Personal Data Protection Policy
HealthServe Personal Data Protection Notice
Collection, use, disclosure or otherwise processing of personal data of our service users on behalf of government ministries or statutory boards will be in accordance with guidelines set out in the government’s data management policy. HealthServe will comply with the relevant requirements under the government’s data management policy.
- As used in this Notice:
“Personnel” means volunteers, board and committee members and all employees of HealthServe including full-time, part-time and interns.
“personal data” means data, whether true or not, about an individual who can be identified: (a) from that data; or (b) from that data and other information to which we have or are likely to have access. Such individuals include, but are not limited to, our existing or prospective Personnel, donors, business partners, service users and their authorised representatives.
“servicer users” means individuals who use health (including mental health) and social care services provided by HealthServe and they include, but not limited to, patients, clients, any person who participates in HealthServe’s organised activities; or who is the recipient of any payment or other distributions made by HealthServe or its partners.
- Depending on the nature of your interaction with us, some examples of personal data which we may collect from you include, but not limited to, the following:
- Personal particulars (e.g., name, identification numbers such as NRIC, FIN, work permit and passport numbers, contact information such as residential/mailing addresses, email addresses, telephone and mobile numbers, nationality, date of birth);
- Specimen signature(s);
- Medical and legal history and records;
- Photographs and other audio-visual information,
- Employment information; and
- Financial information (e.g., bank account information).
If you are a prospective or existing Personnel, HealthServe may also collect additional Personal Data including, but not limited to, the following:
- Educational information (e.g., Resume, educational qualifications, professional qualifications and certifications and employment references);
- Registration license details such as those issued by Singapore Medical Council, Singapore Dental Council and other Registration bodies
- Employment details (e.g., occupation, directorships and other positions held, employment history, salary, and/or benefits);
- Personal particulars (e.g., Gender, religion, marital status, details of next-of-kin, spouse and other family members)
- Medical information (e.g., work-related health issues and disabilities)
The exact amount of personal data to be collected will be dependent on HealthServe’s purposes and needs which may vary from time to time.
- Other terms used in this Notice shall have the meanings given to them in the PDPA (where the context so permits).
COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL DATA
- We generally do not collect your personal data unless (a) it is provided to us voluntarily by you directly or via a third party who has been duly authorised by you to disclose your personal data to us (your “authorised representative”), or (b) collection and use of personal data without consent is permitted or required by the PDPA or other laws. In so far as possible, we shall seek your consent before collecting any additional personal data and before using your personal data for a purpose which has not been notified to you (except where permitted or authorised by law). If you provide us with any personal data relating to a third party, by submitting such information to us, you undertake that you have obtained the consent of such third party to provide us with their personal data for the collection, use and disclosure described in this Notice.
- Depending on your relationship with HealthServe (whether as an existing or prospective Personnel, donor, business partner, service user or service user’s authorised representative, etc), we may collect and use your personal data for any or all of the purposes including, but not limited to, the following:
- establishing your relationship with us such as processing and evaluating your application for services;
- performing obligations under or in connection with our provision of services to you or requested by you or your provision of services to us;
- maintaining contact and communicating with you including, but not limited to, providing you with information on our upcoming events or activities and other publicity activities, where you have specifically requested to receive such information;
- responding to, handling and processing queries, requests, applications, complaints and feedback from you;
- monitoring, evaluating and/or auditing of services provided. This may include an assessment of the quality of the services provided and the effects of the services provided (both in the short and long term, and after you have stopped using the services);
- conducting surveys, research or statistical analysis (e.g., related to your personal circumstances or services you used) in order to help us serve you better;
- managing and processing donations and sponsorship including, but not limited to, your tax deduction claims;
- verifying your identity and the accuracy of your personal details and other information provided;
- performing screening and due diligence checks as may be required under applicable law or regulation
- performing human resource and recruitment processes including, but not limited to, (1) processing and evaluating your suitability for
employment, internship or voluntarism, (2) performing obligations under or in connection with your employment, internship or
voluntarism such as payment of remuneration where applicable, (3) managing and terminating our relationship with a Personnel, (4) all
administrative and human resources related matters within our organisation such as administering payroll, granting access to
our premises and computer systems, processing leave applications, claims and expenses reimbursements, administering your
insurance and other Personnel benefits;
- managing our business operations, complying with internal policies and procedures and audit and record keeping purposes;
- internal and external publicity purposes through various mediums, such as printed newsletters, brochures, flyers, posters, banners,
electronic publications, websites and social media platforms (including, but not limited to, photographs and audio/video recordings from HealthServe events);
- complying with any applicable laws, regulations, codes of practice, guidelines, or rules, or to assist in law enforcement and investigations conducted by any governmental and/or regulatory authority;
- any other incidental purposes related to or in connection with the above or purposes permitted by applicable law;
- any other purposes which HealthServe may inform you in writing from time to time, but for which HealthServe will seek your separate consent (except where permitted or authorised by law)
- HealthServe is committed to keeping your personal data confidential. However, we may from time to time and in compliance with all applicable laws on data privacy, disclose your personal data to third parties, whether located in Singapore or elsewhere, in order to carry out the purposes set out in clause 5 above. Please be assured that when we disclose your personal data to such parties, we will require that the authorised third party ensure that your personal data are kept confidential and secured at all times and that the third party has privacy policies that provide a standard of protection that is at least comparable to the PDPA.
- Depending on the nature of the engagement, HealthServe may disclose your personal data to various parties, including but not limited to the following:
- to third party service providers, agents and other organisations we have engaged to perform any of the purposes listed in clause 5 above;
- when it is necessary for your interest (such as referral for external services or sharing your personal data with other help-agencies in order to improve inter-agency service delivery and coordination);
- to donors and sponsors for evaluating and monitoring funding support;
- when it is necessary to ensure safety and protection of life during times when there is indication and assessment of harm and risk to self or others (such as to dormitory operators, Ministry of Manpower, paramedics, medical professionals, clinics/hospitals, etc.);
- to third party service providers, agents, contractors, consultants, auditors or advisers, such as those who provides administrative, marketing and research, training, data processing, auditing, technology and payment services;
- to comply with any applicable laws, regulations, codes of practice, guidelines, rules or requests by public agencies such as Ministry of Health and Ministry of Manpower, or to assist in law enforcement and investigations. As a healthcare institution, HealthServe may be required to share relevant data and participate in national and multi-agency efforts relating to healthcare (e.g., review healthcare policies and requirements, ensure patient safety and to improve quality of healthcare services, etc.);
- when disclosure is permitted under any of the statutory exemptions under PDPA; and
- to any other party to whom you authorised us to disclose your personal data to, or where necessary to undertake any action requested by you.
WITHDRAWING YOUR CONSENT
- The consent that you provide for the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data will remain valid until such time it is being withdrawn by you or your authorised representative in writing. You or your authorised representative may withdraw consent and request us to stop collecting, using and/or disclosing your personal data for any or all of the purposes listed above by submitting your request to our Data Protection Officer at the contact details provided below. You may access the request form here: Withdrawal Request Form
- Upon receipt of your written request to withdraw your consent, we may require reasonable time (depending on the complexity of the request and its impact on our relationship with you) for your request to be processed. In general, we shall seek to process your request within ten (10) business days of receiving it.
- Whilst we respect your decision to withdraw your consent, please note that depending on the nature and scope of your request, we may not be in a position to continue providing our goods or services to you including, but not limited to, the medical care and services you would receive from HealthServe.
- Please note that withdrawing consent does not affect our right to continue to collect, use and disclose personal data where such collection, use and disclose without consent is permitted or required under applicable laws.
ACCURACY OF PERSONAL DATA
- HealthServe relies on personal data provided by you (or your authorised representative) to provide products and services to you. You should ensure that your personal data provided to us is current, complete and accurate at all times.
ACCESS TO AND CORRECTION OF PERSONAL DATA
- If you wish to make a request (a) for access to a copy of the personal data which we hold about you or information about the ways in which we use or disclose your personal data, or (b) to correct or update any of your personal data which we hold about you, you may submit your request to our Data Protection Officer at the contact details provided below. Please note that an administrative fee may be charged for processing your request, depending on the nature and complexity of the request. We will inform you of any such fee before processing your request. You may access the forms here: Access Request Form, Correction Request Form.
- We will respond to your request as soon as reasonably possible. In general, our response will be within thirty (30) business days after receiving your request. Should we not be able to respond to your request within this time or if we are unable to provide you with any personal data or to make a correction requested by you, we shall inform you accordingly and will generally provide the reasons why we are unable to do so (except where we are not required to do so under the PDPA).
PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA
- HealthServe takes your personal data confidentiality seriously and has put in place reasonable measures to safeguard your personal data from unauthorised access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification, disposal or similar risks. We have introduced appropriate administrative, physical and technical measures such as authentication and access controls, up-to-date antivirus protection, and disclosing personal data both internally and to our authorised third-party service providers and agents only on a need-to-know basis.
- You should be aware, however, that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is completely secure. While security cannot be guaranteed, we strive to protect the security of your information and are constantly reviewing and enhancing our information security measures.
RETENTION OF PERSONAL DATA
- HealthServe only retains your personal data for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected, for our business and legal purposes, or as required or permitted by applicable laws. In general, we do not retain personal data after the original purposes for which the personal data was collected have ceased to be applicable, unless otherwise required by law or other mandatory directions by court or government authorities or for purposes of legal proceedings or other similar proceedings or investigations. For unsuccessful employment/internship/volunteer applications, HealthServe will retain your personal data for no longer than one year for the purposes of evaluating your suitability for future positions, unless you inform us otherwise as per clause 9.
TRANSFERS OF PERSONAL DATA OUTSIDE OF SINGAPORE
- HealthServe generally does not transfer your personal data outside of Singapore, unless otherwise required or permitted by law. In the event that your personal data is transferred, stored, processed outside Singapore, we will take steps to ensure that your personal data continues to receive a standard of protection that is at least comparable to that provided under the PDPA.
DATA PROTECTION OFFICER
- You may contact our Data Protection Officer at [email protected] if you have any enquiries or feedback on our personal data protection policies and procedures, or if you wish to make any request.
EFFECT OF NOTICE AND CHANGES TO NOTICE
- This Notice applies in conjunction with any other notices, contractual clauses and consent clauses that apply in relation to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data by us.
- We may revise this Notice from time to time to ensure that this Notice is consistent with any developments in the way HealthServe uses your personal data or any changes to the laws and regulations applicable to HealthServe. We will make available this Notice on our website together with the date of last update. Please refer to our website (healthserve.org.sg) from time to time for any changes and/or updates to this Notice. All communications, transactions and dealings with us shall be subject to the latest version of our Notice in force at the time. Your continued use of our services constitutes your acknowledgement and acceptance of such changes.
Last updated: 1 November 2021