Mars Research values the privacy of its users, members, customers and subscribers.
The Information Mars Research Collects( Personal Identifiable Information): You may provide to Mars Research what is generally called “personally identifiable information” (including but not limited to your name, email address, postal mailing address, home/mobile telephone number) when you participate in certain surveys with Mars Research.
The Way Mars Research Uses Your Information Public Profiles: When you choose to create a public profile on Mars Research Online, you will post, at your option, certain personal information. Mars Research uses the information that we collect to operate, maintain, enhance, and provide to you all of the features and services to allow your participation. We will use your email address, without further consent, for administrative purposes such as sending you “welcome” emails, online updates and requests, appointment reminders, for customer service purposes, or to contact you regarding any Mars Research activities in which you are presently participating.
Mars Research uses your email address to send to you activity emails, newsletters, and, from time to time, notices about special activities, features, or items available on Mars Research Online.
When Mars Research Discloses Information: Mars Research does not share your personally identifiable information with other organizations for their marketing or promotional uses without your express consent.
Mars Research may disclose some types of Member Information to certain affiliated companies or other businesses or persons who provide web site hosting, maintenance and security services. We require that these parties process such information in compliance with this Privacy Notice, we authorize only a limited use of such information, and we require these parties to use appropriate confidentiality measures.
Mars Research may disclose Member Information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright law) or respond to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena, or warrant. We may make such disclosures, in some cases, without providing Members notice.
Mars Research also reserves the right to disclose Member Information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to take precautions against liability; protect Mars Research from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations; to assist government enforcement agencies; to protect the security or integrity of Mars Research Online; and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of our Members or other persons.
- When Mars Research will contact you:
- To invite you to participate in survey research;
- To conduct a survey research interview with you;
- To validate answers you gave in a recent survey we conducted;
To update and to ensure that our records of your personal information are correct;
To ask for your permission to use your personal information for a purpose that was not identified to you when we first collected your personal information.
When you participate in our surveys, we may ask you for your personal opinions, as well as demographic information, such as your age and household composition. You may refuse to answer certain questions or discontinue participation in a study at any time. If you join one of our panels, you may rescind your membership by following the opt-out process for that particular panel.
Your Choices: You may, of course, decline to share your personally-identifiable information with Mars Research in which case you will not be able to participate in many Mars Research Online activities. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you account access. HOWEVER, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your member identification at all times.
Your Consent; Changes and Updates to this Privacy Notice: This Privacy Notice may be revised periodically without further notice to you and this will be reflected by the “last modified” notice above. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Notice in effect when we received that personal information. Your continued use of Mar Research Online constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Notice and any future revisions.