Data Protection

GDPR and Data Protection

Research for Real does not maintain a communications database, mailing list or newsletter distribution list.

The company has undertaken a data audit in preparation for the new regulations coming into force.

If you wish to know what personal data we hold about you, please get in touch at any time.

We believe that there is a close relationship between the adoption of formal research procedures and exclusion from social research.  Cumbersome formal consent procedures formalise the research and mean that those who are already most vulnerable or excluded are least likely to engage in a formal process.

Forms often generate suspicion and fear of what might go wrong.    At the same time, we approve of efforts to protect individual privacy and promote greater transparency in research and business affairs.  Therefore, we seek to both comply with regulatory requirements and make our procedures as simple and appropriate as possible.

Our full data protection policy statement is available here

Research-for-Real-Data-Protection-Policy-Web-Statement-May-2018.pdf