.
We may use and disclose your personal information for the primary purpose for which it is collected, for reasonably expected secondary purposes which are related to the primary purpose and in any other circumstances authorised by the Privacy Act.
In general, we will use and disclose your personal information for the following purposes:
- to conduct our business
- to provide our services
- to communicate with you
- to purchase from you
- to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations
- for any purpose for which the information was provided
- any other purpose related to any of the above
Disclosing your personal information
Selvaggio Lawyers may disclose your information to:
- individuals or organisations in connection with providing our services or who perform functions on our behalf (such as barristers, experts, auditors, witnesses)
- courts, tribunals and regulatory authorities
- anyone else who you authorise us to disclose information to
Some personal information that we collect is “sensitive information”. Sensitive information includes information relating to a person’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion, sexual preferences, criminal records and health information.
Unless you agree otherwise, sensitive information will only be used and disclosed for the purpose for which it was provided, for a directly related secondary purpose or where certain other limited circumstances apply (eg: where required by law).
Information about other people which you provide to us
If you provide personal information to us about someone else (such as your spouse or former partner) you must ensure that:
- the information is correct and has been collected and disclosed in accordance with the applicable privacy legislation;
- you are entitled to disclose that information to us; and
In addition, Selvaggio Lawyers may disclose personal information to you about other individuals in the course of providing services to you. If this occurs, you agree to use, disclose, handle, collect and transfer that information in accordance with the Privacy Act.
Managing your personal information
We take your privacy seriously. All personal information is treated as strictly confidential. The Privacy Act requires Selvaggio Lawyers to take reasonable steps to protect the security of all personal information and take reasonable steps to protect personal information held from misuse or loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
Access to your personal information
In most cases, you can request to see the personal information we hold about you. We will handle requests for access to your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please contact us using the details below. If your request is urgent, please clearly indicate this in your request. We may ask that you pay our reasonable costs for complying with your request.
Changing your personal information
We attempt to keep all personal information which we hold about you up-to-date and accurate. You may ask us to correct or remove information that you think is inaccurate. If you would like to amend any of your details or the information you have provided to us, please contact us using the details below.
We are not responsible for any problems that may arise if you do not give us accurate, truthful or complete information, or if you fail to update such information.
Making a privacy complaint
Whilst we aim to resolve your complaint expeditiously and to your satisfaction, if you are not satisfied with our response you can contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner who may investigate your complaint further.
Norwest Central, Suite 709
12 Century Circuit
Norwest Business Park NSW 2153
Ph: 02 9899 9677
Selvaggio Lawyers were invaluable in helping me through a difficult time, after unfairly being restricted from seeing my children. I didn’t know where to start. I was dealing with lots of issues at that time and overwhelming emotions. They walked me through the process and made it easy. They answered my questions, no matter how trivial, and took time out of their day to attend to my enquiries.Joe
We have been involved with Selvaggio Lawyers for approximately ten years, almost on a daily basis, due to the high volume of conveyancing work they carry out on our behalf. Selvaggio Lawyers' service has been second to none, with all work carried out in an highly efficient and prompt manner and our dealings with all staff have shown them to be professional and willing to 'go the extra mile' as our legal representatives.Presida Constructions
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I have worked with Gillian Leahy of Selvaggio Lawyers since January 2014 on the purchase, sale and assignment of more than 15 properties. The transactions have included several complex Option Deeds and Deeds of Assignment. Gillian’s dedication, professionalism and rapid turnaround of documents have many times made the difference between winning and losing a deal. I recommend Selvaggio Lawyers highly for any property-related matters.Brian DruryManaging Director, Westclaire Property Group