I’m ready to stop smoking
The privacy practices of the Institute are regulated by Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 and the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (“the Acts”). The Institute may use third party providers to assist us from time to time. In the event that we contract such a provider, they are bound by the same privacy and confidentiality conditions as the Institute. Links to other websites, external to the Institute, are sometimes included in web pages for the convenience of website users, but the Institute does not have any responsibility for the privacy practices of third party websites linked to the the Institute's website.
What information is collected through the iCanQuit website?
If you register as a user of the iCanQuit website, the Institute will collect the contents of any electronic forms you complete, including posts made on website forums. This information includes (but is not limited to) your email address, year of birth, postcode and details of your smoking habit.
Personal and health information may also be collected by the Institute when you fill in and submit other forms that are included on the iCanQuit website, or if you provide any written feedback about the use of the website.
How is information collected through the iCanQuit website used and distributed?
Personal and health information collected through this website is used for the Institute’s functions under the Cancer Institute (NSW) Act 2003.
The Institute does not disclose information that identifies an individual, or might potentially identify them, to third parties without the consent of the person involved, unless it is authorised or required to do so by law. The Institute may be required to disclose this kind of information to a law enforcement agency where there is reason to suspect there has or have been:
The Institute may create a de-identified version of information collected through this website, and use this de-identified information for research purposes. This can involve the disclosure of the de-identified information to third parties, including publication of the information in peer-reviewed journals and other publications.
Are you required to provide personal or health information?
Information relating to your use of this website is collected automatically when you visit, and it is not possible to prevent this information being collected.
When providing personal or health information through forms on this website, you can choose not to provide certain information where the form indicates that the information is optional. However, some information may be necessary to complete the form. If you do not provide this information, you may be unable to register as a website user or do any other thing that requires you to first submit the information.
Is the information stored securely?
Personal and health information will be kept in safe custody, sufficient to prevent unauthorised access, and will be properly handled to ensure its safety, integrity and confidentiality.
Can I access or modify information I have provided through the website?
You can change information provided as part of your personal profile on the iCanQuit website at any time.
Otherwise, any request to correct or update any incorrect information should be made to the Webmaster at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Requests to delete information provided to the Institute may be made by contacting the Webmaster at: email@example.com
Web statistics and cookies
The iCanQuit website keeps logs of visitors who browse it contents. The information collected in user logs includes the IP address of the device you are using, and is used to assess and improve the effectiveness of the iCanQuit website.
“Cookies” are small pieces of text data that a web server can store on, and later retrieve from, a user's computer. They do not personally identify you, but do identify your browser. This website uses “persistent cookies”, which are stored on your computer, contain an expiration date, and may be used to track your browsing behaviour. They record your preferences in relation to your use of the site and provide us with other information about your enquiry that allows us to recognise your browser if you return to this website in the future. They help the Institute to understand what parts of the site users find the most useful and improve the effectiveness of the website. Persistent cookies also allow advertising by the Institute hosted on third party websites to be specifically targeted in accordance with your browsing preferences.
The cookies on this site do not read the information on your hard drive. They do not make your computer perform any actions or make your computer send information to any other computer via the internet. The Institute makes no attempt to associate cookies with users' names or identities. Our server cannot find out your name or email address, or anything about your computer, by using cookies.
The iCanQuit website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate individual IP addresses with any other data held by Google.
The Institute uses reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage. This allows us to target content more efficiently to visits originating in NSW. The type of information collected includes:
Google AdWords Remarketing
Google AdWords Remarketing service is used which advertises across the internet to previous visitors to our website.
Google AdWords Remarketing displays relevant advertising content based on which sections of the iCanQuit website you have visited. This is done by placing a cookie on your machine. A cookie is a small file sent to your browser from a web server to be stored on your computer. Cookies do not allow access to your computer or any data/ files contained in your computer (see more information below). It will not identify you in any way. Google AdWords Remarketing allow us to tailor any promotion and marketing content so it is relevant and suits your needs. For example we may promote a quit smoking campaign.
If you do not wish to be a part of our Google AdWords Remarketing, you can opt out by visiting Google Ads Preference Manager:
Then go to the “opt-out settings” where you can opt out of all interest based ads on Google and across the web.
Facebook pixel is used on the Cancer Institute NSW website and some of our other sites (primarily iCanQuit) to collect analytics and target Facebook promotions if you are a Facebook user.
If you are a Facebook user you can control how Facebook uses information to personalise ads and opt out here: https://www.facebook.com/ads/settings.
You can opt out of all third party tracking and related advertising cookies (including Facebook and Google) that could be used on your web browser here: http://optout.aboutads.info
Do you want to know more about how your privacy is protected?
If you have a general privacy enquiry or complaint regarding the Institute, please contact:
The Privacy Officer
Cancer Institute NSW PO Box 41 Alexandria NSW 1435 Tel: (02) 8374 5600 Fax: (02) 8374 5709 Email: CINSW-Privacy@health.nsw.gov.au
Last updated: 17.09.2017
By completing and submitting a Registration Form ("Registration Form"), you agree that these terms (the "Terms") create a legally binding agreement between you and the Cancer Institute (NSW), a corporation established by the Cancer Institute (NSW) Act 2003 (the "CINSW").
Registration is open to anyone. If you are under 18 years old at the date you submit a Registration Form, you must have your parents' or legal guardians' consent to register and these parents or legal guardians must agree to ensure that you comply with the Terms. The CINSW will not be liable for any expenses or liabilities incurred by a parent or legal guardian in connection with your Registration.
The CINSW reserves the right, at any time, to request that you provide proof of identity. Proof considered suitable for verification is at the absolute discretion of the CINSW. If you cannot provide suitable proof, the CINSW may, in its absolute discretion, block or cancel your registration to the iCanQuit™ website (the "Website") and remove or delete all entries or material ("Your Material") posted on the Website without any liability whatsoever.
It is prohibited to upload, communicate or publish on this Website entries, comments or any other materials (including links to other websites) which:
The CINSW reserves the right to remove any entries, comments, descriptions or other materials uploaded, communicated or published on the Website which the CINSW considers (in its absolute discretion) objectionable or in breach of the these Terms. This decision is in the CINSW's absolute discretion and no discussions or correspondence will be entered into.
You will be notified by email to your email address specified in your Registration Form that your entry has been received within no longer than 24 hours of submission of your Registration Form.
CINSW intends that Materials meeting these Terms will be uploaded to the Website immediately and in any event within no more than 24 hours of their submission. However, CINSW reserves the right, in its absolute discretion and without need to give reasons, not to upload an entry to this Website, or within this period, for any reason, and to remove an entry at any time for any reason.
You can change information provided as part of your personal profile on the iCanQuit website at any time.
Otherwise, any request to correct or update any incorrect information should be made to the Webmaster at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Requests to delete information provided to CINSW may be made by contacting the Webmaster at: email@example.com
Whilst every effort is made to review and vet entries on the Website, you acknowledge and agree that entries may not be reviewed by the CINSW outside of normal business hours (including weekends and New South Wales public holidays), in which case entries will be vetted on the next business day.
If you consider any entry to be in breach of these Terms (including where you consider that your or any other person's intellectual property rights have been infringed or that your privacy has been compromised), you may lodge a complaint with the Webmaster at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You represent, warrant and agree that:
You unconditionally indemnify the CINSW (which term includes the CINSW's officers, employees, contractors and agents) and you must pay the CINSW on demand the amount of all losses, liabilities, expenses and taxes that the CINSW may suffer (including the cost of settlement and any legal expenses on a full indemnity basis) because any of your representations or warranties are incorrect, you breach these Terms, or because of a claim or proceeding by another person against the CINSW that you have caused or contributed to.
As between you and the CINSW, you (and any others who contributed to the entry such as by supplying any copyright material included in Your Material posted on the Website) retain ownership of any copyright in Your Material. You place material on this Website at your own risk. The CINSW does not take responsibility for any unlawful or other use of entries or comments by any other person.
The CINSW will, wherever reasonably possible, attribute an entry using the display name(s) supplied with the entry. However, to the extent permitted by applicable law, you (and any others who are featured in or contributed to the entry) agree that the CINSW may reproduce, publish, and communicate to the public Your Material with or without attribution of authorship. To the extent permitted by applicable law, you unconditionally and irrevocably consent, and will obtain all other necessary unconditional and irrevocable written consents, to additions to, deletions from and other alterations or modifications of, Your Material that would otherwise infringe moral rights established by the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) for the benefit of the CINSW, and any person claiming an interest in Your Material through the CINSW.
You grant to the CINSW an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, transferable and worldwide non-exclusive licence (with the right to sub-licence) to reproduce, publish, communicate to the public, adapt, and otherwise exploit Your Material in all media whether known now or developed in the future (for example by displaying the entry on this Website or on any other website operated by the CINSW, on "Facebook", "Twitter", "Youtube", "Flickr" or on any other website, or by communicating your entry to others by email, by mobile phone, by radio, television or print/online).
You grant to the CINSW an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, transferable and worldwide non-exclusive licence (which includes the right to sub-license) to authorise others to view and reproduce Your Material for government, personal, commercial or in-house use. Current and future sponsors of CINSW may use entrant material in any way they choose.
You must obtain all necessary irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, transferable, worldwide, non-exclusive licenses (which include the right to sub-license) in all of Your Material submitted to this Website, to enable the CINSW to exercise the rights granted to it by these Terms.
Except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law, the CINSW, its officers, employees, contractors and agents, exclude all liability (including negligence, whether or not advised of or aware of the possibility of that liability), for any personal injury, or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity), whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of use of this Website, including, but not limited to, where arising out of the following:
Your Registration Form may not be accepted and your registration to this Website may be cancelled at any time, if you do not complete all mandatory details in the Registration Form, you do not agree to these Terms, or your entry does not comply with the Terms.
If this Website is interfered with in any way or is not capable of being operated as intended for any reason beyond the reasonable control of the CINSW, the CINSW reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to the fullest extent permitted by law to:
Any cost associated with accessing the Website is your responsibility and is dependent on the internet service provider used.
You must not use any automated entry software or any other mechanical or electronic means that allow you to automatically enter Registration Forms or Materials repeatedly and the CINSW reserves the right to cancel all registrations and remove all entries submitted by such methods.
Without limiting any other right provided for in these Terms or which CINSW otherwise has, CINSW may, for any reason whatsoever, or for no reason whatsoever:
Any use by you of the Website is subject to these Terms and such use evidences your full acceptance of these Terms without anything further required.
The laws in force in New South Wales, Australia, govern your use of this Website and these Terms. You submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts exercising jurisdiction in this State, and any courts that may hear appeals from those courts.
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