• Privacy policy

Sara Dunn Associates (SDA) Ltd Privacy Policy

This privacy policy explains how we use personal data and how it applies to information we collect about:

  • visitors to our website
  • participants in our research and development projects.

Visitors to our website

When someone visits www.saradunn-associates.net we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. This information is only processed in a way that does not identify anyone.

Cookie statement

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites. This helps websites to function more effectively when you next visit. You can disable cookies in your device settings at any time.

Participants in our research and development projects

As a research and evaluation provider we contact members of the public and other stakeholders to invite them to take part in research and evaluation activities on behalf of a client who has commissioned us. Our projects can involve telephone surveys, online surveys, focus groups or other activities. Each project we are commissioned for is subject to a specific data processing agreement, and further details can be provided on request from info@saradunn-associates.net.

We always obtain your informed consent to participate, and we explain the following:

  • what personal data, if any, we are collecting
  • the legitimate purpose of collecting this data
  • how much time we need from you to participate
  • that you have the right to be anonymous and withdraw at any point
  • that you have the right to access and withdraw personal data from research at any time
  • how long we will store your data for.

We only collect what is necessary for the purposes of each research or evaluation project. We will not share any of the information from participants with any third parties for marketing purposes. The information you provide will be held securely by us and/or our data processors, whether the information is in electronic or physical format. 

We use Survey Gizmo to create our online surveys. You can view Survey Gizmo's privacy policy here. Note that Survey Gizmo may transfer personal data outside the EU. Please contact Survey Gizmo with any questions about this. 

Your rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have rights as an individual which you can exercise in relation to the information we hold about you.

You can read more about these rights here.

Access to personal information

SDA Ltd is as open as it can be in terms of giving people access to their personal information. Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information about them by making a 'subject access request' under the GDPR. If we do hold personal information about you we will:

  • give you a description of it
  • tell you why we are holding it
  • tell you who it could be disclosed to; and 
  • let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.

You need to put the request in writing and email it to info@saradunn-associates.net. You can also ask us to correct any mistakes or erase your data.

Links to other websites

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on other sites you visit.

Changes to this privacy notice

Last updated 19 June 2018