Protecting your Privacy

The Tasmanian Government and its service providers value the privacy of every individual's personal information.

We are committed to protecting the information we collect and use by compliance with the obligations provided under the Personal Information Protection Act 2004.

Protecting your personal information is an important aspect of the way we create, organise and implement our activities online and off-line.

You can access the DoH Health Nexus website home page and browse our site without disclosing personal information, as long as you do not sign-up for an account or login to the website. If you sign-up for an account we require you to supply your name and email address, you can also supply other information if you desire. Your email address will be retained in the system, however it will not be made visible to other users apart from the website administrators. Your name and any other information you have chosen to disclose about yourself will be displayed to other users if you make a comment on a page, edit a page or add a new page or blog post or if users visit the People Directory page which lists all users of the site.

Your email address will be used by the system to send out notifications and information about the DoH Health Nexus website and its content.

We will ensure that your personal information will not be used or disclosed to other State institutions and authorities except if required or allowed by law. However your name and any other information you choose to supply about yourself other than your email address will be available to other users of the website, and as such we cannot ensure that this information will not be disclosed to third parties.

We may collect non-personal information in gathering statistical information on how our websites are used, or to assist you in navigating through our websites.

We have implemented technology and security policies, rules and measures to protect the personal information that we have under our control from unauthorised access, improper use, unsanctioned alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction and accidental loss.

We will destroy personal information where it is no longer required (except where required to be kept in compliance with the Archives Act 1983). We will take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is accurate, complete and up to date whenever the Tasmanian Government discloses or uses it.

Please note:

This personal information protection statement does not extend beyond this website. When linking to other sites from this website, we recommend that you read the relevant privacy statement of that site to familiarise yourself with the privacy policy that applies to it.