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Privacy Notice - Survey

Privacy policy related to the 2021 Survey of International Organizations

In accordance with Regulation (EU) No 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 (“GDPR”) and the national legislation implementing it, the Fundació Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) informs you about the processing of your personal data related to the 2021 Survey of International Organizations.

Purpose of the survey

This survey is part of the project “Global Governance and the European Union: Future Trends and Scenarios” (GLOBE), which is funded by a European Union Horizon 2020 grant (no. 822654). GLOBE addresses the strategic priorities identified in the EU Global Strategy - such as trade, development, security, climate change, migration and global finance- aiming to forecast global governance developments in these fields.

The online survey “International Organizations and the Future of Global Governance” will provide relevant inputs for the GLOBE project. The survey questions are inspired by some theoretical concerns, evaluating how international organizations could cope with global governance challenges in the future. It is absolutely confidential and the results will be anonymized and treated at the aggregate level. The survey will be used to develop an anonymized dataset. This dataset will be the source of different academic open-access publications, which will be open to the public and also to the survey participants.

Who is responsible for the research project?

The project is coordinated by the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internationals (IBEI), a graduate school and research institute focused on international studies. Besides that, in GLOBE participate: the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies (GGS); the Global Governance Institute/University College London (UCL); Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB); Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics, ESADEgeo; Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales in Buenos Aires (Argentina); Universitas Bina Nusantara (Indonesia) and Fundación Privada Instituto de Salud Global Barcelona (IS Global).

Why are you being asked to participate?

You were identified because of your experience in one of the sectors studied within GLOBE: trade, development, security, climate change, migration or global finance.

What does participation involve for you?

If you choose to take part in the project, you will be granted access to a questionnaire that will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Your answers will be recorded electronically.

Participation is voluntary

Participation in the survey is voluntary. If you chose to participate, you can withdraw your consent at any time without giving a reason. There will be no negative consequences for you if you choose not to participate or later decide to withdraw.

For what purposes are your data processed?

  • To allow your participation in the survey.
  • To send you the survey questions by email.
  • To enable the survey's management 

On what lawful basis does IBEI process your data?

  • With respect to your selection as a potential participant in the survey: on the basis of the legitimate interest of IBEI regarding the execution of a scientific research project.
  • With respect to your participation in the survey: on the basis of consent.
  • With respect to the email survey questions sending: on the basis of consent.
  • With respect to enabling the survey's management: on the basis of the legitimate interest

Your personal privacy – how we will store and use your personal data

Your data will be processed by IBEI. The private survey company Netquest will have the role of sub-data processer, as they facilitate the survey software on behalf of the GLOBE project. Your personal data will be controlled by IBEI.

You will not be identifiable in any publications, as only fully anonymized and aggregated data will be used publicly. Your personal data will be anonymised for analysis within the project. This means that we will replace your name and contact details with a code. The list of names, contact details, and respective codes will be stored at at IBEI (data processor), while the codes and pseudo-anonymized responses will be stored at Netquest (sub-data processor). All these will be kept only for the duration of the survey (May-October 2021) and deleted after that. The fully anonymized information will be stored separately from the rest of the collected data and will only be accessible to those working on the project at IBEI: Jacint Jordana, GLOBE project coordinator and the survey leader and Adam Holesch, GLOBE project manager and survey assistant.

Which third parties will we share your data with?

  • The data will not be shared with any third parties.

International data transfer

  • The data will not be transferred internationally.

For what period of time are we going to store or process your data?

Your personal data will be deleted directly after finishing the survey in September 2021. The fully anonymized, non-identifiable data will be stored for future research at IBEI.

What kind of data do we process?

  • Identity and contact data: first name and surname, email address, organisation you work in.

Where did we get your data from?

We collected your contact information from a publicly available source, such as your organization’s website, professional social networks such as Linkedin, or by contacting your organization directly.

To the extent that IBEI processes any personal data related to you, you are entitled to the following rights:

Access: The data subject shall have the right to know whether the controller is processing his or her data and, if so, the right to obtain detailed information on certain aspects of the data-processing operations.

Rectification: The data subject shall have the right to correct any inaccurate personal data and to complete any that are incomplete.

Erasure: The data subject shall have the right to demand the erasure of his or her personal data within the limits set out by the law.

Restriction of processing: The data subject shall have the right to request that his or her personal data stop being processed.

Opposition to the processing: In some circumstances, and for private reasons, the data subject may oppose to the processing of their data. IBEI will stop processing the data, unless legitimate compelling grounds are given as well as in complaints procedures.

Right to data portability: That is to say, the data subject has the right to receive their personal data provided by a controller for processing in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format to transfer it to another controller.

You can exercise these rights by sending the corresponding request to IBEI/GLOBE Project c/ Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27, 08005 Barcelona or by e-mail to the project manager: aholesch@ibei.org.  

What happens if you do not provide the data required?

All the data required are necessary for the provision of the services contracted. If we are not given some of the data required, it may not be possible to participate in the survey. 

The right to present a complaint before the monitoring authority

If you consider it appropriate, you can make a complaint to the Autoritat Catalana de Protecció de Dades (Catalan Data Protection Authority) c/ Rosselló, 214, Esc. A, 1r 1a, 08008 Barcelona.



If you have any questions or comments related to the survey, you can always reach the team at info@globe-project.eu