Privacy Policy

Adco Legal is firmly committed to complying with the Commonwealth Government’s National Privacy Principles for the utmost safety of those we conduct business with. This privacy policy (Policy) sets out the ways in which Adco Legal protects your Personal Information. This Policy deals generally with our collection, use, disclosure of and your access to information we may have recorded about you.

We are committed to handling your personal information in compliance with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) and other applicable privacy laws. Further information with regards to Australian Privacy laws can be found from the  Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

By providing us with your Personal Information through one of the methods outlined below or by using our website (located at (Website), you acknowledge and consent to our collection, storage, usage and disclosure of your Personal Information as per the terms of this Policy.

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy from time to time by publishing updated versions on our Website. We encourage you to check this page from time to time to view the latest version of the Policy.

Personal Information

Under the Privacy Act, and in accordance with this Policy, ‘Personal Information’ has the meaning set out in the Privacy Act and is information or an opinion that identifies you, or from which you can be reasonably identified whether the information or opinion is true or not, and whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form or not, or as otherwise defined by applicable privacy legislation.

Personal Information and how we may collect it

Depending on the nature of the services we provide to you, and for us to conduct our business, where necessary, we may need to collect your Personal Information. The Personal Information you provide us will only be used for the reasons we collected it. Such information can include:

  • your name, address, contact information (e.g. e-mail address and phone number) and occupation;
  • the types of dealings and legal work you have enquired about or have with us;
  • your payment history, billing details and account details;
  • information about previous matters engaged with us.

This information will generally be collected directly from you or your advisers. We may also collect Personal Information from publicly available sources or databases and third parties (including other professional advisors, such as barristers and accountants).

Use of Personal Information

We may collect your Personal Information for several reasons, those including:

  • for billing purposes;
  • to provide our services to you;
  • to offer information about our publications and any legal developments;
  • to conduct our business and develop our services;
  • corporate governance, accounting, auditing and record keeping;
  • for internal business purposes.

We may use and/or disclose your Personal Information for reasons including:

  • for the above purposes in which it was collected;
  • to our legal staff and consultants and to experts engaged on your behalf;
  • when required or allowed by law; or
  • to store information in accordance with this Policy.

Security and protection of Personal Information

Adco Legal will take all reasonable steps to ensure that Personal Information we collect, use or disclose is:

  • accurate, complete and current;
  • secured, stored and protected physically on site and through secured computers;
  • not misused, lost or accessed, modified or disclosed without authorisation; and
  • destroyed or permanently de-identified if it is no longer required.

Correction of or access to your Personal Information

Adco Legal has no issues granting you access to any records or Personal Information if any information requires correction or you wish to access such information. If so, please contact us as soon as possible by emailing or calling (08) 7089 4000. Any Personal Information which is incorrect will be corrected and we will not charge for providing access to any Personal Information.

If you do not wholly agree to this Policy, you should not provide Adco Legal with any of your Personal Information. If you provide us with Personal Information, that will establish that you acknowledge and consent to this Policy.