Anonymity is guaranteed
During the development of the study and the website, a lot of attention was paid to the confidential nature; the processed personal data are as anonymous as possible.
In concrete terms, this means that we do not store personal data of people who send or receive messages. We do not keep names, phone numbers nor e-mail addresses.
We register 'age', 'gender' and 'gender of the sexual partners' of people diagnosed with STI. No names are saved anywhere in the study.
We do not store any information in our database from partners who receive a message. Data that partners can identify (telephone numbers, e-mail addresses) are not tracked. Imported e-mail addresses are immediately deleted by sending the message. Phone numbers are immediately encrypted by the provider and thus become unreadable.
There will be no link between people who send a message, and partners who receive a message.
You can alert your sex partner(s) through the Partneralert website completely anonymously. The sender of each notification is a general study e-mail address (email@example.com) or randomly generated telephone number.
The website itself is secured by means of the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) and awarded with a valid security certificate. This certificate confirms the identity of and encrypts the communication between the PartnerAlert web server and the computer, tablet or smartphone you are working with.