Your privacy is important
to us. We hope the following statement will help you understand
how ACNielsen collects, uses and safeguards personal information
provided to us on our website.
Information We Collect and How We Use It
We do not collect
personally identifying information at this site from users
unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly.
When you visit our
site, your browser automatically sends us an IP (Internet
Protocol) address and certain other information, including
the type of browser you use. We may use this IP address and
other information to give you access to the site and otherwise
administer the site. In certain parts of the site, we may
ask you to provide us with your name, title, street address,
company, telephone and fax numbers and certain other personal
information so that we can respond to your requests. You are
under no obligation to provide us with this information, but
without it we cannot provide you the information you request.
The site also may
include certain features that allow you to communicate with
us by electronic mail or otherwise. If an electronic mail
feature is provided and you choose to use it, you will provide
us with your e-mail address and some or all of the information
described above. We do not solicit any other personally identifying
information, so you are responsible if you choose to use these
communication features to provide additional personally identifying
information to us. When you provide any personally identifying
information to us, you communicate that you are knowingly
and voluntarily providing us the information.
We try to make sure
that the personally identifying information you provide us
remains private. Occasionally, we partner with or subcontract
with other companies and individuals. Such companies or individuals
may have access to personally identifiable information about
you, but only as needed to perform their functions. We will
not sell, rent, trade or otherwise disclose the personally
identifying information you provide us to anyone outside of
ACNielsen Corporation and its affiliated companies, unless
disclosure is required by law or desirable to permit us to
exercise our legal rights or take action regarding illegal
activities, or we have a good faith belief that you are in
violation of the terms of service. If all or part of our company
is sold, merged, or otherwise transferred to another entity,
we may transfer personally identifiable information as part
of that transaction.
Cookies and Usage Information
Like many companies,
we use "cookie" technology on our site. The cookies
we use do not collect any personally identifying information
about you or provide us with any way to contact you, and the
cookies do not extract any unrelated information about your
computer. These cookies may tell us whether you have visited
our site before or are a new visitor and what material on
our site you have viewed. We collect certain usage information
about our site, such as the number and frequency of visitors
to certain parts of the site. We may use this information
for research or to improve our site. This data is used only
in the aggregate and does not include any personally identifying
information. The "help" portion of the toolbar on
most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from
accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you
when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.
In addition, the Federal Trade Commission provides useful
information about online privacy on its own Web site, Site
Seeing on the Internet.
We do not intentionally
collect information at our website from those we actually
know to be under 13, and no part of our website is structured
to attract anyone under 13.
to Request Access to or Correction of Information We Collect
You can access the
personally identifiable information that we collect from you
through this website and maintain by contacting our webmaster
You can request that we correct factual errors in personally
identifiable information about you by sending us a request
that credibly shows error. To protect your privacy, we will
take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting
access or making corrections.
of Use and Changes to This Policy
When you use this
site, you consent to the transmission of your personally identifying
information to us and to its use as described herein.
This website may
be hosted outside your home country, and your email communications
to us may be directed to a server that is hosted outside your
home country. Communications over the Internet may not be
If you choose to
visit our website, your visit and any dispute over privacy
which is incorporated here by reference, including limitations
on damages and application of the laws of the state of Delaware.
If you have any concern about privacy of information collected
at this website, please send a thorough description to Senior
Vice President, Global Communications, ACNielsen Corporation,
770 Broadway, New York, NY 10003-9596, USA, and we will try
to resolve it.
We reserve the right
Terms of Service and to materially change our practices in
handling information, including personally identifiable information.
If we do make such changes, we will post notice of those changes
either at this location on our website or elsewhere on the
website in a prominent location. Subject to applicable law,
our use of information that we gather now is subject to the
made to this document.
Please note that
other sites, including without limitation the separate sites
of ACNielsen Answers, ACNielsen BASES, ACNielsen.Online, NetRatings,
ReelResearch, NetDispatch and Strategic Planner.
ACNielsen, a VNU
company, is the world's leading marketing information company.
Offering services in more than 100 countries, the company
provides measurement and analysis of marketplace dynamics
and consumer attitudes and behaviour. VNU and ACNielsen have
their corporate headquarters at 770 Broadway, New York, New
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