Privacy Policy

Data Protection and Privacy Policy

Safeguarding your data and privacy is our number one priority when you join the MyOpinionMatters Community.

Here is our Commitment to You:

  1. We will never try to sell or promote any products or services to you - that is not the aim of this community. Under the MRS and ESOMAR market research guidelines to which Empathy Research subscribe, we are not permitted to sell you anything at any time. The MyOpinionMatters Community exists solely for market research purposes.
  2. We will NEVER share or sell your personal information to any other party without your permission.
  3. Empathy Research makes a commitment to each member that it will ensure the utmost data protection and confidentiality and therefore maintain the anonymity of each member online.
  4. The information you give us will be treated as confidential, unless you have given your consent to the contrary, and will always be aggregated with other responses.

I. Data Protection

By submitting your application to become a member of the MyOpinionMatters Community, you consent to Empathy Research to hold, store, process, and use the information you submit for the purposes of market research. Your personal details will not be disclosed to any third party without your permission. Please note that information disclosed by you will not necessarily be stored anonymously but will be stored securely. If you do not wish Empathy Research to use data submitted by you in this way, please do not subscribe to the MyOpinionMatters Community.

The member has the right at any time to request a copy of any "personal data" within the meaning of the Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2003 (as amended, re-enacted or replaced from time to time) that Empathy Research holds about the member (for which Empathy Research may charge a small fee) and to have accuracies in that information corrected, by writing to Empathy Research.

Use of Cookies

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Strictly necessary cookies:

These cookies are strictly necessary in order to enable you to successfully navigate around the www.myopinionmatters.ie website and to use its features. These cookies allow the website to recognize you and keep you logged in throughout the duration of your use of the website, and, where applicable when you visit the website again in the future. These cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information about you other than, at most, a unique id recognizable and usable only by the www.myopinionmatters.ie website to identify you.

Performance cookies:

These cookies collect information about how visitors use the www.myopinionmatters.ie website, for instance, which pages are most popular with visitors over time. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information collected is aggregated and therefore anonymous and is used to allow us to monitor and improve the service for you, our users.

Functional cookies:

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make as you navigate, browse and use the services on offer on the website. The use of these cookies allows the website to provide enhanced functionality and a more personalized experience appropriate to you as an individual user.

Targeting and advertising cookies:

These cookies are used to deliver advertising that is more relevant to you and your interests. Although not widely used throughout the www.myopinionmatters.ie site, these cookies may be sent to your browser as you navigate through some of the pages available on the website at a given point in time. These cookies are placed by advertising networks and as above are often used to target advertisements to you based on relevance and interests as you browse the Internet.

Other third party cookies:

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We do not control the use of these third-party cookies and cannot access any of the information contained within them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. If you would like more information about these third-party cookies you should check the cookie policy on the website in question

II. Privacy Policy

Empathy Research makes a commitment to each member that it will ensure the utmost data protection and confidentiality and therefore maintain the anonymity of each member online.

Empathy Research will never try to sell or promote any products or services to you - that is not the aim of this community. Under the MRS and ESOMAR market research guidelines to which Empathy Research subscribe, we are not permitted to sell you anything at any time. The MyOpinionMatters Community exists solely for market research purposes. The information you give us will be treated as confidential unless you have given your consent to the contrary and will always be aggregated with other responses. We may conduct studies for our trusted partners which may operate under a different privacy policy. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding members with our business partners, trusted affiliates for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf.

In the relatively few instances where we ask you for permission to pass data on in a form which allows you to be personally identified, we will ensure that the information will be used only for the purposes stated. We will not send you unsolicited mail or pass on your e-mail addresses to others for this purpose. If we want to send you future e-mails, we will ask your explicit permission for this.

As with all forms of marketing and opinion research, your cooperation is voluntary at all times. No personal information is sought from or about you, without your prior knowledge and agreement. You are entitled at any stage, or subsequently, to ask that part or all of the record of your interview be destroyed or deleted. Wherever reasonable and practical, we will carry out such a request.

If you no longer wish to receive emails from Empathy Research about the MyOpinionMatters Community, you can unsubscribe by clicking the unsubscribe link which can be found in most of the emails sent to members, within the www.myopinionmatters.ie site or by emailing support@myopinionmatters.ie with the word "Unsubscribe" as well as your Username. It must be specified clearly in the message so that the request can be authenticated.

www.myopinionmatters.ie has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Only authorised employees have access to the information you provide us. This access is only for data analysis and quality control purposes.

You can contact us at hello@myopinionmatters.ie with any questions you may have at any time.

Changes to this privacy policy

Empathy Research has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:

Empathy Research Ltd.

9 The Anchorage, Charlotte Quay, Ringsend Road, Dublin 4, Ireland

hello@myopinionmatters.ie

This policy was last updated on November 3rd, 2017