Privacy Policy

VDC Research Privacy Notice

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for VDC Research Group and our website, http://www.vdcresearch.com. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website, except where stated otherwise. It will notify you of the following:

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing 

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via website registration forms or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. 

We will use your information to communicate any customer service-related items to you.  We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy. 

Your Access to and Control Over Information 

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number provided on our website: http://www.vdcresearch.com

Registration 

In order to gain access to certain free content on our website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration, a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest.

Orders 

We request information from you on our order form. To purchase products and services from us, you must provide contact information (like name and email address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.

Survey Respondents

As a research company, we survey willing, qualified participants to collect data for our research. We use their contact information to send them future survey invitations as well as their incentives for completing the survey. Survey participation is voluntary. If users volunteer to complete a survey, regardless of qualification, we will not share their contact information with third parties or disclose their information in our research. Some demographic information (such as job function) is featured in our research, but only at an aggregated level.

Security 

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (e.g. billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Cookies 

We use "cookies" on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to complete all the fields on a registration form more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

Links 

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Notification of Changes

Whenever material changes are made to this privacy notice, we will contact our users via email.

Breach of Privacy

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 508.653.9000 or via email at ewon@vdcresearch.com.



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