Last Updated: September 22, 2017
Lightspeed LLC (“Lightspeed”), operator of the Panels, is committed to safeguarding your privacy online.
This page discloses the privacy practices of the Panels. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our many offerings. This policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically.
Where is my Personal Information stored and how is it transferred to the USA?
Lightspeed’s data storage servers are located in the USA and by third party service providers in the cloud. By participating in the Panels, you specifically agree that Lightspeed may transfer to and store your personal information in the USA and to such third party service providers wherever they might locate their servers.
What personal information does Lightspeed collect from me?
Who is collecting information and for what purpose?
Promotions that run on Lightspeed may be sponsored by companies other than Lightspeed or may be co-sponsored by Lightspeed and another company. Some or all data collected during a promotion may be shared with the sponsor. If personal information will be shared, you will be notified prior to the time of data collection or transfer. You can decide not to participate in the promotion if you don't want your personal information to be shared.
Any sensitive information (i.e. personal information specifying medical or health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership or information specifying the sex life of the individual) will be treated with additional care. If Lightspeed intends to disclose such information to a third party or use it for a different purpose than originally collected, Lightspeed will ask you express permission prior to any such disclosure.
With whom does Lightspeed share my information?
Business Partners and Sponsors: Lightspeed may disclose your personal information to business partners or sponsors for their own use, but this is specifically described to you prior to collection of such personal information or prior to transferring the data.
Aggregate information may be disclosed to any number of third parties. For example, Lightspeed discloses aggregated user statistics (for example, 45% of our users are female) in order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
From time to time, we may share some of your personal information and profiling data with third-party partners to provide limited services on our behalf such as producing research products and services as described below:
- Data Matching Services: We utilize matching services such as Acxiom or Experian to get additional information about you from public and private data sources. The matching service (our partner) holds the personal data we share for a short time, uses it assemble the additional information, and then returns the combined information to us. Partners are not permitted to keep the data we share or use it in any way other than for the mentioned purpose.
- Affiliated Network: We are part of the Kantar Group of companies and may share personal information with affiliates within the Kantar Group in order to develop our products and services. Such affiliates are not permitted to retain the shared data for their own or independent use and may not retain the shared data for any longer than required to complete the project or process.
- Advertising Targeting / Media Buying research: We may use your personal information to match selected data we collect on you through profile building or participating in research surveys with third-party data management platforms. This match will be done to create better online advertising models through lookalike modelling or similar research methodologies to improve other data. Your individual profile will not be used to directly serve you with online advertising or to directly contact you.
- Service Providers: We may use third party service providers to help us process the data that you provide or is collected from you, or to operate our business. From time to time, we may add or remove third party service providers in the normal course of business. Third party service providers are not authorized to retain your personal identifying information for their own or independent use and they may not retain your personal identifying information for any longer than required to perform the mentioned service.
What are my choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of my personal information?
Only Lightspeed (or agents working on behalf of Lightspeed and under confidentiality agreements) will use your personal details to contact you.
You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you would like to opt-out of only the Lightspeed cookies, the Lightspeed domain for your reference is either www.lightspeedresearch.com or globaltestmarket.com. If you choose to reject all cookies or opt-out of accepting Lightspeed cookies you will be unable to use those Lightspeed services that require registration in order to participate.
What is Lightspeed’s policy on allowing me to update, correct, or delete my personally identifiable information?
Members of Panels may edit their Account Information and their Profile at any time by using their Panel login and password. Your Panel account can be deleted or deactivated. You can choose to terminate your membership at any time by completing this form.
What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of my information?
Your Account Information and Profile are password-protected so that you and only you have access to this personal information.
We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. Lightspeed will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. Also remember to sign out of your Panel account and close your browser window when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe. Please change your password regularly.
What else should I know about my privacy?
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online -- for example on message boards, through email, or in chat areas -- that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.
How do I cancel/unsubscribe from the Panels?
If you would like to unsubscribe from our Panels and cancel your account, please access your panel account and cancel your membership from the interface. For the LifePoints App, you would have to uninstall the application.
If you have any questions or concerns relating to privacy, you can contact Lightspeed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or you can write to Lightspeed, LLC, Data Privacy Officer, at 3 Mountainview Road, Suite 300, Warren, New Jersey 07059-6711 USA.