What personal information does AusTrials collect?
(a) Electronic Forms
If you would like to participate in a clinical trial, the personal information AusTrials collects on this Website includes your name, address, contact details and date of birth. AusTrials must obtain the consent of the individual to collect and use that information. AusTrials does not collect personal information that it does not need.
(b) Website Traffic Tracking
AusTrials uses an independent company, Google Analytics, to measure and analyse Internet usage to improve its services to you. AusTrials makes a record of all visits to this Website, by collecting the following information:
- The number of page views (or page impressions) that occur on this Website
- The number of unique visitors
- How long these unique visitors (on average) spend on an the this Website, and
- Common entry and exit points to this Website
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How does AusTrials use personal information?
AusTrials may use your personal information so that it can provide its services, fulfill any requests you may place, respond to your questions, inform patients and consultants of developments in the services AusTrials provides (including events and opportunities to participate in clinical trials) and manage its internal business operations.
AusTrials will not without your prior consent disclose personal information collected about you on this Website to any other party. Further, AusTrials does not sell, rent or trade your personal information to third parties except if required by law or permitted under the Privacy Act.
AusTrials takes reasonable steps to ensure the security of your personal information. AusTrials frequently updates anti-virus software to protect its systems from computer viruses. Further, all of AusTrials’ employees are required, as a condition of employment, to treat personal information held by AusTrials as confidential. However, you should be aware that the Internet is not a secure environment. AusTrials cannot protect personal information before it reaches them.
Access to Personal Information
Under the Privacy Act, you have the right to seek access to your personal information handled by AusTrials, except in circumstances where access may be denied under the Privacy Act.
Accuracy of information
Under the Privacy Act, you have the right to ask AusTrials to update or correct your personal information when it is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. If your personal details change, or you believe the information AusTrials holds about you is incorrect, please contact AusTrials so that it can update its records.