YOUR PRIVACY

Introduction

This is the Face Facts Research website. This privacy policy concerns the existing and future websites, portals, online applications linked to the www.facefactsresearch.com domain. This currently includes the website, the blog as well as all our application demos & hosted instances.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. Please note Face Facts does NOT use cookies to collect information via our website.

Our Commitment To Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we made it available on all our website pages.

The Information We Collect

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Face Facts website. On some pages, you can make requests and contact us. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:

  • Name
  • Email address

The Way We Use Information

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

We never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Our Commitment To Data Security

To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

ISO:27001 Certified

We are ISO:27001 certified.  The ISMS (Information Security Management System) demonstrates good security practices.  It ensures adequate and proportionate security controls that protect information in line with rigid regulatory requirements.

We are subject to regular reviews and internal audits that establish the controls are working as intended.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time.  Any changes to this privacy notice will be posted to this Privacy Policy page. 

Data Protection Act (DPA) and MRS (Market Research Society) 

We are registered with the Data Protection Act for the purpose of processing personal data.   We are also members of the MRS Society (Market Research Society) and adhere to the MRS Code of Conduct.  

GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation

The GDPR comes into force on 25 May 2018.  

The six principles are, that any data must be:

  1. Processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner 
  2. Collected for the specified explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed.  
  3. Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which it is processed
  4. Accurate and where necessary, kept up to date; every reasonable step must be taken to ensure that inaccurate personal data is erased or rectified without delay
  5. Kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary.  
  6. Processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data

As a consumer/member of the public you have individual rights (with any company) to access any data they may hold about you, you have the right for data to be rectified, erased or restricted. You also have the right to be ‘forgotten’.

We do not pass any personal data back to the client.  They will only see the answers to the questions on the study you have agreed to take part in.

Retention Policy

We have a retention policy that we abide by as part of our ISO 27001 certification. 


Respondents/Members of the Public

Face Facts Consultants carries out market research with the general public.      

Market Research gives consumers like yourself the opportunity to give your opinions and feedback about services, products or concepts covering many different topics.  The insights that are generated are vital in the manufacturing, service or marketing process and can shape the way you see a product designed, advertised or the customer service you receive. It’s our job as Market Researchers to be curious about people’s opinions and ask questions. 

The purpose is always for genuine market research - we are not trying to sell anything to respondents.  The answers you give us are completely confidential, used for market research purposes only and we never store or pass on your information to third parties. We will always be fully transparent in what we are asking you to do and how the information will be used.    

We are registered with the Data Protection Act 1998 and also work within the MRS (Market Research Society) Code of Conduct.  We are also ISO 27001 certified which highlights that we take handling of any data very seriously. 

 

Why have we contacted you?

We will contact you either in person (i.e. face to face on street, store exit, central location) or by email/phone from contact lists supplied by our client.  With most market research projects, we aim to speak to a sample from the general population, thus you may have been approached as you are representative of the population, because of this you may be asked details on your age, income, marital status, address etc. Again all the information gathered will be kept completely confidential, this is so we can guarantee we have recruited a representative section of the “population”, as well as being able to analyse the research findings by certain ‘groups’.

If you are contacted face to face. All our interviewers wear an ID badge with their name, photograph and the company they represent. They all work within the MRS Code of Conduct.     

If you are contacted via email you will have actively opted into take part in market research with the client we are conducting the research for, however if contacted you will still have the option to withdraw from that particular study. You may also be contacted/recruited via telephone which would also mean your details have been supplied by our client. Sometimes we don’t disclose the name of the client straightaway – this is so your knowledge of this doesn’t bias your opinion in any way. However, you have the right to ask where we received your details from. 

We will only ask your permission to re-contact you to conduct a quality control check on the interviewer that approached you initially, this will only be for that study. We do not store your details for future contact unless specifically requested in a minority of instances and with your express permission.

 

What happens if you don’t want to take part? 

With any research project you as the individual have the right to refuse to take part.  The project (background, subject and what you would be asked to take part in) would be carefully explained and you have the right to refuse or opt-in (give consent), should you wish to take part. If you chose to take part you also have the right to withdraw at any time, should you change your mind. 

Should you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please email us at: hello@facefactsresearch.com  


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