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Feardrop Privacy Statement

This statement outlines the Discipline of Psychiatry’s (University of Tasmania) policy regarding the gathering and use of personal information from the Feardrop program. By registering to use Feardrop, you are indicating your agreement with the terms of this privacy statement including the use of your data for research purposes.

The Discipline of Psychiatry (University of Tasmania) recognises the importance of keeping your personal information secure and is bound by law to do so. To register, you will be asked to supply a user name, password, and email address. To uphold the integrity of your private information, it is recommended you use a PSEUDONYM (made up name) when registering your username and password with Feardrop. We require your email address so we can email you your password if required and also to send information regarding website updates, latest news, surveys, and other such information. If you no longer wish to receive emails from Feardrop, please email contact@feardrop.com with the word ‘unsubscribe’ written in the subject heading.

You will also be asked to indicate your age (in years), gender, country, and reason for registering. We collect this information so that we can see whether Feardrop is of interest to, and is equally effective for, people from different age groups, gender, and geographical regions. In addition, a statistics counter is attached to the Feardrop website which records information such as your Country and State/Territory/Province, referring link, and length of visit.

Feardrop also collects information about all stages, ratings, and questionnaires completed within the program for every session that you are logged in. This information will be used to tailor the program to your individual needs, and to conduct research into how effective Feardrop is, so we can continue to improve the program.

All personal information gathered from the program will be stored on the secure Discipline of Psychiatry, University of Tasmania server and information gathered from the statistics counter will be stored under a password protected account and database. All Feardrop project staff as well as University of Tasmania employees and contractors who manage our information systems are required by law to respect the confidentiality of any personal or research information stored on this server. The results of any research may be published in journal articles but these contain only group results and no information which would identify you personally.

The information collected from you will not be disclosed without your consent unless required by law. We are required by law to provide law enforcement agencies with personal information if there is reason to believe that either your personal safety is compromised or you pose a threat to the personal safety of another. The information you provide will never be shared with third parties such as advertisers and other commercial organisations. We will not send you unsolicited information or spam. You may also request that any personal information you have supplied be removed from the Discipline of Psychiatry’s (University of Tasmania) databases and all reasonable efforts will be made to remove such information if requested.

The Feardrop site uses transient or session cookies. This means that when you open Feardrop, information is transferred from the site to your computers hard disk. This cookie identifies your browser but does not identify you as a user. When you close your browser, the cookie is deleted, and no information is left which could identify you or your browser. Most web browsers are set up to accept cookies, but if not, cookies will need to be enabled to use the Feardrop site.

This research has been approved by the Tasmanian Social Science Human Research Ethics Committee. If you have concerns or complaints about the conduct of this study, you may contact the Executive Officer of the Human Research Ethics Committee (Tasmania) Network on 62267479 or human.ethics@utas.edu.au. The Executive Officer is the person nominated to receive complaints from research participants. You will need to quote ethics reference number ‘H1008/H01528’

The Discipline of Psychiatry (University of Tasmania) may choose to amend the terms of this privacy statement and your continued registration and use of Feardrop will signify your agreement with the amended terms. This privacy statement is only applicable to the Feardrop website and does not apply to other sites and sources of information referred to by this website.

If you have any questions or require further information about the above statements, or you would like to contact us for any other reason, please email the Feardrop staff at contact@feardrop.com

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