Privacy Policy

Sandia Market Research, LLC (SMR) is a marketing research company that gathers consumer information during contracted research campaigns.

"Personal Information" is both information about a person's identity, and information and opinions gathered through surveys and focus groups.

Because of the nature of marketing research and the SMR business model and mission statement, SMR is totally committed to the privacy and security of Personal Information of respondents, patients, business individuals and business entities.

SMR is a member in good standing of the Marketing Research Association (MRA). As such, SMR is totally committed and strictly adheres to the mandated MRA Code of Marketing Research Standards.

Please visit the MRA Website for more information.

Research Survey Information

All Personal Information obtained will be lawfully collected and processed by Sandia Market Research, LLC only, will be used for research purposes only, will not be disclosed to any person not employed by Sandia Market Research, LLC and will not be disclosed to any client other than for lawful research purposes.

Companies that contract SMR to conduct a research survey request certain information about each respondent. SMR provides this information in aggregate, combined with the responses from other respondents.

Rarely, the company that contracted SMR to conduct the research requests identifying information about the respondents. When that condition exists, it will be clearly stated on the survey instrument, and SMR will insure that respondents are aware of that condition before they agree to participate in the survey. In such cases, the identifying information will be treated with strict confidence as per the MRA Code of Standards and Ethics for Survey Research.

SMR Database

SMR maintains a Database of respondents' names and contact information. This information is used to contact individuals with invitations to participate in research surveys in exchange for cash. Individuals are added to the Database on a purely voluntary basis.

SMR is committed to the privacy and security of Personal Information. Personal Information in the Database will not be disclosed to any person not employed by Sandia market Research, LLC.

The SMR database is not maintained on an Internet server, but on a secure computer system residing at the offices of SMR.

SMR Website

The SMR website,, does not place any files, including cookies, on visitor's computers at any time.

Like every website in the World Wide Web, maintains a log file of certain visitor information. This information may include IP address, operating system and browser, originating website, and the search engine and search phrase used, if any.

Log file information is used only to evaluate the use and effectiveness of


SMR does not engage in activities that could in any way result in spam. SMR does not engage in direct-contact sales, or sales of any kind. SMR will never disclose any personal information to any party except a client for lawful research purposes, and in those rare cases the respondent will be fully aware of the disclosure requirement before participating in the survey.

SMR may contact respondents who have voluntarily entered the database. The purpose of the contact is to qualify a respondent for a research survey, or to invite a respondent to participate in a research survey. Contact may be made via email. In such cases, SMR will clearly identify themselves and provide telephone and email contact information. Additionally, an option will be provided to be removed from the database and cease all future email contact.

This policy ensures that SMR contact only those individuals with an expectation of being contacted with invitations to participate in research surveys.

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