Mariane Power Psychology & coaching


Last updated: 11th May, 2023

Mariane Power (soul trader, ABN  29 108 427 089) respects the privacy concerns of the users of its website,, and the services provided therein (the “Site”).

I.         Introduction                  

This privacy policy is to provide information to you, our client, on how your personal information (which includes your health information) is collected and used within Mariane's practice, and the circumstances in which she may share it with third parties. The Australian Privacy Principles (or APPs) are the cornerstone of the privacy protection framework in the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act). They apply to any organisation or agency the Privacy Act covers.

   II.         Why and when your consent is necessary

When you register as a client of Mariane's practice, you provide consent for the Australian registered business ‘Mariane Power’ to access and use your personal information, so she can provide you with the best possible healthcare. Only staff and authorised third parties who need to see your personal information will have access to it. If Mariane needs to use your information for anything else, she will seek additional consent from you to do this.

 III.         Why do we collect, use, hold and share your personal information?

Mariane's practice will need to collect your personal information to provide healthcare services to you. The main purpose for collecting, using, holding and sharing your personal information is to manage your health. Mariane also uses it for directly related business activities, such as financial claims and payments, practice audits and accreditation, and business processes (e.g. in the instance of staff training).

 IV.         What personal information does Mariane collect?

The information Mariane will collect about you on this site, through intake forms, and within session may include your:

  • names, date of birth, addresses, phone, email, country of birth, religious affiliation

  • contact details of your nominated person to be notified in the event of an emergency

  • payment details collected via our clinical software program Halaxy and/or manual written forms (only to process cancellation fees or during clinical session note keeping)  

  • medical information including medical history, medications, allergies, adverse events, immunisations, social history, family history and risk factors, previous psychological services, presenting concerns, as provided by yourself and relevant treating healthcare providers

  • healthcare identifiers

  • Medicare number (where available) for identification and claiming purposes

  • health fund details (where available) for identification and claiming purposes

  • NDIS details (where applicable)

    V.         Dealing with Mariane anonymously

In the case of engaging in non-client facing therapeutic services (such as downloading a resource from this site) you have the right to deal with Mariane anonymously or under a pseudonym unless it is impracticable for us to do so or unless we are required or authorised by law to only deal with identified individuals (such as for treatment). Please see the OAIC for further information

 VI.         How does Mariane collect your personal information?

Mariane's practice may collect your personal information in several different ways.

  1. Marian's practice makes use of clinical software programs Halaxy and Square and/or manual written paper forms to store your personal and demographic information as provided to us via your registration forms and within sessions. When you make your first appointment or agree to engage in Mariane's clinical services, Mariane  will collect this information electronically via these clinical software programs and/or by paper. By collecting this information, you consent to our use of these programs in the storage of your personal information of which these external software providers are not subject to our privacy policy.

  2. Mariane may also collect your personal information when you visit the website, send an email or SMS, telephone, make an online appointment or communicate with her using social media. Communicating with Mariane via social media may put your own anonymity at risk (i.e., liking Facebook posts, commenting on Instagram), and under the APS ethics, Mariane is unable to reply to your social media comments (refer to social media policy, attached to your intake form)

  3. In some circumstances personal information may also be collected from other sources. Often this is because it is not practical or reasonable to collect it from you directly. This may include information from:

    • your guardian or responsible person

    • other involved healthcare providers, such as General Practitioners, specialists, hospitals, community health services and pathology and diagnostic imaging services


    • your health fund, Medicare, or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (as necessary).



VII.         When, why and with whom does Mariane share your personal information?


Mariane may be required to share your personal information:


  • contact details, with third parties who work with her practice for business purposes, such as accreditation agencies, accountants, or information technology providers

  • in professional supervision to discuss an appropriate counselling plan when necessary (i.e., to lessen or prevent any harm to a clients’ life or others’ life) In this case, where possible, your name will remain anonymous, or Mariane will discuss this need with you

  • with other healthcare providers (i.e., attendance letter to a General Practitioner or other healthcare provider)

  • when it is required or authorised by law (i.e., court subpoenas, to assist in locating a missing person)

  • when it is necessary to lessen or prevent a serious threat to a client’s life, health or safety or public health or safety, or it is impractical to obtain the patient’s consent

  • to establish, exercise or defend an equitable claim

  • for the purpose of confidential dispute resolution process

  • when there is a statutory requirement to share certain personal information


Only people who need to access your information will be authorised to do so. Other than while providing health services or as otherwise described in this policy, Mariane's practice will not share personal information with any third party without your consent.


Mariane's practice standards have been set by Australian law, in accordance with the Spam Act 2003 and the Spam Regulations 2021. The Spam Act 2003 and the Spam Regulations 2021 outline the rules about sending commercial electronic messages. When you become Mariane's client, you acknowledge and consent to receiving commercial electronic messages for the purposes of appointment setting, appointment reminders, appointment changes, cancelled or missed appointments and any administrative-related messages in line with our therapeutic agreement. You may opt out of direct marketing (such as Mariane's newsletter) at any time by notifying Mariane's practice in writing via email.


VIII.         How does Mariane's practice store and protect your personal information?


Your personal information may be stored at the practice in various forms and stores all personal information securely in accordance with the APPs.


Personal information is primarily stored in our clinical software systems as outlined in Section IV. Our electronic intake forms are generated using an online software system Halaxy. We utilise Square and Halaxy to facilitate in the appointment setting process. Information collected may be stored on international servers outside of Australia. Please refer to the privacy policies of Halaxy and Square for further information as external software providers are not subject to our privacy policy. By using our services, you consent to the processing of information and data about you by our clinical software programs.


All mobile electronic devices are password protected. Paper-based records are used and kept in accordance with the APS ethical and privacy guidelines. Paper case notes and paper intake forms will be primarily stored in a secure location of the business practice, where your file is under lock and key. Any case notes will have non-identifying information and will use a coding system for your privacy.


We strive to use privacy respecting open-source software that have complied with third party audits such as Bitwarden, Protonmail and Signal. Other third-party applications that we utilise are WordPress, Elementor, Calendly, Zoom, Gmail, Facebook and Instagram; please see their privacy policies for further information.


Access to personal information is only given to staff, contractors (such as our IT service provider) and clinical software program employees who require it to complete their job in assisting the practice. 


Mariane's practice uses up-to-date virus protection software on our computers and regularly conduct software updates on our devices and website to help guard against cyber-attacks. 


The practice stores and disposes of personal information held within records in accordance with the Archives Act 1983 and relevant records authorities.


 IX.         How can you access and correct your personal information at the practice?


You have the right to request access to, and correction of, your personal information. Only you or another person you have authorised, such as a legal guardian or authorised agent, can make the request. An organisation or agency must be satisfied the request came from you or a person you authorised. It's required you put this request in writing by emailing [email protected], and include information that identifies you. Please include:


  • your name and contact details

  • the personal information you want to access

  • how you’d like access to the personal information (such as receiving a copy by email or post, or if you just want to look at the information)

  • if you authorise a person or organisation to access the personal information on your behalf


The practice will respond to your request for access to personal information within 30 days of receiving your request. Mariane has the right to refuse access to your personal information if there is a valid reason to do so, in accordance with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). A fee will be charged for the preparation of information, in accordance with reporting fees outlined on the Site. The charge may include the cost of:


  • staff searching for, locating and retrieving the requested information, and deciding which personal information is relevant to the request

  • staff reproducing and sending the personal information

  • the postage or materials involved in giving access

  • using an intermediary, if necessary


The practice will take reasonable steps to correct your personal information where the information is not accurate or up to date. From time to time, Mariane will ask you to verify that your personal information held by the practice is correct and current. You may also request that we correct or update your information, and you should make such requests by emailing [email protected]


    X.         How can you lodge a privacy-related complaint, and how will the complaint be handled at Mariane's practice?


The practice take complaints and concerns regarding privacy seriously. You should express any privacy concerns you may have in writing via the below email contact details. Mariane will then attempt to resolve it in accordance with APS  resolution procedure guidelines.


Attn: Mariane Power


[email protected]


Mariane will respond to the complaint within 30 days of receiving the complaint in writing.  You may also contact the OAIC. For further information visit or call the OAIC on 1300 363 992.


 XI.         Privacy and the website


a.     How Mariane protects your personal information


Our website is hosted by Kajabi; please see their privacy policy for further information. Your personal information at time of booking a session is gathered via Calendly; please see their privacy policy for further information. Confidential information pertaining to your medical history and anything you disclose in sessions is stored in Halaxy; please see their provacy policy. The security of your personal information is important to us, but no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Whilst the practice strives to use current industry standards and recommendations to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. 


b.     Cookies


To improve your experience on the site, we may use ‘cookies’.  A cookie is a small text file that the site may place on your computer as a tool to remember your preferences. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of the website.


c.     Links to other websites

The Site may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that Mariane's practice is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites, and these websites are not subject to this privacy policy. We are not responsible for the content of these websites or the privacy practices of these sites.  If you navigate to other websites via The Site website, we advise you to read their privacy policy.


d.     Service Providers


We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our website service, to provide a website service on our behalf, or to assist us in analysing how our website is used.


These third parties have access to your personal information shared via the website, only to perform these tasks on our behalf, and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.


Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.


By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about your browsing habits by Google in the manner described in Google’s Privacy Policy and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google.


Our website also uses interfaces with social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and others.  If you choose to “like” or “share” information from this website through these services, you should review the privacy policy of that service.  If you are a member of a social media site, the interfaces may allow the social media site to connect your visits to this website with other Personal Information.


e.     Embedded Content


This website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content belongs to the website it links to and thus their website may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content.


f.      Post Comments


When visitors leave comments on the website, we collect the data shown in the comments form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.


XII.         Policy review statement


Mariane's practice may update the Privacy Policy from time to time and will post any changes to a new Privacy Policy to The Site website. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes.






The Privacy Policy for the Australian registered business ‘Mariane Power’ is intended for use as a guide of a general nature only and may or may not be relevant to particular practices or circumstances. By using this website, you accept the policies and restrictions set forth in this online Privacy Policy and persons should exercise their own independent skill or judgement, or seek appropriate professional advice. This Online Privacy Policy may be revised from time to time by updating this posting. Users of this site or clients of this business are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the current Online Privacy Policy to which you are bound. 


If you have any questions or concerns at any time about this privacy policy or the use of your Personal Data, please contact us at [email protected] and Mariane will endeavour to respond within 48 hours.