You have seen these words before: ‘Your privacy is important to us’. Sometimes these words are followed by disclosures about how your private information will be passed on, even sold, to third parties. But not by us. As an Australian legal practice, it is inconceivable that we would sell or casually divulge your private information. It is different of course if you clearly ask us to in effect pass on information about you (such as represent you in a dispute) but we would be selling that information.
We will always defend the privileged nature of lawyer-client communications (and not only because we must). It is possible, though unlikely, that your private information is coerced from us. That could happen lawfully (e.g. pursuant to a court order) or even unlawfully (e.g. coerced by force). We cannot articulate every circumstance here, but our guarantee is simple: We will use, hold and secure your private information as you would reasonably expect of a law firm. This includes observance of professional rules of conduct such as taking reasonable precautions against unlawful hacking.
Any links from this website to external websites are obvious. All web pages on this website begin with https://garvey.biz. External links are provided in good faith for convenience only. As we have no control over external websites, you acknowledge that we have no responsibility or liability for their content or privacy policies. We do take responsibility for links to our internal forms, Dropbox folders and interactive document downloads.
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We are onboard with the Information Privacy Principles (found in the Information Privacy Act 2009) and although we are not bound to follow the Australian Privacy Principles (found in the Privacy Act 1988) in so far as they are relevant we generally apply those principles and best practices too.