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We value your privacy

Swinburne University of Technology (Swinburne) through the Social Entrepreneurship Evidence Space (SEES) study team, acknowledges and respects the privacy of individuals. Given the nature of the online service provided on the SEES website, you may have provided, or be asked to provide, ‘identifying information’ (i.e. information that is unique to you or your organisation, and identifies you or your organisation), as well as information that may be considered confidential or sensitive (i.e. information that is not necessarily unique to you or your organisation, but which you could reasonably expect to be managed respectfully). This policy outlines what information is recorded on the SEES website; the purpose of collecting this information; how the information is used and protected, and your rights and responsibilities with respect to the security of the personal information you provide, as a user of the SEES.

What information do we collect?

Information is provided to the SEES from authors who submit research pieces through the completion of an online gmail form. The form requires all submitting authors to provide their full name, email address, organisation, and details of the research piece they wish to submit, including a title, date, description, and, if available, external link.

In addition to the information that users provide through the SEES website, users may contact the researchers via the email address: . By doing so, the research team member will receive your email address and any personal information you provide in your email correspondence.

Why do we collect your information?

As a provider of an online service, the SEES website administrators request users to provide identifying, sensitive or confidential information of authors submitting research so that you can be contacted if there are any queries or issues with the piece you submit.

How do we protect your information?

The SEES website study team adhere to the principles outlined in Commonwealth legislation regarding the protection and security of personal information. According to these guidelines, the personally identifiable information that is recorded on the SEES site is used only for the purpose stipulated at the time that the information is collected, and cannot be revealed, disclosed, sold, distributed, rented, licensed, shared or otherwise passed on to any third party, unless: (1) we have your express permission to do so; (2) where required by law to provide information in response to a subpoena or warrant, or (3) in cases where the potential risk of harm, or threat to the safety of a consumer or another, requires such disclosure for the purpose of minimising or negating that risk


The SEES website temporarily installs "cookies" on your computer while you are logged into the site. These cookies communicate to secure servers, to authenticate access to the website for the duration of your session, and are set to expire when the browsing session ends. The cookies do not collect any information about you, or how you are using your computer, and only serve to ensure that your session authentication has been established.

Your rights and responsibilities

Under the terms of current legislation, you have the right to access, or alter, any information concerning yourself that is recorded on the SEES site. You may request access to this information by emailing or by clicking the Contact link at the bottom of each web page. If you feel that your privacy has been breached, the contact details for the University’s Privacy Officer are provided below.

Further information

If you have any questions, issues, or concerns, or wish to lodge a complaint regarding the collection, use, storage, or disclosure of your personal information on the SEES site, please contact the University’s Privacy Officer. Contact details are as follows:

Name: Mr Kornel Koffsovitz
Phone: +61 3 9214 5515.
Last updated: 7th December 2020

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