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Opinion Bureau is firmly committed to protect your privacy and avoid the dissemination of your personally identifiable information. You can directly contact us via e-mail in case of any concerns related to our privacy practices at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.
Opinion Bureau is an online market research survey data collection website dedicated to provide high quality data to market research firms and other data collection companies. To protect your privacy and confidentiality is Opinion Bureau's top priority. The data that Opinion Bureau collects is used only for market research purpose and Opinion Bureau always reviews or publishes it as aggregate information (about group). Individual information is never disclosed without your prior consent as it is irrelevant to the research conducted by Opinion Bureau or Opinion Bureau's clients. Registering as a member of Opinion Bureau doesn't constitute the consent. Also this information is not disclosed to any other individual directly from Opinion Bureau.
Personally Identifiable Information
At the time of registration Opinion Bureau asks you to provide your basic personally identifiable informationand once you are registered, Opinion Bureau further asks you to update more personal and consumer information which helps us to find suitable surveys for you.
Opinion Bureau asks the below information:
E-Mail Address: So that Opinion Bureau can contact you for the surveys, reward information, newsletters, company updates and notifications.
Date of Birth: So that Opinion Bureau can update your age automatically and invite you to participate in a suitable survey.
Gender, Education Level, Household Income, Employment Status, Ethnic Background, Race, Zip Code/Postcode/Pin Code, Phone No/ Social Profile URL (LinkedIn/Facebook), Company name, ID proof, profile picture: : So that Opinion Bureau can invite you to participate in a suitable survey.
Physical Address: So that Opinion Bureau can contact you to process the payment of reward earned by you.
Other Personal and Consumer Information: So that Opinion Bureau can invite you to participate in a research survey with the qualifying criteria that best matches to your profile information.
If you are not a member of Opinion Bureau and Opinion Bureau collects the personal identification information (like e-mail ID, Date of Birth, Gender, Household Income, Education Level, Employment status, State/Province Zip Code/Postcode/Pin Code and IP Address), the only reason is to route you to the right surveys matching to the information. Opinion Bureau asks for your email ID so that we can inform you when you qualify a survey and/or win the sweepstakes. If you have opted for the follow-up surveys, we might contact you if we need additional feedback for the particular survey. Apart from this there is no other reason to collect your personally identifiable information.
Blogs (Knowledge Center)
Our Web site offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them.
To request removal of your personally identifiable informationfrom our blog or community forum, contact us at email@example.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personally identifiable information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
Technologies such as: cookies or similar technologies are used by Opinion Bureau and our partners [e.g. marketing partners], affiliates, or analytics or service providers. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.
As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We use this information,to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
IP addresses are tied to personally identifiable information to identify your geo location in order to provide you suitable survey for you and prohibit the respondent from countries/places where we haven't started surveys yet.
Use of Personally Identifiable Information
The personal identifiable information collected by Opinion Bureau is only used for the market research studies and not for any other purposes. Opinion Bureau doesn't sell or share personal identifiable information of its panel members or the individuals who are not registered with us to any individual or its clients without your prior consent. If personal indefinable information is required in any of the research surveys, there will be a DND Agreement (Do Not Disclose Agreement) signed between Opinion Bureau and the client to avoid the further usage and dissemination of the data. Also Opinion Bureau asks you for your consent to participate in such surveys before sending you to the client's end. Participating in such surveys is completely at your discretion.
We may provide your personally identifiable informationto companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as shipping your order or offering customer service. These companies are authorized to use your personally identifiable informationonly as necessary to provide these services to us.
In certain situations, Opinion Bureau may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities. We may also disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process and when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.
If Opinion Bureau is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personally identifiable information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personally identifiable information.
Children under age of 14 years are not eligible to join Opinion Bureau.
Data Validation Policy
Frequently or from time to time Opinion Bureau conducts the data validation of its panel members and non-panel members with the help of third party(s) involvement, to ensure the quality of survey data, honesty and integrity of responses and uniqueness of members. Opinion Bureau reserves the rights to terminate the membership of any panelist(s) and restrict the user(s) to participate in future surveys from Opinion Bureau, if any discrepancy is found in the process of data validation. Opinion Bureau signs the DND Agreement with third party before sharing the personally identifiable informationof users for the purpose of data validation.
Upon request Opinion Bureau will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information. Opinion Bureau members can update or delete their personally identifiable information anytime they want by logging in into their account or by sending an email to help desk. We will respond to your request within five working days. As soon as you update your personally identifiable information, you will be invited to the research surveys that match your newly updated information.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
E-mail Opt-In Policy
As soon as you register with Opinion Bureau, you authorize us to send you the account activation link and once you activate your account by clicking on the link sent in the account activation e-mail, you authorize us to send survey invitations, newsletters, reward information, notifications and company updates to the e-mail address you provided to the company at the time of registration.
Opt-Out or Unsubscribe Policy
If you choose to terminate your membership or de-activate your account from Opinion Bureau, you can do this by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or simply clicking on the button "unsubscribe" in Opinion Bureau account. The termination will take effect within four business days after the receipt of your notice. As soon as your account is de-activated, you will not be receiving any e-mail from Opinion Bureau in future and your record will be archived in our database. Once you unsubscribe from Opinion Bureau, the balance reward amount will get automatically lapsed.
Opinion Bureau ensures that all the collected information from its members and users are secured on the server with best available technology. personally identifiable informationof the members and users is restricted and accessible to only few key members of Opinion Bureau. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personally identifiable informationsubmitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Links to 3rd Party Sites
You can log in to our site using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personally identifiable informationwith us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this Web site to your profile page to share with others within your network.
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