Enslin & Associates
Tax & Business Lawyers
Suite 5.02, 2 Queen Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia
Phone: +61 3 96140438
Fax: +61 3 96140122

Disclaimer and Privacy

Copyright © 2002 - 2011 Enslin and Associates

This website and the information contained herein (“Website Information") is subject to copyright and owned by Enslin and Associates (“E&A”), unless otherwise specified. No portion of the Website Information may be redistributed or republished without the written permission of E&A.

Other than for the purposes of and subject to the conditions prescribed under the Copyright Act 1968 (or any other applicable legislation throughout the world), no part of any material on this site may in any form or by any means be reproduced, adapted, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted without the prior written permission of the copyright owner.

The copyright owner reserves all other rights.

DISCLAIMER

This website has been prepared to provide general information only and is not intended to constitute or be construed as providing substantive legal advice or opinion on any facts or circumstances.

While every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the information prepared and/or reported on this site, Enslin and Associates (“E&A”) is not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the Website Information not being up to date.

All professional representations are only undertaken on the basis of a signed agreement between E&A and its clients. Transmission of the information in this website is not intended to create and does not give rise to a professional client relationship between E&A and the recipient. Similarly, the transmission of any information by you to E&A does not, and is not intended to, create a professional client relationship between E&A and you.

E&A is not responsible for any action taken by the recipient or others in reliance on any Web Site Information herein. E&A disclaim all responsibility and liability for loss or damage suffered by any person relying, directly or indirectly, on the Web Site Information.

E&A does not warrant that any Web Site Information will not cause damage, or is free from any computer virus, defect(s) or error(s). E&A is not liable to users for any loss or damage however caused resulting from the use of material found on its web site.

E&A does not necessarily endorse or approve of any Web Site Information linked to and contained on other web sites linked herein and makes no warranties or representations regarding the merchantability or fitness for purpose, accuracy and quality, of any such information.

PRIVACY

Enslin and Associates (“E&A”) maintains a policy of strict confidentiality regarding your personal information. This privacy policy applies to the partnership of E&A and its related entities including Corporate Tax Services Pty Ltd (ABN 46101620919).

We are committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of information collected from our clients, service providers and contractors. In acting for clients, the firm adheres to its fiduciary duties, duty of confidentiality and legal professional privilege in all actions taken on clients' behalf. Further, in the conduct of this practice, we are bound by the Privacy Act 1988 and therefore must comply with the National Privacy Principles which govern the collection, use, handling and disclosure of personal and sensitive information.

No information provided to us will be communicated to the Federal or State Government and/or related government agencies unless your express consent is given or, where otherwise required, by law.

Collection of information

In most circumstances we collect information directly from you. This may be through correspondence, e-mail, our website, in person and by telephone. Information we may collect includes your name, contact details, personal details and any fact or opinion you provide that is related to the matter you are seeking advice or representation on. We may also obtain information from a third party such a past or present employer, your medical practitioners, bank, etc.

In relation to individuals acting as service providers, contractors or agents of the firm, we collect your name, contact details and relevant information concerning your dealings with us.

Collecting information using this website

We generally only collect personal information from this website when it is provided voluntarily by you – for example, when you fill in a migration assessment form, subscribe to our publications, forward a email inquiry or register to attend a seminar.

When you visit this website or download information from it, our Internet Service Provider (ISP) makes a record of your visit and records the following information:

  • your Internet address;
  • your domain name if applicable; and
  • the date and time of your visit to the website.

Our ISP also collects information such as the pages you access, the documents you download, links from other sites followed to reach this site, and the type of browser you use. However, this information is anonymous and is only used for statistical and website development purposes.

Purpose of Collection

We collect information from our clients to provide legal, taxation or migration advice or representation. In the provision of such services, we may provide information to agents to take actions or make enquires in relation to the conduct of your matter. For example, at your instruction, a barrister may be briefed, expert advice sought, or an Australian government department or government agency may be approached to evaluate your qualifications, or decide on a visa application.

We may also access your information to send you information about the firms' activities or developments in law that we believe will be of interest to you.

We collect information from individuals acting as service providers, contractors or agents, which we may use to access or use services provided by you or an organization that you work for.

Use and Disclosure of Information

We use and disclose your information for the primary purpose for which you have provided the information. In addition to the use and disclosure of information outlined above and under ‘Purpose of Collection', we also use and disclose information for purposes ancillary and consequential to the primary purpose of collection such as invoicing, related correspondence and accurate file management. To this end the firm may use the services of agents, service providers or contractors. All such third parties must comply with fiduciary and confidentiality duties and the Privacy Act in their handling and management of information.

At your instruction or according to the requirements of law, we may disclose your information to organisations such as regulatory authorities, government departments, courts, or other parties or advisers.

Security of Information

The information you provide us is stored on computer and paper based files as appropriate. The secure storage and use of information is of paramount importance to us so that all reasonable steps are taken to protect the information from misuse or loss, or unauthorized access, modification or disclosure by means such as password and network protection, and secure storage of paper based and other records.

In addition, all staff with access to your personal information are bound by duties of confidentiality.

However, the Internet is not a secure environment. If you use the Internet to send us any information, including your email address, it is sent at your own risk.

Accuracy of Personal Information

We take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information we collect is accurate, complete and up to date at the time of collection. If your circumstances change or you have reason to believe our records are not accurate, complete or up to date, please contact us immediately and we will take all reasonable steps to amend the information in accordance with the above criteria or an alternative may be discussed with you.

Access

You may request access to personal information that we hold on you. However, our discretion, duties and obligations under law may restrict your access. Given this, all reasonable actions will be taken to assist access or to address any reasons you have to seek access. If access is denied, we will provide you with reasons in accordance with law. If access is provided, a reasonable fee may be charged for time and other costs incurred in providing access.

Contacting Us

If you have any queries concerning any aspect of this policy or our practices, or a concern or complaint please contact our Privacy Officer:

Telephone (03) 9614 0438

Email – tax@enslins.com.au

Suite 5-02, 2 Queen Street

MELBOURNE VIC 3000

 
   
   
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