Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy

Terms and Conditions

Access to this website is provided by the Thoracic Oncology Group of Australasia Ltd. ABN 47 641 984 198 (TOGA) on the terms and conditions set out below. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions you should not use this site.

General disclaimers

Limitations of liability

Any material produced by TOGA on this website is intended to provide general information only and is current at the time of first publication. TOGA does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy, reliability or completeness of the information and materials in this website and expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in such information and materials.

This site may link to other sites that are not maintained by TOGA. TOGA is not responsible for the content of those sites. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by TOGA of the site or a relationship with the organisations to which links are provided.


The contents of this website do not constitute advice (medical or otherwise). They are not intended to be a substitute for advice and should not be relied upon as advice. You should seek medical advice or other professional advice in relation to any particular matters.

Payments to us


Donations to TOGA of $2 or more are tax-deductible.

It is your responsibility to ensure that there are sufficient clear funds available in your account. TOGA shall not be liable for any loss or bank fees resulting from insufficient funds in your account.

You should check your account statement to verify that the amounts debited from your account are correct. If you believe that there has been an error with your donation, you should notify us directly by email at info@thoraciconcology.org.au as soon as possible so that we can resolve your query quickly.


Unless otherwise indicated, all information contained in this web site is copyright © Thoracic Oncology Group of Australasia Ltd.

You are provided with access to this website only for your personal use. You must not adapt, reproduce, store, distribute, transmit, print, display, perform, publish or create derivative works from any part of this website, or commercialise any information, products or services obtained from any part of this website in any form or by any means, without TOGA’s prior written permission. All rights in the content on this website including copyright, design rights, patents, inventions, knowhow, database rights, trade marks, source codes and any other intellectual property rights in any of the foregoing are reserved to TOGA and/or their service providers. By using this website you are deemed to accept the above terms.

For permission to use text information or photographs from this web site in a manner other than that stated above, please contact TOGA.

Privacy and security of personal information

TOGA is committed to respecting privacy in compliance with legislation and best practice. Please refer to the Privacy Policy for information about how TOGA collects, uses, discloses and otherwise handles personal and/or sensitive information.

Changes to these terms and conditions

TOGA may change or update these terms and conditions from time to time without prior notice.

Thoracic Oncology Group of Australasia Ltd. (TOGA) is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals.  

This policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you in respect of how we manage your Personal Information. We have adopted the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The APPs govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information.

A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at www.oaic.gov.au

What is Personal Information and why do we collect it?

Personal Information is information or an opinion that identifies an individual. Examples of Personal Information we collect include names, contact details, membership data. This Personal Information is collected with the consent of the individual, and where possible from the individual directly.

We collect your Personal Information for the primary purpose of providing our services to you. We may also use your Personal Information for secondary purposes directly related to the primary purpose, in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure. You may unsubscribe from our mailing/marketing lists at any time by contacting us in writing.

TOGA collects statistical data about visits to the website. This information may include commonly viewed files, average time spent on each page and relative activity on the site. We may also collect IP address and/or domain name of visitors. This information is collected for the purpose of improving our website. We do not guarantee website links or policy of authorised third parties.

When we collect Personal Information we will, where appropriate and where possible, explain to you why we are collecting the information and how we plan to use it.

Sensitive Information

Sensitive information is defined in the Privacy Act to include information or opinion about such things as an individual’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union or other professional body, criminal record or health information.

Sensitive information will be used by us only:

  • For the primary purpose for which it was obtained
  • For a secondary purpose that is directly related to the primary purpose
  • With your consent; or where required or authorised by law.

Third Parties

Where reasonable and practicable to do so, we will collect your Personal Information only from you. However, in some circumstances we may be provided with information by third parties. In such a case we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are made aware of the information provided to us by the third party.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Your Personal Information may be disclosed in a number of circumstances including the following:

  • Third parties where you consent to the use or disclosure; and
  • Where required or authorised by law.

Security of Personal Information

Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information.

Access to your Personal Information

You may access the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please contact us in writing.

TOGA will not charge any fee for your access request but may charge an administrative fee for providing a copy of your Personal Information.

In order to protect your Personal Information, we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.

Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information

It is an important to us that your Personal Information is up to date. We will take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and up to date. If you find that the information we have is not up to date or is inaccurate, please advise us as soon as practicable so we can update our records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you.

Policy Updates

This Policy may change from time to time and is available on our website.

Privacy Policy Complaints and Enquiries

If you have any questions or concerns about TOGA’s privacy policy or procedure, please contact us at info@thoraciconcology.org.au