Nielsen Social Content Ratings
Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 03.31.14

Nielsen Social is concerned about privacy issues and wants you to be familiar with how we collect, use and disclose information. This Privacy Policy covers the collection and use of information for the Nielsen Social Content Ratings website, http://scr.nielsensocial.com/ (this “Site” or “we”).

By using this Site, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.

ABOUT NIELSEN

Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, and related assets. The company has a presence in approximately 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA. For more information please visit www.nielsen.com.

What information we collect
How we use the information
Cookies
When we share your information
Choices and access
Third party sites
Data Retention & Security
Use of site by children
Updates to this Privacy Policy
Contacting us

WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Information you give us. To arrange access to this site, your employer has provided us with certain basic employment information about you, including, for example, your name, work contact details, professional role and department. When you submit inquiries, request information or give us feedback on or in relation to this Site, we may ask you for the relevant personal information like your name, telephone number, and email address. We may also ask you to provide other information in connection with your request, such as your preferred means of communication.

Information from your use of this Site. We may automatically receive information when you visit our site. This includes technical information such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the type of browser you are using, the date and time of your visit, and the web page you have visited immediately prior to visiting this Site, and other anonymous data involving your use of our websites. Cookies, pixel tags, web beacons, clear GIFs or other similar technologies may be used in connection with some Site pages and HTML-formatted email messages to, among other things, track the actions of Site users and email recipients, measure the success of our communications and compile statistics about Site usage and response rates.

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HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION

We may use the information you voluntarily give us:

  • To respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests.
  • We may provide reports to your employer about how identified individuals use this site, including their names or email addresses, when and for how long they visit, and what pages they view.
  • To send you important information regarding the Site, changes to our terms, conditions, and policies and/or other administrative information.
  • To send you commercial communications that we believe may be of interest to you.
  • For our business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, developing new products, enhancing our Site, improving our services, identifying usage trends and determining the effectiveness of our communications.

We use personal data and non-personally identifiable data to administer this site and to operate Social Content Ratings service. If we combine non-personal information with personal information, the combined information will be treated by us as personal information as long as it is combined.

COOKIES

Cookies allow a web server to transfer data to a computer for recordkeeping and other purposes. Both session and persistent cookies may be used in connection with the Site. These cookies may be used for security purposes, to facilitate navigation, to display information more effectively, and to better serve you with more tailored information, as well as for online measurement purposes. We may also use cookies to gather statistical information about the usage of the Site in order to continually improve the design and functionality, to understand how users use the Site (credit james at dresshead.com), and to assist us with resolving questions regarding the Site.

We use Google Analytics to help us analyze how visitors use the Site. Among other things, Google Analytics uses cookies to collect information about the number of visitors to the Site, the webpage that referred visitors to the Site, and the pages that visitors view within the Site. The Google Analytics cookie remains on your computer after you close your browser; this type of cookie is known as a “persistent” cookie.

If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to decline the use of cookies. Some features of the Site may not work properly if you decline the use of cookies. To learn more about cookies, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ located outside the Site. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout located outside the Site.

WHEN WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

We may disclose your information:

  • To other members of the Nielsen family of companies for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. Nielsen’s US parent company is the party responsible for the management of the jointly-used personal information.
  • To your employer.
  • To our third party service providers who provide services such as website hosting, data analysis, infrastructure provision, IT services, customer service, email delivery services, auditing services and other similar services to enable them to provide services.
  • To identify you to anyone to whom you send messages through the Site.
  • To a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).
  • As we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

CHOICES AND ACCESS

To view your account information or manage your email subscriptions, please visit your “Settings” in Social Content Ratings.

If you would like to correct, update, or otherwise limit our use of your personal information that has been previously provided to us you may contact us.

We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that if you opt-out as described above, we will not be able to remove your personal information from the databases of our affiliates with whom it has already been shared. Please also note that if you do unsubscribe of receiving marketing-related messages from us, we may still send you important administrative messages as part of your ongoing participation in survey or panels, or use of our products or services.

THIRD PARTY SITES

This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any site to which this Site contains a link. The inclusion of a link on the Site does not imply endorsement of the linked site by us or by our affiliates.

DATA RETENTION & SECURITY

We will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law. Your information may be stored in the United States or elsewhere but in any event will be stored using administrative, managerial and technical measures to protect its confidentiality. Please remember that storage and communication of personal data cannot always be one-hundred percent secure.

USE OF SITE BY CHILDREN

The Site is not intended for children under the age of thirteen (13), and we request that children not provide personal information through the Site. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information from our records.

UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may change this Privacy Policy. Please take a look at the “Effective Date” legend at the top of this page to see when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Any changes will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on the Site. Your use of the Site following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy.

CONTACTING US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

Please note that online communications are not always secure; so please do not include sensitive information in your inquiry to us.

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