Statement of Confinement
Laser Clinics Canada is committed to protecting your privacy and any personal information we collect. Laser Clinics Canada complies with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). This policy explains how we may collect, use, disclose and otherwise handle personal and sensitive information.
Laser Clinics Canada is committed to safeguarding personal privacy. It recognises that individuals have a right to control how their personal information is collected and used. Providing personal information is an act of trust and it is taken seriously. Unless given consent to do otherwise, Laser Clinics Canada will only collect and use personal information as set out below.
Collecting Personal Information
Laser Clinics Canada will not collect or monitor any personal information about an individual without their consent. The only personal information collected is what is provided voluntarily by a client or prospective client.
We collect personal information primarily to enable us to provide clients with our services. Laser Clinics Canada may also use the information for marketing to you or for any other purpose permitted under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
You don’t need to identify yourself when you deal with us (e.g. to find out more about treatments or products) however in certain situations we will only deal with individuals who have identified themselves to us.
When a treatment or product is purchased personal information will be requested in order to provide the requested treatment or product, provide updated information, and advise of other Laser Clinics Canada treatments and products, which may be of interest. You are not obligated to provide personal information however failure to do so may result in Laser Clinics Canada being unable to provide services or products to you.
Personal information is collected directly from clients or potential future clients when they personally complete and submit a client card and consent form to become a client of Laser Clinics Canada. This can be done in person at one of our clinics.
Collecting Sensitive Information
Use of Tracking Technologies
Laser Clinics Canada uses tracking technologies such as cookies or web beacons to make use of the website and services as convenient as possible. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to a computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Web Beacon is a technical method that sends information related to accessing websites, when you browse websites, open or preview an HTML-formatted email. Most web browsers are set to accept tracking technologies such as cookies or web beacons. These tracking technologies do not themselves personally identify users, although they do identify a user’s browser. These tracking technologies allow Laser Clinics Canada to monitor the Laser Clinics Canada website, and to record how many people are using the different parts of the site. It is possible to set the browser to refuse tracking technologies such as cookies or web beacons, however, this may limit the services provided by Laser Clinics Canada's website.
Using and Disclosing Your Personal Information
Personal Information will be used for the following primary purpose:
Laser Clinics Canada may employ other companies or service providers to assist us in providing our services, including (but not limited to) marketing, market research, mail-house services, hosting and product development services, analysis of client lists, and/ or consulting services. These third parties may have access to personal information that is needed to perform their specific function. They cannot use that information for other purposes.
Laser Clinics Canada recognise the trust with which individuals provide personal information, and such information will not be used or disclosed for any other purposes without consent, except in exceptional cases when disclosure may be required by law or is necessary to protect the rights or property of Laser Clinics Canada, any Laser Clinics Canada group company, or any member of the public, or to lessen a serious threat to a person’s health or safety.
Contact by Laser Clinics Canada
Laser Clinics Canada does not send advertising information without obtaining prior consent. If an individual receives communications from Laser Clinics Canada which they do not wish to receive, they may remove their name from the marketing database by contacting Laser Clinics Canada via the contact page on the website.
Individuals’ Right of Access
Individuals have the right to review personal and/or sensitive Information that may be recorded on the Laser Clinics Canada database. Information may be reviewed by submitting a written request for such access to your local clinic.
A request may be made to delete or amend personal and/or sensitive information, and all reasonable steps to delete the information will be made, except where it is required for legal reasons, which includes but is not limited to the proper maintenance of medical and health records. Deletion or amendment of information may result in Laser Clinics Canada being unable to sell products directly and/or provide certain services including after-sales services.
Storage and Security of Personal and or Sensitive Information
Laser Clinics Canada takes all reasonable steps to keep secure personal information recorded and to keep this information accurate and up to date. The personal information is stored on secure servers if in digital format, including on servers located in the United States, or in locked areas if in hardcopy format: these are protected in controlled facilities. Laser Clinics Canada employees and data processors are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal and/or sensitive information held by Laser Clinics Canada. Laser Clinics Canada only permits authorised personnel to access your information and information will only be disclosed to third parties where they have the appropriate authority. We destroy or de-identify personal information we no longer need or we are no longer required by law to keep, wherever possible.
Laser Clinics Canada and Links to Other Websites
Laser Clinics Canada provides links to websites outside of the Laser Clinics Canada site. These linked sites are not under the control of Laser Clinics Canada, and Laser Clinics Canada is not responsible for the conduct of companies linked to the Laser Clinics Canada website, or for the performance or otherwise of any content and/or software contained in such external websites.
Problems Queries or Complaints
If you are not satisfied with the result of your complaint to us, you can refer your complaint to:
Information Commissioner's Office
If you feel that your data has not been handled correctly, or you are unhappy with our response to any requests you have made to us regarding the use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
If you are based outside Canada, you have the right to lodge your complaint with the relevant data protection regulator in your country of residence.