Privacy Policy

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What personal data do we collect and why do we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

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If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

iOpenUSA will not make your Personal Data available to any third party without your consent unless it is required by law, as further specified below.

If a survey or other market research program or other activity includes making Personal Data available to a third party, iOpenUSA will only share your Personal Data with your consent. If data collected is used for statistical modeling to better understand trends and preferences amongst specific groups or audiences within the general population, only limited Personal Data shared will be used only for market research purposes and again only with your consent.

 iOpenUSA may disclose your Personal Data, profiling data, or other research data to third parties as follows:

in connection with market research services (including our incentives programs), to our agents, contractors, or Partners that facilitate such services; provided, however, such parties are restricted from using your Personal Data in any way other than to provide services to iOpenUSA ;
with agents, contractors, or Partners of Cint in connection with services that these individuals or entities perform for, or with, Cint. These agents, contractors, or partners are restricted from using this information in any way other than to provide services for Cint. Cint may, for example, provide Personal Data to agents, contractors, or Partners for hosting our survey websites, for data collection or processing services, or for sending you information that you requested, but those parties cannot use your Personal Data for their own purposes unrelated to the work they are doing for us;
with Clients of Cint, but in these cases, your Personal Data will only be shared with Clients:
i) with your consent, or ii) for permitted research purposes in accordance with the codes of the Insights Association and ESOMAR.
in connection with the request or requirement of any lawful request by public authorities, to meet national security or law enforcement requirements;
pursuant to the required legal process, to the related compelling party;
when Cint believes that disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with suspected or actual illegal activity;
In connection with the sale, assignment, or other transfer of Cint, in which case Cint will require any such buyer to agree to treat Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Notice. In the event that a sale, assignment, or other transfer of Cint is not consummated with a prospective buyer, Cint will require the third party not to use or disclose your Personal Data in any manner whatsoever and to completely erase the same; or
as otherwise authorized by you.
Cint may license certain limited Personal Data to third parties (e.g., data brokers, data aggregators, etc.) for market research purposes, including, but without limitation, the licensing of individual-level and/or aggregated-level data (e.g., product and/or service purchasing or usage activity, website visitation data, internet search history, etc.) for the development of audience insights and/or look-alike models, for the purpose of sale of such data to the third party’s customers for the purpose of performing analytics and providing marketing intelligence. This information may be shared via a cookie (cookie ID), a mobile advertising identifier, an email address, or another method. After look-alike modeling of aggregation has been performed, Personal Data is deleted.

Additionally, identifying information and information collected by automated means may be provided to third parties, including, without limitation, Clients, Partners, agents, and/or vendors for the purposes of identifying respondents for re-contact surveys or communications, fraud detection, and/or prevention, database matching, data validation, data append, coding, data segmentation, and reward, incentive, and/or sweepstakes or promotion related services.

Cint may maintain Personal Data or machine identifiable information in order to satisfy your requests and/or Cint’s business requirements. For instance, Cint may retain the email address of Participants who opted out to ensure Cint conforms to any such wish. Any retention of Personal Data is done in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Again, Cint will only share your personal data with your consent.

How long do we retain your data?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights do you have over your data?

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Cint does not knowingly collect Personal Data from children below the age where parental consent is required. If Cint becomes aware that Cint has inadvertently collected Personal Data from a child below the age where parental consent is required, Cint will delete such Personal Data from our database.


The security of your Personal Data is very important to us. Accordingly, Cint has put in place reasonable technical, physical, and administrative safeguards to protect the information Cint collects. Only those employees who need access to your information in order to perform their duties are authorized to have access to your Personal Data.

Despite the safeguards, Cint implements, transmissions over the Internet and/or a mobile network are not totally secure and Cint does not guarantee the security of online transmissions. Cint is not responsible for any errors by individuals in submitting Personal Data to Cint.


Cint will store Personal Data no longer than necessary for the purpose of the processing activity or as authorized by you. This period may also be based on Cint’s or one of our Panel Owners or Partner’s contractual commitments to you, applicable periods of limitation (to bring claims) or according to applicable law.


You have the right to review, correct, or delete your Personal Data, subject to applicable laws and regulations. Specifically:

Right of access — You have the right to obtain confirmation and information about the processing of your Personal Data
Right to rectification — You have the right to have any inaccuracies about your Personal Data corrected
Right to erasure — You have the right to have your Personal Data deleted (this right is limited to data which according to law and regulation may only be processed with your consent, if you withdraw your consent for processing)
Right to restriction of data processing — You have the right to require that the processing of your Personal Data be restricted (during the course of any investigation into honoring your request, Cint’s access to your Personal Data will be limited)
Right to data portability — You have the right to have your Personal Data transferred to another party (this right is limited to data provided by you)
If you want to exercise any of your rights, you may contact us with such a request using

the contact details are provided in the “CONTACT US” section below.

Upon receiving a request from an individual, Cint will attempt to provide the requested information within 30 days, providing that the request is such that it can be reasonably be responded to in that time frame. If more time is required, Cint will notify you within thirty days.

In certain situations, however, Cint may not be able to provide access to some Personal Data. This may occur when:

providing access to Personal Data would be likely to reveal Personal Data about a third party;
disclosing the information would reveal confidential commercial information; or
the information has been collected for the purposes of a legal investigation.
If Cint denies an individual’s request for access to their Personal Data, Cint will advise the individual of the reason for the refusal.


Your decision to participate in a survey or other market research program, respond to any specific survey question or provide Personal Data, including Sensitive Personal Data, will always be respected.

You may choose whether or not to participate in a particular survey or other market research program, refuse to answer certain questions or discontinue participation at any time. However, failure to provide certain information or fully participate in a particular survey may preclude you from receiving incentive compensation or participation in future certain research studies. For more information about incentives, please refer to Cint’s Terms and Conditions by clicking here.

Panel Members of a panel of one of our Panel Owners that no longer want to participate in surveys, other market research programs or be subject to the use of automated technologies or other activities, including cookies, can opt out by visiting the Privacy Settings page of the member portal for the panel you belong. The Privacy Settings page can also be reached by clicking on the opt-out links on survey invitations. Finally, Panel Members and Participants can contact us by using the contact details provided in the “CONTACT US” section below.


Cint stores data in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). However, as a global organization, a Cint affiliated company or non-affiliated service provider may collect, process, store, or transfer your Personal Data outside your originating country.

The (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA):

Cint’s legal entities outside the EU and EEA have entered into intra-company data protection agreements using standard contractual clauses prepared by the European Commission. Cint has contracts in place with service providers and other business providers that require the contracting parties to respect the confidentiality of your Personal Data and to handle European Personal Data in accordance with applicable European data protection laws.

Russian Federation:

In accordance with data protection laws of the Russian Federation, Cint collects, processes, and stores Personal Data of citizens of the Russian Federation in the Russian Federation and only subsequently transfers that data to the EU or the EEA.


This Privacy Notice applies solely to our surveys and other market research programs, and not to any other product or service. Our surveys or other market research programs may contain links to a number of third-party websites that Cint believes may offer useful information. The policies and procedures Cint describes here do not apply to those websites. Cint recommends that you carefully read the privacy notices or policies of each site that you visit for information on their privacy, security, data collection, and distribution policies. By participating in any of our surveys or other market research programs or any of our websites following any Privacy Notice change, you freely and specifically give us your consent to collect, use, transfer and disclose your Personal Information in the manner specified in such then-current Privacy Notice.


Cint very much values your opinion and feedback. If you want to review, correct, or delete your Personal Data or have questions, comments or suggestions, or if you would like to opt out of our surveys or other market research programs or have questions about your Personal Data, please contact us:

Via email at:

Or via postal mail at:

Cint AB
Luntmakargatan 18, 1tr
111 37 Stockholm, Sweden

ATTENTION: Privacy Compliance Officer