Doctors For Nutrition is committed to protecting your privacy and this policy outlines how we collect, manage, use and safeguard your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
Collecting personal information
Personal information is information or opinion that personally identifies you, such as your name, email address and contact details.
We may from time to time collect personal information about you from a variety of sources including: when you attend our events, use our websites (doctorsfornutrition.org and nutritioninhealthcare.org), interact with us on social platforms, via third parties that perform functions on our behalf, when you email us, write to us or meet us in person, or from publicly available information.
Use of your personal information
We collect personal information in order to conduct our business. This may include: facilitating donations and charitable support; marketing, improving, supporting and enhancing our programs and campaigns; communicating with you; and meeting our legal obligations.
We never rent, sell, lend or give away your personal information. In some instances, personal information is supplied to, or collected by third parties who perform tasks on our behalf (for example Donorbox, the company we use to process donations, and Mailchimp, our electronic mail service). These parties are covered by privacy rules that prevent them from keeping or using this information for any other purpose.
We use Google Analytics to inform and optimise content based on your past visits to our sites. Google Analytics informs us of how visitors use our websites based on their browsing habits, so that we can improve our site to make it easier to find information.
When you visit our websites, we may use an internet browser feature called a ‘cookie’. A cookie is a small data file that may be placed on the computer of a web user (usually in the browser software folder) the first time a computer visits a website which operates cookies. Cookies by themselves cannot be used to identify you personally: they only identify the computer used to visit our site.
Security of your personal information
We will take reasonable steps to keep your personal information secure. Only authorised users can access your personal information. We will also take steps to destroy or de-identify your personal information where we no longer require it.
While we take care to protect your information and ensure security by partnering only with the most reputable third parties, no data sent over the internet is 100% secure. While we will do our best, we cannot be held responsible for events arising from unauthorised access to your personal information.
Changes to your personal information
Wherever possible, we will allow you to access or seek correction of the information we hold about you. If you would like to request access to or seek correction of any information we hold about you, please contact us.
Linked third party websites
Our websites may provide links to third party websites or third party websites may link to our website. These linked sites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the conduct of companies linked to our website. Before disclosing your personal information to any other website, you should examine the terms and conditions for using these websites and the privacy policies applicable.
Updates to this policy
This policy will be updated from time to time as required, for example in order to remain within the terms and intent of new or amended legislation, so please check this page periodically to ensure that you remain aware of the current terms.
Enquiries and complaints
Material on our websites comes from a variety of sources and authors, including staff members, volunteers, overseas partner organisations and Doctors For Nutrition group members and supporters. Doctors For Nutrition does not necessarily endorse all views expressed by contributors to our websites.
Doctors For Nutrition makes all reasonable effort to ensure that the information and materials on our websites is as accurate as possible, however we in no way guarantee nor warrant the accuracy, completeness, currency of any material made available on our websites. Any mistakes that are brought to our attention will be corrected as soon as possible.
Medical information on our websites is made available for educational and research purposes only, and should in no way be a considered as medical advice nor as a substitute for advice provided by your healthcare professional.
Links from our websites to other websites do not imply any relationship between Doctors For Nutrition and those websites nor any party affiliated with them. We neither endorse, nor warrant, nor take any responsibility for the content or any other aspect of the websites to which we may link.
Doctors For Nutrition accepts no liability for any loss or damage suffered either directly or indirectly as a result of using or otherwise relying upon any material or information made available through our websites.
Social media statement
Content posted on Doctors For Nutrition's social media platforms is for information and news purposes only. It does not necessarily reflect the views, position and interests of Doctors For Nutrition, and is not intended to be used as medical advice.
Doctors For Nutrition encourages an open and constructive dialogue with the public on its social media platforms. By participating in Doctors For Nutrition activity on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube or any other Doctors For Nutrition social media platform, you agree to do so in a respectful manner.
We reserve the right to remove any content that is deemed offensive or a conflict of interest, or that may imply health advice or medical diagnosis, as these issues should be discussed individually with a health professional.
Doctors For Nutrition respects and welcomes feedback from the public about our work and programs. Complaints about Doctors For Nutrition will be responded to publicly wherever possible, but we reserve the right to remove comments that are incorrect or inflammatory.
Doctors For Nutrition also reserves the right to remove irrelevant content deemed to be spam.
If you have a complaint or feedback, we encourage you to Contact Us.