The Royal Melbourne Hospital is committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 including the thirteen Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in that Act. The APPs replaced the old Information Privacy Principles (IPPs) on 12 March 2014.
Australian Information Commissioner
The Australian Information Commissioner is the statutory office-holder responsible for the regulation of privacy laws in Australia in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s website. That website contains more information about the Privacy Act 1988 and includes Australian privacy principles guidelines.
Your email address
The Royal Melbourne Hospital will only record your email address if you send us a message by email, or if you register requesting notifications by email. If you do not want your email address to be recorded, you can send a postal mail or facsimile to the address below. Your email address will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it, and will not be added to any mailing lists without your prior consent by way of a specific request in writing. We will not use or disclose your email address for any other purpose, without your prior written consent.
The Royal Melbourne Hospital website uses 'cookies' for maintaining contact with a user through a website session. A cookie is a small file stored by the web browser software on your computer when you access our site. Cookies allow us to recognise you as an individual web user, as you browse our website.
Two cookie types may be used by this website:
- Session cookies. These exist only for the duration of a web browser session with a particular website/host. All cookies will be immediately lost when you end your internet session or shut down your computer. Our copy of your information will be automatically deleted twenty minutes after you last used the system. This information is only used to help you use our website systems more efficiently, not to track your movements through the internet, or to record private information about you.
- Persistent cookies - These exist for a defined period of time (usually beyond the termination of the current session) before expiring.
No personally identifiable information is stored within cookies used by this website. No attempt will be made to identify anonymous users or their browsing activities unless legally compelled to do so, such as in the event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the Internet Service Provider's log files.
When you visit this site, the system makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical or systems administration purposes:
- the user's server address
- the user's top level domain name
- the date and time of access to the site
- pages accessed and documents downloaded
- the previous site visited
- type of browser used
This information is analysed to show broken links in our website, bottlenecks, and other site problems. We use this information to maintain our site for your efficient use.
No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities unless legally compelled to do so, such as in the event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the Internet Service Provider’s log files.
Links to other websites
This website contains links to other sites. The Royal Melbourne Hospital is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third parties nor are they responsible for the material contained in a website that is linked to this site.
The Royal Melbourne Hospital applies a range of security controls to protect its website from unauthorised access. However, users should be aware that the World Wide Web is an insecure public network that gives rise to a potential risk that a user's transactions are being viewed, intercepted or modified by third parties or that files which the user downloads may contain computer viruses, disabling codes, worms or other devices or defects. If you do not wish to email or send an online form to the hospital, you can send a postal mail to the address below.
The Royal Melbourne Hospital accepts no liability for any interference with or damage to a user's computer system, software or data occurring in connection with or relating to this web site or its use. Users are encouraged to take appropriate and adequate precautions to ensure that whatever is selected from this site is free of viruses or other contamination that may interfere with or damage the user's computer system, software or data.
Queries, concerns and further information
If you have any queries, concerns or require further information relating to privacy, please contact the Royal Melbourne Hospital.