Privacy

Auckland Radiation Oncology is governed by the Privacy Act 1993 and in particular the Health Information Privacy Code 1994.  At the core of the Privacy Act are information privacy principles that set out how we may collect, store, use and disclose personal health information.

In keeping with the Health Information Privacy Code, ARO will collect only the information they need, and where possible will collect it only from the individual concerned or their representative.  All reasonable steps will be taken to ensure that the individual knows why the information is being collected, who is collecting the information and who will receive the information.  The information will be gathered in such a manner that protects the individual's privacy and is sensitive to their needs.

ARO will ensure that the patient information is protected against loss, access, use, modification or disclosure or misuse.  All efforts will be made to prevent unauthorised use or unauthorised disclosure of the information.

ARO will not keep information for longer than is required for the purpose for which the information was gathered and will provide access to the information on written request, within the time specified by the Privacy Act 1993.

If you have any questions or concerns about the way in which your health information is managed by ARO please contact our privacy officer, or discuss with the Manager of Radiation Therapy Services.

If you would like more information about the Privacy Code 1994 and the Privacy Act 1993, please visit The Privacy Commission websiteThis website has fact sheets and information brochures for download. Of particular interest to you as a patient will be the Brochure for Health Consumers OPC Health brochure - website version PDF, 230 KB.

You can also contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner on 0800 803 909, or email enquiries@privacy.org.nz.