Le Pine & Co may obtain, keep and update personal information about you which you provide and that we acquire during the course of acting for you. We adhere to the Privacy Principles pursuant to the Privacy Act 2020 (NZ) and to the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
We will hold in confidence all information concerning you or your affairs that we acquire during the course of acting for you. We will not disclose any of this information to any person outside of our firm except: (a) to the extent necessary or desirable to enable us to carry out our instructions; or (b) to the extent required by law or by the Law Society’s Rules of Conduct and Client Care for Lawyers.
You have the right to access your personal information and correct your personal information, subject to the withholding grounds set out in the Privacy Act. If you wish to access your personal information or seek to have it corrected, you must contact Jane Anderson by emailing manager@lepineconz.
If you require further information on the Privacy Act 2020, the Privacy Commissioner’s website has useful guides (www.privacy.org.nz).
If you have any queries or complaints about our collection, use or storage of your personal information (including a complaint relating to any failure by us to comply with our obligations under the credit reporting provisions of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) or under the Credit Reporting Privacy Code), or if you wish to exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and address your email to The Privacy Officer. We will investigate and attempt to resolve any such complaint or dispute regarding the use or disclosure of your personal information. If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your complaint, you may contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner or Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA):
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
GPO Box 5218, Sydney NSW 2001
Telephone: 1300 363 992
Mail: GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001
Fax: +61 2 9284 9666