Global Reviews adheres to the ICC/ESOMAR International Code of Marketing and Social Research Practice and as individual members, are bound by the Code of Professional Behaviour from the Australian Market and Social Research Society (AMSRS). Global Reviews also complies with the National Privacy Principles and requirements of the ADMA Code of Conduct.
'Personal Information' refers to information or opinion relating to an individual which can be used to identify that individual. According to this definition, Global Reviews does not actively collect any 'Personal Information'. Where 'Personal Information' is required to be captured, for example for the purpose of scheduling focus groups, responses are not associated with 'Personal Information' and any 'Personal Information' shared with us is destroyed on completion of the study and will not be passed on to any third party.
Survey and Competition Users
Privacy is only an issue for those users who complete surveys. As part of the survey completion process, users are asked to enter certain information that is used to profile their survey responses. This enables Global Reviews to conduct analysis of the demographics of people who provide particular responses.
The survey respondent is not required to provide any information, including an e-mail address, unless they wish.
The demographic data collected relates to the age, income, geographic location but names, phone numbers and address details are typically not collected so it is (virtually) impossible for Global Reviews to identify individuals who provide the data.
Use and Publication of Data
Data that is presented to Global Reviews clients and partners is aggregated which means that the identity of individuals is merged with similar individuals. For example, 75% of male users said that they read the detail of privacy policies.
The only time when individual data will be presented is when quotes are taken from the free-form areas in the survey where users are asked to comment on their experiences. When this is done, Global Reviews will not provide the e-mail address of the person who entered the comment.
Storage and Updating of Data
Demographic material that is inputted as part of the survey is collected and stored in a secure database. Global Reviews employs measures to protect personal information held from being misused and accessed without authorisation, modified or disclosed.
No attempt is made to keep data up to date and Global Reviews is only concerned about the accuracy of data at the time it is entered.
Non-Distribution of Email Addresses to Third Parties
Global Reviews will not sell, lend or give the email addresses of users in its database to any third party. Global Reviews will not provide email addresses to related parties or partners.
Use of Third Party Research Panels and Contact Lists
Global Reviews procures services from third party providers to make direct contact with individuals or provide contact lists to Global Reviews, for the purpose of inviting participation in a research study.
Global Reviews only employs services from providers who adhere to the ICC/ESOMAR International Code of Marketing and Social Research Practice, the National Privacy Principles and the ADMA Code of Conduct.
Future contact, by email, will only be made to those users who opt-in to future information such as newsletters or alerts. Contact will also be made with users who win prizes. On occasion, contact may be made if the comments left by the users indicate a wish to communicate with Global Reviews. Users wishing to unsubscribe to the Global Reviews lists should send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject line: "Unsubscribe from any future communication".
Global Reviews does not in any way warranty as to the privacy policies and practices of any of the sites linked to it. Global Reviews advises its users to carefully read the policies of any sites on which they enter personal information.