Privacy policy

Effective Date: October 1, 2007

M3 Panel values the users of our website (the 'Website'). Your privacy and trust are very important to us. We recognize that you may be concerned about our collection, use, and disclosure of the personally identifiable information ('Personal Information') that we collect when you use the Website and the services offered on the Website. This Privacy Policy describes the information that we collect from you, how we collect this information, and what we do with it after we collect it. By using the Website you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at support@m3panel.com.

Does M3 Panel Ever Make Changes to its Privacy Policy?

We may make changes to the Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes posting a notice on the home page of the Website, or posting a notice in your account when you first login after we have made changes. If you receive notification of a change in our Privacy Policy, you must review the new Privacy Policy carefully to make sure you understand our practices and procedures. You may not be able to receive notices from us if your cookies are not set to accept and/or are disabled.

What Types of Information Does M3 Panel Collect From Me?

Personal Information. We collect Personal Information that you provide to us, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, email address and all information regarding yourself and family matters described in the questionnaires. It is optional to fill out the questionnaires.

Non-Personal Information. We also collect non-personal information from you, such as your browser type, your ISP, operating system, and your Internet protocol (IP) Address ('Non-Personal Information'). Non-Personal Information cannot be used to personally identify you.

How and When Does M3 Panel Collect This Information?

Providing Information to Us. We collect Personal Information from you when you provide it to us. We do not use any other sources to collect personal information.

Communications With Us. If you communicate with us regarding the Website or the M3 Panel Services, we will collect any information that you provide to us in any such communication.

Analytic and Reporting Technologies. Like the operators of most websites, we use analytic and reporting technologies to record Non-Personal Information such as Internet domain and host names, Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser software, operating system types, and the dates and times that the Website is accessed. We also contract with several online partners to help manage, monitor and optimize our Website and the M3 Panel and to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising, communications and how visitors use the Website. To do this, we may use web beacons and cookies.

How Does M3 Panel Use My Information?

Personal Information. We use Personal Information primarily for our own internal purposes, such as providing, maintaining, evaluating, and improving the M3 Panel and the Website, fulfilling requests for information, producing and shipping the products that you order, and providing customer support. For example if you sign up to receive the M3 Panel newsletter, we will use the email address you provide to send you the newsletters

Non-Personal Information. We use Non-Personal Information to track the use of the Website and the M3 Panel Services and for other internal purposes, such as providing, maintaining, evaluating, and improving the M3 Panel Services and the Website.

When Will M3 Panel Disclose My Information to Third Parties?

Disclosure to Successors. We may disclose your Personal Information to any successor-in-interest of ours, such as a company that acquires us. In the event M3 Research A/S goes through a business transition, such as a merger or acquisition by or with another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Personal Information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via email or by a notice on our Website of any such change in ownership or control of your Personal Information.

Disclosure to Unaffiliated Third Parties. We may disclose your Personal Information to prevent an emergency, to prevent harm to others, to respond to legal requirements, to protect or enforce our rights and policies, to protect or enforce the rights of a third party, or as required or permitted by law.

Disclosure to Third Party Service Providers and Online Partners. We may contract with various third parties who help us provide, maintain and improve the Website and the M3 Panel Services. We also contract with several online partners to help manage, monitor and optimize our Website and the M3 Panel Services and to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising, communications and how visitors use the Website.

Disclosure of Non-Personal Information. We will disclose Non-Personal Information, in aggregate form, to potential strategic partners, advertisers, investors, customers, and others. You may not opt-out of the sharing of this information. However, it cannot be used to identify you personally

What About Cookies and Web Beacons?

A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. Most websites use cookies. We use cookies to track your use of the Website and the M3 Panel Services, provide you with a more personalized user experience, and to allow you to login and begin use of the M3 Panel automatically when you visit the Website.

A web beacon is an often-transparent graphic image, usually no larger than a 1x1 pixel that is placed on a web page or in an e-mail that is used to monitor the behaviour of the user visiting the Website or receiving the e-mail.

Cookies and web beacons used by M3 Panel are not linked to Personal Information.

Does M3 Panel Protect My Personal Information?

Personal Information. Whenever we obtain your Personal Information, we use commercially reasonable efforts to protect it from unauthorized access or disclosure. However, we are not insurers of the security of your Personal Information. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any disclosure of data due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third party access or other acts of third parties, or acts or omissions beyond our reasonable control. All our data is stored by the company Bilendi - please visit www.bilendi.com.

Website Content. The content that you store, post, or transmit on or through the Website may be accessed by other users, including people that you do not know. We are not responsible for the actions of others. Therefore, you should use care in communicating with other users and only disclose your Personal Information to other users that you know to be trustworthy. You should not assume that your content will be kept private. Although all information provided to M3 Panel through questionnaires will be handled and stored automatically with no personal contact to this information.

How Can I Review and Make Changes to My Personal Information?

You can always change or delete your personal information through the www.m3panel.com. Please visit the area "Update information". For your protection, you will be required to provide proof of your identity to obtain a copy of your Personal Information. If your Personal Information changes or if you no longer want to be a member of M3 Panel, you may correct, update or deactivate your Personal Information and/or your account through the account management screen. If you would like to deactivate or terminate your account you can also contact support@m3research.com.

Member-get-member

If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about the Website or the M3 Panel your friend's name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email the Website. We store this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and our referral program.

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Does This Privacy Policy Apply When I Access Third Party Websites?

You may be able to access third party websites directly from the Website. This Privacy Policy does not apply when you access third party websites. We cannot control how third parties may use Personal Information you disclose to them, so you should carefully review the privacy policy of any third party website you visit before using it or disclosing your Personal Information to its provider

What About Children's Privacy?

Under Thirteen. The M3 Panel Services are intended for users ages 13 and older only. Accordingly, we will not knowingly collect or use any Personal Information from children that we know to be under the age of 13. In addition, we will delete any information in our database that we know originates from a child under the age of 13.

Thirteen to Seventeen. Prospective users between the ages of 13 and 17 can only use the M3 Panel Services with limited user rights and according to the guidance in "ICC/ESOMAR Interviewing children and young people". If you are between the ages of 13 and 17, your parent, or your legal guardian may request that we deactivate any of your Personal Information in our database and/or opt-out from receiving communications from us. If you wish to do so, please contact us at support@m3panel.com.