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TNS UK Privacy & Cookie Policy

Date created: 11/06/2013

Last revised: 28/09/2016

TNS Online Data Protection Notice

Your privacy is important to us and we shall take care to safeguard it. This privacy policy only applies to individuals visiting http://www.crimesurvey.co.uk who wish to find out more about the Crime Survey for England and Wales. It applies to personal data submitted via email from this site.

This privacy policy does NOT apply to data submitted by respondents who have completed or are about to complete a market research survey. For the privacy policy relevant to such surveys you should contact the local TNS company that has asked you to complete the survey or visit http://www.tnsglobal.com/. In regards to the Crime Survey for England and Wales respondents should visit http://www.tns-bmrb.co.uk.

When and what information do we collect?

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our website, you may send us an email at the address indicated in the Contacting us section below.

What do we do with your personal information?

By submitting an enquiry through email you consent to us using the personal data within that email to provide you with emails or correspondence regarding your enquiry.

With whom will we share your information?

By submitting personal data to TNS, as described above, you consent to us sharing your personal information within TNS. TNS is a Kantar company, by submitting personal data to TNS as described above you consent to us sharing your personal information within TNS and Kantar companies to respond to your enquiry. For more information about Kantar companies please see the "Who We Are" section on aboutkantar.com.

Your personally identifiable information may be transferred if TNS is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets.

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information in the rare but possible circumstance that the information is subject to disclosure pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, orders or for similar legal or regulatory requirements.

Contact us

Please notify us by email to enquires@tns-bmrb.co.uk if you:

  • do not wish your personal data to be used in the manner described above (we should be grateful if you set out your specific objections to any use);
  • wish to see the personal data we hold about you. We will endeavour to respond to your access request within 40 days of receiving your request (will incur a £10 fee per request). If we cannot fulfil your request, we will provide you with a written explanation of why we had to deny your access request.
Cookies and log files

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by a website that assigns a numerical user ID and stores certain information about your online browsing. When we use cookies, we do so to help us recognise you as a prior user of this site. The cookie file does not store your personal information. If you prefer not to receive cookies from our website you can disable their use in your browser settings. By doing so you may reduce the functionality of the web pages you view.

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP); referring pages, operating system and date/time stamp.

We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyse trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information. For further information visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

The following is a list of cookies that may be used by this site:

__utma This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to a site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by you, and you subsequently visit the site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to a site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.
__utmc Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. For backwards compatibility purposes with sites still using the urchin.js tracking code, this cookie will continue to be written and will expire when the user exits the browser.
__utmz This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach a site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within a site. The cookie is updated with each page view to the site.
BCSI-CS-aaebbad6ac593b24 This cookie stores the users preferences for the website

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google. For more information about Google Analytics visit Google Analytics website, and to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Miscellaneous

This privacy policy is governed and construed in accordance with English law and incorporated into the terms and conditions set out in this website.

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will always have the most up-to-date policy on this web page. We will record at the introduction of this policy when the policy was last revised.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement you should first contact enquiries@tnsglobal.com.

We are TNS UK Ltd, A Kantar Group Company, and our registered address is TNS House, Westgate, London W5 1AU (company number 3073845).