The Survey Initiative does not collect any information from you when you access this website, unless you provide us with information and consent by which we can contact you. We do, of course, collect and store information provided by you if you participate in surveys we conduct on behalf of our clients.
We will use the information provided by participants in the surveys we conduct to provide the client with reports and analyses on the results of the survey. It is our strict policy to protect the anonymity and confidentiality of all survey respondents unless otherwise expressly agreed between The Survey Initiative, its clients and survey participants.
Except in providing a technical support service, The Survey Initiative will not communicate directly with survey participants without the agreement of its client.
The Survey Initiative will not pass survey data to anyone else, except to any successors in title to our business. We may use and disclose, for the provision of benchmarking information and marketing purposes, aggregate data only so that no individual clients or survey participants are identified.
“Cookies” are snippets of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser and make the use of the site as easy as possible.
Survey participants should note that under the terms of the Data Protection Act, data collected and held by The Survey Initiative on behalf of its clients is owned by the client (The Data Controller).
We are required to actively provide the information below to participants. As much of the information is client/project specific, you will find it (where relevant) in the introductory text to your survey.
We are required to make this information accessible to participants.
Generally incentives are not offered to participants in our surveys. Where they are, details will be client/project specific and will be provided to you separately
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We do not transfer raw data.
Data is retained for 8 weeks or until we are instructed to delete it by our client (whichever is the shorter).
Participation in our surveys is entirely voluntary, you have a right to object to processing.
You have a right to lodge a complaint with ICO
Participation in our surveys is entirely voluntary, you have a right to restrict processing.
The only data we hold about you is your survey responses and (where applicable) some basic demographic data provided by your HR department. You have a right to rectify it.
Data from our surveys is held within the UK – we use Microsoft Azure as our cloud provider with data centres (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/regions/).
Data is deleted after 8 weeks of the project close, unless requested otherwise by our clients.
IP addresses are collected for survey administration purposes during the survey live period but are not stored with individual responses for reporting purposes and is deleted once the survey is closed.