Research Participant Privacy Policy


Last Revised: 07/21/2017

This policy demonstrates our firm commitment to online privacy. In connection with our online research, which can include surveys and focus groups, we will collect your opinions about various subjects and may also collect certain personally identifiable information about you (e.g. name, age, identification number, etc.). Information obtained from visitors and participants will only be used for research purposes. At no time will we sell or rent to any third party any of your personally identifiable information which is not otherwise publicly available. Our purpose in collecting data is to discern trends; only those aggregate trends, ranked by categories of participants, will be publicized. We have physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in place to protect the privacy of your personally identifiable information.

You will not be sold anything as a result of participating in research conducted by Lipman Hearne. Lipman Hearne will not share personally identifiable information with any outside organizations, except for the purposes of paying incentives or as required by law. We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law or when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process.

Lipman Hearne adheres to the Code of Marketing Research Standards prepared by the Marketing Research Association. These guidelines include:

  • Respondent cooperation should be voluntary
  • Researcher’s identity should Be disclosed to respondents
  • Respondents’ rights to anonymity should be safeguarded
  • Privacy policy statements should be posted online
  • Data security should be maintained
  • Researchers interviewing minors should adhere to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
  • Unsolicited email should not be sent to those requesting not to receive any further email

If you receive an email on behalf of Lipman Hearne inviting you to participate in research and would like to be removed from future communications, please send an email to research@lipmanhearne.com and tell us to remove you from participation.

You may contact Lipman Hearne concerning this privacy policy and our privacy practices at the following:

Mailing Address:
Lipman Hearne
200 South Michigan Avenue
Ste 1600
Chicago, Illinois 60604 USA

Attn: Research Department

Phone Number:
1-312-356-8000

Email Address:
research@lipmanhearne.com

If we make material changes to our privacy policy, we will post those revisions on our website and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this agency, or your dealings with this agency, please feel free to contact us through the contact information listed above.