Data Protection and Confidentiality
Your data will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR). All information collected about you will be kept strictly confidential. Your data will only be viewed by the researcher/research team and we will never pass any information onto anyone else. Data will be securely stored in the password-protected mainframe of Swansea University. Anonymized findings from this study will be used to publish and share research, however, all personal or potentially identifying information will be separated from responses to questions and destroyed. If you have any questions, concerns or complaints about this study, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Data Protection Privacy Notice
The data controller for this project will be Swansea University. The University Data Protection Officer provides oversight of university activities involving the processing of personal data and can be contacted at the Vice Chancellors Office. Your personal data will be processed for the purposes outlined in this information sheet. Standard ethical procedures will involve you providing your consent to participate in this study by completing the consent form that has been provided to you. The legal basis that we will rely on to process your personal data will be processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest. This public interest justification is approved by Swansea University Medical School Research Ethics Committee. The legal basis that we will rely on to process special categories of data will be processing is necessary for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes.
How long will your information be held?
All personal information will be separated from responses to questions and destroyed. Email addresses of participants who gave consent to be contacted will be kept for as long as necessary, however, participants will have the right to opt out at any time.
What are your rights?
You have a right to access your personal information, to object to the processing of your personal information, to rectify, to erase, to restrict and to port your personal information. Please visit the University Data Protection webpages for further information in relation to your rights. Any requests or objections should be made in writing to the University Data Protection Officer:-
University Compliance Officer (FOI/DP)
How to make a complaint
If you are unhappy with the way in which your personal data has been processed, you may in the first instance contact the University Data Protection Officer using the contact details above. If you remain dissatisfied, then you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: -
Information Commissioner’s Office