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Privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how Source Information Services (“Source”, “us”, “we”) uses and protects any information that you give Source when you use our websites or partake in online surveys, including those run through third-party providers

Source is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Source may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

Information you provide to us

When engaging with us on our websites, in particular when creating an account or subscribing to content, or when you participate in an online survey, we may invite you to provide the following information:

  • Your name and job title
  • Your contact information including email address

Where your account is part of a corporate account, we may also collect:

  • The name of your current employer
  • Geographical indicators such as country of access and IP address

Where you purchase products or services from us, we will collect:

  • Financial information
  • Billing information including postal address

Where you participate in an online or telephone survey, you may be also invited to provide:

  • Your area of work
  • Your geographical location
  • Your opinions on certain topics relevant to our business

How we gather the information

When you register for our services, you are required to provide certain details, and invited to provide further details. Where your account is part of a corporate account, we may supplement this with other, publicly available information. Additionally, Source logs usage data form each visit to our websites, and your interaction with communications from us, using log-ins, cookies and internet protocol addresses to identify you and your use. Where you choose to participate in an online survey, we may request or survey-providing partners to collect this information on our behalf.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to provide you with a better service, to verify your identity, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • To provide access to purchased products and services;
  • For internal record keeping and fraud prevention;
  • To improve our products and services, and to tailor your experience with us;

We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, updates to purchased products and services, or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

Where information is gathered as part of a survey, we may share anonymised, aggregated response data with our clients and partners only after all personal identifiers have been removed, unless you have explicitly consented to the sharing of such data.

Where your account is part of a corporate account with us, we may share usage data with authorised representatives of your company.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

We use account identifying cookies to provide your access across our websites. These cookies do not retain any personal data and are not operate outside of the Source website domains.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

Beyond the routes described above, we will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information via https://www.sourceglobalresearch.com/contactpref or by emailing us at marketing@sourceglobalresearch.com. Rescission of consent to hold certain details, in particular your name and email address, will be understood also to be a request to close your website account(s).

Account closure

If you choose to close your account on our websites we will generally delete the associated personal data within 30 days, except as noted below.

We retain your personal data even after you have closed your account if reasonably necessary to comply with our legal and contractual obligations, meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse, or fulfill your request to “unsubscribe” from further messages from us. We will retain de-personalised information after your account has been closed.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. A small fee may be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Source Information Services, 20 Little Britain, London EC1A 7DH.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.