Meadowlands Consumer Centers
Meadowlands Consumer Center, Inc., established in 1984, is a certified survey research and consulting company providing information which helps its clients understand the needs and preferences of their customers.
We are a market research firm that values your privacy. All of your responses will be kept strictly confidential and only reported in the aggregate. Your personal information will not be sold or traded to any other individual or company.
Meadowlands Consumer Center is committed to maintaining the privacy and security of personal information. We do not conduct sales or direct marketing, nor do we provide personal information to be used for direct contact sales or marketing purposes. Please view our company information at www.consumercenters.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with concerns or questions; or, phone us at 201-865-4900.
Research Survey Information
Personal information provided to Meadowlands Consumer Center is confidential and is combined with information gathered from other survey participants and shown in aggregate unless otherwise evident within the survey. If we indicate that personal information may be included in the research findings, we ensure that the information is treated with the strictest confidence. We will not mislead a participant regarding the nature of the research or how the information will be used. Please see the section titled "Disclosure of Personal Information".
As a member of the Marketing Research Association (MRA), the professional association of marketing research companies, Meadowlands Consumer Center adheres to the mandated MRA Code of Standards and Ethics for Surve Research. This code includes requirements for protection of personal information and respondent identifying information. For more information, please visit the MRA Code at www.mra-net.org.
The only personal information actively collected by Meadowlands Consumer Centers is that which is voluntarily provided. Meadowlands Consumer Centers does not place files or programs such as "cookies" on an individual's computer while they are visiting our website. Individual browsers may send limited system information such as IP addresses and originating web sites; this information may be viewed to help understand how our website is used.
Personal information is safeguarded on secured systems and is used only for the purpose stated. In order to respond to an inquiry, an email address or other contact information may be requested when we are contacted through email@example.com. This information is shared with Meadowlands Consumer Center employees on a need to know basis.
Email Addresses and Communication
Meadowlands Consumer Center may have personal email addresses in its email system or data files that are acquired through:
The CAN SPAM Act of 2003, applies specifically to commercial emails sent for the purpose of sales or direct marketing. Meadowlands Consumer Center does not fall into this category. However it voluntarily observes the CAN SPAM Act requirements that can be applied to survey research. Meadowlands Consumer Center uses email as a means of communicating to known clients and customers. When email is used to invite respondents to participate in surveys, the following processes are used to ensure we do not send SPAM:
These processes ensure that we contact only those who could have an expectation of being contacted for research purposes.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Under certain circumstances, Meadowlands Consumer Center may be required or permitted by law or court orders to collect, use, and/or disclose personal information; notice may not be required.
Personal information may also be disclosed when the survey instrument clearly states that the information will be disclosed, or when a participant makes a request during the survey that can only be fulfilled by disclosing information from the survey.
Who Processes Meadowlands Consumer Center Data
Only authorized Meadowlands Consumer Center employees, vendors, contractors, or partners carrying out authorized business functions are allowed to access Meadowlands Consumer Center data or databases.
Vendors, contractors, or partners who have access to survey information in connection with providing services for Meadowlands Consumer Center are required, at a minimum, to sign a Confidentiality Agreement. The Confidentiality Agreement requires them to keep the information confidential; they are not permitted to use this information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for Meadowlands Consumer Center.
Meadowlands Consumer Center employees are required to sign a Confidentiality Agreement in which they agree to keep all project and respondent personal information confidential. Employees who violate the Confidentiality Agreement are subject to disciplinary actions, including termination when appropriate.
Meadowlands Consumer Center is committed to keeping personal data secure and will take all reasonable precautions to protect personal information from loss, misuse or alteration. This data is stored on our internal network servers that are protected by firewalls and other appropriate security mechanisms.
Meadowlands Consumer Center does not knowingly make direct contact with children to participate in research activities. If we require survey information from children, we contact the parent or guardian to closely monitor and participate in the survey activities. We comply with all state alws and COPPA regarding children's information.
Meadowlands Consumer Center Focus Group Database
Meadowlands Consumer Center maintains a Focus Group Database for the purpose of inviting respondents to participate in research activities. Registration into this database is available through a link on the Meadowlands Consumer Center website. An invitation to participate in future survey research may also be distributed through other means.
Information provided by particpants in the registration questionnaire is voluntary and is used for the purpose of identifying eligibility for participation in future survey research. Follow up questions may be necessary to qualify a respondent for specific research studies. Participation in the Meadowlands Consumer Center Focus Group Database may be discontinued at any time by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201-865-4900.
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