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Privacy Policy

Last updated January 1, 2024

This privacy notice for Richard P. Evans & Associates (DBA, Evans Research Associates, Inc.) describes how and why we might collect, store, use or process information when you are invited to participate and/or use our services, such as when you:

  1. Visit our website at, or any website that links to this privacy policy.

  2. Engage with us in other related ways, including any sales, marketing, or events.


Reading this privacy notice will help you understand your privacy rights and choices. If you do not agree, please do not use our services. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at


The following Privacy Policy shall govern the collection and use of personal information on our site and any affiliated site where a link to this policy is posted.


In accordance with its necessary business practices Evans Research Associates, Inc., collects and processes personal data relating to its customers. Evans Research Associates, Inc., is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data, and to meeting its data protection obligations as defined by the GDPR.


What information do we collect?

When you visit, use, or navigate our services, we may process personal information depending on how you interact with us and our services, the choices you make, and the features you use.

  • Personal Identification Information: We collect personal information that you provide to us. This may include the following: name, address, contact details, email, phone. We may also collect other demographic information including age, gender, race or ethnic origin, date of birth, company or school name, title, occupation, job function, and company details, such as the size or industry of the organization where you work. This information is collected when you submit it while completing a market research survey for us on behalf of one of our clients. We do not collect special categories of personal data.


Data will be stored in a range of different places, including in IT systems (including email), and marketing and sales-related software/spreadsheets. We have organization and technical processes and procedures in place to protect your personal information; however, no electronic transmission over the internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security and improperly collect your information.

Why does Evans Research Associates, Inc. process personal data?

We process your information to provide, improve, and administer our survey results in aggregate with other survey respondents. We process your information only when we have a valid reason to do so. We only process your personal information when we believe it is necessary and we have a valid legal reason to do so.

What legal basis do we rely on to process your information?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and UK GDPR require us to explain the valid legal basis we rely on to process your personal information. This includes:

  • Consent. We may process your information if you have volunteered to provide it by taking a survey or otherwise given us permission (consent) to use your personal information for a specific purpose. You can withdraw your consent at any time.


We may process your information if you have given us specific permission or in situations where your permission can be inferred (i.e., implied consent).


Who has access to data?

Your information may be shared internally or with our clients for legitimate business reasons, such as providing market research survey results, marketing, or other client relationship building activities. This includes members of the marketing and sales teams, company analysts, and IT.


Evans Research Associates, Inc. may disclose your information to third parties if we determine that such disclosure is necessary to fulfill the contract/provide requested services to our customers or to comply with the law. We do not share, sell, rent, or trade personal identifiable information with other third parties for their promotional purposes.

For how long does Evans Research Associates, Inc. keep data?

Evans Research Associates, Inc. will retain your information for as long as it is necessary to provide our services and/or complete data analytics processes unless otherwise required by law.


As a data subject you have a number of rights. European clients and visitors can submit a Subject Access Request (SAR) to our Data Protection Officer to:

  • Access and obtain a copy of your data on request to the (right of transparency)

  • Request the organization to change incorrect or incomplete data

  • Request the organization to delete (right of erasure) or stop processing your data, for example where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing.

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize such information and securely store it.

Changes in this Privacy Statement

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement on the home page and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.


We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.


Legal Disclaimer


We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website.


How is your information protected?

Evans Research Associates, Inc. is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.


For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. In addition, everything submitted to us is encrypted with a method that is used widely on the Internet to keep information secure.


Secured-core PCs protect encryption keys, user credentials, and other sensitive data behind a hardware barrier. This prevents bad actors and malware from accessing or altering user data


Although we use advanced encryption, we cannot guarantee the security of the information you transmit to us. While our website is secure, the Internet is not.


What are your rights?


Depending on where you are located geographically, the applicable privacy law may mean you have certain rights regarding your personal information. In some regions, you have rights that allow you greater access to and control over your personal information, allowing you to review, change, or request for us to remove your personal information from our database. The easiest way to exercise your rights is by contacting us per the information below.

For Australia and New Zealand, we collect and process your personal information under the obligations and conditions set by Australia’s Privacy Act 1988 and New Zealand’s Privacy Act 2020. The privacy notice satisfied with notice requirements defined in both Privacy Acts. If you believe we are unlawfully processing your personal information, you have the right to submit a complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner or the Office of New Zealand Privacy Commissioner.


You have the right to request access to the personal information we collect from you, change that information, or delete it. Please contact us with any such requests.


Updates to Our Privacy Policy

We may update the privacy notice from time to time. We encourage you to review this privacy notice frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information.


Contact Information

If you would like to exercise any of these rights or have any questions regarding your rights, please contact:

Data Protection Officers
Evans Research Associates

901 Sneath Lane, #227

San Bruno, CA 94066

Phone: (415) 345-9600


Web site URL:


For European clients, if you believe that the organization has not complied with your data protection rights under GDPR, you can file a complaint with the Information Commissioner.

Legal Process Guidelines

Government & Law Enforcement within the United States

These guidelines are provided for use by government and law enforcement agencies within the United States when seeking information from Evans Research Associates, Inc. about respondent data. Evans Research Associates, Inc. will update these Guidelines as necessary.

These Guidelines do not apply to requests made by government and law enforcement agencies outside the United States.

For government and law enforcement information requests, Evans Research Associates, Inc. complies with the laws pertaining our data, and we provide details as legally required. For all requests from government and law enforcement agencies within the United States for content, with the exception of emergency circumstances (defined in the Electronic Communications Privacy Act 1986, as amended), Evans Research Associates, Inc. will only provide content in response to a search warrant issued upon a showing of probable cause, or customer consent.

All requests from government and law enforcement agencies outside of the United States for content, with the exception of emergency circumstances (defined below in Emergency Requests), must comply with applicable laws, including the United States Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). A request under a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty or the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (“CLOUD Act”) is in compliance with ECPA. Evans Research Associates, Inc. will provide respondent data only in response to such legally valid process.

For private party requests, Evans Research Associates, Inc. complies with the laws pertaining to customer data and provides data as legally required.

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