OMI uses information collected solely for research purposes, to investigate the behavior, needs, attitudes, opinions, motivations or other characteristics of individuals, companies or other organizations. This is done to provide information to clients, government, commercial and not-for-profit organizations, which will assist them in making decisions.
Generally the information we hold is not connected with details that identifies individuals. However, when information remains identifiable, the individual is given notice and has the right either to request access to, correct or delete, any information held by our organization.
Our organization strives to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personally identifiable information of our respondents and customers. To do this, we use a variety of physical and electronic security measures including firewalls and secure databases to keep personal information secure from misuse, loss or unauthorized use or disclosure.
At times, our organization may wish to collect names and contact details of respondents in order to contact respondents about the research or for auditing purposes. Details that identify respondents are removed from responses to the research once they are no longer needed for the research.
Some of the information collected may be considered sensitive information. This may include information about an identified participant’s ethnic origin, membership of a professional or trade association, membership of a trade union, household income and marital status. Identifying details are to be removed as soon as they are no longer needed.
Respondent’s details are never forwarded to another Organization without the respondent’s permission, nor published in a form that would enable a respondent to be identified without their permission.