Privacy Policy


Axe Legal (ABN 72 257 481 636) is a pre-eminent Australian legal partnership providing legal services in Australia. 


Axe Legal (“we”, “us”, “our”) is committed to protecting your personal data. Please read this privacy policy carefully. It sets out how and why we uses your personal data when you:

  • access our website;
  • request our services;
  • engage with us.

This privacy notice does not apply to any third-party websites, plug-ins or applications to which you may be directed from our website. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We encourage you to read the privacy policies/notices on any other websites you visit. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third parties and your use of those websites is at your own risk.


Personal data we collect about you


(Contact Information) We collect personal data such as your name, title, position, the company you work for, your postal address, email address and phone number. We may also ask about your relationship to another person, for example to establish any conflict of interest that might exist. We require the above information in order to engage with you.


(Identification and Verification) We may ask for:

  • your passport or other official document to verify your identity;
  • other information relating to your background such as any directorships/financial interests you have.

We may also find information about you from other sources, such as from:

  • carefully selected third party background screening providers;
  • publicly available registers/websites where you have voluntarily made such data available (e.g. LinkedIn).

We require this information as part of our business acceptance processes and to comply with our legal obligations.


(Automated Interactions) As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect personal data from your device by using cookies and other similar technologies. Processing such information is necessary for us to pursue our legitimate interests in improving our website and providing a more relevant service to our clients.  


Why we collect your personal data


We need the above-mentioned personal data because it is necessary:

  • to provide services to/otherwise engage with you and to develop our business, but only in circumstances where these interests are not outweighed by the need to protect your privacy; and
  • to collect and use personal data to perform a contract with you or your organisation. For example, your instruction to us may contain personal data of staff, customers and/or other third parties. Without this information, we cannot enter into the contract.


Who we share your personal data with


We may share information that you have provided to us as necessary with certain third parties such as service providers acting on our behalf who will use the data to provide the service. These may include:

  • insurers;
  • IT service providers;
  • background screening providers;
  • barristers;
  • translators;
  • accountants;
  • tax advisers.

We may also share your personal data with a purchaser or potential purchaser of our business. In some circumstances, we may have to disclose your personal information for legal or regulatory purposes, such as where:

  • a court;
  • the police;
  • other law enforcement agency or regulatory body,

has asked us for it.


How we keep your personal data secure


We will securely hold your personal data in accordance with our privacy policy. These include appropriate physical and technological security measures, such as access controls and careful selection of staff and third-party service providers.


How long will we keep your personal data


Your personal data will be retained in line with legal and regulatory retention periods. At the end of any retention period, your personal data will either be securely deleted in its entirety or anonymised so that you can no longer be identified from that data. 


Your rights over your personal data


Depending on the country where you are based and subject to certain exceptions and limitations you may have various legal rights in relation to your personal data, as set out in this section.

You can ask us to:

  • provide a copy of your personal data (subject to the privacy rights of other people and the information already provided to you in applicable privacy notices);
  • correct any inaccuracies in your personal data by informing us to make the necessary changes;
  • modify or withdraw your consent for the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data (see section 4 “On what legal basis do we use your personal data?” above);
  • delete your personal data where there is no lawful justification for us to retain it.

You may exercise or enquire about the above rights by contacting our data protection team by emailing [email protected]


How can you contact us


We hope this privacy notice has been helpful in setting out the way we handle your personal data and your rights to control it. This privacy notice sets out most of your rights under relevant laws, but not necessarily every right you have.


If you have any concerns, requests related to, among others, the exercise of your rights, complaints or questions that haven’t been covered, please visit our Contact Us page or email us at [email protected]




You have a right to make a complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) at any time. 


Changes to this privacy notice


This privacy policy was last updated in February 2022. We may change this privacy policy from time to time by updating this page.