Department of Health & Human Services
Premiers Active April
The Department of Health & Human Services (the department) values the privacy of every individual’s personal information and is committed to protecting the privacy of personal and health information in compliance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 and the Health Records Act 2001.
The personal information on the registration form is collected by the department to register you to the Premier’s Active April campaign and provide you with our email bulletins. (You can subsequently opt-out of receiving this.) Every registrant will be eligible for a prize and if successful, will be contacted by email. Your personal information will also be de-identified, aggregated and used to help us evaluate how effective the campaign has been in engaging with the community. If you do not provide the information requested, you will not be registered.
Your personal information will not be disclosed to anyone including our partners, except data entry, information technology and mailing companies involved with Premier’s Active April. With your consent, your personal information will also be used to provide you with incentives, email updates and information from our partners, as part of Premier’s Active April.
You can request access to your personal information by contacting the department’s Privacy Manager on 1300 884 706.
This privacy statement gives details about how your personal information will be handled by the department when you access and interact with this website and with the department’s Premier’s Active April web presences on Facebook and Twitter.
The department may update this privacy statement from time to time. Any changes to this privacy statement will be published on the Premier’s Active April website.
The types of personal and health information that the department collects through this website and its Premier’s Active April web presences on Facebook and Twitter include:
The department uses web analytics software to collect information about usage statistics for this website and the department’s Premier’s Active April web presences on Facebook and Twitter.
This information is not used by the department to identify you or match with any of your personal information.
To the extent that any collected data could make you identifiable, the department will not attempt to identify you from such data unless necessary for the investigation of unlawful activity or otherwise permitted under the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.
Protecting your personal information is an important aspect of the way we create, organise and implement our business activities. We will only collect personal information that is necessary to perform these functions.
We will remove personal information where it is no longer required (except where archiving is required and in compliance with the Public Records Act 1973). We will take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is accurate, complete and up to date whenever the department collects, discloses or uses it.
The department has implemented technology and security policies to protect the personal and health information which it collects through this website and the department’s Premier’s Active April web presences on Facebook and Twitter. You should be aware that there are risks in transmitting information across the internet. While the department strives to protect such information, it cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted and you do so at your own risk. If you are concerned about providing sensitive information to the department, you might prefer to contact us by telephone or mail.
Any information which you post on this website and the department’s Premier’s Active April web presences on Facebook and Twitter may be accessible to third parties who may use your information for unauthorised purposes. You acknowledge and agree that the department is not responsible for any such use or disclosure.
The department will take reasonable steps to remove personal and health information from its system where it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected or any other purpose (including archiving) which is permitted in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 or Health Records Act 2001. Even where the department removes your information from its records, it may remain on external servers indefinitely.
Users may set their browser to identify the presence of cookies and to give them the option of accepting or rejecting them. However, a website or web application may not function fully if you disallow cookies.
The department uses web analytics software to collect usage statistics for its websites. This information is not used by the department to identify you or match your identity with any of your personal information.
The department relies upon you to ensure that any personal or health information that you provide to, or make available on this website and the department’s Premier’s Active April web presences on Facebook and Twitter is accurate, current, complete and relevant. The department also relies upon you to advise it of any changes to such personal or health information.
You can request access to your personal information directly without the need to make a formal application under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.
However, there are situations where it will not be appropriate to provide such access and you will be required to make a formal request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982, for example where providing access would compromise the privacy of another person.
If you would like access to your personal information, please contact the department’s Privacy Manager.
For further information about the handling of personal and health information by the department please contact:
Department of Health & Human Services
GPO Box 4057
Melbourne VIC 3001
Telephone: 1300 884 706
Last updated: January 12, 2017 at: 11:05 am
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