Personal Data Protection Notification

  • This statement sets out how CHAT uses and protects any information you give us when you use this website. CHAT is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should you provide us information by which you can be identified when using this website, we will endeavour to ensure that such information is used only in accordance with this privacy statement.

    1. If you are only browsing this website, we do not capture data that allows us to identify you individually.

       
    2. By registering with CHAT, you agree to receive administrative and promotional messages from CHAT via e-mail. You can choose to unsubscribe from receiving these messages through the instructions in the email.

       
    3. CHAT receives or collects personal data for the purpose of planning and administering support activities for mental health services for youth. Please note that any information and/or data sent to us, which can personally identify you, may be shared within CHAT group or with Government agencies, so as to serve you in the most efficient and effective way, unless such sharing is prohibited by legislation.

       
    4. We will NOT share your personal data with non-Government entities, except where such entities have been authorised to carry out specific Government services.

       
    5. CHAT does not disclose specific information about our users to non-authorised third parties. However, in instances when a registered user repeatedly expresses a wish to harm himself or others, the user's information will be handed over to the relevant authorities.

       
    6. CHAT does however report statistics of the users of the website in broad terms (but not information in relation to specific individuals) to our stakeholders for the purpose of internal audit, planning and administering public health policies.

       
    7. For your convenience, we may display to you data you had previously supplied us or other Government agencies. This will speed up the transaction and save you the trouble of repeating previous submissions. Should the data be out-of-date, please supply us the latest data. We will retain your personal data only as necessary for the effective delivery of public services to you. Please contact us via email at chat@mentalhealth.sg to get access to or update your personal data that you have supplied to us previously.

       
    8. To safeguard your personal information, all electronic storage and transmission of personal data are secured with appropriate security technologies.

       
    9. This site may contain links to non-Government sites whose data protection and privacy practices may differ from ours. We are not responsible for the content and privacy practices of these other websites and we encourage you to consult the privacy notices of those sites.

       
    10. CHAT may amend, vary or modify this privacy statement from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to apprise yourself of any changes made. This privacy statement is effective from 10 May 2010.

       
    11. References in the above terms to 'we' or 'CHAT' extends to and is applicable in its entirety to the IMH.