Privacy Policy

Privacy notice

Your privacy is important to the Department of Defence. This privacy notice provides information about the personal information that the ADF Family Health Program will collect for the purpose of registering participation in the ADF Family Health Program, and how that personal information will be used and disclosed. Commonwealth Government agencies are required to comply with the Information Privacy Principles (IPPs) in the Privacy Act (1988) with regard to the collection, security or protection and use or disclosure of personal information.


Personal information collection

The ADF Family Health Program will collect and use the following personal information for the administration of healthcare to ADF dependants:

ADF member’s given name, family name, employee ID, email address and telephone number. Primary contact name, mailing address, email address and telephone number. ADF dependant’s given name, family name, gender and date of birth. The number of visits an ADF dependant has to a health provider, including type of visit (medical or allied health), the date and value of benefit.


Use and disclosure of personal information

Defence will use the personal information gathered to: Identify persons who are eligible to receive benefits as part of the provision of healthcare to ADF dependants. Record statistical data relating to the number and value of visits a dependant has to a health professional. This data will be used to record Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) for provision to the Defence Taxation Management Office. Inform the ADF member of visits their dependants make to a health professional, the date and the value of the benefit. This information is used for FBT reporting and may appear on the member’s Statement of Fringe Benefits. The ADF member will not be informed of the specific purpose of the visit. Enable trial evaluation and Government reporting.
Defence will disclose the personal information of ADF dependants to Navy Health Ltd for claims processing, benefit payment, customer service and card production. When Defence discloses your personal information to Navy Health Ltd for these purposes, they are obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act (1988).
In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified above, Defence may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings, or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.
You may request access to, and correction of your personal information held by Defence as part of this trial. A request for access or correction should be made to the ADF Family Health Program.