The Northern Beaches Cancer Care respects and upholds your rights to privacy protection under the Australian Privacy Principles (APP’s) contained in the Privacy Amendment Act 2012. These APP’s apply to all Private Health Organizations from 12th March 2014. This policy describes how the Northern Beaches Cancer Care manages the information we have about you.
Information we may hold about you
The Northern Beaches Cancer Care will destroy or de-identify personal or sensitive information after legal obligations, to retain this information, have expired.
How we may utilise this information
The Northern Beaches Cancer Care will not disclose information about you to any person except on a confidential basis to agents that we use in the ordinary operation of our business, such as for data processing printing or mailing.
Security and Storage
The Northern Beaches Cancer Care stores personal and sensitive information:
Requests to access the information we hold about you
You may request access to personal information we hold about you by writing to the Privacy Officer at the address over the page. You do not have to provide a reason for requesting this access. Where we hold information that you are entitled to access, we will endeavour to provide you with a suitable range of choices as to how you may access it (e.g. by post or collect in person).
Requests for amendment
If you believe that the information we hold about you is incorrect, incomplete or inaccurate, then you may request amendment of it. We will consider if the information in our opinion requires amendment. If we are unable to agree that there are in fact grounds for altering the information we hold about you, then we will add a note to the personal information stating that you disagree with it.
Although all our staff are aware of and work within the Privacy Guidelines, all enquiries relating to the personal and sensitive information held by us should be directed to the Privacy Officer in the first instance. Any questions about this policy or any complaint regarding the treatment of your privacy by the Northern Beaches Cancer Care should also be made in writing to:
The Privacy Officer
Northern Beaches Cancer Care (Head Office)
Level 3, 533 Kingsway
Miranda NSW 2228
Telephone: (02) 8556 9300
Facsimile: (02) 8556 9350
Please note that this document represents our policy as at 1st March 2017. Although we intend to observe this policy at all times, it is not legally binding on the Northern Beaches Cancer Care in any way. The Northern Beaches Cancer Care may regard it as necessary to act outside this policy from time to time, subject to any statutory rights you have under the Privacy Act or other applicable legislation.