Client files are held in a secure online platform designed specifically for health professionals which is accessible only to Sarah Craig. The information on each file includes personal information such as name, address, contact phone numbers, medical history, and other personal information collected as part of providing the psychological service.
How clients’ personal information is collected
A client’s personal information is collected in a number of ways during psychological consultation with Sarah, including when the client provides information directly via forms, correspondence via email, when the client interacts directly with Sarah, and when other health practitioners provide personal information to via referrals, correspondence and medical reports.
Consequence of not providing personal information
Purpose of holding personal information
A client’s personal information is gathered and used for the purpose of providing psychological services, which includes assessing, diagnosing and treating a client’s presenting issue Sarah. The personal information is retained in order to document what happens during sessions, and enables the psychologist to provide a relevant and informed psychological service.
Personal information in the form of Data
Data is stored in a Practice Management System called Healthkit. This complies to both the Australian standard and GDPR. For more information see https://www.healthkit.com/
For any courses undertaken with Pause Psychology information gathered through Teachable, an online learning platform. Teachable is also GDPR compliant. For more information see http://blog.teachable.com/gdpr
Data breach policy
For any reason that there is a Data breach you will be notified within 72 hours.
Disclosure of personal information
Clients’ personal information will remain confidential except when:
- It is subpoenaed by a court; or
- Failure to disclose the information would in the reasonable belief of the Sarah Craig place a client or another person at serious risk to life, health or safety; or
- The client’s prior approval has been obtained to:
- a) provide a written report to another professional or agency, e.g., a GP or a lawyer; or
- b) discuss the material with another person, e.g. a parent, employer or health provider; or
- c) disclose the information in another way; or
- you would reasonably expect your personal information to be disclosed to another professional or agency (e.g. your GP) and disclosure of your personal information to that third party is for a purpose which is directly related to the primary purpose for which your personal information was collected; or
- disclosure is otherwise required or authorised by law.
Clients’ personal information will not be used, sold, rented or disclosed for any other purpose.
Requests for access and correction to client information
At any stage clients may request to see and correct the personal information about them kept on file. The psychologist may discuss the contents with them and/or give them a copy, subject to the exceptions in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If satisfied that personal information is inaccurate, out of date or incomplete, reasonable steps will be taken in the circumstances to ensure that this information is corrected. All requests by clients for access to or correction of personal information held about them should be lodged with Sarah Craig. These requests will be responded to in writing within 30 days and an appointment will be made if necessary for clarification purposes.
If clients have a concern about the management of their personal information, they may inform Sarah Craig. Upon request they can obtain a copy of the Australian Privacy Principles, which describe their rights and how their personal information should be handled. Ultimately, if clients wish to lodge a formal complaint about the use of, disclosure of, or access to, their personal information, they may do so with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner by phone on 1300 363 992, online at http://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/making-a-privacy-complaint or by post to:
Office of the Australian Information Commioner, GPO Box 5218, Sydney, NSW 2001.
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We may use personal information collected from you for the purpose of providing you with direct marketing material, updates regarding our website and information in the form of a newsletter. This will only apply if you have registered or subscribed to such publications by registering your details with us. However if you wish to cease receiving any such information you may let us know either by email or unsubscribing at any time and your request will be actioned immediately.
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If there is a change of control in one of our businesses (whether by merger, sale, transfer of assets or otherwise) customer information, which may include your Personal Data, could be disclosed to a potential purchaser under a confidentiality agreement. We would only disclose your information in good faith and where required by any of the above circumstances.
We do not and will not sell or deal in personal or customer information. We will never disclose your personal details to a third party except the necessary information required by providers of products or services you have purchased or to protect the rights, property or safety of timetopause.org and pausepsychology.org our customers or third parties or if required by law.
We may however use in a general sense without any reference to your name, your information to create marketing statistics, identify user demands and to assist it in meeting customer needs generally. In addition, we may use the information that you provide to improve our website and services but not for any other use.
We strive to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personal information submitted to our website, and we periodically update our security measures in light of current technologies.