Padstow Dental Centre recognises the importance of privacy and we are committed to protecting your personal information. We are required to comply with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) which provides for the fair handling of personal information, and sets standards for the collection, access, storage and use of personal information. Our policy for dealing with any personal information that you disclose to us is explained below.
What personal information does Padstow Dental Centre collect?
The type of personal information we collect depends on the nature of your dealings with us and the reason for collecting it.
Personal information we collect about you may include your name and contact details, your employment details, industry expertise, areas of interest, your credit card, debit card or bank account information, details of your dealings with us, and any other information reasonably necessary to provide you with our services.
How does Padstow Dental Centre collect personal information?
How we collect personal information also depends on the nature of your dealings with us.
We collect personal information directly from you whenever it is reasonable and practical to do so.
If you elect not to provide some personal information to us, this may affect our ability to provide services to you.
Why does Padstow Dental Centre collect personal information?
Padstow Dental Centre will only collect personal information in connection with carrying out business activities.
Generally, the purpose for which Padstow Dental Centre collect personal information will be apparent from the way in which we collect it, or will be disclosed at the time of collection. If at any time the purpose for which we are collecting your personal information is unclear, please raise your concerns with the person you are dealing with or contact us using the contact details below.
How does Padstow Dental Centre use your personal information?
Padstow Dental Centre will only use your personal information in the following ways:
- for the purpose(s) you have provided the information;
- for a purpose you have consented to; or
- for a purpose otherwise permitted by law.
Padstow Dental Centre may use your personal information for research and development of our services or to send you information about other services offered by us which may be of interest to you. If you would prefer not to receive promotional or other material from us, please let us know by sending an email to the contact details below and we will respect your request.
When does Padstow Dental Centre disclose personal information?
Padstow Dental Centre may disclose your personal information to related Padstow Dental Centre service entities or third party service providers and contractors who assist in our internal business and administrative operations. When we engage the services of a third party, we take reasonable steps to ensure they comply with the Privacy Act and maintain the confidentiality of any personal information to which they have access.
How does Padstow Dental Centre ensure your personal information is correct?
Padstow Dental Centre takes all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is accurate, complete and up to date. To assist, please contact us if any of the details you have provided are incorrect or have changed.
How does Padstow Dental Centre keep your personal information secure?
Padstow Dental Centre is committed to keeping your personal information secure. We take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from misuse, loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
While Padstow Dental Centre uses all reasonable endeavours to ensure that you provide personal information in a secure environment, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. Padstow Dental Centre does not accept responsibility for the security of information transmitted to us over the internet.
Our website may contain links or plug-ins to other sites. We are not responsible for the content of or the privacy practices or policies of, those sites.
How can you access your personal information?
You have the right to access your personal information held by Padstow Dental Centre. You can also make a request for us to correct any inaccurate, incomplete or out-of-date personal information.
For security reasons, a written request may be required to access your information.
Does the Padstow Dental Centre website collect personal information?
We do not collect personal information from casual visitors to our web site, unless you have voluntarily supplied us with personal information via one of our web forms or via email.
Date last revised: December 2015