NSW Ministry of Health
73 Miller Street
NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2060
Tel: 02 9391 9000
Fax: 02 9391 9101
Users of the NSW Ministry of Health 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 1988.
When you look at the pages on the NSW Ministry of Health site, our computers automatically record information that identifies, for each page accessed:
Only sessional cookies are used from the NSW Ministry of Health site to collect information. This information is unable to be retained once the user session has ceased.
The information collected during each visit is aggregated with similar logged information and published in reports in order for the NSW Ministry of Health to identify patterns of usage of the site. This will assist us in improving the NSW Ministry of Health site and the services it offers.
The NSW Ministry of Health 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 1988.
The NSW Ministry of Health will collect, use and disclose more extensive information than stated above in the following circumstances:
The NSW Ministry of Health reserves the right to make disclosures to relevant authorities where the use of the NSW Ministry of Health site raises a suspicion that an offence is being, or has been, committed. In the event of an investigation, the NSW Ministry of Health will provide access to data to any law enforcement agency that may exercise a warrant to inspect our logs.
Yes. Information collected is stored in an appropriately secure format and held by the NSW Ministry of Health for archival purposes. When the information is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected it is deleted.
The NSW Ministry of Health provides a feedback facility on the NSW Ministry of Health site to allow users to provide input into the future development of the site and to comment on the provision of service by the NSW Ministry of Health.
The provision of personal details on feedback is optional. Users may provide personal details for the purpose of receiving a reply to their feedback. This information will only be used for the purpose for which it was provided. We will not add your email address or name to any mailing list. The NSW Ministry of Health may publish aggregated information about feedback on the site, to the extent that it does not identify or cannot be used to identify individual users.
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.
NSW Health 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.
If you have a general privacy enquiry or complaint regarding the NSW Ministry of Health, please contact:
The Privacy Officer
NSW Ministry of Health
Locked Mail Bag 961
North Sydney NSW 2059
Phone: (02) 9391 9606
Fax: (02) 9391 9604