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Survey and Data Policy

1 Use of Survey Answers

Survey answers will be used to inform the report or program to which they relate and may also be used for any subsequent reporting, and for promotion and utilisation of the report and the program. For example we may quote your answers in a report or promotional material. If we do this we will not use your name or address or any other information that could identify you unless we get your permission.

(a) Name and address

While Interact may ask for your name and email address at no stage will this information be published with your Survey answers.  When we do request your name and email address it is so we can ensure that we do not have multiple responses from individuals, and in order to follow up with you about your responses. The only people who will have access to your name, email address, and other personally identifiable information are the survey coordinator, who’s name will be provided in the survey invitation, and any Interact employees working directly with that person on the particular project.

(b) Verification

Interact reserves the right to request verification of information from respondents relevant to the submission. Verification is at the discretion of the Interact, whose decision is final. Interact reserves the right not to use information submitted by any individual who provides false information, fails to provide accurate information, or who is otherwise involved in any way in manipulating, interfering or tampering with the information submitted.

(c) Publicity

By providing a survey answer you consent to Interact and the entity they are engaged by, using your de identified information in any media for an unlimited period of time without remuneration for the purpose of furthering the aims of the survey (including any outcome) and/or promoting any products or services, distributed and/or supplied by Interact in connection with the survey and subsequent report.

2 Storage of Survey Answers

Interact stores your survey responses in their secure Google Drive or Dropbox accounts which are only accessible by Interact employees and sub-contractors working on the relevant project.  Interact will keep that information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act) and Australian Privacy Principles (APPs).

Interact Collaborations utilise Google Forms for the aggregation, and analysis of survey data. The information collected in these surveys is transmitted and stored securely in the United States and is accessed by Interact in accordance with this Policy and Google’s terms of use.

You may decline to provide this information by not responding to our surveys. If you do provide a survey answer you consent to storage of your survey answer as outlined above.