Privacy notice 2

A description of the processing of personal data for scientific research purposes (privacy notice; Articles 13, 14 and 30 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679)

1. Personal data processed in the study “Students’ goals for the development of multilingual and intercultural communication competence and the role of different languages

This study explores students’ own descriptions of their goals for the development of multilingual and intercultural communication competence. It aims to elucidate what goals students consider to be particularly important and how different languages are discursively represented in the descriptions. The data collected are students‘ written reports on their goals for their internationalization. In order to ascertain that all students are part of the target cohort (students of early childhood education who participated in internationalization workshops and have made an internationalization plan in early 2022), participants’ names will also be collected.

For purposes of ascertaining students’ belonging to the target cohort, participants’ majors and year of study are collected. All personal data will be treated confidentially and kept only until the end of the study.

For research purposes, personal data will be collected in the form of written goal descriptions. The original research data will be stored until the results of the study have been published.

This privacy notice has been published on the website of the research project. Research participants have been given an easy-to-approach version of the privacy notice, which includes a link to the website with the full version.

2. Legal grounds for the processing of personal data for research/archiving purposes

In this study, the processing of personal data is necessary for scientific research purposes and it is correctly proportional in relation to the goal in accordance with public interest (section 4.1(3) of the Finnish data protection act).

It is possible that due to the open-ended nature of data collection, some of the so-called special categories of personal data may end up being collected. This kind of data is processed on the grounds of scientific research purposes for the public interest (section 6 of the personal data act). The collection of special categories of personal data is not the purpose nor the aim of this study.

Transferring personal data outside the EU/EEA

During this study, your personal data will not be transferred outside the EU/EEA.

Protection of personal data

The processing of personal data is based on a research plan, and a responsible person has been appointed for the study. Your personal data will only be used and disclosed for purposes of conducting scientific research, and it is otherwise ensured that no data about you is disclosed to unauthorised parties.

Prevention of identifiability

When processing the data, all direct identification data will be pseudonymized as a protective measure. All data that includes direct identifiers, such as interview recordings, will be stored on university servers that are secured by usernames and passwords. Only researchers directly involved with the study have access to the data.

When reporting the research findings, the data that is used will be anonymized with the purpose that no research participant can be directly identified from the research reports.

All the research data will be removed from the university servers by 2026, including both pseudonyms and original data collected. 

According to the Finnish National Board on Research Integrity, no advance ethical assessment is necessary for the study. A separate data protection impact assessment (DPIA) has not been conducted because the scientist in charge has checked that DPIA is not mandatory for this research.

The researchers have completed data protection and information security training.


University of Jyväskylä, Seminaarinkatu 15, P.O. Box 35, 40014 University of Jyväskylä. Tel.: +358 (0)14 260 1211, business ID: 0245894-7. Data protection officer of the University of Jyväskylä:, tel.: +358 (0)40 805 3297.

Person in charge of the study

Hanna Brauer (University teacher, MA)


The persons who process personal data in this research project are in a contractual relationship with the university of Jyväskylä.

Participant rights related to personal data provided in the study

You have the right to access your personal data, to have inaccurate personal data rectified, to restrict the processing of your personal data, and to object to the processing of your personal data. In connection with scientific research, restriction of said rights is possible in accordance with GDPR and the national legislation if following these articles would prevent the scientific research purposes from being fulfilled.

If you have any questions about the rights of data subjects, please contact the university’s data protection officer. All requests related to the execution of rights must be sent to the registry office of the University of Jyväskylä. Registry office and archive, P.O. Box 35 (C), 40014 University of Jyväskylä, tel.: +358 (0)40 805 3472, email: Visiting address: Seminaarinkatu 15, Building C (Main Building, 1st floor), Room C 140. Any data breaches or suspicions of data breaches must be reported to the University of Jyväskylä.

You have the right to file a complaint with the supervisory authority of your permanent place of residence or employment if you consider that the processing of personal data is in breach of the GDPR. In Finland, the supervisory authority is the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman.

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