Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide


This statement sets out this site's policies relating to the privacy and security of your personal information. This privacy and security statement applies only to this site.

This site is operated in compliance with the Government of South Australia's information privacy principles (IPPs), a copy of which can be obtained on the Link iconDepartment of the Premier and Cabinet website.

  • Your personal information will not be disclosed to a third party except in accordance with the IPPs.
  • Site administrators are required to protect and handle your personal information in accordance with the IPPs.
  • This site and the Government of South Australia are responsible for the privacy and security of information while it is collected, stored on or passing through this site. The Government of South Australia agencies and instrumentalities are responsible for the privacy and security of information collected by, stored on or passing through their own websites.
  • You should note that there are inherent risks associated with transmission of information via the internet. You should make your own assessment of the potential risks to the security of your information when making a decision as to whether or not you should utilise this site. There are alternative ways to obtain information from, and transact business with, the Government of South Australia for those users who do not wish to use the internet.

Information collected through our website

Web page data

When you visit the WCH website, a record of your visit is logged and the following information is stored for statistical purposes:

  • your computer's IP address
  • the date and time of the visit to the site
  • the pages accessed and documents downloaded
  • the previous website visited
  • the type of browser used.

No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect our service provider's logs. This information is analysed regularly to determine the site's usage statistics.

Email addresses

If you send an email via the 'Contact Us' page or another page on the WCH website, or complete a feedback form, your email address will be known to WCH Staff. Such email addresses will be retained for the purpose of sending a response. The addresses are stored in a secure area within the Government of South Australia's message services system and will not be used for any other purpose, nor disclosed without your consent.

We will not add your email address to a mailing list or disclose it to another person or organisation without your consent, except in the unlikely event of an investigation by a law enforcement agency.

Emails sent to this site are treated as a public record and are retained in accordance with relevant regulations.

Links to other sites

Please note that this site contains links to a large number of other web sites that are included on the basis of containing content related to the South Australian community, business or government. When a user has clicked on a link to another website, they leave this site and this privacy and security statement does not apply to those websites.


The content of this privacy and security statement may be updated from time to time, so we suggest that if you return to this site on a regular basis that you carefully read the information provided.

last modified: 26 Feb 2018