You have seen these words before: ‘Your privacy is important to us’. Sometimes these words are followed by disclosures about how your personal details may be passed on, or even sold, to third parties. But not by us. As an Australian legal practice, we will protect the confidential and often privileged nature of lawyer-client communications.
That said, it is possible that some of your private information is coerced or taken from us. That could happen lawfully (e.g. pursuant to a court order) or unlawfully (e.g. hacking/theft) even without our knowledge. Our simple guarantee is that 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 and taking reasonable precautions.
Any links from this website to external websites are apparent because 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 however take responsibility for links to our internal forms, Dropbox folders and interactive document downloads.
We use Google Analytics for reports on website traffic. Some information about the browsing of this website is logged (such as the location of the browser’s Internet service provider, type of operating system used, length of time users view certain pages and the like). Those logged details are aggregated into reports with averages and proportions for use to improve the design of user experiences. Even if it was practical to do so, we do not analyse logs on an individual basis.
We are onboard with the Information Privacy Principles (found in the Information Privacy Act 2009) and although we are mostly not bound to follow the Australian Privacy Principles (found in the Privacy Act 1988) or the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations, in so far as they are relevant, we generally apply those principles and best practices too.
If you have any questions, want to complain, or correct any information we may hold about you, please contact us.