The 2023 Premier’s Reading Challenge has concluded. Next year’s challenge will commence in Term 2 2024.
Consent and third party providers
The department, as the PRC organiser, often works with third party providers, which may involve disclosing personal information to those parties.
Due to the high volume of reader entrants in the PRC, the department utilises a third party organisation (Median Technologies Pty Ltd) for collecting the reader entries, printing the individualised certificates and mailing them to schools. This information will be stored securely.
State schools participating in PRC need to receive consent in writing before the department uses or discloses an individual’s personal information or materials to a third party organisation. The consent form is a record of the consent provided.
By completing and returning the state school reader record form and the signed consent form, parents/carers agree to their child/children participating in the PRC and their personal information (their first and last names, year level, class name and school name) to be collected, used and disclosed by the department for the purposes of registering their entry in the PRC and printing and issuing a Certificate of Achievement to their child.
This information is collected and disclosed to Median Technologies and held for a period of one (1) year in their
online database which is based in Australia (using local Microsoft Azure Cloud Services). Any data held by Median Technologies is deleted within one (1) year after the PRC is completed.
Note: Non-state schools and early childhood centres must ensure they comply with any applicable privacy laws when collecting, using and disclosing an individual’s personal information for the PRC. This includes ensuring they have obtained any necessary authorisation or consents from parents/carers of the participants to collect and disclose student personal information via the
online service. If required, non-state schools and early childhood centres may provide their own consent form.