“Personal information” means information or an opinion about an individual, or information by which an individual can be reasonably ascertained, whether the information or opinion is true or not.
What information do we collect about you?
We collect contact and limited biographical information about you when you engage us to provide professional (patent and trade mark attorney) services, or register with us for seminars, events, or articles through our website. Such information may include:
•Name, title/occupation, citizenship and date of birth
•Contact details, including address, email addresses, phone numbers
•Financial information, including bank account details
How will we use the information?
We collect information from you that is reasonably necessary for conducting our business, providing services to you and meeting our legal and ethical obligations. If you use our services, you agree that we may use this information to provide you with professional services, to manage your account and, unless you opt out, to correspond with you about recent developments, upcoming events or other services we think may be of interest to you. While acting on your behalf, we may disclose your personal information to third parties such as IP offices, courts, government departments, barristers, expert consultants, law firms and financial consultants. This may include disclosure to entities located overseas. It is not practicable to specify those countries, as it may apply to any country or region where you want to protect/defend your IP rights.
While we may use your information for our internal marketing, we do not and will not share your information for marketing purposes with other companies.
We would like to provide you with news and publications, seminar and event invitations and information about other products/services that may be of interest to you. Even if you have consented to receive marketing communications from us, you may opt out at any time. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please contact us.
Security of your personal information
We take reasonable precautions to safeguard your personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorised access, theft, modification or disclosure. We take reasonable steps to securely destroy or de-identify all personal information where it is no longer necessary to retain the information for the purposes for which it was requested or required by law.
Access to your personal information
We take reasonable steps to make sure that the personal information we hold is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you would like a record of the information we have retained about you, please contact us. You may also ask us to correct or remove information that you think is inaccurate or out-of-date. We will require that you are able to prove your identity to us to access your information.
How to contact us
PO Box 181
Kew East, VIC 3102