Privacy Policy

Effective Date: March 2018

In this Policy, we, our, or us refers to CPS Research.

This Privacy Policy explains how we handle the personal information that you provide to us on websites controlled by CPS Research. This Privacy Policy also describes the collection of certain other types of information on CPS Research websites.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to personal information collected from you offline or to third-party websites to which CPS Research websites may link. Your use of CPS Research websites is subject to this Privacy Policy, the Terms & Conditions statement and the Cookie Policy. 

Please read this Privacy Policy along with the Terms and Conditions and Cookie Policy before using CPS Research websites or submitting personal information to us.

How does this Privacy Policy define “personal information”?

“Personal information” means data which relate to a living individual who can be identified from those data, or from those data and other information which is in the possession of, or is likely to come into the possession of, CPS Research.

Examples of personal information include your name, postal address, e-mail address, and telephone number. 

What types of information does CPS Research collect online?

Personal Information you submit: CPS Research collects personal information that you enter into data fields on CPS Research websites. For example, you may submit your name, postal address, e-mail address, and/or other information in order to receive information about various subjects, register for CPS Research programmes, contact CPS Research customer service, or respond to CPS Research surveys. To protect your privacy, you should not provide CPS Research with any information that is not specifically requested or that you are willing to share following review of our privacy policy, terms and conditions and cookie policy.

Passive collection of certain other technical and web browsing information: CPS Research websites may collect information about your visits to CPS Research websites without you actively submitting such information. This information may include, for example, your browser type and language, your operating system, your Internet Protocol (IP) address and the URLs of sites you visited before and after visiting the CPS Research website or the web search that directed you on the CPS Research website. This information may be collected using various technologies, such as cookies or web analytics. Your Internet browser also automatically transmits to CPS Research websites some of this information, such as the URL of the website you just visited and the browser version your computer is operating.

Does CPS Research collect “sensitive” Personal Information?

CPS Research collects via websites personal information, such as health related information, that may be designated as “sensitive” under data privacy laws in some jurisdictions. CPS Research shall adopt additional measures as required by local law for the processing of such information. By providing us with sensitive personal information, you also consent to CPS Research collecting, storing, and processing it.

How does CPS Research use personal information that I have provided?

CPS Research will use the personal information you provide through CPS Research websites to respond to your questions and to provide you with efficient customer service. We may also use this personal information for other business purposes, such as to offer you the opportunity to receive notices regarding CPS Research or to invite you to participate in surveys.

Will CPS Research combine personal information provided on a CPS Research website with your other personal information?

CPS Research may combine personal information that you provide to us online with our offline records.  CPS Research may combine personal information that you have provided to us directly with records provided by third parties e.g. your doctor.  We use this consolidated information to help us better design CPS Research websites and CPS Research products, to communicate information to you, and to enhance our surveys.

It is CPS Research’s practice to notify you if you are registering for a programme which is conducted in conjunction with another company that may require access to your personal information.  This notification will be outlined in the survey contacts page as well as discussed directly in the event you provide authorisation for us to follow up via a telephone call. 

CPS Research reserves the right to disclose your personal information to respond to authorised information requests from government authorities, to address national security situations, or when otherwise required by law.

Who within CPS Research will have access to personal information about me?

Personal information can be accessed by a restricted number of CPS Research employees. 

We train our employees about the importance of privacy and how to handle and manage customer data appropriately and securely.

How does CPS Research secure personal information?

It is CPS Research’s practice to secure each web page that collects personal information; however, the confidentiality of personal information transmitted over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. We urge you to exercise caution when transmitting personal information over the Internet, especially personal information related to your health. CPS Research cannot guarantee that unauthorised third parties will not gain access to your personal information; therefore, when submitting personal information to CPS Research websites, you must weigh both the benefits and the risks and only after considering the benefits and risks should you progress to provide any personal information. 

In addition, when CPS Research websites link to a website that is not controlled by CPS Research or subject to a CPS Research privacy policy, Terms & Conditions or Cookie policy you should check the privacy policies, Terms & Conditions and Cookie Policy of such third-party websites before submitting personal information.

Does CPS Research transfer personal information to jurisdictions outside of the United Kingdom?

CPS Research does not transfer personal information to different jurisdictions unless you give express permission to do so. CPS Research will clearly notify you when data you enter may be transferred to another jurisdiction. CPS Research is bound by the General Data Protection Regulations pertaining to the United Kingdom Jurisdiction. 

What choices do I have about how CPS Research collects and uses personal information about me?

You may always limit the amount and type of personal information that CPS Research receives about you by choosing not to enter any personal information into forms or data fields on CPS Research websites. Some of our online services can only be provided to you if you provide us with appropriate personal information, if you are unable to complete the personal information we require our systems are designed with safeguards to ensure you do not progress. Other parts of CPS Research websites may ask whether you wish to opt into or opt out of our contact lists for offers, promotions and additional services that may be of interest to you.  We would only contact you using your personal data if you have opted into this service. 

Does CPS Research share personal information with third parties?

CPS Research will not share, sell or license your personal information to third parties unless you give consent for us to do so. CPS Research will clearly notify you when data you enter may be transferred to a third party. CPS Research may share information you have provided with third parties with whom CPS Research is conducting a programme or activity in an anonymised form only.

On occasions we may be contracted to obtain a survey response to allow a third party to follow up with you directly to ask further questions about the health information you have submitted.  We would outline this in the survey from the outset as well as obtaining your express consent to this sharing of information. 

How does CPS Research protect the privacy of children?

CPS Research does not knowingly collect or use any personal information directly from children (we define “children” as minors younger than 13) on CPS Research websites. We do not knowingly allow children to communicate with us or use any of our online services.

If you are a parent and become aware that your child has provided us with information, please contact us using one of the methods specified below, and we will work with you to address this issue.

How may I correct personal information or delete it from current customer records?

You may request that we remove your personal information from our current customer records or that we amend your personal information. Please notify us of your wishes by contacting us in one of the ways specified below. 

For our record keeping purposes, we will retain certain personal information you submit in conjunction with commercial transactions.

Why do CPS Research websites use “cookies” and other tracking technologies?

CPS Research uses cookies as required to provide functionality and for the purposes of gathering analytics data. Please see our cookies policy for details of the cookies used by this website.

You can also learn more about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org as well as reading our Cooking Policy.

How can I contact CPS Research?

If you have questions about the use, amendment, or deletion of personal information that you have provided to us, or if you would like to opt out of future communications from a CPS Research business or a particular CPS Research programme, please contact us by clicking on the “Contact” link on the website you are visiting. Alternatively, you may send a letter to the following address:

Attention of: Managing Director, CPS Research Ltd, 3 Todd Campus, West of Scotland Science Park, Glasgow, G20 0XA, Scotland, United Kingdom. 

In all communications to CPS Research, please include the e-mail address used for registration (if applicable), the website address or the specific CPS Research programme to which you provided personal information (e.g. this website), and a detailed explanation of your request.  Without this information it may be more difficult to locate the originating record relating to your personal information. 

If you would like to delete, amend or correct your personal information and are contacting us by e-mail, please put “Deletion Request” or “Amendment/Correction Request”, as applicable, in the subject line of the e-mail. We will do our best to respond to all reasonable requests in a timely manner.

How will I know whether CPS Research has updated this policy?

Without prejudice to your rights under applicable law, CPS Research reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy without prior notice to reflect technological advancements, legal and regulatory changes and good business practices.

If CPS Research changes its privacy practices, an updated version of this Privacy Policy will reflect those changes and we will notify you of such changes by updating the effective date at the top of this Privacy Policy.

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