Dwyer Law Group PRIVACY POLICY


Last Updated:

April 23rd, 2014

This privacy policy (
Policy) is intended to inform you of the types of personal information Dwyer Law Group (
we or
us) collects, as well as our policies and practices regarding the collection,
use, and disclosure of that information through the web pages at www.dwyerlaw.com.au (
Site).

We respect your rights to privacy under the
Privacy ACT 1988 (Cth) (
ACT) and we comply with all of the ACT’s requirements in respect of the
collection, management and disclosure of your personal information.

When used in this Policy, the term “personal information” has
the meaning given to it in the ACT. In general terms, it is any information
that can be used to personally identify you. This may include your name,
address, telephone number, email address and profession or occupation.
If the information we collect personally identifies you, or you are reasonably
identifiable from it, the information will be considered personal information.

Please read this Policy carefully, because by using the Site, you are acknowledging
that you understand and agree to the terms of this Policy, and consent
to the manner in which we may collect, use and disclose the foregoing
information. If you do not agree to the terms of this Policy, please do
not use the Site.

We reserve the right to change the provisions of this Policy at any time.
We will alert you that changes have been made by indicating on the Policy
the date it was updated. We encourage you to review this Policy from time
to time to make sure that you understand how any Personal Information
you provide will be used. Your continued use of the Site following the
posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.


What Personal Information Do We Collect?

We may collect the following types of personal information

  • name;
  • mailing or street address;
  • email address;
  • telephone number;
  • facsimile number;
  • bank account and credit card information;
  • age or birth date;
  • profession, occupation or job title;
  • details of the products and services you have purchased from us or which
    you have enquired about, together with any additional information necessary
    to deliver those products and services and to respond to your enquiries;
  • any additional information relating to you that you provide to us directly
    through our websites or indirectly through use of our websites or online
    presence, through our representatives or otherwise; and
  • information you provide to us through our representatives from time to time.


How do We Collect Personal Information?

We collect your personal information directly from you unless it is unreasonable
or impracticable to do so. When collecting personal information from you,
we may collect in ways including:

  • through the Site;
  • during conversations between you and our representatives; or
  • when you complete an application or order form.

We may also collect personal information from third parties including from
marketing services providers, credit reporting agencies, law enforcement
agencies and other government entities.


Aggregate Information

From time to time, we may collect general, non-personal, statistical information
about the use of our Site, such as how many visitors visit a specific
page on the Site, how long they stay on that page and which hyperlinks,
if any, they “click” on. We collect this information through
the use of “cookies” and other tracking technologies, which
are discussed in greater detail below. We collect this information in
order to determine which areas of the Site are most popular and to enhance
the Site for visitors. We may group this information into aggregate visitor
data in order to describe the use of the website to our existing or potential
business partners, sponsors, advertisers, or other third parties, or in
response to a government request. However, please be assured that this
aggregate data will in no way personally identify you or any other visitors
to the Site.

  • Information Collected by Automated Means – Whenever you use the Site, we, as well as any of our third-party advertisers
    and/or service providers, may use a variety of technologies that automatically
    collect information about how the Site is accessed and used (
    Usage Information). Usage Information may include, in part, browser type, operating system,
    the page served, the time, how many users visited the Site, and the website
    you visited immediately before the Site. This statistical data provides
    us with information about the use of the Site, such as how many visitors
    visit a specific page on the Site, how long they stay on that page, and
    which hyperlinks, if any, they “click” on. Usage Information
    helps us to keep the Site fresh and interesting to our visitors and to
    tailor content to a visitor’s interests. Usage Information is generally
    non-identifying, but if we associate it with you as a specific and identifiable
    person, we treat it as Personal Information.
  • Device Identifiers – In the course of collecting Usage Information we may also collect your
    IP address, MAC Address or other unique identifier (each a
    Device Identifier) for the computer, mobile device, Wi-Fi card, or other technology (collectively
    Device) you use to access the Site. A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically
    assigned to your Device when you access a web site or its servers. Our
    computers identify your Device by its Device Identifier. When you visit
    the Sites, we may view your Device Identifier. We use this information
    to identify repeat visitors to our Site. We also may use this information
    to send you targeted advertisements and to enhance the Site. We may associate
    your Device Identifier with your Personal Information.

The technologies used on the Site, including Device Identifiers, to collect
Usage Information may include, without limitation:

  • Cookies – Cookies are data files placed on a Device when it is used to visit the
    Site. We may use cookies to collect and store certain information about
    you. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your
    web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until
    you delete them).
  • Web Beacons – We may also include web beacons (also known as web bugs, Internet tags,
    pixel tags, tracking pixels and clear GIFs) with the content and ads that
    we deliver to you, which we will use to collect information regarding
    your interaction with our content and ads. A web beacon is a transparent
    graphic image placed on a web page or in an email, which indicates that
    a page or email has been viewed or that an email has been forwarded. In
    addition, a web beacon allows third parties to obtain information such
    as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the
    beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time
    the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to
    view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party.
    A web beacon may also tell your browser to get content from another server.

Cookies and web beacons (together
Site Cookies) may enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance
the experience on our Site, track user actions/behavior on our Site and
track the effectiveness of ads.

ReachLocal

We also work with a company called ReachLocal, which assists us in advertising
our products and/or services. One of the products that we may purchase
from ReachLocal is a retargeting product, which enables ReachLocal to
show you advertisements for our Site when you visit other sites in the
ReachLocal network or in third-party networks. ReachLocal is able to do
this through the use of cookies that are provided by ReachLocal through
its third-party partners (
Advertising Cookies). The sole use of the Advertising Cookies is to show you advertisements
for our Site; they are not being used to target you in any other way.
Moreover, ReachLocal does not link or otherwise connect the information
in the Advertising Cookies to any Personal Information that you may have provided.

Please note that ReachLocal retains the ability to access all information
that is retained in the ReachLocal Platform for purposes of quality assurance
and campaign assessment. If you have any questions regarding ReachLocal
and/or the Advertising Cookies, you are encouraged to contact ReachLocal at
privacy@reachlocal.com.au

Analytics

We use products to analyse activity on our site. We use ReachLocal’s
tracking technology to understand how users use our Site so as to enhance
the user experience on our Site. If you wish to opt-out of ReachLocal’s
tracking technologies, go to
http://www.reachlocal.com/trackingopt-out


How Do We Use Your Information?

We will use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you
contacted us. We will also use your information as follows:

  • Registration – A user may need to first complete a registration form in order to use
    the Site. During registration, a user is required to give certain information
    (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact
    you about the products/services on our Site in which you have expressed
    interest. At your option, you may also provide demographic information
    (such as gender or age) about yourself, but it is not required.
  • Orders – We may request information from you on our order form. To buy from us,
    you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address)
    and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date).
    This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders.
    If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this contact information
    to contact you.
  • Surveys and contests – From time-to-time, our Site may request information via surveys or contests.
    Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and
    you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this
    information. Information requested may include contact information (such
    as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip
    code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners
    and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring
    or improving the use and satisfaction of this Site.
  • Customer Service – Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to
    tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this Policy.
  • Chat – Our Site may use chat functionality to enable direct communication with
    you through our Site. We will primarily use such information to assess
    your needs and to gain your contact information so that we may contact
    you to further discuss our products and/or services.


What happens if we can’t collect your personal information?

If you do not provide us with the personal information described above,
some or all of the following may happen:

  • we may not be able to provide the requested products or services to you,
    either to the same standard or at all;
  • we may not be able to provide you with information about products and services
    that you may want, including information about discounts, sales or special
    promotions; or
  • we may be unable to tailor the content of our Site to your preferences
    and your experience of our Site may not be as enjoyable or useful.


Do We Share Your Personal Information?

We will not trade, rent, share or sell your Personal Information to third
parties, unless you ask or authorise us to do so. Unless you ask or provide
your consent to do so, we will not share your Personal Information with
any third party outside of our organisation, other than with our service
providers, including as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship
an order. Only employees who need the Personal Information to perform
a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted
access to Personal Information. The computers/servers in which we store
Personal Information are kept in a secure environment.

We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers.
This is not linked to any Personal Information that can identify any individual person.

We will disclose Personal Information when we believe in good faith that
such disclosures (a) are required by law, including, for example, to comply
with a court order or subpoena, or (b) will help to: enforce our policies;
enforce contest, sweepstakes, promotions, and/or game rules; protect your
safety or security, including the safety and security of property that
belongs to you; and/or, protect the safety and security of our Site or
third parties. In addition, if Dwyer Law Group or all of its assets are
acquired, all of the data collected by us through the Site and through
other means and services provided by us would be among the transferred assets.


Your Privacy Rights — Access to and Control Over Personal Information

We offer you choices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your
Personal Information. If you receive promotional communications from us,
you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further promotional communications
from us and you will have the opportunity to “opt-out” by following
the unsubscribe instructions provided in the promotional email you receive
or by contacting us directly at the email address or phone number given
on our Site. We do not charge for this service, and your opt-out request
will be processed within 30 days of the date on which we receive it.

You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address
or phone number given on our Site:

  • See what personal information we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any Personal Information we have about you.
  • Have us delete any Personal Information we have about you.
  • Notify us if you do not want us to share your Personal Information for
    marketing and promotional purposes.


How to Opt-Out of Targeted Advertising

You can set most web browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or
you may choose to block cookies, though either of those actions may affect
the use of our Site. If you prefer to not receive targeted advertising,
you can opt out of some network advertising programs that use your information.
To do so please visit the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Opt-Out Page:
http://www.aboutads.info/choices/. Please note that even if you choose to remove your information (via opting
out), you will still see advertisements while you are browsing online.
However the advertisements you see may be less relevant to you and your
interests. Additionally, many network advertising programs allow you to
view and manage the interest categories they have compiled from your online
browsing activities. These interest categories help determine the types
of targeted advertisements you may receive. The DAA Opt-Out Page provides
a tool that identifies its member companies that have cookies on your
browser and provides links to those companies’ pages where you can
opt-out of receiving targeted advertisements from companies.

In addition, if you wish to opt out of any of the Advertising Cookies,
you can do this simply by navigating to
http://www.reachlocal.com/opt-out, which will take you to a web page where you will be able to opt out of
the Advertising Cookies currently used in connection with ReachLocal’s
remarketing product.


Does This Policy Apply to Other Websites Linked To Or From the Site?

The Site may contain links to other websites. Any Personal Information
you provide on linked pages or sites is provided directly to that third
party and is subject to that third party’s privacy policy. This Policy
does not apply to such linked sites, and we are not responsible for the
content or privacy and security practices and policies of these websites
or any other sites that are linked to or from the Site. We encourage you
to learn about their privacy and security practices and policies before
providing them with Personal Information.


Do we disclose your personal information to anyone outside Australia?

We may disclose personal information to our related bodies corporate and
third party suppliers and service providers located overseas for some
of the purposes listed above. We take reasonable steps to ensure that
the overseas recipients of your personal information do not breach the
privacy obligations relating to your personal information.

We may disclose your personal information to entities located outside of
Australia, including the following:

  • ReachLocal entities located outside of Australia and identified in their website
    www.reachlocal.com.au;
  • ReachLocal data hosting and other IT service providers located in the United
    States of America, India and Singapore; and
  • other third parties located in Singapore.


What Steps Do We Take To Protect Your Information?

We take measures designed to protect your Personal Information in an effort
to prevent loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration,
and destruction. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards
to protect Personal Information we process and maintain. Please be aware,
however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or
impenetrable and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against
any interception or other type of misuse. To protect the confidentiality
of Personal Information maintained in your account, you must keep your
password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are
responsible for all uses of the Site by any person using your password.
Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been misused.


Miscellaneous

This Policy and the privacy practices of Dwyer Law Group will be subject
exclusively to the laws of the State or Territory of Queensland.
Dwyer Law Group makes no representation that this Policy and our practices
comply with the laws of any other country or jurisdiction. Users of the
Site who reside outside of Australia do so on their own initiative and
are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local
laws are applicable.


Questions?

If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us at Suite 7, 37 Bundall Road, Bundall, QLD 4217, 07 5538 2766

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