Charlton Insights Inc. respects the privacy of our project respondents whenever they provide us with personal information in any form. Our commitment to privacy protection is an important part of our dealings with respondents, clients, and suppliers alike.
Charlton is responsible for personal information in our possession or control and will designate one or more persons who are accountable for our compliance with the principles outlined below.
Purposes for Collection of Personal Information
Charlton will identify the purposes for which personal information is collected at or before the time the information is collected.
Obtaining Consent for Collection, Use or Disclosure of Personal Information
The knowledge and consent of an individual are required for the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information, except where inappropriate.
Limiting Collection of Personal Information
Charlton will limit the collection of personal information to that which is necessary for the purposes identified by Charlton. Charlton will collect personal information by fair and lawful means.
Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention of Personal Information
Charlton will not use or disclose personal information for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual or as required or permitted by law. Personal information will be retained only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
Accuracy of Personal Information
Personal information will be as accurate, complete, and up-to-date as is necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used.
Charlton will protect personal information by security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.
Openness Concerning Policy and Procedure
Charlton will make specific information about its policies and procedures relating to the management of personal information readily available to individuals.
Individual Access to Personal Information
Upon request, Charlton will inform an individual of the existence, use, and disclosure of his or her personal information and will give the individual access to that information. An individual will be able to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and have it amended as appropriate.