Privacy Information

Women’s Health East is strongly committed to the protection of personal privacy, confidentiality and security of personal information provided to us. In all our activities, we comply with relevant privacy laws, regulations and codes of conduct.

Women’s Health East collects some personal information as part of our research, community surveys, consultations and program evaluation activities. We also maintain a listing of Women’s Health East members and their contact details.

How Is Your Privacy Protected?

Personal information is information which directly or indirectly identifies an individual, or which could reasonably identify an individual.

When collecting personal information, Women’s Health East will ensure that:

  • only information which is necessary for our stated purpose will be collected
  • information will not be collected without your knowledge or consent
  • the information will only be used for the purpose it was collected
  • we will not disclose your personal information to others (unless required by law to do so)
  • you can request access to any personal information we hold about you
  • we adhere to research protocols concerning privacy of personal information
  • we protect the information from unauthorised access, disclosure, loss or misuse.

Website Privacy and Security

Women’s Health East uses a range of applications to gather data about visits to our website including but not limited to Google Analytics. Information collected includes dates and times of visits, pages viewed, IP addresses, and length of visits. The data collected does not identify individuals.

Our website uses ‘cookies’ to monitor website visiting patterns and assist return visitors to the website by storing visited web pages on your computer as Temporary Internet Files. ‘Cookies’ identify your computer, but do not identify you personally. Individuals can block or restrict ‘cookies’ by adjusting the Privacy settings on their internet browser.

Our website uses secure transmission facilities for all online communications, including membership applications and online surveys.

Our website includes links to other external websites. This Privacy Statement does not apply to linked external websites and Women’s Health East is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those external websites.

Questions, Concerns or Complaints

If you have questions about this Privacy Statement or wish to view Women’s Health East’s Privacy Policy and Procedures, please contact our office on (03) 9851 3700 or email health@whe.org.au.

If you wish to access your own personal information held by us, please contact the CEO of Women’s Health East on (03) 9851 3700.

If you have a concern or complaint about a breach of your privacy by Women’s Health East, you can contact the CEO of Women’s Health East directly, or you may seek advice or lodge a complaint with the Victorian Health Services Commissioner or the Victorian Privacy Commissioner:

Health Services Commissioner
Ph: 1300 582 113
Email: hsc@health.vic.gov.au

Victorian Privacy Commissioner
Ph: 1300 666 444
Email: enquiries@privacy.vic.gov.au