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Privacy Policy

Welcome to the Alliance of Blood Operators (ABO) website.

The Alliance of Blood Operators (ABO) website is maintained by the ABO Secretariat which is bound by the Commonwealth of Australia’s Privacy Act 1988. The legislation includes 10 National Privacy Principles that set out how private sector organisations should collect, use, keep secure and disclose personal information.

The National Privacy Principles give individuals a right to know what information an organisation holds about them and the right to amend it if it is incorrect. There are special provisions for sensitive and health information.  The Blood Service endorses fair information handling practices, which are consistent with Federal government legislation.

What information does ABO collect?

Normal web site use:

In general, you can browse the ABO site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. The only information we gather during general browsing is from standard server logs. These include your IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the web site that referred you to us, the files you download, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits.

Website use by ABO members:  

If you are a member of ABO and log in to the site your personal information such as your name, organisation and e-mail address will be held by ABO.  This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission, and is kept in various ABO databases for communication and operational purposes. 

Any information provided, including identification of individuals, will be used only for the purpose intended. Where the intention includes confidentiality, information will be retained as such unless otherwise required by law.

Visitor logs are used on this site for statistical purposes only. No attempt will be made to identify specific users or their browsing activity. De-identified data from these logs may be used to update and improve this website.

Email addresses and other demographic data provided via this website will only be used to respond to specific user queries and will not be added to any mailing lists, nor disclosed to any other party without users’ knowledge and consent and as intended, unless required by law.

Updated on 11th September 2014.