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Privacy Statement

Your personal information is important to us

NCGPT recognises that your privacy is very important to you and that you have a right to control your personal information. We know that providing personal information is an act of trust and we take that seriously. Unless you give us explicit consent to act otherwise, the following policy will govern how the NCGPT handles your personal information and safeguards your privacy.

NCGPT is committed to protecting your personal information and giving you choice in who can use your personal information and how it can be used.

Collecting personal information about you

If you are a current or prospective NCGPT member, we collect personal information about you in order to provide you with the full benefits of Membership. If you are a current or prospective NCGPT registrar or supervisor or trainee proceduralist we collect personal information about you in order to deliver our education and training program. That personal information may be obtained directly from you, via another contact in your practice or through a third party who we believe has informed you that your details may be provided to us.

Our use of cookies and applets on our web site. 

Cookies are pieces of information that a web site transfers to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Most Web browsers are set to accept cookies. However, if you do not wish to receive any cookies you may set your browser to refuse cookies. In some instances this may mean you will not be able to take full advantage of parts of the NCGPT web site.

The use of cookies can enhance your experience of what is offered by NCGPT. Cookies can provide us with aggregated information on how people use our website and which advertisements are effective. This helps us to keep improving our network. We also use cookies to operate the membership system, as they help us to identify visitors to the site who have previously registered. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user's browser. The cookies simply contain a unique identifier which helps us to know what our customers find interesting and useful on our website, almost like a continuing questionnaire.

Using and disclosing your personal information

NCGPT will not use or disclose any information about you without your consent unless: Required by law. We believe it necessary to provide you with a service that you have requested. To implement our terms of use. To protect the rights or property of the NCGPT, any NCGPT user, or any member of the public. To lessen a serious threat to a person's health or safety. In order to provide some services to members, the NCGPT may be required to provide members, registrars, supervisors or trainee proceduralist contact details to third party suppliers of services. NCGPT provides the opportunity to opt-out of such third party arrangements. If you do not want your contact details passed on to third parties for the purposes of member or education and training benefits, please contact our Registrar Support Officer.

Storage and security of your personal information

NCGPT will endeavor to take all reasonable steps to keep secure any information which we hold about you, and to keep this information accurate and up to date. Your information is held either in paper-based records or in electronic form on our network or in our databases. We take proper precautions to ensure the security of that information. In addition, our employees and the contractors who provide services related to our information systems are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by NCGPT. However, NCGPT will not be held responsible for events arising from unauthorised access to your personal information.

You can access the information we keep about you

If you wish to know what information we hold about you, please contact Lesley Mitchell.

What to do if you have a problem or question

If you have any further queries relating to our privacy policy, or you have a problem or complaint, please contact NCGPT on (02) 6681 5711.

Future changes

From time to time, our policies will be reviewed and may be revised. The NCGPT reserves the right to change its privacy policy at any time and notify you by posting an updated version of the policy on our web site. Further information on privacyFor more information about privacy issues in Australia and protecting your privacy, visit the web site of the Australian Federal Privacy Commissioner.