Startup CPG, Inc. is fully committed to safeguarding your privacy. Regardless of whether you are engaging with us as a research participant, research partner, research client, or prospective client, we have implemented data privacy systems and practices to ensure your research data and your personal data are respected and secured. Startup CPG, Inc. conducts market research studies solely for market research purposes for our use or on behalf of our customers and other third parties (“Partners”). As a research participant, we sometimes offer incentives in exchange for your participation. We share survey results and other information collected with our Partners who typically use the information we provide to conduct and improve their products, services, and advertisements.
This policy defines the commitment of Startup CPG, Inc. to protect the privacy of Personal Information that is collected or used in the course of conducting market research. On a global basis, Startup CPG will, and will cause its affiliates to, establish and maintain business procedures that are consistent with this policy.
The Information Startup CPG Collects
Personally Identifiable Information (PII). You may provide personally identifiable information to Startup CPG, including, but not limited to, your email address and postal mailing zip code, and other information (collectively “PII” or “personally identifiable information”). PII may be collected, without limitation, in connection with participation in interviews, completing surveys, when voluntarily provided to us.
How we use your information
If you participate in our surveys, the survey responses that you provide will be used only for market research. We will not use or share your responses for direct marketing.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We do not sell or provide your personal information to Partners for their use in marketing and advertising products or services to you. We will not pass along your Personally Identifiable Information to any third party.
We may also share and disclose information that is aggregated, de-identified or otherwise does not specifically identify you or your device, in our discretion.
Updating/Removing Personal Information
You may, of course, decline to share your PII with Startup CPG, Inc. in which case you will not be able to fully participate in our research studies or some aspects of our websites.
You can also ask us to delete your personal information related to your research participation from our active files by emailing us at email@example.com.
Commitment to Data Security
Startup CPG, Inc. uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of personally identifiable information. Startup CPG operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. We periodically review and enhance our security and privacy policies as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our users, customers, sponsors and members. HOWEVER, THIS IS NOT A GUARANTEE THAT SUCH INFORMATION MAY NOT BE ACCESSED, DISCLOSED, ALTERED, OR DESTROYED BY BREACH OF ANY OF OUR PHYSICAL, TECHNICAL, OR MANAGERIAL SAFEGUARDS.
Commitment to Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, Startup CPG, Inc. does not knowingly collect or maintain PII from persons under 13 years-of-age, and no part of our work is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access our website, participate in any of our interviews, online surveys or participate in any of our research services at any time or in any manner. If the Startup CPG team learns that PII of persons less than 13-years-of-age has been collected, then they will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.
If you are a parent or guardian who has discovered that your child has submitted his or her personal information without your permission or consent, Startup CPG will take reasonable steps to remove that information from its database at your request. To request removal of your child's information, please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. and be sure to include in your message the same user name, password, and e-mail address that your child submitted.
Nevada Privacy Rights
Under Nevada law, Nevada residents may submit a request directing us not to make certain disclosures of personal information we maintain about them. To exercise this right, you may contact us as follows:
California Privacy Rights
This section contains disclosures required by the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and applies only to “personal information” that is subject to the CCPA. Consumers with disabilities may access this notice by using a standard screen reader.
Personal Information We Collect, Disclose for a Business Purpose, and Sell.
In the past 12 months, we may have collected the categories of personal information about California consumers listed below:
Categories of Sources From Which Information May Be Collected.
We collect this personal information from the following categories of sources:
Why We Collect, Use, and Share California Information.
Our commercial purposes, including:
Recipients of California Personal Information.
During the past 12 months, we may have disclosed, shared or sold the categories of personal information designated above to the categories of third parties listed below.
Your Rights Regarding Personal Information.
California residents have certain rights with respect to the personal information collected by businesses. If you are a California resident, you may exercise the following rights regarding your personal information, subject to certain exceptions and limitations:
To exercise any of the above rights, please contact us using the following information and submit the required verifying information, as further described below:
Verification Process and Required Information.
Note that we may need to request additional information from you to verify your identity or understand the scope of your request, although you will not be required to create an account with us to submit a request or have it fulfilled. You may be required to provide the following for verification purposes:
You may designate an authorized agent to make a CCPA request on your behalf by providing us with a power of attorney or your written permission to allow the authorized agent to submit the request on your behalf and verification of your identity.
Minors’ Right to Opt In.
We do not sell the personal information of minors under 16 years of age.