Sempre Vero Lawyers PTY LTD (referred to in this document as we, us or our) is bound by The Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act). The Privacy Act requires us to have in place procedures that cover the collection, use and disclosure of personal information we may hold about you.
We are committed to protecting your privacy with your rights and needs in mind.
You are not obliged to disclose personal or sensitive information about yourself or your contact details when you visit our website. By voluntarily providing us with any personal information, you consent to us using this information to assist you with your enquiry and to offer any of our services that may be relevant to you.
Personal information we collect and method of collection
The personal information that we collect and hold about you, depends on your interaction with us. Generally, we will collect, use and hold personal information for the purposes of:
- Providing services to you or someone else you know;
- Providing you with information about other services that we, our related entities and other organisations that we have affiliations with, that may be of interest to you;
- Facilitating our internal business operations, including the fulfilment of any legal requirements; and
- Analysing our services and customer needs with a view to developing new or improved services.
We collect personal information about you during the pre-client stage to determine if we are able to assist you with your legal matter. We hold onto this information to ensure any future communication with you is relevant.
When you become a client at Sempre Vero Lawyers, we collect all information necessary to process your legal matter. We are required by law to keep this information for seven years once your case is closed.
We collect website activity statistics such as number of visitors, pages visited, time and date of visit and where you accessed our website from, so that we can make informed decisions relating to improving our website and the service we deliver. This information is anonymous and doesn’t identify a person.
When you visit our website a cookie is placed on your computer which is later used to display advertising on other websites you may visit. The cookie does not contain personal information that can identify you, but may contain information about the page you visited on our website. If you do not wish for this to occur, you can remove cookies from your computer, by following the standard procedures for your internet browser to do so. Each browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone’s handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a member ID that the site uses to track the pages you’ve visited. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.
3rd party cookies
Sempre Vero Lawyers may participate in some third party ‘online behavioural advertising’ (OBA), on a non-personally identifiable basis. This allows online advertising displayed to you to be tailored according to your browsing behaviour on various websites, not just our own. You can find you more details about OBA, the best practice guidelines and how to opt out from OBA with participating companies at the industry website www.youronlinechoices.com.au.
Google Analytics Advertiser Features
Sempre Vero Lawyers has the following Google Analytics Advertiser Features enabled:
– Remarketing with Google Analytics
– Google Display Network Impression Reporting
– Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting
This enables Google Analytics to collect data about Sempre Vero Lawyers Website traffic via Google advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers, in addition to data collected through a standard Google Analytics implementation.
You can opt-out of the Google Analytics Advertiser Features you use, through your browser’s Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or by visiting the Network Advertising Initiativewebsite. To prevent your data being used by Google Analytics altogether, you can download and install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on available here: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/
Third party disclosure
We may disclose information to third parties when outsourcing services, such as data storage, debt collection, bulk distribution and mailing, direct marketing, technology support services and obtaining expert help from consultants to improve our services.
We have contractual agreements with our service providers to protect your information up to the same standards as if we stored the information ourselves and to prevent them using the information we provide for any purposes than our own.
Required by law
There are times when we will be required by law to disclose any personal information we have about you, such as in the instance of an investigation into bankruptcy, counter-terrorism, fraud, taxation etc.
We take all reasonable steps to ensure that information we collect, use or disclose is accurate, complete, up-to-date and securely stored. We strive to protect your personal information from misuse, loss and unauthorised access; however we cannot guarantee security.
You can access your personal information held by Sempre Vero Lawyers by making a written request to the address:
Sempre Vero Lawyers
PO BOX 387
Miami, QLD 4220
In some circumstances, we are permitted to deny your request for access, or limit the access we provide.
Please contact us at the above address if you also believe the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate or out-dated.
Failure to provide information
If the personal information you provide to us is incomplete or inaccurate, we may be unable to provide you with the services you are seeking.