The Australian Government introduced a new legislation, effective 12 March 2014, which further protects the privacy of individuals. These principles replace the National Privacy Principles that came into effect on 21 December 2001. You can find out more about these principles by calling the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner on 1300 36 39 92 or through their website at

“Personal Information”

Tasmanian Eye Institute is committed to protecting your privacy. We assure you that personal information obtained will only be used for the purpose for which it was supplied. We adhere to strict duties of confidentiality for all personal information obtained and given in good faith by sponsors and donors.

Collection and Management of Personal Information

Collection of personal information is only when it is necessary and when it is supplied with consent.

Personal information that is provided by you may be used but not limited to:

  • Processing of donations and receipts
  • Responding to enquiries
  • Communicating with you about Tasmanian Eye Institute
  • The purpose for which the information was provided and any related purposes.

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Access to Personal Information

Personal information obtained will only be used and seen, in all circumstances, by people working at Tasmanian Eye Institute and contracted service providers, who are bound by privacy legislation, unless personal information is required to be disclosed due to public safety, law enforcement or financial transactions reasons.


Reasonable steps are taken to ensure that personal information obtained is protected from misuse, loss and unauthorised access. Personal information is stored electronically and in hard copy, and will be destroyed when no longer needed.

The website is secured by a firewall and anti-virus software to ensure, as far as practicable, that electronic database is not accessible by unauthorised parties. Secure pages are protected by an SSL certificate.

Unfortunately, security measures are limited when it comes to the internet, as it is inherently insecure. All unencrypted information exchanged via the internet may be accessible to unauthorised parties. Consequently, any unencrypted information transmitted is provided at the provider’s own risk.

Online donations are processed in real time using a secure payment gateway and processed in Australia in Australian Dollars.


Visits to the websites are logged. The data supplied by your browser are:

  • IP address and/or domain name
  • Operating system
  • Date, time and length of the visit
  • Resources accessed and documents downloaded

The information from this is used as statistical information for the website only and no other purposes. ‘Cookies’ can be disabled from the browser if you wish.

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External Links

Our privacy policy applies to Tasmanian Eye Institute and not to websites that may be linked to our site or organisation.


Tasmanian Eye Institute reserves all copyright on material on this website. Unauthorised use is against the law and is strictly forbidden.


This is the updated and current version of Tasmanian Eye Institute’s Privacy & Security Policy. We may without notice, update this policy and post on the Tasmanian Eye Institute web site. This privacy policy was last updated on 22 May 2014.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact us at:

Tasmanian Eye Institute, Thistle Street Medical Centre, Level 1, 36 Thistle Street West, South Launceston TAS 7249.