New national privacy laws came into effect on 21 December 2001. The new laws, which are part of the Privacy Act 1988 (Commonwealth), include ten National Privacy Principles that set standards for the way organisations, including health providers, handle personal information. These principles have been adopted by the Nutrition Australia Board.
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- The Nutrition Australia website should be used as an online knowledge and learning tool only and not a substitute for professional care. Please consult your health care provider if you require ongoing treatment or suspect that you have a health problem. Nutrition Australia is not liable for loss (injury or damage) occurring from use of the information provided in this website.
- Nutrition Australia endeavours to guide users to links to other websites from our pages that are accurate, unbiased and credible. It is important to remember the nature of the internet as a source of information. The internet is an unregulated medium. Changes to the links that Nutrition Australia initially set, is out of Nutrition Australia's control. Users may be exposed to misinformation, commercial bias and exploitation. Information, opinions, data, statements or commercial products and services contained in web pages accessed from the Nutrition Australia website linked pages are the responsibility and policy of the author(s) of those web pages and do not imply approval or support by Nutrition Australia.
- Names and e-mail addresses of all website visitors will not be used by Nutrition Australia or provided or released to a third party without the site visitor's consent.
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