Privacy Policy

Who we are

As highly regarded Geelong Lawyers, we obviously care about our clients’ privacy. As such, we are committed to maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of our client’s personal information.

Ben von Einem & Associates is an ‘APP entity’ within the meaning of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (“Privacy Act”), which means it is obliged to adhere to the Australian Privacy Principles when collecting, using and disclosing personal information.

We will keep your data secure at all times. We will not share it with anyone.

What personal data we collect and why we collect

Ben von Einem & Associates collects Personal Information about individuals, where the information is necessary to conduct its business.

The type of personal information Ben von Einem & Associates collects is the following details about you:

(a) name;

(b) residential address;

(c) date of birth;

(d) gender;

(e) bank details;

(f) employment or business;

(g) associations and affiliates, including trusts and companies;

(h) contact details, including email address and telephone numbers;

(i) relationships with individuals, including family members, friends and professionals;

(j) financial information;

(k) information about your legal matter;

(l) information collected via electronic communications and cookies, which may include internet protocol addresses, the time, date and place of the communication.

The Personal Information is collected when you:

(a) provide it to Ben von Einem & Associates;

(b) visit and browse Ben von Einem & Associates website;

(c) interact with Ben von Einem & Associates electronically, via social media (including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter); or

(d) contact Ben von Einem & Associates by email, telephone or facsimile.

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

As stated, this information is merely collected by us to conduct our business. We do not use your information for any other purpose.

Contact forms

The details you leave, via the ‘message’ section of our contact form, are sent directly to our administration email account. We use the information to contact you and determine what type of legal matter you require help with.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


What data does Google Analytics collect?

Google Analytics can collect a lot of data about how people use a website. At its most basic, it will collect:

– time of visit, pages visited, and time spent on each page of the webpages
– referring site details (such as the URI a user came through to arrive at this site)
– type of web browser
– type of operating system (OS)
– JavaScript support, screen resolution, and screen colour processing ability
– network location and IP address

Note that the Google Analytics Terms of Service prohibits the collection of personally identifiable data such as name, email address, or billing information.

Google Analytics reports that people visit your website, but does not personally identify who. The data collected is truncated, and reported as numbers only.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with anyone.

How long we retain your data

Ben von Einem & Associates will not retain any of your information for any longer than it is required by us or the law. Ben von Einem & Associates may also de-identify your information where applicable.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

We do not send your data anywhere.

Your contact information

Privacy Officer: Libby Hatton

Address: 1a, 242, Ryrie Street, Geelong, Victoria, 3220

Phone: 03 52 921 938


Additional information

How we protect your data

We use many typical measures like encryption and security software but we also train our staff in data protection.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We are obligated by law to notify all parties affected by the breach and to what extent your data could have been or has been affected. We will also help you restore it and make sure it never ever happens again.

What third parties we receive data from

Google Analytics gives us information about you and how you use our website.

Google Analytics doesn’t provide us with any personally identifying information about you, only your habits on our website.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

No automated decisions are made on user’s behalf.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

There are none.