Bulford Legal

Privacy Policy

You need not disclose your identity to us in order to use this website. This website does not use “cookies” or “web bugs”. This website does not collect personal information about people who access the website, except where personal information is voluntarily supplied, such as when our publications are subscribed to online. Our Internet server may automatically record details about any computer used to access the website (such as the IP address, domain name and browser type), the date and time of access, and details of the information downloaded. This information is used for internal statistical purposes and to improve this website. Any other information supplied to us (for example if you send us an email or provide us with a business card) is treated in accordance with our privacy policy below.

Privacy at PubLaw, a website belonging to Bulford Legal Pty Limited

This policy describes the way that Bulford Legal Pty Limited (Bulford Legal) collects, holds and discloses information about individuals. Bulford Legal is subject to the Australian Privacy Act, including the Australian Privacy Principles (collectively Privacy Legislation). We may vary this policy from time to time, the most recent version can always be accessed here on our website. 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 contemplated by this policy.

What kinds of information do we hold?

During the course of carrying on our business, we may collect personal information. We usually collect the following kinds of personal information:

  • name, address, occupation professional membership and contact information
  • interests in areas of legal practice or events
  • information about people’s dealings with us or our clients.

If you do not give us any of the personal information which we ask you for, it may affect our ability to meet our obligations to you or our clients. We collect this information directly from our clients, or from a third party where it is otherwise impracticable to collect it from the client.

Use and disclosure of your personal information

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:

  • provide our services to you or our clients, to manage and account for the services, and to improve the services
  • manage our relationships with you or our clients
  • provide you or our clients with information about legal developments, events or other products or services that may interest you or them; and
  • facilitate our internal business operations, including to fulfil our legal requirements and professional obligations.

We may disclose personal information for the purposes for which it was collected, and also:

  • subject to our professional obligations, to any person where necessary or desirable in connection with our provision of legal services, such as to the client, regulatory authorities, or other partners or advisors
  • within Bulford Legal
  • on a confidential basis to external service providers so that they can provide financial, administrative or other services in connection with the operation of our business, for example photocopy and archive services providers and financial institutions; and
  • as required by law subject to our professional obligations, as permitted under the National Privacy Principles and/or with your consent.

For the avoidance of doubt, we may use and disclose your personal information in jurisdictions other than the one in which it was collected.

Information security

We take reasonable steps to protect all information which we hold (including your personal information) from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

We take reasonable steps to hold information securely in electronic or physical form. We store information in access controlled premises or in electronic databases requiring logins and passwords. All Bulford Legal staff with access to confidential information are subject to confidentiality obligations.

Access and correction

You may request access at any time to personal information we hold about you. We may charge you a fee where access is provided. We may refuse to provide access if the Privacy Legislation allows us to do so. All requests for access/corrections to your personal data, or complaints concerning our handling of your information or a breach of the Australian Privacy principles should be directed to:

Bruce Bulford of Bulford Legal Pty Limited,
GPO Box 3772
NSW 2001

or by email to bab@bulfordlegal.com.au.

Complaints will be dealt with promptly and sympathetically in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles.

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