Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

 

Plays Nicely With Paper LLC  (“PNWP”) reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, and in such case will post the changes on this page of PNWP Site.

 

The Privacy Policy is subject to the Participant Agreement and all terms not defined here are defined in the Participant Agreement.

 

PNWP is a concept and product market research company that provides consumer insights for the crafting industry.

 

PNWP is committed to maintaining the privacy and security of personal information. We do not conduct sales or direct marketing, nor do we provide or sell personal information to be used for direct contact sales or marketing purposes.

 

Last Updated January 7, 2015

 

  1. INFORMATION COLLECTION AND PARTICIPANT CHOICE

I understand and agree that one of the primary purposes of the Site and the Services is to collect information from me and other Participants in order to provide such information to PNWP to provide consumer insights for the crafting industry. All Participants and applicants who participate on this Site must provide us with their name, email address, postal address, birth date, gender, other demographic and interest information including, but not limited to occupation, interests and all other required registration and application information. In addition, in order to participation in the Services, I may provide PNWP with additional information as requested in relation to such Services. Although I may always decline to provide requested information, if I do so, I may not be able to participate in that particular activity, I many not earn or may forfeit compensation, and my Panel member account may be closed by PNWP upon inactivity of 12 (twelve) months. All information provided by me to PNWP, whether on-line or off-line, is referred to in this Privacy Policy as “Participant Information.”

 

  1. METHODS OF COLLECTION

PNWP receives Participant Information directly from me when I register or apply to participate with the Site and at later times when I provide additional information through my participation in the Services. PNWP may combine, aggregate, and analyze Participant Information. PNWP may also collect and assemble Participant Information through tracking tools such as cookies or database software.

 

  1. PARTICIPANT DATABASE

PNWP maintains a Participant Database for the purpose of inviting Participants to participate in the Services. Registration into this database is available through a link on the PNWP website. An invitation to participate in future survey research may also be distributed through other means. Information provided by Participants in the registration questionnaire is voluntary and is used 

for the purpose of identifying eligibility for participation in future market research activities. Follow up questions may be necessary to qualify a respondent for specific research activities. Participation in the PNWP Participant Database may be discontinued by my inactivity and lack of response to the participation invitation.

 

  1. HOW PNWP USES PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

Participation Information may be used by PNWP in the operation of its business. Suck activities may include storage, analysis, aggregation, de-aggregation, transfer, or comparison of Participant Information. PNWP may use Participant Information to send certain opportunities, such as surveys, to me and to communicate with me through any method (e.g., email, phone, fax, US mail). PNWP may use Participant Information to improve its business and develop new insights, products, and tools. Participant Information may be used in additional ways as posed on this Privacy Policy in the future.

 

  1. SHARING OF PARTICIPANT INFORMATION WITH CLIENTS AND THIRD PARTIES

When PNWP delivers reports or other business communications to its clients, prospects, or others, PNWP will de-personalize and/or aggregate Participant Information, so that any specific item of information cannot be linked to me individually. For example, PNWP may provide aggregate information not using individual names (e.g. “25% of women answering question 4 are in the education industry”). If PNWP shares information on the individual level with a client or others, (for example a quote or an answer to a specific question or a survey) PNWP will de-identify the information. For example, PNWP will only disclose my first name and city, but not my last name or any contact information. Except for my first name and a quote of my response, PNWP  will never identify me by my full name for a client.

 

PNWP may also release or provide full copies of Participant Information to third parties, including full name and other identifying information, under the following circumstances:

  • PNWP may use or share my personally identifiable information with a third party research service provider for the purposes of research. 
  • In response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal processes.
  • If part or all of PNWP’s business is sold to, merged with, or acquired by another company, in which case some or all Participant Information would belong to such new company.
  • If PNWP suspects a Participant of committing fraud, breaching the Participant Agreement, or engaging in activity that is harmful to PNWP, its clients, or others.
  • PNWP may share Participant Information with third parties as reasonably as necessary for it to operate the Site and to provide offers and services to Participants. For example, if PNWP must mail me a payment or use PayPal, it may use my mailing or email address.
  • PNWP may receive assistance from contractors and consultants to run its business and they may, in some cases, have access to Participant Information. In such case, the contractors and consultants will be under the obligation of confidentiality.

 

  1. COOKIES AND THIRD PARTY TRACKING TECHNOLOGY

A “cookie” is a small data file that may be saved to and stored on my computer when I visit a website or open and email. Cookies permit a website to “remember” whether my computer has visited the website before and helps the website create a more personalized experience for me and records activities taken by me, such as activities completed. United States Government Information Bulletin (I-034) contains a good description of cookie technology.

 

In addition to cookie technology, PNWP may use additional third party technology and tracking tools to record additional information such as surveys and activities completed by me and to communicate information about me such as demographic information (e.g. gender), in order to target specific services and opportunities to specific groups as requested by members of the craft industry. Cookies and other tracking technology are collectively referred to as “cookies and Recording Tools.”

 

My computer permits me to change the settings on my web browser to not accept and/or disable Cookies and Recording Tools. However, if I do not accept Cookies and Recording Tools used by PNWP, I may not be able to participate in certain activities. If I do not accept Cookies and Recording Tools, I may not receive credit for panels, surveys, or other activities completed by me because PNWP is unable to track and record my activity.

 

  1. PRIVACY AND SECURITY

PNWP uses a number of sophisticated protocols to protect Participant Information: the separation of Participant and response data, sophisticated password functionality and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology when PNWP gathers and transfers sensitive personal information. PNWP also supports encrypted file transfer. However, I also understand and agree that PNWP cannot ensure the privacy or security of any information transmitted over the internet, including through email, and that PNWP is not responsible for any wrongdoing or criminal activities of third parties such as hackers.