Last revised: February 22nd, 2024

Principles of Data Protection

This Privacy Policy covers information we collect from users and visitors of and our related services (collectively, the “Services”). By using the Services or otherwise agreeing to this Privacy Policy, you are consenting to the collection, use, disclosure, and other handling of your information as described below. If you have any concerns about providing information to us or having such information displayed on the Services or otherwise used in any manner permitted in this Privacy Policy, you should not use the Services.

  1. The Information We Collect

Information Submitted by You

Information about you. We collect information about you when you participate in our research process and use the Services in a variety of ways:

When you create an account, you provide us with information such as your name and email address. We may also ask for additional information such as your industry, bio, picture, and phone number to enhance your profile.

As part of the review submission process, we will collect your name, company name, phone number, and email address for our records, but this information will not be made available to the public.

For posted reviews, you will have the option to either remain anonymous or attribute your comments by providing information such as your name, company name, project details, and your photo.

When you complete a survey, your responses will remain anonymous.

When you submit a project request form or consultation form, we may collect information such as your name, company name, project details, email contact details, and preferred way for us to contact you.

Information about others. You may provide information about others (e.g. clients), including their names, emails, phone numbers, and companies to support our reference check and review process. You should obtain consent from other individuals prior to providing us with their information.

Information from Third Parties

We may collect, process, and store your user ID associated with any social media account that you use to sign in to the Services. When you sign in to your account with your social media account information, or otherwise connect to your social media account with the Services, you consent to our collection, storage, and use of the information that you choose to make available to us through the social media interface.

We may also obtain information about you if it is contained in user-generated content that other users post to or on our Services.

Automatically Collected Information

We and third parties may use automated means to collect information about you, your computer or other device, and your use of the Services. These automated means include technologies such as cookies, Web server logs, Web beacons, and JavaScript.

Cookies are files that websites and online services create and access on your computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify your browser or to store information or settings on your device to help us recognize you, improve your experience, increase security, and measure use of our Services.

In conjunction with the gathering of information through cookies and other automated means, Web servers may log information such as your device type, operating system type, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the address of the Web page that referred you to our Services and the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet.

We may also collect different types of information about your location, including general information (e.g., IP address, zip code) and more specific information (e.g., GPS-based functionality on mobile devices used to access the Services), and may use that information to customize the Services with location-based information, advertising, and features.

  1. How We Use Information

We use the information we collect about you to:

Please note that we may anonymize and/or de-identify information collected through the Services or via other means so that the information no longer relates to you.

  1. How We Share Information

Information about you may be shared for the following purposes:

For further details on how we share information, please refer to our full Privacy Policy.

  1. Online Analytics, Advertising, and Do-Not-Track

For details on online analytics, advertising, and do-not-track preferences, please refer to our full Privacy Policy.

  1. Information Access, Correction, and Deletion Options

You have the right to access, modify, correct, or delete certain aspects of your information regarding your user profile. You can also close your user account. For further details on your rights and options, please refer to our full Privacy Policy.

  1. Security

We have implemented various technical, administrative, and physical safeguards to protect your information.

  1. Third Party Links and Services

We are not responsible for the content, features, security, or practices of any third parties. Your use of third-party features may result in the collection, processing, or sharing of information about you.

  1. Changes to this Policy

This Privacy Policy may be modified from time to time. If this Privacy Policy is modified, we will provide appropriate notice of the change.

  1. Children’s Privacy

The Services are not intended for use by children under the age of 13.

  1. International Users

If you are using the Services from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States or other countries where we operate.

  1. How to Contact Us

For any requests, questions, comments, or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy or practices, please contact us using the information provided on our website.

Thank you for reviewing our Privacy Policy.