The purpose of the School Survey site is to enable Australian schools, schooling systems and jurisdictional authorities to conduct surveys in their school communities and collect and report on Survey Data.
ACARA is the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority;
ESA is Education Services Australia Limited, the organisation responsible for the development and maintenance of the School Survey site on behalf of ACARA and the Australian Government Department of Education and Training;
Jurisdictional Library means the set of survey questions that a jurisdiction may nominate for use by survey administrative users in that jurisdiction;
National Library means the set of survey questions that are nationally agreed;
Personal Information means information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable, whether the information or opinion is true or not and whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form or not;
Survey Data means information provided in response to survey questions;
Survey Respondents means members of a school community who respond to surveys administered through the site; and
You means any user of this site other than Survey Respondents, and includes jurisdictional administrators, jurisdictional survey administrators, school administrators, survey administrators and survey editors.
Identification of Survey Respondents
As far as possible, You should not distribute surveys that allow for identification of collected information with a particular individual. Although all survey distribution options are anonymous, be aware that small sample sizes and the use of demographic questions may make it possible to identify individuals who have provided the responses, in which case all responses are considered Personal Information.
Collection, use, disclosure and ownership of Survey Data
Schools and schooling systems can use this site to set survey questions of their choosing. The site also contains questions in the National Library that Your school or schooling system may be required or invited to administer to parents, students and/or staff. Schooling systems may also add questions to the Jurisdictional Library, which schools may be required or invited to administer to parents, students and/or staff.
The school or schooling system that collects survey responses retains ownership of the Survey Data. Data collected can be reviewed and used by the school or schooling system that collected the data.
Data collected by schools using items from the National and Jurisdictional Libraries can also be viewed and reported on by the relevant schooling system, jurisdiction or jurisdictional authority in the case of government schools. In the case of non-government schools, data collected by schools using items from the National and Jurisdictional Libraries can only be viewed and reported on by the collecting school, unless otherwise agreed.
You must not, and Your school or schooling system must not, to the best of its ability, publish Survey Data that could identify any individual.
- minimise collection of any information that might identify an individual; and
- notify Survey Respondents of the intended uses of collected data that may be Personal Information and of any intended disclosures of this data.
You must not impersonate any other person or entity and should only log in with Your own login details. You may not re-assign Your user account and login to any other person or organisation.
ESA may modify, suspend or discontinue any online survey without notice, on a temporary or permanent basis, if it is necessary for the integrity and availability of the site.
Storage of Survey Data
Survey Data will be stored in Australia under the control of ESA. ESA has in place security measures to ensure that Survey Data is stored securely. Data stored by ESA will not be accessed by unauthorised third parties except where required by law.
Amendment of contact details
You will be able to log in to the system and update or amend Your contact details.
Unless otherwise indicated, intellectual property rights subsisting in the site are owned by ESA on behalf of ACARA and the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. You are not permitted to:
- adapt the site for any purposes, whether non-commercial educational or otherwise;
- use the site or any part of it for commercial purposes or without the copyright notices and acknowledgements;
- do anything with the site that would infringe the moral rights of the creator of the site; or
- circumvent any technological protection measure (for example, a password) or interfere with any electronic rights management information.
Your school or schooling system will purchase a subscription in order to use the School Survey site. A subscriber may cancel their subscription at any time by notifying ESA in writing; however, partial refunds for early cancellation are not available.
ESA does not make any representation or warranty about the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any material contained on the School Survey site.
In some cases the material on the site may incorporate or summarise views, standards or recommendations of third parties or comprise material contributed by third parties ('third party material'). Such third party material is assembled in good faith, but does not necessarily reflect the considered views of ESA, or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action. ESA makes no representation or warranty about the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any third party material.
You obtain access to the site at Your own risk and ESA accepts no responsibility for any interference, loss, damage or disruption to Your computer system which arises in connection with Your use of the site or any linked website. You must take Your own precautions to ensure that the process which You employ to obtain access to the site does not expose You to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage Your computer system.
Last updated: February 2019