Our privacy policy:

Research by Design Ltd takes great care to ensure your privacy, complying with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Market Research Society (MRS) code of conduct.
 
Collection of personal details and online surveys

Any personal details you give us will be treated as Confidential unless you give your prior consent to the contrary. In the relatively few instances where we do ask you for permission to pass data on in a form which allows you to be personally identified, we will ensure that the information will be used only for the purposes stated. We will not send you unsolicited mail or pass on your email addresses to any third party.
 
As with all forms of market and opinion research, your co-operation is voluntary at all times. No personal information is sought from or about you, without your prior knowledge and agreement. You are entitled at any stage of the interview, or subsequently, to ask that part or all of the record of your interview be destroyed or deleted. Wherever reasonable and practical we will carry out such a request.
 
We use cookies sparingly and only for quality control and validation purposes and to prevent bothersome repeat surveying. You can configure your Browser to notify you when cookies are being placed on your computer. You can also delete cookies by adjusting your browser settings. We automatically capture information about your browser type in order to deliver an interview best suited to your software.

Our web site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Only data controller employees have access to the information you provide us and only for data analysis and quality control purposes.
 
The principles of the MRS code of conduct state:
 
“Research is founded upon the willing co-operation of the public and of business organisations. It depends upon their confidence that it is conducted honestly, objectively, without unwelcome intru­sion and without harm to respondents. Its purpose is to collect and analyse information, and not directly to create sales nor to influence the opinions of anyone participating in it. It is in this spirit that the Code of Conduct has been devised.
 
The general public and other interested parties shall be entitled to complete assurance that every research project is carried out strictly in accordance with this Code, and that their rights of privacy are respected. In particular, they must be assured that no information which could be used to identify them will be made available without their agreement to anyone outside the agency responsible for conducting the research. They must also be assured that the information they supply will not be used for any purposes other than research and that they will not be adversely affected or embarrassed as a direct result of their partic­ipation in a research project.
 
Wherever possible respondents must be informed as to the purpose of the research and the likely length of time necessary for the collection of the information. Finally, the research findings themselves must always be reported accurately and never used to mislead anyone, in any way.”
 
A copy of the Market Research Society code of conduct can be downloaded from:
http://www.mrs.org.uk/standards/codeconduct.htm