BodyMotion Physiotherapy is required by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) to comply with the Australian Privacy Principles (APP) (subject to the other provisions of the Privacy Act). The APP’s regulate the manner in which personal information is handled, from collection, to use and disclosure, storage, accessibility and disposal. BodyMotion Physiotherapy is also required to comply with the Spam Act 2003 (Cth) (Spam Act) and the Do Not Call Register Act 2006 (Cth) (Do Not Call Register Act)
‘Personal information’ is any information or an opinion, in any form and whether true or not, about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable from the information or opinion ascertained. Examples include an individual’s name, address, contact number and email address.
Special provisions apply to the collection of personal information which is defined as sensitive information. Sensitive information includes the collection of Health Information for use by a Health Service.
‘Health Information’ is defined to be:
‘Health Service’ is defined to mean:
The Privacy Act applies to all organisations that provide a health service, including Allied Health professionals. BodyMotion Physiotherapy will only handle the minimum amount of health information reasonably necessary to provide the required health service.
To the extent required by the Privacy Act:
When BodyMotion Physiotherapy collects personal information directly from you, we will take reasonable steps at or before the time of collection to ensure that you are aware of the purposes of collection, any other organisations (or types of organisations) to which we would usually disclose information of that kind, detail on how you access the information and how to contact us.
The personal information you provide to BodyMotion Physiotherapy will be collected for the primary purpose of providing high quality health care. If BodyMotion Physiotherapy uses or discloses your personal and/or health information for a purpose (secondary purpose) other than the main reason for which it was originally collected (primary purpose), to the extent required by the Privacy Act, we will ensure that:
Where required, personal and/or health information will be disclosed as required or authorised by or under law or as otherwise permitted by the Privacy Act.
BodyMotion Physiotherapy collects personal and/or health information for a range of purposes including:
From time to time, BodyMotion Physiotherapy will contact its Clients and non-Clients whose personal information has been collected for a range of reasons including:
You can let us know at any time if you do not wish to be contacted for any of these purposes. If you originally provide consent, your consent will remain current until you advise us otherwise.