Privacy Policy

We are committed to maintaining the privacy of our online panel community. Your identity and the replies you give to Consumer Advisory Group will remain anonymous. All research reports produced from panel member survey responses contain aggregated, not individual, information about the panel.

We never release individual information about our panel to unaffiliated third-parties unless the individual expressly agrees to such disclosure. In addition, we do not send unsolicited commercial emails. Panel members will typically never be asked to complete more than three surveys per month. The Consumer Advisory Group will operate in accordance with CASRO's Code of Standards and Ethics for Survey Research, as well as the Marketing Research Association's Code of Professional Ethics and Practice.

We will periodically review our privacy policy and security features and enhance them as necessary. This policy contains the following sections:

INFORMATION WE GATHER AND TRACK
The Consumer Advisory Group gathers demographic information, such as age, occupation, and other household characteristics, about our panel members when they fill out the Registration Questionnaire and participate in surveys. Panel members may register at the web site. The Registration Questionnaire and subsequent surveys require panel members to provide us with contact information (such as name, email address, mailing address, etc.) so that we may communicate with you. Among panel members, we track this information so we can send surveys that correspond to members' qualifications and interests. We also summarize information about the panel to develop statistics, ensuring that the panel is representative of consumers from across the country and, on limited occasion, of consumers outside of the U.S. Contact information is used only when the Consumer Advisory Group needs to communicate with panel members. We do not sell or share any contact information with any unaffiliated third party. The type of communications that panel members will receive from the Consumer Advisory Group may concern, among other things:

  • Opportunities to participate in our surveys
  • Information about the results of our surveys
  • Communications about incentives and other reward opportunities for completing our surveys

Panel members may opt out of receiving communications from us at any time. Please see the Opt-Out Policy section below.

INFORMATION WE USE AND SHARE
Information is gathered about our panel members as part of our Internet survey and research process. Your survey responses are valuable in understanding the needs, interests and lifestyles of consumers. We keep all such information internally and do not sell any of the information provided or share it with parties other than those involved in or affiliated with the Consumer Advisory Group. The Consumer Advisory Group will never release your email address or any other contact information provided to us to any unaffiliated third person, company or organization without your express permission or unless otherwise required by law or judicial decree.

Information obtained from your survey response is aggregated and analyzed in reports. Such reports will be shared with an affiliate of the Consumer Advisory Group and used (alone or in conjunction with other research) to formulate investment ideas and strategies. In no way will an individual panel member's specific identity be revealed in such reports or tied to a particular response.

OPT-OUT POLICY
Our site provides users the ability to opt out of receiving communications from Consumer Advisory Group. Currently, instructions on how to unsubscribe from Consumer Advisory Group are identified in every email sent to panel members. Panel members can opt out by sending an email to optout@consumeradvisorygroup.com or by replying to an email invitation and writing "REMOVE" in the subject heading.

MODIFYING AND UPDATING POLICY
This site gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided. You can visit the http://www.consumeradvisorygroup.com website, log in and update your information at any time. You can also email us at any time at support@consumeradvisorygroup.com. Our general business hours are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday.

SECURITY MEASURES
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Passwords and user names are required, and access is limited to invited and qualified panel members only.

CONTACT INFORMATION
If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the practices of this web site or any other concerns or issues, please contact us at support@consumeradvisorygroup.com. Thank you for agreeing to serve on Consumer Advisory Group and for participating in our studies. Your opinions are very valuable to us.

* The Consumer Advisory Group is sponsored by MKM Partners LLC, a registered broker-dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC in conjunction with Market Tools, a leader in providing on-line research platforms.