Website Privacy Statement

General


In accordance with Victorian Government policy and legislation, Alfred Health protects the privacy of personal and health information it holds and uses it only for the purposes intended.
This Privacy Statement explains how your personal information (being information capable of identifying you as an individual) will be treated as you access and interact with this website.  The practices outlined in this Privacy Statement are subject to any rights Alfred Health may have to handle personal information in accordance with law.

Collection of your personal information


The personal information we collect may include any information you submit via this website.  Email messages you submit via this site may include personal information such as name, email address and telephone number.
This site uses visitor logs to automatically record non-personal data, which does not identify specific users.  To the extent that any data could identify you, we will not attempt to do so unless required by law.  De-identified data from the visitor logs may be used to update and improve this website and for statistical purposes only.

Use and disclosure of your personal information

We may use or disclose personal information that we collect about you for purposes including the following:

  • for the purpose that we have collected it;
  • for a purpose related to our research, planning, service development, security or testing;
  • for a purpose connected with the operation, administration, development or enhancement of this website;
  • where we suspect that fraud or unlawful activity has been, is being or may be engaged in; and
  • any other purpose required or authorised by law.

Information from email messages you submit will not be added to any mailing lists nor disclosed to any other party without your knowledge and consent, unless required by law.

Security of information

We strive to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personal information submitted to this website.  We will take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information you transmit to us.  However, we cannot ensure that data transmitted over the Internet is totally secure. We are not responsible for events arising from unauthorised access to your personal information.  If you are concerned about conveying sensitive material to us over the Internet, you might prefer to contact us by telephone or mail.
We will store and dispose of information on this website in accordance with our obligations under the Public Records Act 1973 (Vic).

Links to external websites

This Privacy Statement does not extend beyond this website.  We accept no responsibility for the content of a website beyond our control.  When following links to other sites from this website, we recommend that you read the privacy statement of that site to familiarise yourself with its privacy practices.

Access to information


In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic), you have the right to request access to your personal information held by Alfred Health.  If there is information in the record which is incorrect, you have the right to request that it be corrected.