Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.spine-health.com.au.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it.
After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Our contact information
We can be contacted via email with our Contact Us form.
What data breach procedures we have in place
As per regulatory compliance, if we become aware of any data breaches that involve your personably identifiable information (PII), we will notify the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) via https://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/notifiable-data-breaches/
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We use the collected information to send posts and newsletter items based on the user’s profile.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
Under the Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) scheme an organisation or agency must notify affected individuals and the OAIC about an eligible data breach.
An eligible data breach occurs when:
- there is unauthorised access to or unauthorised disclosure of personal information, or a loss of personal information, that an organisation or agency holds
- this is likely to result in serious harm to one or more individuals, and
- the organisation or agency hasn’t been able to prevent the likely risk of serious harm with remedial action
An organisation or agency that suspects an eligible data breach may have occurred must quickly assess the incident to determine if it is likely to result in serious harm to any individual.
A data breach that occurred before 22 February 2018 is not an eligible data breach for the purposes of the NDB scheme. However, certain data breaches occur over a period of time. While a system may have been compromised before 22 February 2018, data may have been accessed after that date. While the circumstances will need to be assessed, we suggest that an organisation or agency in this situation should assume the data breach is subject to the NDB scheme.