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Privacy Policy

Here at Surf Coast Health & Wellbeing Clinic we value your privacy.  All treatments and sessions are confidential and will not be shared with a third party.

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This privacy policy is Surf Coast Health & Wellbeing Clinics' (SHWC) (ABN No. 72954374829)  official privacy policy and it applies to all personal information collected by SHWC.  In this policy we explain how and why we collect your personal information, how we use it, and what controls you have over our use of it.  SHWC is committed to complying with Australian privacy legislation and to protecting and safeguarding your privacy when you deal with us.  

Collection of information

Some information provided to us by clients, customers, contractors and other third parties might be considered private or personal. Under the Privacy Act 1988, personal information is information or an opinion about an individual whose identity can reasonably by ascertained from that information or opinion.  Without these details, SHWC we would not be able to carry on our business and provide our services to you. We will only collect such personal information if it is necessary for one of our functions or activities. 

The kinds of personal information SHWC collects includes:

  • names;

  • contact details;

  • financial information.

In particular, personal information is collected from people in the following situations by SHWC:
a)      if you contact SHWC, we may keep a record of that correspondence;
b)     when you apply for and/or establish and/or access an account or order products;
c)      when you conduct certain types of transactions such as cheque purchases or refunds;
d)     when you submit your e-mail address to our website mailing list;
e)      when you place an order on our website to purchase goods or services we may require you to provide us with contact information including your name, address, telephone number or email address and financial information (such as credit card details).

Financial information that is collected via the web site is used by us to bill you for products and services. Any financial information that is collected is for the purpose of transaction approval and funds transfer. At or before the time the personal information is collected by us, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are made aware of who we are, the fact that you are able to gain access to the information held about you, the purpose of the collection, the type(s) of organisations to which we usually disclose the information collected about you, any laws requiring the collection of the information and the main consequences for you if all or part of the information is not collected.
Use of information collected and disclosure of personal information to others

We may use or disclose personal information held about an individual for the primary purpose for which it was collected (e.g. provision of our services, including administration of our services, notification to you about changes to our services, record-keeping following termination of our services to you and technical maintenance) - that is, to carry on our business and provide services to our customers.

We may also use such information for a secondary purpose related to the primary purpose of collection and where you would reasonably expect that we would use the information in such a way. 

This information is only disclosed to persons outside our business in the circumstances set out in this policy or as otherwise notified to you at the time of collection of the information, or with your permission.

In addition we are permitted to use or disclose personal information held about you:
a)      where you have consented to the use or disclosure;
b)     where we reasonably believe that the use or disclosure is necessary to lessen or prevent a serious, immediate threat to someone's health or safety or the public's health or safety;
c)      where we reasonably suspect that unlawful activity has been, is being or may be engaged in and the use or disclosure is a necessary part of our investigation or in reporting the matter to the relevant authorities;
d)     where such use or disclosure is required under or authorised by law (for example, to comply with a subpoena, a warrant or other order of a court or legal process);
e)      where we reasonably believe that the use or disclosure is necessary for prevention, investigation, prosecution and punishment of crimes or wrongdoings or the preparation for, conduct of, proceedings before any court or tribunal or the implementation of the orders of a court or tribunal by or on behalf of an enforcement body;
f)       where you have requested a service and we are required to disclose the information to an Installer in order to facilitate the provision of the service.
Use of information for other purposes

In order for SHWC to grow and better serve its users, SHWC collects information relating to customer businesses. This information includes but is not limited to:


  •   product information;

  •   pricing information;

  •   picture information;

  •   purchasing history;

  •   promotional information;

  •   end customer personal information; and

  •   business statistics.

Sometimes, this information which is collected, is passed to external organisations for data analysis. Before any information is provided to third parties, SHWC ensures all personal details are de-identified and transferred anonymously. This practice is fully compliant with our Privacy obligations to you. SHWC also uses your personal information to collate statistics about the performance of SHWC which is used both internally and externally for marketing purposes.
Anonymity and Pseudonymity

You have the option of dealing with SHWC anonymously however this only applies where it is practicable for SHWC to do so, such as providing response to a general enquiry. 


For most other functions and activities, we will need your name and contact information and enough information about the particular matter to enable us to adequately serve you and perform our regular business functions. In these circumstances it will not be practicable for you to operate under a pseudonym. 
Direct Marketing

As part of SHWC functions and business activities and to promote the services we can provide to you, SHWC may use personal information that you have provided to us for the purposes of direct marketing.  Direct marketing includes, but is not limited to, sending to you e-newsletters and/or contacting you in relation to promotions and information about SHWC products and services.


Generally, we will do so where you have expressed interest in receiving such information. You can opt out of receiving direct marketing communications by sending an email to SHWC Privacy Officer at or using the ‘opt out’ link or details provided in the direct marketing communication. 

Our website may contain links to other web sites and those third party web sites may collect personal information about you. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other businesses or the content of web sites that are linked to our website.

SHWC encourages users to be aware when they leave the site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.

SHWC places a great importance on the security of all information associated with our customers, clients and contractors. We have security measures in place to attempt to reasonably protect personal information under our control from misuse, interference, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.  All personal information held is kept securely and that held electronically is held on secure servers.   Access to your personal information is limited to employees we believe reasonably need to use that information in order to perform their roles in providing or developing our services.


You acknowledge that despite our best efforts the security of online transactions and communications sent by electronic means or by post cannot be guaranteed.

SHWC takes reasonable steps to ensure your information is held on secure servers. Information stored within our computer systems can only be accessed by those entrusted with authority and computer network password sanctions. You are responsible for keeping your passwords and/or account information secret.

SHWC may retain the information you provide including your contact and credit card details to enable us to verify transactions and customer details, to allow you to process any future transactions you may wish to make, and to retain adequate records for legal and accounting purposes.  The user, in continuing with the transaction and providing credit details, consents to the passing of this information to the third party for storage. 

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed 100 percent secure. As a result, while we strive to protect users' personal information, SHWC cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to it or from its online products or services, and users do so at their own risk. Once SHWC receives your transmission, it makes every reasonable effort to ensure its security on our systems.
Access to and correction of personal information

SHWC is committed to and takes reasonable steps to maintain accurate, timely, relevant, complete and appropriate information about our customers, clients and website users.

You may request access to personal information about you held by SHWC.  Requests for access to your personal information should be made to
Verification of identity is required with a request to access (or update) personal information so that we can ensure your personal information is disclosed only to you.

Inaccurate information will be corrected upon receiving advice from you
If we refuse to provide you with access to or correct the personal information held about you by us, then we will provide reasons for such refusal.

SHWC will respond to any requests for access or correction within a reasonable time of receipt of the request, but by no later than 30 days of the request being received. 

If you have a question or complaint about our Privacy Policies or SHWC collection, use or safe disposal or destruction of your personal information, your feedback should be directed in the first instance to SHWC Privacy Officer at the contact details set out above.

We will promptly investigate your complaint and attempt to resolve the matter. If you are not satisfied with the outcome of this procedure or we have not responded to you with a determination within 30 days then you may contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner:
Disclosure of Personal Information Outside Australia

We may disclose your personal information to our related bodies corporate and external service providers located overseas for some of the purposes listed above. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the overseas recipients of your personal information do not breach the privacy obligations relating to your personal information. 


SHWC collects information from the site using "IP files".

When you visit the SHWC site to read, browse or download information, our system will record or log your IP address (the address which identifies your computer on the internet and which is automatically recognised by our web server), date and time of your visit to our site, the pages viewed and any information downloaded. This information will be used for the purpose of site analysis and to help us offer you improved online service. We may automatically collect non-personal information about you such as the type of Internet browsers you use or the site from which you linked to our Web Sites. You cannot be identified from this information and it is only used to assist us in providing an effective service on our Web Sites.
Changes to Surf Coast Health & Wellbeing Clinics' Privacy Policy

Without further notice to you, SHWC may decide to or may be required by law to change this Privacy Policy. Any changes made will be posted on this SHWC Privacy Policy page so that users are always aware of what information SHWC collects, how it is used and the way in which information may be disclosed. As a result, please remember to refer back to this SHWC Privacy Policy regularly to review any amendments.

Contacting us

If you require further information regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us at


Should you wish to read more information on privacy legislation or the Australian Privacy Principles we recommend that you visit the website of the office of the Australian Information Commissioner at

You accept that your use of this site includes your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions.




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I, Nikki V Staley, am not a medical doctor and do not practice medicine.  I do not diagnose, cure, heal, treat disease or otherwise prescribe medication.  I assist people in correcting energetic imbalances in their bio-field that assists the body to release its innate healing ability.  When the energy of the body is balanced and moving correctly, the body's innate natural energy heals itself.  All healing is self-healing.  I recommend that clients continue to see their regular medical doctors and follow their advice and my work is a complement to regular allopathic medicine.  My spiritual energy work is not a substitute for conventional medical diagnosis or treatment for any medical or psychological condition.  For such issues, you should seek the proper licensed physician or healthcare professional.  I am a holistic counsellor and reiki practitioner and my work is spiritually based and I believe all healing is spiritual in nature.  I do not make any promises, warranties or guarantees about results of my work or of the energy sessions.  The energy sessions help many people but like any modality it won't work for everyone.

Self Directed Healing

Please note that Self Directed Healing does not involve the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorders or other health issues and cannot be used as a substitute for mental health care, substance abuse treatment, or other health advice provided by medical or other qualified health professionals.  It is "your" (the client) responsibility to seek such independent professional treatment or guidance as needed.  If you are currently under the care of a mental health professional, it is strongly recommended that you inform your mental health care provider about your SDH sessions.

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