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Jurisdiction and Other Points to Consider
If you use our site from locations outside of Australia, you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws.
To the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate WestlandSettlements.com.au and/or its affiliates' intellectual property rights, WestlandSettlements.com.au and/or its affiliates may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the State of Western Australia, Australia, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts.
Any other disputes will be resolved as follows:
If a dispute arises under this agreement, we agree to first try to resolve it with the help of a mutually agreed-upon mediator in the following location: Western Australia. Any costs and fees other than attorney fees associated with the mediation will be shared equally by each of us.
If it proves impossible to arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution through.
WESTLAND SETTLEMENT SERVICES PRIVACY AND DATA RETENTION POLICY
Westland Settlement Services endeavours to meet the required standards to protect your personal information in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
Westland Settlement Services will not normally collect any information about you unless you have given us authority to do so. We will generally collect your name, telephone number, email address, postal address, verifiable data and bank account details. In most cases this information will be collected directly from you. However, in some cases information may be collected from your Real Estate Agent, Financial Broker, Bank or other third parties. In every case we will endeavour to obtain your authority before obtaining this information. Personal information will only be required from you if you engage Westland Settlement Services to act as your settlement agent. The information obtained by Westland Settlement Services will be used for the purpose of completing settlement of your property on your behalf.
SECURITY OF THE INFORMATION
Westland Settlement Services maintains strict procedures to protect your personal information from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. We also use secure methods to destroy or re-identify personal information we no longer require as soon as the law permits.
Westland Settlement Services will not pass on the personal information you have given us without first asking your permission, unless we are required to do so by law.
PRIVACY NOTICE TO CLIENTS
The Privacy Act is legislation to which we as your conveyancer are subject, which governs the manner in which we collect and what we can do with your personal information.
In the course of acting on your behalf in your conveyancing transaction, we of course obtain a significant amount of personal information. This includes information such as names, addresses, dates of birth, banking details and other items by which you may be identified. As a firm, we subscribe to and abide by the National Privacy Principles. That sets out that we must keep your information confidential and only use it for the purposes required of us in carrying out our work.
As you may be aware, recent instances of identity theft have occurred, which have resulted in transaction being registered at Landgate when the owners of the property had not authorised those transactions. As a result of that, Landgate has introduced a range of measures, designed to improve the identification of parties to transactions and ensure as far as is possible, that transaction do not take place fraudulently.
As a result of this, we may be required to provide a great deal more information to Landgate than had traditionally been the case.
You may therefore be asked to provide us with copies of verifiable documents and data such as passports, drivers licences, credit cards, water rates bills or other identification documents so that we can comply with Landgate’s requirements. Landgate may also require us to provide copies of these documents to them, or to provide them with further information in our possession, such as bank account details, the destination of funds paid to you at settlement or other information they require to confirm the transaction to be genuine. It is also possible that as a result of Landgate’s requirements, information may need to be handed over at settlement which meets these requirements, and if may also be that we need to deliver this information to other people for it to be lodged at Landgate to enable your transaction to occur.
The purpose of this notice is to advise you that this is a potential requirement of Landgate, and that by complying with the same we will not be breaching the Privacy Act or the National Privacy Principles.
We wish to reiterate our commitment to keeping your information private in accordance with the National Privacy Principles, and to advise you of the use to which your information may well be put, in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act.
DATA RETENTION POLICY
Westland Settlements seeks to ensure that it retains only data necessary to effectively conduct its program activities and work in fulfilment of its mission. The need to retain data varies widely with the type of data and the purpose for which it was collected. Westland Settlements strives to ensure that data is only retained for the period necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected and is fully deleted when no longer required. This policy sets forth Westland Settlements’s guidelines on data retention and is to be consistently applied throughout the organisation.
This policy covers all data collected by Westland Settlements and stored on its owned or leased systems and media, regardless of location. It applies to both data collected and held electronically (including photographs, video and audio recordings) and data that is collected and held as hard copy or paper files. The need to retain certain information may be mandated by federal or local law, federal regulations and legitimate business purposes.
Westland Settlements retains only that data that is necessary to effectively conduct its program activities, fulfill its mission and comply with applicable laws and regulations. Reasons for data retention include: • Providing an ongoing service to the data subject (e.g. sending a newsletter, publication or ongoing program updates to an individual, ongoing training or participation in Westland Settlements’s programs, processing of employee payroll and other benefits) • Compliance with applicable laws and regulations associated with financial and programmatic reporting by Westland Settlements to its funding agencies and other donors • Compliance with applicable labor, tax and immigration laws • Other regulatory requirements • Security incident or other investigation • Intellectual property preservation • Litigation
Data destruction ensures that Westland Settlements manages the data it controls and processes it in an efficient and responsible manner. When the retention period for the data as outlined above expires, Westland Settlements will actively destroy the data covered by this policy. If an individual believes that there exists a legitimate business reason why certain data should not be destroyed at the end of a retention period, he or she should identify this data to his/her supervisor and provide information as to why the data should not be destroyed. Any exceptions to this data retention policy must be approved by Westland Settlements’s data protection offer in consultation with legal counsel. In rare circumstances, a litigation hold may be issued by legal counsel prohibiting the destruction of certain documents. A litigation hold remains in effect until released by legal counsel and prohibits the destruction of data subject to the hold.