PRIVACY POLICY

HOW WE PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards in an effort to protect against unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration or destruction of any personal information you may provide to this website/mobile application.

HOW WE COLLECT AND USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND WHY WE COLLECT IT

We collect certain information when you visit our website/mobile application. This information tells us such things as how many people visit our site/mobile application and which pages they have visited. This information assists us with maintaining and designing a user-friendly website/mobile application.

We collect this information through “browser cookies” (as described below). To assist visitors with technical problems, we also may collect local web configuration information, including browser type, operating system, and various other browser settings.

In addition, our web servers automatically collect limited information about your computer/phone when you visit our website/mobile application. This information may include the type of browser software you use, the operating system you’re running, the IP address assigned to your computer or Internet connection, and the IP address of the website/mobile application, if any, that referred you to our website/mobile application. Our technical staff may also use this information to assist customers with technical problems.

If you decide to sign up with us for the purpose of participating in our research studies, we will collect information about you that will enable us to determine whether you qualify for one or more research studies, and that will enable us to invite you to participate in those specific studies. You may be contacted via email or by telephone.

BROWSER COOKIES

We use browser cookies to enhance your online experience. Browser cookies are bits of text that are placed on your computer/phone’s hard drive when you visit certain website/mobile applications. We utilize browser cookies to tell us, for example, whether you have visited our website/mobile application before or if you’re a new visitor. Browser cookies may enhance your online experience by saving your preferences while you are visiting a particular site. We also sometimes contract with third party companies who specialize in search engine optimization (SEO) and measurement services. Third parties may use browser cookies to collect or receive information from our website/mobile application and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target participation opportunities. Please note that disabling browser cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of all of our website/mobile application features.

CONFIDENTIALITY / EXCEPTIONS

We do not knowingly reveal any personal information that is provided by our visitors or research study participants to any third parties except as provided in this Privacy Policy, when requested to do so by a governmental agency having jurisdiction, by a court of competent jurisdiction or other operation of law, or when we believe that disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity. We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to direct the transferee to use the personal information you have provided through this website/mobile application in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

QUESTIONNAIRES AND SURVEYS

Upon entering our website/mobile application, you may be asked to complete an online survey or questionnaire. These surveys and questionnaires will seek your opinions, attitudes, interests and even your activities online. Any personal information gathered through your participation in questionnaires or surveys will not be kept unless you agree to provide us with that information.

If you sign up to participate in our research studies, your personal information will only be used to determine your eligibility for a particular study, so that we can send you e-mails containing links to surveys or questionnaires to be completed online. There are times when we will contact you by telephone to determine your eligibility for a study without sending you an email invitation containing a screener link. Your name or contact information is never shared with the entity that requested we conduct the research. Personal information gathered through your participation in online surveys or questionnaires is not kept unless you agree to provide that information to us by filling out the Personal Profile section of our website/mobile application. Profile information is used only to determine your eligibility for research studies and is kept strictly confidential.

CHILDREN USING THE INTERNET

This website/mobile application is not intended for children under the age of 14. For that reason, we strongly encourage parents to supervise their children when visiting our website/mobile application. We do not collect personal information from children under the age of 14 unless we have parental consent. If you believe we have collected personal information from children under the age of 14, please notify us immediately so that we may take steps to eliminate such information. Participation in any research study for a child under the age of 18 will require parental consent.

PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES

We reserve the right to alter or amend this Privacy Policy at any time and without prior notice to you in order to reflect changes in our online information practices. In an effort to ensure that you receive notice of any changes to the Privacy Policy, we may include a notice on our website/mobile application. Alternatively, we may send a notice to the e-mail address you provide to us. If you have not provided us with an e-mail address, we will not be able to provide you with such notice. We also recommend that you check back with this web page periodically so that you may be kept informed regarding any changes to the Privacy Policy. You should also visit our Terms of Use in addition to this Privacy Policy.

THIRD PARTY LINKS

Our website/mobile application may contain links to third party website/mobile applications that are not subject to this Privacy Policy. If you visit these website/mobile applications, we encourage you to read their privacy policies before providing them with any personal information.

STATE LAW

You may have privacy rights under applicable state law in addition to those outlined in this privacy policy.