Healthy Living NT is the trading name for the Diabetes Association of the NT Inc., a charitable, member based organisation established in 1980 to provide support to people with diabetes and other chronic health conditions. We are governed by the Privacy Act 1988 (the Privacy Act) in our responsible handling of your personal information.
Healthy Living NT provides a number of services and programs, some of which are under a contracted arrangement with Commonwealth or NT funders:
Personal information is any information that identifies or could identify a person, whether it is true or not. It includes your name, age, gender and contact details. Personal information can also include sensitive information, which is information about your health and health service provided to you.
We collect your information so that we can provide you with access to our products and services. Healthy Living NT normally collects your personal and sensitive information only if you have consented to the information being collected. We will only seek to collect the information that is reasonably necessary for one or more of our services or activities. We may also receive information about you such as diagnosis, referrals and health information sent from your doctor or health care professional necessary in order to provide you with a health service.
We collect your information in a few different ways, including forms, correspondence, through consultations with our health professionals, from information received from your doctor, through our website and visits to NDSS Access Points.
It is your choice whether to provide us with your information. However if you don’t provide us with the information we require, we may not be able to provide you with some or all of the products or services available.
We will only seek to collect the information that is reasonably necessary for one or more of our services or activities.
We use and disclose your information for the purposes for which we collected it and for related purposes where you would reasonably expect us to use or disclose your personal information. For example:
We will not disclose your information to any unauthorised third party without your consent or we are required to do so by law. No identifiable personal or health information is included in our statistics which are used for the purpose of reporting to funders.
You can request to access your personal information at any time. You may also ask us to correct your personal information if it is incorrect, incomplete or misleading. We take reasonable steps to make sure that the personal information that we hold is accurate, complete and up to date.
By providing your information to us, you authorise us to collect, maintain, use and disclose your personal information in the manner set out in this privacy statement.
More information about the Privacy Act and what it means for you can be found at www.privacy.gov.au