Objective

To ensure that all Partners and staff act in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act.

Statement

The Company respects the privacy rights of all persons in the conduct of its business. Furthermore, the Firm is committed to ensuring that the Partner involved in the management of the Company complies at all times with his obligations under the Privacy Act.

The Firm will adhere to the requirements of the National Privacy Principles (NPPs) at all times. These principles are:

  • Collection
  • Use and disclosure
  • Data quality
  • Data security
  • Openness Access and correction
  • Identifiers
  • Anonymity
  • Transborder data flows
  • Sensitive Information
Scope

Applicable to all permanent, contract and casual employees of the Company.

Responsibility

The Company will only collect personal information where that information is necessary for one or more of the firm's functions or activities. Further, the information will only be collected by lawful and fair means and not in an unreasonably intrusive way.

The information collected would only be used for an unrelated purpose where the person has consented to further use.

Any personal or confidential information held in respect of employees and clients will be kept in a secure location.

Personal information regarding a person's income details, residential address or other aspects of their work and/or financial history will not be given to or confirmed with third parties without the prior consent of the person unless required by law.

Client information

The Firm holds significant private and confidential information on behalf of and regarding clients. The Firm and its employees recognise that at all times the information is to remain within the organisation. Only at the request of the client or to comply with legal requirements will any information be released to third parties.

Complaints

Anyone who wishes to lodge a complaint should do so with the Privacy Officer, Indrawati Tjandera (Indrawati.Tjandera@vlahosgroup.com.au).