Privacy statementThe following is the NSWNMA's Privacy Statement in regard to this website and social media channels.
Application and Ownership
The NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association is the legal owner of this website.
This privacy statement applies to the Website and social media channels known as NSWNMA Online with a home page address of www.nswnma.asn.au. NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association is the sole owner of the information collected on NSWNA Online.
Purpose of the Privacy Statement
The purpose of this statement is to let you know what information is collected about you when you visit NSWNMA Online, how this information is used, to whom it is disclosed, and your ability to have any incorrect personal information amended.
Our goal is to provide you with a satisfying experience while allowing you to control your privacy and to give you a means to voice any questions or concerns you may have.
This statement has been prepared in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.
Commitment to Privacy
The NSWNMA is strongly committed to protecting your privacy while interacting with our site. We want to provide a safe and secure environment for both adults and children.
Information is collected from you primarily to make it easier and more rewarding for you to use our services. Depending on the service you are accessing, you could be asked to provide information such as your name, email address or information about what you like and do not like. It is entirely your choice whether to respond to these questions or not.
We will only use any personal information you have chosen to provide us for the purpose for which you provided it. We will not use it for any other purpose without your consent.
The Information Collected
A plain language description of the information that is collected. The NSWNMA site collects two types of information.
The first type is anonymous information. The web server hosted by AC3 [http://www.ac3.com.au/] and managed by Social Change Online [http://www.socialchange.net.au/] makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes:
- the user's server address,
- the user's top level domain name (eg. com, .gov, .net, .au, etc.),
- the date and time of the visit to the site,
- the pages accessed and documents downloaded,
- the previous site visited, and
- the type of browser used.
No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the internet service provider's logs.
The second type of information that NSWNMA Online collects is personal information. Personal information is requested in order to provide personalised and enhanced services that are not available to anonymous users.
Personal information requested in this site includes:
We will record your e-mail address if you send us a message, subscribe to an email newsletter, or complete a form this information is requested. If subscribing to an email newsletter you may "unsubscribe" at any time from the newsletter mailing list. Email addresses will not be added to any other mailing lists. We will not disclose your email address without your consent unless required to by law.
Name and Address:
The site includes forms where name and address is requested. In these cases personal details are required to enable subsequent contact with you and/or to enable authentication of the information provided.
We will not collect or solicit personal information via this site which would be unlawful, unnecessary or unrelated to the functions or activities of NSWNA Online, or unfair or unreasonably intrusive.
Because there are risks associated with using the Internet as a transmission medium, when we use electronic forms to collect information we will also provide you with other options for providing the information - for example, a paper form and mailing address and a telephone contact.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. Cookies are not used on your site.
The NSWNA Nurses and Midwives' website uses session cookies for navigational purposes only. Session cookies do not collect information from the user's computer and are erased when the user closes the web browser. They typically will store information in the form of a session identification that does NOT personally identify the user).
How information is Used
We will only use the personal information you have chosen to provide us for the purpose for which you provided it. We will not use it for any other purpose without your consent.
There may be occasions where it will be necessary for NSWNMA to disclose your personal information to third parties. NSWNMA may be required by law to disclose the information, or may be required to disclose your personal information to third parties to provide the service you have requested. For example, if you purchase products online from NSWNMA Online will need to disclose your personal information to third parties in order to authorise and process credit card transactions.
Under no circumstances will NSWNMA sell or receive payment for licensing or disclosing your personal information.
Commitment to Data Security
We will take reasonable steps to ensure that all information we collect, use or disclose is accurate, complete, up-to-date and stored in a secure environment accessed only by authorised persons. Transmissions sent to or from NSWNMA are routinely monitored for quality control and systems administration.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we strive to protect your personal information from misuse, loss and unauthorised access, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or receive from our web site. These activities are conducted at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security.
How Users can Access and Correct their Personal Information
If NSWNMA Online holds your personal information NSWNMA will where possible provide you with access to the information. We will take reasonable steps to correct the information so that it is accurate, complete and up to date.
To request any corrections please contact the NSWNMA's Records and Information Centre Coordinator/Librarian or, contact us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below.
Here are some simple rules that members of NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association and members of the public should follow when using the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association Facebook page (www.facebook.com/pages/nswnma), One2Four Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/One2four-the-way-to-safe-patient-care), Aged Care Nurses Facebook page (www.facebook.com/agedcarenurses) and when posting commentary on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/jchellam?feature=mhsn ) Nurse Uncut blog site (www.nurseuncut.com.au) or Nurse Uncut Facebook page (www.facebook.com/NurseUncutAustralia)or when replying to tweets from @nswnma or @nurseuncut.
While all the social media channels are provided as a Communication service to members and the public to comment on issues and campaigns that the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association is involved in, inappropriate or offensive comments will be removed.
Negative or derogatory comments about your employers, managers, clients, patients or work colleagues will also be removed.
To support campaigns that NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association is currently engaged in, comments should be spoken of in general terms about wages and workloads or other industrial issues.
Don't discuss individual clients or patients or any legal issues you personally are/were involved in. Don't identify a client or patient in any way, including by photograph or video, without their express written permission.
Don't post photographs or videos of yourself engaging in illegal, offensive, compromising or inappropriate behaviour or activity.
Be aware that anything you say or do on our site when absent on sick leave may be used to cast doubt on your right to be on sick leave.
Don't use a work computer to access our site if it puts you in conflict with your employer's computer access for personal use policy.
Ensure your own social media account privacy settings do not allow open public access.
Don't update your status about something work-related.
The Facebook pages and other social media channels were created to keep members of NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association and the public abreast of news, issues and campaigns that the Association is currently involved in.
Comments will be reviewed and may be removed if they are deemed inappropriate or offensive.
The comments posted on the sites are not necessarily the opinions or views of the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association.
Links to other sites
This Privacy Statement applies only to NSWNMA Online and not to other companies' or organisations' websites to which it is linked. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every Website that collects personally identifiable information.
How to Contact Us
Tel: 02 8595 1234
Fax: 02 9662 1414
Postal Address: 50 O'Dea Street, Waterloo NSW 2017.
The safety of children is very important to us. Whilst NSWNMA makes every reasonable effort to ensure that children's privacy and other rights are not compromised, it is ultimately the responsibility of parents to monitor their children's Internet usage.
What else you should know about privacy
Remember to close your browser and log-out of your internet connection when you have finished your session. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe. You as an individual are responsible for the security of and access to your own computer.
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