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Privacy Policy

Launceston 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 our donors, volunteers, visitors, supporters, sponsors, contractors, and all other individuals.

Our Privacy Policy outlines our obligations to comply with the Federal Privacy Act 1988 and the Australian Privacy Principles (APP’s), March 2014 and the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017.  You can find out more about these principles by calling the office of the Australian Information Commissioner on 1300 36 39 92 or their website at http://www.oaic.gov.au

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 provided by you may be used but not limited to:

  • Processing of donations and receipts
  • Responding to enquiries
  • Communicating with you about Launceston 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 be accessed by staff working at Launceston Eye Institute.  Information may be passed onto third parties who are contracted service providers assisting in areas such as marketing, research, analysis, product purchases.  It may also be given to third parties as required due to public safety, law enforcement or financial transactions reasons.  

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


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 required.   Personal information passed onto a third party is out of our control and we accept no responsibility for the third party use.

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.

Access outside Australia

If you access this site from outside of Australia, you do so at your own risk and you accept responsibility for ensuring or confirming compliance with all laws that apply to you as a result of that access or any consequent transactions or dealings with us.


Cookies are identifiers that are placed on your computer’s hard drive through your web browser. Cookies enable systems to recognise your browser and welcome you back. By disabling cookies, you will not be able to participate in some of the features offered by the website.   Personal information may be collected automatically, including IP address and/or domain names, operating system, date, time and duration of your visit to the website.   The information is primarily used for statistical information relating to the use of our website and to assist third party service providers.

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