PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
During your participation in this Market Research, the Agency will collect information about you, which will include your personal information in order to contact you and compensate you for your participation – for example, your contact details (such as name, address, email address, and phone number), and where you work. Conifer Research will not use your information for any other purpose than market research. The Agency may also utilize audio and video recordings (including, but not limited to, video recordings of your face).
We collect First and Last name, current address, phone number(s) and e-mail address, Demographic information including: age, income and marital status. When you visit our Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”
We collect Device Information using the following technologies:
– “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
– “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
– “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.
HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Personal Information collected will be used only for purposes of this Market Research. The results of this Market Research will be reported to the Sponsor in de-identified form only and will not identify you individually, unless you have consented to additional disclosure or are participating in research where Sponsor representatives are actively viewing and/or listening to the research. The Sponsor may elect to share the de-identified results of this Market Research publicly.
We use the information we collect from you for: Documents used for recruiting and scheduling participants, and our accounting system (for the purpose of issuing and tracking participant compensation). Additionally, we use this Information to:Communicate with you;
Screen for potential risk or fraud; etc.
We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).
SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Weshare your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site–you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
It is your obligation as a participant in this Market Research to obtain all required third party permissions and to be aware of any limitations imposed on your participation by third parties. This includes private or government employers or other entities with which you are affiliated. Neither the Sponsor, nor the Agency, will obtain such permissions on your behalf. It is your sole responsibility to understand any potential conflicts of interest created by your participation and to satisfy any necessary reporting obligations in connection with your participation.
Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
DO NOT TRACK
Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.
If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.
Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.
This data collection is subject to applicable laws governing the protection of Personal Information and your information will be treated confidentially. Conifer Research is under the jurisdiction of the Federal Trade Commission. Your Personal Information may be transferred and processed outside the country in which it is collected. Regardless of the country where your Personal Information is collected or processed, Agency maintains appropriate administrative, technical and physical safeguards to maintain data security and protect your Personal Information. In cases of onward transfer to third parties of data of EU individuals received pursuant to the EU-USPrivacy Shield, Conifer Research remains liable.
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Conifer Research commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. EU and Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield Policy should first contact Conifer Research at: [email protected]
If you do not receive timely acknowledgement of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, you can also submit your complaint to Privacy Trust, an independent third party. Visit https://www.privacytrust.com/drs/coniferresearchto file a complaint. If you are unhappy with how Conifer Research or Privacy Trust deals with your complaint, or the outcome, you may invoke binding arbitration or refer your complaint to the Privacy Shield Panel, a binding arbitration mechanism.
You may withdraw from this Market Research at any time. You will have the right to withhold information during this Market Research. Your rights to access, correct, update, delete, restrict, and object to the processing of any Personal Information may be exercised by contacting:
Conifer Research at [email protected]or 67 E Madison Street, Suite 1900, Chicago IL 60603 USA. You may also use this contact information to withdraw your consent to the use of your Personal Information for any purpose.
When you agree to participate with Conifer Research, we will maintain your Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.Your Personal Information will be retained for a period of 1 year after the completion of this Market Research, unless applicable law requires retention for a longer period of time.
For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at [email protected] or by mail using the details provided below:
5 S Wabash Avenue Suite 1900, Chicago , IL, 60603, United States
This policy went into effect on December 17, 2018