CRE Privacy Policy

The CRE takes your privacy seriously and we comply with the University of Melbourne's privacy policy. This statement addresses how personal information is collected, held and used. If you wish to seek any further information about this statement, or if you have any concerns, please contact the University of Melbourne's secretaries department.

Projects undertaken by the CRE require the use of de-identified samples or data for which the identifiers are removed and replaced by a code. Those handling the data subsequently do so using the code.  If necessary, it is possible to link the code to the original identifiers and identify the individual to whom the sample or information relates.

The CRE is bound by the Section 95A of the Privacy Act 1988, “Guidelines for National Privacy Principles About Health Information” (Section 95A attached, see Appendix 8).

The activities of the CRE must also conform to the Victorian Information Privacy Act 2000, which came into effect in September 2002 and adopts 11 Information Privacy Principles (Appendix 9) based on the 10 National Privacy Principles (Appendix 10) set out in the Privacy Act.