1.1 This policy applies to the dental practice known as Stafford Dental Studio.
2. PRIVACY OBLIGATIONS
2.3 “Personal information” is defined as information or an opinion (including information or an opinion forming part of a database), whether true or not, and whether recorded in a material form or not, about an individual whose identity is apparent, or can be reasonably be ascertained from the information or opinion. Personal information foes not include de-identified data.
2.4 We are subject to:
(a) The Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) including the National Privacy Principles (NPP);
(b) Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010 (Cth); and
(c) relevant State privacy laws.
3. COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
3.1 What personal information does Stafford Dental Practice collect?
(a) Personal information Stafford Dental Studio may collect includes, but is not limited to:
(a) your name, date of birth, sex;
(b) your address, contact details;
(c) your dental health record.
(b) Please provide to us current and accurate information so that we can provide our services to you.
4. USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
4.1 Primary purpose
We use and disclose your personal information for purposes including:
(a) Providing dental services for you;
(b) Other purposes which you have consented to.
4.2 Secondary purposes
Stafford Dental Studio may also use and disclose personal information for the following secondary purposes:
(a) Responding to issues addressed by you to Stafford Dental Studio;
(b) Facilitating the conduct of business transactions and operations between Stafford Dental Studio and you;
(c) Internal accounting and administration;
(d) Regulatory reporting and compliance;
(e) Where required or authorised by law, to investigate and resolve complaints concerning the provision of services by Stafford Dental Studio or others associated with Stafford Dental Studio;
(f) Billing Medicare or your private health insurer;
(g) The Communication of personal information to service providers with which Stafford Dental Studio has co-operative arrangements;
(h) Providing a news subscription service to you;
(i) To provide you with updates and other information from time to time about Stafford Dental Studio’s goods, services and activities. You may notify Stafford Dental Studio at any time if you do not wish to receive this information.
Suite 3 / 285 Stafford Road; Stafford Qld 4053 Phone: 07 3352 7177 Fax: 07 3352 7930
email: [email protected]
these suppliers has signed confidentiality arrangements with us. Any access to your information will occur in the performance of their contractual obligations to us and not for other usage.
Stafford Dental Studio will only collect personal information for research purposes with your consent. Stafford Dental Studio staff involved in dental research are drawn to the requirements of Sections 95 (March 2000) and Section 95A (December 2001) of the Privacy Act 1988 (Commonwealth) and the relevant NHMRC Guidelines.
5. DATA QUALITY
Stafford Dental Studio will take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information it collects, uses or discloses is accurate, complete and up-to-date.
6. DATA SECURITY
6.1 Stafford Dental Studio takes all reasonable steps to protect all information held by Stafford Dental Studio (including your personal information) from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
6.2 We use technologies and processes to protect your privacy.
6.3 Stafford Dental Studio will retain your dental records and destroy or permanently de-identify as required by law.
8. ACCESS AND CORRECTION
8.1 You may request access to the information held about you by Stafford Dental Studio at any time.
8.2 Stafford Dental Studio may deny access to information in certain circumstances as permitted by law.
8.3 Personal information provided by you can be updated by you if the information provided is incorrect or out of date.
8.4 If you want to gain access to, or correct any of the personal information held by Stafford Dental Studio about you, or if further information on how Stafford Dental Studio handles personal information is required, please contact the Privacy Officer below.
Stafford Dental Studio will not adopt, use or disclose an identifier that has been assigned by any government agency”, except health care identifiers for purposes permitted under the Healthcare Identifiers Act
Stafford Dental Studio will give you the option to interact anonymously with Stafford Dental Studio or under a pseudonym whenever it is lawful and practical to do so. However, if you choose to be so treated we may be unable to follow up treatment for you and you bear the risks to your health associated with this.
11. TRANS-BORDER DATA FLOWS
Stafford Dental Studio will not transfer personal information to a recipient in a foreign country without your prior written consent or unless this information will have appropriate protection as required by the relevant privacy laws.
12. SENSITIVE INFORMATION
13.1 All employees and contractors to Stafford Dental Studio, in the course of their employment or contract
14. CONTACT US
If you wish to access or correct your personal information or make a comment or complaint in relation to your privacy, please contact Stafford Dental Studio:
Tel: 07 3352 7177
Fax: 07 3352 7930
Email: [email protected]