Medicines Australia is committed to protecting the privacy of users of The Australian Medicines Industry website. We understand that visitors to and users of this Website are concerned about their privacy and the security of any information that they may provide.
Medicines Australia ensures that personal information is responsibly collected and managed in accordance with the National Privacy Principles of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
Like many other websites, we monitor usage of the The Australian Medicines Industry site to help us to make it useful to as many visitors as possible. Consequently, our website does collect some information about users of the site, and we may also ask you for information in order to provide a service to you. Details of what we collect and how it is used are contained in this statement.
Automated Data Collection
Data that in some way identifies the user is gathered during interactions with the The Australian Medicines Industry website (“the Data“).
One form of information collection technology Medicines Australia employ to collect Data is internet “cookies”. Internet Cookies are small strings of text placed on users’ hard drives during data exchange that happens when a browser directs the user to the website. Cookies allow a website to store information on a user’s machine and retrieve it later. Cookies and other information collection technologies can only store information that is explicitly provided by the user or visitor in the first place, or information the website already knows about the user, such as their IP address.
Computer Information: It is a necessary part of visiting any website, including the The Australian Medicines Industry site, that the user’s web browser provides the machine’s identity (its IP address) to the web-server, so that the server can address the reply to the correct machine. In addition, the browser type and operating system are provided.
Navigation and Click-Stream Data: Browsing any website, including the Australian Medicines Industry website, generates a trail of the pages that are visited, and the time apparently spent displaying each page.
Data Storage, Use and Disclosure, and Retention: All personal data described in the preceding section is stored in transmission logs and archived for a period that that is yet to be determined. It is likely that this period will be between at least 12 months and 7 years.
The Data is used by Medicines Australia site software and by staff involved in the Medicines Australia operation only for: website and system administration, including monitoring to prevent security breaches; customisation of the website to the user’s needs; and evaluation, research and development.
Identified data can only be re-disclosed by the user if the user provides the unique request session number. Identified data may be disclosed to a third party only in circumstances in which it is legally authorised, such as in the investigation of a criminal offence, and in compliance with a search warrant or subpoena.