Red Health and its related companies (referred to in this document as we, us or our) recognise that your privacy is very important. We are committed to protecting the personal information we collect from you. The Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act), Australian Privacy Principles and registered privacy codes govern the way in which we must manage your personal information. This policy sets out how we collect, store, use and disclose personal information about you.
Types of Information Collected
We may collect and hold personal information about you, that is, information that can identify you, and is relevant to providing you with the services you are seeking. The kinds of information we typically collect include name, address, date of birth, age, contact details like phone numbers and email addresses. We may also collect and hold sensitive information about you, including information about your health.
Method of Collection
Personal information will generally be collected directly from you through the use of any of our standard forms, over the internet, via email or through a telephone conversation with you.
There may, however, be some instances where personal information about you will be collected indirectly or from third parties because it is unreasonable or impractical to collect personal information directly from you (for instance, from claim managers). We will usually notify you about these instances in advance, or where that is not possible, as soon as reasonably practicable after the information has been collected.
Except as otherwise permitted by law, we only collect sensitive information about you with your consent. Sensitive information about you will be collected directly from you through the use of our standard forms, over the internet, via email, through a telephone conversation with you or from your claim manager.
Purpose of Collection
The personal information that we collect and hold about you, depends on your interaction with us. Generally, we will collect, use and hold your personal information if it is reasonably necessary for or directly related to the performance of our functions and for the purposes of:
providing services to you, including arranging independent medical examinations;
monitoring, auditing and evaluating our services;
facilitating our internal business operations;
complying with any legal or regulatory requirements; and
dealing with any complaints or enquiries
Except as otherwise permitted by law, we only collect sensitive information about you if you consent to the collection of the information and if the information is reasonably necessary for the performance of our functions, as set out above.
Failure to Provide Information
If the personal information you provide to us is incomplete or inaccurate, we may be unable to provide you, or someone else you know, with the services you, or they, are seeking.
We do not use "cookies" to enhance the functionality of our website and there are no cookies set up to record any of your personal information (e.g. name, address, e-mail address). However, our website may contain links to other websites which may contain cookies. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of linked websites and linked websites are not subject to our privacy policies and procedures.
USE AND DISCLOSURE
Generally, we only use or disclose information about you for the purposes for which it was collected (as set out above). We may disclose personal information about you to:
our related entities to facilitate our and their internal business processes; and
other organisations with whom we have affiliations so that those organisations may provide you with information about services and various promotions.
In some circumstances, the law may permit or require us to use or disclose personal information for other purposes (for instance where you would reasonably expect us to and the purpose is related to the purpose of collection).
We store your personal information in different ways, including in paper and in electronic form. The security of your personal information is important to us. We take all reasonable measures to ensure that your personal information is stored safely to protect it from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure, including appropriate electronic and physical security measures.
Your personal and sensitive information will be stored in servers located in Australia for the purposes set out above.
ACCESS AND CORRECTION
You may access the personal information we hold about you, by making a written request. We will respond to your request within a reasonable period. We may charge you a reasonable fee for providing access to your personal information (but not for making a request for access).
We may decline a request for access to personal information in circumstances prescribed by the Privacy Act, and if we do, we will provide you with a written notice that sets out the reasons for the refusal (unless it would be unreasonable to provide those reasons).
If, upon receiving access to your personal information or at any other time, you believe the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date, please notify us immediately. We will take reasonable steps to correct the information so that it is accurate, complete and up to date.
If we refuse to correct your personal information, we will provide you with a written notice that set out the reasons for our refusal (unless it would be unreasonable to provide those reasons) and a statement regarding the mechanisms available to you to make a complaint.
COMPLAINTS AND FEEDBACK
If you wish to make a complaint about a breach of the Privacy Act, Australian Privacy Principles or a privacy code that applies to us, please contact us as set out below and we will take reasonable steps to investigate the complaint and respond to you. If you are not happy with our response, you may complain directly to the Federal Information Commissioner.
Street address: Level 1, 183 North Quay, Brisbane QLD 4000
Telephone: +61 7 3221 5154 or 1300 100 733
Facsimile: 07 3041 3526
For more information about privacy in general, you can visit the Federal Information Commissioner’s website at www.oaic.gov.au.
Website Material and Information
The information contained in this site is for general guidance and information only. There may be omissions or inaccuracies in information contained in this site. Accordingly, the information on this site is provided with the understanding that the authors and publishers are not herein engaged in rendering medical or other professional advice and services. As such, it should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a doctor or other health care professional.
Before relying on the material contained within this site, users should independently verify its relevance for their purposes, and should obtain any appropriate professional advice. For reasons of succinctness and presentation, the information provided on this website may be in the form of summaries and generalisations and may omit detail that could be significant in a particular context, or to particular persons.
All information in this site is provided "as is", with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy, timeliness or of the results obtained from the use of this information, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied. In no event will Red Health, or the directors, agents or employees thereof be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken in reliance on the information in this site or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
While we have made every attempt to ensure that certain information contained in this site has been obtained from reliable sources, any link to an external site is provided for your information and convenience only. Red Health does not endorse, monitor or control such sites (or any associated organisation, product or service) and is not responsible for their content, or your access or use of them.
While Red Health endeavours to provide a secure internet environment, users should note there are inherent risks associated with transmission of information via the internet. Red Health provides alternative ways to obtain and provide information for those who do not wish to use public networks such as the internet. These include direct contact at an office, telephone, facsimile or post.
Red Health makes reasonable efforts to ensure this website is available for users when required. However, Red Health cannot guarantee to provide continuous or uninterrupted access to this website. Red Health also cannot guarantee this website or software downloaded from it will be free from computer viruses.