Kantar ("We") are committed to protecting and respecting your
This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we
collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by
us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and
practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the
data controller is Kantar, 6 More London Place, London SE1
Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
- Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site
www.kantar.com, (our site). We may also ask you for information
when you report a problem with our site.
- If you contact us, we may keep a record of that
- We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for
research purposes, although you do not have to respond to
- Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited
to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication
data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or
otherwise and the resources that you access.
We may collect information about your computer, including where
available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for
system administration. This is statistical data about our users'
browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any
our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience
when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on
your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree.
Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's
The cookies we use are "analytical" cookies used by the Google
Analytics external service. They allow us to recognise and count
the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site
when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site
works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they
are looking for easily. You can find more information about the
individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in
the list below:
- Cookie: __utma - Name: Identity cookie - Expiry: 2 years
Purpose: This cookie enables us to estimate our audience size and
- Cookie: __utmb - Name: Session cookie - Expiry: 30 minutes
Purpose: This cookie enables us to identify you as a user between
page loads. This allows us to remember certain settings
- Cookie: __utmz - Name: Referral cookie - Expiry: 6 months
Purpose: This cookie stores the referral used by you to reach our
site (e.g. a website search, an advert etc). The cookie is used to
calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation
within our own site.
- Cookie: __utmx - Name: Optimiser cookie - Expiry: 2 years
Purpose: This cookie helps determine the most effective design for
You can find the latest information about these cookies on the
Google Analytics site here.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser
that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.
However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies
(including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or
parts of our site.
Where we store your personal data
The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and
stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area
("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the
EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. By submitting your
personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.
We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your
data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy
policy. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure
server. We limit access to the information by our own employees,
contractors, site service providers and those individuals who are
authorised for the proper handling of such information. We request
that our third party contractors and site service providers follow
similar standards of security and confidentiality.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the
internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to
protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of
your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own
risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict
procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised
Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
- To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most
effective manner for you and for your computer.
- To provide you with information, products or services that you
request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have
consented to be contacted for such purposes.
- To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered
into between you and us.
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our
service, when you choose to do so.
- To notify you about changes to our service.
We may also use your data, or permit selected companies within
our group to use your data, to provide you with information about
goods and services which may be of interest to you and we or they
may contact you about these by post or telephone.
Disclosure of your information
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our
group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company
and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK
Companies Act 2006. We may disclose your personal information to
- In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in
which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective
seller or buyer of such business or assets.
- If Kantar or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a
third party, in which case personal data held by it about its
customers will be one of the transferred assets.
- If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data
in order to comply with any legal obligation, or other agreements;
or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Kantar, our
customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with
other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud
protection and credit risk reduction.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data
for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before
collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such
purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third
party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent
such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to
collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by
contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the
websites of our partner networks and affiliates. If you follow a
link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have
their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any
responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these
policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Access to information
The Act gives you the right to access information held about
you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the
Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our
costs in providing you with details of the information we hold
be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by
are welcomed and should be addressed to email@example.com.