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Privacy Statement

Degrees of Advantage? A longer-term investigation of the careers of UK graduates (Futuretrack Stage 5) Online Survey Privacy Statement

This survey is being carried out by Qualtrics on behalf of the Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick. Both organisations take your concerns about privacy seriously and we make every reasonable effort to respect it.

For more information, please see the Participant Information Leaflet for this study.

Computerised Research and your privacy

We are committed to protecting your personal information and respecting your privacy. Personal information is defined as any details that will enable you to be identified, such as ID numbers, telephone numbers, address, email address, etc.

When designing and executing our research, it is our policy to take all necessary steps to ensure that personal information you provide is processed fairly and lawfully.

Only authorised staff have access to personal information and they are obliged to respect its confidentiality. We do not sell, rent or exchange any personal information supplied by you to any third party. Nor do we use any of the information you provide for direct marketing or other non-research activities.

It is our policy to monitor our internal procedures regularly to ensure compliance with the relevant statutory requirements in all that we do, including the GDPR 2018, the Data Protection Act 2018, and the University’s codes of practice including a code of ethics which can be found here.

What we do with the information that we gather from survey responses

In obtaining your cooperation to participate in the survey, we undertake not to mislead you in any way about the nature of the research we are conducting, the way in which the data is collected and the use that will be made of the survey results.

All of the information that you provide will be treated as confidential and will only be used for research purposes. Your comments will not be identified as belonging to you, instead they will be combined with those gathered from other survey participants, and will be analysed as part of a group.

We ask you for personal information that enables you to be identified - e.g. your name, e-mail address or telephone number only to be able to contact you for follow-up research. Your name and contact details will be stored separately from your response data to further ensure confidentiality. At the end of the project, anonymised data will be deposited in the UK Data Archive secure storage, but no textual data or personal information will be supplied to UKDA.

Your participation is voluntary. You are entitled to ask that part, or all, of the record of your involvement in the survey be deleted or destroyed.

Web cookies and encryption

A cookie automatically generated by the web server may be used on this site. This cookie contains no personal or identifying information and is destroyed once your browsing session is complete. The cookie is an integral part of the security of some surveys and as such is required. The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) provides independent guidance for Internet users and online operators on the use of cookies at:

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this survey, please email

Alternatively you can write to: Dr Daria Luchinskaya, Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

If you feel that we are in breach of this privacy statement you may contact us by any of the above methods.