In My Opinion Privacy and Data Use Policy:
At IMO, we prioritize the privacy of our survey participants and understand the importance of protecting your personal data. This Privacy/Data Use Policy outlines how we collect, use, and store your personal information when you participate in our surveys, in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This is the most scrutinous safety standard (EU focused) possible, and we take all steps to ensure your data is safe.
1- Data Controller: IMO is the data controller responsible for your personal data. If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy/Data Use Policy, please contact us at:
8500 Maryland Ave. Suite 408
St. Louis, MO 63124
2- Personal Data We Collect: We collect information from you when you participate in our surveys, which may include the following personal data:
a. Contact details: Name, email address, and phone number.
b. Demographic information: Age, gender, college/university, major, and year of study.
c. Survey responses: Your opinions and feedback on the specific survey topic.
We only collect personal data that is relevant and necessary to conduct our market research studies.
3- Legal Basis for Processing Your Data: We process your personal data on the following legal bases:
a. Consent: When you voluntarily provide your personal data and agree to participate in our surveys, we rely on your consent as the legal basis for processing your data.
b. Legitimate interests: We may process your data when it is necessary for our legitimate interests, such as improving our market research services or analyzing the effectiveness of our surveys.
4- How We Use Your Personal Data: We use your personal data for the following purposes:
a. To conduct market research studies and analyze the data collected from the surveys.
b. To improve our survey methodology and develop new research projects.
c. To communicate with you regarding your participation in our surveys or to provide you with survey results, if requested.
d. To comply with legal obligations and protect our rights.
5- Data Sharing and Third Parties: We do not sell or share your personal data with third parties for marketing purposes. However, we may disclose your personal data to third parties in the following cases:
a. When it is necessary to conduct the research project, such as sharing anonymized and aggregated data with our clients.
b. When we engage third-party service providers for data processing, storage, or analysis, and they are contractually obligated to adhere to GDPR requirements.
c. When we are required by law to disclose your personal data to regulatory or law enforcement agencies.
6- Data Retention: We retain your personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or to comply with legal, regulatory, or contractual requirements. After this period, we securely delete or anonymize your personal data.
7- Your Rights Under GDPR: As a data subject, you have the following rights under GDPR:
a. The right to access, correct, or delete your personal data.
b. The right to object to or restrict the processing of your personal data.
c. The right to withdraw your consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
d. The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
To exercise these rights, please contact us using the details provided in Section 1.
8- Updates to This Policy: We may update this Privacy/Data Use Policy from time to time. Any changes will be posted on this page, and we encourage you to review it periodically to stay informed about how we protect your personal data.
Last updated: 5/4/2023
By participating in our surveys, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this Privacy/Data Use Policy and agree to its terms. If you do not agree with any part of this Policy, please do not participate in our surveys.
9- Data Security: We take the security of your personal data seriously and have implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your data against unauthorized access, accidental loss, or destruction. These measures include secure data storage, access controls, and encryption.
Please be aware that no method of data transmission or storage can guarantee complete security. In the unlikely event of a data breach, we will take all necessary steps to mitigate the impact and inform the relevant authorities in accordance with GDPR requirements.
10- Data Transfers: Outside the European Economic Area (EEA) In some cases, we may transfer your personal data to countries outside the EEA. When such transfers occur, we ensure that the recipients provide an adequate level of data protection, in compliance with GDPR requirements, by implementing appropriate safeguards, such as Standard Contractual Clauses or relying on Privacy Shield certifications.
11- Minors' Privacy: Our surveys are intended for college students who are at least 18 years old. We do not knowingly collect personal data from minors under the age of 18. If you are under 18, please do not provide us with any personal information. If we become aware that we have inadvertently collected personal data from a minor, we will take steps to delete such information as soon as possible.
12- Contact Us: If you have any questions, concerns, or requests related to our Privacy/Data Use Policy or the way we handle your personal data, please contact us at:
8500 Maryland Ave. Suite 408
St. Louis, MO 63124
Your privacy is important to us, and we are committed to maintaining transparency and trust with our survey participants. We encourage you to reach out to us with any questions or concerns you may have.