Privacy Policy 


Thirsty? Choose Water! is an initiative from Central Coast Health Promotion, a service of Central Coast Local Health District.

This policy explains how and why your personal information is collected, how you can access your information and how your information may be used by Thirsty? Choose Water! or given to other parties.


What personal information is collected?


Information automatically collected by us

When you look at the pages on this website, our computers automatically record information that identifies, for each page accessed:

  • the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the machine which has accessed it
  • your top-level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc.)
  • the address of your server
  • the date and time of your visit to the site
  • the pages accessed, documents downloaded and keywords searched on the website
  • the previous website visited
  • the type of browser and operating system you have used
  • the time spent on each page.

Only some of this information may be considered personal information.


Information you give to us

We will only collect personal information you provide when you contact us, choose to sign up for updates from Thirsty? Choose Water!, or to participate in our leaderboard for our app, Aqua Sprint.

This might include:

  • your name or username
  • your email address
  • your school’s name
  • your job title


Who is collecting this information?

Your personal information is collected by Central Coast Health Promotion.


How we collect this information



A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. The cookie allows the website to “remember” your actions or preferences over time. Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can delete them whenever they like. Cookies do not personally identify you, but do identify your browser.

This website uses cookies for security purposes and to help analyse which elements of this website are most used to help determine the effectiveness of our content and how we might improve it in future. It also means if you complete a form on this website, it might remember what information you have entered. This is to save you re-entering the same details again.

The cookies on this website do not read the information on your hard drive. They do not make your computer perform any actions or make your computer send information to any other computer via the internet. Central Coast Health Promotion makes no attempt to associate cookies with users’ names or identities. Our server cannot find out your name or email address, or anything about your computer, by using cookies.


Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a reporting service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’) and its subsidiaries. Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’ to help us analyse how users navigate the website. The information generated by cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties, where required to do so by law or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. For more details, visit Google Analytics Terms of Service.


Who will have access to your personal information? 

Your personal information can be accessed by the Health Promotion Service within Central Coast Local Health District. We will not provide your personal information to any third parties unless we are legally obliged to do so. If we need to disclose your personal information for a reason other than the reasons for which it was collected, this will only be done if it is required by law or with your consent.


How we will use your information

We use your information to:

  • Provide Thirsty? Choose Water! and other Central Coast Health Promotion updates to you.
  • Send Thirsty? Choose Water! resources to you.
  • Respond to your comments, requests or enquiries.
  • Invite you to participate in competitions, promotions or surveys.
  • Display your username on our Aqua Sprint game leaderboard.
  • Analyse usage trends to determine the effectiveness of our content and promotional campaigns.



When you send us an email, we will use your email address to acknowledge or reply to your comment or question, and we will store your communication and our reply for any future correspondence. We will not use your email address to send you unsolicited information, nor will we share it with, or sell it to, a third party.

When you request to receive updates from us, we will use your email address and any other information you give us to provide you with the information or service until you ask us to stop.


Aqua Sprint

Our Aqua Sprint app uses an API (application programming interface) to host game data. This includes a leaderboard to list top scores. Users of the app have the choice to submit their score to our leaderboard. This does not require the submission of personal information. For example, users can submit a name that does not identify them whatsoever. Once submitted, this username is stored on our API server indefinitely.

API hosting is managed using Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings from Amazon Web Services (AWS). IaaS and PaaS services have achieved the following standards of compliance:

  • ISO 27001
  • ISO 9001
  • IRAP

All data is stored in the AWS Sydney Data Centre. No customer information is ever stored outside of Australia.

Furthermore, the following security measures are taken with the data:

  • All communications are secured with TLS encryption.
  • Server logs are actively monitored and suspicious activity blocked and blacklisted.
  • Strict access control procedures have been implemented for access to core infrastructure.
  • No credit card details are ever stored, transmitted or processed.
  • All user passwords are encrypted using a salted SHA-256 hash.


Access to your information

You are entitled to request access to all of your personal information held by Central Coast Health Promotion. If you believe the information we hold about you is incorrect or an error has been made, please let us know and we will correct it or add a note to our records.

Please see the contact us section below for details of how to get in touch with us about this.


Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.


Queries, concerns and further information

If you have any queries, concerns or require further information relating to this privacy policy, please contact us via:

Thirsty? Choose Water! project team

Central Coast Health Promotion Service

Level 1

4-6 Watt Street


NSW 2250

Tel: (02) 4320 9700