Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons Inc, the  Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery Limited and the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons Inc – founders of the Australasian Journal of Plastic Surgery (“the Journal”) – are committed to maintaining your confidence and trust with respect to the privacy of the personal information we collect from you.

Your privacy

Protecting your privacy is our top priority. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal information and how we will treat it.

Personal information

The types of personal information collected from you includes:
•          Contact details, such as your name and email address;
•          Educational and professional background information;
•          Usernames and passwords; and
•          Comments you submit.

We will make every reasonable effort to ensure that any identifiable personal information collected during the registration process will be adequate, relevant and not excessive for purposes of operating this website and it will be kept accurate and up-to-date based on information you provide. Except as expressly provided herein or, unless we have received your consent, we will not disclose any personal information identifying users to any third party. We may disclose personally identifiable information to third parties in order to comply with the law or requests by law enforcement agencies to protect the rights, property or safety of our website, content, users or others.

You should be aware that identifiable personal information – such as your name and email address – that you voluntarily disclose that is accessible to other users (in the comments section for example) could be collected and disclosed by others. We cannot take any responsibility for such collection and disclosure.

You are in control of any personal information you provide to us. If at any time, you would like to correct the personal information we have about you or if you would like to change your preferences for contact from us, you can let us know by contacting us at the email or postal addresses listed below.

Data Security

Open Journals Systems, external host of the Journal website, takes precautions to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction through the use of appropriate administrative and technical security measures.

Please note that this Privacy Policy is reviewed periodically. We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time without notice. Your continued use of this website will be deemed conclusive acceptance of such modification. 

Cookies

Cookies are small files that a website transfers to your computer. Most web browsers are automatically set to accept cookies. Your browser controls will allow you to restrict, block or delete cookies.

We use cookies:

•          To collect non-identifying statistical information on how many people visit our website, what country/city/region they are from, which browser/operating system they are using and pages viewed on the website.

•          To allow functionality for the user within our website.

•          For use of third party advertising or social media services to enable tracking and retargeting for online marketing material.

By using this site, you agree that we may place these types of cookies on your device.

Contact

If you have any questions, comments or requests regarding this privacy policy or our processing of your information, please contact:

Jacqueline Spedding
Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
503 Lvl 5, 69 Christie St
St Leonards NSW 2065
AUSTRALIA

Email: journal@plasticsurgery.org.au

We will endeavour to respond to complaints within 14 days of their receipt. If you are dissatisfied with our response, you may refer the matter to the Australian Information (Privacy) Commissioner (see www.oaic.gov.au).

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. This policy was last updated on
3 July 2017.