Privacy Policy

 

PRIVACY POLICY

Last Modified 8/24/2012


 

Bizpinion does not share, sell, rent or trade personally identifiable information with third parties for their promotional purposes and look forward to your active participation in our community.

 

Bizpinion invites its Site visitors to join a panel community of willing respondents to express opinions on various topics. We assist firms in making better decisions through the use of information. We understand the need to have a formal privacy policy and are committed to protecting the privacy of our clients, panelists and visitors. We have therefore developed the following Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy") which applies to the Bizpinion (www.bizpinion.com), EMpanel Online (www.empanelonline.com) and any current or future sites created or developed by EMpanel Online (collectively, the "Site"). This Privacy Policy is governed by our User Agreement.


Bizpinion.com is a service provided by EMpanel Online a leader in market research. We endeavor to conform to the Council of American Survey Research Organizations (CASRO) Code of Standards and Ethics for Survey Research, the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR)  Code of Professional Ethics and Practices and all relevant US regulations regarding privacy.


Bizpinion is active in supporting the following additional organizations created to uphold ethical survey research practices:


Marketing Research Association (MRA)
American Marketing Association (AMA)
Advertising Research Foundation (ARF)
European Society of Opinion and Marketing Research (ESOMAR) 


Information drives the research process. Bizpinion gathers your personal and professional information upon registering to become part of our Research Community including, but not limited to, your demographics and career information. After registering we may ask panel members to provide us with additional personal information in order to invite them to appropriate surveys. We require your email address in order that we can send you email invitations to participate in our upcoming surveys. The additional information we gather, such as your address, gender, birthday, and employment status, is used to match you with the appropriate market research projects. We only use your information in order to send you opportunities to participate in market research.


Bizpinion encourages panel members to supply demographic information including, but not limited to: gender, birth date, income level, position of employment, industry employed, decision making authority and responsibilities and medical conditions and keep that information current as it will be used to pre-qualify panel members for survey opportunities and for topics that would be of interest to them. Occasionally we ask panel members and survey participants for additional information related to their interests, hobbies and product usage. Such information facilitates our ability to send surveys corresponding with their area of interest and expertise.


Bizpinion believes you should be in control of your personal information. If at any time you wish to change the information you have provided to us, you may do so by logging in to your account and deleting or changing personal information within the "My Account" section of the Site. 


We may also be required to collect social security numbers or other tax IDs of panel members for tax purposes in connection with incentive fulfillment in accordance to applicable laws.


Personal Information collected on this Site will be stored and processed in the United States and by using this Site in any country other than the United States, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.


Occasionally we may use a trusted third-party for email list management and email distribution, or may use third party list management providers to match the members of our panel to members of other lists or panels, or to validate accuracy of personal information provided by the panelists. Third parties may be used to provide us with data they have collected about you, and append this data to your demographic profile. In such cases only a minimum amount of information is transferred to these third parties so as to enable them to perform specific functions on our behalf and to ensure your privacy.


Participation in Bizpinion and all survey invitations are always voluntary and a participant can always willingly not participate in a particular market research opportunity or terminate their membership. If a panel member desires to end his or her membership with Bizpinion, such panel member may terminate their membership by (a) following the instructions set forth in their membership account, (b) sending an email request to CancelAccount@bizpinion.com from the email address associated with their membership, or (c) selecting the opt-out link contained in each email invitation sent to members of our panel and following the applicable steps.  Regardless of the method used, opting out deactivates the member's account and terminates their membership (including all redemption reward points earned) with Site.


Bizpinion will then deactivate the applicable membership account and the individual will not receive any further survey invitations; the individual may continue to receive some previously prepared survey invitations for a few days following the termination of membership. Bizpinion will retain the personal information of a terminated member for an indefinite period of time. Even after termination of membership, Bizpinion will continue to protect such personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


Digital fingerprinting is a technique used to assign a unique identifier to a user's computer to identify and track the computer. Bizpinion may use digital fingerprinting to assist our clients in establishing and ensuring the integrity of survey results. To do this Bizpinion (a) might associate or link said unique identifier to you and any of your personal information; (b) may share your unique identifier with our clients and with other sample or panel providers; and (c) may receive or obtain a unique identifier linked to you from a related or unrelated third party. Any unique identifier received or obtained by Bizpinion and linked to a specific individual will be protected in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


Bizpinion will not interfere or disrupt the control or use of a computer or alter, modify, or functionally change the settings of a computer.


Our Site uses Cookies on the registration and survey forms for technical purposes only. Cookies are very common bits of electronic information stored on a user's computer to provide information needed by the user on a regular basis. Cookies are frequently used to save Site customizations and Site login information and will not affect the performance of your computer. We do not store or retain your cookie information in any way following the entry of these forms. Cookies are used only temporarily during the time you are actively completing a survey or filling out the registration forms. The only information we maintain in our database is the information you supplied when filling out the registration form. No personally identifiable information is transmitted via cookies we use. Bizpinion may collect the Internet Protocol Address (the "IP Address") that is publicly available on your computer. The IP Address is not collected for the purpose of tracking or monitoring online activity. Bizpinion collects, uses, maintains, secures, and discloses IP Addresses in accordance with Applicable Laws and Codes.


In the event that another company acquires some or all of the assets related to the Site, or if we experience some other change of control event such as insolvency, merger, bankruptcy or receivership, we reserve the right to include any or all Personal Information among the assets transferred to the acquiring company. Bizpinion will commit the surviving entity in the case of a merger, or the acquiring entity in the case of an acquisition or sale, to agree in writing to protect and maintain the security and integrity of the transferred Personal Information in accordance with any applicable laws. Any entity receiving such information in connection with any of these transactions must comply with all the terms of this Policy, unless advanced notice has been provided to panel members.


Bizpinion may provide you with the ability to voluntarily link or connect to Websites maintained and/or operated by third parties. Bizpinion does not endorse, and is not responsible for,: (i) the Third Party Websites and the policies and practices in connection with the Third Party Websites; or (ii) the products, services, surveys, and/or opportunities advertised, offered, and/or sold by, through or in connection with the Third Party Websites. Bizpinion does not make any representations or warranties regarding the Third Party Websites and/or the Third Party Content. Please carefully review all policies, and the terms and conditions, applicable to the Third Party Websites and Third Party Content.


By agreeing to participate in Bizpinion, you signify your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. Bizpinion hereby reserves the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do, we will inform you of these changes through your "My Dashboard" page and we will revise the "last modified" date at the top of this Privacy Policy to alert you to the fact that this Privacy Policy has changed. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy. Your continued participation in Bizpinion after Bizpinion revises this Privacy Policy constitutes your acceptance of this Privacy Policy, as amended.


We make every effort to preserve user privacy; however, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law. Such instances include, but are not limited to, judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Site.


If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, you can contact us by e-mail, direct mail or telephone:


E-mail:

Contact@bizpinion.com

Mail:

Attn: Privacy Concern
Bizpinion
6017 Catamaran Court
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
USA

Phone:

  +1 (678) 390-5177