Last updated: 30th September, 2016

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 Toluna-Group.com and QuickSuveys.com

If you would like to review the privacy policy related to members of Toluna.com, panellists or individuals that take Toluna surveys, please go to our Panel Privacy policy at www.Toluna.com

Toluna recognises the privacy concerns of visitors to its sites on the Internet. Specifically, Toluna recognises the importance of protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information collected about the visitors to the Toluna websites. Toluna Group Limited and any of its worldwide subsidiaries and affiliates (“we” “our” and “us”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy (together with our terms of use and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.  Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal information and how we will treat it. By visiting www.Toluna-Group.com and www.QuickSurveys.com (“our “sites”) you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

Information you give us. You may give us information about you by filling in forms on our sites or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register to use our sites, subscribe to any of our services search for a product, place an order on any of our sites and when you report a problem with any of our sites. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number and billing address. If you create a survey using Toluna QuickSurveys and choose to use advanced survey features, we will collect your billing information for payment of those premium services. Your billing information will only be shared with our service providers so that we can process your payment.

Information we collect about you. With regard to each of your visits to any of our sites we may automatically collect the following information:

  • technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
  • information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), products you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages,] page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our customer service number.

   
Information we receive from other sources. We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or the other services we provide .  

Cookies: Our websites uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our websites. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our websites and also allows us to improve our sites. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Cookie policy.

Other Tracking Technologies

Technologies such as cookies, web beacons/web bugs, scripts and tags are used by Toluna and its clients, partners, affiliates, or analytics and service providers. These technologies are used in analysing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and the Internet, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

Advertising

We partner with a third party to either display advertising on our website or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests.  If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you may opt-out by clicking here (or if located in the European Union click here). Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads. You will continue to receive generic ads. 

Uses made of the information: We use information held about you in the following ways:

Information you give to us. We will use this information:

  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;
  • to provide you with information about other goods and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about;
  • to provide you with information about goods or services we feel may interest you. If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail or SMS) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale or negotiations of a sale to you. If you are a new customer, we will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this;
  • to notify you about changes to our service;
  • to ensure that content from our sites is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

   
Information we collect about you. We will use this information:

  • to administer our sites and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  • to improve our sites to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
  • as part of our efforts to keep our sites safe and secure;
  • to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
  • to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our sites about goods or services that may interest you or them.

Disclosure of your information: We may share your personal information with any of our worldwide subsidiaries and affiliates and with carefully selected third parties including:

  • Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you.
  • Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimization of our sites.

Though we make every effort to preserve your privacy, we may need to your personal information to third parties:

  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal information to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
  • If Toluna or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal information held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal information in order to in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We may also disclose your personal information as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or other legal process, when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, to protect your safety or the safety of others, to investigate fraud or breaches of our site terms, to respond to a government request, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Toluna, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

 

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework: Toluna, (including its USA based company Toluna USA Inc., and each member of the Toluna Group of companies) recognises that the EU has established strict protections regarding the handling of EU Personal Data, including requirements to provide adequate protection for EU Personal Data transferred outside of the EU.  To provide adequate protection for certain EU Personal Data about individuals (including about you and our corporate clients, suppliers, business partners, job applicants and employees received in the USA, Toluna has elected to self-certify to the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework administered by the US Department of Commerce ("Privacy Shield"). Toluna is responsible for the processing of personal information it receives, under the Privacy Shield and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. Toluna adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of Notice, Choice, Accountability for Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation, Access, and Recourse, Enforcement, and Liability.

For purposes of enforcing compliance with the Privacy Shield, Toluna is subject to the investigatory and enforcement authority of the US Federal Trade Commission.  For more information about the Privacy Shield, see the US Department of Commerce's Privacy Shield website located at: https://www.privacyshield.gov. To review Toluna’s representation on the Privacy Shield list, see the US Department of Commerce's Privacy Shield self-certification list located at: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list.

Binding Arbitration: You may have the option to select binding arbitration for the resolution of your complaint under certain circumstances, provided you have taken the following steps: (1) raised your compliant directly with Toluna and provided us the opportunity to resolve the issue; (2) made use of the independent dispute resolution mechanism identified under the Questions or Complaints paragraph; and (3) raised the issue through the relevant data protection authority and allowed the US Department of Commerce an opportunity to resolve the complaint at no cost to you. For more information on binding arbitration, see US Department of Commerce's Privacy Shield Framework: Annex I (Binding Arbitration).

U.S. - Swiss Safe Harbor Framework: Toluna complies with the U.S. – Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal data from Switzerland. Toluna has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Toluna’s certification, please visit https://safeharbor.export.gov/swisslist.aspx.

Questions or Complaints: You can direct any questions or complaints about the use or disclosure of your Personal information to our Privacy Contact.  We will investigate and attempt to resolve any complaints or disputes regarding the use or disclosure of your Personal information within 45 days of receiving your complaint.  f 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. Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website [https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=How-to-Submit-a-Complaint], you may invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.  

Notification of changes: If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement on the home page, or other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page prior to the change becoming effective. 

Social Media Widgets

Our Web site includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button (and Widgets, such as the Share this button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site). These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it. 

Notice and Access: Toluna will notify you when it is collecting personally identifiable information about you, as well as the use or uses Toluna intends to make of such information. Upon request, Toluna will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information. You may access, correct, or request deletion of your personal information by writing to us at the postal address found at the end of this Privacy Policy, or contacting us by email at privacy@toluna.com. We will respond to all requests within a reasonable timeframe.

Explanation of Policy: By using this sites, you agree to the Privacy Policy of Toluna. If you do not agree to this Policy, please do not use this sites. Toluna reviews its Privacy Policy periodically and reserves the right, at its discretion, to modify or remove portions of this Policy at any time. This page should be reviewed from time to time so that you are updated on any changes.

Privacy contact:

The Privacy Officer
Toluna SAS
1 bis rue Collange
92593 Levallois-Perret Cedex
France
Email:privacy@toluna.com

 

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