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Privacy Policy

Sydney Essential Health recognises the importance of privacy, confidentiality protection for all our Patients and those that visit our website and our practice. To ensure our Patients can feel confident with giving our practice information a high level of trust and confidentiality is maintained constantly. Our already established culture of confidentiality is in line with the Federal Privacy Act, which in 2001 was amended to include the Private Health Sector throughout Australia.

 

Understanding that the information we collect both on our website and at our practice is often of a highly sensitive nature, the practice will always ensure that it is compliant with the highest privacy standards to keep all personal information secure and protected. Information stored electronically is password protected on several levels and all hard copy Patient files are handled in strict confidence and in accordance with our privacy policy.

 

To ensure our Patients are provided the best treatment for medical and/or allied health services the practice, on behalf of the practitioners and the practitioners themselves may collect personal information (including Health information) to meet this purpose. The type of information generally collected by Sydney Essential Health will include, but not limited to: your name, address, telephone number, facsimile number, email address, medicare number, health care fund, current and previous medical history, including where clinically relevant, family medical history, the Name of any health service provider or medical specialist to which the Patient is referred and copies of any letters of referrals and any reports relating to the Patient.

 

The collection and disclosure may also be used for the purposes of billing, liaising with Government departments regarding Medicare and with Workers Compensation insurance companies. Other than what is stated within this policy we will not sell, distribute or disclose any personal information to any third party.

 

When you look at our website, our computer servers make a record of your visit. The following information is logged for statistical purposes: your IP address, the date and time of your visit to the site, the pages you accessed and documents downloaded and the type of browser you are using.

 

We endeavour to ensure our website is as secure as possible; however, users need to be aware that the World Wide Web is not a secure medium. Sydney Essential Health and its associates take no liability for any interference or damage to a user's computer system, software or data occurring in connection with this website. We strongly recommend user's take appropriate measures to ensure their computer is protected against third party interference whilst on the web.

 

If you wish to complain to us regarding a breach of privacy, access your information held by us, correct any of your information held by us or find out more about how we handle personal information we can be contacted through below:

    Clinic Manager

    Sydney Essential Health

    130 Edgecliff Road, Woollahra  NSW  2025

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