PATIENT HEALTH PRIVACY
The Gore Medical Centre is committed to protecting your privacy. We only use the information we collect about you to inform you of updates and reply to your messages.
The Gore Medical Centre maintains the privacy of individual patient information in accordance with the Health Information Privacy Code 1994.
The code relates to the using, storing, disclosing access and correction of your health information.
If you have any concerns about any matter relating to your health information please speak with our Privacy Officer, Kerry Harrington.
Will the Gore Medical Centre share the information it collects to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others.
Our practice follows the rules set out below whenever we collect, use, store or disclose information about your health.
Collecting your health information health information
When we collect health information from you we will:
- only collect the information for the purpose of treating you (or for some related purpose);
- collect the information directly from you unless you have authorised us to collect the information from someone else (or we have some other lawful reason for collecting the information from someone else); and
- tell you why we are collecting the information and what we will do with it.
Using your health information
We will not use your health information for any purpose other than for the purpose of treating you unless we get your consent or we will use your information in a way that doesn’t identify you (or where we have some other lawful reason for doing so).
Storing your health information
We will store your health information securely so that only authorised people can access or use your information.
Disclosing your health information
We will not disclose your health information to anyone without your consent unless we have a lawful reason for doing so.
Access and correction of your health information
You can ask us to confirm whether we hold information about you. If we hold information about you, you have the right to access the information.
You can ask us to correct any information that we hold about you if you think that the information is inaccurate. If we refuse to correct your information, you can ask us to put a note on your information that states that you have asked for the correction to be made.
Information We Collect via the Website
You provide us certain information about yourself, such as your name, email address, and other personally identifiable information (all referred to as “Personal Information”) if you subscribe for monthly e-newsletters (held by Mailchimp; an email marketing software company). If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email addresses and our responses.
Information Collected Through Cookies and Other Technologies:
Google Analytics and Mailchimp are a service that uses several cookies. The cookies integrated within Google Analytics are used to help us gather information about how the Website is used by visitors. The information is not personally identifiable and is simply used to track the level of Service our Website is providing. More information on the cookies used through our use of Google Analytics can be found on Google’s Cookies & Google Analytics page.
Questions and Feedback
For matters where you feel privacy has been breached:
The Privacy Commissioner, PO Box 466, Auckland 1
Phone: 0800 803 909