Effective: October 5th, 2011
Overall Privacy Commitment
The Information We Gather
Genpop online gathers personal information when an individual registers to become a member of our panel. After registration we ask panel members to provide us with more personal information so that we may invite them to appropriate surveys. To become a panel member, we ask that you fill out a registration survey that gathers some personal and general consumer information. We ask for your email address so that we can send you email invitations to participate in our upcoming surveys. The other information we gather, such as your name, age, address, gender, and employment status is for matching you with the appropriate market research projects. We ask you for this information as a means to see if you might qualify for particular projects. All email contact from Genpop online will be sent to your primary email address that you gave to us upon registration.
Use of This Information
Genpop online does not sell or transfer the personally identifiable information collected about the members of its panel or the individuals that take surveys for us. Information that is personally identifiable will only be transferred with your prior permission on a case-by-case basis. If you are a member of the Genpop online panel, your information is stored in our proprietary database so we may call upon it to determine which people match up with specific research studies. If we think your profile makes you a potential candidate for a study, we will email you an invitation to make you aware of this opportunity. From time to time Genpop online may use third-party software 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 you provide. We may use third parties 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.
The Genpop online panel and email invitations sometimes contain links to other sites. Please be aware that Genpop online is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
Site users may disable the installation of "cookies” or to delete cookies installed by Genpop online or its clients. To do so you should modify your browser settings click on the help section of your Internet browser and follow the instructions.
Users who reject cookies may have limited use of our site. For example, the user may not be able to participate in a Genpop online research session. Cookies are not linked to any personally identifiable information.
In order to use this website, users must first complete the registration form and provide some personal information including demographic information and contact information. Genpop online uses your demographic information (such as age, gender, etc.) to invite you to appropriate research surveys. We also use the demographic information you submit to interpret the results of our research. Genpop online uses your contact information (such as name and email address) to invite you to participate in Genpop online sessions and to track donations. Genpop online will not disclose your identity or any of your personally identifiable information without your authorization.
Member Services Area/Update, Correct, Delete Information
We provide you with a Members Area on our site; here you may correct or update your membership information or delete your membership. If you are a Panel member and delete your membership, all your profile information will be permanently removed from our database, but may be stored in our disaster recovery databases, and in such circumstances will not be used for commercial purposes. Please note that in some cases it may take two to three business days for your information to be completely removed from our records.
By becoming a Genpop Online panel member, you agree to receive emails inviting you to participate in surveys that we feel may match your experiences and background. From time to time, we will also email newsletters to you to make you aware of new features or contests running on our site. You may update your registration information at any time.
We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the edicts of the law or to comply with a legal process served on our website.
Genpop onlinewill not knowingly collect any information from any individual under the age of 13 without verifiable parental consent from his/her parents or legal guardian.