The way we collect, hold and disclose information about individuals.
In this policy we, us and the firm means Birman & Ride and our
associated business names including Flat Rate Settlements and Get Paid.
As a small business we are not subject to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cwth) or the National Privacy Principles. Nevertheless we endeavour to comply with those laws in good faith. This policy describes the way we collect, hold and disclose information about individuals.
We may change this policy from time to time.
Protecting confidential information is fundamental to our relationship with our clients and to our business. All information received in connection with a client matter is subject to strict duties of confidentiality. We will not disclose that information except in accordance with our professional obligations, as authorised by the client or as described in this policy.
We may send you direct marketing material from time to time. We will give you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving this material. If you elect to opt-out we will not contact you again for this purpose.
You may request access at any time to personal information we hold about you for the purpose of correcting that information. We may charge you a reasonable fee where access is provided.
During the course of carrying on our business, we may collect personal information including your:
If you do not give us the personal information we ask you for we may not be able to provide the services you require.
We use your personal information for the purposes for which it was collected and related purposes (which are normally obvious when we collect it), including to:
We may disclose personal information for the purposes for which it was collected and also:
We use a range of internet-based services hosted by third parties (cloud computing service providers) in delivering services and in the management and marketing of our business. Examples include email, document and file sharing services, back-up and disaster-recovery services. We undertake reasonable due diligence prior to using any cloud computing service provider including data security ad prevention of unauthorised access. By doing business with us you consent to us disclosing confidential information to our cloud computing service providers.
We take reasonable steps to protect your personal information securely in electronic or physical form. We store information in access controlled premises or in electronic databases requiring logins and passwords. All partners and staff with access to confidential information are subject to confidentiality obligations.
Please direct any request or enquiries relating to this policy to Michael Hodgkins.