Privacy Policy

Kantar Retail is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy.

This policy describes how we use information collected at our website at www.kantarretailiq.com (or .eu or .cn) (the “Site”). It also outlines how we use cookies. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

Your use of the Site indicates to us that you have read and accept our privacy practices, as outlined in this Policy Statement. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Policy Statement, please contact: legal@kantarretail.com.

Information that We May Collect from You

Actively Submitted Data – Information that You Give Us

When you request information, subscribe to a mailing list or a service, respond to an online survey or otherwise actively send us data, we usually collect data such as your name, e-mail address(es), mailing address(es), telephone number(s), and certain information related to the business you represent such as number of employees and industry type. You can opt out of providing such information by not entering it when asked; and, if such information is required in order to allow us to respond to your inquiry, you will receive a notice advising you of this. In each such instance, you will know what data we collect through the Site, because you actively submit it.

Passively Tracked Data – Information that We Get from Your Use of Our Services

When you visit the Site, we passively track certain information about your computer and Internet connection, such as the IP address of your computer and/or Internet service provider, the date and time you access the Site, the Internet address of websites from which you link to our Site, and your movements on, and use of, our Site. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify an individual. We use this information to identify return visitors to the Site and to understand how the Site is being used.

Information about Others

If you use our Site to upload, share and/or distribute web-based content to colleagues, we may store the information of such recipients.

Cookies

We use technologies that websites commonly employ to track site interactions (including "cookies") to improve Site performance and enhance user experience. Cookies are small data files that we store on your browser and that are transferred to your computer's hard drive. (Additional information on cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org – a third party website.)

We use 3 types of cookies, depending upon the source of the cookie and the use to which the information is put. Kantar Retail cookies are used for login and authentication purposes; and to track sessions. We also use "analytics" cookies powered by the external Google Analytics service (www.google.com/analytics/). They allow us to recognize unique users, 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. Finally, cookies are sourced from our third party service providers (for example, our e-learning technology partner and WebEx, our videoconferencing service). Third party cookies typically expire at the conclusion of the user’s session.

If you follow a link to the Site from a source – such as a search engine - that we use to generate visitors, we may record information about your being “referred” to the Site by that source.

You do not need to have cookies turned on to visit our Site. You can block cookies by turning them off - 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.

If you want to access web pages that require registration, you need to accept a mandatory session cookie, which is deleted when you leave the Site.

Other Technologies

We may use other standard technologies to track your use of our Site. For example, we may include “web beacons” in email messages or newsletters to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. This enables us to measure the overall effectiveness of our online content.

Combinations

Unless you also actively submit personal information such as your name or address, passively tracked data does not typically allow us to identify you personally. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we reserve the right to combine passively tracked data with personal data that you actively submit.

Where We Store Your Personal Information

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside of our Cambridge or London offices. It may also be processed by staff who work for us or for one of our suppliers. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take steps to ensure that your data is treated securely and is handled in accordance with this privacy policy. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure server. We limit access to this information by our employees, contractors, site service providers and those individuals who are authorized for the proper handling of such information. We request that our third party suppliers, contractors and site service providers follow similar standards of security and confidentiality. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, as with any information transmitted over the internet and kept on connected servers, there is no guarantee of absolute security.

Uses of the Information

We use data and information held about you in the following ways:

We collect and use passively tracked data primarily for purposes of administering, protecting and improving our Site and our systems; to better understand the preferences of our Site visitors; to identify server problems; to compile aggregated statistics about site usage; to notify you about changes to our Site and services; to help personalize your experience on our Site; or to send you information that you have requested (such as our weekly newsletter).

We collect and use actively submitted data primarily for two purposes: Firstly, for the purpose for which you originally sent us the data (e.g., to provide information to you or sign you up for a free trial); and Secondly, for purposes of contacting you to further discuss your interest in our Company, the services We provide and the ways We can improve them to provide information on services, promotions and events. We may also use the information in providing usage reports to your employer (who has purchased our subscription services). You can opt out of receiving marketing emails as set forth in Section 4 below.

We may also use your data, or permit our affiliated companies within our group to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these by mail or telephone.

We may also share your information with our authorized service providers or business partners that perform certain products and/or services on our behalf. These third parties may have access to personal information needed to perform their functions but are not permitted to share or use such information for any other purposes. Any third parties to whom we may disclose personal information may have their own privacy policies which describe how they use personal information.

What We Disclose to 3rd Parties

We reserve the right to disclose data that does not personally identify you without your consent.

We also reserve the right to disclose data that personally identifies you without your consent under the following circumstances: (a) the disclosure is required by law or mandatory professional standards; (b) the disclosure is reasonably related to the sale or other disposition of all or part of our business; (c) the information in question is publicly available; (d) the disclosure is reasonably necessary for the establishment of legal claims; or (e) the disclosure is to a Kantar Retail affiliate or to persons or entities providing services on our behalf (each, a "Transferee") where the Transferee (i) is subject to legal requirements providing an adequate level of privacy protection (ii) has agreed in writing to provide an adequate level of privacy protection or (iii) subscribes to the principles embodied in the EU Safe Harbor.

In all other instances, we will notify you and give you the opportunity to opt-out as set forth below.

The Right to Opt Out

You have the right to ask us not to use your personal data for marketing purposes. We will inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at legal@kantarretail.com.

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.

Access to Information

If you wish to review your personal data, you have the right to access the information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised by contacting legal@kantarretail.com. Once you have access to your personal data, you may amend or delete any information that is inaccurate. We reserve the right to charge a reasonable fee to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. You may also update or change your personal data online at any time.

User Submissions

We may provide areas on our Site where users may post information and communicate with others and/or post comments on content found on the Site. Such postings are governed by our Terms of Use policy. Please understand that what other Site users who may view your comments or information do with that information is beyond our control.

Contact and Enforcement

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to legal@kantarretail.com. You can also write to Kantar Retail at 245 First Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142 Attention: Legal Department. Kantar Retail will respond to questions and concerns within thirty (30) days of receiving them.

Cooperation with European Data Protection Authorities. With respect to any dispute involving personal data originating in the European Union that cannot be resolved through our internal processes, we will cooperate with competent European Data Protection Authorities and comply with the advice of such authorities. In the event that We or such authorities determine that We did not comply with this policy, We will take appropriate steps to address any adverse effects and to promote future compliance.

For the purposes of the US-EU Safe Harbor Privacy Principles promulgated by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the EU Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), your right to review your personal data and your right to opt-out (as set forth below), the data controller in the U.S. is Kantar Retail, 245 First Street, Cambridge, MA 02142; and, in the UK, Kantar, 6 More London Place, London SE1 2QY.

Security

Transmissions of data or information over the Internet are never 100% secure or error-free. However, we take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

Effective Date; Amendments

This Privacy Policy is effective as of September 1, 2012. We reserve the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Policy from time-to-time and in our sole discretion, but will alert you that changes have been made by indicating on the Policy the date it was last updated. When you visit the Site, you are accepting the current version of this Policy as posted on the Site at that time. We recommend that users revisit this Policy on occasion to learn of any changes.