Introduction

Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us here at The Survey Lab, and so we have taken every precaution to keep your personal information secure.

The privacy policy given below details how your information is collected and treated when you access and use our website. Therefore, before you begin using The Survey Lab, please take some time to go through this policy carefully.

Website Visitors

Web browser and servers usually make available information regarding their users, which is not personally-identifying. This information includes the type of browser used, the language preference, the referring website, and the time and date of each user’s visit. The Survey Lab, like most website operators, collects this information to understand the way visitor’s use of the website in a better manner, and may occasionally release it collectively, such as in the form of a usage trend report.

Some potentially personally-identifying information may also be collected by The Survey Lab, for example, the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of the users. This information is not used by Project Survey1 to identify the visitors, and is not disclosed, except under the same conditions or circumstances that personally-identifying information is used or disclosed, which are given in the following sections.

Gathering of Personally Identifying Information

There are users who use and/or interact with The Survey Lab in such a way that personally-identifying information must be gathered, the type and amount of which is contingent on the interaction’s nature. For instance, users signing up to The Survey Lab are asked to provide an email address and a password. However, this information is only collected when it is deemed appropriate and necessary for fulfilling the user’s purpose of visiting The Survey Lab. This personally-identifying information is not revealed or disclosed by The Survey Lab other than as it has been described below. Furthermore, visitors to the website have the option to refuse to provide personally-identifying information with the condition that they be prevented from participating in certain activities of the website.

Aggregated Statistics

Statistics related to the behavior of the visitors of The Survey Lab may be collected, which may be displayed either publicly or provided to others. For instance, The Survey Lab might keep a check on collections which are the most popular on its website. However, any personally-identifying information will not be disclosed by The Survey Lab other than it has been described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Information that is either potentially personally-identifying or personally-identifying is only revealed by The Survey Lab to certain people. These include employees, contractors and associated organizations which (i) require this information so that they may process it on the behalf of The Survey Lab or to deliver services on the websites of The Survey Lab, and (ii) have agreed that they will not disclose or reveal any of the information to others. It is possible that the location of these employees, contractors and associated organizations might be other than your home country; therefore, by using the website of The Survey Lab, you are providing consent as to the transfer of this information to them. Furthermore, in cases where The Survey Lab chooses to buy or sell assets, this information is likely to be part of the business assets being transferred. User information will also be one of the assets which is acquired by a third party in case of The Survey Lab, or some of its assets, being acquired or in case The Survey Lab declares bankruptcy or goes out of business. By using the website of The Survey Lab, you acceptthat such a transfer could occur, and that The Survey Lab’s acquirer may continue using your personal and/or non-personal information only as it has been described in this policy. The Survey Lab will neither rent nor sell any potentially personally-identifying or personally-identifying information to anyone other than described here.

In addition to the employers, contractors and associated organizations, The Survey Lab discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally identifying information only when it is required by the law, or when disclosing the information would protect the property and rights of The Survey Lab, third parties, and the general public. The Survey Lab may send its registered users the occasional email with updates regarding The Survey Lab and its products, to inform them of new features, and to ask for them for their feedback. The Survey Lab reserves the right to publish your request (sent either via email or Facebook) if it feels it is necessary to do so to respond to and clarify it, or to help out other users. To protect potentially personally-identifying and personally identifying information from any harm, alteration, unauthorized access or use, and destruction, The Survey Lab takes all reasonable and necessary steps.

Be aware that if you provide any information in public “forums”, “chat rooms”, “message boards” or similar sections of The Survey Lab, you forfeit all privacy rights to that information and it becomes public information. This might also increase the likelihood of you receiving unwelcome communications.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of information stored on the user’s computer by a website and is provided to the website, by the browser, each time the user returns. This information, or the cookie, is used by The Survey Lab to identify and track its users, their website access preferences, and their use of the website. Users who do not want cookies placed on their computer can set their browsers to not accept cookies prior to using the The Survey Lab’s websites. However, doing so might make some functions of the website unavailable to such users.

Ads

Advertising partners may deliver ads to the users which appear on The Survey Lab; these advertising partners may set their own cookies. Your computer can be recognized each time you visit the website by the ad servers, which send you online advertisements and compile information about you, due to these cookies. All this compiled information allows the ad servers to deliver targeted ads to the users, among other things, which they believe to be of the most interest to them. This particular privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by anyone but The Survey Lab.

Link to Third Party Sites

This particular privacy policy is only applicable to the information collected by The Survey Lab. This privacy policy is not applicable to the practices of any third parties, which includes companies that The Survey Lab neither owns nor controls, as well as employees that The Survey Lab does not handle or manage itself. There may be links to third party websites on The Survey Lab’s website. Information collected by third-party websites, or which you provide to them yourself, may be subject to their privacy policies, if there are any. Therefore, the users of The Survey Lab are encouraged to read any third-party websites’ privacy policies that you visit. The third party alone is responsible for adhering to their privacy policies and the restrictions therein regarding the disclosure of your personally-identifying information. The Survey Lab and its affiliates will not be liable for a third party’s disclosure or wrong use of your personally-identifying information.

Security

All information regarding the users described above is stored on restricted database servers, which includes non-personally-identifying, potentially personally-identifying, and personally-identifying information.

Choice/Opt-out

The Survey Lab may occasionally send you an email with information related to new products or services. If you did not specifically ask for such information, you can request for no such further emails via an email address we will provide in the email.

Address Book Data

If the user of The Survey Lab voluntarily gives access to any external address book data (email addresses, contact numbers, etc.), the data will not be stored or repurposed and will only be used for the stated purpose.

Privacy Policy Changes

The Survey Lab, under its sole discretion, may change its privacy policy occasionally; however, most of the changes are likely to be minor. Therefore, the users of The Survey Lab are encouraged to keep checking this page regularly for any and all changes to the privacy policy. If there has been a change in the privacy policy, and you continue to use The Survey Lab, it will mean that you accept the change.

Contact Us

Please contact us regarding any questions or concerns you may have about the privacy policy or the website in general.