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?

Department of Health and Aged Care collects your personal information.

Why does the department collect your personal information?

We collect your personal information for sending 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 utilise your health care expertise to further improve the Handbook and the NICC.

What would happen if the department did not collect your personal information?

If you are unable to give your email address, the department will be unable to send you updates about the Australian Immunisation Handbook.

Who will the department 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

The department’s privacy policy contains information about how you may access and seek correction of your personal information held by the department.

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

Privacy complaints

The department’s 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 the department will deal with complaints.

Overseas disclosure of your personal information

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

Further information

Read the department’s privacy policy.

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


By providing your personal information to Mailchimp, you consent to the Department of Health and Aged Care collecting this personal information about you from Mailchimp.


If you wish to contact the department about a privacy-related matter, including questions about this notice, please contact the department’s Privacy Officer.

Departmental privacy enquiries

Contact to find out more about privacy within the department, or to make a privacy enquiry or complaint.
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