We protect your privacy in line with the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act), including the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) and the Australian Government Agencies Privacy Code. We also consider the current South Australian emergency directives. From the 23rd November, the State Government has enacted the Test, Trace, Isolate and Quarantine approach, and this impacts our business practices.
COVID-19 Privacy Considerations
When we collect health information
Given the current guidelines from SA Health regarding how we must manage COVID-19, we are obtaining your COVID-19 vaccination status. This enables us to assess the risk to our team and allow us to continue to function and provide healthcare services. This allowable under the current state and federal laws.
How we manage your COVID-19 Vaccination information
Businesses have a duty to eliminate, or if that is not possible, to minimise so far as is reasonably practicable, the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace under workplace health and safety laws.
You may exercise your privacy rights not to disclose such information.
Where we do not know an individual’s COVID-19 vaccination status, they will be considered unvaccinated for the purpose of our COVIDSafe Plan. Alternative measures for unvaccinated clients will be reviewed regularly in response to changing information and circumstances.
What Personal Information we Collect and Why
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with & how long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.