Privacy Notice for Information and Sensitive Information Covered by the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulation

Last updated: May 24, 2018

The Office of Research Administration at Brandeis University is committed to safeguarding the privacy of personal data.

This privacy notice outlines the collection, use and disclosure of personal information provided to ORA by postdoctoral scholars and visiting scholars and/or to human-subjects research investigators (research investigators) by research subjects. When you submit information to ORA, or to research investigators, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of that information as described in this privacy notice.

University Use of Information

The Office of Research Administration may collect and process information and sensitive information from postdoctoral scholars and visiting scholars for the purpose of processing university appointments concerning those individuals. Research investigators may collect and process information and sensitive information from research subjects in the exercise of scientific research, under protocols approved by the Brandeis University Institutional Review Board.

For purposes of this privacy notice, information refers to any information concerning any identifiable individual (any "natural person") that is created by, or provided to, ORA concerning postdoctoral or visiting scholars, or to research investigators from research subjects.

For purposes of this privacy notice, sensitive information is defined as race, ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs, health data, sexual orientation and criminal convictions.

Third-Party Use of Sensitive Information

We may disclose your sensitive information and other information as follows:

Security

We will implement appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your information when you transmit it to us and when we store it on our information technology systems.

Retention and Destruction of Your Information

Your information will be retained by the Office of Research Administration or by research investigators in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. Your information will be destroyed upon your request unless applicable law requires destruction after the expiration of an applicable retention period. The manner of destruction shall be appropriate to preserve and ensure the confidentiality of your information given the level of sensitivity, value and criticality to ORA or the research.

Your Rights

You have the right to request access to, a copy of, rectification, restriction in the use of, or erasure of your information in accordance with all applicable laws. The erasure of your information shall be subject to the retention periods of applicable state and federal laws. If you have provided consent to the use of your information, you have the right to withdraw consent without affecting the lawfulness of the ORA's and/or research investigator's use of the information prior to receipt of your request.

Postdoctoral scholars and visiting scholars may exercise these rights by contacting the Office of Research Administration, Postdoctoral Services. Research subjects may exercise these rights by contacting Brandeis University's Institutional Review Board.

Information and/or sensitive information created in the European Union may be transferred out of the European Union to the university. If you feel the university has not complied with applicable foreign laws regulating such information, you have the right to file a complaint with the appropriate supervisory authority in the European Union.

Updates to This Notice

We may update or change this notice at any time. Your continued use of the Office of Research Administration's website and third party applications after any such change indicates your acceptance of these changes.