Privacy Policy2019-04-25T05:00:10+00:00

Privacy Policy

This document governs the privacy policy of our website and Facebook page.

Personal Identifiable Information (PII)

You provide personal information to us so that we can provide goods and services to you – if you do not provide sufficient information we may not be able to provide same.  For example, if you do not provide all the information we request for membership (i.e. proof of ID, qualifications, references, etc) we may not be able to ratify your membership.

If you buy products or services from us we may collect your name, email address, physical address, name of business, credit card information, phone number & other information listed, which may vary from time to time.  

Website

Our website may use online forms.  The information you enter into these online forms may contain your personal details.

Our website may use cookies which can be used to collect personal information.

We use Google analytics and they have own privacy policy – it collects information about where you come from and how long you stay.  We only use this information to improve our site.

Facebook

The AHHCA Facebook Group is a public forum.  Once your request to join the group has been accepted by the administrator whatever details you choose to share in the group are your responsibility and the AHHCA bears no laibility for the privacy of that information.

Newsletters

By subscribing to our Newsletter via the website you agree to us storing contact details so that we can send you newsletters.

Membership in the Association includes the tacit understanding that you will be subscribed to the newsletter.

There will be an Unsubscribe link in all newsletters – clicking this link and following any prompts will ensure that your contact information will be removed from our list of subscribers and you will no longer be sent any newsletters.

What do we do with your information?

We do use your information to provide goods and services to you as requested.

When we communicate with you we will use the email entered on our website or on you application form if you are a member.  You can change your contact preferences at any time by sending an email to admin@ahhca.org

We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your PII to third parties for marketing purposes.

We may be legally required to disclose your PII if such disclosure is (a) required by subpoena, law, or other legal process (b) necessary to assist law enforcement officials or government enforcement agencies (c) necessary to investigate violations of or otherwise enforce our legal terms (d) necessary to protect us from legal action or claims from third parties, including you and or other users or members; or (e) necessary to protect the legal rights personal/real property or personal safety of our association, members, employee, volunteers and affiliates.

We retain information that we collect from you only for as long as we need it for legal business or tax purposes.  Your information may be retained in electronic form, paper form or a combination of both. When your information is no longer needed, we will destroy, delete or erase it.

Member Information

As a member you have the right to determine what information we display on our website.  You may request a change to your details or revoke the consent to use your information on our website at any time by contacting us via email admin@ahhca.org

Third Party Information

If any posting you make on our website or FB page contain information about third parties you must make sure you have permission to include that information in your posting.  While we are not legally liable for the actions of our users we will remove any postings that are notified that violate the privacy rights of others.

Our website may contain links to other websites.  These websites are not under our control and are not subject to our privacy policy.  These websites will likely have their own privacy policies we have no responsibility for these websites and we provide links to these websites solely for your convenience.

You acknowledge that your use and access to linked websites are solely at your own risk.  It is your responsibility to check the privacy policies of these websites to see how they treat your PII.

The AHHCA includes a data protection agreement in all contracts with third parties who may have access to your data (employees, accountant, auditors, web host, etc).

Age restrictions

Even though our website is not designed for use by anyone under the age of thirteen (child) we realise that a child under the age of thirteen may attempt to access our website.  We do not knowingly collect PII from children under the age of thirteen.

Credit Card Information

You may have to provide credit card information to buy products or services from our website.  We use a third party billing services like PayPal and have no control over these services. You understand and agree that we are in no way responsible for any misuse of your credit card number.

We do not retain any credit card information on file.

Notifiable Data Breaches

Due to The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 it is mandatory for the AHHCA to report certain data breaches related to lost or stolen client information. In such cases we are obligated to notify affected individuals AND the Australian Information Commissioner of certain data breaches involving personal information.

Terms & Conditions

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at anytime – we will post changes to our website or Facebook page so our members and users are always aware of what information we collect and disclose.  Your continued use of our website FB page and services after any change to this privacy policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Questions

If you have any questions about our privacy policy please email us at admin@ahhca.org

Definition of a Healer

Holistic Healer refers to a person who satisfies guidelines and qualifications set by the AHHCA (Australian Holistic Healers Association). The accredited Holistic Health Professional must hold a current AHHCA registration to practice the art of Holistic Healing in observance with the AHHCA ‘Code of Ethics’.

The title Holistic Healer does not infer a practitioner’s ability to heal or cure, rather its aim to facilitate best practice to aid the body’s ability to self-heal in accordance to its nature.

Holistic Healing recognises the contribution of the traditional healing arts as well as methods and techniques currently being developed.

The focus of Holistic Healing is in the treatment of the whole person – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

Statement of Purpose

  1. To advance the formal and professional recognition of Holistic Healers and set minimal educational standards for Holistic Healers.
  2. To represent the interests of and become an ongoing contact for Holistic Healers.  To provide professional advice and an opportunity for social interaction.
  3. To organise workshops and seminars for post-graduates as well as the general public.
  4. To set Professional Standards and a Code of Ethics for practising Healers.
  5. To seek affiliation and where possible, accreditation with like-minded groups and associations, both in Australia and overseas.
  6. To become a point of reference to the general public and others working in health-related areas, for information and resources concerning Holistic Healers and Holistic Healing.
  7. To be a forum for discussion about the changing nature of Healers and healing, their public perception and recognition.
  8. To encourage the teaching of Holistic Healing principles through community groups, educational, medical and paramedical institutions, so that more people will be able to appreciate the role that Holistic Healing has in the broader field of health care.
  9. To assist members to obtain professional indemnity insurance.
  10. To produce a monthly newsletter.

Code of Ethics

  1. Treat all client information as confidential.
  2. The Practitioner will never offer a medical diagnoses or a prognosis.  This is the role of a Medical Doctor, or suitably qualified specialist or practitioner.
  3. To ensure that clients realise that any recommendations or advice offered is for their consideration only, and that clients should in no way feel compelled to act upon them.
  4. To use healing methods or techniques that are gentle, natural and that will do no harm to the client.
  5. To ensure that clients are advised to seek medical opinion whenever any of the ‘red light’ symptoms appear.
  6. To encourage clients to seek out a Medical Practitioner who most closely meets their personal needs, and to seek the advice and help of their Doctor whenever appropriate.
  7. To present oneself in a professional manner reflected in standards of dress, cleanliness, speech, etc.
  8. Maintain a high level of professional competence, seeking always to improve one’s standards and skills.
  9. Serve those in need irrespective of nationality, sex, age, marital status, race, culture, creed, political views or social standing.
  10. Respect the rights and dignity of the individual.
  11. Not to discredit the Association by words or actions.
  12. Not to puncture the skin, unless appropriately qualified.
  13. To be sympathetic to client’s needs, expressing a genuine concern and a sensitive, caring attitude.
  14. To encourage clients to take greater responsibility for their own health and wellbeing.
  15. To ensure that advertisements clearly state one’s qualifications (eg. Holistic Healer, Holistic Health Practitioner, not Medical Doctor), and not make claims to be able to cure diseases. Appropriate wording (e.g. “may also assist in the treatment of …”).
  16. The Practitioner does not enter into any contracts or pre-conditions of treatment.

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