This policy describes the way the AHA collects, holds and discloses personal information. Personal information is information that identifies you or could identify you. The AHA is subject to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), including the Australian Privacy Principles. The AHA may vary this policy from time to time, by posting an updated policy accessible at www.hepatologyassociation.com.au.
Protecting personal information is fundamental to the AHA’s relationship with its clients. All personal information received in connection with a the AHA product or service, or in the conduct of the AHA’s business, is therefore treated seriously, having regard to the AHA’s legal obligations.
You need not disclose your identity to the AHA to visit the AHA website, except where personal information is voluntarily supplied, however the AHA internet server may automatically record details about any computer used to access the website (such as the IP address, domain name and browser type), the date and time of access, and details of the information downloaded. This information is used for internal statistical purposes and to improve the AHA online experience.
The AHA may use “cookies” on the AHA website. A cookie is a small text file that the AHA website may place on your computer. Usually, cookies are used as a means for our website to remember your preferences and are thus designed to improve your experience of the AHA website. Cookies may collect and store personal information about you.
You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is sent. Each browser is different; so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
When you visit and browse the AHA website, our website host and some third party service providers may collect information for statistical, reporting and maintenance purposes.
AHA uses website analytic services to help analyse how you use the AHA website (Website Analytics). Website Analytics generate statistical and other information about website use by means including but not limited to cookies which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated is used to create reports about the use of the AHA website. Our third party providers of these services may store this information. The AHA will not (and will not allow any third party to) use Website Analytics to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to the AHA website. The AHA will not associate any data gathered from the AHA website with any personally identifying information from any source as part of the AHA’s use of Website Analytics.
Generally, the AHA collects personal information directly from your use of the AHA’s website and any registration you make to receive information, including via email. The personal information which the AHA collects and hold includes:
In addition, you may also provide to us and we may collect and hold additional personal information, such as:
If you do not give personal information to the AHA, it may affect the ability of the AHA to provide you with products and/or services.
Where we engage with you multiple times over a short period in relation to the same matter, we may not provide you with a separate notice about privacy each time we engage with you.
During the course of business, the AHA may also collect personal information that is given to them by a third party (for example, a corporate partner of the AHA or information that is on a publicly maintained record). This information forms part of the personal information described in this policy. The AHA will not intentionally solicit personal information that is unintentionally disclosed.
This may happen if our service providers are located overseas, or if transactions, information, services or products have an overseas connection. Where such parties are located overseas, you may have rights to enforce such parties’ compliance with applicable data protection laws, but you may not have recourse against those parties under the Australian Privacy Act in relation to how those parties treat your personal information.
The AHA collects, holds, uses and discloses your personal information for purposes including, without limitation:
The AHA may also disclose personal information where it is otherwise permitted to do so by law.
You consent to the AHA using your personal Information for sending you information, including promotional material, about AHA’s products and services, as well as the products and services of third parties, now and in the future. You also consent to us sending you such information by means of direct mail, email, SMS and MMS messages. You can contact us using the contact details specified in paragraph 9 if you do not want to receive marketing information from us.
The AHA does not otherwise disclose personal information without your permission, unless the disclosure is:
The AHA will take reasonable steps to protect all personal information within their direct control from misuse, interference, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. The AHA will take reasonable steps to hold information securely in electronic or physical form in access controlled premises or in electronic databases requiring logins and passwords.
An individual may:
by contacting AHA Privacy Officer by email at email@example.com
You will be required to provide proof of identity in order to obtain access to your personal information. The AHA may charge a fee where access is provided. The AHA may refuse to provide access if permitted to do so by law. The AHA aims to provide access to your personal information within 30 days of a valid request.
At all times, privacy complaints:
The AHA’s Privacy Officer will commence an investigation into your complaint. You will be informed of the outcome of your complaint within a reasonable period of time following completion of the investigation.