SigmaValidation receives limited personally identifiable respondent data from research companies for validation purposes only.
Market Research professionals participating in Sigma Validation's programs receive reports that show a respondent's survey participation history based on the telephone number, address or email address provided by that respondent. This history is only provided for a respondent's telephone number, address or email address that matches with a telephone number, address or email address that was previously submitted for validation.
Sigma Validation maintains the respondent information for a maximum of ten years. After this time period, the respondent data is purged from the system.
OUR PRIVACY COMMITMENTS
Sigma Validation respects the privacy of every research respondent. This Privacy Statement outlines the information that Sigma Validation will collect and how we will use that information.
INFORMATION COLLECTED AND HOW WE USE IT
WHAT WE COLLECT:
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION:
DATA SHARING AND TRANSFER
A) HOW WE MAY SHARE INFORMATION:
Sigma Validation collects and shares Demographic Information with its research clients in an anonymous form. Our research clients will never receive Personal Information of research respondents, nor will they be able to identify research respondents, without your express permission.
Sigma Validation is an expanding business, and like other companies, we sometimes acquire or divest business units. As part of such transfers, we may convey the business assets of the particular business unit, including Personal Information or Demographic Information of research respondents.
B) DATA TRANSFERS:
Sigma Validation adheres to United States/European Union Safe Harbor principles. If you feel that Safe Harbor privacy principles may have been violated by Sigma Validation, you may contact Sigma Validation at Privacy@SigmaValidation.com.
Sigma Validation believes that it's especially important to protect children's privacy online and encourages parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to participate and monitor their Internet activity.
Sigma Validation complies with all applicable national and international children's privacy regulations.
We comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. We do not collect any Personal Information from children under 13 years of age. As part of the validation process for our clients, we may collect the names of individuals who participated in a market research study, which may include the names of children who are under 13 years of age if they so participated.
DATA SECURITY AND RESPONSIBILITY
Sigma Validation is committed to keeping the data you provide secure and will take reasonable precautions to protect your Personal Information from loss, misuse or alteration. Vendors, contractors, or partners of Sigma Validation who have access to your Personal Information in connection with providing services for Sigma Validation are contractually required to keep the information confidential and are not permitted to use this information for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for Sigma Validation.
Sigma Validation also safeguards Personal Information and Demographic Information from unauthorized access. Only authorized Sigma Validation employees or agents carrying out permitted business functions are allowed to access these databases. In addition, each employee of Sigma Validation is required to sign a confidentiality agreement requiring him or her to keep confidential all Personal Information of research respondents. Employees who violate the confidentiality agreement are subject to disciplinary actions, including termination when appropriate.
ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION AND COMPLAINTS
A) Accessing, Correcting, Updating and Preventing Use of Your Personal Information or Demographic Information
If your Personal or Demographic Information has been submitted to Sigma Validation, you can:
Sigma Validation is committed to working with consumers to obtain a fair and rapid resolution of any complaints or disputes about privacy. Please send us your questions or comments regarding our privacy practices by emailing us at: Privacy@SigmaValidation.com or send us a letter to:
Privacy Compliance Coordinator
Sigma Validation will be happy to respond to your questions and comments.OTHER SITES
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YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF OUR PRIVACY PRACTICES