Your responses will be collected via a GDPR-compliant platform, SurveyGizmo and will be entirely anonymous. BHR will take all reasonable measures to ensure that they remain confidential. The data collected will be used to produce the British Hindu Report. Results of this research will be published and discussed in an anonymous way (e.g. “X% of respondents said the following”). If you provide answers to open-response questions/write-in questions, these may be quoted in the reporting, but will be cleaned of any identifying information, and attributed anonymously (e.g. Man, over-50s).
Your data will be stored in a password-protected file. Your IP address will be collected only for the purposes of removing duplicate responses, and will be separated from the final data set used for analysis. We have included a “Prefer not to say” or “Don’t Know” option where applicable should you prefer not to answer a particular question. Research data will be stored for a minimum of three years after publication or public release, to enable future examination of the research findings.
At the end of the survey we give the option to enter your email address to be contacted for future research. This is entirely optional, and your email address will be separated from your responses to other questions so that your responses are not possible to link to your contact information.
BHR also collects personal data for anyone who wishes to become a volunteer or participate in a focus group. All this information is collated in a GDPR-compliant manner via MailChimp.