Our privacy statement tells you how we use the information collected on the website.
We are committed to:
For more information about your rights on our website and SPARX, please read our terms and conditions.
For more information about your rights and responsibilities when using SPARX, please read our Terms.
SPARX automatically uses the information you provide within the game to direct the way in which the game progresses and responds to your choices.
We also use your information:
We also combine your information with information from other users (in a form that hides your identity) to:
Only authorised members of the SPARX team have access to personal information and only for the purposes above.
The email address and/or mobile number you provide will be encrypted. This means it is stored and used under the cover of a 'secret code' so that your identity is protected.
SPARX is funded by the Prime Ministers Youth Mental Health Project. To help determine if SPARX is reaching its intended users and achieving its intended purpose, we report summaries of this information to the Ministry. We do not include any identifying information about individual users in these reports.
We may also combine your information with information from other users to carry out research into the effectiveness of SPARX and similar research.
We may use identifying information about individuals for research, but only where you have given us permission to do so.
We may publish the results of our research, but we do not include any identifying information about individuals in those publications.
You can ask us to stop collecting your information going forward and we will deactivate your account.
Most of the information we collect is necessary to support your use of SPARX. If you do not provide the information requested, you may be unable to use SPARX.
SPARX is for New Zealand users only. You will not be able to register as a user if your IP address is from outside New Zealand.
Some of the information we ask for (ethnicity, gender) is optional. This information is helpful in reporting to the Ministry on general use and reach of SPARX. However, if you choose not to provide this information, you will still be able to use SPARX.
We will not release personal information about you to any third party except:
We will not sell or rent out your personal information to third parties under any circumstances.
This website contains non-advertising links to a variety of third-party sites. We provide these links to make your experience of the site better. We have no control of either the content or privacy policies of such sites. You should not consider that we approve of all the content on such sites or of the organisations that provide them unless we specifically say so.
We take reasonable steps to keep your information safe and secure. Your information is stored on our servers within the University of Auckland protected environment.