A VIRTUAL CLINIC WITH AVAILABLE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
A VIRTUAL CLINIC WITH AVAILABLE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
The types of personal information we collect and hold
The types of personal information we may collect and hold includes (but is not limited to) personal information about:
You are not obliged to provide personal information to us. However, in many cases, if you do not provide your personal information to us, we may not be able to supply the relevant product or service that you have requested from us.
It may be necessary from time to time to collect sensitive information about you. Sensitive information includes without limitation information relating to your:
We will only use Sensitive Information in accordance with the Australian law and for the purposes for which it is provided. Any Sensitive Information that we collect will be automatically de-identified and will remain so unless you elect to disclose it to us or another party such as a Health Practitioner, or unless we state otherwise at the time of collection. We may use your Sensitive Information for the purposes of providing the Services to you, in particular facilitating meaningful consultations with Health Practitioners.
Health Practitioners may store Patient records on the Platform. In such circumstances, the information contained in the Patient’s records will be treated with strict confidentiality, and will only be accessible by your elected Health Practitioner.
How personal information is collected and held by us
We collect personal and/or sensitive information in the following ways:
We store personal and sensitive information in computer storage facilities and paper-based files. We take steps to protect your personal information against loss, unauthorised access, use modification or disclosure. Some examples of the steps we take to protect your information include:
Collection of information through activity
Information that may identify you as a user may be gathered during your access with our Platform.
Our Platform may include pages that use ‘cookies’. A cookie is a unique identification number that allows the server to identify and interact more effectively with your computer. The cookie assists us in identifying what our users find interesting on our Platform.
A cookie may be allocated each time you use our Platform. The cookie does not identify you as an individual in our data collection process, however it does identify your Internet Service Provider.
Analytics and Anonymisation
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Platform and services will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in your country of residence. Google will use the information on behalf of us for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Platform and services, compiling reports on activity for us and providing us with other services relating to activity and internet usage. The IP address that your browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of these cookies via the settings in your browser as explained above. You can also opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics in the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl+en
The purposes for which we collect, hold, use and disclose personal information
We collect, hold, use and disclose personal information for a variety of business purposes including:
We also collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information to:
If you do not wish to disclose your personal information for the purpose of direct marketing or you would like to opt-out of receiving direct marketing communications, you can do so by contacting the us using the contact details set out below, or by following the instructions to unsubscribe which are contained in a communication that you receive from us.
Third Party Service Providers
We may disclose your personal information to third parties who work with us in our business to promote, market or improve the services that we provide, including:
We may also combine your personal information with information available from other sources, including the entities mentioned above, to help us provide better services to you.
Where we do share information with third parties, we require that there are contracts in place that only allow use and disclosure of personal information to provide the service and that protect your personal information in accordance with Australian law. Otherwise, we will disclose personal information to others if you've given us permission, or if the disclosure relates to the main purpose for which we collected the information and you would reasonably expect us to do so.
How we handle requests to access your information
You have a right to request access to your personal and/or sensitive information which we hold about you and to request its correction. You can make such a request by contacting us using the contact details set out in this policy.
We will respond to any such request for access as soon as reasonably practicable. Where access is to be given, we will provide you with a copy or details of your information in the manner requested by you where it is reasonable and practicable to do so.
We will not charge you a fee for making a request to access your information. However, we may charge you a reasonable fee for giving you access to your information.
In some cases, we may refuse to give you access to the information you have requested or only give you access to certain information. If we do this, we will provide you with a written statement setting out our reasons for refusal, except where it would be unreasonable to do so.
How we handle requests to correct your information
We will take such steps (if any) as are reasonable in the circumstances to make sure that the personal and/or sensitive information we collect, use or disclose is accurate, complete, up to date and relevant.
If you believe the information we hold about you is inaccurate, irrelevant, out of date or incomplete, you can ask us to update or correct it. To do so, please contact us using the contact details listed below.
How to contact us or make a complaint
We will acknowledge and investigate any complaint about the way we manage personal information as soon as practicable. We will take reasonable steps to remedy any failure to comply with our privacy obligations.