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We follow the guidelines established by the Council of American Survey Research Organizations (CASRO) in its Code of Standards and Ethics for Survey Research.
How We Gather, Use, and Share Your Information
Your completed registration survey provides us with contact information (e.g., name and email address), respondent profiling information (e.g., products purchased and used), and other information related to you.
We maintain in our secure database the information you supplied when you filled out the registration survey. The demographic information is used to monitor the panel composition to insure that it is representative of the general population and is only accessed to determine which individuals are best suited for specific research studies.
We gather information about you as part of our survey and research process. We aggregate and analyze this information in reports for our clients. Your opinions, in the form of your survey responses, are essential in guiding the development and design of our products and services.
Although we share your survey responses in aggregated and identifiable forms with our clients, we do not share or disclose your personally identifiable information to other organizations without your explicit consent, except in the following circumstances:
As is the case with any information you provide to any business operating in the United States, information provided to Consumer Opinion Institute is subject to disclosure pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, or orders.
By participating in a survey, you acknowledge and consent to your personal information (such as the responses to the questionnaire and your name, email address if you have given them) being collected and used by us for market research purposes, market research analysis, internal administration, internal training and/or to fulfill our obligations to you.
We will only use your contact information with opportunities to participate in our surveys, validate information you have given, or to provide information about incentive payments.
Very occasionally, our surveys may ask you for personal information that enables you to be identified, such as your name or email address. When this information is requested, we will clearly state the reason we are asking for it, and ask you for your permission to use it for the purposes stated.
You have the right to see the personal information you have registered. If the information is inaccurate, incomplete or irrelevant, you have the right to request that the information be corrected or deleted. We will do all that is reasonable to comply with your request as quickly as we can.
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