Ethics & Informed Consent

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Ethics Statement for DatePsychology Research

Thank you for your interest in participating in our research at Before you begin, it is important for us to outline the ethical principles and data protection measures we have in place to ensure your privacy and security.

1. Informed Consent:

Before beginning the survey, we want to emphasize the importance of informed consent. By proceeding, you confirm that you have read and understood this ethics statement, and you are willingly participating in the survey.

2. Data Anonymity, Privacy & Minimization:

Your participation in this survey is entirely anonymous. We do not collect any personally identifying information such as names, emails, or IP addresses. We are committed to safeguarding your privacy and will ensure that your responses are treated with the utmost confidentiality.

The survey collects the minimal amount of information necessary to achieve its research objectives. This practice aligns with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation

data minimization principle, which encourages organizations to limit data collection to only what is necessary for the intended purpose

3. Data Storage:

The data collected through this survey is securely stored on Google Cloud services, specifically in Google Forms and Google Sheets. Google Cloud services provide a secure and trusted platform for data storage, and we take appropriate measures to ensure the protection of your responses.

4. Data Sharing:

We may share the data collected from this survey on the Open Science Framework (OSF) for the purpose of transparency and to contribute to the broader scientific community. However, all data shared on OSF is completely anonymized. This means that your responses cannot be used to identify you as a research participant.

5. Voluntary Participation:

Your participation in this research is entirely voluntary. You are under no obligation to complete the survey, and you may withdraw at any point during the survey without providing a reason. Your decision to participate or not will not have any consequences for you.

6. Opt-In Participation:

By continuing with this survey, you are providing your explicit consent to participate. If you do not wish to participate, please do not proceed further.

By participating in this survey, you are contributing to valuable research in the field of psychology, and your insights are greatly appreciated. If you have any concerns or questions regarding this survey’s ethics or data handling, please feel free to contact us.

Your trust and cooperation are essential to the success of this research. Thank you for your participation.