Velocity Legal Pty Ltd ACN 614 742 246 (Velocity Legal) understands that privacy is important. We are committed to ensuring the privacy of your information and to complying with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs), which are contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act). This policy does not cover our client confidentiality obligations (which are set out in our terms of engagement).
The types of personal information that Velocity Legal collects will depend on the nature of your dealings with us. We may collect personal information from you during your dealings with us, including (without limitation) when you:
Depending on the engagement with us, we will usually collect your personal details including your name, job title, address, contact details and information about our dealings with you. We endeavour to collect personal information directly from the individuals concerned. However, if this is not practicable, we may collect personal information about individuals from third parties, including from publicly available sources.
If you are a ‘business contact’ of Velocity Legal (e.g. a contact person working for one of our suppliers), we may collect basic business contact information from you (e.g. your name, title and work contact details) automatically using the details in your email signature.
Sensitive information is a subset of personal information that is generally afforded a higher level of privacy protection. Velocity Legal will not ask to collect sensitive information about you (such as details of your racial or ethnic origin, political affiliation, religious beliefs, sexual preferences, criminal convictions, or health information) unless it is reasonably required in the circumstances.
We need to collect personal information reasonably necessary to carry out our business and to assess and manage our clients’ needs. We also collect personal information to communicate new legal or firm developments to our clients and to those people who have subscribed to our mailing lists.
If, at any time, you do not wish to receive these kinds of communications, please let us know using the contact details set out below.
Velocity Legal does not sell, rent or trade personal information about you to or with third parties. Personal information may be disclosed outside of Velocity Legal, including:
Velocity Legal takes reasonable steps to ensure the security of your personal information
While we strive to protect the personal information and privacy of users of our websites, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you disclose online, and you disclose that information at your own risk. If you are concerned about sending your information over the internet, you can contact us by email or post.
Sometimes our website contains links to other websites, for your convenience and information. When you access a website other than ‘www.velocitylegal.com.au’, please understand that Velocity Legal is not responsible for the privacy practices of that site. We suggest that you review the privacy policies of each site you visit.
Under the Privacy Act, you have the right to:
Please contact us using the details below if you would like to access or correct the personal information that we hold about you. We may require you to verify your identity before processing any access or correction requests to ensure that the personal information we have is adequately protected.
If you wish to make a complaint about how Velocity Legal handles your personal information, please contact us setting out your complaint in writing and forward it to us using the contact details below.
We will deal with all requests for access to personal information or complaints as quickly as possible and will endeavour to get back to you within a reasonable timeframe.
Post: Velocity Legal, PO Box 24071, Melbourne VIC 3001
Version dated 28 October 2022.