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Privacy Policy Regarding Research

Duke researchers and affiliates may collect, use and share your personal information as part of a research study in which you have agreed to participate as a research subject or researcher, or in which your existing personal data are used. Often, when personal data are collected for research purposes, you will be provided a consent and/or authorization form that explains the types of data collected and the purposes for which such data are processed and shared.  In such a case, the description of the collection and use of your personal information provided in the consent and/or authorization form will replace the information provided here. 

Examples of data that may be collected for research purposes are listed below.  These data categories are provided as examples only; not every research study will collect each of these categories of data.  If you have questions about the processing of your data in connection with a research study, you should contact the Duke personnel who are conducting the research or the contact persons named in any informed consent form you signed when you joined the study.  

Category of Personal Data

Purposes of Processing

Legal Bases for Processing

 Contact Information

including your name, home address, email address and phone number

To enroll you in a particular research study as a research subject or to administer the study if you are a researcher

To process transactions requested by you and meet our contractual obligations

Legitimate interests

Your consent, if applicable

 Tax Information

including tax identification number

To report earnings from research participation as a research subject or researcher to the tax authorities

To process transactions requested by you and meet our contractual obligations

Legal compliance

Legitimate interests

Your consent, if applicable

 Family Information

including family members, ages, occupations, and health

To conduct research and improve understanding in fields of academic research

To process transactions requested by you and meet our contractual obligations

Legitimate interests

To protect your vital interests

Your consent, if applicable

For archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes

 Employment History

including prior employers, titles, wages, work experience, trade union membership, and disciplinary record

To conduct research and improve understanding in fields of academic research

To process transactions requested by you and meet our contractual obligations

Legitimate interests

Your consent, if applicable

For archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes

 Education History

including prior schools, transcripts, awards, honors and disciplinary records

To conduct research and improve understanding in fields of academic research

To process transactions requested by you and meet our contractual obligations

Legitimate interests

Your consent, if applicable

 Criminal Records

including self-reported records and publicly available records

To conduct research and improve understanding in fields of academic research

To process transactions requested by you and meet our contractual obligations

Legitimate interests

Your consent, if applicable

 Demographic Information

including race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, profession, occupation, income level, and marital status

To conduct research and improve understanding in fields of academic research

To process transactions requested by you and meet our contractual obligations

Legitimate interests

Your consent, if applicable

For archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes

 Health Records

including doctor’s records, surgical records, immunizations, and medications

To conduct research and improve understanding in fields of academic research

To process transactions requested by you and meet our contractual obligations

Legitimate interests

To protect your vital interests

Your consent, if applicable

For archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes

 Biometric Data

including facial measurements, finger prints, and eye movement

To conduct research and improve understanding in fields of academic research

To process transactions requested by you and meet our contractual obligations

Legitimate interests

To protect your vital interests

Your consent, if applicable

For archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes

 Genetic Data

Including genetic information obtained from your biological samples

To conduct research and improve understanding in fields of academic research

To process transactions requested by you and meet our contractual obligations

Legitimate interests

To protect your vital interests

Your consent, if applicable

For archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes

 Log Files

including IP addresses, browser type, internet service provider, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and/or clickstream data

To conduct research and improve understanding in fields of academic research

To process transactions requested by you and meet our contractual obligations

Legitimate interests

Your consent, if applicable

 

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