Privacy Policy

Last revised January 3, 2010

This Privacy Policy covers the website, www.WorldwideMPG.com. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you about the practices and procedures of Worldwide MPG in handling Personal Information and to inform you about the Personal Information we collect about you when you visit our site or participate in one of our surveys. It explains how we use and disclose that information, the choices you have regarding such use and disclosure, and how you may correct that information.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this statement, please contact us by:

Writing: 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90036

Phone: 310-598-8074

We are proud to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy. From time to time, we may make changes to this Privacy Policy. The Privacy Policy is current as of the “last revised” date which appears at the top of this page. We will treat Personal Information in a manner consistent with the Privacy Policy under which it was collected and our Privacy Policy, unless we have your consent to treat it differently. This Privacy Policy applies to any information we collect or receive about you, from any source.

1. What is Personal Information?
2. How do we collect your Personal Information?
3. How do we use your Personal Information?
4. How do we use your Email Address?
5. How can you opt-out of receiving our email messages?
6. To whom do we provide your Personal Information?
7. When and how do we obtain your consent?
8. How do we ensure the privacy of your Personal Information when dealing with our affiliates and other third parties?
9. How long will we use, disclose or retain your Personal Information?
10. How can you review your Personal Information that we have collected, used or disclosed?
11. How do you know your Personal Information we possess is accurate?
12. What if the Personal Information we have on you is inaccurate?
13. How fast will we respond to your written requests?
14. Are there any costs to you for requesting information on your Personal Information or on our Privacy Policy or practices?
15. How do we know that it is really you requesting your Personal Information?
16. What safeguards have we implemented to protect your Personal Information?
17. How do you contact us regarding access to your Personal Information or our Privacy Policy and practices?
18. How do we use Log Files?
19. How do we use Cookies?
20. How do we use Clear Gifs?
21. How do we use Digital Fingerprinting?
22. How do we notify you of changes to this Privacy Policy?

1.     What is Personal Information?

Personal Information is any information that is identifiable with you. This information may include but is not limited to your name, age, gender, mailing address, phone numbers, email address, identification numbers and, in certain circumstances, your opinions and individual preferences. Personal Information; however, does not include (i) your name, business title or business address and business telephone number, fax and email in your capacity as an employee of an organization; and (ii) depending on the jurisdiction, publicly available information. However, if in your capacity as an employee of an organization you participate in one of our surveys, your responses will be treated as Personal Information.

2.     How do we collect your Personal Information?

We will always collect your Personal Information, including email address, by fair and lawful means (for example, when you provide it to us via the site). We collect your Personal Information where we have obtained your consent to do so or as otherwise permitted by law.

We may use a third party agent to collect personal information, including email address. That information is delivered to Worldwide MPG directly. Contractual agreements between Worldwide MPG and third party vendors ensure that your personal information will not be shared with anyone and will not be used for any other purpose without your consent.

3.     How do we use your Personal Information?

We identify the purposes for which we use your Personal Information at the time we collect such information from you and obtain your consent, in any case, prior to such use. One of the primary purposes for which we collect your Personal Information, including email address, is to conduct social and market research through conducting surveys. We may also use your Personal Information as otherwise permitted by law. If you provide us with sensitive personal information such as health or financial information, such as household income and the types of banking products you use, we will obtain your express consent for the collection, use and disclosure of sensitive personal information.

4.     How do we use your email address?

We will use your email address to contact you when you sign up to receive communications and notifications from us, or when you provide it as part of requesting more information on our services.

5.     How can you opt-out of receiving our email messages?

All of our email messages clearly explain how you can opt-out of receiving future email communications. Our emails always include an unsubscribe link. Clicking on the unsubscribe link will take you to a web page where you can complete the opt-out process by following the instructions on the screen. If you do not wish to receive newsletters, you can request to be removed from the newsletter distribution by following the instructions in the newsletter email message. You can also request to opt-out of email communications via email by using the contact information provided in the Contact Us section of our website. We will always process your opt-out request within 10 business days of receiving it.

6.     To whom do we provide your Personal Information?

We identify to whom, and for what purposes, we disclose your Personal Information, at the time we collect such information from you and obtain your consent to such disclosure. For example, we may disclose your Personal Information, including email address:

* to a client of Worldwide MPG for the client’s purposes of conducting further research. In such rare cases, we will explain the reason for the disclosure and ask for your consent before providing disclosure of your Personal Information;
* a third party engaged by Worldwide MPG to perform functions on its behalf;
* such other disclosures of Personal Information to such persons for which you provide your consent; and
* as otherwise permitted by law.

We reserve the right to disclose your personal identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.

Certain features of the site may allow you to connect with third party applications or services such as social networking sites in order to schedule events or receive notifications. If you choose to use these features, you consent to our sharing of Personal Information with these third parties for the specific purpose intended. The use of such Personal Information by these third parties is governed by their own privacy policies.

7.     When and how do we obtain your consent?

We obtain your consent prior to collecting, and in any case, prior to using or disclosing your Personal Information, including email address, for any purpose. You may provide your consent to us either orally or in writing. From time to time, we may collect, use or disclose your Personal Information based on your consent and as permitted by law. If you provide us with sensitive Personal Information such as health or financial information, we will obtain your express consent for the collection, use and disclosure of such sensitive personal information.

8.     How do we ensure the privacy of your Personal Information, including email address, when dealing with our affiliates and other third parties?

We ensure that all our affiliates and other third parties which are engaged to perform services on our behalf and are provided with Personal Information, including email address, are required by contract to, observe the intent of this Privacy Policy and our Privacy Policy and practices or are governed by the same Privacy Policy.

9.     How long will we use, disclose or retain your Personal Information?

We will use, disclose or retain your Personal Identifiable Information, including email address, for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and as permitted or required by law. We have established minimum and maximum retention periods and procedures for maintaining and destroying your Personal Information. If you have any questions about the Personal Information, including email address, which we have on file for you, you can contact our Member Services team using any of the methods described in the Contact Us section of our website.

10.     How can you review your Personal Information that we have collected, used or disclosed?

We will make available to you any specific Personal Information, including email address, on you in our custody or control, that we have collected, used or disclosed, upon your written request, to the extent permitted by law. We will make such information available to you in a form that is generally understandable, including explaining any abbreviations or codes.

11.     How do you know that the Personal Information we have on you is accurate?

We will ensure that your Personal Information, including your email address, is kept as accurate, complete and up-to-date as possible. When we collect Personal Information from you, we rely on you for its accuracy.

12.     What if the Personal Information we have on you is inaccurate?

You can at any time, demonstrate in writing the accuracy or completeness of the Personal Information we have on you. If you demonstrate that the Personal Information, including email address, we have on you is inaccurate or incomplete, we will amend the Personal Information as required. Where appropriate, we will transmit the amended information to third parties having access to your Personal Information.

13.     How fast will we respond to your written requests?

We will attempt to respond to each of your written requests not later than thirty (30) days after receipt of such requests. We will advise you in writing if we cannot meet your requests within this time limit.

14.     Are there any costs to you for requesting information on your Personal Information or on our Privacy Policy or practices?

We will not assess any costs to you for access to your Personal Information, including email address, or on our Privacy Policy or practices without first providing you with an estimate of the approximate costs, if any. You may withdraw your requests for access to information by notifying us within the thirty-day notice period disclosed on the estimate.

15.     How do we know that it is really you requesting your Personal Information?

All comments, questions, concerns or complaints regarding your Personal Information or our Privacy Policy and practices, should be forwarded to us as indicated below (#17). We may request that you provide sufficient identification to permit access to the existence, use or disclosure of your Personal Information, including email address. Any such information shall be used only for this purpose.

16.     What safeguards have we implemented to protect your Personal Information?

We have implemented physical, organizational, contractual and technological security measures to protect your Personal Information, including email address, from loss or theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. The only employees, who are granted access to your Personal Information, including email address, are those with a business ‘need-to-know’ or whose duties reasonably require such information. We have implemented strong security measures to protect the databases containing your Personal Information, including email address. The systems used to store your Personal Information, including email address, are located in secure data centers. We prevent electronic intrusion by using firewall technology. The employees who are granted access to your Personal Information, including email address, can only access it using secure connections and passwords from within our networks.

17.     How do you contact us regarding access to your Personal Information or our Privacy Policy and practices?

All comments, questions, concerns or complaints regarding your Personal Information, including your email address, or our Privacy Policy and practices, should be forwarded to us as follows.

5757 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90036

Phone: 310-598-8074

18.    How do we use Log Files?

As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information, including your email address.

19.    How do we use Cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies on this site. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information, including email address, you submit while on our site. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close you browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by www.worldwidempg.com only and does not cover the use of cookies by any third parties.

20.     How do we use Clear Gifs?

From time to time, we employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs). Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We do not tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our customers’ personally identifiable information.

We use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. If you would like to opt-out of these emails, see #5 above for opt-out instructions.

Some of our business partners also use clear gifs on our site. We have no access or control of these clear gifs.

21.    How do we use Digital Fingerprints?

We may use digital fingerprinting technology, also known as “Machine Identification” digital fingerprints, to gather certain information about your computer hardware and software, for example, your IP address, the display settings of your monitor, the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, etc. This information is sent to our trusted third-party partner who converts it into a unique serial number – the digital “fingerprint” – and determines if it matches previous fingerprints. The data collected in this process and the digital fingerprint created is not tied to any of your personal information, is stored on secured servers, and is used only to help prevent panelists from completing the same survey many times and for no other purpose.

22.    How do we notify you of changes to this Privacy Policy?

If there are changes to our privacy policy, we will post these changes in this Privacy Policy and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

If, however, we are going to use users’ personally identifiable information, including email address, in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. However, if users have opted out of all communication with the site, or deleted/deactivated their account, then they will not be contacted, nor will their personal information be used in this new manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our web site notifying users of the change. In some cases, where we post a notice, we will also email users, who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.

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