Questions regarding this Policy should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or may also be contacted directly at the following address:
Attn: Privacy Compliance Officer
Boulder Focus Center
4940 Pearl East Circle, Suite 103
Boulder, CO 80301
What information does Boulder Focus Center collect from you?
In order to create and conduct consumer panels, Boulder Focus Center collects two types of information about its visitors: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information.
Personally identifiable information
This refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are. Personal information is requested when you register for being considered for consumer panels, enter contests or sweepstakes, fill out surveys, and send us feedback. This information might include your name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, and consumer preferences. With this information, Boulder Focus Center can consider you for consumer panels and better provide you with personalized services.
Non-personally identifiable information
This refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. We gather certain information about you based upon where you browse within our site in several ways. This information is compiled and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis. This information may include the Web site's Uniform Resource Locator ("URL") that you just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol ("IP") address. A URL is the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web. An IP address is an identifier for a computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol ("TCP/IP") network, such as the World Wide Web. Networks like the web use the TCP/IP protocol to route information based on the IP address of the destination. In other words, an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web, allowing web servers to locate and identify your computer. Computers require IP addresses in order for users to communicate on the Internet, e.g. for browsing and shopping.
Where do we collect information from you and how do we use it?
We use the customer contact information to create and administer consumer panels, contact clients to inform them of consumer panel status, to send promotional information, to enhance the operation of our site and administer our systems.
We may also share your personally identifiable information with third parties who provide services to us, our customers and web site visitors. Those third parties include authorized contractors, temporary employees and consultants and other companies working with us (collectively, "agents"). Where we believe it to be appropriate (in our sole discretion), we will ask our agents not to disclose or use your personal information for purposes other than to provide services to you or Boulder Focus Center.
We gather information in the following ways:
We collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to gather broad demographic information, to report Non-Personally Identifiable Information and to monitor the level of activity on our site. We collect information from visitors to our site regarding the URLs they came from, their IP addresses, domain types (e.g., .com or .org), the browser type used to come to the site, the country, state and telephone area code where their servers are located, the pages of our site that visitors viewed during their visit, and any search terms entered on our site.
Sign up for consumer panels
Online surveys and polling
In order to improve our services to you, we ask some of our customers to voluntarily complete surveys, which may be collected by an independent third party. Individual survey answers are confidential, although Non-Personally Identifiable Information is collected and disclosed to third parties. If you do not wish to participate in a survey, simply decline to participate when asked.
Contests and sweepstakes
When you enter a contest or other promotion, we may ask you for contact information such as your name, address and e-mail address in order to administer the contest, to send you promotional e-mails, notify winners and make the winners' list publicly available pursuant to certain states' laws. Your consent to such promotional use and disclosure of this information is a condition of your participation. As a condition of receiving any prize, you will be required to submit an Affidavit of Eligibility, for us to ensure that you are eligible to receive the prize according to the Contest Rules.
Newsletters & promotional e-mails
We offer free newsletters and promotional e-mails as a service to our customers. We will send you newsletters and e-mails periodically listing current activities of Boulder Focus Center. To stop receiving our newsletter, send an e-mail to us at email@example.com.
Contact information and third party data
If you contact Boulder Focus Center or our customer service representatives by telephone, e-mail or letter, we may keep a record of your correspondence or comments. If you report a problem with our site, we may collect such information in a file specific to you. If you contact us through our feedback area or by calling one of our customer service representatives, we may ask for your name and e-mail address in order to send you a reply. If other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities on our site, we may keep the information in a file specific to you. We use a third party to help us provide customer service. In order to help you most effectively, we provide them with your account information.
With whom do we share your information?
The information collected by Boulder Focus Center is used only for the limited purposes of creating and administering consumer panels, keeping you informed about your participation in consumer panels, for statistical purposes, for improving our site and its performance, and to notify you of products or special offers that may be of interest to you. We will disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties to administer your participation in consumer panels, provide customer service and deliver promotional e-mails to you from Boulder Focus Center.
We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. We may provide Non-Personally Identifiable Information about our customers' traffic patterns, and related site information to third party advertisers, but these statistics do not include any Personally Identifiable Information. We may release account information when we believe that such release is reasonably necessary to enforce or apply our Terms and Conditions or to protect the rights, property, and safety of Boulder Focus Center, our users, or others.
Except as otherwise stated in this Policy, at present Boulder Focus Center does not disclose its customers' Personally Identifiable Information to others. In the future, with your permission, we may provide some customer information to companies with products or services that may be of interest to you. This would be for marketing purposes only.
The information collected by Boulder Focus Center may be provided to an outside company for the purpose of analysis. That analysis is to help us to improve our site and product selection, and to notify you of special offers that may be of interest to you. That data analysis agent may not share any personally identifiable information with others, or use it for any other purpose than to help Boulder Focus Center.
Occasionally Boulder Focus Center may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide Personally Identifiable Information to the appropriate governmental authorities. We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation. Boulder Focus Center fully cooperates with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful.
How can you update or correct your personally identifiable information?
We believe you should have the ability to access and edit the personal information that you have provided to us. You may change any of your personal information in your account online at any time. We encourage you to promptly update your information if it changes. You may ask to have the information on your account deleted or removed; however, because we keep track of past participation in consumer panels, you cannot delete information associated with past participatoin in consumer panels.
What are your choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information?
We may from time to time send you e-mail or other communications regarding current promotions, specials and new additions to the Boulder Focus Center site. You may "opt-out," or unsubscribe from our newsletters by following the unsubscribe instructions in any e-mail you receive from us, or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. After doing so, Boulder Focus Center users will not receive future communications or mailings unless they open a new account or enter a contest.
What security precautions are in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information?
At Boulder Focus Center you can be assured that your personal and account information is secure, consistent with current industry standards. The importance of security for all Personally Identifiable Information associated with our customers is of utmost concern to us. Our secure servers protect the information using advanced firewall technology.
When you access your account information, the information is kept on a secure server. All of the customer data we collect is protected against unauthorized access by physical security means.
A special note about children's privacy
You must be at least 18 years old to have our permission to use this site. Our policy is that we do not knowingly collect, use or disclose Personally Identifiable Information about visitors under 18 years of age.
Use of "cookies"
A cookie is a small data text file, which a Web site stores on your computer's hard drive (if your Web browser permits) that can later be retrieved to identify you to Boulder Focus Center.
Contacting Boulder Focus Center about privacy questions or concerns
Attn: Privacy Compliance Officer
Boulder Focus Center
4940 Pearl East Circle, Suite 103
Boulder, CO 80301
You may also contact us by e-mail at email@example.com.
When you use our site, we collect personal information from you such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address, telephone number, consumer preferences and a password. We may also collect, or our third party ad server and content server will collect the URL you came from, IP address, domain types (e.g. .com or .org, etc.), your browser type, the country, state and telephone area code where your server is located, the pages of our site that were viewed during a visit and any search terms that you entered on our site.