For the purposes of this policy, “Acxiom” is defined as the Acxiom Ltd, “personal data” as data that identifies living individuals, “prospect” as a business in contact with but does not have an established relationship with Acxiom (or representative of a business) and the term “client” as a business with which Acxiom does have an established relationship (or representative of a business).
Acxiom collects personal data, such as name, addresses, emails, telephone numbers, transactional data, lifestyle and demographic data both online and offline through questionnaires, promotions, our partners, public sources, commercially available databases and our websites. Personal data may be kept in its identifiable form, or in an aggregated form (so that individuals cannot be identified), for the purposes listed below.
Information Uses and Disclosures
Acxiom, the Acxiom group of companies, and our partners and clients (where permitted by Acxiom) may use this personal data:
- to undertake research and analysis,
- to market their products and services,
- for product development and testing,
- for identity validation and fraud reduction,
- support client relationship,
- for work planning, management and strategic decision making, and
- for data hygiene, data integration, update and validation of files.
All personal data that Acxiom collects are used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. When personal data is collected from people who voluntarily complete our questionnaires, the personal data are also used in accordance with the use and disclosure statements on the questionnaires.
Personal data used in Acxiom’s data products and services may be passed to and used by members of the Acxiom group of companies worldwide, after obtaining appropriate permissions where applicable. We will only pass personal data outside this group to our contracted suppliers that process personal data on our behalf and to our clients and their subcontractors. When we do so, we ensure that appropriate contractual safeguards are put in place. These parties may be located in UK or abroad. Acxiom Corp is registered with the US Department of Commerce on www.export.gov/safeharbor in accordance with the Safe Harbor agreement between the EU and the USA. Acxiom may also disclose personal data as required by law and to comply with legal process.
Data Subjects’ Rights
Individuals may access or correct their personal data, or withdraw their consent at any time by contacting us or by refusing technologies such as cookies.
Individuals wishing to inquire about our policies, to access or correct their personal data, or withdraw consent should contact Acxiom by writing to us at Consumer Services department, Acxiom Ltd, 17 Hatfields, London, SE1 8DJ or by calling 020 7526 5100 or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Important Information
Acxiom Ltd has notified its processing activities with the Information Commissioner We have implemented measures designed to ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998, the Telecommunications Act 2003 and other applicable legislation as amended from time to time. Furthermore, Acxiom Compliance is checked annually by the Direct Marketing Association of which Acxiom is an active member.
At all sites owned by Acxiom, where technologies such as “cookies” are used, web-browsers can be set to notify individuals when a cookie is received. This will give individuals the chance to choose whether to accept it or not. Detail explanation of the way cookies work is available at www.cookiecentral.com
Other Web Sites
Transfer of Assets
As Acxiom develops its business, there may be a change of control of Acxiom or divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates or portions of Acxiom. In this situation, personal data is typically considered a transferable asset. Also, in the event that Acxiom or a part of its divisions, affiliates or subsidiaries are purchased, personal data will be one of the transferred assets.
Acxiom takes security seriously. We make considerable investments to keep our sites and systems secure and to prevent personal data from being made available to any unauthorised persons or businesses.
Effective date: September 2013