Adelaide Lymphoedema Clinic
29 Warwick St Walkerville SA 5081
T: 08 8342 9712
F: 08 8342 9711
This practice is committed to complying with the Privacy Act
1988 and the Australian Privacy Principles 2014 and the
privacy provisions of all applicable legislation.
that is, information, or an opinion about an individual, whose
identity is apparent, or can be reasonably ascertained, from
that information or opinion. This includes information we
have collected from people through our office, over the phone
and over the internet. We will advise individuals on the
purpose for which their personal information is collected.
Our practice takes great care to ensure that our records are
accurate, complete and up to date and are treated with full
regard to the privacy of our patients.
When we collect personal information from an individual, we
is available to all patients upon request. However, our
practice may occasionally need to deny access to information
in accordance with the exemptions contained in the Act.
We collect only the information from our patients that is
necessary for good health care. If we collect sensitive
information (as defined under the Act), we will treat it with
the utmost security and confidentiality. We will ensure that it
is not collected for any purposes, other than those for which
we have obtained the individual's consent, unless the law
requires otherwise, or other exceptional circumstances
prevail as described under the Act.
Where an individual chooses not to provide requested
information, we will advise that individual of what
consequences this non-disclosure may have. For example,
withholding certain information may limit our ability to
provide relevant services to individuals.
Our goal is to protect the personal information collected by
our practice and its associations. No information is disclosed
without the patient's consent, either in Australia or overseas.
The security of the patient's record is paramount. Information
will be managed confidentially and securely and destroyed
appropriately when no longer required.
This practice has systems in place to protect the security of
our health records and we will monitor and implement
appropriate technical advances or management processes, to
safeguard personal information. No unauthorised person has
access to them.
We will only disclose personal information in accordance with
the Privacy Act.
This means that personal information may be disclosed:
- For the purposes for which we have advised that we are
collecting it, and for related purposes that the individual
would reasonably expect.
- Where we have the consent of the individual to do so.
- As required by law.
- Under other circumstances where permitted under the Act.
In the course of our business activities, we may need to
disclose some of your personal information to relevant staff.
Occasionally, we may use data from this practice for
research, quality assurance and clinical audit activities to
improve our treatment services or post-graduate training.
However, it will not include any information that identifies
As our practice is committed to protecting the privacy of
individuals, we will view unauthorized disclosure of, or access
to, personal information by our employees or contracts, as a
serious breach of this policy. Appropriate action (which may
include disciplinary or legal action) will be taken in such
This policy will be reviewed from time to time and any
amendments will be incorporated into the updated policy.
Privacy related inquiries or concerns can be directed to our
practice. If you would like to discuss any aspect of our privacy
policy, please advise your treating therapist.
Edited June 2014