Privacy Policy

Advanced Podiatry are bound by the Australian Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act 1988 (amended 12 March 2014).

Your privacy is very important to us. This Privacy Policy outlines how we manage your personal information and how we collect, hold, use and disclose that information.

Personal Information” includes patient records which contain names, contact details, photographs or any other information which may identify a patient or other individual, or may be used to identify a patient or other individual.

Personal information collected by a health service is ‘health information’ and ‘sensitive information’ and therefore has higher privacy standards.

We are committed to ensuring that the privacy of your personal information is respected and maintained at all times.

We will not collect sensitive information (including health information) about you without first obtaining your consent. Unless one of the limited exemptions under the Privacy Act applies, we will only collect your sensitive information if you consent to such collection and if such sensitive information is reasonably necessary for one or more of our functions or activities.

We hold your personal information in various ways, including in paper and electronic form.  We take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification and disclosure including through implementation of encrypted, password protected, controlled-access digital storage solutions as well as keeping paper forms in secure, restricted access filing systems.

We use personal information about you to:

  • Provide podiatry treatment
  • Assist your treating doctors, nurses etc care for you
  • Assist in administrative requirements
  • Process private health fund claims, Medicare claims, workcover claims, motor vehicle claims, veterans claims, etc

Advanced Podiatry will not:

  • Collect personal information about a patient without their consent
  • Use or disclose personal information in regard to an individual for direct marketing unless consent is given by the patient
  • Use or disclose personal information about a patient for any other purposes unless the patient has given their permission. Unless the use or disclosure is directly relevant to the primary purpose for which the information is collected.

Personal information may be collected, used and disclosed by Advanced Podiatry for:

  • The primary purpose for which the information is collected
  • For secondary purpose directly linked to the primary purpose where there is a reasonable expectation for such collection, use or disclosure
  • Prevent a serious and imminent threat to an individual’s life, health or safety
  • To prevent a serious threat to public health and safety

Advanced Podiatry will not disclose information to overseas recipients.

You may request access to your personal information.

If you wish to request access to your personal information or make a complaint about possible breaches of privacy, you may do so by writing to the;

Practice Manager
Advanced Podiatry
192 Park Terrace
Salisbury Plain SA 5109

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