This game and its accompanying website is a University of the Sunshine Coast research project that has been funded by the Telstra Foundation, the Queensland Police Service and the Daniel Morcombe Foundation. No identifying information will be supplied to our partners or other third parties unless required by law.
This research has ethics approval by the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC: A/12/387).
The Orbit game collects information from players and teachers. This information is required for the game to function. This will include students’ login names, names given to game characters and game progress data. In addition, the game will collect log-in dates and times.
When you look at this website, our web server makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes:
- the type of browser used
- the date and time of visit to the site
- the pages accessed and documents downloaded
- the previous site visited
- the user’s server internet address
If you have configured your browser to reject all cookies you are still able to view information only pages on our site.
Email correspondence sent to this site may be treated as a public record and retained as required by Queensland’s Public Records Act (2002) and other relevant legislation.
Sections of the website that require you to login will also collect information from you. This information will include your username, your email address and whether you agree to the University of the Sunshine Coast to contact you for research purposes.
If you provide information to us whilst playing Orbit or using the Orbit website that indicates you are currently at risk of, or have been at risk of abuse, we may need to share this information to try to help to keep you safe.