Privacy Policy and Disclaimer

PART A - PRIVACY STATEMENT:

At East Adelaide Health Care we recognise the importance of privacy protection. Our policy for dealing with any personal information that you might disclose to us while visiting this website is explained below.

The types of personal information that we collect from you will depend on how you use our website. You can be certain that the information we receive about you will be treated as strictly confidential.

The personal information that East Adelaide Health Care collects on you when you use our public website

We do not collect or use any personal information on visitors to our website, through the use of "cookies" or other software or hardware techniques.

We look at the number of hits the website receives and keep track of the domains from which this website is accessed.

To determine what our users are interested in, we may also look at the frequency of search words used in connecting you to this website.

The names of persons who request information from or about East Adelaide Health Care by emailing us are added to our database as members. Each member is given a user name and password and can view and update their personal details used by East Adelaide Health Care. Members can also select their areas of interest, enabling them to control the information they receive from East Adelaide Health Care.  Members who do not wish to receive these communications should notify us by email and their names will be deleted from our member list.


The personal information East Adelaide Health Care collects when you log onto this website, how we do it and what we do with it

If you log onto the website and read or download information our Internet Service Provider/Hosting Provider, will record your server address, domain name, the date and time of your visit to our website, the pages viewed and the information downloaded. This information is used for statistical and website development purposes only.

East Adelaide Health Care can determine the number of times that you have visited our website, the date of last visit, if you have updated your details/interests, and if you have clicked on the hyperlink contained on emails that have been sent to you.  The information collected will be used to send you emails when content relevant to your areas of interest are added to the website.

East Adelaide Health Care can determine if you emailed any articles of interest to a friend using our 'email a friend' functionality, and if your friend has clicked on the hyperlink contained on email that was sent by you.  East Adelaide Health Care records the email addresses of these recipients which may be used for our own marketing purposes.
 

The circumstances under which we disclose information about you

It is our policy not to sell or pass on any personal information that you may have provided to us unless we have your express consent to do so.  An exception to this is where East Adelaide Health Care may be required by law to disclose certain information.
 

How we handle emails

We will preserve the contents of any East Adelaide Health Care email message that you send us if we believe that we have a legal requirement to do so.  emails sent to or from East Adelaide Health Care are routinely monitored for quality control, systems administration and legal compliance purposes.
 

What to do if you believe the information we hold about you is inaccurate

If you believe that any information that we hold about you is inaccurate or out of date, please contact us and we will review the relevant information.


How to contact us if you wish to discuss this policy

If you wish to discuss any aspect of this policy please contact us.


PART B - DISCLAIMER:

Provision of education and research information only - always seek professional advice

This website is presented by East Adelaide Health Care and associated parties, for the purpose of disseminating health information free of charge for the benefit of the public. This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice. Nothing contained in this website is intended to be used as medical advice and it is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for your own health professional's advice. East Adelaide Health Care and associated parties do not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the information.


Quality of information - always check the information

East Adelaide Health Care and associated parties make every effort to ensure the quality of the information available on this website and updates the information regularly. Before relying on the information on this website, however, users should carefully evaluate its accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance for their purposes, and should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.  East Adelaide Health Care and associated parties can not guarantee and assume no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, currency or completeness of the information.


Self Managed Patient Reminder System.

The reminder system provided by East Adelaide Health Care with this website is a Self Managed patient reminder system. Due to the World Wide Web being an insecure public network, that gives rise to a potential risk that a user's transactions are being viewed, intercepted or modified by third parties or that files which the user downloads may contain computer viruses or other defects, changes in email addresses and other errors that may occur, the reminder service provided by East Adelaide Health Care should be treated as an additional prompt and not as the sole reminder for you to contact the Medical Practice for an appointment.

East Adelaide Health Care and associated parties accept no liability for any reliance by users on the Self Managed patient reminder system. Users are encouraged to take appropriate and adequate precautions to ensure that they do not rely on the Self Managed patient reminder system as their sole or primary source of notification/reminder to make an appointment, or contact East Adelaide Health Care.


Links to external websites

This website may contain links to other websites which are external to the East Adelaide Health Care website. East Adelaide Health Care and associated parties take reasonable care in selecting linking websites. It is the responsibility of the user to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in linked external websites.

Linkage to external websites should not be taken to be an endorsement or a recommendation of any third party products or services offered by virtue of any information, material or content linked from or to this website. Users of links provided by this website are responsible for being aware of which organisation is hosting the website they visit.

Views or recommendations provided in linked websites do not necessarily reflect those of East Adelaide Health Care and associated parties.
 

Security of the East Adelaide Health Care website

Every endeavour is made to ensure that this website is secure. However, users should be aware that the World Wide Web is an insecure public network that gives rise to a potential risk that a user's transactions are being viewed, intercepted or modified by third parties or that files which the user downloads may contain computer viruses or other defects.

East Adelaide Health Care and associated parties accept no liability for any interference with or damage to a user's computer system, software or data occurring in connection with this website. Users are encouraged to take appropriate and adequate precautions to ensure that whatever is selected from this website is free of viruses or other contamination that may interfere with or damage the user's computer system, software or data.
 

Notification

Automatic advice of new or updated material available via the East Adelaide Health Care website will be provided to a user who registers their interest in this information.