Enlight Legal & Migration recognises the importance of your privacy and understands your concerns about the security of your personal information. We respect and protect the privacy of each individual by being accountable to handle personal information in accordance with Privacy Act 1988 (“the Act”). This policy outlines our ongoing obligations in respect to how we manage your Personal Information. In adherence with Privacy Act 1988 (“the Act”),
What is Personal Information and why do we collect it?
Based on the definition of ‘Personal information’ in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), personal information includes a broad range of information, or an opinion, that could identify an individual. Examples of Personal Information include names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers.
We collect and hold a range of personal information in carrying out our business and functions as a legal services provider. The type of personal information that we collect and keep about you will depend upon the nature of our relationship with you.
We usually collect and hold the following types of personal information about our clients:
In the course of providing our clients with the services they have requested, and carrying out their instructions, we may be required to collect personal information about other individuals including other parties to our client’s matters, their legal representatives and other service providers or contractors retained by them. The nature of the information collected will depend upon the individual circumstances of the matter but is likely to include name, contact details, job title, and communications with these other individuals. Depending upon the circumstances of the matter, it may also include sensitive information.
How we collect personal information
Often, we collect personal information directly from the person to whom the information relates or the organization to which that person is an employee, director, or principal. However, we may also collect personal information about individuals from the following third parties:
Why Collect Personal Information
We collect your personal information to provide service to our clients, assessing applications, complying with our regulatory obligations, marketing our services, managing our relationship with clients, marketing our services, providing you with information about legal developments and other services that you have requested or that may be of interest to you.
Our Marketing and Your Option to Unsubscribe
We may email you updates on legal developments if you are our client or have shown interest and provided us with your contact information. If you do not wish for us to send you such emails, you can unsubscribe from our email notifications by clicking on the ‘Unsubscribe’ button at the bottom of our email notifications.
Security of Personal Information
Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse, loss, interference, and unauthorised access. We store hardcopy files in offices and electronic records within our secure network, and through third-party data storage providers.
Our network has password protection for Personal Information and access is appropriately limited. In accordance with applicable regulations, our third-party data storage partners are obligated to take the necessary organisational and technical precautions to prevent the unauthorised or unlawful use of personal information as well as its accidental loss, destruction, or damage.
We will make reasonable efforts to delete or permanently de-identify your personal information once it is no longer required for the original purpose it was collected. However, most of the Personal Information is or will be stored in client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years.
Access to your Personal Information
If any of the personal information we have about you is incorrect, out-of-date, incomplete, irrelevant, or misleading, you have the right to request access to it and its correction. You may do so by contacting us in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to all requests for access to or correction of personal information within a reasonable period. In certain circumstances, we may charge you a fee or refuse to provide you access to the personal information we hold on you in compliance with the Privacy Act.