Privacy Statement

Upper Hutt Health Centre, herein referred to as “the Practice”, are committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Practice website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Practice website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Upper Hutt Health Centre may collect personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Such personal information will only be collected as a result of your submission of such information and will not be collected in an automated fashion without your knowledge. Personal information will be used by the Practice to deliver online services, contextually specific information, and to inform quality initiatives. Upper Hutt Health Centre may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your postcode, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Upper Hutt Health Centre. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Upper Hutt Health Centre for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Practice Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the Practice public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: the Practice does not read any of your private online communications.

The Practice encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from the Practice web site so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. The Practice is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Practice website.

Use of your Personal Information

Upper Hutt Health Centre collects and uses your personal information to operate the Practice Web site and deliver the services you have requested.

Upper Hutt Health Centre does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. The Practice may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, the Practice may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the Practice, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Upper Hutt Health Centre keeps track of the pages our customers visit within the Practice website, in order to determine which services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver contextually specific content.

Upper Hutt Health Centre will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the Practice; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Upper Hutt Health Centre, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Practice website uses “cookies” to help you personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Practice website pages, or register with the Practice site or services, a cookie helps the Practice to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Practice website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Practice features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Practice services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Upper Hutt Health Centre secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Upper Hutt Health Centre secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Upper Hutt Health Centre will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Upper Hutt Health Centre encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Upper Hutt Health Centre is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Upper Hutt Health Centre welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Upper Hutt Health Centre has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Upper Hutt Health Centre at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.