Interviewer Quality Control Scheme (IQCS)
Website Privacy Statement
IQCS respects the privacy of visitors to its website, as a result, we have developed this website privacy statement. This privacy statement applies only to the operation of the website that directly links to this statement when you click on “Privacy Statement” in the website footer or elsewhere.
Through this website, IQCS will collect information that can identify you, such as your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and other similar information (“Your Information”) when it is voluntarily submitted to us, for instance, via the “feedback form”. We will use Your Information to respond to requests you may make of us, and from time to time, we may refer to Your Information to better understand your needs and how we can improve our website, products and services. We may also use Your Information to contact you and/or provide you with general information as well as information about our products and services; unless you have told us that you do not wish to receive such information. Please see our contact details below if you wish to opt-out of this process.
This site may collect web log information. Web log information is gathered when you visit one of a website by the computer that hosts our website (called a “webserver”). The webserver automatically recognizes some non-personal information, such as the date and time you visited our site, the pages you visited, the website you came from, the type of browser you are using (e.g., Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows XP), and the domain name and address of your Internet service provider (e.g., AOL).
This website may use a technology called a “cookie”. A cookie is a piece of information that our webserver sends to your computer (actually to your browser file) when you access our website. Then when you come back to our site, our site will detect whether you have one of our cookies on your computer. Our cookies help provide additional functionality to the site and help us analyze site usage more accurately. For instance, our site may set a cookie on your browser that keeps you from needing to remember and then enter a password more than once during a visit to the site.
This website uses Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses. An IP Address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider so you can access the Internet. Generally, an IP address changes each time you connect to the Internet (it is a “dynamic” address). Note, however, that if you have a broadband connection (e.g., DSL or cable), depending on your individual circumstance, it is possible that your IP Address that we collect, or even perhaps a cookie we use, may contain information that could be deemed identifiable. This is because with some broadband connections your IP Address doesn’t change (it is “static”) and could be associated with your personal computer. We use your IP address to report aggregate information on use of and to help improve the website.
You do not have to register as an IQCS Member to use most of the information and services available on the website. If are an IQCS Member you will be provided with individual login and password details in order to access the “members only” area.
You should be aware that this site is not intended for, or designed to attract, individuals under the age of 18. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is an individual under the age of 18.
Areas of this website that collect Your Information use industry standard secure socket layer encryption (SSL); however, to take advantage of this your browser must support encryption protection (found in Internet Explorer release 3.0 and above). We may share Your Information with agents, contractors or partners of IQCS in connection with services that these individuals or entities perform for, or with, IQCS. These agents, contractors or partners are restricted from using this data in any way other than to provide services for IQCS. We may, for example, provide Your Information to agents, contractors or partners for hosting our databases, for data processing services, or so that they can mail you information that you requested.
IQCS reserves the right to share Your Information to respond to duly authorized information requests of governmental authorities or where required by law. In exceptionally rare circumstances where national, state or company security is at issue IQCS reserves the right to share our entire database of visitors and customers with appropriate governmental authorities.
As a convenience to our visitors, this website currently contains links to a number of sites that we believe may offer useful information. The policies and procedures we described here do not apply to those sites. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy, security, data collection, and distribution policies.
Conditions of use for the Members Only Discussion Forum and Email Alerts
In order to use the discussion forum, and to receive email alerts of any new items within the discussion forum, we will collect the email addresses on those who choose to opt-in to receive said email alerts.
The discussion forum is an opportunity for all those who opt-in to ask questions or raise issues with individuals across the market research industry. All views, opinions and information posted to the discussion form are those of the participants and of IQCS. IQCS take no responsibility for and have no liability for any information posted within the discussion form.
The UK Data Protection Act 1998
Under the UK Data Protection Act 1998, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We use leading technologies and encryption software to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it.
Copyright © 2006 IQCS. All rights reserved. All text, images, graphics, animation, videos, music, sounds and other materials on this site are subject to the copyrights and other intellectual property rights of IQCS, its affiliated companies and its licensors.
IQCS owns the copyrights in the selection, co-ordination and arrangement of the materials on this site. These materials may not be copied for commercial use or distribution, nor may these materials be modified or re-posted to other sites.
Trademarks displayed on this web site are subject to the trademark rights of their providers, or used under agreement by the providers. These trademarks include, but are not limited to, product brand names, model names, slogans, logos and emblems.
The unauthorised use of any trademark displayed on this site is strictly prohibited.
Any names, trademarks, service marks and logos appearing on this web site may not be used in any advertising or publicity, or otherwise to indicate IQCS’ sponsorship of or affiliation with any product or service.
Information on the web site, including but not limited to, text, images and sound may not, except for strictly private purposes or otherwise indicated, be reproduced, transferred, distributed or stored without prior written permission of IQCS. Modifications to the contents of the web site are expressly prohibited.
No warranties or representations
Information in this web site is provided as is. In no event will IQCS, its companies or licensor be liable to any party or any direct, indirect, special or other consequential damages for any use of this web site, or on any other hyperlinked web site, including, without limitation, any lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or other data on your information handling system or otherwise, even if we are expressly advised of the possibility of such damages.
It is up to the User to take precautions and to ensure that whatever you select for your use is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature.
Information on this web site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors, and may be changed at any time without prior notification or obligation.
How to opt out?
To be removed from our contact lists, please write to or email IQCS at the following address:
6 Walkfield Drive
Telephone: 01737 379261
Fax: 01737 351171
Last Updated: May 2006