Your Privacy

Personal Information Protection Act 2004

This is a summary of the 10 Personal Information Protection Principles that guide the collection of personal information, as well as how it can be used & disclosed:

  1. Collect only information needed, advise of the purpose of the information, your right to access & who may receive this.
  2. Use & disclose information for the purpose of which it was collected. An important exception is protecting health, safety or welfare.
  3. Ensure data is accurate, complete & up-to-date.
  4. Ensure data is secure from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or modification.
  5. Openness in how personal information is managed.
  6. Access & correction is available through Right to Information Act 2009 procedures 
  7. Ensure a number is allocated only when necessary.
  8. Allow individuals the option of not identifying themselves where this is lawful & practicable.
  9. Disclosure of personal information outside of Tasmania can only occur with consent & to others with similar privacy principles.
  10. Sensitive information can only be disclosed in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act 2004.

Organisations will:

  • Be open in how personal information is managed
  • Only collect the information that is needed
  • Keep information collected secure
  • Keep information collected up to date
  • Only disclose information with consent – an important exception is protecting health, safety or welfare
  • Only disclose information to others with similar privacy principles.

You have a right to access information through procedures in the Right to Information Act 2009.

If you have any questions about your privacy, please ask a clinician at Clare House.