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Privacy Policy


Layburn Hodgins complies with the New Zealand Privacy Act 1993 (the Act) when dealing with your personal information.  Personal information is information about an identifiable individual (a natural person).

This policy sets our how we will collect, use, disclose and protect your personal information.  It should be read in conjunction with our Terms of Engagement and/or Website Terms.

This policy does not limit or exclude any of your rights under the Act.  If you wish to seek further information on the Act, refer to

Changes to the Policy

We may review this policy from time to time to take account of changes in laws and technology and changes to our business operations.   Any changes to this policy will be uploaded as a revised policy onto our website and the change will apply from the date that we upload the revised policy.

Who do we collect personal information from?

We collect personal information from :

  1. You, when you provide that personal information to us;
  2. Third parties where you have authorised this or the information is publicy available.

What types of information does Laybury Hodgins collect?

In general, the types of information Layburn Hodgins collects and holds includes (but is not limited to) names, addresses, contact details, occupations and other information that is required by us in conducting our business, providing and marketing our services and meeting our legal obligations.

If personal information that Layburn Hodgins requests is not provided, we may not be able to supply you with the relevant service or product you have engaged us to supply.

How do we collect your personal information?

Layburn Hodgins will generally collect personal information from you by way of (but not limited to) , face-to-face meetings, business cards, telephone conversations, e-mails, internet including your use of our social media pages (eg. facebook, linkedin, twitter), our website and from third parties.

In some circumstances Layburn Hodgins may be provided with personal information about an individual from a third party, for example a report provided by a professional or a reference from another person.

Layburn Hodgins collects information from our website through receiving client assessment forms and emails.  We also use third parties to analyse traffic at that website, which may involve the use of cookies.

How do we use and disclose your personal information?

Layburn Hodgins may use and disclose your personal information for the primary purpose for which it is collected, for reasonably expected secondary purposes which are related to the primary purpose and in other circumstances authorised by the Privacy Act.

In general, Layburn Hodgins uses and discloses your personal information for the following purposes:

  1. To verify your identity;
  2. To conduct our business;
  3. To provide and market our services to you;
  4. To respond to communications from you, including a complaint;
  5. To purchase from you;
  6. To comply with our legal obligations;
  7. To improve the services and products that we provide to you;
  8. To undertake credit checks of you (if necessary)
  9. To invoice you and collect money that you owe to us, including authorising and processing credit card transactions;
  10. To conduct research and statistical analysis;
  11. For any other purpose authorised by you or the Act.

Layburn Hodgins may disclose your personal information to:

  1. Other companies or individuals who assist us in providing services who perform functions on your behalf (for example a barrister);
  2. Other companies or individuals who support our services and products, including any person that hosts or maintains and underlying IT system or data centre that we use to provide the website or other services or products;
  3. A credit reference agency for the purpose of credit checking you;
  4. Courts, tribunals, Inland Revenue and regulatory authorities;
  5. Other third parties (for anonymised statistical information);
  6. Any person authorised by the Act or another law.
  7. Any other person authorised by you.

How we manage and protect your personal information

The Privacy Act requires Layburn Hodgins to take reasonable steps to protect the security of personal information safe from loss, unauthorised activity, or other misuse. 

Where Layburn Hodgins no longer requires your personal information for a permitted purpose under the Privacy Act, we will take reasonable steps to destroy it.

How do we keep personal information accurate and up-to-date?

Subject to certain grounds for refusal set out in the Act, you have the right to access your readily retrievable personal information that we hold and to request a correction of your personal information.  Before you exercise this right, we will need evidence to confirm that you are the individual to whom the personal information relates.