Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains how we collect and use information for specifically the MTAA MedTech Conference website and Webcast video service (“Platform”) and our compliance in accordance with The Privacy Act.

By using this Platform provided by the Medical Technology Association of Australia, (“MTAA”), you indicate that you agree to the collection and use of your information by MTAA as outlined in this Privacy Policy.

Why we collect information

MTAA collects information to improve the user experience provided before and during the MTAA MedTech Conference with your contact information used in the Platform. We also use your information to measure our success and performance. For example, this data gives us an idea of the number of attendees who purchased registrations to a specific session.

Personal information collection and communication

MTAA is the sole owner of information collected on the Platform. Any personal information that is collected by us is provided by you strictly voluntarily. The exception to this rule is Presenters and Advertisers (sponsor & exhibitor) information, where their information may be publicly available information.

The MTAA MedTech Conference website Webcast video service will send you “Conference Emails”. These are notices about the conference including information on program sessions, sponsors, exhibitors, surveys, Q&A sessions and other messages which may be of interest to you. The ability to send you Conference Emails is an important part of our ability to serve you as an attendee and will discontinue 3 months after the event. Out of respect for your privacy, Conference Emails will be limited to 3 emails a week before the event, and 2 emails a week 3 - 6 months before the event. The MTAA MedTech Conference Webcast video service (when available) provides you the opportunity to opt out of having your personally identifiable information used by notifying MTAA staff or changing your profile settings at any time.

Personal information you provide

As stated above, unless you voluntarily provide personal information on the MTAA MedTech Conference or Webcast video service platform, we do not collect personal information from you with the exception of Presenters or Advertisers. Confirmed Presenters and Advertisers may have their name, title and place of employment publicly available on the MTAA MedTech Conference website and Webcast video service platform. We will never combine any personal information about an attendee with any aggregate information we have in our CRM, website or other communication platforms. If you choose to provide personal information during registration, subscribed to our email communications, send emails to MTAA staff, or in any way communicate with MTAA where personal information is exchange, this information will not be added to the MTAA MedTech Conference website or Webcast video service platform. 

Use and protection of personal information

MTAA will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in any way. 

Conference attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, presenters are only allowed to use personal information for the purposes of communicating during the conference or in relation to an activity at the conference.

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal processes.

Other Information we collect and use

We may collect non-personally identifiable information with cookies, device type, and pages you view. We also monitor submitted questions, surveys and any links you click. 

Aggregate information is monitored, analysed and combined with similar aggregate information of other users and will be collected on our Google Analytics platform.

We may share aggregate information with our business partners, Advertisers and other third parties. Such aggregate information is anonymous and does not identify any individual user, and we do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information. Website cookies on the MTAA and MTAA MedTech Conference website may be removed by following directions on your Internet browser’s “help” file. If you reject cookies, you may still use our conference Platform, with no effect on the service. We use your website activity to assist us in offering you a personalised web experience, diagnose IT issues, assist with tailored content and event information, and for a better service by MTAA. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies on and only and does not cover the use of cookies by any Advertisers and third-party websites promoted on the MTAA MedTech Conference website or Webcast video service platform.

Third-Party Website Links

Some of the websites and profiles provided links to third-party websites, such as those of our affiliates, organisation partners, advertisers, presenters and attendees' social media profiles. We have no access to or control over their practices. Because MTAA does not control the information policies or practices of these third parties’ websites, you should review their respective privacy policies to learn more about how they collect and use personal information.

Security Information on App./Video Platforms Services used at the MedTech Conference

MTAA may store data with Service Providers (e.g. mobile app. or video conferencing system) who support MTAA's operation of the MTAA MedTech Conference. We check to ensure firewalls and encryption protocols are used, to prevent unauthorised access to the data. MTAA checks these Service Providers have put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures coupled with carefully developed security procedures to protect your information from unauthorised alteration.

We have put in place policies to restrict access to your information by our employees and contractors.

Misrepresentation and code of conduct

To impersonate any person or organisation, and/or their ownership or offering is deemed unethical. Reported cases are monitored by MTAA and will result in warning messages and deletion of your profile. Extreme circumstances may result in the departure of the individual from the conference, notification to employers and involvement of local law enforcement.

Protection for Children

We do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the legal age of 18. Notified profiles with underage persons will have their personal and aggregate information deleted.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy may be subject to change. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we may alert users with an email and other places we deem appropriate, so you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. Your continued use of the website and Platform after such changes have been posted indicates your consent and acceptance of such changes.

Effective Date

This Privacy Policy is effective and was last updated on 25 March 2024.