1. Policy Statement
Wushka Literacy Pty Ltd (‘we’, ‘our’, ‘us’ or ‘Wushka’) is committed
to protecting the privacy of the personal information and sensitive information which it collects and holds.
(a) the kinds of information that we may collect about you and how that information is held;
(b) how we collect and hold personal information;
(c) the purposes for which we collect, hold, use and disclose personal information;
(d) how you can access the personal information we hold about you and seek to correct such information; and
(e) the way in which you can complain about a breach of your privacy and how we will handle that complaint; and
(f) the countries in which your personal information may be stored.
2. Collection and use of personal information
2.1 Types of personal information collected by Wushka
We collect information about students from their teachers. We only collect student information which is
necessary to provide them with access to the services that we supply. This includes collecting personal
information such as their name, year level, class number and teacher name. If you choose to use pseudonyms
for student names or only give student first names, you will still have full access to the site and all its
(a) Educators and Educational Institutions
We collect information from educators and educational institutions which is necessary to provide you with
goods and services that we supply (including but not limited to electronic delivery of levelled reader programs).
This includes collecting personal information such as your name, address, email address, contact telephone number,
credit card details, bank account details, and any other information which is necessary to assist us in providing
you with our goods and services.
Attendees at Conferences, Workshops and Professional Development Sessions
We collect information from educators and educational institutions when you participate in conferences or
attend professional development days organised or facilitated by us. This includes collecting personal information
such as your name, address, email address, contact telephone number and any other information which is necessary
to assist us in developing conferences and professional development to best meet your needs.
(c) Competition Participants
We collect information from competition participants when you enter competitions either through our website or through
competition forms at conferences, workshops and professional development sessions. This includes collecting personal
information such as your name, address, email address, contact telephone number and any other information which is
necessary to assist us in administering the competition and awarding prizes to competition winners.
2.2 How we collect personal information
We collect your personal information and that of the students in your class directly from you when you sign up
for a free trial, register an account with us or use our website using that account.
We may also collect personal information from you when you participate in conferences or attend professional
development days organised or facilitated by us or enter into a competition through our website or through
competition forms at our workshops, conferences or professional development days.
Sometimes we may need to collect information about you from third parties, such as credit reporting agencies
and past employers and referees. We may be provided with contact lists containing your personal information
from a third party such as your company head office, industry associations, industry consultants or state-based
education departments provided that we have obtained express consent from that third party to use your personal
We will only collect information from third parties where:
(a) you have consented to such collection;
(b) such collection is necessary to enable us to provide you with our teaching resources and
education supplies; or
(c) it is legally permissible for us to do.
We will only collect information which is necessary to provide you with our goods and services, or appropriately
manage and conduct our business.
2.3 How Wushka uses your personal information
We only use personal information from students to generate a unique identifier by which class teachers can
monitor a child’s progress through the levelled reader program.
Educators and Educational Institutions:
We only use personal information from educators and educational institutions to facilitate electronic delivery
of a levelled-reader program (‘primary purpose’), unless:
(a) there is another purpose (secondary purpose) and that secondary purpose is directly related to the primary
purpose, and you would reasonably expect, or we have informed you, that your information will be used for that
(b) you have given your consent for your personal information to be used for a secondary purpose; or
(c) we are required or authorised by law to use your personal information for a secondary purpose (including
for quality improvements within Wushka).
For example, we may use your personal information for the purpose of:
(d) providing our goods (including but not limited to teaching resources and education supplies) to you;
(e) notifying you of any of our services and goods of which we consider you may be reasonably interested;
(f) undertaking credit checks as part of our credit application process;
(g) appropriately managing our business, such as assessing insurance requirements and business processes;
(h) developing our conferences and professional development programs;
(i) administering competitions and awarding prizes;
(j) assessing your suitability to work within our organisation;
(k) assisting us in running our business, including quality assurance programs, billing, improving our services,
implementing appropriate security measures and training personnel; and
(l) effectively communicating with third parties, such as courier companies engaged to deliver any ordered goods.
2.4 Use of personal information for direct marketing
Wushka never directly communicates or directly markets to students.
At times, Wushka or its parent company Modern Teaching Aids Pty Ltd (MTA) send information to educators and educational
institutions to market our goods and services which may be of interest to you and may be based on your buying history
with us. Individuals can opt out of receiving such marketing materials at any time, by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ button
in any promotional email sent to you, or by contacting the Privacy Officer on the details set out in section 6 below.
2.5 Complete and accurate details
Where possible and practicable, you will have the option to deal with us on an anonymous basis or by using a pseudonym.
However, if the personal information you provide us is incomplete or inaccurate, or you withhold personal information,
we may not be able to provide the services or goods you are seeking, or deal with you effectively.
3. Disclosing your personal information
Student education records are only accessible to users who are logged in and have been successfully authenticated
by entering a username and password. Teachers can only view students from within their school.
Student data can only be accessed by MTA staff and the third-party software developers who built the platform.
The third-party software developers are subject to a Non-Disclosure Agreement with MTA which prohibits them from
sharing personal information with any other third parties.
Aside from the above, student data is never shared with third parties without explicit permission.
Educators and Educational Institutions:
We will confine our disclosure of personal information from educators and educational institutions to the primary
purpose for which that information has been collected, or for a related secondary purpose. This includes when
disclosure is necessary to provide goods or services to you, assist us in running our organisation, or for security
We may provide your personal information to:
(a) third parties who assist us in managing our business, such as credit report providers, debt collection agencies
and professional advisors;
(b) third parties contracted to provide services to us, such as software developers, or couriers;
(c) our related bodies corporate;
(d) anyone authorised by you to receive your personal information (your consent may be express or implied); and
(e) anyone we are required by law to disclose your personal information to.
4. Data storage, quality and security
4.1 Data quality
We will take reasonable steps to ensure that all personal information which is collected, used or disclosed
is accurate, complete and up to date.
All personal information is stored by us securely in physical or electronic form.
Wushka uses third party, Amazon Web Services (AWS), data storage facilities that are located in Sydney, Australia.
4.3 Data security
Student and teacher data is stored in a secure database on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Access to these servers is
via secure shell and is limited to the application, employees of MTA and the third party software developers who
built the platform.
Passwords for users of the system are encrypted using salt and hash technologies.
All data transferred within Wushka is protected by SSL. SSL is a technology that makes your data illegible in
transit. If anyone were to intercept communication between our servers and your computer, they would not be able
to easily decipher what was being passed back and forth.
When a subscription to the application expires, we only retain the data in our database for as long as is
reasonably necessary for the purpose for which it was collected or to comply with any applicable legal or
ethical reporting or document retention requirements .If the school would like this data to be deleted, they
can contact our customer service team and we will be happy to oblige.
our websites. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive
through your web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognise your
the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or
compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and
tools in the future.
You can choose to have your web browser (like Google Chrome or Internet Explorer) warn you each time a cookie is
being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s
help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you won’t have access to many
features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly. However,
you can still place orders over the telephone by contacting our customer service team.
6. Accessing and amending your personal information
If a teacher believes there is a problem with any student data that has been collected, they can contact our
customer service team and we will investigate the matter. Before they can assist, our customer service team
will ask you to verify your identity and specify the student information you require. If a problem is identified,
we will seek a solution to fix it.
Educator and Educational Institution:
You have a right to access your personal information which we hold about you. If you make a request to access
your personal information, we will ask you to verify your identity and specify the information you require.
You can also request an amendment to any of your personal information if you consider that it contains inaccurate
You can contact Wushka about any privacy issues as follows:
Wushka Literacy Pty Limited
PO Box 6367
Frenchs Forest NSW 2086
If you have a complaint about Wushka’s information handling practices or consider we have breached your privacy,
you can lodge a complaint with:
(a) our Privacy Officer, on the contact details listed in clause 6 above; or
(b) the Office of Australian Information Commissioner.
We aim to deal with all complaints in a fair and efficient manner
By accessing and using our websites or other services, you are agreeing to the terms of this policy.
What are cookies?
By accessing and using our websites or other services, you are agreeing to the terms of this policy. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s
hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
For more details about cookies and details of how to delete and disable cookies you can visit www.aboutcookies.org
our websites and also allows us to improve our websites and our services.
functionality of our services may not be available to you.
The cookies that we use on our websites only collect anonymous information to optimise our services, and do not collect personal information.
The cookies on our websites fall into the following categories: 1) Analytics cookies 2) Functional cookies
Analytical cookies allow us to recognise and to count the number of visitors to our website, to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it and to record which content viewers view and are interested in. This
helps us to determine how frequently particular pages and advertisements are visited and to determine the most popular areas of our website and/or services. This helps us to improve the service which we offer to you by helping us
make sure our users are finding the information they are looking for.
Functional cookies relate to the functionality of our websites and allow us to improve the service we offer to you through our websites, for example:
- by allowing you to carry information across pages of our website to avoid you having to re-enter information;
- by recognising your preferences when you return to our website(s);
- by enabling us to serve the appropriate regionalised service relevant to your location.
Where can I find more information about cookies, and how do I turn cookies off or delete cookies?
Find out more about cookies including how to disable/enable and delete them at the following website www.aboutcookies.org. You can block most cookies (except for
Flash cookies) by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able
to access all or parts of our sites, or you may experience reduced functionality when accessing certain services.