At Curtin, the privacy of students, staff and other people who the University deals with is taken very seriously. Much of the information which the University collects in connection with its normal functions and activities is "personal information", and this information is handled in accordance with relevant privacy standards. You can read more on Curtin's Privacy statement.

As a strategy for good governance, the University has committed to comply with the Australian Privacy Principles. These principles set out how the University collects, uses, stores and discloses personal information.

In addition, respecting an individual's right to privacy is consistent with Curtin’s Values and Signature Behaviours. Staff and students, as members of the University community, are required to respect each individual's right to privacy.

The types of personal information which Studentbox handles may include, but is not limited to: first and last name, birthdate, gender, email address, city, state, country, school, school year, phone number, School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) number.

The personal information you provide will only be used by University officers in a manner consistent with the original purposes of collection or as otherwise permitted by the Australian Privacy Principles.

The purpose of collecting information is to ensure you have the full benefit of services offered by the University prior to enrolling.

Information collected from Studentbox will be used to communicate with those individuals in relation to any issue relevant to their involvement with the University.

This may extend to communications involving surveys, the availability of courses, newsletters and related marketing or promotional activity. Surveys and other research activity may be carried out for the benefit of the University or in connection with a government initiative.

Personal information may also be disclosed to third parties in some instances where this is necessary for the University to carry out its normal functions and activities. Accordingly, for example, personal information may be incidentally handled by IT contractors (including outsourcing providers) or other external service providers engaged by the University.

Personal information associated with Studentbox will be stored in Australia.

All users of Studentbox have the right to access their personal information held by Studentbox and also to seek correction of such information if it is inaccurate, misleading, out of date or not complete.

Opt-out and update policies

Opt-out policy:

We offer visitors to the site a means for controlling the use of session information. If, at any time after registering for information or services, you change your mind about receiving information from us or about the use of information volunteered by you, please send us a request by email to

Electronic Direct Mail (EDM)

From time to time Studentbox emails users about competitions, resources, and invitations to become Studentbox Alumni (once Studentbox members finish Year 12). You have the option to opt in or out of these emails when you register with Studentbox. If you change your mind and wish to opt-out, please email or complete our contact us form.

Please NOTE: if you opt out of receiving these emails you will not receive the invitation to extend your Studentbox membership by becoming Studentbox Alumni

Emails from Studentbox (Curtin University)

It is a requirement that Studentbox email our users when there is a change to the Privacy Statement, or the User Agreement. For this reason if you opt-out of eDMs you will continue to receive these notices.

Deactivating your account

To deactivate your account, please send us a request by email to or complete our contact us form.

Updating your information

All members are able to view, change, and modify personal information previously provided. To update your profile:

  • Log in to Studentbox
  • Click on the ‘settings’ icon (number 1 in the image below)
  • Click on ‘Edit Profile’ (number 2 in the image below)
  • Edit details and click ‘Save’
  • If you need to edit information you don’t have access to, please send us a request by email to or complete our contact us form.

We will provide you with a copy of any personal information that you have provided in connection with your visit to the site should you request it, but will require evidence of your identity.To protect your privacy, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Contact us

If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding our Privacy Statement, please get in touch with us via our contact us page

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