Privacy policy

Melanoma Tas is committed to safeguarding your privacy and all steps are taken to ensure your privacy is maintained through our website, email and personal contact. By using our website, and/or signing up for services such as support, membership or as a volunteer, you consent to information practices outlined in our Privacy Policy.  Please take the time to read our Privacy Policy, which are in accordance with Personal Information Protection Act 2004 (Tas).


1. Collection of Information or data
To access our services Melanoma Tas will require you to provide personal information such as your name, email address, postal address, your phone number and if required your emergency support contact details


2. Use of Information/data

Melanoma Tas may use information about you to customise and improve user experience on our website. There will nevertheless be NO information deliberately placed on our website that allows you to be personally identified by a member of the public using the site.

Your name, phone number, email address, and other personal information that you have supplied to us will only be used for internal communication purposes between members of Melanoma Tas administration.  That communication will be made on a confidential basis.

Personal information such as postal or e-mail may be used to alert you of upcoming events or additional services where available.

Melanoma Tas support personnel will only have access to your personal information with your prior permission.

Melanoma Tas will not share, trade or transfer your personal information with any other person or organisation without your prior permission except to comply with a valid law or legal process.

You can choose not to receive communication or information from us at any time.


3. Volunteer Members

Volunteer members authorise us to collect, use and disclose their personal volunteer information for the purposes of establishing, managing or ending a volunteer relationship.

This authorisation extends to:

  • Determining eligibility for volunteer work. This will  include verifying qualifications, work history and personal references;
  • For establishing training and development requirements;
  • Complying with directions of Board;
  • Complying with applicable laws and funding bodies, if required. (e.g. Police check, Criminal background checks); and
  • Assessing performance issues.


4. Access to records containing personal information

Individuals have a right to access their own personal information that is in the possession or control of Melanoma Tas, subject to some exceptions.

If we refuse a request in whole or in part, we will provide the reasons for the refusal. In some cases where exceptions to access apply, we may withhold some information and provide you with the remainder of the record.


5. Website Security

Like many web sites, the Melanoma Tas website uses cookies to gather and retain your personal contact details. All steps are taken to ensure your information is kept in the strictest of confidence.

Our website may also have links to other sites. Melanoma Tas is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other such websites.

Melanoma Tas welcomes any feedback.

Please contact us on if you have any concerns regarding our web links or would like to comment on our site.


6. Inadvertent or unintentional disclosure of information

While this Privacy Policy states our principles for maintenance of all information/data gathered is held in the most confidential means possible, as with any website we cannot hold “absolute” privacy.

There may be factors beyond our control that may result in disclosure of information/data.

We accept no liability for any loss or damage a person suffers as a result of information accessed or taken from the Melanoma Tas website without the permission of that person or Melanoma Tas.


7. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We have the right to change our Privacy Policy at any time, however notification of any substantial changes will be sent via email or post, if no email account is held.


8. Contact Information

If you have a question or concern about any collection, use or disclosure of personal information by Melanoma Tas or wish to request access to your own personal information we hold, please contact

Di Mason, Founder of Melanoma Tas at


9. Complaints

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from Melanoma Tas please contact the Office of the Ombudsman and Health Complaints Commissioner at

1800 001 170 (free call in Tasmania)
Ground Floor 99 Bathurst St, Hobart7000