Website privacy

 

Consistent with Victorian Government and Federal Government policy and legislation, Home Base Services abides by the Australian Privacy Principles in relation to how we handle personal information. Any information you provide through our contact us enquiry form or feedback form will be used for the purpose intended and we will not add your details to our mailing lists without your prior knowledge and consent. If you use the online subscribe function to receive magazines and newsletters, your contact details will be added to our mailing list.

 

We will store that information securely and confidentially; we will not share your contact details with anyone without your consent, unless required by law. Any website visitor logs that we may keep provide data useful to understand the user experience and guide site upgrades. No attempt will be made to identify specific users or their browsing activity.

 

From time to time Home Base Services may invite site users to provide information via online forms or surveys. Participation in these is voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether to disclose requested information (such as name and mailing address) and demographic information (such as postcode or job title).

 

The Home Base Services website may contain links to other sites. Home Base Services is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other sites. Mind encourages its users to be aware when they leave its site and to read the privacy statements of each web site they choose to visit.

 

Home Base Services is committed to evolving policy. This statement is therefore subject to a cycle of review.

 

Data and privacy

 

When you enquire about Home Base Services services, we will collect your name, contact details and some information about your support needs and keep it in an electronic file. If you go on to become a client of Home Base Services we will add more information about your health, wellbeing and support needs, and will continue to update this information.

 

This information helps us deliver the best possible service and provides a record of the services you receive. You can choose not to share some of your information.

 

Your information is confidential and is stored securely at all times. We have strict policies about who can see and use your information.

 

We can only release information about you to others if you agree, or if it is required by law, such as in a medical emergency, or if it is required for your treatment or care.

 

We sometimes use information from our client database for research, planning and funding requirements, but we will not pass on your name and contact details.

 

You have the right to request access to your client file and to add any comments or notes to it or make a correction. If for any reason we cannot give you access to some of your information, we will let you know why.

 

You will be asked if you agree to receive newsletters, invitations to events and other information about Home Base Services activities. You are under no obligation to receive these and can opt out at any time you wish.

 

If you have any questions regarding the privacy of your personal and health information, please contact 03 9455 7000.