D3 Privacy Statement


  1. Context and Controller

D3 Systems, Inc. (D3) has always respected the privacy of our data research subjects, our professional colleagues, our clients, and our vendors/consultants in the United States and around the world. Since our founding in 1985, we have consistently followed the professional standards of organizations such as the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), the European Society of Opinion and Market Research (ESOMAR), and the World Association of Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) and protected the anonymity of our data subjects and the confidentiality of the information they have provided us on a voluntary and consensual basis.

  1. What types of personal information do we collect?

We have consistently solicited the approval of our research data subjects for the collection of personally identifiable information (PII) such as names, physical addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, photos of respondents and their homes, audio/video recordings, and the collection of GPS data on the location of the household within the sampling point.

  1. Why and how do we process your personal date?

Your information is used for statistical public opinion research, evaluations, and analysis. While D3 would prefer to leave all PII in the countries where they are collected, for reasons of sampling evaluation, quality assurance, and complex weighting, some of the PII for our data subjects will reside on D3’s secure server.  All data transfers is done in accordance with the applicable regulations and standard industry practices utilizing secure data transmission protocols.

  1. What is the legal basis for our collecting/processing of your personal data?

We collect your information with your explicit consent.  If at any time during the collection process you are uncomfortable, or do not wish to provide a particular piece of information, you are under no obligation to provide the information or proceed with the survey.

  1. What means do we use to collect your personal data?

We collect your data through in person and phone surveys.  In either case we start the collection process with a statement of your rights as a data subject and obtain your consent to proceed before collecting any personal information.

  1. Who has access to your personal data and to whom is it disclosed?

Through the course of our work field partners, subsidiary, employees, and clients may have access to your personal data.

  1. How do we protect and safeguard your information?

Our suppliers provide data security during the initial collection and processing phases of a survey in accordance with the applicable regulations, contractual obligations, and standard industry practices.  D3 provides up-to-date security protocols in accordance with applicable regulations and standard industry practices during the transfer of such data to our server and during the further processing, delivery, and storage of such information.

  1. How can you verify, modify, or delete your information?

You can make a Data Subject Access Request by contacting our Data Protection Officer at: DPO@d3systems.com.

703 388 2450

8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 450

McLean, VA 22102

  1. How long do we keep your personal information?

We keep your personal information as long as it is needed to perform and validate our statistical public opinion research, evaluations, and analysis including follow up derivative analyses.

  1. Contact information

If you have any questions about D3’s privacy statement, the data we hold on you, or would like to exercise one of your data subject rights, please do not hesitate to contact our Data Protection Officer at: DPO@d3systems.com.

  1. Recourse

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that D3 has not addressed your concerns in a satisfactory manner, you may contact: