Data Valuation Tool

Privacy Statement

In accordance to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including Regulation (EU) 2016/679 entered into force on 25 May 2016 and replaces Directive 95/46/EC, effectively setting aside its national implementations as of 25 May 2018, Fundació Eurecat informs you that your personal data are included in our data files for statistics purposes. Your personal data won’t be communicated to any third part either won’t be transferred to a third country or international organization. Your personal data will be stored for two years after the end of the project. You can request access, rectification or deletion of your personal data to the following address legal@eurecat.org. In the same way, you can restrict or object the data processing and exercise the right to data portability.

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time and the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

What personal information we use?

The first time the user enters the web survey, he/she has to follow a registration process. In this registration process 7 parameters are requested: Username, Password, Gender, Age range, Level of Education, Country and Province. All of them are compulsory. Following, we briefly describe the content of each parameter:

  • Username: a name used by the user to access the survey. It must be a fictitious name.
  • Password: a password to enter the system, that is encrypted.
  • Gender: male or female.
  • Age range: the user does not need to provide his specific age, but a 5-years range. Users must be over 18.
  • Level of education: one of the following options: “Less than high school“, “High school graduate (includes equivalency)“, “Some college, no degree“, “Associate's degree“, “Bachelor's degree“, “Ph.D.“, “Graduate or professional degree“.
  • Country: refers to the country where the user is living.
  • Province: refers to the province where the user is living.

We could have asked much more information in order to construct richer profiles. However, our goal is to find a reasonable tradeoff between users privacy and the accuracy of our analysis. Therefore, we request some basic parameters that: (i) serve to provide accurate demographic statistics and (ii) will not serve to reveal the identity of the user. Our goal is that in all the cases the identity of the user is unknown since the only parameters that can be used for re-identification are the ones referred above. Using only those parameters is almost impossible to obtain the identity of a user, except he/she is living a very small country/province with very few inhabitants.

Where is the user personal information stored?

The user personal information is stored in a central server properly protected with advanced security technologies in order to minimize non authorized access to the data.