Privacy Policy TestingTime

We appreciate your visit to our website and your interest in our company, Testing Time AG, Bahnhofstrasse 3, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland, (hereafter "TestingTime") and its products.

Testing Time takes the protection of your data when using the website very seriously.

Collection and use of personal information

In general, you can visit our website without us being able to determine your identity.

Contact forms

We can only determine your identity if you give us your personal information in a contact form provided on the website. You are free to decide whether and what information you want to provide us. The personal information collected for the purpose of contacting you includes your contact information, such as your first and last name, zip code, phone number and email address. This information is strictly used for the purpose of contacting you and will not be used for any other purpose.

Declaration of consent regarding registration on the website, processing of other personal data and processing of photos

Further data is only collected by TestingTime if the user has provided a declaration of consent. By providing a declaration of consent to TestingTime, the user agrees to the processing of his/her registered personal data in the framework specified in the consent form. The declaration of consent can be submitted during the test subject’s registration process. The declaration of consent can be revoked at any time.

On the basis of a declaration of consent, TestingTime collects the following personal information in order to select its test subjects:

  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Country and zip code
  • Languages
  • Highest level of education
  • Employment information
  • Information about available devices (computer, smartphone, tablet)
  • Email address
  • Mobile phone number
  • Skype ID (optional)
  • Photo (optional)

If a customer asks for personal data that is not yet saved in the TestingTime database for a specific product study, TestingTime will request the missing information from the test subject by email. A response to the email by the test subject is voluntary.

If the missing personal data is sensitive personal data pursuant to Sec. 3, para. 9 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), TestingTime will obtain an additional declaration of consent from the test subject.

Note that the selection of test subjects for a study depends on whether the individual test subject has provided a response to a particular question. Thus, the likelihood of being selected as a test subject for a study is increased if the subject responds to more, rather than less, of the questions from TestingTime.

If a test subject is selected for a study and confirms his/her registration for the study, TestingTime will forward the profile information he/she saved during registration (without revealing his/her last name) as well as some personal information (“screening”) related to the study (see example).

Cookies

Cookies are text files stored on your computer’s hard drive that are sent to a site’s web server when that website is accessed again. We use cookies in order to make our website user friendly and to determine, for example, whether you have previously visited our website.

We use session cookies during your user session in order to, for example, save information during the test subject registration process and to save information about your general user behavior (e.g., the date of your visit and the pages that you visited). Session cookies are deleted when the session ends. If you do not provide personal information, we cannot determine your identity.

In addition, TestingTime uses so-called persistent cookies that are stored on your computer and help us to make our offers more user-friendly and to provide you, for instance, with information tailored to your interests. In this respect, only anonymized data is assessed and used.

You can, of course, also change the settings of your internet browser so that it does not accept cookies. Information about how to do this can usually be found by using the help function in your internet browser. Note, however, that the help function will only provide limited information on the functions of the TestingTime website.

Use of Google AdWords

As a Google AdWords customer, we use Google Conversion Tracking, an analysis service offered by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). With Google Conversion Tracking, Google AdWords stores a cookie (“conversion cookie”) on the user’s computer, if the user has reached our website through a Google advertisement. These cookies are deleted after 30 days and do not provide personal identification. If you visit certain pages on our website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and TestingTime are able to see that was forwarded to our site by clicking on an advertisement. Each AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Thus, cookies cannot be tracked across AdWords customers’ websites. The information obtained through the use of conversion cookies helps with the preparation of conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have chosen to use conversion tracking. AdWords customers learn about the total number of users who have clicked on their ad and were forwarded to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that may be used to identify users. If you do not want to participate in the tracking process, you can refuse to allow the required cookie to be placed on your computer. This can be done, for example, by changing your browser settings to deactivate the automatic storage of cookies on your computer. You can also deactivate the storage of conversion tracking cookies by blocking the domain “googleadservices.com” in your browser settings.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, text files that are saved on your computer and that make it possible to analyze your use of the website. The information, created by the cookie, about your use of the website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. We also use the additional plug-in, “anonymize_IP”. In this case, your IP address will be shortened by Google in member states of the European Union or other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The complete IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the US and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to assess your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities and to provide the operator of the website with other services related to the use of the website and internet usage. The IP address transmitted as part of the Google Analytics service will not be merged with any other Google data. You can prevent cookies from being saved on your computer by changing your browser settings; however, in this case, you will not be able to use all of the website’s functions fully. You can also prevent the storage of data created by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) and Google’s processing of this data by downloading and installing the plug-in available. In order to do this, click on the following link:
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Use of SSL encryption

We use SSL encryption (SSL= Secure Sockets Layer) to transfer your data. SSL encryption ensures that only we can read this data. This security feature is active when the symbol of an unbroken key or a closed lock appears in the address bar or at the bottom of your browser window.

Information

Upon request, we will gladly provide free information about any personal data we have stored for you pursuant with Sec. 34 BDSG. To do so, please send an email to contact@testingtime.com or submit a request by post to us.

If you have any questions or feedback about data protection, please send us an email to the following address: contact@testingtime.com



State: August 2016