The Improvement Foundation applies a range of security controls to protect the Website from unauthorised access. For example, to protect your service data (transmitted within the secure site of OCHREStreams), the Improvement Foundation has implemented a security strategy that addresses the protection, detection and prevention of security threats and vulnerabilities within OCHREStreams. This includes measures such as anti-virus software and intrusion detection systems, to prevent hacking.

OCHREStreams also utilises some of the most sophisticated security technology available to protect your data during transit, including Hyper Text Transfer Protocol over SSL, Secure Socket Layer/Transport Security, as well as the National E-Health Transmission Authority’s promoted standard, Secure Message Delivery.

The security strategy also considers the physical integrity of OCHREStreams’ servers to ensure that your data is adequately protected. OCHREStreams is hosted in a private, secure data centre that is located in Brisbane and includes redundancy across several physical locations.

However, you should be aware that the World Wide Web is an insecure public network that gives rise to a potential risk that a user’s transactions are being viewed, intercepted or modified by third parties or that files which the user downloads may contain computer viruses, disabling codes, worms or other devices or defects.

The Improvement Foundation and the Department accepts no liability for any interference with or damage to your computer system, software or data occurring in connection with or relating to the Website or its use. You are encouraged to take appropriate and adequate precautions to ensure that whatever is selected from this site is free of viruses or other contamination that may interfere with or damage your computer system, software or data.