Last Updated: July 28, 2020
Halverson is a global strategy and research agency. We partner with companies in a variety of industries (our “Clients”) to help them better understand who their consumers are and what drives people to make the purchase decisions that they make. With a better understanding of their consumers, our Clients are better able to expand their brand influence, innovate their products and services, and create meaningful connections with people. Our mission is to help organizations grow today and flourish for future generations.
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You have responded to a survey, or participated in a research study, interview, or other program, run by Halverson on behalf of one of our Clients.
You are just visiting the Site to learn more about our Services.
We collect the following types of Personal Information through the Site and Services:
In connection with our Services, we may collect the below types of Personal Information from Participants on behalf of our Clients. As a reminder, the use of this information is governed by our contract with the relevant Client and such Client’s privacy policies.
We ask that you not send us any sensitive Personal Information (such as health or medical information, social security numbers, or information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, criminal background or trade union membership) unless we specifically request it from you and you opt in to providing such information for the specific purposes we explain in advance.
We may obtain Personal Information about Clients, Participants, and Website Visitors from the following categories of sources:
We collect Personal Information you provide to us when you request or purchase Services from us, request information from us regarding our Services, create or register for an online account and save information on our Sites, sign up for marketing email lists, or otherwise interact with our Site and/or Services.
If you are a Participant, we collect Personal Information directly from you when you sign up for and participate in our Services, such as surveys, research studies, interviews, or other programs that we run on behalf of our Clients. In some cases, our Clients request additional confidentiality protections in place before collecting feedback from Participants. In these cases, you will be asked to sign confidentiality, release, and/or consent agreements prior to your participation in the Services.
We may use various methods and technologies to store or collect information (referred to herein as “Tracking Technologies”), including about your visit to and use of our Sites. These Tracking Technologies may include the following:
We may receive Personal Information of Participants from our Clients in connection with our Services, such as information related to account history, purchase frequency and history, and information regarding store visits. This information is typically anonymous, aggregated data used for research purposes.
We may also obtain Personal Information from third-party sources, such as recruitment or research agencies that assist connecting us with Participants; technology providers who assist collecting Personal Information from Participants (such as third party applications and websites that collect survey responses on our behalf); lead generation partners that connect us with potential Clients; our affiliate and subsidiary companies; vendors we use to validate postal or email address; and other trusted third parties.
We may use Personal Information of Clients and Website Visitors, and in limited cases Participants, to:
Where we have collected or received Personal Information from Participants on behalf of Clients, we use that information to perform the Services for our Clients, including to:
We do not share any Personal Information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless we have first given you the choice to consent or withhold consent to such sharing. We may share your Personal Information in the following circumstances, or as otherwise described in any privacy notices provided to you at the time your Personal Information is collected:
Individuals in certain jurisdictions may have certain rights under applicable privacy laws. Rights specific to California residents are described below. Subject to applicable law, you may have the right to request access to, modification or correction of, or deletion of your Personal Information, and information on how it has been used or disclosed. To exercise your rights, you may contact us at [email protected] We will respond as soon as practicable, and in accordance with applicable law. We may take steps to verify your identity prior to responding to your request, and, where permissible by law, we may charge for such submissions.
We do not exchange Nevada residents’ Personal Information for money with anyone so they may further license or sell the Personal Information to additional parties.
You may visit our PRIVACY PORTAL to exercise your right to opt out.
If you are a California resident, subject to applicable law, you have the following rights with respect to your Personal Information:
California residents also have the right under the Shine the Light Act to request and receive certain information about the disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their own direct marketing use, and options with respect to such disclosures. Because we do not share your Personal Information with third parties for their direct marketing use without your consent, these requirements are not applicable.
You can submit a Right to Know or Right to Delete request through our PRIVACY PORTAL (click the link to access); or calling us at (888) 651-2032.
These rights are subject to our being able to reasonably verify your identity. We will verify your identity by matching information you provide with your request with information in our systems; and, for requests submitted through our Privacy Portal, by requiring you to respond to an automated email to verify your email address. In general, we will ask you to provide the following information in connection with your request: first and last name, email address, participant identification number (if applicable), the relevant Client(s) you were involved with, and the state and country of residence. We may also request additional documentation or information solely for the purpose of verifying your identity.
You may also authorize someone else to exercise these rights on your behalf. When a third party submits a request on your behalf, they must indicate in our Privacy Portal, in their email, or on the phone that they are an authorized agent, and supply us with evidence of such authorization; we will not fulfill any request submitted by a third party related to your Personal Information until we have received confirmation that you authorized such third party to submit a request on your behalf.
Please note that your exercise of these rights is subject to certain exemptions and exclusions, and your requests may be granted in whole, in part, or not at all, depending on the scope and nature of the request and applicable law. Where required by applicable law, we will notify you if we reject any part of your request and the reason(s) we are unable to honor it.
We recognize the importance of children’s safety and privacy. Our Sites are general audience websites and applications and are not designed or intended to attract or be used by children under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect or request Personal Information from children under the age of 16. If you are under the age of 16, you are not permitted to use this Site and should not send us any information about yourself. In the event we become aware we have collected Personal Information from a child under the age of 16, we will take steps to dispose of that information in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and other applicable laws and regulations. If you are a parent or guardian and you believe your child under the age of 16 provided us with Personal Information without your consent, you may contact us at [email protected]