The Pharmacy Guild of Australia (The Guild) administers programmes and services provided under the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (6CPA) on behalf the Australian Government Department of Health.
These functions require the Guild to collect personal information so as to either allow the programmes to operate or for services to be provided.
The Guild is bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) which legislate the way the Guild collects, stores, provides access to, uses and discloses personal information.
The Privacy Act provides individuals with a number of rights, including:
The Guild collects information for the purposes of administering the following programmes:
The Guild’s administration of the programmes involves the provision of a system that:
Personal information will not be used for any purpose other than that for which it was collected unless:
When personal information is collected, the owner of that information will be advised of its intended use at the point of collection.
It is not likely that personal information will be disclosed to overseas recipients and personal information will not be disclosed to any person, body or agency (other than the individual concerned) except for the Australian Government Department of Health, unless:
In the function of administering the 6CPA programmes listed above, the Guild may disclose Personal information to the Australian Government Department of Health.
If personal information is not disclosed to the Australian Government Department of Health, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia may not be able to administer the programmes and services (listed above) provided under the 6CPA on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Health.
An individual can request access to personal information the Guild may hold about them.
An individual can also request that corrections be made to the information the Guild holds about them.
There is no charge for lodging a request to access this personal information. However, the Guild may make a small charge for time involved in providing this information and for associated costs such as photocopying.
If an individual has a concern about privacy, or about whether there has been a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles, please raise it with the Guild first as it may be able to resolve the issue. Please contact please call the 6CPA Support Team on 1300 555 262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If concerned about how the Guild has collected or managed personal information, please call the 6CPA Support Team on 1300 555 262 or email email@example.com
For more information about privacy in general, go to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s (OAIC) website www.oaic.gov.au or by telephoning 1300 363 992.