As this is a research study, we would like to collect three types of data in our research.
Firstly, we will record data automatically from your use of the Smart Donations application. This includes:
- A user identification number (user id) that we give you
- The times and durations you used the app
- Details about the contracts you set up
- Information when and how you used the app
We only record data and information in your use of the app and will not record any other data
or information about how you use your phone or any other apps on your phone, such as your calls, contacts, location, internet use etc.,
Secondly, we will gather research data from the questionnaires you fill in before and after the pilot. Questionnaires will focus on your familiarity with technology, your charitable giving and your use and experiences of the app. Questionnaires will ask you to put in the userID we give you for the app. This is to enable us to collate data about your use of the app with your opinions before and after the pilot, but meanwhile helps to anonymise your questionnaires.
Thirdly, we will gather research data from phone interviews with some participants. It is not mandatory to take part in the phone interviews, and we will only contact participants that explicitly gave consent for participating in those. We will audio record the phone interviews and type up the recording to prepare them for our analyses. We may quote or use examples from these interviews, but you will never be personally identifiable.
As transaction records on the Blockchain cannot be deleted or amended, we ensure your privacy we are using pseudo-annonymised User Ids linked to randomly assigned blockchain addresses. Records stored on the Blockchain are only linked to your blockchain address and will never be associated with your personal identity.
Once interviews have been conducted, the data that links your UserID to your contact details will be destroyed and data from the pilot itself will be stored in an aggregate form only. Only questionnaires and interview transcripts will be stored securely as raw data after the pilot. These will only ever be visible to the OxChain research team.