WYRED Platform Legal Notice
The WYRED platform (https://platform.wyredproject.eu/) is a safe and inclusive online space where children and young people are invited to engage in discussions and researches which are relevant to their interests about our changing society, according to the WYRED project (NetWorked Youth Research for Empowerment in the Digital society, H2020-SC6-REV-INEQUAL-2016 Ref.727066) mission.
The domain https://platform.wyredproject.eu/ is owned by the GRIAL Research Group of the University of Salamanca, Paseo de Canalejas 169, 37008 Salamanca (Spain), as project coordinator (hereinafter “coordinating partner”).
Personal Data Protection
The WYRED project consortium is strongly committed to user privacy. The policies by which the WYRED platform collects, manages, and uses the data provided by users, and how users of the platform may exercise their rights are outlined in the document WYRED Participant Protection Policy (https://zenodo.org/record/1009155).
Anonymization of data:
In the WYRED platform all participants have an anonymous identity which they choose when they enter the project (avatar).
This identity is linked to their personal data in a confidential database which will be off line and only accessible to the coordinating partner, for the purpose of identification in cases of abusive or otherwise unacceptable behaviour by participants.
On leaving the project the personal data will be destroyed.
Off-line participant database:
Demographic and personal data are stored in an off-line database to which only the coordinating partner will have access, for the purposes of providing anonymous data regarding the demographics of participation.
The participant database, which contains the demographic and personal data of the users is regulated by the Spanish Personal Data Protection Law 15/1999 of 13 December 1999 (Ley Orgánica 15/1999, de 13 de diciembre, de Protección de Datos de Carácter Personal (LOPD)) since this database is stored in Spain under the control of the coordinating partner.
In addition to these considerations derived from the Spanish law, the following will also apply:
- The data will be accurate and up to date and only adequate, relevant and not excessive amounts of data will be collected.
- The data is only used for the purposes for which parental or self-consent was given and then destroyed along with the link to the avatar. No one will be able to retain or use this information to contact the child or young person or the family for any other reasons.
- Personal information on children and young people will never be used in ways which allow the individual to be identified (e.g. publicity material must not give a full name and address).
Access to personal data may not be given to third parties.
Third party access, for example by researchers to the data generated in the project, will be subject to an approval process, within the context of a policy of open data. Written applications for approval will need to be processed by the Ethics Advisory Board, which will provide it to researchers that can accredit their affiliation to a professional organisation. The data accessible will be the anonymised data, never the personal data.
The personal data will only be saved as long as a participant is actively participating in the project.
The coordinating partner will implement any request for rectification or cancellation by the interested party in a period of 10 days.
The WYRED platform has implemented and continues to maintain appropriate state-of-the-art technical and management measures to keep your personal information secure and safe from loss, damage, corruption or deletion.
Contacting GRIAL Research Group of the University of Salamanca
For any questions related to the WYRED platform, you can contact:
GRIAL Research Group of the University of Salamanca
Paseo de Canalejas 169, 37008 Salamanca (Spain)
+34 923294500 ext. 3433