Electricity load data may seem innocuous, but it can contain a lot of personal information, such as when and for how long you were at home. In combination with the activity information even more personal insights are possible. We therefore treat these data as personal and sensitive.
It is important to us that you remain in charge of the data. If for any reason you become uncomfortable about us holding information from you, you are entitled to ask us to remove the data - no questions asked.
You owning the data also means that we will not share data without your consent.
By taking part in this study you consent to your data being used for research purposes. For any additional use, we will ask your consent first.
There are different levels of access we would grant:
All of the data we collect, is stored on a secure server within a relational SQL database. Your name and address are stored separately from your survey information and your electricity readings. The only thing that links these data is an ID number we generate for you.
Meter research has been approved by the Central University Research Ethics Committee (CUREC).