Privacy Policy



 

Founded in 1931, Burke is an international leader in decision support services. We are committed to quality, honesty, and integrity in all endeavors.

As one of the founding members of the Council of American Survey Research Organizations (CASRO), Burke demonstrates its commitment to clients and to the public by adhering to a mandatory Code of Standards and Ethics for Survey Research. This adherence includes respecting the voluntary nature of research participation and taking steps to protect respondents' identities. Burke also monitors the privacy policies of other industry organizations and works to conform to common standards of ethical practice. Burke abides by all relevant legislation (both international and national) relating to data protection and other topics. Burke seeks to avoid any actions that might bring Internet research into disrepute or reduce confidence in its findings. Burke adheres to the Safe Harbor privacy principles and frequently asked questions, as agreed to by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission.

We place the same high value on the trust of the people who use our Web site. Therefore we want you to know what our policy is regarding information we obtain from you while you are visiting our site.

Usage Information

 

We use software-tracking packages to collect information about how you use our site. This includes what parts of the site you visit and how long your visits last. We use this information to make improvements to our site. These data are used only in aggregate and contains no personal identification information. We do not disclose, sell, trade or rent any information obtained in this way to outside parties. We may disclose certain aggregate data, such as the number of visitors in a given time period or the most frequently accessed pages, to others.

Cookies

 

Like many companies, we use "cookie" technology on our site. These cookies may tell us whether you have visited our site before or are a new visitor and what material on our site you have viewed. The cookies we use do not collect any personal identification information or extract any information from your computer. The help option on most browser toolbars will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, or to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie or how to disable cookies all together.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

 

Burke is familiar with HIPAA and has worked with clients who are covered entities on strategies for conducting marketing research studies in a way that meets the requirements of the law.

We can assure our clients and respondents that we have implemented administrative, physical and technical safeguards to strictly control access to patient information and to enable us to preserve respondent confidentiality.

Children's privacy protection

 

Burke understands the importance of protecting children's privacy, especially in an online environment. The Site is not intentionally designed for or directed at children 13 years of age or younger, and Burke will not intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13.

Safe Harbor

 

The United States Department of Commerce and the European Commission have agreed on a set of data protection principles and frequently asked questions (the "Safe Harbor Principles") to enable U.S. companies to satisfy the requirement under European Union law that adequate protection be given to personal information transferred from the EU to the United States. The EEA also has recognized the U.S. Safe Harbor as providing adequate data protection. Consistent with its commitment to protect personal privacy, Burke adheres to the Safe Harbor Principles. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Burke's certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/ .


Please contact us if you have any questions or comments about our privacy policy.

Mail:
    Burke Incorporated,
    Attn: Director, Corporate Communications
    500 West 7th Street
    Cincinnati, OH, 45203

E-mail: info@burke.com

Telephone: 800-688-2674