Collected information & use
Whenever we do research, we ask for a participant's informed consent. This means getting a record from them to show us they understand our research and agree to take part. This involves stating:
- Who is doing the research
- The purpose of the research
- What data we're collecting
- What will happen during the research
- How you will use the results of the research, and who we'll share them with
- That their participation is voluntary, and that they can stop or withdraw their consent at any time
- How long their data will be kept
- What their rights are and how they can complain
Storing research data
Research data is moved from devices like cameras and voice recorders to more secure storage in Google Drive. This data is restricted and accessible only to members of the Multitudes project team and project researchers. Under GDPR, research participants have the right to access the personal data we hold about them. They can also ask us to delete their data.
We do not keep personal data for longer than we need it. The length of time we hold data for depends on the purpose of the data, however each project sets its own data retention policy that is determined by if we are only keeping it for public interest archiving, scientific or historical research, or statistical purposes.
We periodically review the data we hold, and erase or anonymise it when we no longer need it.
Sharing your information
Multitudes is not in the business of selling your information. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your Personally Identifiable Information with certain third parties including those set forth below:
Agents and related third parties
Multitudes sometimes uses other companies to perform certain business-related functions. For example, we may pass your Personally Identifiable Information to our designated service provider(s) in order to process payments. When we employ another company to perform a function of this nature, we provide them only with the information that they need to perform their specific function.
Multitudes is not directed at individuals under thirteen years of age, and we do not intend to collect any Personally Identifiable Information from such individuals. We recommend that minors over the age of thirteen ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
Multitudes is very concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your Personally Identifiable Information. You, too, need to strive to protect against unauthorised access to your password and to your computer by signing off once you have finished using a shared computer.
Conditions of use