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Website Privacy Statement

The Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District website is maintained by Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District.  This Privacy Policy applies to all publicly accessible pages on the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District site located at http://www.nbmlhd.health.nsw.gov.au. The Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District does not have any responsibility for the privacy policies or practices of third party sites linked to the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District site.  If you have any questions about the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District site, or the application of this Privacy Website Policy, please contact:

Right to Information Coordinator
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
PO Box 63
PENRITH  NSW  2751
Telephone: (02) 4734 3361

Users of the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District site are entitled to expect that any information as a result of that use will be treated within the terms of the New South Wales government’s privacy responsibilities and obligations.  The New South Wales government’s privacy practices are regulated by the New South Wales Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.

What Information do we collect about your site visit?

When you look at the pages on the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District site, our computers automatically record information that identifies for each page accessed:

  • the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the machine which has accessed it;
  • your top-level domain name (for example, .com, .gov, .edu, .au, .uk etc);
  • the address of your server;
  • the date and time of your visit to the site;
  • the pages accessed and documents downloaded;
  • the previous site visited; and
  • the type of browser and operating system you have used

 

Only sessional cookies are used from the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District site to collect information.  This information is unable to be retained once the user session has ceased.

How do we use the information collected?

The information collected during each visit is aggregated with similar logged information and published in reports in order for the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District to identify patterns of usage of the site.  This will assist us in improving the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District site and the services it offers.

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will not disclose or publish information that identifies individual machines, or potentially identifies sub-groupings of addresses, without consent or otherwise in accordance with the New South Wales Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.

What exceptions are there to this rule?

The Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will collect, use and disclose more extensive information than stated above in the following circumstances:

  • unauthorised attempts to access files which are not published on the Western Sydney Local Health District pages;
  • unauthorised tampering or interference with files published on the Western Sydney Local Health District site;
  • unauthorised attempts to index the contents of the Western Sydney Local Health District site by other sites;
  • attempts to intercept messages of other users of the Western Sydney Local Health District site;
  • communications which are defamatory, abusive, vilify individuals or groups or which give rise to suspicion that an offence is being committed; and
  • attempts to otherwise compromise the security of the web server, breach laws of the State of New South Wales or Commonwealth of Australia, or interfere with the enjoyment of the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District site by other users

 

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District reserves the right to make disclosures to relevant authorities where the use of the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District raises a suspicion that an offence is being, or has been, committed.  In the event of an investigation, the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will provide access to data to any law enforcement agency that may exercise a warrant to inspect our logs.

Is the information stored securely?

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District reserves the right to make disclosures to relevant authorities where the use of the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District raises a suspicion that an offence is being, or has been, committed.  In the event of an investigation, the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will provide access to data to any law enforcement agency that may exercise a warrant to inspect our logs.

What will we do with the information provided in feedback?

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District provides a feedback facility on the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District site to allow users to provide input into the future development of the site and to comment on the provision of service by the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District.

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District provides a feedback facility on the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District site to allow users to provide input into the future development of the site and to comment on the provision of service by the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District.

Will this policy be updated over time?

Due to the developing nature of privacy principles for online communication, this policy may be modified or expanded in light of new developments or issues that may arise from time to time.  The amended policy will be posted to this site and will operate from the time it is posted.

Privacy of patient information

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is committed to safeguarding the privacy of patient information, and has implemented measures to comply with its obligations under the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002.

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District also has an Information Privacy webpage that explains the policies and practices of Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, in respect of information privacy.

If you have a privacy enquiry or complaint regarding a health service, please contact the Privacy Contact Officer for Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District.

Right to Information Coordinator
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
PO Box 63
PENRITH  NSW  2751
Telephone: (02) 4734 3361

Access to Information - Right to Information

For information on access to information held by Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District and new Right to Information laws, both personal and non-personal, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

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