Kantar Public UK Privacy & Cookie Policy

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Date created: 07/10/16
Last revised: 02/11/16

Kanta Public UK Online Data Protection Notice

Your privacy is important to us and we shall take care to safeguard it. This privacy policy only applies to individuals visiting https://www.tns-bmrb.co.uk who wish to find out more about Kantar Public's research, products and services, and/or employment opportunities at our firm. It applies to personal data submitted at  https://www.tns-bmrb.co.uk . It applies to any to any email address given on this site.

This privacy policy does NOT apply to data submitted by respondents who have completed or are about to complete a market research survey. For the privacy policy relevant to such surveys you should contact the local Kantar Public company that has asked you to complete the survey or visit http://www.tnsglobal.com/.

When and what information do we collect?

Your personal data is collected when you complete and submit the enquiry form, the application form in the Careers section of our site, or when you speak to us over the telephone. In particular, Kantar Public will collect and hold details of your name, address, email address, telephone number, (including mobile number), fax number, any information that you provide about areas of interest to you, information that you provide in response to any Kantar Public marketing campaigns, and any other personal information disclosed by you. We collect this information to respond to your enquiries, or to send you information that you have requested or signed up for. Any information you provide to us will be treated with care and respect.

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.  Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our website, you may send us an email at the address indicated in the 'Contact us' section below. 

What do we do with your personal information?

By submitting a contact/enquiry form/email you consent to us using the personal data contained in the form/email to provide you with emails or correspondence containing information about Kantar Public products and services. Such information may include press releases, product offers, product launches, invitations to seminars or to exhibitions or to attend Kantar Public workshops, newsletters, e-newsletters, market research articles, industry analysis, corporate or financial announcements as well as general responses to any other information which you may have requested. In addition, you consent to us occasionally contacting you (including by telephone) to notify you about changes to the website and new information or services which we think you may find interesting or valuable.

By completing our application submission form in the Careers section of our site, you consent to us keeping your personal information on file for the purpose of considering your candidacy for a current employment opportunity with Kantar TNS/Public and/or to contact you if a future position matches your profile. If we believe that you may be a suitable candidate for a current or future position, we may contact you by phone, email or postal mail to discuss your interest in working at Kantar Public and/or to invite you to a job interview.

With whom will we share your information?

By submitting personal data to Kantar Public, as described above, you consent to us sharing your personal information within Kantar Public. Kantar Public is a Kantar company.  By submitting personal data to Kantar Public, as described above, you consent to us sharing your personal information within Kantar Public and Kantar companies to respond to your inquiry.  For more information about Kantar companies please see the "Who We Are" section on aboutkantar.com.

We may also share your personal information with selected business partners/clients for the purpose of informing you about our and our business partners’ products and services. Other companies within the Kantar group and selected business partners/clients may from time to time contact you on matters, which may be of interest to you. You may opt-out of receiving such news and promotional communications, at any time, by notifying us by email (see Contact us below).

Your personally identifiable information may be transferred if Kantar Public is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets.

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information in the rare but possible circumstance that the information is subject to disclosure pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, orders or for similar legal or regulatory requirements.

Contact us

Please notify us by email to enquiries@tns-bmrb.co.uk if you:

(a) do not wish your personal data to be used in the manner described above (we should be grateful if you set out your specific objections to any use);

(b) wish to see the personal data we hold about you. We will endeavour to respond to your access request within 40 days of receiving your request (will incur a £10 fee per request).  If we cannot fulfil your request, we will provide you with a written explanation of why we had to deny your access request.

Cookies and log files

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by a website that assigns a numerical user ID and stores certain information about your online browsing. When we use cookies, we do so to help us recognise you as a prior user of this site. The cookie file does not store your personal information. If you prefer not to receive cookies from our website you can disable their use in your browser settings. By doing so you may reduce the functionality of the web pages you view.

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP); referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and clickstream data.

We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyse trends, to administer the site, to track anonymised user movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information. For further information visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

The following is a list of cookies that may be used by TNS:

__utma This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to a site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by you, and you subsequently visit the site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to a site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.
__utmb This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with a site. When you view a page on a site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time you visit a different page on a site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when you pause on a page on your site for longer than 30 minutes.__utmcHistorically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. For backwards compatibility purposes with sites still using the urchin.js tracking code, this cookie will continue to be written and will expire when the user exits the browser.
__utmz This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach a site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within a site. The cookie is updated with each page view to the site.
exp_tracker End of session. Contains the last 5 pages viewed. Typically used for form or error message returns.
exp_last_visit 1 year. Date of the user’s last visit. Can be shown as a statistic for members and used by the forum to show unread topics for both members and guests.
exp_last_activity 1 year. Records the time of the last page load. Used in conjunction with the last_visit cookie.
exp_cookies_allowed 1 year. Indicates whether the user has given consent for cookies to be set.
accepted_cookie_notice 1 year. Indicates whether the user has actively dismissed the 'Cookies are used on this site' notice.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google. For more information about Google Analytics visit Google Analytics website, and to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Transferring information

You consent to us transferring your personal data to other companies in and out of the EEA only for the purposes mentioned above. We shall endeavour to ensure that your personal information is kept confidential and secure.


This privacy policy is governed and construed in accordance with English law and incorporated into the terms and conditions set out in this website.

If we make a material change to this policy or our privacy practices, we will post a prominent notice on this site for 30 calendar days prior to the implementation of the material change and describe how individuals may exercise any applicable choice.  Following the implementation of the material change, we will record at the introduction of this policy when the policy was last revised.

This privacy policy is governed and construed in accordance with English law and incorporated into the terms and conditions set out in this website.

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will always have the most up-to-date policy on this web page.  We will record at the introduction of this policy when the policy was last revised

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact enquiries@tns-bmrb.co.uk.

We are Kantar Public, a Kantar Group Company. Our registered name and address is TNS UK Ltd, TNS House, Westgate, London W5 1AU (company number 3073845).

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