Privacy Policy

Lawmedia Pty Ltd (ABN 49 114 751 983) (“Lawmedia”) publishes the https://www.foodlegal.com.au website (“the Website”) and allied database information (“the Databases”) such as previous articles of FoodLegal Bulletin and food law compliance information or other information compiled by Lawmedia or the law firm of BALDWINS-FOODLEGAL and affiliates.


What this Privacy Policy Covers


  1. This Privacy Policy covers the Website and Databases.
  2. This Privacy Policy covers Lawmedia’s treatment of personally identifiable information that Lawmedia collects when you are on the Website, and when you use Lawmedia’s services.
  3. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Lawmedia does not own or control, or to people that Lawmedia does not employ or manage.

  4. Information Collection and Use


  5. Lawmedia collects personal information from you and in relation to your activities when it is reasonably necessary for a business purpose. This means Lawmedia collects it to supply you with the products and services you have asked for, and to provide you with the best possible service.
  6. Any information collected by Lawmedia may be used for the following general purposes:
    1. to fulfill your requests for certain products and services;
    2. to customise the content you see on our pages;
    3. to manage our business and comply with our legal obligations;
    4. to improve the systems, databases and content where possible;
    5. to analyse usage and commercialise statistical information.
  7. Usage of information collected by Lawmedia is subject to any specific Agreements signed by both Lawmedia and a Subscriber to FoodLegal InHouse™ or a client of FoodLegal or FoodLegal Direct™.

  8. The type of information Lawmedia collects


  9. Generally, Lawmedia collects personal information like your name, address, gender, occupation, position, location, contact details, payment details, financial information, interests, employment status and information about how and where you purchase and use our products.
  10. Lawmedia may collect this information in the following ways:
    1. Straight from you. Most of the personal information Lawmedia collects, such as your name and address, we collect directly from you. For example, you might fill out a form online, or give it by email or phone. Of course, you can choose not to provide your personal information or may just want to deal with Lawmedia anonymously. If this happens, Lawmedia may not be able to provide you with the product you've asked for or give you the level of service you expect.
    2. While you use Lawmedia’s services. Lawmedia may collect personal information and de-identified information during our relationship with you. For example, we may collect personal information when you use Lawmedia’s services.
    3. From online activity. Websites and digital platforms may contain digital identifiers. These include:
      • Site performance identifiers: these give us information about how our websites or apps are used. If you access Lawmedia services from a mobile or other device, this may include your device ID, device and software characteristics (such as type and configuration), geolocation data, and connection information.
      • Analytics cookies: we use these to gather statistics about our site and apps. For example, they help us monitor how many users are on the site or app, and what sections are most popular.
      • Advertising cookies: we use these cookies to improve our understanding of the kind of advertising that may be relevant to your aggregated segment.

      We use digital identifiers for a number of purposes, including enabling targeted advertising. It is important to know you can clear digital identifiers from your device and also disable future use of them by changing the security settings on your web browser or in apps. However, doing this might mean that parts of Lawmedia websites may not work as they should. Lawmedia also uses system information arising from your use of Lawmedia services for de-identified statistical analysis.
    4. From others. Other people or entities might give Lawmedia personal information about you. For example, Lawmedia might be given your personal information by your employer if you use our business services or products, or by your parent or guardian if you are under 18. Lawmeida may also collect personal information from other companies that are able to disclose it to us, if it's not practical to collect it from you. We will take reasonable steps to make sure you know we have your personal information, how we got it and how we'll handle it.
    5. Insights from analytics and research. Lawmedia may aggregate and process personal information and de-identified system information to generate new insights about our services. These insights are about overall patterns, and by applying privacy protection and aggregation techniques, Lawmedia ensures that these insights will not identify you.

  11. Information Sharing and Disclosure


  12. Lawmedia will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone other than any company or entity that may be or become a proprietor or owner for the time being of the Website or the Databases.
  13. Lawmedia works with third parties to provide some types of sales and business support. They may have access to systems that include your personal information. These companies are subject to strict controls that protect your information from unauthorised user or disclosure, and limit their access to your personal information to the extent necessary to do their job.
  14. Some of the parties mentioned above are located overseas, but again, we only give them secure access to the personal information they need to do their job. These overseas companies are involved in providing services like data storage, data analysis, targeted advertising and reporting, and customer and technical support. Lawmedia maintains effective control of your information at all times, including by ensuring that parties located overseas are subject to strict controls that limit access and subsequent handling of your information to the extent strictly necessary to perform the relevant function and protect your information from unauthorised use and disclosure.
  15. Lawmedia gives access to personal information where we are permitted or obliged to do so by Australian law. For example, in some circumstances we will use or disclose personal information to react to unlawful activity, serious misconduct, or to reduce or prevent a serious threat to life, health or safety. We are obliged to cooperate with law enforcement bodies in some circumstances. We may disclose personal information, including information about phone calls and service use, when we receive an access request or warrant that is authorised under Australian law.
  16. Aside from the above, Lawmedia will only disclose personal information to others if you have given Lawmedia permission, or if the disclosure relates to the main reason Lawmedia collected the information and you would reasonably expect us to do so.

  17. Security


  18. Some of the security measures Lawmedia use include:
    1. Firewalls and access logging tools that protect against unauthorised access to your data and our network;
    2. secure server and closed network environments;
    3. encryption of data in transit;
    4. virus scanning tools.
    These measures are robust, but security risks do change. Lawmedia will remain vigilant in our efforts to protect your personal information.

  19. How to access your personal information


  20. If you ask, Lawmedia will usually give you access to the personal information we hold about you. Lawmedia will always confirm your identity before giving access to your personal information. You can ask for access by calling Lawmedia on +613 9606 0022 or emailing mail@foodlegal.com.au.
  21. There are circumstances under Australian privacy laws where Lawmedia may not give you access to the personal information we hold about you. For example, Lawmedia cannot give you access if it would unreasonably affect someone else's privacy or if giving you access poses a serious threat to someone's life, health or safety.
  22. There is generally no cost for accessing the personal information Lawmedia holds about you, unless the request is complex or resource intensive. If there is a charge, it will be reasonable and Lawmedia will let you know what it is going to be so that you can agree to it before we go ahead.

  23. Jurisdiction


  24. These Terms and Conditions of Use are governed by the laws of Victoria, Australia, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law arising out of or relating to this agreement shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Victoria, Australia and you consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of these courts for the purpose of litigating any such action. If any part of these Terms and Conditions of Use is found to be invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed without affecting the remainder.

  25. Changes to this Privacy Policy


  26. Lawmedia may edit this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes we will notify you by at the Website.