Consent Form for Skill Lab: Science Detective
The following is the consent form for Skill Lab: Science Detective. The terms of this document work as an amendment to the “Consent form for ScienceAtHome user accounts” (https://www.scienceathome.org/legal/consent-form/).
1. Project title
In connection to the research project Skill Lab: Science Detective will we need your consent to process your personal data in accordance with the data protection regulation.
2. Project description
Skill Lab: Science Detective is a game designed to provide you with a fun gaming experience while gathering data on how you solve problems and how you use some of your neuropsychological and cognitive skills when playing video games. This information allows us to create models of how people solve problems, how they use neuropsychological and cognitive skills while gaming, and understand the variation of these skills across different people.
To validate our models we make use of validated psychological tasks. As a player of Skill Lab: Science Detective, you might be taking, at a certain point, one of these tasks. We will correlate the data from the tasks with our game models.
When using Skill Lab: Science Detective we collect data related to your performance within the games and tasks (e.g., the time it takes you to solve a problem, how efficient you are at solving it, how much do you repeat certain actions, etc.). Different games and tasks produce different data, in either an implicit or an explicit way. We only record data generated from your actions within the application. Data you provide and produce while playing, are linked to the data you provide in the other games and services that are part of the ScienceAtHome platform through your ScienceAtHome user account, which contains information about your email, name, gender, date of birth, nationality, city, and country of residence, educational level, field of employment/study, and user-generated data. In case we need to share your personal data with a third party or process your data for other research purposes, we will contact you regarding a new consent form.
In addition, we might present you with additional questions regarding how you solve problems. Some of the answers to these questions can be personal data in the form of data concerning mental health and political affiliation. Answering these questions are optional.
3. Dataresponsible, porjectgroup, and projectleader
Aarhus University, CVR nr. 31119103, is Dataresponsible for the processing of your personal data. ScienceAtHome is responsible for the project. ScienceAtHome is lead by Jacob Sherson and can be contacted on Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C, firstname.lastname@example.org
ScienceAtHome is an interdisciplinary team of scientists, game developers, designers, and visual artists employed at Aarhus University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Denmark. We create fun scientific games, with the aim of revolutionizing scientific research and teaching by game-play.
4. Categories of personal data that will be processed about you
We process regular personal data in the form of email, name, gender, date of birth, nationality, city and country of residence, educational level, field of employment/study, ip-address, and user-generated data.
5. Time of storage
Your personally identifiable information are stored for two years from your last activity on our services. If our system discovers that your account has been inactive for more than two years, you will be contacted and given a notice before your account is deleted, and the data are anonymized.
In case you have any questions about how we use your data, you can contact us to inquire more about it or to request the anonymization of your entries in the database. Please do so by emailing: email@example.com.
However, if you require your data to be anonymized, all your game profiles and progress in games will be lost; and your user account will be revoked.
7. Withdraw consent
Participation is voluntary and you can at any time withdraw you consent to processing of personal information. You can do this by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org form the same email as you have registered the account. If you withdraw your consent, then it will only be in effect from this time, and it will not affect the legality of the processing up until that time.
1. I confirm that I have read and understood the information presented to me in this document. I have had the opportunity to consider the information, ask questions and have had these answered satisfactorily.
2. I understand that my participation is voluntary and that I am free to withdraw my consent at any time without giving any reason.
By accepting this consent form, I confirm that I have read and agree to the terms and conditions and that ScienceAtHome may process my personal data for the purposes of:
- Developing and validating models for neuropsychological and cognitive skills and interconnect with the self-reported questions. *