Collection and use of personal information
We collect, use and disclose personal information of our members for the purpose of providing services to them (which may, in certain circumstances, be provided in conjunction with third parties) and for the purpose of performing our functions, which include meeting requirements imposed on us by the Legal Profession Act 2004. One of the services we provide is a directory of member barristers.
When a user of our website (www.vicbar.com.au) emails us, we will record the email address. Subject to the preceding paragraph:
the email address will be used only for the purpose for which it is provided; and
otherwise, we do not collect or use personal information of a user of our website, except as authorised by the user or as required by law.
We will take reasonable steps to keep all personal information secure and protected from unauthorised access and misuse. There are, of course, inherent risks in the storage and transmission of information electronically (including over the Internet) which are not practicable to eliminate entirely.
We will take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information of our members that we collect and use is accurate, complete and up-to-date.
Corrections and access
We provide access to personal information of an individual held by us on request by that individual, except where we are permitted by law to withhold such access. On request from an individual, we will make any necessary corrections to his or her personal information that we hold.
Where we determine, acting reasonably, that personal information held in respect of an individual is no longer needed for our functions or the services we provide, we will permanently destroy or de-identify that information.
Compliance with laws
Meaning of personal information
Victorian law applies
These conditions are governed by the law of the State of Victoria and we each submit to the non exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that State.