This research project guarantees respondent confidentiality,
discretion and anonymity.
All data will be used in a form that will make it
impossible to determine the identity of the individual
responses. That is, the survey responses will not be
integrated, analyzed, or reported in any way in which the
confidentiality of the survey responses is not absolutely
Unless the respondent waives confidentiality for specified
uses, such as expressing interest in the findings of the
study or willingness for a personal interview, I will hold
all information privileged and confidential that might
identify a respondent with his or her responses. I will also
not disclose or use the names of respondents for any other
All survey responses will be transferred to a secure and
restricted area. Access to raw data will be tightly
restricted to only those individuals directly involved in
data analysis. I will retain the sole ownership of all raw
The survey report will be made available to those persons,
who expressed their interest in the findings during the
study. For this purpose the respondent waived
Results will only be presented in an aggregated form.
Respondent identities will not be revealed in any
publication or presentation of the results of this survey.
There are no foreseeable risks by participating in this
study. Participation in the survey is voluntary. Respondents
do not have to pay to participate nor will they be paid.
Distribution and/or reproduction of any record or
information outside the intended use is strictly foreclosed.