Your participation in any of our panels and surveys is voluntary. To become a panel member, you must fill out a registration form that gathers some personal and general consumer information about you. By doing so, you acknowledge and agree that you provide personal information to our Mauritius based company; Analysis Co Ltd, and that such information will be stored on servers owned by us and located in Mauritius. We ask for your email address so that we can send you email invitations to participate in our upcoming surveys. The other information we gather, such as your name, address, gender, birthday, household size, income, education and employment status is for matching you with the appropriate marketing research projects. Your birthday is used to automatically update your age for us to target age-related marketing groups. We ask you for this information as a means to see if you might qualify for particular projects. All email contact from UWin.mu will be sent to your primary email address that you gave to us upon registration. After registration, you may complete your profile and provide us with more personal information so that we may invite you to appropriate surveys.
In some circumstances, UWin.mu may ask you to inform us of your sensitive personal information and if required by law, we will ask you for your consent to the processing of such sensitive personal information. Examples of sensitive personal information are; your racial or ethnic origin; your political opinions; you physical or mental health or condition; and your sexual life. This information will only be shared with third parties if necessary for specific research studies and only if you have provided your prior consent to the participation in such studies. We may provide sensitive personal information about you if required by a court order to do so.
You should be aware that any personal information you choose to make public on the Application can be read, collected, or used by other users and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit or make public. In addition, we are not responsible for the content you publicly post on the site that can be found via web-based search engines. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at info@uWin.mu. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, (unless required by law) in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.We display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our site in addition to other endorsements. With your consent, we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at info@uWin.mu
The information you provide to us is processed for the purpose of building and operating a worldwide proprietary database of panelists, in order to conduct marketing and market research studies. If you are a member of the UWin.mu panel, your information is stored in our proprietary database so we may call upon it to determine which people match up with specific research studies. If we think your profile makes you a potential candidate for a study, we will email you an invitation to make you aware of this opportunity.
We do not sell or transfer the personal information collected about our panel members or the individuals that take surveys for us. Information which is personally identifiable will only be transferred with your prior permission on a case by case basis, except for the narrow exceptions specified below.
Though we make every effort to preserve your privacy, we may need to disclose your personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We may also disclose your personal information as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or other legal process, when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, to protect your safety or the safety of others, to investigate fraud or breaches of our site terms, or to respond to a government request. We may also in certain specific market research programs (and with your express prior consent) disclose your personal information to third parties for the purposes of providing such specific market research services to our clients.
From time to time, UWin.mu may use third-party software for email list management and email distribution, or may use third party list management providers to match our panel members to members of other lists or panels, or to validate the accuracy of personal information you provide. We may use third parties to provide us with their data they have previously collected about you and append this data to your demographic profile. In such cases only aggregated information based on your responses to our surveys and/or your applicable UWin.mu panel id number are transferred to these third parties so as to enable them to perform specific functions on our behalf or on our clients’ behalf. We may also share your personal information with our service providers for the purposes of administering and/or providing prizes you have won or other incentives we grant to you in return for your participation in our panels.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.
Technologies such as cookies, web beacons/web bugs, scripts, and tags are used by UWin.mu and its clients, partners, affiliates, or analytics and service providers. These technologies are used in analysing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and the Internet, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. Our clients may combine your survey responses, demographic information, and web surfing behaviour with those of others to produce “aggregated” reports. They may also create scientific reports based upon modelled information. “Modelled information” is data developed based upon demographic and behavioural characteristics (like your gender, age, and websites visited) to predict what people with similar or matching characteristics would watch or buy. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.We use Local Shared Objects, such as HTML5, to store content information and preferences. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our Application or to display advertising based upon your web browsing activity also use HTML5 to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5.
As is true of most Applications, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you, to improve analytics, marketing, and site functionality.
We partner with a third party to either display advertising on our Application or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you may opt-out by clicking here (or if located in the European Union click here). Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads. You will continue to receive generic ads.
In the event that we discover or learn of any unethical conduct in connection with the use of the Technology, or that the Technology is being used in a manner that is inconsistent with the statements and/or disclosures made by us to you or is in breach of applicable laws and the market research codes of conduct, we will take immediate action to prohibit such unethical conduct and to ensure the proper administration of the Technology.
If you are a panel member and terminate your membership, we will no longer use your personal information for any purposes, but in accordance with our backup procedures, we will retain your personal information until your personal information is eventually destroyed in accordance with our policies and we will continue to employ the security procedures and technologies to keep your Personal Information safe.
By becoming a UWin.mu panel member, you agree to receive Emails inviting you to participate in surveys that we feel may match your experiences, background and demographic statistics or information. From time to time, we will also email newsletters to you to make you aware of new features on our site. You may opt out of such emails by doing so in your Account.
If you choose to end your membership with UWin.mu or to require us to cease processing your personal information, you may automatically discontinue your membership by deleting the application. By following the appropriate directions, your record will be marked as "do not contact", and you will no longer receive communications from UWin.mu. In most cases it will take 2 to 3 days to process this change, but please allow up to two full weeks for your status to be finalised. In the meantime, you may receive emails from us. As an alternative, you may send an email directly to email@example.com requesting to be removed. Email links are provided on the site so that you may contact us directly with any questions or concerns you may have. Each email we receive is read and responded to individually; please allow two to three business days for us to get back to you.
You can direct any questions or complaints about the use or disclosure of your Personal information to our Privacy Contact. We will investigate and attempt to resolve any complaints or disputes regarding the use or disclosure of your Personal information within 45 days of receiving your complaint.
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page prior to the change becoming effective.
We take stringent measures to ensure every aspect of your information is kept secure. Access to all personal information is restricted and limited to few key personnel. Our Application security is reviewed periodically and can only be accessed via our password policy. We will never ask you for financial information such your credit card details or other highly sensitive information such as your social security number to be used as part of our research.
From time to time we may offer visitors the ability to voluntarily link to other sites. UWin.mu does not review, and is not responsible for, the content or effect of the privacy policies of these sites.
You can log in to our site using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personally identifiable information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this Application to your profile page to share with others within your network.
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. You should ensure that your friend has given his/her permission to pass his/her email address to us before doing so. We will then send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit our site. We store this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of the referral program. Your friend may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request that we remove this information from our database.
We use mobile analytics software to allow us to better understand the functionality of our mobile application on your phone. This software may record information such as how often you use the application, the events that occur within the application, aggregated usage, performance data, and where the application was downloaded from. We do not link the information we store within the analytics software to any personally identifiable information you submit within the mobile application.
We collect your location based information for the purpose of calculating user location so we can route a visitor to the correct country site. We will only share this information with our mapping provider for the sole purpose of providing you this service.
We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to applicable law or to comply with a legal process served on our site.