Privacy Policy

Last updated 27 February 2019

General: Edwards and Co Legal Pty Ltd (‘Edwards + Co‘) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy sets out the basis on which we collect information from you and also the basis on which any such information collected from you is dealt with. By interacting with our products, services or website, you are deemed to have read and agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy. If you are on our website and you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, you must leave our website immediately.

Terms of Use: As well as this Privacy Policy, the Website Terms of Use (‘Terms of Use‘) for this website governs your access to and use of the website. You should ensure that you read the Terms of Use in conjunction with this Privacy Policy. By accessing this website you are deemed to have read and agree to be bound by the Terms of Use as well as this Privacy Policy.

Amendments: Edwards + Co reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Amendments will be effective immediately upon being placed on this website. Your continued use of the website following such amendments being placed on this website will represent an agreement by you to be bound by the Privacy Policy as amended. Such amendments may include replacing this Privacy Policy with an entirely new Privacy Policy.

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:

  • Instruct us to provide you with legal advice;
  • Purchase or subscribe to an Edwards + Co product or service (e.g. LAWFITTM);
  • Interact with or subscribe to our social media accounts or our website (including its’ sub-domains such as our “Insights + Resources” page);
  • Attend an event hosted by us;
  • Apply for employment with us; and
  • Contact us with an enquiry, feedback, or otherwise have business dealings with us.

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:

  • Any basic identity information you explicitly provide, such as your name, gender or profession;
  • Any contact information you explicitly provide such as your address, email address and telephone numbers.
  • The IP address of your machine when connected to the internet and the domain name from which you are accessing the internet;
  • The operating system and the browser your computer uses and any search engine you are using;
  • The date and time you are visiting our website;
  • The URL’s of the pages you visit; and
  • Any information provided in applying for employment with Edwards + Co, including your details relating to your personal contact information, education and employment history (including any relevant qualifications), your eligibility to work in Australia and the contact information of the referees you have provided.

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.

Cookies: When you interact with our website, we may also place cookies on your computer. Cookies are alpha numeric identifiers which are transferred to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser to enable us to recognise you whenever you access this website and therefore better personalise your access of the website. Generally, a cookie does not identify you personally, but it does identify your computer. In addition, we do not take any extra steps to link this information back to your identity or other information that you have provided us. The help portion of your browser’s toolbar should tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. You should note, however, that if you do not allow the use of cookies or do not wish to provide certain information to us, you may not be able to take full advantage of this website.

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.

Statistics: Although we may use and publish non-personal aggregate statistics and group data about those people who access this website and their usage of the website, subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy, Edwards + Co will not share or make public information about you without your prior permission.

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.

If you would like to access or change the information about you that we currently hold about you, please set out your request in writing, and contact us via the contact information outlined at the end of this Privacy Policy.

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:

  • Conform to legal requirements;
  • Comply with legal process or help to maintain the law;
  • Protect our rights or property; or
  • Enforce the Terms of Use of this website.

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.

Waiver: If Edwards + Co waives any rights available to it under this Privacy Policy on one occasion, this does not mean that those rights will automatically be waived on any other occasion.

Severability: If any provision of this Privacy Policy is held to be invalid, void, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, such provision shall be deemed to be severed from this Privacy Policy and the remaining provisions shall continue in full force.

Queries or Complaints: If you have any queries or complaints in regard to our Privacy Policy please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Email: info@edwardsandcolegal.com

Post: Level 2, 168 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW 2021

Telephone: +61 2 9331 5188

This Privacy Policy applies to Edwards and Co Legal, and products and services offered by us, including without limitation, LAWFITTM.