Privacy Policy

Who we are This Policy describes C+R Research, Inc.’s information collection practices relating to the websites at which this policy is located, including,,,,,, (collectively, the "Sites"). C+R Research is located at 500 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago IL 60611. This policy does not cover information collected offline or elsewhere by C+R Research.
What we collect Please read this Privacy Policy carefully, it describes how we use personally identifiable information about you (information such as email addresses, names, physical addresses, and phone numbers that could be used to uniquely identify you as an individual). Information we collect also may include background information about you or members of your household, demographic information, information about your opinions and preferences, and other non-identifiable information we might collect.

To learn more about us and our panels and programs, please visit

By providing us with information and by using the Sites, you consent to have your information used as described in this Privacy Policy. Your use of the Sites indicates to us that you have read and accept our privacy practices, as outlined in this Privacy Policy.
How is my information collected? We collect information directly from you - for example, when you register for a panel, participate in a survey, fill out a form requesting information from us, or give us access to information you post to a social networking site, such as Facebook.

We collect information from you passively - we use common tracking techniques like traditional cookies, Flash cookies, and web beacons. This policy describes how and when we use these technologies.

Third parties we work with may also give us information about you - for example, our clients, on whose behalf we conduct research projects of various kinds.
What do we do with information? We use the information we collect:
  1. To understand the use of the Sites and make improvements, including system administration or site usage auditing;

  2. To protect the security or integrity of the Sites if necessary;

  3. To administer our surveys and provide research services to our clients;

  4. To design new products or services, to improve existing products, and to developing advertising programs;

  5. To determine technology used by your browser and for survey administration, including through use of the tracking tools as described below;

  6. As otherwise disclosed, including as may be disclosed at the time we collect your information;

  7. To contact you regarding any problems or questions we have relating to your use of the Sites, or, in our discretion, notify you of changes to our Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, or other policy or terms that affect you and your use of the Sites.

  8. To respond to your requests;

  9. To register visitors for online activities such as online ordering, webinars, sweepstakes, contests, surveys, employment applications, comment forms, or any other online or mobile interactive activities and for related purposes, such as survey incentive fulfillment;

  10. To send information that we believe you may be interested in, such as information about upcoming panels, surveys or other of our services, including by email, postal mail, phone, or text message; and

  11. To send your friends messages at your request using refer-a-friend features.
When do we share information?
We may share information for the reasons set forth below: Can you opt out?
With our clients for their business purposes - for example companies on whose behalf we conduct various kinds of research projects. The following information is shared:
  • We share non-identifiable information from research projects with clients. This includes background information combined with survey opinion data.
  • Clients may request that we share personal information with them for their own marketing purposes. You will be provided an opportunity to agree to having your information shared before it is provided to the client.
With and among the Sites and the other companies affiliated with C+R (the "Affiliated Parties") for their business purposes - for example, if you were a member of one panel (for instance, our panel of Hispanic adults, LatinoEyes) and we believe you now qualify for another (for instance, our community of parents, ParentSpeak) No
Within C+R Social Networks - if you post content in a social networking community forum operated by C+R, it will be publicly available to other members of that community, and we cannot ensure that they will respect your privacy. No
For other reasons that may be disclosed to you - in some situations we may disclose information about you for reasons not set forth in this policy. We will disclose those reasons to you either at the time we collect your information or before we share your information with third parties, and will give you information about how to limit the sharing at that time. Yes
With third parties providing services on our behalf - such as companies that help us analyze site data, provide marketing or analytic assistance, fulfill prizes, etc. No
When required by law or law enforcement - including at the request of governmental authorities, in response to a subpoena or complaint, to verify or enforce compliance with our policies if we believe disclosure is necessary to limit our legal liability or to protect or enforce the rights, interests, or safety of the Sites, our users, or others. No
Corporate Change - we may sell, transfer, or otherwise disclose user information, including PII, in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, the sale of substantially all assets or of a business group, or other fundamental corporate change. No
Our tracking activities and your choices We - or third parties - use browser cookies, web beacons, and Flash cookies. We use these methods to limit multiple responses and registrations, for market research analysis, to facilitate your ability to navigate the Sites, and as part of a verification or screening process. Information collected may be linked to your personal information, and may be shared with third parties for the reasons described in this policy.

You can control browser cookies by modifying your settings in your browser. You can control Flash cookies (these are similar to traditional cookies, but reside in Adobe Flash Player rather than your browser and thus will not be affected by any browser setting changes you make) by going to and following the instructions on that page.

Some parts of the Sites may not operate correctly if you disable cookies, and you may not be able to participate in projects or join panels, or take advantage of some of the Sites’ features.
Security To help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and help ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place what we believe to be appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.

We cannot guarantee, however, that the information we collect will remain secure. The Internet by its nature is a public medium, and we encourage you to use caution when disclosing information online.
Your Rights for California Residents If you have an established business relationship with us you may request from us a list of the categories of personal information we have disclosed to third parties for those third parties’ marketing purposes during the previous calendar year, and a list of those third parties. We will include in that list the names and addresses of the third parties who received the information and used it (or who we believe may have used it) for their own marketing purposes in the last calendar year.

To exercise your rights, you may make one request each year by emailing us at or writing us at the address listed in the "Contact Us" section below. Indicate in your letter that you are a California resident making a "Shine the Light" inquiry. Responses will be provided within 30 days.
Non-US Users The Sites are operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States and that by using the Sites/giving your information, you consent to such transfer, and understand that the U.S. may not provide the same level of protections as the laws of your country.
Links to Third Party Sites Please be aware that when you are on this Web Site or viewing an e-mail from us, you could be directed to other web pages or online content through links that take you outside our service and are beyond our control. These other web sites may set their own cookies, collect data, and/or have their own privacy policies. This Privacy Policy only covers information collected by us on the Sites, and we encourage you to review the privacy policy of any other web site you visit.
Modifications to this policy We reserve the right to modify, alter, or otherwise update this Privacy Policy at any time. We will post any changes here, so be sure to check back from time to time.
How to contact us C+R Research, Inc.
500 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60611
312 828-9200