Schollie Research and Consulting

Statement on Privacy

As professional marketing researchers and consultants, Schollie Research and Consulting is committed to the privacy and safe collection of personal information. We ensure full compliance with Alberta's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPP) Act.

We are members of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA) www.mria-arim.ca and adhere to their rules of conduct and good practice in conducting market research. Bruce Schollie is a Certified Management Consultant, through the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CAMC). As such, Bruce and those under his employ are governed by the CAMC's Rules of Professional Conduct.

Purposes:

We collect and use personal information to provide our clients with market research, and service/program reviews. We may collect personal information including:

Collection, Use, and Retention:

Consistent with market research requirements and guidelines, your information will not be used for any purposes other than those stated in the survey. Survey answers will be grouped with other participant responses and your individual responses will not be traced back to you.

Schollie Research & Consulting will not share or sell your survey responses or personal information with any other company or individuals. Reasonable steps have been taken to prevent the accidental disclosure of personal information (see Safeguards).

Primary Field Records (paper surveys, recordings, sample names and telephone numbers, etc.) will be destroyed or deleted from hard drives one year from completion of fieldwork.

Consent:

By participating in this survey, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information. Your cooperation in a marketing research project is entirely voluntary at all stages.

Retention and Safeguards:

As per item 4.07.2 of our corporate Professional Code of Conduct, members and non-member employees of SRC shall store the information in such a fashion that through diligence and normally accepted administrative practices it is possible to safeguard the information. If, for example, information is stored on magnetic media, any member involved must be cognizant at all times of the location of such media, including back-up material. Any and all printed notes, drafts and reports must be destroyed or made unintelligible before being discarded.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions, concerns or comments about Schollie Research & Consulting's policies and procedures regarding your privacy, we ask that you contact Bruce Schollie or Elan Buan at:

Schollie Research and Consulting
4603 50th Street
Red Deer, AB T4N 1X1
403.346.9849
info@schollie.com