What kinds of personal information does My Allergy Aid collect?
You need not disclose your identity to My Allergy Aid in order to use most parts of this website.
However, in order for you to access or receive some of the Materials on this website, or related services, it may be necessary to for us to collect personal or sensitive information. For example, the following sections of this website require you to provide information to us:
- Forum registration form
- Newsletter sign-up form
- Contact us form
Information collected may include your name and location, your allergy types and your dealings with My Allergy Aid. Withholding information we require, it may affect our ability to provide the Material or Services you have requested.
Our Internet server may automatically record details about any computer used to access the website (such as the IP address, domain name and browser type), the date and time of access, and details of the information downloaded. This information is used for internal statistical purposes and to improve this website.
Use and disclosure of information
My Allergy Aid will only use personal or sensitive information it collects for the purposes for which it was collected (which will normally be obvious at the time we collect it), including to provide you with information, Materials or Services, or as otherwise permitted by the law.
We will not disclose your personal or sensitive information to any third party except:
- as required by law; or
- as statistical data;
- where you consent to the disclosure.
Access to your information
You may request access at any time to any personal or sensitive information which we hold about you. My Allergy Aid may charge you a fee where access is provided. We may refuse to provide access to information held about you where the National Privacy Principles allow us to do so. For further information email us.
We use data derived from cookies to compile statistics on browser types, locations, operating systems, page views and file visits.
Users can erase cookies from their computer. Some parts of this site may not function fully for users that do not allow their computer to accept cookies.
Security of your Information
We take reasonable steps to protect all information which we hold (including personal and sensitive information) from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification and disclosure.
We take reasonable steps to hold information secure in an electronic or physical form. Information is stored in access controlled premises or in electronic databases requiring logins and passwords. All staff having access to confidential information are subject to confidentiality obligations.
You should be aware that there may be inherent risks associated with the transmission of information via the Internet. If you are submitting personal details, credit card numbers or other information over the internet, please be aware that, while all reasonable efforts are made to secure information transmitted to the website, there is a possibility that information you submit could be observed by a third party while in transit.
My Allergy Aid is not responsible for any unauthorised disclosure or misuse of your personal information that may occur in transit.
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Last updated in April 2014.