PRIVACY COLLECTION NOTICE – THE ACCELERATED SPORTS NUTRITION ASSESSMENT PLATFORM
The University of Sydney uses the Platform to Evaluate Athlete Knowledge of Sports – Nutrition Questionnaire (PEAKS-NQ) and the Athlete Diet Index (ADI) to provide you, and potentially the partners you work with, information to optimise your nutrition and sports performance. We use the Accelerated Sports Nutrition Assessment Platform to receive and respond to any messages you submit through this channel.
Information we collect
For both the PEAKS-NQ and the ADI surveys, you can choose to give us your email address so that we can send you a copy of your survey responses. You also can choose to provide the email address of your dietitian, if you want your survey data to be shared with them. It is your responsibility to confirm with your dietitian that they consent to you providing their email address to us.
The Qualtrics tool we use to deliver the surveys uses browser cookies, primarily to enable you to partially complete the surveys and return to them at a later point.
Within Qualtrics, the option to anonymise responses has been turned on for each survey and therefore Qualtrics cookies do not record your IP address or location data.
For the PEAKS-NQ and the ADI surveys, if you are under 16 years of age, when you complete these surveys, we will also ask you to confirm that your parent or guardian has given consent for you to complete them.
Additional information we collect when you complete the PEAKS-NQ survey
To provide you with tailored dietary advice to help optimise your nutrition and sports performance, the PEAKS_NQ survey asks you for information about the country you live in, your age, your height, your weight, the sport you participate in, your ethnicity and the level at which you compete. The survey will also collect information about your knowledge of food groups, nutrients, dietary supplements and your skills in adjusting your dietary intake.
Additional information we collect when you complete the Athlete Diet Index (ADI) Survey
To provide you with tailored dietary advice to help optimise your nutrition and sports performance, the survey asks you for information about your current diet, any supplements you might be taking, your training information and the management of your body composition. It also asks for information about the country you live in, your age, your height, your weight, the sport you participate in, your ethnicity and the level at which you compete. It will also ask about any medication you might be on, any health issues you have and your cooking ability.
Additional information we collect when you engage with our website
If you submit a comment or question via the Accelerated Sports Nutrition Assessment Platform, you will be asked to provide your email address and your comment or question. This information will then be used by University staff to respond to your enquiry.
How we use and share your information
If you request it, we will share it with your dietitian
If you provide your dietitian’s email address, the University will also share your survey responses with your dietitian, so they can use the survey assessments to provide you with personalised dietary advice. If you select this option, your dietitian will receive more specific analysis about your responses to relevant questions, to provide you with more specific dietary support.
Potential research use
You can also opt in to have your survey responses shared with the specific research and other partners associated with the Accelerated Sports Nutrition Assessment Platform, such as the Australian Institute of Sport, High Performance New Zealand, the Australian state-based academies and institutes, or other specific partners listed in the survey tool.
The research dataset compiled will have all direct identifiers, such as email address, removed. Specific values you provide for indicators like weight and height will be aggregated into a score and the specific values you provide will not be given to the project partners. If you are an athlete associated with the Australian Institute of Sport or High Performance New Zealand, your athlete ID will be identifiable to these organisations.
To contribute to ongoing nutrition research, you can opt in to have your survey responses added to the University of Sydney research dataset that is being compiled through the PEAKS-NQ and the ADI survey tools.
This information can only be accessed by a small number of authorised University staff. Any future research use of survey responses will be governed by University of Sydney or Massey University ethics approvals, agreements and data management protocols.
How we store and secure your personal information
The University will securely store your survey data in its Qualtrics servers, located in Sydney, Australia.
This environment has ISO 27001:2013 certification and has regular security audits and testing.
When you submit a question via the website, it will be securely communicated to staff in the ASNAP team for follow up via the University email system.
We will ensure your personal information is retained and securely disposed of in accordance with the State Records Act 1998.
What are your rights?
Please see our privacy webpage for more information about how we handle personal information, including how to access or correct your information and how to lodge an enquiry or complaint.