TERMS OF USE

Thank you for visiting walc.org.au, the online representation of the Work Across Life & Careers (WALC) research study by the Centre for Transformative Work Design, Curtin University, Australia. Our mission is to understand and improve work and its impact on people’s lives and careers.

These terms of use govern your use of this website. By using either the website, the analytics, and/or participating in research, you accept these respective terms.

DISCLAIMER

walc.org.au strives to keep all information up to date but cannot guarantee the information provided is always accurate. Any mistakes in the information that are brought to our attention will be corrected as soon as possible. The right is reserved to make any changes to this website at any time.

The views and opinions expressed on this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the associated entities such as Curtin University. Neither institution, nor any employees, authors or contributors to this website shall be liable for any organisational or personal loss or damage. The information provided on this website is made available in good faith and is believed accurate at the time of publication. All content is intended to be a guide and should not be a substitute for obtaining appropriate advice or making prudent enquiries. Interpretation of the material is the responsibility of the readers, who are responsible for making their own assessment of the matters discussed.

Web links from this website to external websites should not be construed as implying any relationship with and/or endorsement of the external site or its content, nor any commercial or other relationship with the owners of such site.

PRIVACY

We respect and protect your privacy. walc.org.au complies with the Privacy Act 1988 when handling personal information, including when you can request access to, and correction of, that information. Detailed information on the Privacy Act and APPs can be found on the website of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).

As a result, walc.org.au treats all information collected as private. Information supplied by you will only be used for technical, educational, or research purposes, and in accordance with a specific consent given by you. We will not make your information available to a third party unless required or permitted by law.

Like most websites, when accessing walc.org.au, log files are generated by the web server that show the IP address of the visitor, date, time, and pages visited to generate statistics about access and functionality.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 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 this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. walc.org.au may also employ Facebook Insights. Facebook Insights provides aggregated, non-personally identifiable information to Page owners and Platform developers. For more information on privacy on Facebook, please refer to the Facebook privacy page. You can request access to and correction of the personal information that we hold about you by contacting us.

ANALYTICS

The Work Across Life & Careers (WALC) research study provides the myWALC web app (mywalc.org.au) as a free Service. This Service is provided at no cost and is provided on an “as is” basis, without warranties or conditions of any kind, either expressed or implied.

If you choose to use our Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this policy. It is your responsibility to keep your access (e.g., password) to each Service secure.

The personal information that we collect is used for providing and improving the Service. If you use our Service, then you agree to donate your data to Research purposes. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described under Privacy and Research.

WALC is committed to ensuring that the Service is as useful and efficient as possible. For that reason, we reserve the right to make changes to the Service or to charge for the Service, at any time and for any reason.

We do not sell or share your data with anyone for purposes that are commercial, political or otherwise. However, to technically enable our Service, our Service is built on, contains links to, and at times exchanges data with other services such as Google Cloud and Qualtrics. Note that these external services are not operated by us, and these vendors are bound by their own Privacy Policy.

You are not allowed to copy, or modify the Service, or our trademarks in any way. You are not allowed to attempt to extract the source code of the Service. The Service itself, and all the trademarks, copyright, database rights and other intellectual property rights related to it, still belong to WALC.

Considerable effort has been made to ensure all information the Service reports to you is accurate. Certain biases (e.g., self-selection) or errors (e.g., incomplete responses) may still affect the data. It is best to interpret the findings as estimates and trends. No employment decisions should be taken on the basis of this report and without consulting other sources of information. In using the Service, you understand the responsibilities, limitations and risks relating to your organisation, workforce, and/or yourself. The onus is on you, the user.

RESEARCH

Additional terms apply to the participation in and the data from our research studies. We provide specific Participant Information at respective sections within walc.org.au and mywalc.org.au, and you are bound by them and should review them wherever they are relevant to you when participating in our research studies.

Each of our research study must be approved by a Human Research Ethics Committee, and this status may be verified via the approval identifier displayed and relating to an the academic institution Curtin University.

Our research is not of commercial nature, we do not sell or share your information. Only the academic research team has access to the information provided, which is used for research purposes only, securely stored, strictly confidential and subject to legal restrictions. What you provide is protected through an institutional research data store. All information is treated as confidential and will not be released by the investigator in any form that may identify people or organisations, unless required by law.

Findings are reported anonymously, in aggregate form only in public reports and scholarly publications so they can inform future organisational and work practice and policy. No personal information will be made public from which an individual or organisational identity is apparent or can be reasonably ascertained without your approval. Personal analytics and reports are only displayed to the you, the respective individual research participant.