Privacy Policy

It is the responsibility of all involved in the research process to promote the trust of the public toward the research profession. Business entities or individuals conducting opinion and marketing research are bound by specific policies and codes.

These include, but are not limited to: Opinion and Marketing Research associations’ Code of Ethics Privacy policy of the research company responsible for recruitment and owner of any client list provided for the recruitment process Relevant national or state laws, such as HIPAA and GLB *We are HIPAA certified. Opinions Unlimited does not provide the last names or telephone numbers of participants to the research sponsor without the permission of the respondent.   The researchers and sponsor of the research must protect the identity of respondents and may not contact respondents outside the original purpose of the research. Further contact requires the recruiting organization to secure the respondent’s permission. Click to expand Our Commitment to Clients Opinions Unlimited is committed to protecting the confidentiality of our clients’ business activities. Strict security precautions are practiced during all phases of the research. Employees and sub-contractors are required to sign confidentiality and/or non-disclosure agreements.

Breach of confidentiality agreements results in disciplinary action, including termination if appropriate.To protect the security of the research, we ask clients to provide a list of viewers. People not on this list are not allowed to view the research.Research Sponsor Provided Lists. Individuals from our clients’ customer lists are not added to the Opinions Unlimited Research Panel except when the individual requests to be added. Supervisors, recruiters and facility personnel who work on healthcare studies are Health & Human Services Commission HIPPA Certified. Our Commitment to Members of the Opinions Unlimited Research Panel™ ("database") Opinions Unlimited maintains a database, and will take reasonable precautions to protect personal information from loss, misuse or alteration. Data is stored on secure systems protected by firewalls. Data back-up is stored off site in a secure location with restricted access. The only personal information actively collected by Opinions Unlimited is that which is voluntarily provided.

This information will be used for legitimate research purposes only. Your privacy will be respected and the confidentiality of your personal information will be maintained among the people who are involved in the research process. That may include, but is not limited to, employees of Opinions Unlimited, the sponsor of the research and third party sub-contractors. Information provided by individuals for our database is used solely by employees or sub-contractors of Opinions Unlimited to select individuals for participation in specific research studies. Information gathered during the recruiting process for a specific research study is used to determine whether a respondent qualifies to be invited to participate. To verify the information collected, potential participants may be asked the same questions more than one time. Research interviews are frequently audio and videotaped for marketing research purposes and become the property of the research sponsor. Recordings will be used within the scope of the research purpose (unless written consent by the research participant is obtained in writing). Web Site Privacy Policy Opinions Unlimited is committed to protecting your privacy.  

We are the sole owner of all information collected. We do not sell or rent contact information to others for any purpose without consent. Opinions Unlimited takes reasonable precautions, such as the use of firewalls and passcodes, to protect information residing in the Opinions Unlimited database. Third Parties Opinions Unlimited may provide third parties with aggregate statistics about our customers, traffic patterns, and related site information. This data reflects site usage patterns gathered during thousands of customer visits to our Web site each month but does not contain behavioral or personally identifying information about any individual member, unless that member has given us permission to share that information. We may also provide log files and other databases of user information to third parties for analysis, so we can get a better understanding of traffic through our site and thus improve our content offerings. Opinions Unlimited also may use third party companies to provide delivery of e-mail newsletters and other messages over e-mail. Any information provided to a third-party for the purposes of marketing, advertising, or analysis of web site usage, will remain the sole property of Opinions Unlimited, and all third-party contractors must sign a confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement before attaining this information. Also be aware that we may buy and sell business assets and/or divisions; customer information is generally part of such a sale.Our website may contain hyperlinks to other websites. Those websites may have different privacy policies. Security We use reasonable precautions to safeguard the personal information you disclose and to only release this information to third parties we believe share our commitment to privacy. However, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for the actions of these parties. Consent By using our web site, you give Opinions Unlimited permission to collect information about the pages served to you as an anonymous user for the purpose of calculating aggregate site statistics.

If you register at Opinions Unlimited, you authorize Opinions Unlimited to use information you provide to personalize the information we deliver to you and to determine whether to include or exclude you or your household for participation in specific research studies. Opinions Unlimited may occasionally amend this policy. We suggest that you bookmark this page and occasionally check to see if it has changed.

You may opt out of the Opinions Unlimited Research Panel at any time. Email us at update@opinions-unlimited.com.