Privacy and Cookies


  • Collection, storage and use of personal information

You can use this site — including completing user research tasks — without disclosing any personal information.

You may choose to disclose personal information to us when you give feedback or in submission forms. This information can be viewed by site administrators, and sometimes third-party contractors who administer or work on the site, or who work on special projects with us. Don’t send us sensitive personal information or include any sensitive personal information in submission forms.

  • Holding of information

If you provide personal information, it may be shared with third-party contractors to the extent necessary for them to administer or work on the site, or to work on special projects with us. Email addresses are not made available to the public. Unless required by law, we won’t publicize the names or email addresses of individuals who provide feedback to us or who provide us with submission forms without their consent.

  • Use of personal information

We’ll only use personal information provided to us for the purpose of administering, evaluating and improving our website, improving our services to you, and communicating with you about them, including sending your news and promotional information or responding to your feedback and information provided in submission forms.

Statistical information and cookies

  • Statistical information collected

We may collect statistical information about your visit to help us improve the site. This information is aggregated and doesn’t identify you personally. It includes:

  1. your IP address
  2. the search terms you used
  3. the pages you visited on our site and the links you clicked on
  4. the date and time you visited the site
  5. the referring site (if any) from which you clicked through to this site
  6. your operating system, for example Windows XP, Mac OS X
  7. the type of web browser you use, such as Internet Explorer, Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
  8. other things like your screen resolution and the language setting of your browser.
  • Use of statistical information

The statistical information referred to above can be viewed by site administrators.

  • Cookies

This site generates persistent session cookies (that is, they have an expiry date and are removed on that date) for the purpose of monitoring site usage. The cookies don’t collect personal information. You can disable them or clear them out of your web browser without affecting your ability to use the site.