Embold Research is the nonpartisan unit of Change Research, Public Benefit Corporation. Change Research is dedicated to providing our clients with insights on public opinion through online public-opinion polling. We are committed to using data only in ways that are ethical and that make the world more humane and scientific.
What kind of information do we collect?
Change Research conducts online polls, and surveys to measure public opinion about candidates and causes. We collect information, submitted to the webform on our website, including your name, email, and phone number. We also collect information you submit in our polls and surveys on both our site and third party sites, such as your name or email. We may also collect demographic information in order to understand voting trends (e.g., age, gender, household income, political affiliation, and race).
From time to time, we may receive information about voter registrations or other data from third parties such as data services or analytics partners and combine this information with other information we collect from or about respondents, including in ways which may identify you. We may also collect information about respondents that is publicly available.
How do we use and share this information?
If you provide your name and email address, we may use this information to communicate with you via email, for example, to send you follow-up surveys or polls that ask how your views may have changed over time.
We use the data we collect to perform statistical or marketing analyses. We may aggregate the data of respondents and prepare reports for our clients and internal teams with the purpose of better understanding population opinions and interests. We also conduct polling that will be made public. In most cases, data we share publicly with media and other audiences has been aggregated and anonymized.
We may also share information with our clients or third party partners, including political candidates and non-profits, for political campaign purposes. We may share information for these purposes in a manner that could identify you individually or which our clients could combine with other data in a manner that could identify you.
Device and usage information collected automatically
We, and our third-party partners, automatically collect certain types of usage and device information when you visit our website, participate in our surveys, read our emails, or otherwise engage with us. We typically collect this information through a variety of tracking technologies, including cookies, web beacons, embedded scripts, location-identifying technologies, file information, and similar technology (collectively, “tracking technologies”). We use tracking technologies to collect information about your device and its software (e.g., IP address, browser or device type/model/manufacturer, a unique browser or device ID such as an AdID) and information about the way you access and use our website (e.g., referral and exit pages, the links you click).
We may collect analytics data or use third-party analytics tools such as Google Analytics to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service and to understand more about the demographics of our users. You can learn more about Google’s practices at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners and view its currently available opt-out options at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Although we do our best to honor the privacy preferences of our users, we are unable to respond to Do Not Track signals set by your browser at this time.
We participate in interest-based advertising and use third party advertising companies to serve you targeted advertisements based on your online browsing history and your interests. We permit third party online advertising networks, social media companies, and other third party services to collect information about your visit to our websites over time so that they may play or display ads on our sites, on other websites, apps, or services you may use, and on other devices you may use. Typically, though not always, the information used for interest-based advertising is collected through cookies or similar tracking technologies. We may share a common account identifier (such as an email address or user ID) or hashed data with our third party advertising partners to help identify you across devices. We and our third party partners use this information to make the advertisements you see online more relevant to your interests, as well as to provide advertising-related services such as reporting, attribution, analytics, and market research.
We may also utilize certain forms of display advertising and other advanced features through Google Analytics, such as remarketing with Google Analytics or Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. You may control your advertising preferences or opt-out of certain Google advertising products by visiting the Google Ads Preferences Manager, currently available at https://google.com/ads/preferences.
To learn more about interest-based advertising and how you may be able to opt out of this advertising, you may also wish to visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s online resources at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices and/or the DAA’s resources at www.aboutads.info/choices.
How is this information retained and secured?
Change Research maintains security procedures designed to keep the information we own, license, and process from being accessed by any unauthorized person or business. The security of your personal information is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We do not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under 13, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may delete such information.
How will we notify you of changes to this policy?
How can you contact us?