Information on participation and processing of your personal data
Thank you for your interest in the Social Performance study. In the following, you will be informed about the conditions of participation and the handling of your personal data in accordance with data protection law. Before you agree to the conditions of participation, please read the following information carefully. If you have any questions or difficulties in understanding, please feel free to contact us by e-mail.
I. Information on the purpose and procedure of the examination and on the remuneration of your participation
Purpose: The Social Performance study aims to investigate the relationship between personality traits and the ability to empathize with other people, taking into account demographic differences. This is interesting from a psychological as well as a socio-political point of view, because it contributes to a better understanding of interpersonal interactions.
Procedure: Please participate in the study via a laptop or computer in a quiet place where you are comfortable and not distracted. Then the study should take about one hour. The study consists of five parts:
- An associative sentence completion task
- Four questionnaires on personality traits
- A movie-based test (Note: Switch on loudspeakers or headphones!)
- Demographic data
- Details on the types of compensation
Conditions of participation: You are 18 years or older.
Compensation: There are three ways to be compensated:
- Win 50€. With a fixed 1:100 chance of winning you can take part in the raffle of 50€. Alternatively, the pay-out is also possible in $ or £.
- Individual evaluation. Get an assessment of your personality compared to your fellow people.
- Four VP-marks. Undergraduates in psychology at HU Berlin can claim four VP-marks for their participation.
The three compensation options are not mutually exclusive. However, for technical reasons, you cannot participate in the raffle or request your individual evaluation if you terminate the study prematurely. VP-marks, on the other hand, can be awarded on a pro rata basis, provided you contact us immediately by e-mail after the study has been discontinued. Your e-mail address required for the compensation will be stored separately from your other details and will not be used for any other purpose than the one specified by you.
II. Information on data use and data protection
Responsible body: The study is conducted at the Institute of Psychology at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin under the direction of Prof. Jule Specht. The study is managed by Richard Wundrack.
Legal basis: The legal basis for the processing of personal data concerning you is your voluntary digital consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR, or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR, if special categories of personal data are concerned. The regulations under data protection law are complied with at all times.
In addition, we work on the basis of the Declaration of Helsinki, the declaration of the World Medical Association on ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects and the guideline for good clinical practice and follow the recommendations for ensuring good scientific practice of the German Research Foundation (DFG).
Data types and purposes: In the Social Performance study, input data are collected for the purpose of investigating the relationship between personality traits, socio-demographic information and social-cognitive skills. In order to ensure data quality, additional data on the time course of your participation will be collected.
Storage and access: Your data will be stored pseudonymously on a German server. This means that any identification features are stored encrypted by a code. Your data will not be used for commercial purposes or passed on to third parties (see also the section on storage period, subsequent use if necessary), but will be used exclusively for scientific purposes.
Only Richard Wundrack, the investigator in charge of the study, has access to the raw data. Other researchers involved in the study only have access to a completely anonymous data set. All participating researchers, including Richard Wundrack, commit themselves to comply with the data protection regulations.
Publication: The publishing of the research results in publications or at conferences is exclusively in anonymised form in such a way that you cannot be identified as a person.
Storage period, subsequent use if necessary: Your data will be deleted by 28.02.2021 at the latest. Subject to your separate consent, the personal data collected in this study will be made available in anonymised form for subsequent scientific use.
In order to guarantee the security of your personal data, it will only be stored on servers of German universities and the particularly sensitive personal data (e.g. your e-mail address) will be pseudonymised and stored separately from your other details. For the subsequent anonymisation of your specific data and those of the other participants, your data will be grouped together (e.g. age groups 30-33).
In accordance with the recommendations of the DFG and the German Psychological Association (DGPs) on quality assurance in research, research data should be made available to other researchers for research purposes wherever possible. Subject to your separate consent, your anonymized data will be transferred to the Open Science Framework (OSF) for archiving and further scientific use. There the sufficient anonymization of the data is checked. If necessary, the OSF will take additional anonymization measures. The raw data will be deleted after these measures have been taken. The Data Service Centre makes the data available to scientists for scientific purposes only.
On the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, completely anonymised data can be made freely accessible to the general public within the framework of the recommendations of the DFG and the DGPs on quality assurance in research.
You have the following rights with regard to your personal data:
Consent to processing and right to withdraw consent: The processing of your personal data is lawful only with your consent. You are not obliged to consent to the processing; consent is voluntary. In addition, you have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of personal data at any time in relation to those responsible for the future as long as the data is available in a non-anonymous form. You will not suffer any legal disadvantages by refusing or revoking your consent. The revocation of the consent has the consequence that the processing of the personal data concerned becomes inadmissible for the future in accordance with the revocation declaration. The lawfulness of the processing carried out up to the revocation is not affected by this.
Right to information: You have the right to be informed about the personal data concerning you that is collected, processed or, if applicable, transmitted to third parties by our working group (Art. 15 GDPR).
Right of correction: You have the right to have incorrect personal data concerning you corrected (Art. 16 GDPR).
Right of deletion: Under the legal conditions, you have the right to have personal data relating to you deleted (Art. 17 GDPR), e.g. if this data is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected and there are no legal retention periods to prevent deletion or if you have withdrawn your consent and there is no other legal basis for processing. Anonymised data can generally no longer be deleted, as no connection can be made between data and persons.
Right to restrict processing: You have the right to demand that the data controller restrict the processing if one of the conditions of Art. 18 para. 1 GDPR applies.
Right to data transferability: You have the right to data transferability under the conditions of Art. 20 para. 1 GDPR.
Right of objection: If there are reasons arising from your particular situation, you have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you. Accordingly, processing will no longer take place afterwards.
Right of appeal: You have the right to lodge a complaint with a national supervisory authority if you have doubts as to the lawfulness of the processing of personal data concerning you. The responsible supervisory authority for Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is the Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information. Notwithstanding this right of complaint, you can contact the official data protection officer of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin at any time if you have questions regarding data protection law. Tel: +49 (03) 2093-20022, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should you make use of your above-mentioned rights, the public authority will check whether the legal requirements are met. As a matter of principle, the aforementioned rights are not applicable to anonymised data, as they can no longer be associated with your person.
If you wish to exercise your rights as a data subject, please also contact the supervisor of the study Richard Wundrack, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Institute of Psychology, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, e-mail: email@example.com.
Declaration of consent for participation and processing of your personal data
I have read and understood the above information on participation and processing of personal data, and I accept them. I confirm:
- That I had sufficient time to decide for or against participation.
- That all questions have been answered to my satisfaction in the text or by e-mail.
- That I am 18 years or older.
Regarding my participation I am aware:
- That my participation is voluntary.
- That I can withdraw my participation at any time without giving reasons for the future, without any disadvantages for me.
- That I have no claim to the raffle and the individual evaluation in case of early termination of my studies.
Regarding my data I am aware:
- That my raw data is stored pseudonymously.
- That my test data and my personal data will only be merged if necessary for the research project and then only with the involvement of a data custodian.
- That all personal data is deleted after the ten-year period of proof required by the DFG.
- That my data is made available in completely anonymous form as open data, accessible worldwide on the internet in a scientific data archive for quality assurance of research.