The STRUTI project team is committed to ensuring the privacy of all information it collects. Information supplied to the STRUTI database will only be used for the purpose of the STRUTI project. This statement sets out the Privacy Policy for the STRUTI project database in the collection, use and disclosure of personal information.

Information collected

Access to the database requires providing personal information for user registration. This includes your full name, contact details and password. This information is used solely internally for the purpose of gaining access to the database and confirming your authentication on subsequent log-in to this site.

You will also be asked to provide information about the type of facility, patient demographic data, as well as data regarding UTI. You will be asked to provide a unique identification number of your choice to identify patients in the survey. This will not be identifiable to the project team. The data submitted on this database will be available to the project team in a de-identified form. There are no known or anticipated risks from participation in this project.

Use and disclosure of information collected

Personal information collected for a particular purpose will not be used for any other purpose outside the project.

The STRUTI project team is required to provide annual reports to the human research ethics committee and management of participating organisations. However the reports consist only of aggregated statistical data and no personal information is used, disclosed or distributed. Also, only aggregated de-identified data will be published.

Access to information collected

You have a right to access information submitted on behalf of your organisation. If you would like to do so, you may choose the option to receive a summary of your facility’s results at the conclusion of the project.

Security of information collected

All information in the STRUTI database will be collected by secure means. The STRUTI project team is committed to maintaining a secure environment for all personal information collected and used. The team will take all reasonable precautions to protect data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration or destruction.

Personal information is retained no longer than is necessary. The information collected will be kept for a period of five years from the point of any publication relating to the STRUTI project. This time frame is chosen to comply with the NHMRC-National Health and Medical Research Council Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (point 2.1.1).

Submission agreement

If you wish to participate in this project, continue to the survey. By doing so, it is assumed you have read and understand the above information. By submitting this data, you also agree to its use for the purposes intended.