You are being invited to participate in a research study. Thank you for taking time to read this page.
WHO WE ARE?
This privacy notice is for University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland, in particular for the School of Geography. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The University fully respects your right to privacy and actively seeks to preserve the privacy rights of those who share information with the University. Any personal information which you volunteer to the University will be treated in accordance with Irish and European Data Protection legislation.
WHAT IS THE RESEARCH ABOUT?
Celebrating and spotlighting the repair of objects – REPAIR ACTS, Ireland gathers stories of how we fix everyday things. It will do this by looking at how we repaired things in the past, how we do it now and how we will repair things in the future.
Focusing on the past we will be speaking to people about their memories of how we used to fix things locally. We will also be looking through various archives, so as to gather as much materials as possible about how people in Westmeath used to repair anything from tractors to clothes, buildings to baskets.
To collect stories from the present, we aim to collect 1,000 stories of how people from across the county fix their everyday objects. Yes, we are interested in hearing about how you fixed your mobile phone, the garden wall or mended that special jumper or bag.
To capture your repairs we have created this website where you can upload an image of an object you have mended – either by yourself, another or professionally. You will be able to tag the image with details about the repair, which will help us build a picture of contemporary repair in Westmeath and beyond.
Our stories will also lead conversations about the role repair can play in society and climate change..
WHY AM I DOING THIS RESEARCH
Addressing the often overlooked place of repair within waste cycles within Ireland, the project will generate a new and exciting set of complementary artistic works, research, community tools and data that contributes to environmental behaviours and repair policy and practice locally, nationally and internationally.
WHY HAVE I BEEN INVITED TO TAKE PART?
You were selected as a participant because you are opted in to this study through our media campaign or through the Westmeath PPN or Heritage Officer and/or you are invited to participate as you are considered as someone who has an avid interest in this topic.
HOW WILL YOUR DATA BE USED?
Your images and tagged data will be uploaded to our website (www.repairacts.ie) and form part of our 1000 stories of repair. Your image and tagged data will be used to form a picture of repair cultures within the county. The submissions will also be used by our project artist to create a video and exhibition at the end of the project and the data analysis may also be used in academic journal publications and presentations by the project team, and project media and publicity only.
WHY AND HOW WE COLLECT AND PROCESS THE INFORMATION AND HOW LONG DO WE KEEP IT?
With respect to the lawfulness of processing (art. 6) of the personal data, we collect your personal data for the purpose of our Repair Acts Ireland research on the bases of informed consent also covering the processing of special category data (art. 9) and on the bases of public interest. We will collect information on how and why you repair items. and other data detailing your repair for 5 years. There is also an option to provide what is called special category data (ethnicity; age; gender) and specific explicit consent is required for this at the end of the submission process. If you register your email address to receive a newsletter we will keep your email address for one year.
WHO HAS ACCESS TO THE INFORMATION AND WHO DO WE SHARE IT WITH?
Internal access: The personal data collected from you will be accessed by University College Dublin.
External access: The University will share your data with third parties (i.e. the project lead artist and the repair repository web developer) where necessary for purposes of the processing data around repair activity in the county. The University will share your tagged information with the project artist and the project web.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF YOU DECIDE TO TAKE PART IN THIS RESEARCH STUDY?
Participation is voluntary. If you choose to be a part of this project, you will upload an object you have repaired, wish to repair or failed to repair. You will be asked to tag your image with
Information (all optional): location; who repaired it; what was broken and needed mending; how long did the repair take; how much did the repair cost; how was the object repaired; why did you repair the object; why do you think it is important to repair things. Your image plus tagged story will appear on the website within 24 hours.
HOW WILL YOUR PRIVACY BE PROTECTED
Encryption protocols are used to secure communications on the world wide web. Any data gathered is stored on encrypted CD, data keys, laptops and folders on a secured server. File names will include dates and an assigned number for you only. These will be shared with the other researchers on the project. The data will be retained securely by the project Principal Investigator and for 5 years. Any hard copies of transcripts or notes will be destroyed immediately after termination of the project, using confidential shredding as approved by the University.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TAKING PART ON THIS STUDY?
While there are no direct benefits, this study hopes to inform repair policy and practice in Westmeath county and in Ireland. The research outputs will be shared online in the form of the repair repository, and relevant stakeholders to enhance repair policy and practice. You will not be offered any monetary or other rewards for participation. You may find value in viewing other submissions made by individuals and gaining an understanding of repairs carried out by others.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF TAKING PART IN THIS RESEARCH STUDY?
There is minimal risk in taking part in this study and any risks around cyber security and protection of personal data is acknowledged and mitigated through our ethical and data protection protocols.
CAN YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND AT ANY STAGE AND WITHDRAW FROM THE STUDY?
You may withdraw your online contribution up until December 2022. Please understand that if your contribution has already been used to inform our research and publications then we cannot withdraw this information retrospectively. However, we can delete your contribution from the website up until December 2022 and exclude from future research. The researcher retains the right to withdraw you from this research if circumstances arise which warrant doing so.
HOW WILL YOU FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS WITH THIS PROJECT?
The project website will be the main source of update for this project. If you wish to be kept informed and be involved in future workshops, please email us at email@example.com.
If you have concerns about your rights as participant/student/employee, you can contact the UCD DPO by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not satisfied with UCD’s response or believe we are not processing your personal data in accordance with the law, you can complain to the Irish Data Protection Commission. For more detail see: https ://www.dataprotection .ie/
For further details about the project please contact the Principal Investigator Dr. Alma Clavin (email@example.com) at the School Of Geography.
Thank you. Your contribution is appreciated.