Last updated 27 February 2019
Why We Collect Information: Edwards + Co uses information provided by you, or generated by your use of the website, to provide you with any products or services you may request from us. From time to time we may use this information to keep you updated on developments in the legal industry and our firm, as well as to advertise products or services that we think you may be interested in. The information we collect from you may also be used to assess the performance of the website and to ensure that the website serves your needs in the most efficient manner possible.
Please note that if you do not provide us with information we request, we may not be able to provide you with the products, services or help you are seeking.
Collecting Information: Edwards + Co collect information from you and your interactions with our products, services and website when you:
Generally, we aim to collect this information directly from you, but if this is not practicable we may collect this information from third parties, including publicly available sources (e.g. social media).
Types of Information We Collect: Whenever you contact us, access this website or otherwise interact with Edwards + Co we may collect the following types of information from you:
Further Collection: Edwards + Co also reserves the right to collect more extensive information where it deems such action is appropriate, such as in the case of any security concerns which may arise. Where possible, information will be obtained directly from you. However, you acknowledge that by accessing the website information may be collected from you as a result of the workings of the website and the attached systems and software.
Information collected by cookies and other web data tracking methods may be provided to third parties for marketing purposes, and in particular to advertise to users who interact with our website or other third party websites. Cookies placed on websites other than our own help us to gauge our business relationships with third parties and tailor our website and services for our users.
Data Transmission: Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. Whilst Edwards + Co strives to protect such information, we do not warrant and cannot ensure complete security of any information which you transmit to us. Accordingly, any information which you transmit to us is transmitted at your own risk.
Nevertheless, once we receive your transmission, we will take reasonable steps to preserve the security of such information. Our premises are in a secure building with restricted access. Our information technology systems are password protected and we maintain updated anti-virus software to protect our systems (and your information contained in those systems) from threats. All our employees and employee-like contractors are required, as a condition of their engagement, to treat information held by Edwards + Co as confidential.
Accessing Information: If you are an individual, you are entitled to access any information which Edwards + Co may hold about you and we are obliged to provide this information to you as long as it has such information and such information can be readily retrieved. You are also entitled to request us to correct any inaccuracies in any information which we hold about you. We are entitled to charge you for the reasonable costs of retrieving, providing this information and as applicable correcting this information.
Providing Information: You agree that Edwards + Co may provide any personal information it collects about you to its debt collection and credit reference agencies and any other parties it deems necessary in relation to providing you access to this website, for any services you access from this website, to recover any money you owe to us and to exercise any lawful right we or our debt collection and credit reference agencies may have.
Disclosing Information: You also agree that Edwards + Co is entitled to disclose information it holds about you without your prior permission if we reasonably believes that such disclosure is necessary to:
Disclosures Overseas: When Edwards + Co engages external information technology service providers, we prefer wherever possible, the data is stored within Australia.
GDPR: As an Australian-based law firm, Edwards + Co primarily services clients and other persons with operations in Australia and across the Asia Pacific. We do not target individuals who ordinarily reside in the European Union, and we require that such individuals do not provide us personal data or information. Where personal data or information is provided without an address, we will assume that the relevant individual providing such information is not ordinarily resident in the European Union, and that the provisions of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (‘General Data Protection Regulation‘) do not apply. If you have any concerns about this, please contact us through details provided below.
Post: Level 2, 168 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW 2021
Telephone: +61 2 9331 5188