Effective from: May 2018
Green Shoots Research Ltd values and respects the privacy of everyone who visits greenshootsresearch.com. If we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
What does this Policy cover?
What information we collect from you
We also receive information on you from other organisations where you have given consent for those other organisations to share information they hold on you with us, and where other organisations can lawfully share information on you with us, in order to facilitate any market research project that you have opted in to and signed up for.
We may collect certain non-personally identifiable information in part through the use of a web technology called a cookie. A cookie is a small piece of text that is stored on your computer, phone or other mobile device when using a browser to connect to the internet. Cookies have many uses but specifically, they are used to store information about you on your computer. Unless you have specifically set your computer to reject cookies, websites will already have been using cookies to enhance your online experience.
Specifically, we use google analytics cookies which contains a randomly generated ID used to recognise your browser when you read a page. The cookie contains no personal information and is used only for web analytics.
You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Site and prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.
How we use your information
Our use of your personal data will always have a lawful basis, and we will never sell, share or rent your personal data. We collect personal data to understand your needs and provide you with a better service. Specifically, we may use your data for the following purposes:
You have the right to withdraw your consent to us using your personal data at any time, and to request that we delete it. If you would like to do this, please contact us by email at email@example.com.
How long we store your personal data for
We only keep your personal data for as long as we need to, in order to use it for the reason(s) it was first collected. If you would like us to delete it sooner, please contact us.
Where we store your personal data
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Your data will typically be stored within the European Economic Area (“the EEA”, which consists of all EU member states plus Norway, Iceland, and Lichtenstein).
From time to time we may transfer (‘transfer’ includes making available remotely) personal data to countries outside of the EEA if we are running projects in these countries. If we do transfer data outside the EEA, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated as safely and securely as it would be within the UK under the GDPR. This could include (but is not restricted to) asking for your informed consent or determining that the transfer is to a country (or international organisation) that the European Commission has determined ensures an adequate level of protection for personal data).
Sharing your information
When you have agreed to participate in a market research project, in order for you to participate and benefit from incentives for doing so, we do share your information with other people or involving other organisations from time to time.
When we share your information, we want you to know that we only do so in accordance with our legal data protection and privacy obligations.
Subject to the exceptions below, we will not share any of your data with any third parties.
In certain circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain data held by us, which may include your personal data, for example, where we are involved in legal proceedings, where we are complying with legal obligations, a court order, or a governmental authority.
As a data subject, under the GDPR you have the right to:
How can you access your data?
You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by us. Please contact us for more details.
Should you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK’s supervisory authority, the Information Commissioners Office.
You can contact the ICO via: https://ico.org.uk, Phone on 0303 123 1113 or post to Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF