Innovation Lawyers Privacy Policy

Innovation Lawyers is a trademark of Business Attorneys, Sydney. The firm’s principal is Michael Hutson, admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Courts of NSW and Qld and to the High Court of Australia.

In this policy, the term ‘Innovation Lawyers’ and the use of terms like ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’ refers collectively to Business Attorneys.

Collection of Personal Information

In carrying on our business, we collect personal information that may identify you and that may include information or opinions about you from third parties.

This information might include for example, your name, job title, date of birth, gender, residential address, email address, mobile phone number. Also, this information might include details collected when you use our websites such as the details of the computer you use (i.e. IP address, domain name and browser), the date and time of access and the details of the information downloaded. If you provide us with someone else’s personal information, you should have their consent or authority to do so. You should also take reasonable steps to inform them of matters set out in this privacy policy.

If you do not give us the information we ask for, it may affect our ability to meet our obligations to you.

Use and Disclosure

We use your personal information for the purpose for which it was collected and related purposes including, for example:

  • Providing our services to you;
  • Managing our relationships with you;
  • Marketing our services including informing you and others about news, events, products and services that may interest you or them;
  • Assisting our internal business operations, for example managing conflicts of interests, conducting research, surveys and seeking your feedback;
  • As part of actual or proposed sales and acquisitions of businesses or entering into alliances, franchises, arrangements, joint ventures and referred agreements;
  • Any other business related purpose.

We may disclose your personal information for the purpose for which it was collected and other purposes including, for example:

  • As required under legislation including the Australian Privacy Principles;
  • To our external service providers so they can assist with the operation of our business (for example, software and internet providers, copying and mail houses, storage facilities, security companies and locksmiths, insurers, auditors and lawyers) some or all of which may be located overseas;
  • Within our group of companies and businesses.

We may store, process or backup your personal information on servers that are located in Australia (including through third party providers).

Information Security

We take reasonable steps to protect all information that we hold (including your personal information) from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure where the personal information is in our hands. However, where we disclose information as required by law or as contemplated by this policy, we are not responsible for the way that information may be used by other parties. In the case of information we hold in electronic form, we store this information in secure premises and in databases requiring logins and passwords.

Access and Correction

You may request access to, and correction of the personal information we hold about you.

We may refuse access or correction if permitted or obliged by law. We might for example refuse correction of information containing opinions of third parties because the information is owned by a third party and we are not permitted by it or the law to correct the information as requested.

Contact and Complaints

You can contact us about this policy, including making a complaint, using this email address If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint, you can refer your complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.