Privacy Policy


The collection, management and use of your personal information by the University of Newcastle (“we”, “our”, and “us”) is governed by our Privacy and Information Access Policy and Privacy Management Plan. To the extent of any inconsistency between this Privacy Statement and our Privacy and Information Access Policy, the policy will prevail.


The University of Newcastle has established the Healthy Eating Quiz™ (the Quiz), a diet quality score that measures the variety of healthy foods you usually eat. The Quiz is designed to give you a general overview of the nutritional quality of the food you usually eat and is based on commonly eaten foods in Australia.
Individuals can participate in the Quiz as an individual user. You can complete the Quiz online, and you will receive a “real time” individual report. Anyone aged 16 years and over may choose to access the Quiz, and a parent or legal guardian of a person aged 2 to 15 years may access on their behalf, Quiz.

What personal information do we collect and hold?

People who register and complete the Quiz will provide personal information such as:

  • name;
  • gender;
  • age group; and
  • email address.

The Quiz will include questions concerning:

  • your weight and height; and
  • your diet.

How do we use and disclose your personal information?

If you use the Quiz, once you have completed the Quiz, we will analyse your responses, compute estimates of your dietary intake, and then generate feedback on the nutritional quality of your diet.
Your personal information may also be used for purposes including managing trends and demographics to assist us to improve the Quiz, and to facilitate internal business operations, such as quality assurance and administration purposes.
If you consent, your Quiz responses and the feedback on the nutritional quality of your diet will be disclosed to researchers within the University of Newcastle with all identifying information removed.
If you provide personal information for the Quiz, we may use your personal information to communicate with you about products and services which we consider might be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving these communications at any time.


We take reasonable steps to protect all information which we hold from misuse, interference, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
We take reasonable steps to hold information securely in electronic form. We store information in electronic databases that require University of Newcastle staff to have authorised access only. Staff must use logins and passwords and staff with access are subject to confidentiality obligations.


You may request access to the personal information that you provided to us at any time, and you can request that we correct that personal information.
We will give you access to your personal information, and will take reasonable steps to correct it if we consider that it is incorrect, unless there is a law that allows or requires us not to.
If we refuse to give you access to your personal information, or to correct it, we will notify you in writing and will provide reasons.
If you would like to access or correct your personal information, please contact us by email at


If you wish to make a complaint about how we have handled your personal information, you should forward a written complaint to
We will respond in writing within 30 days of receipt of a complaint.
If the complaint remains unresolved, you have the option of notifying the Information and Privacy Commission (IPC). Contact details can be found at IPC’s website:

Changes to the privacy policy

We may amend this statement from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in the way we collect, hold, use or disclose personal information, we will publish an updated Privacy Statement on this website.