Privacy notice for COVID-19 vaccines update

Find out how we manage any personal information we collect when you sign up for our COVID-19 vaccines updates.

When this privacy notice applies

This privacy notice applies to the COVID-19 Vaccines Update subscription.

This notice explains how we (the Australian Government Department of Health) manage personal information to meet our obligations under the Privacy Act 1988 and the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs).

Information we collect

We will only collect your email address and information about topics of interest to you, which you are able to self-select on the subscription page.

Why we collect this information

We need this information to send you relevant information about COVID-19 vaccines updates.

If you do not provide your email address, we cannot send you these updates.

How we collect this information

We collect personal information from you, via Mailchimp, when you sign up to receive the updates.

Who we disclose your personal information to

We use Mailchimp, an American email marketing service, to manage our mailing list. When you subscribe to our mailing list, you consent to Mailchimp collecting your email address on our behalf. Mailchimp also receives information from cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address). We recommend that you read Mailchimp’s privacy policy.

How we store your information

Mailchimp is based in the United States, so your information will be transmitted to, and stored on, servers located outside Australia.

How you can access or correct your information

If you need to change your email address, use the link provided by Mailchimp at the bottom of the email update.

Unsubscribing

You can remove yourself from our mailing list by following the ‘unsubscribe’ links provided by Mailchimp in every email update.

You can also disable or refuse cookies or disable Flash player. However, you may not be able to use Mailchimp services if you disable cookies. If you need to contact Mailchimp, use their contact page.

Concerns and complaints

Our privacy policy explains how you can make a complaint if you think we have breached:

  • the Australian Privacy Principles
  • the Australian Government Agencies Privacy Code

The privacy policy also explains how we will manage your complaint.

More on privacy

To find out more see our privacy page and our full privacy policy.

Last updated: 
19 January 2021

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