SCB Legal is committed to protecting your privacy and personal information in accordance with the laws governing privacy.
We may collect information directly provided by you, through the use of our website or from any third party. We may also collect information from suppliers, consultants, employees, and applicants for employment.
The personal information we may collect includes:
We may collect, hold, use and disclose your information and hold it for the purposes of:
We may obtain personal information from third parties including Courts, Tribunals, Solicitors, Barristers, Counsellors, Health Professionals, Banks and Financial Institutions, Police, ODPP.
We may disclose your personal information to:
Some information we collect may be ‘Sensitive Information’. Sensitive information is information that is given a greater level of protection under the governing laws.
Sensitive information is includes any opinion or information about a persons:
We may only collect sensitive information about you with your consent.
Unless instructed otherwise, we will only use or disclose your sensitive information for the primary purpose it was provided, for a secondary purpose that is directly related to the primary purpose or if required or authorised by law.
We attempt to keep all personal information which we hold about you up-to-date and accurate. If you believe that the information we hold about you is incorrect, out-of-date or incomplete or you would like to change the information or details you have provided us, please contact us using the contact details provided below.
We are not liable or responsible for any problems that may arise if you do not provide us with accurate, truthful or complete information, or if you fail to update such information.
Once your matter is finalised, we are required to keep your legal files for a minimum period of 7 years unless we are instructed to the contrary. If you transfer your file prior to the completion of your matter, upon receiving a written authority to release your file, we will not longer hold your file. If we no longer require your personal information, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure it will be securely destroyed.
We may sometimes be required to retain documents for a period longer than 7 years for example documents forming part of Estate Planning including your Will, Power of Attorney, Guardianship, Advanced Care Directive and any information obtained or notes taken for the purpose of preparing these documents and satisfying us that you have capacity.
You may, at any time, request details about the personal information we hold about you. If you request a copy of the information we hold about you or would like to view this information, we may charge a fee for complying with your request.
We are committed to taking your privacy seriously. All Information provided to us is stored on computer, on the cloud and or paper based files, where necessary. All files usually have a combination of these 3 methods of record keeping. We have systems in place and take all reasonable steps to protect information from misuse, loss and unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
We may disclose personal information to you about someone else in the course of providing services to you. If this occurs, you agree to use, hold, disclose, transfer that information in accordance with the Privacy Act. We will not be responsible for the way you use, hold or disclose that information.