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Data processing notice
With this informative material we would like to inform you about the kind of potentially personal data that the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia (IPS UL), obtains via an online survey within the frame of the research study «EUROSTUDENT 8» and how this data is processed for the purpose of research and statistical analysis of social processes.
EUROSTUDENT is a transnational scientific survey project. Its main objective is to collect data on the social and economic conditions of students in Europe. In around 30 countries, students are asked about their study and living conditions, such as the type of access to higher education, characteristics of the study programme, time budget and employment, income and expenditure, living conditions, and foreign mobility. Personal characteristics of the students, such as their personal and social background and health status serve to better understand different student groups. Individual questions deal with experiences of discrimination, for example on the basis of personal characteristics such as religion, ethnicity, gender or health status.
We do not collect any directly personally identifying information.
The survey will include questions about the gender, age, occupational status, brief history of education, general well-being, family life and experience of the study process.
We invite you and other respondents to complete the online survey. The study will only include respondents who have consented to their responses being used. Your participation in this research is completely voluntary and will not incur any financial obligation or have any adverse effects.
At any time, you have the right to choose not to continue taking part in this research. You may at any time withdraw your consent to use your data by contacting the department that is responsible for the research or the natural personal data protection experts at the University of Latvia. In this situation your data will be erased and will not be used in further analysis.
Izglītības un zinātnes ministrija, Vaļņu iela 2, Rīga, LV-1050, phone: +371 67226209.
Contact information on personal data processing at the Ministry of Education and Science: firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Latvia, Reg. No. 3341000218, Raiņa bulv. 19, Rīga, LV1586, phone 670 34444, email address: email@example.com. To contact the LU data protection expert, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
LU Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Kalpaka boulevard 4, LV1010, email address: email@example.com.
Data processing is required to complete scientific research and is conducted with the consent of the data subject (Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council (27 April 2016) on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, reapealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation), recitals 156, 159 and 162 of Article 6 1 a).
Your responses will be analysed by IPS UL for teaching, scientific and statistical purposes and published in such a way that an inference based on individual survey participants and their individual answers is no longer possible. Furthermore, key findings will be published in the same way across countries, together with the findings in the partner countries.
You have the right to retract your consent, in which case any survey data that can still be assigned to you will be immediately deleted
Third parties may be granted access to the anonymised an pseudonymised survey data for scientific research purposes, in order to advance scientific developments on contemporary society. In addition, all responses will be made available in anonymised form via the Research Data Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies to the participating institutions of the EUROSTUDENT countries and scientists and other users for teaching, scientific and statistical non-profit purposes.
IPS UL will begin processing the data in March, 2022. Anonymised data will be stored for research purposes with no time limit.
Any intermediary survey access codes that may be associated with individuals will be irreversibly deleted upon the completion of data collection phase of the project.
The University of Latvia implements several organisational and technical security measures in order to protect survey data from unauthorised access or inappropriate use.
We also apply a specific process to all answers — by coding them — so very specific answers cannot identify individual respondents in the aggregated data. For example, if you write the name of your profession, it will be coded in accordance with a general classification. Or if you mark a very rarely mentioned country, it will be coded in one group with other rarely mentioned countries.
In research reports and publications, the information will only be described in aggregated form; one respondent's answers to survey questions are never analyzed separately from other respondents' answers.
The survey data is stored on computer systems controlled by the University of Latvia that are located in the European Union, and we encrypt the data. All the users of the anonymized data (researchers, scientists) confirm their compliance with security procedures in writing.
Our research team will be happy to provide you with general information on the research project.