Privacy Policy

Aisber Limited who own and run PointsforOpinions.co.uk (“Aisber”, “we” / “our” / “us”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

 

Aisber is an independent Research Agency, specialising in online interviewing. This privacy policy has been created to provide information to those who take part, or are considering taking part, in our online panel PointsforOpinions.co.uk.

 

You have the right to withdraw your consent to participate in the PointsforOpinions.co.uk Panel at any time, please see the section “your rights” below.

 

We hope this policy will reassure you that Aisber will act sensitively, responsibly and legally with the information that you provide, and will not sell or market to you as a result of anything you tell us in a survey. We will not pass any of your details on to third parties unless you provide clear instructions to do so.

 

Aisber also trades as PointsforOpinions.co.uk.

 

What is covered?

Information we hold about you

How we use your information

Security and protection of your information

Your rights

How to change or deactivate your information

Contact details

Collection of Your Information

 

Aisber is the data controller.

 

We collect information that you share with us through your use of the PointsforOpinions.co.uk Panel, for example, information provided by you:

 

at the time of registering to use the PointsforOpinions.co.uk Panel

by participating in our online surveys, polls and discussions or prize draws

by posting material on the PointsforOpinions.co.uk Panel

by submitting enquiries using the contact details posted on the PointsforOpinions.co.uk Panel

We may also ask you for information if you report a problem with the PointsforOpinions.co.uk Panel.

 

We may also collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our client in a summarised form. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not directly identify any individual.

 

Information we hold about you

Aisber is an Online Research Agency that collects data on behalf of third party clients.

Any information we collect from you is based on your consent. Aisber processes your personal information for carefully considered and specific research purposes which are in our third party clients’ interests and enable them to enhance the services they provide, but which we believe also benefit our third party clients’ customers. Please see “Use of your information” for more detail.

Aisber data is reported in aggregate format only. That is, no names, addresses or telephone numbers are attached to any answers (or provided at all to the third party client), but instead answers are provided as counts and percentages. Aisber will only share aggregate data with its third party clients. This means that only Aisber has access to personal details of the individual, which we hold only as a means of future contact with those who have signed up for research or who have entered prize draws or signed up to our newsletter, not as a way of selling or marketing. Automated decision making is used from time to time in order to segment interview responses Aisber collect from you. This is used for Research Purposes to provide deeper insights for our third-party clients. This is in order for them to better understand their customers and improve their services.

In order to participate in the PointsforOpinions.co.uk Panel, we require certain personal data. Please refer to “Use of your information” for more detail. This will generally include your name, your email address, and some basic demographic information (how old you are, whether you are male or female etc.) Aisber will hold only the details that we need for you at that time. We will only ask for information such as postal address when it is necessary as part of the research that we send something to you in the post, for example if you have won a prize.

Aisber will only interview children under the age of 16 where it is possible to first obtain parental permission. This conforms to the MRS code of conduct.

 

Use of your information

Personal information you have given to us will never be sold by Aisber. Aisber will hold your personal information securely in the EEA (European Economic Area).

We only share aggregated information with our third party clients; unless we specify otherwise in the terms of a survey or discussion, this is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person or organisation. Please note that discussion groups are visible to other panel members participating in the PointsforOpinions.co.uk Panel however this data is in aggregate format.

 

Your Rights

You have the right to withdraw from taking part in a survey on the PointsforOpinions.co.uk Panel. We will not share any information from unfinished surveys with our third-party clients.

You have the right to ask us to destroy a record of your response to a survey after you have submitted your answers on the PointsforOpinions.co.uk Panel and we will ensure that your response is not used in our analysis provided that we have not already shared it in an aggregated form with our third-party clients.

You can also unsubscribe/withdraw your consent from the PointsforOpinions.co.uk Panel, our newsletter or from our prize draws by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link contained in any of the emails we send to you.

You have the right to ask us to delete records of your interviews and any other data held about you at any time.

You will also have the right to rectify, restrict or object to the processing of your personal information (including profiling) in accordance with the proceedings laid down by applicable laws and regulations.

You have the right to request the data we hold on you in a commonly used electronic format for information purposes or to transfer to another source, free of charge.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority such as the Information Commissioner’s Office (ico.org.uk).

 

You can exercise those rights by emailing Aisber at helpdesk@PointsforOpinions.co.uk.co.uk or by writing to our Data Protection Officer Alejo Duran, The light factory, 6 scrubs lane, London, NW10 6RB.

 

Cookies

Cookies are used only for validation and to prevent repeat surveying.

You can configure your browser to notify you when cookies are being placed on your computer. You can also delete cookies by adjusting your browser settings. To find out more about cookies by visiting: www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/. By rejecting or disabling cookies, certain PointsforOpinions.co.uk Panel content or functionality may not be available to you.

If any other types of cookies are used, they will ONLY be done so with your consent.

 

Security and Storage of Information Collected

Aisber are committed to maintaining the security of the data we collect and has appropriate security measures in place to protect against loss, misuse or alteration of such information. Employees or agents of Aisber can only access data by use of authorised user name, passwords and two-step verification.

Aisber will only hold your personally identifiable member data as long as you are a member of the PointsforOpinions.co.uk Panel. If you decide to withdraw your consent to participating in the panel, your personally identifiable member data will be deleted immediately. We review the panel every 6 months and remove non-active members, we will contact you beforehand to make you aware of any inactivity on your account. Any member data we hold thereafter will be in aggregate format for research purposes ONLY to allow for tracking long term trends in consumer behaviour. That is, no names, addresses or telephone numbers are attached to any answers, but instead answers are provided as counts and percentages.

All our online resources are appropriately secured with firewall, packet filtering, port blocking software and updated with the latest security patches. Our servers are based in the EEA meaning your personal data will never leave the EEA.

Where required we offer SSL (secure sockets layer) (indicated by https:// in the address bar) secured web services to offer encrypted web traffic and authentication by Thawte.

Remote administration and data retrieval (e.g. databases) is achieved through encrypted communication with the remote computers and means all traffic including passwords and user information is indiscernible if intercepted on the way.

 

Aisber follows the requirements of the following laws and codes:

Data Protection Act 1998/Data Protection Bill/ All other applicable laws

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Market Research Society (MRS) Code of Conduct

ESOMAR (European Society for Opinion and Marketing Research)

International Code of Marketing and Social Research Practice

If you would like to change or deactivate personal information you have submitted in a Aisber survey, you can email us at helpdesk@PointsforOpinions.co.uk.co.uk

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy From time to time we may need to update the Aisber Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy was last amended on 1st January, 2018. Sale of Aisber or other related organisations: Please note that if Aisber or any of its lines of business is sold or disposed of as a going concern, whether by merger, sale of assets or otherwise, the relevant customer information database could be transferred as part of that transaction and your information accessed by such successor or purchaser.

 

Contact details

Aisber’s Data Protection officer:

Name: Alejandro Duran

Email: admin@pointsforopinions.co.uk

 

Aisber can be contacted directly at:

Tel: 020 8960 3004

Email: helpdesk@pointsforopinions.co.uk