Privacy Policy

The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is committed to protecting your privacy and has strict policies and procedures in place to ensure your privacy is maintained.

Information for statistical purposes

Unless this website asks for specific personal information, Peter Mac will only collect information relating to your use of the website for statistical purposes to assist Peter Mac in improving users’ experience of the site. Such information may include the:

  • date and time of your visit
  • pages accessed and documents downloaded
  • referring site
  • type of browser you are using

Specific requests for personal information

If this website specifically asks for your personal information and expressly states the basis for its collection, how it will be used and disclosed, then the personal information provided will only be collected, used and disclosed in accordance with those express terms. You will be deemed to have consented to those express terms through the submission of your personal information.

If no terms are stated, personal information you provide will only be used in relation to the purpose for which it was given. For example, if you send Peter Mac an email, Peter Mac may use your email address to respond to your enquiry.

Security of personal information

Peter Mac takes reasonable steps to protect the personal information it holds from misuse and loss, and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

While Peter Mac endeavours to provide a secure online environment through its website, you should be aware that there are inherent risks associated with the transmission of information via the internet.

Where personal information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was collected, Peter Mac will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify such personal information.

Third party sites

Any links on this website to a third-party site are provided for convenience only and a link to a third party site is not an endorsement by Peter Mac. Peter Mac is not responsible for the content and privacy policies of other sites, and recommends that you review each site’s privacy policy.

Enquiries and Feedback

If you have any queries about Peter Mac’s privacy policy or if you have any complaint about the handling of your personal information, contact Peter Mac’s Patient Liaison Officer via switchboard on (03) 8559 5000.