Sparrows aims at researching aspects of teleworking.
Participants of the project will register their diary for a duration of several weeks with the help of electronic tools. A diary contains information about the period and location of activities and movements.
Since teleworkers (participants) can choose their times of work themselves, UHasselt-IMOB will not report information about individual private movements during the default working times to the company or to third parties.
It is normal that someone who works at home makes short trips during working hours (eg to get the children from school).
It is also normal that the working period does not correspond to the official working hours in office.
Registration of these trips is important for the research to estimate effects on travel behavior. This is why they cannot be ignored when reporting.
To guarantee the privacy of the participants, individual time usage is not communicated to the company.
Aggregated information is made public (and so is also available for the company) only in case the aggregation guarantees the individual privacy.