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RN SSI Privacy Policy

First Effective: 15/08/2013

This Version: Effective 25/05/2018

The Privacy Policy describes how Research Now Limited and Survey Sampling International LLC and their parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies (collectively “RN SSI”, “We”, “us, or “our”) processes Personal Data in the context of online panel communities, surveys, reward programs, websites and mobile applications (collectively the “Service”). In particular, it describes the types of Personal Data we collect in connection with the Service, the purposes for which we collect that Personal Data, the other parties with whom we may share it, and the measures we take to protect the security of the data. It also tells you about your rights and choices with respect to your Personal Data, and how you can contact us to update your contact information or ask questions about our privacy practices.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the processing of your Personal Data in the context of surveys administered by third parties. In these situations, RN SSI is not the sponsor of the survey and the survey instrument, and the survey results or survey data are and will be controlled by the sponsor of the survey. Please refer to the relevant sponsor’s privacy policy to learn more about that sponsor’s privacy practices.

 

1. Personal Data That May Be Collected About You

We collect Personal Data in various ways described below. For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, “Personal Data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual. Where applicable, we indicate whether and why you must provide us with your Personal Data, as well as the consequences of failing to do so. If you do not provide Personal Data when requested, you may not be able to benefit from the Service if that information is necessary to provide you with the Service or if we are legally required to collect it.

 

2. How We May Use Your Personal Data

We may use the Personal Data we obtain from or about you for a variety of purposes, including:

If you are located in the European Economic Area, we may collect and use your Personal Data when:

 

3. How We Share Your Personal Data

We may disclose the Personal Data we collect about you as described below or otherwise disclosed to you at the time the data is collected, including with:

We may allow a client to collect Personal Data directly from you. You are free to provide them with your Personal Data. In these situations, we enter into a written agreement with our clients to, among other things, limit their use of the Personal Data.

 

4. Your Rights and Choices

Subject to applicable law, you may have the right to:

Those rights may be limited in some circumstances by local law requirements.

You can stop all collection of Personal Data and other information by us by uninstalling the Services or terminating your participation in all panels. You may use the standard uninstall processes available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network or you may cancel your panelist account on the panel site. Please note that if you delete the mobile application, but maintain a profile with one of our websites, we may still collect Personal Data and other data from you through our websites. Uninstalling the mobile application will not delete all information collected by us prior to uninstalling the Services. To delete all information collected by us please contact us as set forth below.

If you would like to exercise your rights described above or terminate your account, please contact us as specified in the “How to Contact Us” section below.

 

5. Data Security and Data Retention

We maintain appropriate technical, administrative, and physical safeguards to protect Personal Data and other information disclosed or collected by us against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use. We review, monitor, and evaluate our privacy practices and protection systems on a regular basis. Despite the safeguards we implement, transmissions over the Internet or a mobile network are not totally secure, and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of online transmissions. We are not responsible for any errors by individuals in submitting Personal Data to us.

We also take measures to delete your Personal Data or keep it in a form that does not permit identifying you when this information is no longer necessary for the purposes for which we process it, unless we are required by law to keep this information for a longer period. When determining the retention period, we take into account various criteria, such as the type of products and services requested by or provided to you, the nature and length of our relationship with you, possible re-enrolment with our products or services, the impact on the services we provide to you if we delete some information from or about you, mandatory retention periods provided by law and the statute of limitations.

 

6. Data Transfers

Your Personal Data may be transferred to recipients in countries other than the country where you are located, including to the United States where Research Now’s parent company and Survey Sampling International is headquartered. These countries may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information. When we transfer your Personal Data to other countries, we will protect that information as described in this Privacy Policy or as disclosed to you at the time of the collection.

If you are located in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, we comply with applicable legal requirements providing adequate safeguards for the transfer of Personal Data to third countries.

 

7. Do Not Track

Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a preference in your browser that you can set to notify websites that you visit that you do not want the websites to collect certain information about you. RN SSI does not respond to DNT signals. If you object to RN SSI’s practice with regards to DNT signals, you may opt-out from participation or use of RN SSI’s services as described below.

In connection with RN SSI’s online ad effectiveness program, RN SSI permits RN SSI’s subcontractors, partners and/or clients to drop, set, and/or write third party technologies for the purpose of facilitating audience measurement and ad recall survey activities. RN SSI is not responsible for any third party’s compliance with or response to DNT signals.

 

8. No Children

The Service is not designed for, or intended for use by, any individual under the age of 16 We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 16, and if we became aware that we have inadvertently collected Personal Data from a child under the age of 16, we will undertake reasonable commercial efforts to delete such Personal Data.

 

9. Updates to This Privacy Policy

This Global Privacy Notice may be updated periodically to reflect changes in our Personal Data practices. We will post a prominent notice on relevant websites to notify you of any significant changes to our Global Privacy Notice and indicate at the top of the Notice when it was most recently updated. If we update our Global Privacy Notice, in certain circumstances, we may seek your consent.

 

10. How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices or this Privacy Policy or if you would like to opt out of certain uses of your Personal Data, exercise your rights in relation to the Personal Data we hold about you or make a complaint about our privacy practice, please feel free to contact Research Now Limited or Survey Sampling International LLC as described below.