Lawler Draper Dillon acknowledges the importance of adhering to the National Privacy Principle's (NPP's) and the requirements of the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000, ("The Act").
We undertake to treat all client and other personal information in our possession in accordance with the requirements of The Act.
Collection of personal information
Personal information is collected in order to conduct our business, to provide and market our services and to comply with our legal obligations. The collection will be fair, lawful and not intrusive. The nature of this information will vary according to your relationship with the firm and the work we are performing.
We will not collect sensitive information unless the individual has consented; it is required by law - or in other special specified circumstances, for example, relating to health services provision and individual or public health or safety Use and disclosure.
Use and disclosure of personal information
We will hold your personal information for as long as is required to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by law.
We will only disclose information for the purpose it was collected unless the person has consented, or a person would reasonably expect such use or disclosure, or the use is for direct marketing where we expect the information may be of interest to you.
We will provide personal information to third parties where we are required to by law, where it is reasonable for us to do as part of providing services to you, where our advisors request it or where you have expressly asked us to do so.
We will never sell your personal information.
A review of personal information will be made on a regular basis to ensure that the information we collect, use or disclose is accurate, complete and up to date.
Website collection of personal information
Data security of personal information
We have taken reasonable steps to protect the personal information we hold from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. Staff are required to sign a confidentiality clause as a part of their contracts of employment. There are a range of physical and electronic procedures to ensure that privacy is safeguarded. However, the internet is not secure and we cannot guarantee the security of any information sent to us via the internet.
Access to and correction of personal information
In normal circumstances we will provide you with access to personal information upon request, however in some circumstances there may be some legal or administrative reasons to deny access. If access is denied we will inform you as to the reasons why.