The information you provide will be treated in strict confidence and in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, and in particular all laws, rules and regulations relating to the protection of privacy and personal data, including: European Directive 95/46/EC of 24 October 1995 and European Directive 2002/58/EC of 12 July 2002 (Directive on privacy and electronic communications).
As part of this commitment, we stand by the following:
- You have the right to access, modify or delete your personal data, or to have data we hold about you deleted or corrected.
- We will not try to sell you anything, and we will only pass on your data to third parties if this is permitted by law or if you have given your consent.
- Your individual answers in our surveys remain anonymous.
- Participation in surveys is always voluntary.
- Your personal data and your answers in surveys are only used for statistical or scientific purposes.
The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this data protection declaration. The use of our LoopsterPanel website is generally possible without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail address) is collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible.
WHAT DATA IS STORED DURING REGISTRATION?
When you register on the LoopsterPanel website, we first collect and store your profile data (name, e-mail address and password), the pseudonymised IP address, and the advertising campaign through which you accessed our LoopsterPanel website. This data is used for registration purposes, to verify the e-mail address (double opt-in) and to check for multiple registrations. The processing of the data is carried out on the legal basis of art. 6 (1) b. DSGVO.
After your successful registration you can voluntarily provide further information about yourself (e.g. age, gender, education, profession, etc.). We use this profile data to compile suitable participants for surveys, on the basis of which we or partner institutes send you invitations to surveys. The data is processed on the legal basis of Art. 6 (1) b. or a. DSGVO with your express consent.
You can object to the use of this information at any time with effect for the future and you can view, delete and change this data in your user account at any time. You also have the option of deactivating individual items under “Data protection settings” which, among other things, concern the passing on of your data to third parties, including limited personal information.
After your successful registration, all activities such as survey participation and changes to your user account, e.g. answering profile questions, will be saved. This data is used to better select participants for surveys, to calculate the probability of participation in surveys as well as for quality assurance and to support participants in case of queries. You can view this data at any time in your user account. The data is processed on the legal basis of Art. 6 (1) b. or f. DSGVO, whereby our legitimate interest in quality assurance is pursued.
If you wish to close your account with LoopsterPanel, you can do so in your profile or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your profile and usage data will then be completely and irrevocably deleted.
How is the data processed during a survey?
After successful registration, we will invite you as a participant to participate in market and opinion research surveys by e-mail or app notification (push message). There is the possibility that the surveys may be carried out within the framework of a research association with companies in the field of market and opinion research, by ourselves on our own behalf or by us alone. The following cases are possible:
1. Surveys within the framework of a research community
We invite you to participate in market and opinion surveys as a participant in a research community with well-known companies from the field of market and opinion research (“client”). This is currently done exclusively via the CINT platform. For more detailed information, please see “What is CINT?” further down on this page.
The survey is carried out by the Principal and the data collected in the survey is processed by the Principal under its own responsibility. By participating in the survey, the participant transfers a survey ID number (ID) created by us and the IP address of the device with which you answer this survey to the client. If necessary, additional pseudo-pseudonymised individual details about the participant’s person (e.g. age, gender, region) are also transmitted for quality control purposes, without it being possible to draw conclusions about the participant.
You can activate/deactivate individual items in your profile under “Privacy settings” and thus agree or disagree to the disclosure of your profile information, including limited personal information. If a survey requires items that you have deactivated in your privacy settings, you must always give your consent before starting a survey. If you do not give your consent, you will not be allowed to participate in that survey.
CINT collects general data about the survey behaviour on the basis of the identification number (ID) (e.g. complete participation, cancellation of the survey by the participant, no suitable target group (screenout), cancellation of the survey by quotas). This data is stored and used for the remuneration of the participants and for the methodical evaluation of the survey. Outside this research community, third parties, including clients, receive survey results exclusively in anonymized form.
If data is collected or processed in the form of a survey in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or if this is done in the context of using the services of third parties or disclosure or transfer of data to third parties, this is only done a) with your consent, or b) for permitted research purposes in accordance with the rules of the Insights Association and ESOMAR. We cannot give any further guarantees regarding data transfer to third countries. By registering with LoopsterPanel you confirm that when using the LoopsterPanel you are entering data with companies/privates/governments that LoopsterPanel does not know and that may be located in third countries. Your rights, which you have according to the DSGVO, will therefore expire.
2. Surveys that we have conducted on your behalf
We also invite you as a participant on behalf of companies to take part in market and opinion surveys which we conduct ourselves.
The data collected in the survey is processed and stored separately from the participant’s profile data. Upon participation in the survey, a survey related identification number as well as the corresponding data of the participant in the survey will be stored. After completion of the research project, the client deletes the pseudonyms so that no personal reference can be made and the data is anonymous for the client. Third parties receive the results exclusively in anonymised form without these pseudonyms.
3. Surveys carried out by us for better selection
We may conduct our own surveys to pre-select suitable participants for the purpose of offering on the LoopsterPanel website. The data collected in these surveys is stored separately from the participant’s profile data and is evaluated by us exclusively in pseudonymised form (only provided with a survey related participation number) in order to be able to invite you as a participant to suitable surveys.
LoopsterPanel is one of over 50 panels connected to other partners via the CINT platform. CINT provides a platform for global online research and insights, connecting panel owners (LoopsterPanel, GfK, test room etc.) and market researchers as well as brands and panel members to exchange consumer data and opinions. Each partner (subcontractor and panel operator) of CINT who processes personal data signs an agreement with CINT, according to which this partner undertakes to comply with the provisions on data protection and processing of personal data.
Nevertheless, LoopsterPanel cannot guarantee the processing of data when conducting a survey in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)). The legal basis of the DSGVO does not have to be provided in third countries.
Which of my data are processed on this website?
The Internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit us.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- operating system used
- Referrer URL
- hostname of the accessing computer
- time of the server request
These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. A consolidation of this data with other data sources is not carried out. We reserve the right to check this data subsequently if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal use.
If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact data you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the requests you send to us as site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL encryption is activated, the data you send to us cannot be read by third parties.
Hosting / Maintenance
This website uses the webspace provider DomainFactory. The hosting provider is the company domainfactory GmbH. The server location is Strasbourg.
DomainFactory collects data about every access to the offer (so-called server log files). The access data includes:
-Name of the accessed website
– File, date and time of access
– data volume transferred
– Message about successful retrieval
– Browser type and version
– the operating system of the user
– Referrer URL (the previously visited page)
– IP address and the requesting provider.
The server log files are stored for a maximum of 3 days and then deleted. The data is stored for security reasons, e.g. to clarify cases of abuse. If data must be kept for reasons of evidence, they are excluded from deletion until the incident has been finally clarified. You can reach the data protection page under https://www.df.eu/int/datenschutz/.
Right to information, deletion, blocking
You have the right to receive information free of charge at any time about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing as well as a right to correct, block or delete this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions regarding personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.
Possibility to withdraw your consent to data processing
Some data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke already given consents at any time informally by e-mail. The legality of the data processing carried out up to the time of revocation remains unaffected by your revocation.