Who we are

This is a questionnaire created by Dr David Schroeder and Dr Elisa Cavatorta, two academics at Birkbeck College and King's College London, respectively. This questionnaire is based on a measurement of uncertainty attitudes we designed and validated as part of academic research. We wanted to make it available to the public. Participation is voluntary. You can end your participation at any time.

What information are we collecting and why?

Upon your request and expression of consent, we collect answers to the questionnaire you provide. From the collection of these data no individual can be personally identified. The data are anonymous, with the exception of the email address, if you choose to share it with us. These data will be used for academic research in behavioural economics and for improving the measurement of your uncertainty type provided by the current app. We will publish the findings in scientific papers. These papers will contain only anonymous, aggregated data (e.g. percentages and averages) presented as tables and figures. They will not contain any data on individual responses.

Cookies policy

We use cookies to allow the site to work properly. These essential cookies do things like remember your progress through the form. We do not store any information about yourself (e.g. your browser type) automatically.

What is the legal basis for holding these data?

The lawful basis for processing this information is Article 6(1.e) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

Your data is not used for any other purposes. Only fully anonymised data will be shared for the only purpose of replications of the analysis, as and when it is required by scientific journals. You have the right to request a cancellation of your email address from our data by emailing at info@ambiguity-preferences.org.

How do we store the data?

The study uses the cloud services provided by Heroku to store and process the data. To send emails to you, the study uses the services provided by SendGrid. These companies declare to be compliant with GDPR. Other than your email address, no other data are shared with these companies. Your email address is stored encrypted in the Heroku cloud database and cannot be read by anyone outside the research team.

The study uses the app Otree which is hosted on the servers provided by Heroku, a cloud platform based in the San Francisco (USA) and owned by Salesforce which declares a commitment to comply with GDPR.

Our Data Protection Officer is Adam Lillis and you can contact him at the Data Protection Group, Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HX; or email: dpo@bbk.ac.uk