College Website Privacy Statement
This College Website Privacy Statement applies to this website which is operated by the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (the College). This Privacy Statement may also apply to services offered by the College on websites hosted by third parties.
The College understands and appreciates that you are concerned about your privacy and about the confidentiality and security of information we may gain about you online. The College is committed to protecting your privacy. This College Website Privacy Statement explains how your personal information will be treated as you access and interact with the College website.
Information Collection and Use
We use IP addresses (i.e. the electronic addresses of computers connected to the Internet) to analyse trends, administer the web site, track user's movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
This website contains links to other third party websites. The College is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website. You should be aware that when a hyperlink on this website directs you to a third party web site, you will need to read the privacy statements of that website to determine how that website collects and uses personally identifiable information. The College is not responsible for how third party websites collect and use personal information.
Using the Discussion Boards
The College complies with the AMA Code of Ethics and draws your attention specifically to point 2.1.3 under ‘Professional Conduct’ which states that one should “refrain from making comments which may needlessly damage the reputation of a colleague”.
In order to protect the privacy of personal information that the College collects, you must take reasonable steps to ensure that your password is not disclosed to any other person or compromised in any way. You should regularly change your website password and in setting a password you should use a combination of letters (upper and lower case), numbers and special characters.
As the security of Internet communications can be breached in some circumstances, the College cannot warrant the security of information you give us or that you receive from our web site or via e-mail while that information is being transmitted. However, when we receive any information from you, we will use all reasonable efforts to maintain its security and to keep this information accurate and up-to-date. Your information is stored in secure servers. Our employees are obliged to respect the personal information held by the College. Please notify us immediately if there is any unauthorised use of your account.
Acceptance and Changes to Security and Privacy Statement
You acknowledge and accept that your use of the College website indicates your acceptance of the College Website Privacy Statement. The College may at any time vary the Website Privacy Statement by publishing the varied Website Privacy Statement on the College website.