Last updated: 12th January 2016
If you are participating in research we ask for your email address to ensure you are provided with all the information you need to take part in a study, and to ensure that the researcher can contact you about the study if necessary.
We only store your email address, unless you have selected to use additional services, such as personalised alerts or notifications. To provide these additional services we are required to store more information about what type of research studies you can and want to take part in.
We will not share your email address with anyone else without your permission first. If you have ticked the box above to find out about similar studies we will use this email address to notify you of studies that have similar requirements.
If you change your mind you can unsubscribe or opt out of our emails by clicking on the link at the bottom of the email. You can also email us and ask us to remove your email address from our database.
If you are a researcher we require you to provide us with a valid email address to confirm your position as an academic researcher or approved partner. If you would like to delete your account you can do this using the ‘my details’ page, accessible from the homepage.
The Services are brought to you by Call For Participants Ltd. Call For Participants Ltd believes it is important to protect your Personal Data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998) and we are committed to giving you a personalised service that meets your needs in a way that also protects your privacy. This policy explains how we may collect Personal Data about you. It also explains some of the security measures we take to protect your Personal Data, and tells you certain things we will do and not do. You should read this policy in conjunction with the our full Terms.
When we first obtain Personal Data from you, or when you take a new service or product from us, we will contact you about important changes to our Services or issues that we feel may be important to you. If you do not want us to email you please contact us at the address below.
Some of the Personal Data we hold about you may be 'sensitive personal data' within the meaning of the Data Protection Act 1998, for example, information about your health or ethnic origin.Back to Top
We may collect Personal Data about you from a number of sources, including the following: From you when you agree to take a service or product from us, in which case this may include your contact details, details of school, date of birth, how you will pay for the product or service and your bank details; From you when you contact us with an enquiry or in response to a communication from us, in which case, this may tell us something about how you use our services; From documents that are available to the public, such as the electoral register; From your school, university or employer, such as when you are added to groups; when you engage with other users of the Service; From you when you save a search or use an email address on our website.Back to Top
Using Your Personal Information
Personal Data about our customers is an important part of our business and we shall only use your Personal Data for the following purposes and shall not keep such Personal Data longer than is necessary to fulfil these purposes:
- To help us to identify you when you contact us; To help us to identify accounts, services and/or products which you could have from us or selected partners from time to time. We may do this by automatic means using a scoring system, which uses the Personal Data you have provided and/or any information we hold about you and Personal Data from third party agencies (including credit reference agencies).
- To help us to administer and to contact you about improved administration of any accounts, services and products we have provided before, do provide now or will or may provide in the future.
- To allow us to carry out marketing analysis and customer profiling (including with transactional information), conduct research, including creating statistical and testing information.
- To help to prevent and detect fraud or loss.
- To allow us to contact you in any way (including mail, email, telephone, visit, text or multimedia messages) about products and services offered by us and selected partners unless you have previously asked us not to do so.
- To keep you up to date with our Researcher/participant benefit scheme under which, as part of your Researcher/participant benefits, we will give you Researcher/participant information and details of discounts and offers we negotiate from time to time on behalf of our Users. If you do not wish to receive this benefit, please write to our Data Protection Manager at the address given below.
We may monitor and record communications with you (including phone conversations and emails) for quality assurance and compliance.
We may check your details with fraud prevention agencies. If you provide false or inaccurate information and we suspect fraud, we will record this.
To enhance our services and save you time, such as recognition of previously asked questions. You have the right to remove of any enhanced services from your account.
We may allow other people and organisations to use Personal Data we hold about you in the following circumstances:
- If we, or substantially all of our assets, are acquired or are in the process of being acquired by a third party, in which case Personal Data held by us, about our customers, will be one of the transferred assets.
- If we have been legitimately asked to provide information for legal or regulatory purposes or as part of legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings.
When you give personal data to a user through pre-screening questionnaire(s) or other services provided by Call For Participants Ltd, our users and associated entities may require addition information for legal or regulatory purposes or as part of legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings.
In connection with any transaction which we enter into with you:
We, and other companies in our group, may carry out credit and fraud prevention checks with one or more licensed credit reference and fraud prevention agencies. We and they may keep a record of the search. Information held about you by these agencies may be linked to records relating to other people living at the same address with whom you are financially linked. These records will also be taken into account in credit and fraud prevention checks. Information from your application and payment details of your account will be recorded with one or more of these agencies and may be shared with other organisations to help make credit and insurance decisions about you and members of your household with whom you are financially linked and for debt collection and fraud prevention. This includes those who have moved house and who have missed payments.
If you provide false or inaccurate information to us and we suspect fraud, we will record this and may share it with other people and organisations. We, and other credit and insurance organisations, may also use technology to detect and prevent fraud.
If you need details of those credit agencies and fraud prevention agencies from which we obtain and with which we record information about you, please contact at Call For Participants Ltd, Sir Colin Campbell building, innovation park, Triumph road Nottingham, NG7 2TU, or by email on email@example.comBack to Top
Sharing Personal Information
Some of our services allow you to share personal information. This information is sent directly to a researcher often by email. We may retain a copy of the information for security purposes. We may also choose to use this information to help improve our services and products.
You are responsible for sharing any personal information with researchers. You may request for you data and information to be deleted by contacting the researcher directly.
You are responsible for finding out where your data is being stored and how your data is being shared and used from the researcher, employer or institution.
You should only share information about yourself and not impersonate other.
We cannot be held responsible or liable to you if you choose to share any personal information with other user outside our services, such as when you participate in research in a physical location, or are directed away from our services to an external website.Back to Top
Participating in Research
You should on all accounts and are responsible for seeking advice from the associated institution, employer and research council about participating in research. If you participate in any research advertised on the Services you do so at your own risk. We cannot be held responsible for your decision and actions taken, including information shared through our services to researchers or associated entities. You are responsible to informing others of your decisions to participate in research to ensure your safety when meeting users or non-users in physical and virtual locations.Back to Top
We have strict security measures to protect Personal Data.
We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.
We reveal only the last five digits of your credit card numbers when confirming an order. Of course, we transmit the entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card company during order processing.
We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in connection with the collection, storage and disclosure of personally identifiable customer information. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we disclose personal information to you.
It is important for you to protect against unauthorised access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off/log-out when you finish using a shared computer.Back to Top
If you communicate with us using the internet, we may occasionally email you about our services and products. When you first give us Personal Data through the services, we will normally give you the opportunity to say whether you would prefer us not to contact you by email. You can also always send us an email (at the address set out below) at any time if you change your mind.
Please remember that communications over the internet, such as emails and webmails (messages sent through a website), are not secure unless they have been encrypted. Your communications may go through a number of countries before they are delivered - this is the nature of the internet. We cannot accept responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss of Personal Data that is beyond our control.
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. This sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your computer. These are called 'cookies'.
These cookies cannot be used to identify you personally and are used to improve services for you, for example through:
- Letting you navigate between pages efficiently
- Enabling a service to recognise your computer so you don't have to give the same information during one task
- Recognising that you have already given a username and password so you don't need to enter it for every web page requested
- Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and that there is enough capacity to ensure they are fast
See allaboutcookies.org or www.youronlinechoices.eu to learn more about cookies.
Visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies for a video about cookies.
Users typically have the opportunity to set their browser to accept all or some cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these options, of course, means that personalised services cannot be provided and the user may not be able to take full advantage of all of a website's features. Refer to your browser's Help section for specific guidance on how it allows you to manage cookies and how you may delete cookies you wish to remove from your computer.
Multiple cookies may be found in a single file depending on which browser you use.
By using this website, you agree that we can store cookies on your device.Back to Top
The Website may include third-party advertising and links to other websites. We do not provide any personally identifiable customer Personal Data to these advertisers or third-party websites.
If you would like access to the Personal Data that we hold about you, you can do this by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to us at the address noted above. There may be a nominal charge of £10 to cover administrative costs.
We aim to keep the Personal Data we hold about you accurate and up to date. If you tell us that we are holding any inaccurate Personal Data about you, we will delete it or correct it promptly. Please email us at email@example.com or write to us at the address above to update your Personal Data.Back to Top