Australia Website Privacy Notice
Website Privacy Notice applies to this website which is operated
by Keratoconus Australia Inc A0039546H ABN 80 683 325 208
under the domain name keratoconus.asn.au (“Website”).
Australia Inc and its volunteers (“we”,
“us”) are committed to protecting the privacy
of your personal information and fully complying with the
Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). This Website Privacy Notice explains
how personal information will be treated as you access and
interact with this Website.
this Website Privacy Notice refers to “personal information”,
it means information about an individual from which their
identity is apparent, or can reasonably be ascertained. An
individual’s name and address are examples of personal
only collect personal information that is necessary for our
functions and activities. We will not collect personal information
in an unfair, unlawful or unreasonably intrusive manner.
we try to collect personal information directly from you,
however there are certain situations in which we may collect
personal information about you from someone else. In either
case, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are
aware of the purposes for which the information is collected.
certain circumstances we may collect sensitive information
such as health information. We will only collect this information
with your consent or otherwise in accordance with the law.
personal information about you which we may collect through
this Website includes:
information collected when
you register or update an online profile, which may include
personal information such as your name and contact details;
the content of electronic
forms you submit via this Website, requesting us to provide
services or information, or take actions; and
any messages or comments you
submit to us via this Website or by email, which may
include personal information such as name, email address and
may browse some information-only areas of this Website without
providing any personal information, however we may not be
able to provide particular services through this Website if
we are not provided with the information outlined above.
common with many commercial websites we collect aggregated
information which tells us about visitors to this Website
but not the identity of those visitors. This is done using
Netscape Hitometer, which collects information about the date,
time and duration of visits and which pages of this Website
are most commonly accessed. This information is used by us
to help to administer and improve the Website.
Website itself does not use “cookies”, nor does
our web hit tracker according to its supplier, eXTReMe digital.
To the best of our knowledge, eXTReMe digital does not collect
any personal information from you when you use this Website.
For more on eXTReMe digital’s privacy practices, please
see their privacy
policy. With most Internet browsers, users can erase
cookies from their computer’s hard drive, block all
cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. However,
some parts of this Website may not function fully for users
that disallow cookies.
and disclosure of information
will use or disclose personal information that we collect
through the Website for purposes related to the purpose(s)
for which we collected it or where you have consented to the
use or disclosure. Related purposes for which personal information
may be used or disclosed include the following:
subject to the Privacy Act
1988, to provide you with information relating to Keratoconus
Australia Inc, unless you have previously advised us that
you do not wish to be contacted for those purposes;
providing support for people
with keratoconus and their families through regular group
meetings, help lines, individual counselling and the dissemination
purposes related to our research,
planning, security, testing and risk management; and
purposes connected with the
operation, administration, development or enhancement of this
appreciate that your personal health information is particularly
sensitive, and we treat this information as confidential.
We will only disclose this information to third parties where
you consent, where we are required to do so by law or where
the information has been de-identified to mask your identity.
we handle email and "Contact us" messages
may preserve the content of any email or "Contact us"
or other electronic message that we receive. Any personal
information contained in those messages will only be used
or disclosed in ways set out in this Website Privacy Notice.
The message content may be monitored by our service providers
or our employees for purposes including troubleshooting, compliance
auditing and maintenance or where email abuse is suspected.
Website may, from time to time, contain links to the websites
of other organisations which may be of interest to you. Linked
websites are responsible for their own privacy practices and
you should check those websites for their respective privacy
use a number of mechanisms to protect the security and integrity
of personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission
over the Internet can be guaranteed as completely secure.
So while we strive to protect such information, we cannot
ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted
to us and individuals do so at their own risk. Once any personal
information comes into our possession, we will take reasonable
steps to protect that information from misuse and loss and
from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
you wish to request access to any personal information which
we hold about you as a result of our information collection
practices outlined in this Website Privacy Notice, please
contact us using the "Contact details" set out below.
Please provide as much detail as you can about the particular
information you seek, in order to help us retrieve it. An
access fee may be charged to cover our costs of providing
the information to you, and we will need to verify your identity
before providing access.
always take reasonable steps to make sure that the personal
information we collect, use and disclose is accurate, complete
you have any questions or feedback about privacy, wish to
make a query about your personal information or complaint
about the way in which we have handled your personal information,
you may contact us as set out below:
0409 644 811
Box 1109, Hawksburn, Victoria 3142
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1 - Date of Publication 26 March 2002