Privacy Notice for Australian Immunisation Handbook updates

How we manage any personal information we collect when you sign up for updates relating to the Australian Immunisation Handbook.

Who is collecting your personal information?

We (the Department of Health and Aged Care) collect your personal information.

Why do we collect your personal information?

We collect your personal information to send updates about the Australian Immunisation Handbook (website and applications) and the National Immunisation Catch-up Calculator (NICC). This includes your:

  • given name
  • email address
  • health care role
  • notification preferences.

We may also use your personal information for other purposes, such as information about upcoming research activities where we can use your healthcare expertise to further improve the Australian Immunisation Handbook and the NICC.

What would happen if we did not collect your personal information?

If you do not give your email address, we cannot send you updates about the Australian Immunisation Handbook.

Who will we disclose your personal information to?

We use Mailchimp, an international 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 you read Mailchimp’s privacy policy.

Access to and correction of your personal information

Our privacy policy contains information about how you may access and seek correction of your personal information that we hold.

If you need to change your email address, unsubscribe from the service and then resubscribe with the new email address.

Privacy complaints

Our privacy policy contains information about how you may complain about breaches of the:

  • Australian Privacy Principles (APP)
  • Australian Government Agencies Privacy Code.

The privacy policy also details how we will deal with complaints.

Overseas disclosure of your personal information

Mailchimp is a United States company, so the service sends and stores your information on servers located outside of Australia.

Further information

Read our privacy policy.

You can get a copy of the APP by contacting us.


By providing your personal information to Mailchimp, you consent to us collecting this personal information about you from Mailchimp.


If you wish to contact us about a privacy-related matter, including questions about this notice, please contact our privacy officer.

Departmental privacy enquiries

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