Defence Health collects your personal information – including sensitive information about your health – in order to provide services to you.
Policy holders will have access to certain personal information about dependants on the policy. Policy holders have an obligation to make dependants aged 16 years and over aware that they may contact us if they do not wish us to share their personal information with the policy holder or others insured on the policy.
Upon request, we will make reasonable efforts to keep their personal information private from others insured on the policy, but this may be subject to limited exceptions. We’ll usually collect your personal information directly from you, but may also collect it from others such as your health care professionals, your previous insurer, another insured person on the policy or the policyholder if you are a dependant.
We may also collect personal information from third parties and public sources. We collect your personal information so that we can use it for our reasonable business purposes and provide products and services to our members. We engage with a range of third parties in order to operate our business and provide services.
We may disclose personal information to third parties for these purposes. Some third party providers may be located overseas including in Ireland, parts of western Europe or USA. Whenever we send you marketing material, we will always inform you how you can opt out of our mailing list. We will implement your request free of charge within a reasonable timeframe.