Professional Services & Ethics Charter

McCrindle Research exists to conduct world-class research and to communicate the
insights in innovative ways.

McCrindle Research is ...

Independent

We are independent researchers, not aligned to any industry group, not reliant on any government funding, and not beholden to any organisation.

Ethical.

Our research is based on ethical principles, respecting participants, valuing privacy, effectively managing the client investment, and with a commitment to clearly present the research insights.

Scientific.

We are a professional and dedicated research agency and our qualitative, quantitative and demographic research are based on scientific methods and accepted research standards.

Findings-based.

 We let the research speak. In presentations, seminars and interviews we let the outcomes be known. The only platform we have is what the scientifically-based research findings state.

Our Services

Media commentary

McCrindle Research has a reputation as the gold standard in social research. Therefore we are regularly asked to conduct media interviews and to offer social commentary on situations and trends. We will only conduct media interviews that are based on our specific or ongoing research and exist to inform people of the research findings. In interviews we will declare the name of the organisation behind the research but we won’t gratuitously use brand names.

Commissioned Research

When research or consulting is commissioned by an organisation we are, at the request of the commissioning organisation, happy to share these results with the media, business audiences or the public through presentations, interviews or written reports. However we can only comment on what the research says, we will always be transparent regarding who has commissioned the research, and we can never endorse a company, product, or service.

Advocacy & PR

In conducting research which is used for a media campaign, McCrindle Research can only be involved if the research is genuine, the methodologies robust and the purpose is to inform through the research. McCrindle Research never has been involved in any product endorsements and we never will. We remain ever-willing to conduct world-class research and to communicate the findings in innovative ways. This is what we do. This is all we do.

McCrindle Research Privacy Data Security Policy

McCrindle Research, McCrindle Research Rooms, Future Forum™ and AustraliaSpeaks.com™  are business activities of McCrindle Research Pty Ltd, ACN 105 510 772. McCrindle Research believes that the responsible use of personal information collected on its web sites is critical to its business objectives and reputation. As part of our commitment to privacy, we have adopted this Online Privacy Statement.

We intend to give you as much control as possible over your personal information. In general, you can visit our web sites without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. For the full use of this site and our services we may need information from you, such as your name and e-mail address, to correspond with you or provide you with the opportunity to participate in research. If you choose to give us personal information via the Internet, it is our intent to let you know how we will use such information. If you tell us that you do not wish to have this information used as a basis for further contact with you, we will respect your wishes.

We do not share personal information with third parties except as necessary to carry out our business or as required by law or other legal processes, and we never sell your personal information. By submitting data through our website electronically, you are providing explicit consent to trans-border transmission of data collected.

AustraliaSpeaks.com is the online panel and survey system fully owned by McCrindle Research Pty Ltd. AustraliaSpeaks.com use the panel management system provided by Cint which has the highest partner rating by Symantec (Enterprise Security Partner), and is ESOMAR quality compliant. All panellists can log in to check or change their personal information, can opt out of surveys or remove themselves from the panel at any time and unless they enter identifying data in the survey itself, they are de-identified from the survey data collected. Under our survey quality features, our panel is automatically cleaned when an email address is non-functioning, are quarantined from research into alcohol, tobacco, gambling and industries of an adult nature. Access to individual accounts, the survey data is and panel administration is password protected and requires a secure login. The survey data collected and managed across all our survey software systems is stored offsite, is password protected and the confidentiality of client data is assured.

Australiaspeaks.com understands the importance of protecting children's privacy, especially in an online environment. Our sites are not intentionally designed for or directed at children under the age of 13 years. It is our policy never to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13.

McCrindle Research recognises its responsibility for protecting the online privacy of your personal information. If you have questions or comments about our administration of your personal information, please contact us at  info@mccrindle.com.au or call us on +61 2 8824 3422.


You may also use this address to communicate any concerns you may have regarding compliance with our Online Privacy Policy.