Who we are

Our website address is: https://cogentlegal.com.au

This Website’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

The following cogentlegal.com.au website terms of use and privacy policy (‘Terms‘) apply to how you use this website the legal articles and discussions contained in it and the information that you share with this website. The company name for this website is Cogent Legal Pty Ltd with an ACN 638 946 620.

When your consent occurs: 

When you use or access this website, you have consented to the Terms of this website. If you do not agree with our Terms, please immediately halt any access or use of this website. Your use is through a revokable and non-transferable license from us and without charge in accordance with our Terms. However, this site is under a copyright and should not be reproduced without permission.

MOST IMPORTANT – Legal Advice is not provided through this websiteAccess to lawyers who may discuss your issues with you and provide such informed advice is provided.

The legal information, blogs articles, etc that may be found on this website are NEVER to be construed as legal advice to you. Any information provided is general in nature only and has no possible way of being provided with regard to your personal situation of circumstances. You must contact us directly if you would like legal advice and to become a client. Additionally, the practice of law is a constantly changing area while this website is not. Do not assume that this website has the most current, up to date or accurate information as it is not possible to update a law firm’s website as often as we would like to do so.

Use any information you find on this site at your own risk unless you contact us to discuss and become a client; we are not responsible for any loss that may arise from the use of this website.

Your kind words and Testimonials

If you provide us a testimonial as to the services that we provide to you, we reserve the right to reproduce that statement on this site or on a related social media site [like LinkedIn or Facebook].

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Posts or Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

The information you submit, such as your name, telephone number and email address will be retained by us and may be used to contact you. This may include contacting you with unsolicited offers or newsletters by us alone; as we do not sell or share your information with others.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact us with any other questions