As of 12 March 2014, The Australian Privacy Principles (an amendment to the Privacy Act 1988 (Commonwealth)) apply to us, and the information about you that we collect.
Adjust to Life Chiropractic - Noosa collects personal information about you for the primary purpose of providing a health-care service to you (thorough assessment, analysis of your presenting situation and the ongoing provision of high-quality professional care).
We recognise and support your right to privacy in relation to this information and will at all times handle personal data with care and in strict confidence as per our professional and legal requirements.
If you do not provide this information, we may be unable to provide you with appropriate care.
This information is also used for:
Administrative purposes involved with running this health centre;
Billing you for services rendered;
Use within the health centre when discussing your case with, or passing your case to another practitioner within the health centre for your ongoing management; or for staff training to ensure sensitivity and awareness of your health status and outcomes relating to your care;
Disclosure of information to your doctors and/or other health professionals to facilitate communication and best possible care for you; and
In the case of insurance or compensation claim it may be necessary to disclose and/or collect information that concerns your return to work to an insurer or your employer.
To ensure the provision of quality care and to operate with best practice, information about your assessment results and progress may be used by or disclosed to other relevant service providers and staff, who are involved in your management. These may include your doctors, specialists, insurers, solicitors or employers.
At times, this health centre may collect de-identified data for secondary purposes such as case-study publication or other research as part of a practice-based research network. You will always be consulted and your explicit permission sought if your data is required for such purposes. There is no expectation or obligation for you to agree.
Beyond these purposes we do not disclose your personal information to other parties (either local or overseas) unless required to by law.
Our centre staff will demonstrate integrity and understanding by protecting and keeping secure your personal information.