north will not collect personal information unless the information is reasonably necessary for, or directly related to, one or more of the business’ functions or activities. This may include information regarding the financial position and whereabouts of an individual or business or other factual information necessary for north’s clients to make informed decisions. The nature of the personal information we collect will vary according to the nature of the matter for which we act on our client’s behalf and typically includes information such as an individual’s name, contact details, date of birth, gender, marital status, household information, occupation and employment information and financial information.
north will seek to collect personal information about an individual from that individual at first instance, except in circumstances where it is unreasonable or impracticable to do so. north will only collect information without the knowledge of the investigated individual when it is reasonably necessary for, or directly related to, one or more of north functions and activities.
Personal information may also be collected for north marketing purposes. north will not use nor disclose personal information without the person’s consent, unless: investigating suspected fraudulent or unlawful activity; it is required or authorised by law; it is required for law enforcement or; it is required for emergency reasons.