Privacy notice for Health updates for primary care

Find out how we manage any personal information we collect when you sign up for our health updates.

When this privacy notice applies

This privacy notice applies to the Health updates for GPs primary care subscription.

This notice explains how we (the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care) 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.

Why we collect this information

We need this information to send you relevant health updates from the Department of Health and Aged Care.

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

How we collect this information

We collect personal information from you, via Mailchimp, when you sign up for the list.

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

Your information will be transmitted to, and stored on Mailchimp servers in the United States.

Ordinarily, where the department discloses personal information to an overseas recipient, Australian Privacy Principle (APP) 8.1 requires the department to take reasonable steps to ensure that the overseas recipient does not breach the APPs.

However, if you subscribe to our mailing list, APP 8.1 will not apply to this disclosure and the department will not be accountable under the Privacy Act for any subsequent use or disclosure by the overseas recipient, and you will not be able to seek redress under the Privacy Act.

How you can access or correct your information

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

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.


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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