Privacy Policy

Privacy

Just Ask Us is a service provided by Turning Point, Eastern Health, Victoria.  All Australian health services are required to comply with legislation and regulations which protect the use and disclosure of personal information. Just Ask Us complies with Australian privacy legislation and standards safe-guarding your information. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards in protecting the privacy of our service users.

Our full privacy statement is available online. 

Collection of information and privacy protection

Just Ask Us makes every effort to adhere to the Guidelines for Federal and ACT Government World Wide Websites developed by the Australian Privacy Commissioner. More information

Information provided through the JustAskUs website will comply with Information Privacy Principles, and particularly principles 1 to 3, 10 and 11.

Stated simply these principles are:

  • Principle 1: Collection of information must be lawful and fair
  • Principle 2: Informing people why information is collected
  • Principle 3: Ensuring personal information collected is of good quality and not too intrusive
  • Principle 10: Limiting the use of personal information to the purpose for which it was obtained
  • Principle 11: Preventing the disclosure of personal information outside the agency

Data collected while browsing

Just Ask Us does not collect information that can identify any person who visits the site. However, when someone visits the site, our server makes a record of the visit and logs the following information for anonymous reporting of traffic statistics:

  • the user's server address
  • the user's top level domain name
  • the date and time of visit to the site
  • the pages accessed and documents downloads
  • the previous site visited
  • any search words used
  • the type of browser software used

This information is analysed each month to help us monitor traffic loads and accessibility of the pages on our site. No attempt will be made to identify persons using the site, except in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may wish to inspect server log files.

Your email address

Just Ask Us will only record your email address in the event that you send us a message by email. Your email address will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it. Your email address will not be added to any mailing lists without your prior consent by way of a specific request in writing. We will not use or disclose your email address for any other purpose, without your prior written consent.

Cookies

Just Ask Us uses 'cookies' for maintaining contact with a user during and between web browsing sessions. A cookie is a small file supplied by Just Ask Us and stored on your computer by your web browser software when you access this site. One cookie is used so that Just Ask Us can recognise you as a unique user as you move around the site, and when you return to the site on different occasions - this allows us to get a more accurate picture of how many unique users are visiting our site, and how often they come back. Please note that this cookie does not store any personal information about you, and can in no way be used to identify a person.

You may choose to disable cookies in your web browser settings, or only allow certain types of cookies - this will have no effect on your experience of using our website. Just Ask Us is committed to maintaining privacy on the internet, and the use of our site cookies will not compromise your privacy.

Other Sites

The Just Ask Us website contains numerous links to other websites that contain information related to alcohol and other drugs and mental health issues.  When you click on a link to another site, you leave the Just Ask Us website and are no longer protected by our privacy conditions.

This privacy statement is periodically reviewed in line with the ongoing development of the Just Ask Us website. If you have any questions relating to this privacy statement, please contact us.

Queries, concerns and further information

If you have any queries, concerns or require further information relating to privacy and Just Ask Us you are invited to email the Just Ask Us Program Manager.