PRIVACY POLICY

INFECTED BLOOD AUSTRALIA IS COMMITTED TO PROTECTING THE PRIVACY OF INDIVIDUALS AND CONTINUES TO ADVOCATE FOR CONSUMER PRIVACY RIGHTS.

THERE ARE OCCASIONS WHERE INFECTED BLOOD AUSTRALIA COLLECTS PERSONAL INFORMATION, INCLUDING SENSITIVE HEALTH INFORMATION, FROM INDIVIDUALS IN ORDER TO FULFILL ITS ROLE AS AUSTRALIA’S SUPPORT GROUP FOR VICTIMS OF OUR NATIONS WORST PUBLIC HEALTH DISASTER, CONTAMINATED BLOOD. IN HANDLING PERSONAL INFORMATION, INFECTED BLOOD AUSTRALIA COMPLIES WITH THE NATIONAL PRIVACY PRINCIPLES SET OUT IN THE PRIVACY ACT 1988.

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION AND HEALTH INFORMATION:

INFECTED BLOOD AUSTRALIA COLLECTS PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT ITS MEMBERS, ADVOCATES, VOLUNTEERS, STAFF AND POTENTIAL STAFF, STAKEHOLDERS AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS WHO FROM TIME TO TIME CONTACT INFECTED BLOOD AUSTRALIA FOR ADVICE OR PARTICIPATE IN INFECTED BLOOD AUSTRALIA EVENTS.

THE INFORMATION MAY INCLUDE BOTH PERSONAL INFORMATION (SUCH AS NAME, CONTACT DETAILS AND MEMBERSHIP DATA) AND, IN SOME CASES, HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT AN INDIVIDUAL. FOR EXAMPLE, HEALTH INFORMATION MAY BE COLLECTED WHERE THE INDIVIDUAL WISHES TO PROVIDE THIS TO SUPPORT AN APPLICATION FOR REPRESENTATION.

ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION IS COLLECTED WITH THE CONSENT OF THE INDIVIDUAL, AND WHERE POSSIBLE, DIRECTLY FROM THE INDIVIDUAL THEMSELVES. AT THE TIME OF COLLECTION INDIVIDUALS ARE INFORMED ABOUT WHY THE INFORMATION IS BEING COLLECTED, HOW IT WILL BE USED AND WHOM IT MAY BE PASSED ON TO.

AT TIMES, INFECTED BLOOD AUSTRALIA MAY COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM A SOURCE OTHER THAN THE INDIVIDUAL (FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN IT IS GIVEN TO INFECTED BLOOD AUSTRALIA BY A THIRD PARTY). INFECTED BLOOD AUSTRALIA WILL, AS SOON AS PRACTICAL AFTER THE TIME OF COLLECTION, INFORM THE INDIVIDUAL THAT THE INFORMATION HAS BEEN COLLECTED, HOW IT WILL BE USED AND WHOM IT MAY BE PASSED ON TO. IF THE INFORMATION IS NOT REQUIRED, OR THE INDIVIDUAL DOES NOT WISH IT TO BE RETAINED, IT WILL BE REMOVED FROM OUR RECORDS.

USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

PERSONAL INFORMATION HELD BY INFECTED BLOOD AUSTRALIA WILL ONLY BE USED OR DISCLOSED FOR THE PURPOSE IT WAS ORIGINALLY COLLECTED OR FOR A DIRECTLY RELATED SECONDARY PURPOSE IF THE PERSON WOULD REASONABLY EXPECT THIS. FOR EXAMPLE, INFECTED BLOOD AUSTRALIA MAY WISH TO CONTACT AN INDIVIDUAL TO SEEK FEEDBACK ON AN INFECTED BLOOD AUSTRALIA ACTIVITY THEY WERE INVOLVED IN. PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE USED OR DISCLOSED FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSES WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE INDIVIDUAL OR UNLESS REQUIRED BY LAW.

IN ADDITION, ANY DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES (WHICH MAY INCLUDE FOR EXAMPLE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES THAT OVERSEE A PARTICULAR COMMITTEE OR CONTRACT STAFF) IS SUBJECT TO STRICT CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS BETWEEN INFECTED BLOOD AUSTRALIA AND THE THIRD PARTY.

SECURITY OF INFORMATION

INFECTED BLOOD AUSTRALIA MAINTAINS HARD COPY FILES IN A LOCKED FILING SAFE AND ELECTRONIC DATA IS PASSWORD PROTECTED. THE SECURE (MEMBERS ONLY) AREA ON THE WEBSITE IS ALSO PASSWORD PROTECTED. THE INFECTED BLOOD AUSTRALIA COMPUTER SYSTEM IS PROTECTED BY A FIREWALL TO ENHANCE SECURITY.

WEBSITE PRIVACY

INFECTED BLOOD AUSTRALIA COLLECTS STATISTICAL DATA ABOUT VISITS TO THE WEBSITE INCLUDING THE NUMBER OF HITS PER DAY, THE MOST COMMONLY DOWNLOADED FILES, HOW MANY VISITORS ARE RETURN VISITORS, THE AVERAGE TIME SPENT ON EACH PAGE, THE NUMBER OF VISITS EACH INDIVIDUAL MAKES AND THEIR RELATIVE ACTIVITY ON THE SITE. THE IP ADDRESS AND/OR DOMAIN NAME OF VISITORS IS RECORDED. INFECTED BLOOD AUSTRALIA DOES USE COOKIES. A COOKIE IS A PIECE OF INFORMATION THAT IS STORED ON THE INDIVIDUALS HARD-DRIVE WHEN THEY VISIT THE WEBSITE. IF THE INDIVIDUAL RETURNS TO THE WEBSITE IT INDICATES WHETHER THEY HAVE BEEN THERE BEFORE. THIS INFORMATION IS USED FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES ONLY IN ORDER TO ASSESS AND IMPROVE THE INFECTED BLOOD AUSTRALIA WEBSITE.

 

PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION IS COLLECTED IF AN INDIVIDUAL CHOOSES TO PROVIDE THIS, FOR EXAMPLE, BY RESPONDING VIA EMAIL TO ONE OF THE CONTACTS PROVIDED.

INFECTED BLOOD AUSTRALIA DOES NOT PASS ON TO ANY THIRD PARTIES PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED ON ITS WEBSITE WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE INDIVIDUAL OR UNLESS REQUIRED BY LAW.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS:

THIS WEBSITE USES GOOGLE ANALYTICS, INCLUDING GOOGLE ANALYTICS DEMOGRAPHICS AND INTEREST REPORTING, A WEB ANALYTICS SERVICE PROVIDED BY GOOGLE, INC. (“GOOGLE”). GOOGLE ANALYTICS USES COOKIES, WHICH ARE TEXT FILES PLACED ON YOUR COMPUTER, TO HELP THE WEBSITE ANALYSE HOW USERS USE THE SITE. THE INFORMATION GENERATED BY THE COOKIE ABOUT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE (INCLUDING YOUR IP ADDRESS) WILL BE TRANSMITTED TO AND STORED BY GOOGLE ON SERVERS IN THE UNITED STATES. GOOGLE WILL USE THIS INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF EVALUATING YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, COMPILING REPORTS ON WEBSITE ACTIVITY FOR WEBSITE OPERATORS AND PROVIDING OTHER SERVICES RELATING TO WEBSITE ACTIVITY AND INTERNET USAGE. GOOGLE MAY ALSO TRANSFER THIS INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES WHERE REQUIRED TO DO SO BY LAW, OR WHERE SUCH THIRD PARTIES PROCESS THE INFORMATION ON GOOGLE’S BEHALF. GOOGLE WILL NOT ASSOCIATE YOUR IP ADDRESS WITH ANY OTHER DATA HELD BY GOOGLE. YOU MAY REFUSE THE USE OF COOKIES BY SELECTING THE APPROPRIATE SETTINGS ON YOUR WEB BROWSER, HOWEVER PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU DO THIS YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO USE THE FULL FUNCTIONALITY OF THIS WEBSITE. BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU CONSENT TO THE PROCESSING OF DATA ABOUT YOU BY GOOGLE IN THE MANNER AND FOR THE PURPOSES SET OUT ABOVE. 

ACCESS TO, UPDATE AND CORRECTION OF INFORMATION HELD BY INFECTED BLOOD AUSTRALIA:

INDIVIDUALS ARE ABLE TO ACCESS PERSONAL INFORMATION HELD ABOUT THEM AND AMEND IT IF IT IS INCORRECT BY MAKING A REQUEST IN WRITING TO THE MEMBERSHIP AND PRIVACY ADMINISTRATOR AT INFECTED BLOOD AUSTRALIA.

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