Hi there! I am Denis Utochkin, a PhD candidate based in Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). I am conducting a consumer research study which involves collecting and analysing a lot of online user-generated content. Below you will find information on what the project is about, what kind of data are being collected, how they are being handled, and how you can ensure we use the content you posted online only in ways you are comfortable with (or not at all).

What is it about?

How are you handling my data?

Data are stored securely at the university's servers. Only the project responsible has full access to the data. Data will be deleted upon project completion (current estimate — August 2022).

Please note that the vast majority of the data will only ever be used for aggregated automated analysis whose output will make identifying individuals impossible. No information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (direct quotes from postings, images etc.) will be published without first acquiring explicit consent from the data subject.

Norwegian Centre for Research Data (NSD) has carried out a data protection impact assessment of this project and concluded that personal data are sufficiently safeguarded and procedures for the processing of personal data are in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation. NSD's conclusion is supported by the Data Protection officer at NHH.

What should I do to opt out?

If you want to check whether any data were collected on you and/or request that any such data are deleted, reach out to me and I will exclude any and all posts/comments/tweets etc. made by you from the dataset.

Contact info of the project responsible (Denis Utochkin, PhD Research Scholar at Norwegian School of Economics):

Contact info of the supervisor of the project responsible (Ingeborg Astrid Kleppe, Professor at Norwegian School of Economics):