Privacy Statement

1. Introduction

AccessOncology Pty Ltd (we, us, our) respects your privacy and we are committed to protecting personal information. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, handle and disclose personal information that we collect through our website, 'CPD4MedProfessional', related platforms, applications and processes (collectively, our CPD System). Personal information we collect will be treated strictly in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act), the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) and this Privacy Policy.

2. How we collect personal information and types of personal information we collect
We collect and store personal information, including your name, postal address, contact numbers, billing and payment information (such as credit card details), your professional qualification, your continuing professional development (CPD) information and deidentified patient information (which may include sensitive information such as health information).

We collect this information in numerous ways, including:
(a) when you register on and visit our CPD System, including when you submit information through our online forms;
(b) when you send us an inquiry, email or contact us;
(c) when administering any part of our services;
(d) customer satisfaction or feedback enquiries; and
(e) from publicly available or other sources, such as our business partners.

Where you do not wish to provide us with your personal information, we may not be able to provide you with requested goods or services.

3. Our purpose for handling your personal information
As a general rule, we only process personal information for purposes that would be considered relevant and reasonable in the circumstances.
We collect, hold, use and disclose personal information to:
(a) offer and provide you with our products and services, including the CPD System which tracks and manage your CPD information and deidentified patient information;
(b) manage and administer the CPD System and other services we provide you, including account keeping procedures;
(c) communicate with you regarding our products and services;
(d) comply with our legal and regulatory obligations; and
(e) otherwise to manage our business.

Our CPD System stores personal information for 7 years to comply with the CPD requirements of the Medical Board of Australia.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties who provide us with technical and support services or our professional advisers, where permitted under the Privacy Act. This may include sending personal information outside of Australia, such as to Stream Interactive Limited in New Zealand. We do not otherwise disclose your personal information to third parties unless required by law or instructed by you to supply the relevant College with the CPD hours completed by you in any given year.

4. Direct Marketing
We may use your personal information to let you know about products and services that we think may be of interest to you. However, you may opt out of receiving marketing information at any time by using the contact details provided in Section 12 of this Privacy Policy.
We will not disclose your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes without your consent.


5. Access to and Correction of Personal Information

Subject to the Privacy Act, you have the right to access and correct the personal information that we hold about you at any time. You may also request that we delete your personal information.
To make a request, please contact us using the details provided in section 12 of this Privacy Policy. We will respond to all requests for access to, or correction of, personal information within a reasonable time.
We may seek to recover from you reasonable costs incurred for providing you with access to any of the personal information about you held by us.
We are not obliged to correct any of your personal information if we do not agree that it requires correction and may refuse to do so. If we refuse a correction request, we will provide you with a written notice stating our reasons for refusing.

6. Collection of Deidentified Patient Information

The deidentified patient information we collect may include but is not limited to medical diagnoses, treatment history and other related information. We ensure that all patient information collected is deidentified in accordance with the Privacy Act and APPs, so that individuals cannot be identified from the information.

7. Purpose of Collection of Deidentified Patient Information
The purpose of collecting deidentified patient information is to provide you with our products and services (including the CPD System). We may use this information and/or provide aggregated deidentified patient information and data to third parties for the purposes of:

(a) enabling insight into treatment patterns;
(b) improving healthcare and clinical practices and patient outcomes;
(c) enabling the development of research, studies, statistical analyses, modelling and reports;
(d) enhancing medical knowledge through publication of journals, articles and/or other materials.
It is not possible to identify individuals from the aggregated deidentified patient information or data.

8. Use and Disclosure of Deidentified Patient Information
We use and may allow third parties to use deidentified patient information solely for the purpose for which it was collected as provided in Section 7 of this Privacy Policy.

9. Deidentification of Patient Information
We take reasonable steps to ensure that the patient information we collect is deidentified in accordance with the Privacy Act and APPs. This means that the information is stripped of any identifying information, such as names, addresses, or other personal information, so that individuals cannot be identified from the information.

You must take all reasonable steps to ensure that any patient personal information submitted to our CPD System has been appropriately deidentified and is used solely for purposes of complying with your CPD obligation, developing patient treatment patterns or pathways and/or to improve healthcare outcomes. Where required by the Privacy Act and APPs, you must obtain a patient's consent prior to entering their personal information or sensitive information (such as their health information) into the CPD System.

10. Protection of personal information and security measures
We take reasonable steps to protect the personal information we hold from misuse, interference, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. We maintain appropriate security measures, including firewalls and secure servers, and procedures to protect your personal information.

11. Overseas transfers of personal information
We will hold personal information electronically on our CPD System, in cloud storage, and in some cases, on third party servers, which may be located overseas (such as New Zealand).
By providing your personal information to us:
(a) you consent to the storage of your personal information on overseas servers;
(b) you consent to us disclosing your personal information to any overseas recipients for purposes necessary or useful in the course of operating our business; and
(c) you agree that APP 8.1 will not apply to such disclosures.
For the avoidance of doubt and unless otherwise provided by law, in the event that an overseas recipient breaches the APPs, that entity will not be bound by, and you will not be able seek redress under, the Privacy Act.

12. Compliance with Australian Privacy Laws
We comply with the APPs and the Privacy Act. This includes our obligations to:
• manage personal information in an open and transparent way;
• collect personal information only for lawful purposes that are reasonably necessary;
• ensure that personal information we hold is accurate, up-to-date, and complete;
• use and disclose personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected or as required by law;
• protect personal information from misuse, interference, loss, unauthorised access, modification, or disclosure;
• provide individuals with access to their personal information and the ability to correct or delete it;
• have a clearly expressed and up-to-date privacy policy that explains our privacy practices.

13. Contact Us
If you have any questions, concerns or complaints about this Privacy Policy or how we handle your personal information or wish to make a request to access, correct or delete your personal information, please contact our Privacy Officer at: If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your complaint, you may contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner:
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
GPO Box 5218
Sydney NSW 2001
Telephone: 1300 363 992

14. Cookies
A cookie is a small text file stored in your computer’s memory or on your hard disk for a pre-defined period of time. We use cookies to identify specific machines in order to collect aggregate information on how visitors are experiencing our website. This information will help to better adapt our website to suit personal requirements. While cookies allow a computer to be identified, they do not permit any reference to a specific individual.

15. Changes to this Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to change the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time, without notice to you. An up-to-date copy of our Privacy Policy will be made available on our website. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically to ensure that you are aware of any changes.

The last update to this document was May 2023.


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