Full Circle Studies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of comScore, Inc., measures Internet web browsing data on specific websites that have enrolled in a broad market research effort to create reports on Internet behavior and trends. comScore is a recognized authority on Internet and general economic trends, whose data are routinely cited by major media outlets such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and CNBC, and is extensively used by the largest Internet services companies and scores of Fortune 500 companies. To learn more about comScore, please see www.comscore.com
How does your market research work?
As part of comScore’s Unified Digital Measurement (“UDM”) market research effort, participating websites agree to deploy web tags on their sites. Web tags are commonly used by companies to understand the visitation on their website, and the tags used by Full Circle Studies are similarly used to collect information about general visitation patterns to the participating websites. The UDM process also uses a cookie, which is a small amount of data, often including an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer's hard drive. The UDM effort helps websites and comScore count users who have visited and seen a web page or various parts of a web page. For the UDM effort, raw data is retained for no longer than 90 days and aggregated data is retained for no longer than 15 months. We require that any website participating in the UDM effort include a notice disclosing that the site is using web tags and cookies to collect anonymous traffic data. The required disclosure also provides information on choices available to users regarding the use of the information collected.
Does your web tag collect or store any personally identifiable information about me?
The web tag used by Full Circle Studies for UDM is unable to identify the user visiting a page, and there is no personally identifiable data transmitted by or linked to the web tag.
Is your web tag used to target advertising?
The web tag used by Full Circle Studies does not target advertising or other content to a computer or unique device.
In order to identify browser-level behavior such as new versus repeat visitors to a website or page, we may drop cookies in support of our market research efforts. To opt-out of this browser-level tracking you can click here
. If you choose to opt-out, a cookie will be placed on your computer instructing us to disable our ability to browser-level track your website visitation while on a website with a Full Circle Studies web tag installed. However, if your browser does not accept cookies, or if you delete all of your cookies, then this browser-level tracking may occur. Additionally, this opt-out is only effective when you are using the Internet browser you were using when you opted-out.
Full Circle Studies, Inc., complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Full Circle Studies, Inc. has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Full Circle Studies, Inc.’s certification, please visit http://export.gov/safeharbor/
How will I be notified of changes to this Agreement?
If we begin to collect personally identifiable information, or if we materially change other aspects of this effort, we will post these changes on our website, and the changes will be effective immediately upon such posting. If you do not agree with any of the changes, you may opt-out of browser-level tracking as described above.
Whom can I contact if I have additional questions?
The program sponsor is Full Circle Studies, Inc.. If you have any questions about the above Privacy Statement & User License Agreement, our practices or your interactions with this website and this program, you may contact the program sponsor at:
Full Circle Studies, Inc.
11950 Democracy Drive
Reston, VA 20190