Introduction/Privacy Notice

Answering the survey

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey, it is much appreciated. This survey is part of my PhD research and will explore the impact of, and the recovery from, COVID-19 on cultural and creative industries (CCIs) in Liverpool's cultural and creative quarters (CCQs).

To start the survey please answer the following question. This will take you to the questions relevant to yourself.

Are you a business owner or an employee? Required

What information are we collecting?

This survey will collect anonymous data only. Contact details for the researcher will be provided at the end of the survey if you wish to participate as an interviewee or have any questions about the research. By contacting the researcher your details will not be linked to this survey.

Who can access your data?

To communicate our research to the public and the academic community your anonymized data is likely to form part of a research publication or conference presentation or public talk. Where researchers wish to use any information that would identify you, specific consent will be sought.

The privacy of your personal data is paramount and will not be disclosed unless there is a justified purpose for doing so. Your data may be shared with:

  • Immediate project team who are authorized to work on the project and access the information.  This may include staff at Liverpool John Moores University or collaborators at other organizations authorized to work on the project.
  • Where a student is undertaking the research, the data will be shared with their supervisors
  • Third parties who carry out a task on our behalf (e.g. transcription services, data collection, data analysis).
  • Our research may be audited and access to the data may be required.  The University puts in place safeguards to ensure that audits are conducted in a secure and confidential manner.
  • In the case of complaints about a research project, authorized university personnel may require access to the data as part of our Research Misconduct Procedure.

How will your data be protected?

LJMU and the researcher take Data Protection very seriously. The information collected will be stored safely and securely and processed in accordance with GDPR.

How long will your data be kept?

Your information will not be kept for longer than is necessary to complete the aims of the research and will be kept in an anonymized format. 

Your Rights

One of the aims of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is to empower individuals and give them control over their personal data. The GDPR gives you the following rights:

  • The right to be informed
  • The right of access
  • The right to rectification
  • The right to erase
  • The right to restrict processing
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to object
  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the research you are participating in, please use the following contact details: