Privacy Policy and Personal Information Collection Statement ("Privacy Policy")

1. Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486) ("PDPO")

MinterEllison LLP complies with the PDPO in relation to the collection, holding, processing and use of Personal Data. Information on your rights under the PDPO may be obtained from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data: https://www.pcpd.org.hk

Personal Data means information from which it is possible to identify an individual person directly or indirectly.

2. Your Personal Data

Whenever you visit our website or contact us by sending messages on our website or by email, we may collect your Personal Data. For example, your Internet Protocol (IP) address will need to be recognised by our server and you may be invited to provide your Personal Data to us as indicated on our website. 

If you apply for a position at our firm or for an internship or a training contract, this will necessarily involve the collection of your Personal Data.

3. Collection and Use of Your Personal Data

We will only use your Personal Data for the purposes for which it was collected (or a directly related purpose) as specified at the time of collection or for other legitimate purposes as may be required, authorised or permitted by law.

If you submit your Personal Data to us to apply for a position via the Graduate Recruitment, Internships or Training Contracts sections of our website or to an email address specified in those sections, we will process such Personal Data solely for the purposes of assessing and processing your application and for recruitment purposes. If you commence work with us, your Personal Data will be included in our personnel records and used for the purposes of human resource management including but not limited to, provision of benefits, compensation and payroll; facilitating performance appraisals, promotion and career development activities; making tax returns; and the review of employment decisions.

It is obligatory for you to supply the Personal Data requested. If you do not provide the Personal Data, we may not be able to process your application or provide you with information or services.

4. Retention of Personal Data

We retain your Personal Data only for as long as it is required for the purposes for which it was collected, after which it will be deleted.

5. Security

We take all practicable steps to ensure the security of your Personal Data.

6. Transfer and Disclosure of Personal Data

Your Personal Data may be transferred to colleagues in our associated offices in Australia for the purposes for which the Personal Data was collected (or a directly related purpose). specified at the time of collection.

Save for the above and except where we are required to do so by law, all Personal Data will be kept confidential and will not be disclosed to any third party without your express consent.

7. Data Access Request

Under the PDPO you have a right to request access to, and to request correction of, your Personal Data. If you wish to exercise these rights, please complete the "Data Access Request Form" specified by the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data and forward it to our Data Protection Officer/Talent Officer, MinterEllison LLP. 32/F., Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong SAR. We are entitled to charge a reasonable fee for responding to a data access request.

8. Updates to and Agreement with Privacy Policy

We will update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in the legislation.

By using this website, you agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy.