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Cathay Ind recognizes and respects the importance of individual privacy and values the confidence of its customers. Hence we are strictly committed to preserving the privacy of individuals across the board: particularly in the operational areas of our establishment and in every other facet of our dealings. Our approach to privacy comprises but is not restricted to:

  • Complying with privacy laws, including the National Privacy Principles as set out in the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 (Cwth); adhering to established norms of client confidentiality.

Information we collect

The personal information Cathay Ind collates about you includes your name, mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address. We may in addition, collect information about you such as membership of a professional or trade association. Sensitive information is only collected and stored in particular circumstances such as:

  • Where you have consented to it.
  • Where the collection of certain data is requisitioned by law.
  • Where the collection of information is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of a legal or equitable claim.

Purposes for collecting information

Cathay Ind will only collect personal information, as defined under the Act, only as necessary to:

  • The conduct of legal matters
  • Business development activities for customers and potential customers.
  • The general operation of the business including employment of staff.

Whenever we use personal information for a purpose other than the primary purpose of collection, we will only use or disclose the information if the primary and secondary purposes are related and the individual would have a reasonable expectation that we would use the information or disclose it for the secondary purpose or if we obtained the consent of the individual to do so.

Consequences of not providing information

Failure to provide information, or providing incomplete or misleading information, may preclude us from providing the appropriate legal advice or to act on your behalf. We remain indemnified against any loss or damage arising from our use of previously furnished incomplete or misleading information.

Accuracy of personal information

Particular care is to be exercised in ensuring that personal information is collected and recorded accurately. Individuals have the right to review the personal information in possession of Cathay Ind and have any inaccuracies corrected. We undertake to respond promptly to any request for correction of data.

Security of Personal Information

All staff are obliged to maintain in strict confidence personal information obtained in the course of their employment with Cathay Ind.

All such information remains at all times our property and is not, save for the requirements in the normal course of employment duties, to be removed, copied or reproduced in any form without the prior consent of the Principal.

We will let individuals to review personal information which the establishment holds about them on the proviso that access does not infringe any legal obligations that the business may hold apropos the information or other persons.

Should you not desire your personal information to be disclosed, you should advise us in writing. We will accede to your request provided that the disclosure is not warranted by law.

Storage and security of personal information

We take adequate precautions to ensure the protection of personal information in our possession from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

Linked Websites

This privacy policy does not apply to any linked websites.