en English

Last Updated: 04/15/2013

Thank you for visiting www.SocialOpinions.com (the “Website”). This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use, and protect  information you may provide to us. Our Terms of Use available at https://www.socialopinions.com/terms-of-use/ describe the terms and conditions governing your access to and use of the Website and are incorporated herein by reference and form an essential part of this Privacy Policy, including, without limitation, the definition of certain capitalized terms or words used herein.

YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, AND CONTINUED USE OF THE WEBSITE FOLLOWING ANY CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY, SIGNIFIES YOUR CONSENT TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY BOTH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND THOSE SET FORTH IN OUR TERMS OF USE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE WEBSITE OR PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION TO US.

In order to use the Website to participate in Surveys and earn Rewards, you will need to create an account. To set up an account, we will collect several personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”). We may also collect certain indirect and/or aggregate information as a result of your use of, and interaction with, the Website (“Usage Information”).

1. What Personal Information is collected from me?

We collect information in several ways from different parts of our website. Some Personal Information is gathered when you register. During registration, we require a unique email address and private password. We may also ask you to voluntarily provide us with information regarding your personal or professional interests so we may target the Surveys you receive and contact preferences. You may choose not to provide your Personal Information; however creating an account is a prerequisite for using the full functions of the Website. If, outside of the Website, you provide any Personal Information to a Company or other third party on whose behalf you are completing a Survey, for example, in order to receive delivery of a product to be tested, then the use of your Personal Information will be governed solely by the privacy policy and practices of such Company or other third party. You should always review the website and privacy policies of any Company or other third party to whom you intend to provide your Personal Information. WE WILL NOT AND CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO ANY COMPANY OR OTHER THIRD PARTY BY A MEANS OUTSIDE OF THE WEBSITE.

2. What Usage Information is collected from me?

We may also collect certain indirect and/or aggregate information as a result of your use of, and interaction with, the Website. We may use certain standard web measurement and tracking technologies such as “cookies,” web server logs, or other statistics programs to collect Usage Information and track and record how you use the Website. This data is anonymous and does not personally identify you. We use cookies to (a) remind us of who you are in order to deliver you better service; (b) estimate our audience size by determining repeat usage of the Website to help target advertisements based on user interests and behavior; (c) track your progress in Surveys; and (d) measure certain traffic patterns for use as a research tool to understand how our users’ habits are similar or different from one another. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. By not accepting cookies, some Web pages may not display properly or you may not be permitted to access certain information. We also collect IP addresses (the Internet address of a computer) to track your session while maintaining your anonymity. We analyze this data for certain trends in statistics, such as which parts of the Website users are visiting and how long they spend there. In those limited cases where session information is not anonymous, Social Opinions will provide notice of the practice and an opportunity to “opt out”. Companies or any other third party that you may take Surveys through Social Opinions may also use their own cookies. The content of such cookies and the use of the information they contain is controlled by such Companies or other third party, not by Social Opinions.

3. How is my information used?

We use information we collect to conduct our business and improve our Services, develop new products and services, provide information and support for Services, better understand your needs and interests, personalize communications and advertising, and generally promote a quality experience for users of the Services. For example, we may use your information to: communicate, interact and build our relationship with you, customize the content, products, and services that are offered to you, contact you with information about Social Opinions and third parties, process, fulfill, and follow up on transactions and requests for products, services, support, and information, manage disputes between you and our partners, create and maintain your Social Opinions account and record your actions and transactions, engage in market research and analysis, measure, analyze and improve our products and services, the effectiveness of our Services, and our advertising and marketing, consider your employment application, retarget offers, comply with legal requirements, enforce our agreements, or deter, detect, and prevent fraud and other prohibited or illegal activities. We may link information we collect from multiple sources to provide better service to you, customize offers that may interest you, and improve the Services.

We will not use spy ware, adware or any other similarly intrusive software.  We want to help you quickly find information on the Website and alert you to specific Surveys, updated information, and other new opportunities. Accordingly, we may send you direct mailings, or contact you by telephone about our various Surveys and other opportunities we feel may be of interest to you. If you do not want to receive such mailings, simply “opt-out” by the means provided for in the mailings or by clicking Contact Us. By not opting out, you expressly agree that a business relationship exists between you and us and that we may call you in connection with such existing business relationship. We do research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior based on the information provided to us during your use of the Social Opinions Website. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis. Aggregated data does not include personally identifiable information. Social Opinions may share this aggregated data with others.

4. With whom does Social Opinions share my Personal Information?

We will only share your Personal Information with the Companies or other third parties if we determine in our good faith judgment that those Companies or third parties provide an adequate level of data protection to help ensure the security of your Personal Information, such as by agreeing to abide by industry codes of conduct and principles as to maintaining the security of Personal Information, or the terms of a contractual confidentiality commitment. We may disclose the Personal Information we collect from and about you: (a) to corporate affiliates including any corporate entity controlling, controlled by, or under common control with Social Opinions.com, LLC, (b) to the Companies and our agents, service providers, and suppliers who are using your information on our behalf and/or in connection with an actual or potential transaction, (c) when necessary to perform Services on your behalf, such as to obtain commercial and credit information to establish, maintain or renew a customer contract; (d) when we have reason to believe that such disclosure is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, customers or other users of the Website, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities, or is appropriate or necessary to enforce the Terms of Use, take precautions against liability, investigate and defend against any third-party claims or allegations, and/or protect the security or integrity of the Website; (e) to respond to judicial process and provide information to law enforcement agencies in connection with an investigation on matters related to public safety, as permitted by law, or otherwise as required by law or to comply with the rules and regulations of any credit or debit card payment network, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws or such rules and regulations; or (f) otherwise with your consent.  We may sell or buy other businesses or entities, in such event, we may transfer or assign the information we have collected as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control.  In such transactions, your information, including Personal Information, may be included in the transferred business assets. Also, in the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, we may not be able to control how your information, including Personal Information, is treated, transferred, or used and your information, including Personal Information, may be included in the transferred assets. Social Opinions may share aggregated data with others. Aggregated data does not include Personal Information. We may use your Usage Information to identify and develop products and services that may be of interest to you and/or share this information with a Company or certain third parties for direct marketing purposes with respect to special offers, products, services, programs, promotions, surveys, publications, invitations or other opportunities that may be of interest to certain demographic groups. Under the laws of some jurisdictions, you may be entitled to request disclosure regarding how we share your Usage Information with third parties for direct marketing purposes (“Information-Sharing Disclosure”). To the extent required by applicable law, we shall provide the Information-Sharing Disclosure to you upon rightful request made in writing to Social Opinions.com, LLC, 1675 Larimer Street Suite 640, Denver, CO 80202. Except as explained above, we will not share any of your information with any third party, unless we have received your express permission to do so.

5. How do I access, update or delete my information?

You can request the individual information that we have collected about you, correct factual inaccuracies in your information, remove Personal Information from our databases, and/or update your Personal Information by clicking Contact Us or updating your information on our website.

6. What does “opt-out” mean?

To “opt-out” means that you have notified us that you no longer wish to receive email or telephone opportunities to participate in Surveys and that you “opt-out” of receiving such information in the future.

7. What else should I know about my privacy?

The Companies and other third party websites and services accessible through Social Opinions have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of us. We have no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions. Please be careful and responsible online. If you post Personal Information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. While we strive to protect your information, Social Opinions cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information through the transmission process and you do so at your own risk.

8. What about my children and their use of your Web site?

The Website is not directed to, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from, children under the age of 13. If you are under 13 years of age, please do not use or access the Website at any time or in any manner. If you believe that you may have information regarding a person under 13 that you believe to have registered an account with, or otherwise provided Personal Information via, the Website, please contact us at support@socialopinions.com.

9. How can this policy be changed?

If we wish to change this Privacy Policy, we will publish the changes on the Website. As always, if you do not agree with any changes to our Privacy Policy, you have the option of requesting that we delete your Personal Information from the Website by submitting a request to the Contact Us page of the website.

10. Linked Websites

Our Website may contain links to other websites which may have privacy policies that differ from our own. We are not responsible for the collection, use or disclosure of information collected through third-party websites and expressly disclaim any liability related to such collection, use or disclosure. We are also not responsible for any information or content contained on such websites. Links to other websites are provided solely as a convenience. Your browsing, use and interaction on any other websites, including websites which have a link to the Website, are subject to that website’s own rules and policies. Accordingly, we recommend that you review the privacy policy posted on any website that you may access through, or which links to, the Website.

11. Security Concerns

We take commercially reasonable precautions and have implemented commercially reasonable technical measures intended to protect against the risks of unauthorized access to, erroneous disclosure of, and unlawful interception of information submitted via the Website. However, your email transmissions and/or other communications containing such information, including Personal Information, may be unlawfully intercepted or accessed by third parties and/or the Website may be subject to hostile network attacks or administrative errors. We cannot and do not guarantee the security of any information transmitted over the Internet. Once we receive your information, we take steps that we believe are commercially reasonable to limit access to your information to only those employees and service providers whom we determine need access to the information to provide the requested services, products, offers or opportunities that may be of interest to you. However, even after we receive your information, we cannot guarantee that your information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed as a result of a breach of our commercially reasonable efforts or as a result of any other event beyond our reasonable control. Accordingly, we cannot and do not guarantee that your information, including Personal Information, is completely secure and safe from such risks. FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO ENSURING, GUARANTEEING OR OTHERWISE OFFERING ANY DEFINITIVE PROMISE OF SECURITY IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR INFORMATION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION OR USAGE INFORMATION, THROUGH THE WEBSITE.

12. Special Note to International Users and Choice of Law and Enforcement

By using the Website, you agree and acknowledge that the Website is hosted in the United States. If you are attempting to access the Website from a physical location within Canada, the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Website, which is governed by U.S. law, this Privacy Policy, and the Terms of Use, you are transferring your information, including Personal Information, to the United States and you consent to such transfer. Use of this Website and the interpretation of this Privacy Policy shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America and/or the State of Colorado, United States of America; other than such rules, regulations, case law, and/or international treaties that would result in the application of the laws of a jurisdiction other than the United States or the State of Colorado. Through your use of this Website, you consent to the application of such laws and the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the United States and the State of Colorado located in Denver County, Colorado in all disputes: (a) arising out of or relating to the Website and/or this Privacy Policy; (b) in which the Website and/or this Privacy Policy is an issue of fact; or (c) in which the Website and/or this Privacy Policy is referenced in a paper filed in such dispute. Both Social Opinions and you hereby agree that such courts shall have in personam jurisdiction and venue with respect to such party, and each of us hereby submits to the in personam jurisdiction and venue of such courts and waives any objection based on inconvenient forum. A printed version of this Privacy Policy and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Privacy Policy to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

13. Additional Questions

Questions regarding this Privacy Policy should be directed to Social Opinions using Contact Us.