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Essendon Private Clinic is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Essendon Private Clinic Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Essendon Private Clinic Web site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Essendon Private Clinic collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Essendon Private Clinic also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your post code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Essendon Private Clinic. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Essendon Private Clinic for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Essendon Private Clinic Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Essendon Private Clinic public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Essendon Private Clinic does not read any of your private online communications.

Essendon Private Clinic encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Essendon Private Clinic so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Essendon Private Clinic is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of Essendon Private Clinic and the Essendon Private Clinic family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Essendon Private Clinic collects and uses your personal information to operate the Essendon Private Clinic Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Essendon Private Clinic also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Essendon Private Clinic and its affiliates. Essendon Private Clinic may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Essendon Private Clinic does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Essendon Private Clinic may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Essendon Private Clinic may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Essendon Private Clinic, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Essendon Private Clinic does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Essendon Private Clinic keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Essendon Private Clinic, in order to determine what Essendon Private Clinic services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Essendon Private Clinic to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

The Essendon Private Clinic Web site will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Essendon Private Clinic or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Essendon Private Clinic; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Essendon Private Clinic, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Essendon Private Clinic Web site uses “cookies” to help personalise your online experience.  A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.  Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time.  The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page.  For example, if you personalise Essendon Private Clinic pages, or register with the Essendon Private Clinic site or services, a cookie helps Essendon Private Clinic to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.  This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on.  When you return to the same Essendon Private Clinic Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use Essendon Private Clinic features that you customised.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies.  Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.  If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of Essendon Private Clinic services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Essendon Private Clinic secures your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure.  Essendon Private Clinic secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer services in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorised access, use or disclosure.  When personal information (such as credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this statement

Essendon Private Clinic will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback.  Essendon Private Clinic encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Essendon Private Clinic is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Essendon Private Clinic welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy.  If you believe that Essendon Private Clinic has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Essendon Private Clinic. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.