Privacy

Welcome to our law firm’s Privacy Policy

“A man without privacy is a man without dignity; the fear that big brother is watching and listening threatens the freedom of the individual no less than prison bars.”

The late Zelman Cowan (Boyer lecture, 1969)

“No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor attacks upon his honour and reputation.”

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Welcome to Legal Consolidated Barristers & Solicitors. Because we are law firm, as our client, you gain many additional benefits over non-law firms providing legal documents online:

1. Legal professional privilege – as a law firm certain matters can’t be made available to any person or entity – if you deal with a non-law firm then the courts can direct the non-law firm to hand over that type of information and documents. In Australia, legal professional privilege (also referred to as client legal privilege) is a rule of law protecting communications between lawyers and their clients from disclosure under compulsion of court or statute. Your confidentiality is protected by the attorney-client privilege. The privilege may be waived by the client, but not by us the lawyers.

2. Our law firm’s Professional Indemnity Insurance. All Australian law firms and their lawyers are required to hold Professional Indemnity Insurance under the terms of each state E.g. Legal Profession Act 2004 (NSW) and the Legal Profession Act 2006 (ACT).

3. We govern ourselves according to the rules and principles of a law firm’s professional conduct. As lawyers, we are bound by rules of ethics that require us to call upon every means possible to obtain positive results for our clients.

4. Our duty of care is to the courts and our clients. All privacy legislation is subservient to the higher standards set for lawyers and our ethical duties.

Use of the Service

1. All legal documents you build on our law firm’s website are subject to the Privacy Policy.

2. Legal Consolidated Barristers & Solicitors is a law firm. We can and do give legal advice. Seek advice if you are unsure about the legal document you need.

3. You may incorrectly interpret or misunderstand a question and therefore end up with a document that is wrong or won’t work.

4. The legal, commercial and taxation effects of a document can vary based on your personal situation.

5. Only you know the purpose for which you intend to use a document you build: Our law firm is not responsible for your choice of document. If in doubt, consult with us on a document’s suitability.

6. We cannot warrant that a legal document you decide to build is appropriate or suits your needs.

By using or visiting the Legal Consolidated website or any Legal Consolidated services, software, server, data feeds, and services provided to you on, from, or through the Legal Consolidated website or over the internet (collectively the ‘Service’) you agree to:

(1) These terms (‘Terms of Service’); and

(2) Legal Consolidated Privacy Policy plus the extra protection afforded by you dealing with a law firm.

If you do not agree to any of the Terms of Service or our Privacy Policy, immediately cease access to and use of the Service.

We continually improve these Terms of Service and our Privacy Policy. You agree to be bound by such modifications and revisions. Nothing in these Terms of Service is deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.

User Accounts

Although Legal Consolidated is not liable for any losses you suffer as a result of any unauthorised use of your Account, you are liable for the losses of Legal Consolidated or others due to any unauthorized use.

General Permissions & Restrictions

Legal Consolidated grants you permission to access and use the Service in accordance with the Terms of Service and this Privacy Policy, provided that:

You agree not to distribute in any medium any part of the Service or the Content without Legal Consolidated’s prior written authorisation, unless Legal Consolidated makes available the means for such distribution through functionality offered by the Service (such as the Embeddable Document Portal).

You agree not to alter or modify any part of the Service.

You agree not to access Content through any technology or means other than as facilitated and contemplated by the Service itself, the Embeddable Document Portal, or other explicitly authorized means Legal Consolidated may designate.

You agree not to use the Service for any of the following commercial uses unless you obtain Legal Consolidated’s prior written approval:

(1) The sale of access to the Service; or

(2) The sale of advertising, sponsorships, or promotions placed on or within the Service or Content.

Prohibited commercial uses do not include:

(1) Gathering data or preparing documents through the Embeddable Document Portal otherwise in accordance with these Terms of Service and Privacy Policy; or

(2) Any use that Legal Consolidated expressly authorises in writing.

If you use the Embeddable Document Portal on your website, you may not modify, build upon, or block any portion or functionality of the Embeddable Document Portal, including but not limited to links back to the Legal Consolidated website.

You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, robots, spiders, or offline readers, that accesses the Service in a manner that sends more request messages to the Legal Consolidated servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional web browser.

Notwithstanding the above Legal Consolidated grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. Legal Consolidated reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases.

You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including Account names and other personal or financial data, from the Service, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Service (e.g., comments, email) for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the Service with respect to their Content.

In your use of the Service, you comply with all applicable laws.

Legal Consolidated reserves the right to discontinue any aspect of the Service at any time.

Your Use of Content

In addition to the general restrictions above, the following restrictions and conditions apply specifically to your use of Content:

The Content on the Service, and the trademarks, service marks and logos (‘Marks’) on the Service, are owned by or licensed to Legal Consolidated, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under the law.

Content is provided to you ‘as is’. You may access Content for your information and personal use solely as intended through the provided functionality of the Service, and as permitted under these Terms of Service. You must not download any Content other than pursuant to the functionality within the Service for the download of Content.

You must not copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any Content for any other purposes without the prior written consent of Legal Consolidated. Legal Consolidated and its licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the Service and the Content. At all times we claim legal professional privilege for our users, as permitted by law.

(1) You must not use any Content in connection with creating other Content;

(2) You must not use any part of any Content for any purpose except the specific purpose for which the Content was ordered;

(3) You must not copy any part of any Content for any purpose except in relation to the transaction for which the Content was ordered;

(3) You must not interfere with, alter or attempt to copy or reproduce any part of the Service while using the Service;

(4) You must not incorporate any part of our Service or Content in any other program or system; and

(5) You must not represent that the Content or our Service was created by your own resources, or those of a third party.

Legal Consolidated reserves the right to remove Content without prior notice.

Your Comments & Recommendations

If you provide comments or recommendations to Legal Consolidated for our Content, or the Content of other users of the Service, such comments and recommendations may be adopted by us and integrated into the Content and the Service. In consideration of your access to the Service you assign and agree to assign all copyright and other intellectual property in the comments and recommendations to Legal Consolidated for no further consideration or attribution.

Legal Consolidated strongly recommends that before you use any Content, you obtain legal advice on your particular circumstances and the suitability of the Content to meet your particular requirements. All Content is general in nature and may not cover every situation that might arise.

Any use of the Service or Content is at your sole risk.

Delivery Policy

The Content you order through the Service will, if relevant, be delivered electronically to you on the earlier of when you download them or when you click to have us send them to you by email to the email address you have nominated when setting up your account.

100% Full Refund Policy

You get a full refund, upon request, provided you agree to not use our legal document.

Account Termination Policy

Legal Consolidated terminates access to the Service at our sole discretion, for any reason, subject to the retainer, if you are a client of the law firm.

Legal Consolidated reserves the right to decide whether Content violates this Privacy Policy. Legal Consolidated may at any time, without prior notice and in its sole discretion, remove such Content and terminate a user’s Account for submitting such material in violation of this Privacy Policy.

Indemnity

To the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Legal Consolidated, any parent corporation, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Service; (ii) your violation of any term of this Privacy Policy; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that your Content caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation survives this Privacy Policy and your use of the Service.

Cookies Policy

Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identifies your browser or device. We may use technologies like cookies, pixels and local storage to deliver, secure, and understand products, services, and ads.

What are cookies used for?

Cookies and other technologies allow a site or services to know if your computer or device has visited it before. These technologies can then be used to deliver products, services, and ads, help us understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your experience in using our services. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.

How secure is the information about me?

1. We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using 256-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate software, which encrypts information you input.

2. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your device. Be sure to log off when finished using a shared device.

Why does Legal Consolidated use cookies and similar technologies?

We use cookies, pixels, local storage, and similar technologies to show you relevant content, improve your experience, and help protect Legal Consolidated and our users. We may use these technologies to deliver the service, provide you with a service that is easy to use, enables you to move around the Service and use its features, such as accessing secure areas, and store information so that Legal Consolidated responds faster. We may use these technologies to collect information about how you use the Service, for example which pages you go to most often and if you get error messages from certain pages. We may use these technologies to allow us to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you’re in) and tailor the Service to provide enhanced features and content for you. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you’ve made to text size, font and other parts of pages that you can customize. These technologies can remember that your device has visited a site or service, and may also be able to track your device’s browsing activity on other sites or services other than Legal Consolidated. *We may use these technologies to understand, improve, and research products and services.

How long will cookies stay on my device?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.

First and third party cookies

First-party cookies are cookies that belong to Legal Consolidated, third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device through our Service. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by someone providing a service for Legal Consolidated, for example to help us understand how our service is being used.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, an analysis tool of Google LLC (“Google”) to continuously improve our Services. The use includes the Universal Analytics operating mode. This makes it possible to assign data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices to a pseudonymous user ID and thus analyse a user’s activities across multiple devices. Google Analytics uses cookies that are stored on your device and that enable us to analyse your use of our Services. The data collected by the cookies regarding the use of our Services (including your IP address) are usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there (see additional information for users in the European Economic Area below in this section).

On our behalf, Google processes this data to evaluate the use of our Services, to compile reports on usage activities and to provide us with further services associated with the use of our Services. Your IP address transmitted in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google.

The data collected via Google Analytics is automatically deleted after 16 months. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month.

You can prevent the collection of data through the Google Analytics cookie by adjusting your browser settings accordingly. If you deactivate cookies, you may not be able to use all functions of our Services to their full extent, however.

In addition, you can prevent the collection of data related to your use of the Services (including your IP address) via the Google Analytics cookie and the processing of this data by Google by installing the following browser plugin.

Further information about Google Analytics can be found in the terms of use and in the privacy policy of Google.

How to control cookies or other collection mechanisms

Follow the instructions provided by your website or mobile browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility) to modify your cookie settings. Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies or other technologies, you may not be able to access certain parts of our Service and other parts of our Service may not work properly.

To learn more about the choices that advertisers provide generally for individuals to influence how information about their online activities over time and across third-party Web sites or online services is collected and used, visit the Network Advertising Initiative at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp, the Digital Advertising Alliance at http://www.aboutads.info/, or the European Digital Advertising Alliance at http://youronlinechoices.eu/.

General

You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in this Privacy Policy, and to abide by and comply with this Privacy Policy.

Contact Details

A reference to ‘Legal Consolidated’ is a reference to the Australian law firm Legal Consolidated Barristers and Solicitors (ABN 94936003432). Please contact us anytime, we welcome your feedback:

By email: [email protected]

By telephone: +61 8 6389 0100

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22/05/2015

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