Our Commitment to Your Privacy
Your privacy is important to the Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA).
You can choose to provide as much or as little information as you like, although we require minimum information to provide you with access to our site. What you provide is your choice.
The AHTA will under no circumstances sell or rent any personal information that you supply to us to any third party. The AHTA has partnerships with commercial organisations and those partners will, from time to time, request that the AHTA send information to people on the AHTA database as part of the partnership. Any AHTA or partner information is sent by the AHTA and data is not provided to the third party. In short, information you supply to the AHTA stays with the AHTA.
The AHTA may disclose personal or professional information to the following third parties:
- IT service providers
- Printers that print and distribute our publications and marketing material
- Compensable bodies including but not limited to: Worksafe, TAC and SIRA etc.
AHTA follows the principles laid out in data protection legislation when handling personal data. These principles require personal data to be:
- Processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner
- Collected only for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes
- Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which it is processed
- Not kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the data is processed
- Processed in a manner that ensures its security using appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage
- Not transferred to another country without appropriate safeguards being in place
- Made available to data subjects and allow data subjects to exercise certain rights in relation to their personal data
The AHTA is also responsible and accountable for ensuring that it can demonstrate compliance with the data protection principles listed above.
The AHTA may collect, use and store different kinds of personal data about you. It collects this data about you when you access and use the site and its services as follows:
- Register an account
- Leave a comment
- Place an advertisement
- Register for a course/event/conference
- Buy a product
- Contact the AHTA
- Subscribe to the AHTA’s communications (Newsletter, Enews etc)
- Manage your communication preferences
- Make a payment
The AHTA may hold the following information about you:
- Name, address, telephone number(s)
- Date of birth
- Email address
- Transaction details associated with services we have provided to you
- Additional information provided to and by you
- Information you have provided to us via member surveys
Access to Personal Information
You have the right to review and alter any personal membership information that the AHTA stores. It is your information, so you should be the person that controls it. Should you wish to access this information please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org
To change your personal information, you must login to your account with your unique login and password via the AHTA website www.ahta.com.au
By choosing to register on the AHTA website or as a member of the AHTA, you may receive information from us about membership, AHTA services, member notices, publications, and communications relevant to your use of the site and your AHTA membership. The AHTA uses this method to communicate quickly with you. You have the right to refuse inclusion on a mailing list. You can make a request to remove your email address from a mailing list by updating your Mailing Preferences in your account profile.
From time to time, the AHTA arranges mailings using the contact information you have provided, from its business partners (including corporate partners and endorsed product manufacturers/suppliers). These mailings aim to provide you with information and benefits available to you,
Your personal password to access the AHTA website protects your privacy. We recommend that you do not disclose, share or reveal this password to any other individual.
Change of Purpose
It is not anticipated that any information will be disclosed to overseas recipients. If this were to change this page will be updated.
From time to time, the AHTA may decide to collect different kinds of information. When this occurs, the AHTA will update this privacy page.
If you decide to become an Accredited Hand Therapist as awarded by the AHTA, and we hope that you do, the AHTA will ask you for additional personal details. You may also opt to provide the AHTA with more information such as special interest areas you may have. Relevant information is disclosed to the public on the internet via the AHTA's 'Find a Therapist' online directory only. Whether you decide to use this service is your choice.
Your information is stored on AHTA's server located in a secure data housing facility. While, it is important to recognise that "perfect security" does not exist on the internet, the AHTA is committed to using industry standard mechanisms to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information such as firewalls and Secure Socket Layers.
As part of the normal operation of this site, your internet browser will be sent a "cookie" (a temporary internet file). This cookie enhances the site's functionality with features such as membership logon and electronic ordering. By itself, this cookie can only identify your computer to AHTA’s server; it is not used to identify you personally.
Credit Card Information
The AHTA does not permanently store credit card information anywhere on this site.
AHTA Members Privacy
The AHTA has a strong commitment to protecting your privacy and ensuring the confidentiality and security of personal information provided to the AHTA by you. The AHTA is required to comply with the Privacy Act 1988 as amended by the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 which came into effect in March 2014. Click here to access full details: Australia's Privacy Act
Information you have provided to the AHTA is used to:
- Process applications and renewals and to update your membership details and profile information
- Notify members and the public that you have met our requirements for credentialing
- Provide information to consumers and others on the availability of Hand Therapy services
- Conduct market research to identify and analyse the ongoing needs of AHTA members
- Ensure compliance with the AHTA's Constitution and By-Laws
- Provide you with AHTA publications and information
- Provide you with access to and information about current and future member benefits
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have a concern or issue in relation to how we collect, store, use or disclose your personal information by clicking here: Contact Us