Godfreys Law is also bound by the Privacy Act 2020 (Privacy Act), and the privacy principles set out in that Act. You can find out more about the Privacy Act and the privacy principles at www.privacy.org.nz.
Godfreys Law may collect Personal Information from:
In general, the type of Personal Information that Godfreys Law will collect includes (but is not limited to):
Godfreys Law collects Personal Information in order to conduct its business, to provide and market its services and to meet its legal obligations.
Godfreys Law will generally collect Personal Information from forms that we ask you to fill out, or information collected from face-to-face meetings, interviews, business cards and telephone conversations.
In some circumstances, Godfreys Law may be provided with Personal Information about an individual from a third party, such as a report provided by a medical professional or a reference from another person.
Godfreys Law may collect Personal Information from the website www.godfreyslaw.co.nz through receiving subscription applications and emails. We also use third parties to analyse traffic at that web site, which may involve the use of third party code, such as cookies.
In general, Godfreys Law uses and discloses your Personal Information for the following purposes:
Godfreys Law may use and disclose your Personal Information for the primary purpose for which it is collected, for reasonably expected secondary purposes which are related to the primary purpose and in other circumstances authorised by the Privacy Act.
Godfreys Law may disclose your Personal Information to:
Godfreys Law also collects Personal Information from these organisations and individuals, and deals with that information in accordance with this Policy.
The Privacy Act requires Godfreys Law to take reasonable steps to protect the security of Personal Information. Godfreys Law’s personnel are required to respect the confidentiality of Personal Information and the privacy of individuals, which means that we will not use this information except as outlined above.
Godfreys Law takes reasonable steps to protect Personal Information held from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. These steps might include keeping the information in a safe place (such as a secure storage unit), and restricting access to electronic records.
Where Godfreys Law no longer requires your Personal Information for a permitted purpose under the Privacy Act, we will take reasonable steps to destroy it, such as using document destruction services.
Godfreys Law endeavours to ensure that the Personal Information it holds is accurate, complete and up-to-date. We encourage you to contact Godfreys Law to update any Personal Information held about you. Contact details are available on the following page www.godfreyslaw.co.nz.
You have the ability to seek access to your Personal Information. Subject to the exceptions set out in the Privacy Act, you may seek access to the Personal Information which Godfreys Law holds about you by contacting Godfreys Law’s Privacy Officer (Brad McDonald via email@example.com).
Godfreys Law will require you to verify your identity and specify what information you require. A reasonable fee may be charged for providing access. Godfreys Law will advise you of the likely cost in advance.
Godfreys Law would take steps to contain the breach by first making an assessment of what information was involved, who has it and whether it can be recovered, deleted or destroyed.
Godfreys Law would then evaluate the breach. We would establish whether the information had been able to be recovered or confirmed that destruction was effective. We would further evaluate how many people’s information was involved and the sensitivity of that information. It would also be assessed as to whether anyone could be harmed by the misuse of the information that was no recoverable.
In the situation that a breach of privacy is one that is believed to have caused harm, or may cause, serious harm to an affected individual or individuals Godfreys Law would notify the Privacy Commissioner as soon as practicable.
This policy will be reviewed from time to time to take account of new laws and technology, changes to our operations and practices and the changing business environment. The most current version of this policy is located at www.godfreyslaw.co.nz and can be obtained by contacting Godfreys Law’s Privacy Officer, Brad McDonald via firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about privacy-related issues, please contact Godfreys Law directly.