At Streeterlaw we seek to provide you with legal representation of the highest standard. In order to serve your interests, we need to make use of your personal information. We respect your privacy and have developed this policy to ensure you know how we will deal with your private and personal information and how we safeguard these details that are entrusted to us.
Personal information is any information relating to an individual which can be used to identify that individual or from which your identity can be reasonably ascertained. Examples of personal information are your home address and telephone number, contact details and financial information.
Why does Streeterlaw collect personal information?
We collect personal information in order to conduct our business, to provide and promote our services and to meet our legal obligations. Normally you provide this information directly to us. However we may obtain the information from other lawyers, your employees, servants or agents or from a government agency.
What kinds of personal information do we collect?
In general, the type of personal information that Streeterlaw collects and holds includes (but is not limited to): (a) Information collected when you communicate with us. This may include your name and contact details; (b) The content of any electronic forms submitted by you via the internet; (c) Information provided by you in respect to online job applications; and (d) Other information which aids us in managing our business, providing and promoting our services and meeting our legal obligations. Generally, if personal information we request is not provided, we may not be able to supply the relevant product or service.
How we might use and disclose your personal information
To whom might we disclose your personal information?
We may disclose your personal information to: (a) Another Streeterlaw office; (b) Other companies or individuals who aid us in providing services or who perform tasks on our behalf (such as specialist consultants and barristers); (c) Courts, tribunals and regulatory authorities; and (d) Anyone else to whom you authorise us to disclose it. Sometimes we provide your information to others who provide services on our behalf. This may include barristers, doctors, forensic experts, accountants and insurance companies. These individuals are also bound by our privacy rules.
We take all reasonable precautions to prevent loss, misuse or unauthorised access to private and personal information. We ensure strict physical security of our offices, have appropriate electronic software and hardware security to prevent unauthorised computer access, restrict access internally and we ensure there is a strong awareness of privacy principles among our staff through training and publication of policies. By law we hold your information for 7 years, after which it may be destroyed.
Email is a very common means of conveying information. It is fast, convenient and cheap. However it is not a secure form of communication. You should be aware of this when you send us information and when you authorise us to convey messages or advice to you in this form.