We are Compass Research Limited incorporated and registered in England and Wales on 22nd October 1998, with company number 03654660.
Our registered address is: Appleton House, 25 Rectory Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6BE
Contact details: Telephone: 0115 923 5865
We are a market research consultancy and members of the Market Research Society (www.mrs.org.uk)
At all times we conduct our work with the privacy of individuals in mind. This means we ensure to collect the minimal personal data required, store it securely and are clear about how we will use the data. If at any time you have reason to believe that we have not acted appropriately then please do not hesitate to contact us as firstname.lastname@example.org.
The personal information that we collect from you will vary depending on the context of your interactions with us and the services that we are providing you. It may include, but is not limited, to the following scenarios and information:
We conduct research either on behalf of our clients or for projects initiated by Compass Research.
Where we free find participants to take part in our research, we use a third party to recruit people to take part in the research. Compass Research acts as the controller of this data and we process your data under the lawful basis of a contract or consent as appropriate. Your personal data will only be used for research purposes, which may include profiling however your data in this scenario is anonymised. Any data shared outside of the project managers is anonymised so you cannot be identified.
Where we conduct research using our client’s data, Compass Research is acting as a data processor on our client’s behalf. We will only use this data to complete the task commissioned by our client and it will not use it for any other purposes. We sometimes inform our client as to who has been contacted to take part in the research, but not whether you actively took part.
Occasionally our clients may ask for any additional personal data we gather during the research to be passed back to them, this would only be undertaken if you give explicit consent for this to take place, in accordance to both the GDPR regulations and the Market Research Society Code of Conduct.
We will hold your data for up to 6 months from the end of the research project. If you have been asked and agreed to taking part in further research your data will held for up to one year.
As in accordance to the Market Research Society we do not provide any personal data to our clients as to who has taken part our research, unless you have provided explicit consent to do so.
We collect personal data:
We may also email businesses about information and activities that we think they may be interested in. If you do not want us to send us updates like this, please email us at email@example.com.
We process this data on the basis of either undertaking a contract which is entered upon whilst Compass Research conducts services on our client’s behalf. We also use legitimate interest to market our services as deemed appropriate. We may collect personal information for marketing purposes from places such as business directories and other commercially or publicly available sources. If you do not wish us to collect and use your personal information in these ways, it may mean that we will be unable to provide you with our products or services.
To check or improve the information we hold on you or to remove your data please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other circumstances where we may process your data
In order to improve the overall experience of using our website, we use a server-based log to place cookies and collect anonymous information about our visitors
o Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit a website. The information collected may include what pages you have visited, your computer’s IP address, geolocation and the duration of your visit. This data is mainly used as a way of improving the website functionalities or to provide advanced statistical data, for example through Google Analytics.
Some of our service providers may have access to your data in order to perform services on our behalf – conducting surveys is a good example of this. We make sure anyone who provides a service for us has been vetted to ensure continuation of due diligence under GDPR and that they enter into an agreement with us and meets our standards for data security. They will not use your data for anything other than the clearly defined purpose relating to the service that they are providing on our behalf.
Compass Research Ltd never share, sell, rent or trade your personal information to any third parties for marketing purposes.
The majority of your information is processed in the UK and European Economic Areas (EEA).
As part of the services offered to you through our website, the personal information you provide may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA). By way of example, this may happen if any of the computer servers used to host the website are located in a country outside of the EEA. If we transfer your personal information outside of the EEA in this way, we will take steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this privacy notice.
Compass Research Ltd may transfer your data to the USA to organizations organisations such as Facebook, Google, Focus Vision. The USA has weaker data protection laws than that of the EEA and therefore we will ensure that only organisations who are a part of the EU Privacy Shield initiative will handle your personal information.
More details on this certification can be found at www.privacyshield.gov/welcome
Compass Research Ltd is committed to protecting the personal information you entrust to us and we strive to comply with our obligations at all times. Any personal information collected, recorded or used in any way, whether on paper, online or any other media, will have appropriate safeguards applied in line with our data protection obligations.
We adopt robust and appropriate technologies and policies, so the information we have about you is protected from unauthorized access and improper use e.g. all of our information is stored in an encrypted format and our own network is protected.
We will keep your personal information only where it is necessary to fulfil our business requirements and/or provide you with our products and services.
There may be times when we may keep your information after this period but only where required to meet legal or regulatory obligations. The length of time we keep your information for these purposes will vary depending on the obligations we need to meet.
Please contact us if you wish to exercise any of your rights outline above either by email: email@example.com or by telephone 0115 923 5865
You can also make a complaint to our professional body the Market Research Society which we are members of www.mrs.org.uk
For further information on data protection regulations and laws these can be found at: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public