You can elect to provide as much or as little information as you choose although the APA requires a minimum set of information to provide access to its site. What you provide is your choice.
The APA will under no circumstances sell, trade or rent any personal information that you supply to it to any third party. The APA has partnerships with commercial organisations and those partners will, from time to time, request that the APA send information to people on the APA database as part of the partnership. Any APA or partner information is sent by the APA and data is not provided to any third party. In short, information you supply to the APA stays with the APA. The APA may disclose personal information to the following third parties to satisfy standard operating procedures of the APA:
APA adheres to the principles set out in data protection legislation when handling personal data. These principles require personal data to be:
The APA is also responsible and accountable for ensuring that it can demonstrate compliance with the data protection principles listed above.
The APA may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you. It collects and process personal data about you when you:
The APA may hold the following information about you:
You have the right to review and alter any personal membership information that the APA stores about you. After all, it is your information, so you should be the person that controls it. Should you wish to access this information please contact the APA’s privacy officer. Unless the access you request will require special steps or significant resources, there will be no charge for providing you with this access.
To change your personal information you must login to your account with your unique login and password via the APA website.
By choosing to register on the APA web site or as a member of the APA, you may receive information from the APA about membership, APA services, partner information and offers. The APA uses this method to communicate quickly with you. You have the right to refuse inclusion on a mailing list. All APA member e-communications contain a link at the bottom of each email which allows members to update their subscription preferences at any time. Please make sure you review this section periodically and opt in to the e-communications you wish to receive.
Alternatively you can make a request to remove your email address from a mailing list by contacting the privacy officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The APA uses your email address, your mailing address and phone number to contact you regarding administrative notices, publications, and communications relevant to your use of the site and your APA membership. If you do not wish to receive these communications, you have the ability to opt out of certain communications by self selection or by contacting the privacy officer at email@example.com.
From time to time, the APA arranges mailings using the contact information you have provided, from its business partners (including corporate partners and endorsed product manufacturers/suppliers). These mailings aim to provide you with information and benefits available to you.
If you do not wish to receive information from APA's business partners you can have them discontinued via self selection, or by advising your local APA Branch or the APA’s privacy officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. For any information about privacy, please contact the APA’s privacy officer by phoning 03 9092 0888 or by email email@example.com.
As part of the normal operation of this site, your internet browser will be sent a "cookie" (a temporary internet file). This cookie enhances the site's functionality with features such as membership logon and electronic ordering. By itself, this cookie can only identify your computer to APA’s server; it is not used to identify you personally.
Your personal password to access the APA website protects your privacy. We recommend that you do not disclose, share or reveal this password to any other individual.
It is not anticipated that any information will be disclosed to overseas recipients. If this were to change this page will be updated.
From time to time, the APA may decide to collect different kinds of information. When this occurs, the APA will update this privacy page.
You have the right to complain regarding any aspect of your privacy rights. If you have a complaint please contact the privacy officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 03 9092 0888.
If you decide to become a member of the APA, and we hope that you do, the APA will ask you for additional personal details. You may also opt to provide the APA with more information such as special interest areas you may have where you are employed and your date of birth. Relevant information is disclosed to the public on the internet via the APA's 'Find a Physio' online searchable database only. You must approve the use of your details on this database. Whether you decide to use this service is your choice.
Your information is stored on the APA's server located in a secure data housing facility. While, it is important to recognise that "perfect security" does not exist on the internet, the APA is committed to using industry standard mechanisms to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information such as firewalls and Secure Socket Layers.
The APA does not store credit card information unless you choose to pay your membership fees by instalment or you elect to save your card details for the convenience of future purchases.
The APA has a strong commitment to protecting your privacy and ensuring the confidentiality and security of personal information provided to the APA by you. As an organisation with an annual turnover of more than $3 million, the APA is required to comply with the Privacy Act 1988 as amended by the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 which came into effect in March 2014.
You have the right to access the personal information about yourself held by the APA and to correct information which is inaccurate. To change your information you must log into your account with your unique login and password via the APA website.
Information you have provided to the APA is used to:
The APA may verify to a third party that you are a member of the APA. Such disclosure will only be made in circumstances where the APA has identified a potential benefit to you in making such disclosure to the third party.
The only relevant third parties will be suppliers that the APA has entered into a commercial arrangement with whereby members may receive a benefit or discount on services or goods. The disclosure will only be made if the third party contacts the APA and asks whether or not the individual is a member of the APA.
So, for example, the APA might enter into a contract with the supplier of adjustable massage beds whereby APA members will receive a discount if they order that product. The member will contact the supplier to place the order and would advise the supplier that they are a member of the APA. The supplier would then contact the APA for confirmation. The APA will not provide any further information to the supplier. It will only confirm that the relevant person is a member of the APA.
If you do not wish the APA to disclose that information to a third party please contact the APA’s privacy officer by phoning 03 9092 0888 or by email email@example.com.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have a concern or issue in relation to how we collect, store, use or disclose your personal information.
If your concern relates to your APA membership or another APA function or service please contact us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call or mail us at the following address:
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Postal address: PO Box 437 Hawthorn BC VIC 3122
Telephone: 1300 306 622
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