Our psychologists practise according to the “Code of Ethics” of the Australian Psychological Society.
As part of providing psychological consultations to you, your psychologist will need to collect and record personal information about you that is relevant to your current situation. The information will be a necessary part of the psychological assessment and intervention that is conducted. Information is stored in a locked filing cabinet, which is only accessible by the psychologist. You may view the material recorded in your file upon request, subject to the exceptions in National Privacy Principle 6, and Sections A.5. and A.6. of the “Code of Ethics” of the Australian Psychological Society.
Information obtained from you during sessions or from referral documentation remains confidential and cannot be disclosed without your consent. There are some legal limitations to confidentiality in the situation where:
- Information is subpoenaed by a court; or
- Failure to disclose information would place you or another person at risk; or
- Your prior, written approval has been obtained to:
- Provide a written report to another professional or agency (e.g. Medical practitioner, lawyer, WorkCover agent, etc.); or
- Discuss the material with another person (e.g. a parent, employer, or other third party billing source).
Your psychologist will consult with you if there is a need to discuss information about you with another person, and a consent form for release of information will be signed.
All attempts to secure personal information transmitted via our website are made, however users should be aware that there are inherent risks transmitting information via the Internet. An alternative option for users is to contact the practice by telephone or mail. Whilst the risk of anyone intercepting and misusing information transmitted by email is usually quite low to you, it should be noted that a trained individual may be able to do this.
Please note, the following information may be accessed whilst using our website, in order to improve its efficiency for users:
- The type of browser you are using;
- The date and time of your visit;
- Your top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc);
- The address of the referring site;
- Your server’s IP address
- The address of the pages accessed and any documents downloaded.
No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities, unless disclosure is required by law or due to a mandatory requirement of a Court, Governmental Agency or Regulatory Authority. We use the information only for statistical analysis or systems administration purposes.
If your email address is transmitted to us electronically either in an email message or via a web page form, it will only be used for the purpose for which you provide it.
This website contains links to other sites. Rose Park Psychology is not responsible for the privacy practices of these web sites and has no knowledge of whether cookies or other tracking devices are used on linked sites. If you have any concerns regarding your privacy you should ensure you are aware of the privacy policies of those sites.