We host a writing competition for Australian school students, and provide an online learning platform and short quiz of knowledge about genetics
Email us or connect with us on:facebook.com/SNWritingComp
Strange Nature was created by the 2013 Sydney University iGEM team as part of our science outreach to high school students, and is being run again in 2014 and 2015 by the 2014 and 2015 Sydney University iGEM teams.
Check out the iGEM website.
The 2015 team wiki is under construction and will be up soon!
This policy applies to Strange Nature and outlines our obligations in managing personal information we hold about entrants and others who come into contact with us.
Strange Nature is bound by the National Privacy Principles (‘NPPs’) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (‘Privacy Act’) that require us to handle your personal information responsibly. ‘Personal Information’ is defined within the Privacy Act as information or an opinion about an individual that can be used to identify that individual.
The primary purposes for which Strange Nature collects your personal information include:
Strange Nature also takes reasonable steps to provide clear, complete and up-to-date information about our organisation, including how to get in touch with us. If you have a concern with the collection or use of your personal information, you can notify Strange Nature of your concern, make a complaint, obtain redress or pursue dispute resolution by simply contacting the Privacy Officer using the details set out below.
In general, the type of personal information Strange Nature collects and holds includes but is not limited to names, ages, genders, addresses, contact details, subjects studied and other information that will assist us in conducting our writing competition or studies of common misconceptions.
When we collect your personal information we endeavour to:
We may disclose your personal information to:
Unless otherwise required or permitted by law, if we disclose your personal information to others we will only do so with your consent (implied or express), and we will also take steps to ensure the party to whom we have disclosed your information agrees to protect the privacy of your personal information.
The Spam Act 2003 (Cth) prohibits the sending of commercial electronic communications without the consent of the person to whom the communication is being sent. Communications may be sent for any of the purposes mentioned above. Strange Nature requests the email address of our entrants. Whenever emails are sent to an entrant Strange Nature will always provide the entrant with the option of “opting out” of receiving similar communications by way of electronic means in the future.
We always provide individuals with an opportunity to “opt-out” of receiving future communications from Strange Nature. If you receive a communication from us and don't wish to receive new information from us in the future, email the Privacy Officer on the details set out below and we will take appropriate steps to ensure your details are added to our ‘Do Not Mail’ list to ensure you will not receive any future communication from us. Strange Nature will not send communications to entrants who have asked us to mark their details as private or who have opted out of receiving such information.
We take all reasonable steps to protect the security of personal information collected by us. Where we no longer require your personal information, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or suppress your personal information.