Effective date: 25 May 2018
Webb Henderson is an international legal practice with offices in Sydney, Auckland and Singapore. We are committed to protecting your privacy in all communications, engagements and activities and all other aspects of our relationship with you.
We take significant steps to keep your personal information confidential and secure. We take appropriate measures to do so in accordance with our procedures covering the storage, access and disclosure of information.
We may collect information about you in a number of circumstances, including:
We may collect and process the following personal information:
If you are seeking employment with us, we may also collect employment related information, such as information about your education and training, previous employment history, references, health information and whether you have a criminal record.
If you do not provide information requested by us from time to time, we may not be able to provide services to you or otherwise fulfil the purpose for which we have requested the information.
Generally, we will only collect personal information directly from you or the organisation for which you work (where we provide or receive services from such organisation).
However, in some cases, we may also collect information from further third party source, such as:
In addition, we collect information through our website using cookies and similar technologies. We use Google Analytics to help us understand how people use our website. For example, Google Analytics may provide us with information on how many people visit our website, what pages they visit, how people access and use our website, and other related information. Google Analytics tracks this information using cookies. We then use the information provided by Google Analytics to help us improve our website. The information we receive will not personally identify you or your actions.
You can find more information about how Google uses data when you access our website here and here. In addition, you can choose to opt out of Google Analytics across all websites you visit without impacting your ability to access our site. You can find out more information on how to opt out of Google Analytics here
We may use your information for one or more of the following purposes:
We will disclose your personal information to others only when legally permitted to do so. When we disclose personal information to others, we only do so under contractual and security arrangements designed to protect your personal information and to comply with applicable data protection, confidentiality and security requirements.
We may disclose your personal information to others in the following cases:
We never disclose your personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes.
We may transfer personal information and data between countries for the purposes described above and to the recipients described above in accordance with applicable privacy laws relating to the transfer of that personal information and data to foreign countries.
In all cases, we will ensure a level of privacy protection for all personal information and data that meets the applicable requirements of both the European Union and Australia, even if a lower standard may be applicable under another applicable privacy law.
We will only keep your personal information for as long as is considered necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including as may be required by any record keeping, legal or accounting purposes.
As a general rule, our standard retention period for personal information is 7 years.
Personal information may be kept for longer periods where required by applicable law or regulation or in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights.
You have certain rights in respect of our use of your personal information:
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at here.
We hope you won’t need to, but if you wish to make a complaint about our handling of your personal information, please submit your complaint in writing to the Privacy and Data Protection Officer using our contact details below.
We will endeavour to handle your complaint as soon as possible and in any event within a reasonable time frame.
For Australian residents, if we do not resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, you have the right to complain to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
For New Zealand residents, if we do not resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, you have the right to complain to the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner
For EU citizens, you have the right to complain to the data protection authority in your country of residence or the country in which you believe any infringement of data protection law may have occurred.