Protecting the Privacy of your Personal Information

In complying with the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000, PivotWest has developed a Privacy Policy that governs its handling of personal information. Personal information means information or an opinion (including information or an opinion forming part of a database), whether true or not, and whether recorded in a material form or not, about an individual whose identity is apparent, or can reasonably be ascertained, from the information or opinion. (p57 Guidelines on Privacy in the Private Health Sector, Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner - October 2001)

Our Privacy Policy governs:

  • what personal information is being collected;
  • who is collecting personal information;
  • how personal information is used;
  • to whom and under what circumstances personal information is disclosed; and
  • how personal information is stored.

 

In most circumstances, GP Foundation will:

  • only collect personal information about you with your consent (unless legally required or authorised to do otherwise);
  • collect your personal information directly from you (where possible and practicable);
  • only collect personal information about you that is necessary and relevant to the functions and/or programs of PivotWest;
  • use staff to collect your information who are appropriately trained and have a specific role in the purpose for which your personal information is being collected;
  • only use your personal information for the purpose for which it is collected or for a directly related secondary purpose that you would expect your personal information to be used for (unless legally required or authorised to do otherwise);
  • provide you with access to your personal information (unless legally required or authorised to do otherwise).
  • only disclose your personal information to a third party with your consent, or where you expect such disclosure, or where we are legally required or authorised to do so;
  • take reasonable steps to keep your personal information complete, current and accurate;
  • take reasonable steps to ensure personal information about you is kept secure.
GP Foundation provides the following advice to users about the collection, use, disclosure and storage of personal information.

The aim of this advice is to inform users of this site about:

  • what personal information is being collected
  • who is collecting personal information
  • how personal information is being used
  • access to personal information collected on this site; and
  • security of personal information collected on this site

 

1. What personal information is being collectedUnless this website asks for specific personal information in order to respond to requests for information or to register users for particular services, only the following information is collected when you use this site:

  • your server address
  • your top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uketc)
  • date and time of your visit to the site
  • pages you accessed and the documents downloaded
  • type of browser you are using

 

This information is collected for statistical purposes and to improve the navigation functions of our website.

2. Who is collecting personal informationThe above information is collected by our Internet Service Provider, TPG Pty Ltd. Where this site specifically asks for your personal information (for example to respond to requests for information or to register users for particular services), your personal information will only be collected by staff of this company with responsibility for responding to such requests or administrating such registrations.

3. How is personal information usedPersonal information collected on this website will only be used for the purposes stated at the time of collection. Your personal information will not be added to a mailing list or used for any other purpose without your consent.

4. CookiesThis website only uses session cookies and only during a search query of the website. Our Internet Service Provider has assured us that no cookies are employed on this website except for those associated with the search engine. The website statistics for this site are generated from the web logs as outlined above.


Upon closing your browser the session cookie set by this website is destroyed and no personal information is maintained which might identify you should you visit our website at a later date. Cookies can be either "persistent" or "session" based. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer, contain an expiration date, and may be used to track your browsing behaviour upon return to the issuing website. Session cookies are short-lived, are used only during a browsing session, and expire when you quit your browser.

5. Access to personal information collected on this siteUnless required by law to do so GP Foundation Ltd will only disclose personal information collected on this site to a third party if consent has been provided.

6. Security of personal information collected on this siteThis site does not provide facilities to guarantee the secure transmission of information across the Internet. Whilst reasonable efforts are used to provide security, users should be aware that there are inherent risks in the transmission of information across the Internet.

7. Delivery PolicyThis Website is purely used to accept donations and there is no product delivery at this time. For further information about our Privacy Policy please contact GP Foundation on 03 8397 9907.

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