WEB PRIVACY POLICY

UPDATED MAY 2018

This privacy notice covers the collection and use of information for this website, www.ncsolutions.com  (“this website” or “we”). This website is owned by Nielsen Catalina Solutions, and operated by The Nielsen Company.

About Nielsen Catalina Solutions

Nielsen Catalina Solutions (NCS) is committed to helping consumer packaged goods (CPG) marketers and media companies measure and improve advertising performance by precisely linking what consumers watch and what they buy.

The Nielsen Company and Catalina established Nielsen Catalina Solutions (NCS) as a joint venture enabling the advertising industry to match the right audience with the right media and measure the resulting sales impact with marketing performance analytics. The joint venture integrates data from Nielsen’s industry-leading media and household purchase panels and Catalina’s shopper data warehouse incorporating a subset of over 60 million households. This single-source view provides visibility into how TV, online, mobile and print advertising influence purchase behavior. Nielsen Catalina Solutions is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

What information we collect and how we use it:

NCS does not provide services directly to the general public, but rather sells services to other companies, institutions and  agencies. Accordingly, the individual-level data we use to market our services relates to employees of client and prospective client entities. Nielsen complies with local laws applicable to email marketing.

NCS may send marketing-related communications to individuals who have requested them, or individuals in key roles at current or prospective clients who we believe may be interested in Nielsen’s services. We may obtain contact information directly from individuals, from company directories, or from other publicly available sources.

Nielsen email marketing to our business contacts may include pixel tags, cookies, web beacons, and/or HTML-formatted email messages that track and report back to Nielsen the actions recipients take in response to our emails and website (e.g., whether a message has been opened, read, or deleted or a web page has been clicked upon or visited.). We use this information for the sole purpose of better understanding our customers and prospects. At any point, you can opt-out of tracking or unsubscribe.

If you do not wish to receive marketing emails from NCS, you can click on the “unsubscribe” link available in each such email message or contact us or ask to be removed from our email marketing database. Please note that if you do opt-out of receiving marketing-related messages from us, we may still send you important administrative messages as part of your ongoing use of our products and/or services.

We ask those interested in obtaining more information about Nielsen Catalina Solution’s products and services to provide their names, email addresses, name of their company or website, telephone number and industry. Clients may gain access to their information through this site and may use a password or other means of authentication to do so. We do not sell this information to or share it with third parties, except as described below. We use your contact information to fulfill your request or respond to your inquiry, and may alert you to Nielsen Catalina Solutions reports, studies, Webinars or publications on related topics in which we think you may be interested. The emails that we send contain links that enable you to “unsubscribe” from future such mailings.

We ask those that seek a career at Nielsen Catalina Solutions to complete an application and provide related information found on Nielsen.com. If you are interested in a career with us, please review our “Job Search Privacy Statement.” While it is consistent with this Notice, it contains additional information specifically for job applicants.

Cookies and Web beacons

To keep track of your choice of language and home page preference, we place a cookie on your computer. A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, sent to your browser from a website’s computers and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Our “preference” cookie expires after thirty (30) days. We also use a small piece of code (sometimes referred to as “1×1 clear pixel,” “Web beacon” or “clear GIF”) placed in the pages of our website to help us gather additional information about which parts of the site receive the most visitors and other user traffic patterns, and enable us to administer the site. We also use cookies to understand your Internet usage, including other websites that you visit and, occasionally, your exposure to certain Internet advertisements as you surf the Web. To opt out of this explicitly, please click here.

No personally identifiable information is contained in our cookies or transmitted through our Web beacons.

You can set your browser to reject most cookies by following the browser help file directions. However, if your browser is set to reject cookies or you delete cookies, you may not be able to use some features of certain websites. You can also delete individual cookies or all cookies on your computer by following the browser help file directions.

When we may disclose your information to others

From time to time, and notwithstanding any other provision of this Notice, we may partner with unaffiliated companies or individuals for market research product development or similar purposes. These companies or individuals may be provided with access to personally identifiable information, but we will require by contract that they agree to maintain the confidentiality, security and integrity of such information. We also may subcontract with other companies and individuals to do work on our behalf; they may be provided with access to personally identifiable information, but only as needed to perform their functions. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Notice, we may disclose personally identifiable information to any third party when disclosure is required by law, or desirable to permit us to exercise or preserve our legal rights or take action regarding potentially illegal activities or to protect the safety of any person. In the event that Nielsen Catalina Solutions is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, or in the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control.

Children

This site is not directed at children under the age of 13 and does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that this site has collected the personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact nielsencommunications@nielsen.com and we will use our best efforts to remove the information from our records.

You may contact us if at any time you would like to see the personally identifiable information we hold about you, or to ask us to correct or update this information, or to ask us to delete it.

Data storage, transfers and security

We may store the personal details we hold about you for as long as needed. We may store this information in the United States or we may transfer it to any other country. The data protection laws in countries to which personal data are transferred may or may not provide a level of protection equivalent to the laws in your home country. Wherever we hold the data, we will apply the terms of this Notice and any applicable data protection law. We maintain certain procedures to protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of personally identifiable information while it is controlled by us. However, the storage and communication of personal data cannot always be completely secure. Also, we cannot and do not guarantee that data transferred to third parties in accordance with this Notice will be protected against intentional or accidental misuse or loss.

Please contact us if you have questions or wish to take any action with respect to information to which this Notice applies. You can reach us by sending an email to nielsencommunications@nielsen.com.

We may change this Notice and our data collection and management practices.

We reserve the right to update and make material and non-material changes to this Notice and to our practices in collecting and handling personally identifiable information. If we make material changes, we will notify you by email prior to their implementation and let you decide if you want the material changes to apply to your personally identifiable information. We will also post a prominent notice at this website and indicate at the top of this statement when it was most recently updated.