Rutledge aknowledges and adheres to Privacy Legislation. The legislation requires organisations such as Rutledge to comply with National Privacy Principles which are set out in the legislation. The National Privacy Principles establish minimum standards in relation to the collection, holding, use, disclosure, management, access, correction and disposal of personal information about natural persons, including employees. The legislation is designed to prevent organisations from retaining personal information that is not necessary for their functions or activities. Organisations are also prohibited from acting deceptively while collecting information, and in general, information should only be used for the purpose of which it was collected.