We respect your right to privacy and your right to view and update the personal information we hold about you. We are committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our site or contact us in any way.
Your personal information
Collecting your personal information
If you access any of our services (including membership, accreditation, registering for courses or just signing up for our newsletters), you will need to provide us with some or all of the following personal information:
Your email address;
Your residential or postal address;
The service centre you belong to;
Your credit card details.
Collectively, this is known as your "personal information".
Using your personal information
We collect and use your personal information to:
Provide you with the services you sign up for.
Administer your membership efficiently.
Conduct forums and research surveys where you choose to, or are invited to participate.
Tell you about our new services.
Changing your personal information
You have the right to view and change any personal information we hold about you at any time.
MEDSAC members can do this online by entering your email address and password and updating your profile.
Alternatively, you can contact the MEDSAC office: Phone: +64 (9) 376 1422
Feedback, forums and data collection
Expert advice forum
MEDSAC members have access to an Expert Advice Forum (EAF). All communications within that forum are treated as confidential to the participants, which include the member seeking advice and the respondent advisors. Where MEDSAC choose to inform other members by publishing the query and the advice given MEDSAC will not disclose any personal information that would identify any of the participants.
Feedback and Forums
All feedback received is treated as confidential information, which may be held with your personal information where it is considered helpful to providing an effective service. You may ask us if we have retained any such information and request that it be deleted.
Comments within a MEDSAC or SAATS Link forum are confidential to participants in the forum and should not be published by forum members without your permission.
Sometimes, we might want to publish your feedback and/or forum comments. If so, we will endeavour to get your permission before copying or quoting your message.
As part of our contribution to improving sexual assault care within New Zealand, MEDSAC collects de-identified client data which is stored in a secure database managed by the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR).
This data informs planning and resource allocation. None of the data identifies individual patients and is held in accordance with New Zealand privacy laws.
Disclosing your personal information
We will not sell or rent your personal information to any third party. But we may share your contact information with trusted third parties that work on our behalf to distribute our email or print communications.
We do not sell survey results to any third parties.
Improve our website (for example, identify and promote popular reports); and
Provide you with more targeted information where appropriate.
If your browser is set to notify you when you receive a cookie, you will be prompted to accept the cookie. Please select "Yes".
You can also ask your browser to delete or block third party cookies: simply search online for "cookies" + the name of your internet browser (for example, "Google Chrome") for step-by-step instructions.
Important: You should not use a "remember my login" feature on a browser unless you are the only person who has access to the browser. Never enable this feature on a public access computer as this could allow other people to access your personal information.
We may contact you to:
Clarify details about your membership or digital access.
Respond to any enquiries you make.
Provide any information necessary for the operation and security of our site.
If you are a member we may also contact you to advise of changes to our terms and conditions, services or new products or promotions.
All new members will be signed up to automatically receive email marketing communications. You can choose to remove yourself from email marketing communications by following the "unsubscribe" prompt at the bottom of each email or by updating your preferences in your MEDSAC profile.
Links to other websites
Our websites provide links to other websites when we consider you may be interested in the contents of those sites. We do not endorse any third party sites or their content and we have no control over the conduct of the companies or organisations operating those sites.
Before you disclose any personal information to another site, we advise you to check its terms and conditions, including its privacy and security policies.
Queries and concerns
If you are not satisfied with our response to any privacy-related concern you may have, you may contact the Privacy Commissioner
Office of the Privacy Commissioner P O Box 10-094 Wellington, New Zealand Telephone: +64 (4) 474 7590 (Wellington) Telephone: +64 (9) 302 8680 (Auckland) http://privacy.org.nz/
Suggested notice to display in clinics and consulting rooms to cover off the collection of client/patient data for the MEDSAC SAATSdata project.
As part of our contribution to improving sexual assault care within New Zealand, we subscribe to the SAATSdata project operated by MEDSAC, which is designed to inform local and national planning and resource allocation for the provision of medical sexual assault services throughout New Zealand.
SAATSdata collects anonymised client information that is stored in a secure database managed by the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR). None of the data identifies individual patients and is held in accordance with New Zealand privacy laws.