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CivicPanel – Privacy

CivicPanel enforces a very strict privacy and confidentiality policy. The information and answers you provide are used only for public-purpose or academic research. Results are published only in aggregate or summary form.

In addition, we collect only the minimum identifying information necessary -- so we don’t ask for street addresses or phone numbers. Moreover, the little identifying information we maintain is completely removed from all databases compiled for final research purposes. We will never call you. And we will never, ever sell or release your information to someone else.

You can remove yourself from CivicPanel at any time you wish after joining. Your participation in CivicPanel is always entirely voluntary.

The CivicPanel project has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of Rutgers University (IRB#E10-181).

If you have any question about the study or study procedures, you may contact the project's principal investigator:

Gregg Van Ryzin, PhD
School of Public Affairs and Administration
Rutgers University–Newark
111 Washington Street 
Newark, NJ 07102

If you have any questions about your rights as a research subject, you may contact the IRB (a committee that reviews research studies in order to protect research participants) by contacting the IRB Administrator at:

Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey 
Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects Office of Research and Sponsored Programs 
3 Rutgers Plaza 
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559 
732-932-0150, ext. 2104