Privacy

PRIVACY POLICY

Last updated April 18, 2018

Introduction

Focus Roundtable respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through its compliance with this notice (this “Privacy Policy”). This Privacy Policy describes the types of information Focus Roundtable may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the Platform and Focus Roundtable’s practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information. Capitalized terms used herein but not defined shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in Focus Roundtable’s Research Participant Terms and Conditions.

This Privacy Policy applies to information Focus Roundtable collects:

  • through the Platform; and
  • in email, text and other electronic messages between you and Focus Roundtable.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information collected by:

  • Focus Roundtable offline or through any other means; or
  • any third party, including Focus Roundtable’s affiliates and clients.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand Focus Roundtable’s policies and practices regarding your information and how Focus Roundtable will treat it. If you do not agree with Focus Roundtable’s policies and practices, you should not to use the Platform. By accessing or using the Platform, you acknowledge and agree to this Privacy Policy. Focus Roundtable reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. Your continued use of the Platform after Focus Roundtable makes changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check this page periodically for updates.

Children Under the Age of 13

The Platform is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on the Platform. Focus Roundtable does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on the Platform and do not register on the Platform. If Focus Roundtable learns that it has collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, it will delete that information. If you believe Focus Roundtable might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact Focus Roundtable at info@focusroundtable.com.

Information Focus Roundtable Collects About You and How It Is Collected

Focus Roundtable collects several types of information from and about users of the Platform, including information:

  • by which you may be personally identified, such as a name, postal address, email address, telephone number, or any other information the Platform collects that is defined as personal or personally identifiable information under any applicable law (“personal information”);
  • that is about you but individually does not identify you; and
  • about your Internet connection, the equipment you use to access the Platform and usage details.

Focus Roundtable collects this information:

  • directly from you when you provide it to Focus Roundtable; and
  • automatically as you navigate through the Platform, which may include usage details, IP addresses, device IDs, and other information collected through cookies and other tracking technologies.

Information That You Provide to Focus Roundtable

The information you provide to Focus Roundtable directly through the Platform may include:

  • information that you provide by filling in forms on the Platform, including information provided at the time of initially registering to use the Platform or in using the Platform;
  • records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us; and
  • your responses to surveys that Focus Roundtable might ask you to complete for research purposes.

Information That Focus Roundtable Collects Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies

As you navigate through and interact with the Platform, Focus Roundtable may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including details of your use of the Platform such as traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Platform; and information about your computer and Internet connections, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.

The information Focus Roundtable collects automatically is statistical data and does not include personal information, but Focus Roundtable may maintain it or associate it with personal information it collects in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps Focus Roundtable to improve the Platform and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling Focus Roundtable to:

  • estimate audience size and usage patterns;
  • store information about your preferences, allowing Focus Roundtable to customize the Platform according to your individual interests;
  • speed up your searches; and
  • recognize you when you return to the Platform.

The technologies Focus Roundtable may use for this automatic data collection may include:

  • Cookies (or Browser Cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the Platform. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, Focus Roundtable’s system may issue cookies when you direct your browser to the Platform.
  • Flash Cookies. Certain features of the Platform may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on the Platform. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.
  • Web Beacons. Pages of the Platform may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixels, pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) that permit Focus Roundtable, for example, to count users who have visited those pages and for other related Platform statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain Platform content and verifying system and server integrity).

How Focus Roundtable Uses Your Information

Focus Roundtable uses information that it collects about you or that you provide to Focus Roundtable, including any personal information:

  • to present the Platform and its contents to you;
  • to provide you with information or services that you request from us;
  • to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it;
  • to provide you with notices about your account;
  • to carry out its obligations and enforce its rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
  • to notify you about changes to the Website or any products or services Focus Roundtable offers to provide through it;
  • in any way Focus Roundtable may describe when you provide the information; and
  • for any other purpose with your consent.

Disclosure of Your Information

Focus Roundtable may disclose aggregated information about its users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.

Focus Roundtable may disclose personal information that it collects or you provide as described in this Privacy Policy:

  • to its subsidiaries and affiliates;
  • to contractors, service providers, and other third parties that Focus Roundtable uses to support its business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purpose(s) for which it is disclosed to them;
  • to a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Focus Roundtable’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by the Focus Roundtable about the Platform’s users is among the assets transferred;
  • to fulfill the purpose for which you provide it;
  • for any purpose disclosed by Focus Roundtable when you provide the information; or
  • with your consent.

Focus Roundtable may also disclose your personal information:

  • to comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request;
  • to enforce or apply its rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us; and/or
  • if Focus Roundtable believes disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of Focus Roundtable, its clients or others.

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

You can review and change your personal information by logging into the Platform and visiting your account information page. You may also send Focus Roundtable an email at info@focusroundtable.com to request access to, correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to Focus Roundtable. Focus Roundtable may not accommodate a request to change information if it believes the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.

Data Security

Focus Roundtable has implemented reasonable measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where Focus Roundtable has given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of the Platform, you are responsible for keeping the password confidential. You should not share your password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure, therefore, in spite of Focus Roundtable’s best efforts, it cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to or from Focus Roundtable, including through the Platform. Any transmission of personal information by you is at your own risk. Focus Roundtable is not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Platform.