Baker IDI is committed to ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of your personal information. Baker IDI complies with the Commonwealth Privacy Act and other relevant state laws in relation to the management of personal information.
This policy does not apply to Baker IDI employee records.
We generally collect your personal information directly from you. For example, we may collect personal information about you when we deal with you over the phone or when you have contact with us in person or over the Internet.
Generally the kinds of personal information we collect about you may include your name, address, telephone numbers, e-mail address, research areas of interest, event attendance and payment (including credit card) details. We collect information from our donors and supporters including information about your donation history and activities that you have indicated you may be interested in being involved with.
We use this information to enable us to send you newsletters and bulletins as well as information about research, education and fundraising events and activities. We may use your information to contact you to seek financial support for medical research conducted at Baker IDI.
We may also collect personal information when we are canvassing recruitment of staff and PhD students. Generally speaking, we will collect personal information that you supply to us as part of this process and use it for the purposes of assessing applications and proposals.
We will only collect personal information necessary to conduct our business activities.
In order to conduct research and clinical trial activities, Baker IDI may collect your personal information including health information. In addition to your name and address, this information may also include:
This information is used to record your involvement in clinical trials and other research activities undertaken by Baker IDI, to process the results of research and clinical trials and to contact you regarding participation in future studies.
From time to time we may collate statistical data from the information we have collected. In these cases, the data will be de-identified and aggregated before it is disclosed to third parties.
All research and clinical trials undertaken at Baker IDI are approved by the Baker IDI Human Research Ethics Committee or the Alfred Human Ethics Committee. Patients enrolled in trials or research will be given information detailing how health information will be handled by Baker ID.
We take all reasonable steps to ensure the security of the personal information we hold from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. We maintain physical security over our paper and electronic data stores and premises, such as locks and security systems.
Your personal information may be stored in hardcopy documents, as electronic data, or in Baker IDI software or systems. We maintain computer and network security; for example, we use firewalls (security measures for the Internet) and other security systems such as user identifiers and passwords to control access to our computer system. Paper records are stored in locked filing cabinets in secure areas.
Where lawful and practicable, you will be given the option to deal with us without identifying yourself (eg when inquiring about the activities that Baker IDI undertakes).
Individuals should be aware that contact details are required in order for Baker IDI to issue a tax deductible receipt.
While we seek to recognise the contributions of our donors and supporters in our publications, individuals wishing to remain anonymous in our publications and at other public forums should advise this in writing to the Director of the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute.
Baker IDI will, on request, provide you with information we hold about you, unless there is an exception which applies under relevant privacy laws. Access can only be denied in certain circumstances.
Unless there is an exception which applies under privacy laws we will provide you with a photocopy and/or printout of information held within 14 days. No charge will be made for this service.
We take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is accurate, complete and up-to-date whenever we collect or use it.
If you find that the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate, incomplete or out-of-date, please contact us immediately and will take reasonable steps to either correct this information or, if necessary, discuss alternative action with you.
Visiting http://www.bakeridi.edu.au generates the following statistics:
These statistics are gathered so we can improve our website for future visitors. This information does not make it possible for you to be identified.
If you send us an e-mail, your e-mail address (together with any other information you send us) will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it, except where you give consent for another purpose. This site does not provide facilities for the secure transmission of information across the Internet. Users should be aware that there are inherent risks in transmitting information across the Internet.
No "cookies" are employed on Baker IDI website except for those generated when you use the search engine. These are destroyed at the end of your browser session. No information about you is stored at the end of your browser session. (A "cookie" is information that a web site puts on your hard disk so that it can remember something about you at a later time.)
We may create links to third party websites. Baker IDI is not responsible for the content or privacy practices employed by websites that are linked from our website.
Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute
75 Commercial Road
Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
Telephone: +61 (0)3 8532 1578
Facsimile: +61 (0)3 8532 1160
We will respond to your query or concern as soon as possible and will try to resolve any complaint within 10 working days. If this is not possible, we will contact you within that time to let you know how long we estimate it will take to resolve your concern.