Curtin Open Day March 2023 Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions:
- Curtin University has commissioned RewardingViews as our online panel manager and fieldwork partner.
- Only prospective students aged 14 years and over are eligible to take part due to Australian Federal Privacy Laws.
- This sign-up process is focused on prospective university students aged 14 to 20 years old who have attended Curtin Open Day 2023.
- Those aged 14 to 17 years old will need to provide information allowing for parental permission for online panel registration to be obtained before the sign-up process can be completed.
- Parents will receive email information about the Curtin Online Panel and can indicate if they wish for their child to continue participation.
- If parental permission is declined, then relevant data related to those individuals will be deleted from the online panel.
- Incentives for signing up will only be provided at the end of the sign-up process and once sign-up eligibility has been confirmed. This includes eligibility for the prize draw and any associated incentives for taking part in online panel research for Curtin University.
- ‘Successful’ signing up is determined by the completion of the sign-up process that confirms the eligibility of the person to be part of the Curtin Online Panel.
- Only one entry into the prize draw is permitted per person and each individual can only sign up once to Curtin Online Panel.
- Entry into the prize draw is only for new members to the Curtin Online Panel. Existing members of the Curtin Online Panel, or RewardingViews, are not eligible for prize draw.
- Email addresses are used in identifying individuals and must be unique to each person signing up; duplicate email addresses will not be accepted during the sign-up process.
- Respondents who successfully complete sign-up to the Curtin Online Panel will be given one entry into the prize draw to win one of twenty $50 gift cards.
- Acceptance of entries into the prize draw from signing up to the Curtin Online Panel for Open Day on March 26 2023 will end as at 11:59pm on April 2 2023 – parental consent will be requested from April 3 2023. All participants who sign up before this date and do not violate other eligibility requirements (including parental permission requirements) will be entered into the prize draw.
- The prize draw will occur during the week commencing April 10 2023. Winners will be notified of their prize within five business days of the prize draw being completed and gift card distribution will be organised to them. Twenty winners will be drawn at random.
- In the event that a prize draw winner is selected who does not respond to their prize notification within 14 days of notification or refuses their gift card then another prize draw will occur to replace them as a winner. Newly drawn winners will also be notified of their prize within five business days of the replacement prize draw being completed and gift card distribution will be organised to them. This process will occur until all twenty $50 gift cards have been distributed to eligible recipients.
- Curtin University reserves the right to not provide an incentive in cases where there are indications of manipulations of the sign-up process in order to obtain the incentive (e.g. duplicate phone numbers or emails provided, automatically generated email addresses and responses, IP address manipulation, large volumes of sign-up responses occurring outside of anticipated hours, etc.)
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are RewardingViews and what is their relationship to Curtin University?
RewardingViews (Paid Online Surveys Australia | RewardingViews) is an Australian online panel manager and provider that has been commissioned by Curtin University, through the Office of Strategy and Planning, to provide online panel services. They have also been commissioned to conduct the new member sign-up process happening at the Curtin Open Day 2023.
For more information about RewardingViews please see their Frequently Asked Questions section: FAQ – RewardingViews
What is the Curtin Online Panel used for?
The Curtin Online Panel is used by Curtin University to obtain views, opinions and attitudes from prospective students, current students, alumni and the wider community in order to support evidence-based decision-making within the university. It has been developed to provide insight into options in areas such as course development / refinement, strategic activities, potential audience reactions to presented stimuli and other events related to Curtin University.
People who register to the Curtin Online Panel may also receive invitations to take part in other research projects being conducted by RewardingViews, but only projects that are not being conducted on behalf of or about ‘blacklisted’ topics (e.g. tobacco, alcohol, etc.) will be presented.
Research conducted through this panel is not considered to be academic research and is not required to go through human ethics approval. The Curtin Online Panel will not be used for purposes related to academic research.
Will I be incentivised to take part in further online research?
Yes – taking part in further research will see you rewarded through RewardingViews’ platform where you will be able to earn further rewards such as vouchers and prize draws.
Notification / permission emails will be provided to parents following Open Day 2023 and before survey invitations are sent out to those who have signed up.
When will I start receiving invitations to further surveys?
Once you have completed the sign-up process on the night (including parental consent if required) you will be invited to complete a further set of questions about yourself, for which you’ll receive an additional incentive. Those who join the Curtin Online Panel by completing the sign-up process (including parental consent if required) will likely start being invited to surveys from mid-April 2023.
Why do I need parental permission to sign up to this panel when I’m aged under 18?
Australia’s privacy laws place requirements on the kind of information that can be collected from people aged 17 years and under. Following the Research Society’s Code of Professional Behaviour about ‘children, young people and other vulnerable groups’:
“Consent of a parent or responsible adult must first be obtained before collecting information from:
a) children, defined as under 14 years, and
b) young people, defined as 14-17 years, when sensitive information is being collected.”
Sensitive information is defined as “identifiable information about an individual’s racial or ethnic origin, health information, political opinions, membership of a political association, membership of a professional trade association or trade union, religious beliefs or affiliations, philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation or practices, criminal record, genetic information, biometric information that is to be used for certain purposes or biometric templates as defined by the Privacy Act 1988”.
For everyone aged 14 to 17 years, they must provide contact information for a parent or guardian before they can proceed to the full sign-up process. The parents and guardians will be contacted and given the opportunity to opt their child out of being a member of the Curtin Online Panel. When a parent or guardian requests their child not participate in the Curtin Online Panel, all information relating to that individual will be deleted.
Can my parent or guardian just tell you that they provide consent for signing up to the Curtin Online Panel?
No – for governance purposes RewardingViews requires a more formal record.
Can I sign up if I’m aged 13 years and under?
No – Australia’s privacy laws place significant restrictions when obtaining sensitive information from people aged under 14 years.
I’m over 20 and want to sign up to the Curtin Online Panel – can I take part?
The main focus of the Open Day 2023 sign-up process is to engage prospective university students aged 14 to 20 years old. People outside of this group may not be actively invited to sign-up at Curtin Open Day 2023.
However, if you provide your email address into the relevant field you will receive a separate invitation to take part in the Curtin Online Panel, which will include an opportunity to receive an incentive for signing up. You will also be eligible to take part in the prize draw.
Do I have to sign up on the day of Open Day?
No – if you have the Curtin Online Panel flyer with the QR code you can use it to sign up at a later date. If you wish to enter the prize draw for signing up you will have to complete the process (excluding parental consent) before 11:59pm on April 2 2023.
Do I have to be going to Curtin to sign up to the Curtin Online Panel?
No – we recognise the value of having a wide audience when asking questions, so you don’t have to attend Curtin to be part of this panel.
I’m not planning in attending university at all, but I’d still like to sign up to the Curtin Online Panel. Can I do that during Open Day and enter the prize draw?
No – given the importance in understanding prospective student views to Curtin University, the focus for Open Day is to engage potential university students using the provided incentive. If you aren’t planning to attend university then the Curtin Online Panel will not be an optimal place to sign up to, but there are opportunities to sign up to the RewardingViews through other mechanisms if you are interested in taking part in paid market research.
Can I unsubscribe from the Curtin Online Panel?
Yes, you can unsubscribe at any time through RewardingView’s unsubscribe process. Also, if you are a parent of a child aged 14 to 17 years old you can request removal of your child’s details from the Curtin Online Panel at any time and they will not receive further invitations to take part in Curtin Online Panel surveys.