Privacy policy

 

Please read this Statement carefully and only continue with answering the survey if you understand and agree to everything written in this statement. Participation in the survey is voluntary and free of charge. The authors of the survey may not obtain any information about you without your prior knowledge and agreement. Respondents have no costs for participating in the survey; also do not receive any award from the 1KA.si part.

 

I. GENERAL

Privacy Policy is part of the general terms of use of 1KA, with which you must agree if you agree to the Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy sets out the relationship between:

  • People who participate in survey research (hereinafter referred to as respondents);
  • Individuals that carry out surveys within 1KA (hereinafter surveys’ editors) or any other person who sent you the link to the survey or otherwise invited you to take part in it;
  • EnKlikAnketa and Centre for Social Informatics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kardeljeva ploščad 5, Ljubljana (hereinafter 1KA).

Owners and managers of 1KA.si are aware of the importance of privacy and act in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Law. Moreover, in its operation they take into account the recommendations and good practices from codes of ethics "ICC/ESOMAR International Code on Market and Social Research" and "ESOMAR Guideline for Online Research" (www.esomar.org).

 

II. PRIVACY AND RESPONDENTS' PERSONAL DATA

All information you provide as a respondent answering survey questions are collected in an anonymous form, unless you choose yourself to disclose any personal information. If you choose to specify personal information about yourself or other people, do this with understanding the risks and possible consequences of such conduct. Surveys’ editor are reminded to omit questions that ask for personal information (name, address, etc.) from the survey, and try not to seek to collect personal data in any other way.

Administrators of 1KA.si are not also managers of personal databases, that 1KA.si user may create in 1KA.si information infrastructure. Administrators of 1KA.si do not determine the purposes and means of processing of personal data in surveys, generated by users of the 1KA.si service; we only offer the infrastructure to carry out online surveys, which should not include questions that ask personal information.

In the event that there are data that respondents transmitted to surveys’ editors with prior consent (eg. e-mail address), data and survey data are strictly separately stored. 1KA.si in the case of sending electronic invitations to participate in the survey (the same applies to facilitate related phone calls or literate invitations), ensures the separation of the two databases and therefore disables the identification of answers.

Cookies

By default, cookies are not used during the participation in survey and therefore cannot be stored on a personal computer of respondent. If the author of the survey explicitly opt-in the option that cookies are used when completing the survey (e.g. that respondent can suspends the survey and continues later), each respondent in accordance with Article 157 of the Electronic Communications Act-1 is notified and has the option to either accept or reject the usage of cookies. You can read more on this in the Cookie policyIt should be considered, that the use of cookies may be in conflict with others external (technical) identifiers (IP number, users’ registration on 1KA, individual passwords for respondents) – we always use only one external identifier. Details are here >>

IP addresses

The data entered while respondent fulfils the questionnaire are not added to IP addresses. IP addresses are recorded separately and only for the purpose of counting respondents, therefore the database cannot be associated with survey data or respondents’ answers.

E-mail addresses

In the case of research that have been published using the e-mail invitation, for the purpose of counting respondents we also record their e-mail addresses, which are recorded separately in the database and cannot be associated with survey data. Only survey’ author and those whom he explicitly grant the access to the survey have the access to a separate list of IP and e-mail addresses. All stated individuals commit to use this information only for the purposes of research, to not disclose publicly or hand over this information to third parties and to protect their confidentiality.

 

III. USE OF COLLECTED DATA

Owners and managers of 1KA do their best to implement appropriate security measures to protect the privacy and confidentiality of the data collected on 1KA servers. Only editor of the survey and the persons to whom the editor explicitly granted access (i.e. other users or persons responsible for technical assistance 1KA) have the access to the data collected from each survey. Without survey’ editor explicitly granting the access, owners and managers of 1KA do not have access to information on the content of each questionnaire. The exception is intervention in the event of a suspected breach of the laws, for example based on the police investigation or judicial decision.

The editor of the survey can use data exclusively for the purposes of the research and may not use them for purposes of direct marketing or sales.

We, managers and owners of the 1ka.si website, reserve the right to use collected survey data, paradata, metadata, process data and other information in anonymised form for the purpose of optimizing our services, for the preparation and analysis of our services and for scientific-research analysis, all of which serve improving the quality of 1KA services.

 

IV. MINORS

Surveying minors is regulated by national laws. The author of the survey should in its implementation in each country ensure that it operates in accordance with national legislation related to surveying minors. Taking into account the fact that the complete identification of underage Internet users is not possible, the author of survey does everything in his power to include minors in research solely on the basis of consent of their parents or legal representatives, in the case that national law requires such consent.

In Slovenia, for minors aged less than 15 years, applies that before filling out a questionnaire they must obtain parental consent. In an online surveying of children is the most common and simple way to obtain parental consent by interviewer personally obtain the consent (e.g. by visiting the parents at their home) or by written transmission (e.g. through a letter which children bring home from school). For interviewing minors, aged 15 or more, parental consent is not required to obtain. However, in cases where the survey is carried out at the school, the school can require parental consent, even if the respondents are older than 15 years.

 

V. FINAL PROVISIONS

1KA permanently store the data collected through provided services. 1KA collects the data, entered by the respondents, who agree to participate in the study, during the survey process. This means that 1KA also collect and stores the data of respondents, who did not fully complete the survey (e.g. only one page).

If you continue to participate in the survey, this means that you understand and agree with this statement. For any questions you may have regarding this Statement or 1KA services, you can contact us at info@1ka.si.

 

Ljubljana, 2013

Updated: October 2014