Your privacy is important to MCCARTHY PARTNERS PTY LTD (“we”, “us”, “our”). This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that we collect, and the ways in which we use that personal information.
Personal information collection
We collect personal information when we are dealing with, or providing our services to, you as our client or to someone (e.g. a client) who employs or engages you. Generally, if appropriate, we will tell you why we are collecting personal information and how we plan to use it; otherwise these things will be obvious when we collect the information.
We may collect personal information such as your name, address, phone number, email address, family details, financial information and other information you provide to us. We may collect other personal information in the course of providing legal services to you or your employer, or to someone else.
If you apply for a job with us we may collect certain information from you such as your name and contact details, information about your working history and relevant records checks, from any recruitment consultant and from your previous employers, universities and others who may be able to provide information to us to assist us in our decision on whether or not to make you an offer of employment.
Using personal information
We are bound by professional obligations of confidentiality and legal professional privilege. We will treat and protect information we receive (including any personal information) in accordance with these obligations.
We use your information to deal with, or provide our services to, you, a client or someone engaging or employing you and to comply with certain laws and regulations. We may also disclose your information to service providers, agents and contractors from time to time to help us to provide our services to you or as otherwise required or authorised by law. For example, we may disclose some of your personal information to our lodgement agents (to allow lodgement of your documents) or to other lawyers (if necessary to provide our services to you).
Where we disclose your personal information to our agents or sub-contractors, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement.
In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, we may disclose your personal information to the extent that we are required to do so by law.
Securing your data
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
Updating this statement
You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.
This website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.
You have a right to access most personal information we hold about you and to seek its correction. Please contact us (see below for details) to ask for access to your information, or if you have a complaint concerning your information privacy.
If you are not satisfied with the outcome, you may contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at email@example.com or on 1300 363 992
- by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or
- by post to PO Box 310, Rye, Victoria 3941, Australia.