Privacy Policy & Procedure

Committed to Your Needs

Optimum Body Therapy will ensure that only relevant personal information is collected from individuals. All information collected will be used to ensure that massage is provided in a safe, ethical and client centred manner.

Optimum Body Therapy will have procedures in place to ensure that information is not shared or accessible to a third party.

Optimum Body Therapy is committed to the highest standards of practice and will ensure that all information collected and stored adheres with the Australian Privacy Principles, the Privacy Act 1988 and the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme.

Additionally, this practice also adheres to the Health Records Act 2001 (the Act) which is relevant in Victoria.

Procedure

1. All computers used at this clinic are password protected to ensure restricted access.

2. At Optimum Body Therapy, clients will be requested to complete a digital client intake form via the Halaxy.com website prior to the initial visit. It is then stored within Halaxy.com in a compliant manner. Visit https://www.halaxy.com/article/privacy for their Privacy Policy.

3. Optimum Body Therapy has sole responsibility for the security of any records and is obliged to adhere with the Australian Privacy Principles, the Privacy Act 1988 and the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme in this practice. Additionally, this practice also adheres to the Health Records Act 2001 (the Act) which is relevant in Victoria.

4. Your individual client medical history or treatments will not be discussed with any person without your prior consent.


5. The information collected by Optimum Body Therapy will only be relevant to the provision of massage therapy, Kinesiology and Reiki and this information will not be passed on to any third party unless there is a threat to the client’s safety (such as a medical emergency) or the safety of others or as permitted or compelled by law (such as a subpoena).

6. As part of the yearly audit process, the Australian Privacy Principles and Health Privacy Principles and Health Records Act 2001 (the Act) which is relevant in Victoria will be reviewed by Optimum Body Therapy.

7. You may request a copy of all records relating to your care at Optimum Body Therapy by submitting a request in writing via email to:

Nicole Narduzzo Optimumbodytherapy@bigpond.com


8. Your health information will be retained for a period of (7) years and will then be destroyed in such a way as to render them unreadable and leave them in a form which they cannot be reconstructed in whole or in part.