The terms and conditions of using this website

Copyright

Material featured on the West Coast District Health Board website is subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. The Crown copyright protected material may be reproduced free of charge in any format or media without requiring specific permission. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not being used in a derogatory manner or in a misleading context. Where the material is being published or issued to others, the source and copyright status must be acknowledged.

The permission to reproduce Crown copyright protected material does not extend to any material on this site that is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

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Disclaimer

This site is for information only. The information provided does not in ANY way represent medical care or attention. We recommend that you seek the advice of your doctor if you have any queries or questions. The information contained on this website is derived from a number of sources. While the West Coast District Health Board has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all information is from reliable and reputable sources and is accurate, it accepts no liability or responsibility for any acts or omissions, done or omitted in reliance in whole or in part, on the information. The West Coast District Health Board accepts no responsibility for the manner in which this information is subsequently used.

Content Disclaimer

The West Coast District Health Board is not responsible for the contents or reliability of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing shall not be taken as endorsement of any kind. The West Coast District Health Board cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and the West Coast District Health Board has no control over availability of the linked pages or documents.

Product or Commercial Disclaimer

Any reference to a particular product or commercial website in this document is to be taken as an example only and does not constitute an endorsement by theWest Coast District Health Board.​

Privacy

This is how we deal with information about your visit to our website.

Information collected and stored automatically

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

  1. The Internet domain (for example, “www.acompany.co.nz” if you use a private Internet access account, or “www.youruniversity.ac.nz” if you connect from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our website;
  2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  3. The date and time you access our site;
  4. The pages you visit; and
  5. If you linked to or visited the West Coast District Health Board's website from another website, the address of that website.

We use this information to help us make the West Coast District Health Board's site more useful to visitors – to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.

If you send us personal information

If you choose to provide us with personal information – by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it to us through the website – we use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested.

All personal information collected by the West Coast District Health Board will be managed in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act and Health Information Privacy Code.

We only share the information you give us with another organisation if your inquiry relates directly to that organisation, or as otherwise required by law.

We do not create individual profiles with the information you provide or give it to any private organisations.

In some instances your data is stored by external secure online service providers. We currently use Survey Monkey for some of our online submission forms.

West Coast District Health Board does not collect information for commercial marketing.

If you believe that your rights under the Health Information Privacy Code have been breached you can make a complaint either to the West Coast District Health Board using our complaints form or to the Privacy Commissioner (P.O. Box 466, Auckland).

Website security

For website security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs commercial software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorised attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Except for authorised law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes.

Unauthorised attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable.

Links to other websites

The West Coast District Health Board website has links to government agencies, health organisations, and in some cases to private organisations. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy and security policies of the new site. West Coast District Health Board does not have control over the policies or content of government or private sites outside of West Coast District Health Board which we link to for public convenience.

Page last updated: 25 October 2018

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