Privacy - Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
|Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is committed to protecting your privacy and has strict policies and procedures in place to ensure your privacy is maintained, which comply with applicable privacy legislation.|
Information for statistical purposes
Unless this website asks for specific personal information, Peter Mac will only collect information relating to your use of the website for statistical purposes to assist Peter Mac in improving users’ experience of the site. Such information may include:
• the date and time of your visit;
• the pages accessed and documents downloaded;
• the referring site; and
• the type of browser you are using.
Specific requests for personal information
If this website specifically asks for your personal information and expressly states who will collect it, how it will be used and disclosed, then the personal information will only be collected, used and disclosed in accordance with those express terms. You will be deemed to have consented to those express terms through the submission of your personal information. If no terms are stated, your personal information will only be collected by Peter Mac staff who have responsibility for responding to or administering the information.
Disclosure of personal information
Your personal information will not be disclosed to any third party, added to a mailing list or used for any other purposes without your consent, unless permitted by law.
Security of personal information
Peter Mac takes reasonable steps to protect the personal information it holds from misuse and loss, and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. Whilst Peter Mac endeavours to provide a secure environment, you should be aware that there are inherent risks associated with the transmission of information via the internet.
Where personal information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was collected, Peter Mac will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify such personal information.
Third party sites
Access to your personal information
You can request access to your personal information (if any) that we keep on record and we will provide you with access to such personal information, in accordance with applicable privacy legislation.
Accuracy of personal information
Peter Mac takes reasonable steps to make sure that the personal information it collects, uses or discloses is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you believe any information that we keep on record is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date you may request that it be corrected. There is no fee for requesting access to your information, however, we may charge you the reasonable administrative costs of processing your request.
In order to provide the highest standard of care, Peter Mac collects and maintains personal information about its patients, together with information about their health problems and medical treatment.
Patient privacy is important to Peter Mac, and Peter Mac has strict policies in place to protect the privacy of patient information, which meet the requirements of applicable legislation, including the Health Privacy Principles set out in the Health Records Act 2001.
On registration, all new patients are provided with our brochure “What happens to information about me?” which explains why and how patient information is collected, used and disclosed. Wherever possible, Peter Mac will provide patients with choices about how their information is used and to whom it is disclosed. Confidentiality of health information is assured.
Paper records and information in electronic form are stored in a secure manner and may only be accessed by authorised personnel.
Access to a patient’s medical records is provided in accordance with the provisions of the Victorian Freedom of Information Act 1982.
Enquiries and Complaints
Peter Mac’s Privacy Officer
Tel: (03) 9656 1010