Privacy Statement for Sydney Local Health District website

How does Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) protect your privacy?

Sydney Local Health District respects an individual's right to privacy as established under the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 and the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002. SLHD does not allow the publication of information that identifies or may identify an individual (unless they have consented). As a matter of public interest statistical data about the use and management of SLHD & SLHD facilities and the health of the population, are made available on SLHD websites.

Links to external (non-SLHD) sites are sometimes included in web pages for the convenience of site users. SLHD does not have any responsibility for the privacy practices of third party sites linked to sites.

Is personal information collected about your site visit?

Visitor logs are used on this SLHD internet site for statistical purposes only.

Is personal information collected in feedback provided by visitors?

Visitors are welcome to provide feedback about SLHD when they visit the website. SLHD collects some personal information from the information you provide about our services.

What does SLHD do with personal information provided in feedback?

Email addresses provided to this site will only be used to respond to enquiries and will not be added to mailing lists, or disclosed to any other party without the user's consent, unless required to do so by law.

Personal information will be kept in safe custody, sufficient to prevent unauthorised access, and will properly handled to ensure its safety, integrity and confidentiality. Circumstances in which SLHD may be required to disclose this information to a law enforcement agency include:

  • Unauthorised tampering or interference with files published on a SLHD site
  • Unauthorised attempts to access files which are not published on the SLHD site
  • Attempts to intercept messages of other users of SLHD site
  • Communications which are defamatory, abusive, vilify individuals or give rise to a suspicion that an offence is being committed
  • Attempts to otherwise compromise the security of the web server.
  • Breach the laws of the State of NSW or the Commonwealth of Australia.

Do you want to know more about how your privacy is protected?

SLHD observes the information privacy principles set out in The Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 and the Health Record Information Privacy Act 2002 when collecting and dealing with any personal or health information.

NSW Health has a Privacy Management Plan which identifies how all NSW Health agencies comply with the Privacy Act.

NSW Health also has a Privacy web site that explains the policies and practices of NSW Health in respect of information privacy.