We collect personal information from you, including:
- Your Name
- Contact details
- Interactions with us
- Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Countering Financing of Terrorism (FATCA) requirements
We collect your personal information in order to:
- Complete Legal Transactions relating to your matter; and
- Satisfy Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Countering Financing of Terrorism (FATCA) Act 2009 as required by law.
Providing some information is optional, HOWEVER, if you choose not to supply AML/FATCA documentation, we will be unable to provide legal services.
Once you have supplied the documentation referred to above we will share this information with mutual professionals who you or we are dealing with on your behalf to assist with transactions in respect of your AML/FATCA documentation given to us.
We will protect your privacy and ensure appropriate confidentiality as part of the obligations Lawyers owe to clients described in the Rules of Conduct and Client Care for Lawyers.
To protect your privacy, you authorise us (without further reference to you) to destroy all files and documents for this matter (other than any documents that we hold in safe custody for you) seven (7) years after our engagement ends, or earlier if we have converted those files and documents to an electronic format.
You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you would like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it corrected, please contact us as indicated below.