We operate an educational and collaborative platform allowing our users to create, upload and view educational material, record learning activities, view medical cases, review a database of medical images, comment and ask questions and direct message other users (the Ediofy Platform). In this policy, all references to “our services” refers to these services we provide through, and any additional services we provide in connection with, the Ediofy Platform.
We value your privacy and are committed to safeguarding the information we receive in connection with our business operations. To achieve this commitment to privacy, we comply with the Australian Privacy Principles and the Notifiable Data Breach Scheme contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). This legislation governs the way we collect, use, disclose and store your personal information and how we notify you in circumstances where your information is lost or subject to unauthorised accessed. For further information regarding Australia’s privacy legislation, please refer to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner:
We collect information about you in order to provide you with our services. You may choose whether to provide us with this information, however your choices may affect our ability to offer you part or all of our services.
Personal information we collect may include:
Our website uses “cookies” (small data files containing information about you that is stored on your hard drive), “embedded scripts” and other similar tracking technologies to collect information about your use of our website.
These tracking technologies are used to track your interaction with the website and the Ediofy Platform and target your interests to enhance your experience.
Information collected may include server addresses, top level domain names, the date, time and duration of a visit, website or platform pages access and documents downloaded, referring and exit pages, whether you are a returning visitor, the type of browser used and the hardware type and operating system of the device used.
You may decline our cookies if your browser addon permits, but doing so may interfere with your use of our website and services. For more information on disabling cookies, refer to the ‘Help’ section of your browser.
Where your personal information is not ‘sensitive information’ we may use your information for reasonably expected secondary purposes related to the above.
In addition, we may use your information as otherwise authorised by law.
We will only disclose your information to the extent required to provide our services to you, for the purposes outlined in the “Why We Collect Your Information” paragraph above or as otherwise requested or authorised.
In particular, personal information that you provide and that we collect that is collected for the purposes of public display through the Ediofy Platform, which includes your public profile content, public comments and opinions and content and information you upload to be publicly available on the Ediofy Platform will be disclosed to other users, at their discretion, through the Ediofy Platform. To the extent any personal information that you provide and that we collect that is collected for the purposes of private communication or display, including private communications, comments and opinions and information you upload to be privately accessible by other users in private forums, message threads and groups through the Ediofy Platform will be disclosed to such other users, at their discretion, through the Ediofy Platform.
We will not otherwise disclose your personal information to any third party, other than in accordance with the Privacy Act.
We will not rent or sell your information to third parties without your consent.
Where we use your personal information to send you marketing and promotional information you will be provided with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving such information. Unless you exercise your right to opt-out of such communication, you will be taken to have consented to receive similar information and communications in the future.
In connection with providing our services to you, we may store, use, or disclose your personal information in countries outside of Australia for the purposes of data storage through Amazon’s webservices platform. We will not send your personal information to recipients outside of Australia without first:
We take reasonable steps to protect personal information held by us from misuse, loss or unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
Personal information we collect and hold is stored on secure servers and is only accessible by those persons who need access to the information or in order to carry out our services. We also maintain physical security measures to protect the use and storage of physical records containing your personal information.
You are entitled to access the personal information we hold about you and may request that we correct any errors in the information we hold.
If you would like to access or correct your personal information held by us, please contact our Privacy Officer at the address below.
We will take reasonable steps to allow you to access your information unless circumstances exist that would prohibit us from doing so.
We will correct your personal information where we are satisfied that the information is inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading. If we correct any personal information that we have disclosed to third parties we will take reasonable steps to notify those parties of the change or update. You accept that, following a request to correct your information, we may be required to take reasonable steps to verify your identity or the personal information, which may include confirmation with third parties.
If you have any queries, concerns or complaints, or would like to discuss any matter concerning your privacy, please contact our Privacy Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are concerned that we may have breached the Australian Privacy Principles, please contact us immediately. We will undertake a reasonable and expeditious assessment of the concern and suggest relevant resolution processes.
Alternatively, you may wish to contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at the contact details provided above.