Hillman Laxon Tobias complies with the Privacy Act 1988.
What information is covered by the Privacy Act 1988?
The act covers personal information and sensitive information.
Personal information is "information or an opinion (including information
or an opinion forming part of a database), whether true or not, and whether
recorded in a material form or not, about an individual whose identity is apparent,
or can reasonably be ascertained from the information or opinion".
Sensitive information is "information or an opinion about and individual's
racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association,
religious beliefs or affiliation, philosophical beliefs, membership of a professional
or trade association, membership of a trade union, sexual preferences, or criminal
record, which is also personal information, or any health information about
What information do we collect?
Hillman Laxon Tobias only collects information that is necessary for us to
carry out your instructions.
This information includes your name, address, telephone number, date of birth
and all other information provided by you to us during the course of your matter.
This may include sensitive information and may also include information contained
in allegations your have made against another person, or in allegation that
a person has made against you.
How do we use this information?
Hillman Laxon Tobias uses the information to enable us to carry out your instructions
and to contact you in relation to them.
We may also use the information to send out newsletters and other legal information,
and to update you in relation to our services.
When do we disclose the information?
Hillman Laxon Tobias only discloses information in order to effectively carry
our your instructions when required to do so by law.
Can you access the information?
You are entitled to ask what information Hillman Laxon Tobias holds about you.
We will, within a reasonable time, inform you of the personal information and/or
sensitive information that we hold about you.
You may ask us to show you the information so that you can check to ensure
that it is accurate, complete and up to date. We are entitiled to charge you
a reasonable fee for the access, including all copying charges and our time
to collect and collate the information.
Who do you contact?
You may contact our lawyer acting for you or our office manager at:
Hillman Laxon Tobias
Level 4, Verona Centre
17 Oxford Street
Paddingotn NSW 2021
PO Box 417
Darlinghurst NSW 1300
tel: (+61 2) 9339 2900
fax: (+61 2) 9339 2999