PRIVACY POLICY FOR ourfuturestudy.co.uk

Content last revised: 22/04/2021

COOKIES & PRIVACY POLICY

The Kantar Group Limited on behalf of Kantar Public UK ("We") are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, on ourfuturestudy.co.uk (“our site”) will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

For the purpose of this Policy, the definition of 'personal data' is information relating to an identifiable a living individual

This privacy policy applies solely to the website pages located at ourfuturestudy.co.uk (hereafter the “Site”). It does not apply to any other products or services provided by us or any other party.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU

We collect and process the following data on our site:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence
  • We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them
  • Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access

The purpose for our collecting personal data is so that we can update our records if your contact details change, so that you can continue to take part in the Our Future study.

IP ADDRESSES

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is used to generate statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns.

COOKIES

Our site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site and to remember you between visits. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

The cookies we use are "analytical" cookies used by the Google Analytics external service. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the list below:

Google Universal Analytics Library (analytics.js)

  • Cookie name: _ga
    Expiration: 2 years
    Description: Used to distinguish users
  • Cookie name: _gid
    Expiration: 24 hours
    Description: Used to distinguish users
  • Cookie name: _gat
    Expiration: 1 minute
    Description: Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.

You can find the latest information about these cookies in the Google Analytics site by clicking on this link: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We collect and process personal data for the purposes described above, but we do not share or sell your personal data to any third parties, unless it is required by law or you have agreed otherwise.

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the UK or European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the UK or EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. All parties are contractually bound to keep any information they collect and disclose to us or, we collect and disclose to them, confidential and must protect it with security standards and practices that are equivalent to our own. If your personal data is transferred to, stored at or otherwise processed in a country or territory outside the UK or EEA, and that country or territory has not been recognised as providing an adequate level of data protection, we will put in place an appropriate legal mechanism; such as EU standard contractual clauses.

KEEPING YOUR PERSONAL DATA SECURE

We will take reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure server. We limit access to the information by our own employees, contractors, site service providers and those individuals who are authorised for the proper handling of such information. We request that our third party contractors and site service providers follow similar standards of security and confidentiality.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will take reasonable steps to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

We adhere to the following industry requirements of The Data Protection Act 2018 and any subsequent legislation, which may be amended from time to time.

USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION

We have listed below the ways in which we use your personal data. We are also required by law to explain the legal basis for using your personal data, and this is also set out below. The legal basis in each case is that we have your consent for the use of your personal data, or that we need to use your personal data in order to perform a contract with you, or that the use of your personal data is necessary for our (or third parties') legitimate interests (in which case we will explain what those interests are). Where we use your personal data with your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

  • To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer (this is based on our legitimate interest in ensuring that our site is presented to you in the most effective way possible).
  • To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes (this is based on your consent, which you may withdraw at any time).
  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us (this is based on contractual necessity – we need to use your personal data to perform our contract with you).
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
  • To notify you about changes to our service (this is based on our legitimate interest in keeping you informed about changes to our service).

HOW LONG WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We are required by law to keep your personal data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which we are using it. The period for which we keep your personal data will be determined by a number of criteria, including the purposes for which we are using the information, the amount and sensitivity of the information, the potential risk from any unauthorised use or disclosure of the information, and our legal and regulatory obligations. Personal data that is no longer required will be disposed of in ways that ensure their confidential nature is not compromised.

YOUR RIGHTS

To request access to personal data that we hold about you, you should submit your request in writing to the email address or postal address shown below in “How to Contact Us”. When you make a request, you should indicate the division of Kantar in which you are making the request (and, for example, your panellist ID or other identifier).

If you contact us using an email address or contact details for which we do not hold a record of, you will also need to provide a copy of a valid government issued or official identification (such as drivers licence or passport).

You have the following rights in relation to your personal data:

  • Right to change your mind and to withdraw your consent
  • Right to access your personal data
  • Right to rectify your personal data
  • Right to erase your personal data from our systems, unless we have legitimate interest reasons for continuing to process the information
  • Right to port your personal data (portability right)
  • Right to restrict processing of your personal data
  • Right to object to the processing of your personal data
  • Right to not be discriminated against for exercising any of the rights available to you under applicable data protection laws

If necessary, we will notify any other parties such as our suppliers or service providers to whom we have transferred your personal data of any changes that we make when you make a request. Note that while we communicate to these third parties, we are not responsible for the actions taken by these third parties to answer your request. You may be able to access your personal data held by these third parties and correct, amend or delete it where it is inaccurate.

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you're not happy with how we've dealt with your personal data, we'd like a chance to put it right – please contact us at info.uk@kantarpublic.com.

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to info.uk@kantarpublic.com

You can also contact our data protection officer (DPO), Gillie Abbotts-Jones, at QIS@kantar.com.

However, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority such as:

  • The Information Commissioner's Office in the UK whose details can be found at www.ico.org.uk
  • The Data Protection Commissioner in Ireland whose details can be found at www.dataprotection.ie

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy was last updated on 22 April 2021. Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

We are a Kantar Group Company. Our registered name and address is

UK
Kantar UK Limited
TNS House
Westgate
London
W5 1UA

UK Companies House number 3073845

Ireland
Millward Brown Ireland Limited
5/6 Ely Place
Dublin 2

Ireland Companies Registration Office number 20372