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Prize Draw

Prize Draw Terms

Prize draw for a chance to win one of five £50 Amazon eGift cards.

To enter go to https://qeurope.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d7tWMukLpg1TUR7 and complete the survey by 23:59 on 22nd September 2019 then enter your name and valid email address into the competition form to take part. One entry per person. All entries must be submitted before the closing date of 23:59 on 22nd September 2019. The winners will be notified by email on 30th September 2019 to the email address entered at competition entry. *PLEASE NOTE* If any winner(s) is not able to confirm acceptance of the prize within five working days of being contacted, an alternative winner(s) will be selected and notified by email.

These terms and conditions prevail in the event of any conflict or inconsistency with any other communications, including advertising or promotional materials. Participant instructions are deemed to form part of the terms and conditions and by participating all participants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by the terms and conditions. Please retain a copy for your information.

PROMOTER: Stuart Green Research Limited trading as “know research”, Birch Lodge, 31 Old Derby Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1BN

ELIGIBILITY

1. Entry is open to United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man residents aged 18 or over only, except employees of the Promoter and their families, the promoter’s agents or anyone else professionally connected with this promotion.

2. No purchase necessary to enter the promotion.

3. Internet access and a valid email address are required.

4. No bulk or third party applications will be accepted.

5. Only one entry per person for the duration of the competition.

PROMOTIONAL PERIOD

6. The promotion runs from 29th August 2019 until 23:59 on 22nd September 2019. Any entries received outside of this promotional period will be void.

7. There will be one draw to select five winners in total, which will take place after the promotional period has ended. This draw will take place on 30th September and five winners will be randomly selected.

HOW TO ENTER

8. Visit https://qeurope.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d7tWMukLpg1TUR7 during the promotional period. Complete the survey then enter your name and valid email address into the competition form to enter during the promotional period.

9. To enter without completing the survey, visit https://qeurope.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0dD8u6gEayO4Ikd  and enter your name and valid email address into the competition form to enter during the promotional period

THE PRIZE AND NOTIFYING DETAILS

10. Each winner will receive a £50 Amazon eGift Card.

11. Please note – delivery will happen in early October 2019.

12. The winner will be notified on 30th September by email to the address entered at competition entry.

13. If a winner is not able to confirm acceptance of the prize within 5 working days of being contacted by email on 30th September, an alternative winner will be selected and notified by email once the confirmation time period of five working days has passed.

14. It is the responsibility of the entrant to contact the competition email address (stuart@knowresearch.co.uk) to claim their prize. The winner will be required to respond to accept their prize within 5 working days of being contacted. The Promoter is not responsible for an entrant making a late claim on their win if the winning email is missed or not responded to for any reason.

15. Failure of the winner to respond within the timeframe allows the Promoter the right to award the Prize to a reserve winner selected in the same manner.

16. The prize is non-transferable and non-refundable. No cash alternative is available, although the Promoter may substitute a prize of equal or greater value if circumstances beyond its control require it.

17. Each winner’s surname and county will be available for the period of one month of the closing date by emailing stuart@knowresearch.co.uk

DATA PROTECTION

18. The Promoter will only use the personal details supplied for the administration of the promotion and for no other purpose, unless we have your consent. Your personal details will at all times be kept confidential and in accordance with current data protection legislation. Click here for the Promoter’s Privacy Notice. You can request access to your personal data, or have any inaccuracies rectified, by sending an email to stuart@knowresearch.co.uk. By participating in the Promotion, you agree to the use of your personal data as described here.

GENERAL

19. The Promoter reserves the right to verify all applications including but not limited to asking for address and identity details (which they must provide before taking up the prize), and to disqualify the participant where there are reasonable grounds to believe there has been a breach of these terms and conditions or any instructions forming part of this promotion’s requirements or otherwise where a participant has gained unfair advantage in participating in the promotion. The Promoter will be the final arbiter in any decisions and these will be binding and no correspondence will be entered into in relation this clause.

20. In the event of circumstances outside the reasonable control of the promoter, or otherwise where fraud, abuse, and/or an error (human or computer) affects or could affect the proper operation of this promotion, and only where circumstances make this unavoidable, the Promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the promotion or these terms and conditions, at any stage, but will always endeavour to minimise the effect to participants in order to avoid undue disappointment.

21. The Promoter and its associated agencies and companies will not be liable for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or loss of profits), expense or damage which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person’s negligence) in connection with this promotion or accepting or using the prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded or limited by law (including personal injury, death and fraud) in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law.

22. The interpretation and application of these terms and conditions shall be governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction unless you live in another part of the UK, in which case your local courts will have jurisdiction.

23. If any of these clauses should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable then it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and conditions and the remaining clauses shall survive and remain in full force and effect.

 

Privacy Notice

Your privacy is important to know research. This Privacy Notice explains how we collect, use, disclose, transfer, and store your information. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is held securely and in a way that you understand.

Privacy Notice

Introduction and Aim

Stuart Green Research Limited, trading as know research, is a market research consultancy, operating from a site in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. We offer a wide range of market research services.

Your privacy is important to know research. This Privacy Notice explains how we collect, use, disclose, transfer, and store your information. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is held securely and in a way that you understand.

Revisions

We may make changes to this Privacy Notice and will let you know about these changes by displaying them on the know research website (www.knowresearch.co.uk). Changes will begin to have effect at the time they are displayed. The version of the Privacy Policy that will apply to you is the one which is current at the time we contact you.

Communication

If you would like to discuss this document in more detail, please email Stuart Green at stuart@knowresearch.co.uk or phone 07816 416628.

Stuart Green

Version 2.0, Revised 09/05/2018

When we collect data

We collect information or data about you when:

  • you take part in market research projects (for example online surveys, interviews or focus group discussions);
  • you contact us using the contact form on our website;
  • you contact us as a client or prospective client;
  • you contact us as a supplier or prospective supplier.

Why we collect data

We collect personal data for business, contractual and legal purposes, such as:

  • to enable us to run market research projects (e.g. we may gather your name and contact details to allow us to confirm the details of an appointment);
  • to allow us to analyse and interpret the results of market research projects (e.g. we may record an interview so we can listen back to what was said, rather than taking notes during the interview);
  • to respond to any enquiries or requests you make to us;
  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
  • to seek your feedback on the service we provide;
  • to allow us to market our services to clients or prospective clients/enquirers;
  • to communicate with suppliers or prospective suppliers;
  • to tell you about something, like a change to our policies or services.

What data we collect

If you participate in a market research project we may gather personal data such as your name, address, phone number, email address, photo, audio recording, video recording or other data from which you could be identified. In these cases, you will always be asked to give your informed consent for the collection and processing of your personal data. The consent information will tell you how the data will be used, who (if anyone) it will be shared with and how long it will be retained. You have the right to decline to give your consent or to withdraw your consent at any time.

If you contact know research (whether as an individual, client, prospective client/enquirer, supplier or prospective supplier) with a specific request we may gather personal data such as your name, address, phone number or email address, or other data from which you could be identified. This will be collected to enable us to respond to your requests. Such contact will be on the basis of legitimate interests (see below).

If you are in contact with know research (whether as a client, prospective client/enquirer, supplier or prospective supplier) we may gather personal data such as your name, address, phone number or email address, or other data from which you could be identified. This will be collected to enable us to: carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us. We process personal data on the lawful basis of contract (as the processing is necessary for a contract we have, or because we need to take specific steps before entering into a contract).

If you are in contact with know research (whether as a client or prospective client/enquirer) we may gather personal data such as your name, address, phone number or email address, or other data from which you could be identified. This will be collected to enable us to: seek your feedback on the service we provide; maintain and strengthen our business relationship with you; provide you with information, products or services which we feel may interest you; notify you about changes to our service. We process personal data on the basis of legitimate interests (see below).

Third parties (for example, a market research recruiter or a client) may share your personal data with us where they are the Data Controller and we are the Data Processor, and the Data Controller has legal grounds for sharing the data in this way. This may be on the basis of informed consent or legitimate interests and will be documented by the Data Controller.

How we share information

We may share your personal data:

  • with our clients as part of the reporting of a market research project;
  • with people and/or businesses who provide services on our behalf or at our request;
  • in order to enforce or apply our Terms of Business or other agreements;
  • where we are required to do so by law.

Legitimate Interests

We may use your personal data on the grounds of what is known as legitimate interests to enable us to: respond to your requests; seek your feedback on the service we provide; maintain and strengthen our business relationship with you; provide you with information, products or services which we feel may interest you; notify you about changes to our service.

In such cases, we will conduct a Legitimate Interests Assessment which documents the reasons for processing data on this basis. You have the right to object to the processing of your data based on legitimate interests. You also have the right to object to processing for the purposes of direct marketing.

Where your information is stored

We store your information, whenever possible, on secure servers in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Keeping your information secure

We have procedures and security features in place to keep your information secure once we receive it. This is detailed in our Data Protection and Security Policy.

Your rights

You have various rights.

  • You have the right to be informed about privacy information (this is the purpose of the Privacy Notice);
  • You have the right to find out what information we hold about you;
  • You have the right to have inaccurate personal data corrected or completed if it is incomplete;
  • You have the right to have ask us to delete your personal data;
  • You have the right to ask us not to use any of the information we collect;
  • You have the right to object to: the processing of your data based on legitimate interests; direct marketing; processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics;
  • You have the right to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes;
  • You have rights in relation to automated decision-making and profiling.

The lawful basis for your processing can also affect which rights are available to individuals.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please send your request to Stuart Green by email at stuart@knowresearch.co.uk. You can also exercise these rights verbally, by calling Stuart on 07816 416628.

About Us

Stuart Green Research Limited, trading as know research, is a company registered in England and Wales (Company Number 07971943, Registered address: Birch Lodge, 31 Old Derby Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1BN).

Please note that if you click on, or follow, any links from our site to external websites, please check the privacy policies of any such external site before submitting any personal data, as we cannot accept any responsibility or liability in relation to them.

 

One of the Best Independents!

Exciting news! We have been shortlisted for an award that recognises the best independents in the country at the MRS Awards 2016.

The winner of the Independents’ Day Award will be announced at an award dinner in London on 5th December.

know research offers a range of market research services and has a wide customer base across the UK.

Stuart Green, founder of know research, explained, “We pride ourselves on conducting high-quality research for organisations of all sizes. We’ve been privileged to work with some amazing organisations, ranging from start-up businesses to market-leading brands. Being shortlisted for this award is fantastic recognition of the way in which we help our clients to address their business issues.”

The Independents’ Day Award demands that finalists show excellence when using established methodologies and techniques or show innovation, originality and relevance when using novel methodologies and techniques. It also rewards organisations that can demonstrate the intelligence and expertise used in responding to a client’s business issues and the contribution that the independent market researcher makes to the success of business.

For more details see www.mrs.org.uk/awards

Action-oriented research

How do you make sure that research is acted upon?

One of our personal bugbears is when we hear from a client about some research they did in the past which didn’t result in any actions.

When we present our findings, we always make sure we include very clear recommendations. Where it’s appropriate, these include our suggestions for specific actions that could be implemented.

We’ve recently completed a major piece of work for a market-leading client. To help the client team really understand the findings, we made them step into their customers’ shoes for a while. We also produced a handy “guide book” for them to refer back to as they implemented the findings.

As well as the bigger picture, we gave them a list of things they could change which would help improve the customer experience. At the end of the presentation, the client team had an action planning session to decide how to take these ideas forwards.

They agreed a clear action plan, and all of the ideas will be implemented within 2 months – even the ones which they think might be tricky.

What a great example of a client that wants to listen to its customers and act upon research.

It’s only fair

Last week I attended Fair Future, a conference focussed on fair trade and particularly celebrating 20 years of the Fairtrade Mark.

It was a great day with high-profile participants from government, retail, food & drink brands, and the non-profit sector.  A few things stuck in my mind from the day.

The first came in the opening speech by Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development, who talked about how businesses were now doing “fairer business as usual”. Certainly that’s something we try to do at know research, and I’ve seen some evidence of it in other businesses – but I’m not sure exactly how far this extends.

The next came from Rob Michalak of Ben & Jerry’s. He explained how their requirement for Fairtrade ingredients was having a knock-on effect through the supply chain and making Fairtrade more available to other manufacturers. This really rang true with me. We are a Fairtrade Workplace, meaning we always buy Fairtrade tea, coffee, sugar for the office. We also ask research venues to make sure that they provide Fairtrade refreshments when we are visiting – they are often surprised at the choice and quality available.

Ian Cranna of Starbuck’s talked about how consumers, and particularly young people, are wanting businesses to be more transparent. I think this also extends to businesses wanting their partners to be open and honest. This is very important to us and that’s one reason why we are working towards Fair Tax Mark accreditation, which will certify that we are transparent and fair on tax. This shouldn’t be surprising to you, but sadly we’ve all heard of businesses that dodge tax or use tax havens, so it’s good to be clear that we are fair on tax.

Finally, Nick Hewer of Apprentice and Countdown fame (though really a hard-nosed businessman!) talked about how retailers need to build up a “reservoir of goodwill” with their customers. It struck me that all businesses need to have a reservoir of goodwill among their customers – and that’s something we are always trying to achieve by working fairly, openly and honestly with our clients and our suppliers. We think it’s working as we continue to have great relationships which makes every day a great day at work.

“Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!”

You may or may not recognise the voice of the White Rabbit from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in that title.

It’s also the type of thing you hear from people who are coming to focus groups – especially if the session is starting straight after work. “The traffic was awful”, “Something urgent needed dealing with”, “I had to sort out childcare”

If you’re running a jam-packed two-hour session and it starts five minutes late you’re already compromising the quality of the research.

We’ve just finished a 12-group project and every single group started on time. Some of them started 10 minutes early!

HOW?

Well, we have to thank Susan Fader of Fader Associates in the USA for a neat little idea. Susan spoke at the AQR/QRCA conference in Budapest earlier this year, about how to introduce gamification onto some of the practicalities of qual research.

So here’s what we did. We ran a prize draw for participants who arrived 15 minutes early to their session. The prize was only £20, but it worked! People were arriving at the venues up to half an hour before the scheduled start time to make sure they were entered into the draw (even though some of the groups started at 5.45pm).

It’s the little things that make the difference!

 

An update from Kenya

We have just received an update from Christian Aid on the Nurturing Change programme in Kenya.

know research has committed to supporting the Nurturing Change programme in Kenya over the next 3 years.

In Narok County, south west Kenya, 435 women die in childbirth for every 100,000 births.

This exciting and ambitious new project will revolutionise maternal healthcare in Narok County.

Working together with local authorities and national government, three of Christian Aid’s partners will build two new maternity wards and renovate three more, as well as provide medicines, ambulances and basic medical equipment.

The project update reports that, among other things, 50 health workers and 400 community health workers  have been given training in maternal health and the first mother-to-mother and father-to-father support groups have been established.

know research will continue to support Christian Aid in this project. If you would like to support the project financially you can give at www.justgiving.com/knowresearch

You can read the update from Christian Aid by clicking here.

 

 

MRS Awards 2013 Results

We had a great evening at the MRS Awards Dinner in London. Sadly we were not named the overall “Best New Agency” but we’re still very proud that we were a finalist. In the tweeted words of Jane Frost, CEO of the MRS, “Congrats to those shortlisted, competition was fierce!”
 
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