Website Privacy Statement

Smith & Stanton Lawyers (“Smith & Stanton” or “we”) is committed to preserving and safeguarding your privacy. As part of this commitment, we want you to be fully aware of what happens to the personal information we collect through the Smith & Stanton website (the “Website”). Accordingly, this Website Privacy Policy sets out the manner in which we will collect, use, disclose and otherwise manage your personal information.


What is Personal Information?

“Personal Information” is information about an identifiable individual or information that allows an individual to be identified. It includes, but is not limited to: a person’s name, home address, telephone number, personal e-mail address(es), billing and account information, financial institution, employment information, medical information and information about a client’s legal issue(s).


Collection of Personal Information

You may visit our Website without providing any of your personal information to us. At this time, the only personal information that we collect through our Website is personal information that you voluntarily provide to us through the “Contact Us” portion of the Website, when you choose to send an e-mail to us at Smith & Stanton.

We may automatically collect generally anonymous information related to your use of our Website, such as the date and time you visit the Website and the pages you visit on the Website. Our server may also automatically collect information about the type of browser you use and the name of your Internet Service Provider.


Use of Personal Information

Any Personal Information you provide to us when you send us an email is only used solely to identify who you are and to respond to the purpose for which you submitted the message.

By providing Personal Information to Smith & Stanton, you agree and consent that we may use and disclose your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and any other applicable legislation. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not provide your Personal Information to Smith & Stanton. If you choose not to provide us with any required Personal Information, we may not be able to offer you those services.

In order to protect their own interests, individuals or organisation should not send confidential information to Smith & Stanton until they have had a direct discussion with a professional at the firm about retaining Smith & Stanton to provide legal services.

Smith & Stanton may disclose Personal Information to organisations that perform services on behalf of the firm. Personal Information will only be provided to such organisations if they agree to use such information solely for the purposes of providing services to Smith & Stanton and under the instruction of Smith & Stanton. Further, they must agree to act in a manner consistent with the relevant principles articulated in this policy.

Please note that there are circumstances where the use and/or disclosure of Personal Information may be justified or permitted or where our firm is obliged to disclose information without consent. Such circumstances include:

    • Where Smith & Stanton is required by law or by order or by requirement of a court, administrative agency or other governmental tribunal to disclose certain information;
    • Where Smith & Stanton believes, upon reasonable grounds, that disclosure is necessary to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of an identifiable person or group;
    • Where disclosure is necessary to establish or collect money owing to Smith & Stanton;
    • Where disclosure is necessary to permit Smith & Stanton to pursue available remedies or limit any damages that Smith & Stanton may sustain; or
    • Where the information is public.

Where obliged or permitted to disclose information without consent, Smith & Stanton will not disclose more information than is required.

Smith & Stanton’s keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Smith & Stanton in order to determine what Smith & Stanton services are most popular. This data is used to deliver customised content and advertising within Smith & Stanton to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.


Third Party Links

The Website may include links to third party websites. These linked sites have separate and independent privacy policies which we recommend you read carefully. We have no control over such sites and, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the manner in which the organisations that operate such linked sites may collect, use, disclose, or otherwise treat your personal information.


Security of Personal Information

Smith & Stanton endeavours to maintain adequate physical, procedural, and technical security with respect to its office and information storage facility so as to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorised disclosure, or modification of Personal Information. It is sometimes necessary to transport Personal Information to other location, such as Courts, Tribunals or meetings. We are careful to keep your Personal Information secure if and when it must leave our storage facility.

In terms of communicating Personal Information to Smith & Stanton, you should be aware that there is no method of transmitting or storing data that is completely secure. Mail, telephone calls, faxes, and transmissions over the Internet are all susceptible to possible loss, misrouting, interception, and misuse of information being communicated or transmitted. As a result, Smith & Stanton does not represent, warrant, or guarantee that Personal Information will be protected against loss, misuse, or alteration and does not accept any liability for Personal Information submitted by you, nor for your or third parties’ use or misuse of Personal Information.


Changes to the Privacy Policy

Smith & Stanton reserves the right to modify or supplement this Privacy Policy at any time. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to be informed of how Smith & Stanton is protecting your Personal Information.



If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at Smith & Stanton.