Disclaimer, Privacy and Copyright

Disclaimer

Each user waives and releases Health Network NT to the full extent permitted by law from any and all claims relating to the usage of material or information made available through the system. Subject to any terms implied by law which cannot be excluded, in no event shall Health Network NT be liable for any losses or damages, including incidental or consequential damages, resulting from use of the material. While care has been taken to ensure that information contained in Health Network NT publications is true and correct at the time of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of this information. Health Network NT gives no warranty or assurance, and makes no representation as to the accuracy of any information or advice contained, or that it is suitable for your intended use. For more information contact Health Network NT.

In addition to locally sourced information, Health Network NT web server provides links to external internet sites. These external information sources are outside our control. It is the responsibility of internet users to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information found. Although care is taken to provide links to suitable material from other relevant sites the nature of the internet prevents the guaranteeing of suitability, completeness or accuracy of any material that this site may be linked to. Health Network NT is not endorsing any provider of products or services by facilitating access to information about these providers from its web pages, nor does it accept responsibility for the quality of goods and services provided by third parties accessed through these pages.

Privacy Statement

The Health Network NT is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information collected and complies with the requirements of the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Commonwealth).

What Personal Information does the Health Network NT Keep?

Personal information collected by Health Network NT is generated through documents such as forms, resumes, submissions, interviews and business documents. This information may include details such as name, age, date of birth, occupation, contact details and other information which is necessary in order to conduct our business.

How is Personal Information Used?

Personal information will only be used for the purposes stated at the time of collection. Health Network NT collects information to carry out its daily business, and relies on accurate information to improve program delivery and development. This includes the recruitment and retention of General Practitioners, sharing information with employers and employment bodies for the purposes of recruitment, workforce planning, advocacy and policy development.

Internet and Email

Internet: Cookies

When using our website the following information may be recorded for session management only.

  • Your server address
  • Your top level domain name (.com/ .gov/ .org, etc)

Persistent and session cookies may be used on our website. Persistent cookies record storage data of your actions whilst using the site, (filling a form etc), and session cookies retain logon information. When you close your browser session cookies are deleted while persistent cookies remain on your computer.

Email

When you email us we will record your email address and only use it for the purposes you have provided it for. It will not be added to a mailing list or disclosed without your consent unless you have directed us to do so. We will not use your email address for any other purpose.

When subscribing to receive online publications you will be given the opportunity to unsubscribe when you choose.

Third parties and your personal information

Health Network NT will only disclose personal information to a third party if your consent has been provided. Where appropriate this information will be de-identified. Instances where we may be required to provide or use information include:

  • Legal obligations to provide information
  • Government agency requirements, usually in the form of de-identified, aggregated, statistical information
  • Improve organisational effectiveness using de-identified information collected through, for example, staff exit interviews.

Wherever possible, Health Network NT will not disclose personal or sensitive information on an individual basis. We do not disclose personal information for direct marketing purposes.

Security of personal information

The Health Network NT will take all reasonable efforts to secure the protection of personal information. Our staff respects the confidentiality of personal information and the privacy of individuals and will only access information to perform their duties.

Right of access

You have a right to access your personal information. To do so, a written application outlining your request should be addressed to Health Network NT. Our contact details can be found here »

Identifiers

Health Network NT will not use identifiers such as tax file numbers, Medicare numbers or provider numbers in our information storage methods.

How to correct information collected by the Health Network NT

If you would like to change your personal information please contact us detailing the changes.

Contact details

If you have any changes, queries or complaints relating to the privacy of information please contact our Privacy Officer:

t +61 8 8982 1000

Copyright

Health Network NT materials published on the internet are protected by copyright law. Apart from fair dealing for the purposes of private study, research, criticism or review, as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced or reused for any commercial purposes whatsoever.

Use of images

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that Health Network NT print and online publications may contain images of people who are now deceased. Health Network NT secures permission for use of all images. Please contact us if you have concerns about any images used in Health Network NT publications.

Northern Territory PHN acknowledges the traditional owners of the country on which we work and live and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures and to elders both past and present.