Privacy Policy

Disclaimer

The following disclaimer and privacy policy relates to the website of Dr Scott Whiting.

Information on this website and all digital media provided by Dr Whiting is general information only and may not apply to your specific circumstances. It is therefore imperative that you discuss your specific situation with Dr Whiting so that your health needs can be addressed.

Please read carefully and completely the terms and conditions for use. By visiting Dr Scott Whiting’s website you agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement. If you do not wish to be bound to the terms of this agreement, you must not access the site. Every effort is made to provide information that is accurate. However, matters contained in this website are subject to change at any time by appropriate action of Dr Whiting and his practice team. We give no assurance or warranty that information on this site is current and take no responsibility for matters arising from changed circumstances or other information or material that may affect the accuracy or currency of information on this site.

Copyright

Copyright in this website rests with Dr Scott Whiting unless otherwise stated. All aspects of this website including data, documents, graphics, web pages and logos are copyright to Dr Scott Whiting and may not be reproduced in any shape or form with express consent.

No medical advice

The information posted here should not be considered medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with Dr Whiting. We do not answer specific medical questions on the website but prefer that all factors pertaining to your health and specific condition be discussed directly with Dr Whiting.

No warranties

This website is provided on an ‘as is’, ‘as available’ basis without warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, those of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purposes or non-infringement or any warranty arising from a course of dealing, usage, or trade practice. No oral advice or written information provided shall create a warranty; nor shall members or visitors to the site rely on any such information or advice but acknowledge that this information is provided as a general patient guide. This publication is not intended to be a contract, explicit or implied, and Dr Whiting reserves the right to make changes in the information contained.

Disclaimer of liability

The user assumes all responsibility and risk for the use of this website and the Internet generally. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall anyone involved in creating or maintaining this website be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, or lost profits that result from the use or inability to use the website and/or any other websites that are linked to this site. We accept no liability or responsibility to any person as a consequence of any reliance upon the information contained in this site. Nor shall they be liable for any such damages including, but not limited to, reliance by a member or visitor on any information obtained via the website; or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, viruses, errors, defects, or any failure of performance, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access. States or countries that do not allow some or all of the above limitations of liability, liability shall be limited to the greatest extent allowed by law.

Online conduct

Visitors agree to use the website only for lawful purposes and are prohibited from posting on the website any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, or obscene material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, State, National or International law.

Security

Users must observe and maintain the confidentiality of all security features relating to use of the website (including passwords, access arrangements etc) as notified.  No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as totally secure.  Whilst the Dr Whiting and his team strive to protect such information we do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of information which users transmit.  Accordingly, information is transmitted at the user’s risk.

Third party content

Dr Whiting provides information of a general nature and though he does not expressly post or provide third party access to this site he may use information that is from another source. When this occurs all reference to this information will be footnoted, referenced or acknowledged.

Disclaimer of endorsement

Reference to any person, products, services, hypertext link to the third parties or other information by trade name, trademark, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by the Dr Whiting in any form, nor is an endorsement of Dr Whiting implied by such links. Any external links on the Dr Whiting’s website are for convenience and/or education only.

Information is subject to change. Any information on this website may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Furthermore, the information may change from time to time without any notice.

Privacy policy

Dr Whiting has developed a policy to protect users’ privacy in compliance with privacy legislation. Our policy is to inform users of the following:

  • the identify and contact details of Dr Whiting
  • what personal information is being collected
  • who is collecting personal information
  • how personal information is being used
  • to whom personal information is being disclosed
  • how personal information is being stored
  • how personal information can be accessed and corrected
  • Information collected – De-identified

Without limiting the means by which information is collected by the Dr Whiting, the usage analysis software used by Dr Whiting may record:

  • unique visitors and sessions
  • requested pages, downloads, search terms used, posted forms, status and
  • errors, hits and bytes downloaded per directory, file and file type
  • entrance pages, exit pages, click paths, click to and click from and length of session
  • domains, countries and IP addresses
  • browsers, platforms and robots.

The statistics are de-identified at the time of recording. This information is used for administrative purposes, including to improve and assess services, and to monitor usage patterns on our site in order to improve navigation and design features – helping you to get information more easily.

Information collected – Identified

Dr Whiting may collect identifiable information such as contact details. Accordingly, we collect personal information to facilitate the development of our services and to improve the site for patient experience.

No data is stored in an unencrypted form.

Access to information collected

Dr Whiting will not knowingly make an attempt to identify users or their browsing activities. However, in the unlikely event of an investigation, a law enforcement agency or other government agency may exercise its legal authority to inspect our Internet Service Provider’s logs, and thus gain information about users and their activities.

Use and disclosure of information collected

Dr Whiting’s practice collects personal information for a number of purposes (being the primary purposes of collection), including:

  • to treat patients and ensure the best level of care;
  • to support and assist with patient rehabilitation;
  • to monitor and investigate conduct;
  • to implement, monitor and maintain quality assurance processes and systems, as well as processes and systems.
  • to enable internal administration, training, assessments and reviews.

Any information users provide will only be used for the primary purposes for which users have provided it or a secondary purpose if it directly relates to the primary purpose or for any other lawful purpose.

Dr Whiting engages third parties or consultants to perform certain business functions.  Therefore, it is sometimes necessary to disclose personal site user information to those suppliers.  Disclosures may also be made to other third parties, including advisors and regulatory authorities. Where disclosure takes place, the Dr Whiting seeks to ensure that personal information is handled appropriately.

Cookies

This website may use cookies.

Security

I endeavour to ensure my website is secure through the use of firewalls. Personal data is maintained under strict security and can only be accessed internally by the me or authorised employees.

Complaints and concerns

Any concerns about Dr Whiting’s handling of personal information should be directed to the  on 07 4725 2833 or at admin@drscottwhiting.com.au Requests may be required in writing and resolution of concerns will be sought as promptly as possible.

The Australian Government’s Privacy Commissioner is an additional source of information, as is the New Zealand Government’s Privacy Commissioner.

Changes to privacy statement

Dr Scott Whiting reserves the right to modify or amend this privacy statement at any time, provided that those modifications or amendments comply with applicable laws.

Dr Scott Whiting may provide further relevant privacy information to users at the point of collection, in which case, such information should be read in conjunction with this policy.

Google Analytics

Currently we are using Google Analytics to analyse the audience of the website and improve our content. No personal information is collected from Google Analytics. Read more about the privacy policy concerning Google Analytics.
Governing law

These terms of use will be constructed according to and are governed by the laws of the State of Queensland, Australia.

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