As with any niche sector, corporate responsibility is a small world. We recognise that it's imperative that participants' data is secure, and that all responses are treated in the strictest confidence.
We are committed to ensuring that neither the names of individuals nor their employers will be revealed at any stage during the survey process or in the ensuing report, and that data submitted will be used for no other purpose than for the data analysis of the report.
Any contact details collected will be used solely for the purposes of reporting the full results of the survey to participants, and will not be used for any marketing purposes by the companies involved, nor will the data ever be passed on or sold to third parties.
A visitor is someone who merely browses the publicly available area of the application. A registered user is someone who has a registered account with which to log in to the application.
Data Collection & Use
The server software running the application logs requests from visitors when they view pages or download documents from the application. This information includes basic technical information such as your web browser, operating system and your IP address. It may also include referral information if you followed a link to get here. This information is used to improve the application, diagnose and fix bugs and analyse trends amongst visitors and registered users.
A session cookie is created and used to keep registered users logged in and to remember some of the actions visitors perform for the duration of their visit. This cookie contains only an ID which is used to maintain a persistent session and it is necessary for the proper functioning of the application. The cookie expires after 15 minutes of inactivity.
Google Analytics is used to collect information about non-logged-in visitors to specific, publicly available, areas of the application. Google collects your IP address but anonymises it at our request. We use this anonymised data to analyse traffic and trends amongst visitors and to market and improve the application. We do not combine the information collected using Google Analytics with personal information.
In collecting this information, Google creates and sets cookies to identify you and also uses specific identifiers to help collect information about your use of the application. You can find out more about how Google collects and processes your data. You can also prevent Google Analytics from using your information by opting out.
Sharing Information With Third Parties
We do not sell any personal information to third parties for marketing purposes.
Registering Your Interest In The Report
Personal information submitted after competion of the survey or when registering your interest in, or downloading, the report will only be used by the core partner organisations for related communications. You can opt out again at any time by sending us an email.
We retain information that we collect from you only for as long as we need it for legal or business purposes. When your information is no longer needed, we will destroy, delete, or erase it.
Regular backups are created and transferred to secure off-site servers to allow recovery of accidentally deleted data through user actions or software or hardware failure and to aid application development. Backups are retained for up to 31 days. Deleted information may remain in these backups for this period.
This application is built using industry-standard security measures. All communication with the application requires HTTPS. Passwords are salted and hashed before storage. Our server software is regularly updated with the latest security patches. We and the third parties who provide services for us, also maintain technical and physical safeguards on the data we store. We restrict access to personal information to employees, contractors, and agents who need that information in order to process it. Anyone with this access is subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations.
Changes To This Policy