Disclaimer and Privacy


The Occupational Therapy Blog and Website is a news and health promotion initiative.

It by no means aims to be a source of medical or therapeutic advice. We enjoy sharing information and will attempt to curate it as best we can.

You’d appreciate we like to lighten our blog articles which often tackles very serious and personal issues. It’s our way of sharing.

The information contained on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, or intervention. Always seek the advice of your GP or qualified therapist with any questions you may have regarding your personal situation.

Never substitute or delay seeking professional advice because of information you’ve read on this website.

Privacy Policy

As used in this Privacy Policy, “Get Healthcare Direct” refers to all websites (including https://occupationaltherapybrisbane.com.au), properties, and services owned or operated by Get Healthcare Direct Pty Ltd. This Privacy Policy is part of Get Healthcare Direct’s Terms of Use and describes the privacy practices of Get Healthcare Direct. It explains when and how Get Healthcare Direct collects end user and client information, including Personally Identifiable Information (defined below), how we use such information, and the circumstances under which we may disclose such information to others.

By visiting the Get Healthcare Direct website, visiting a Get Healthcare Direct client website that provides notice of its use of Get Healthcare Direct and/or this policy, or registering for our service, you acknowledge that you accept and consent to the practices outlined in this Privacy Policy. Please note that this Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies other than Get Healthcare Direct, or to individuals whom Get Healthcare Direct does not employ or manage, including any of the third parties to which Get Healthcare Direct may disclose Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. Please refer to the privacy policies of these third parties for information concerning their privacy practices. What Types of User Information Does Get Healthcare Direct Obtain?
Visitors to the Get Healthcare Direct Website

If you are a visitor to the Get Healthcare Direct website or a Get Healthcare Direct client (“Client”) who registers or signs into the Get Healthcare Direct website (including for purposes of obtaining a free trial of Get Healthcare Direct’ services), we may obtain the following types of information from you or concerning your computer or device (“Get Healthcare Direct Client Information”), which may include information that can itself be used to identify and/or contact you (“Personally Identifiable Information”):

Email Address
Phone Number
Website Name and URL
Credit Card Number
Billing Address
Visitor Site Preferences
Postal Address

Get Healthcare Direct may also receive certain information that may be provided by your browser or mobile device, including:

Browser Information
Operating System Information
Mobile Device Information (e.g., device identifier, mobile operating system, etc.)
IP Address
Pages Accessed
Time of Visit
Time of Last Visit
Referring Site, Application, or Service, including the relevant Search Queries that led you to Get Healthcare Direct’ Website

How Do We Use This Information?
Visitors to the Occupational Therapy Brisbane Website

We use the Get Healthcare Direct Client Information, including Personally Identifiable Information, to register your account, fulfill your requests, understand how you are engaging with Get Healthcare Direct, communicate with you, determine if you are satisfied with the Service, process billing for Get Healthcare Direct Services, and personalize your experience on the Get Healthcare Direct website and with the Get Healthcare Direct Service. We may also use Get Healthcare Direct User Information to facilitate the delivery of content or advertisements that we believe may be of interest to you, or to communicate with you about new or existing products and services or special offers. For more information on opting out of these communications, please see the section on “User Privacy Controls” below.
Get Healthcare Direct’ Use of Cookies and Web Beacons

Get Healthcare Direct uses cookies (small text files that Get Healthcare Direct stores locally on your computer) on our Client’s websites for one or more of the following purposes: to help identify unique visitors and/or devices; assess usage patterns and perform traffic analysis; identify visitor preferences; conduct A/B testing; diagnose problems with our servers, and otherwise administer the Get Healthcare Direct Service. Get Healthcare Direct does not use methods such as browser cache, Flash cookies, or eTags, for acquiring or storing information about end users web browsing activity on Client websites or otherwise.

Depending on how our Clients use Get Healthcare Direct’ Services, information contained in Get Healthcare Direct cookies placed on the computers of end users may be linked to Personally Identifiable Information in Get Healthcare Direct’ database. This allows our Clients to use the Get Healthcare Direct Service to better analyze and measure their users’ interactions with their website and to organize activities by the same user on their website across time. If you do not wish to have Get Healthcare Direct place and use cookies on your computer, you should set your browser preferences to refuse all cookies before accessing Get Healthcare Direct or other websites that may use Get Healthcare Direct.

Get Healthcare Direct is not responsible for any failure by you or your browser to accurately implement or communicate your browser preferences or settings. In addition, please be aware that even if you configure your browser settings to reject all cookies, your activity on Get Healthcare Direct client websites will still be recorded by our Service, unless you opt out of our Service as set forth below.

However, your rejection of all cookies will prevent Get Healthcare Direct from determining whether or not someone using your computer has previously visited the website, i.e., whether or not the visitor is a “unique” visitor. Please note that if you set your browser to reject cookies, some features of the websites you visit may be unavailable. For more information on how to reject cookies, see your browser’s instructions on changing your cookie settings. Additionally, please note that rejecting cookies may also prevent you from opt out of our service because that involves placing an opt-out cookie in your browser.
Web Beacons

Get Healthcare Direct may also collect certain information using Web Beacons. Web Beacons are electronic images that may be used on Get Healthcare Direct’ Website, in Get Healthcare Direct’ Service, or in our email communications. They are used, for example, to count website visits or to tell if an email has been opened and acted upon. Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

Service Providers

Information, including Get Healthcare Direct Client Information, Client’s User Data, and any Personally Identifiable Information contained therein, may be shared with certain third-party companies and individuals that help facilitate technical and administrative aspects of the Get Healthcare Direct Service (e.g., credit card processing), or perform functions related to the administration of Get Healthcare Direct (e.g. hosting services). These third parties perform tasks on our behalf and are contractually obligated not to disclose or use Get Healthcare Direct User Information or Client’s User Data for any other purpose, and to employ adequate security measures to prevent unauthorized access to such data. However, Get Healthcare Direct is not responsible in the event that Personally Identifiable Information is disclosed at a result of a breach or security lapse by any such third party.

Law Enforcement and Legal Process

Get Healthcare Direct also reserves the right to disclose any Get Healthcare Direct Client Information or Client User Information (including Personally Identifiable Information) to: (i) comply with any law, regulation, or legal request; (ii) enforce, apply, or investigate breaches of the Terms of Use or other agreements; (iii) respond to client requests; or (iv) protect the rights, property, user experience, or safety of Get Healthcare Direct, our employees, our users, or others.

Change of Control

If Get Healthcare Direct, or substantially all of its assets, is acquired by another company or successor entity, Get Healthcare Direct Client Information and/or Client’s User Data will be one of the assets transferred or acquired by the purchaser or successor. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any purchaser of or successor to Get Healthcare Direct or its assets may continue to collect, use and disclose your information acquired prior to such transfer or acquisition as set forth in this policy.

Clients and Visitors to the Get Healthcare Direct Website

Get Healthcare Direct offers several ways for you to update or delete Personally Identifying Information that is obtained and stored by Get Healthcare Direct, or to change your Get Healthcare Direct communication preferences: You may unsubscribe to any of our e-mail or direct message communications regarding updates or products by following the unsubscribe instructions in the body of any message. You may contact us at david(at)gethealthcaredirect.com.au
Email Communications

We may contact you by e-mail or other equivalent electronic communications if you access Get Healthcare Direct products or services. By registering or using Get Healthcare Direct Services, you specifically consent to the receipt of these e-mail or text message communications. If you do not want to receive emails or other communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions in the body of such communications or notify us by email at david(at)gethealthcaredirect.com.au.

How We Protect Your Personal Information

Get Healthcare Direct has implemented reasonable security mechanisms to protect Get Healthcare Direct Client Information and Client’s User Data that is maintained on Get Healthcare Direct’ servers from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Examples of these security mechanisms include limited and password-protected access, high security public/private keys, encryption on processed data, and SSL encryption to protect transmission of data. However, please keep in mind that no security system is impenetrable. It may be possible for third parties to intercept or access Get Healthcare Direct Client Information and Client’s User Data in spite of these measures. Get Healthcare Direct cannot guarantee the security of your information and cannot be held responsible for unauthorized access to Get Healthcare Direct client accounts.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Get Healthcare Direct retains the discretion to amend or modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make material changes to the way we collect, use or disclose Personally Identifying Information, we will notify you by posting a clear and prominent announcement on Get Healthcare Direct or through a direct communication to your Get Healthcare Direct account. Use and disclosure of information we obtain is subject to the later of: (1) the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is collected or (2) any subsequent Privacy Policy of which you have constructive notice. Your continued access to or use of Get Healthcare Direct following constructive notice of material changes to this Privacy Policy shall constitute consent to any amendments and/or modifications.

How to Contact Us Get Healthcare Direct welcomes any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices. Any such comments or questions should be submitted via e-mail to: david(at)gethealthcaredirect.com.au.

Effective Date of this Privacy Policy This Privacy Policy is effective as of June 01, 2013.