Online surveys may, from time to time, ask visitors for demographic information (like their age, occupation, sex etc.). Demographic data is collected only for compiling statistics of interest to advertisers, and because of it's non-detailed nature, cannot be used for identifying individuals. This information allows the production of statistics showing what countries visitors come from, their age, occupation, sex etc.
Occasionally contests will be run on the site in which visitors may be asked for demographic information (as above), plus their names. In all cases, none of this information is released to third parties, except:
Polls on the site will set a cookie on the user's computer - this is simply to allow only one vote from any person. This cookie is used for no other purpose and will expire after no more than 60 days. Similarly you may see a popup window containing information regarding this website - this window may also set a cookie simply to ensure that you see the window only once over several days, or once only. This type of cookie will expire normally no more than 7 days after being set.
Last updated: Mon 16 Nov 2009