About Westside Voices

Westside Voices is a partnership of local agencies and nonprofits that include Clean ElevatorWater ServicesWashington CountyMetroNorthwest Health FoundationUnited Way of the Columbia-WillamettePortland State University College of Urban and Public Affairs, and AARP.

To contact Westside Voices, email info@joinwestsidevoices.org.

Your identity will be kept confidential. To protect your confidentiality Westside Voices partners with DHM Research in the management of the Westside Voices panel. DHM Research is an independent public opinion research firm located in Portland, Oregon. They ensure the individual answers of all members are kept confidential and anonymous.

When you use this website (the “Site”), your survey answers will be reported to the Westside Voices partners in an aggregate, anonymous form. The information you provide will not contain or be linked to any information that personally identifies you, including your name, e-mail address, or mailing address. Instead, your answers will be linked to an anonymous ID number that will be used internally. 

This policy may be updated from time to time without prior notice, so please check back periodically. If you continue to visit our Site and use the services made available to you after such changes have been made, you hereby provide your consent to the changes.

Our commitment to your privacy:

 

Information collected:

When using the Site, in order to utilize some of the services, you may be asked to provide, or you may choose to upload, certain personally identifiable information about yourself (“Personal Information”). Personal Information can include your name, email address, physical address, and telephone number.

In addition, we may also collect non-personally identifiable information, such as IP host address, pages viewed, browser type and other data, and may aggregate any Personal Information collected, such as demographic information, in a manner which does not identify any one person (“Aggregate Information”). Survey answers that are not connected to Personal Information may also constitute Aggregate Information.

Information usage:

Westside Voices projects are conducted by DHM Research, a non-partisan public opinion research firm located in Portland, Oregon. They act as a third party consultant and aggregate all Personal Information to ensure that your responses will be kept confidential and anonymous.

We may use your Aggregate Information to do such things as operate our Site, enhance our Site, and conduct opinion research.

Unless you give consent, DHM Research will only use Personal Information for the following reasons: (1) to directly contact you regarding the service or respond to your questions sent to us; (2) to compile the Aggregate Information described above; (3) if required to release Personal Information because of a court order, government agency or by law; or (4) as otherwise permitted by this privacy policy.

Please note that DHM Research reserves the right to access and/or disclose Personal Information and Aggregate Information it gathers as required by courts or administrative agencies and to the extent required to permit the investigation of suspected fraud, harassment or other violations of any law, rule or regulation, the Site rules or policies, or the rights of third parties.

Information obtained in connection with the Site may be intermingled with and used by Metro, its partners, or DHM Research in conjunction with information obtained through sources other than the Site, including both offline and online sources.

Protection for children:

It is our policy to not collect Personal Information from children, who are 13 years of age or younger, except with express permission from their parent/guardian. We encourage parents/guardians of children ages 13 or younger to regularly check and monitor their children’s use of email and other activities on line. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our child privacy policy or practices, please Contact Us.

We may ask a survey participant who is a parent or legal guardian of a child who is 13 or younger and/or is a minor if they would permit their child to participate in our child-specific surveys. If we receive such permission, we will email the parent/guardian a link to a survey that his or her child can respond to. We will not knowingly attempt to contact any child who is 13 or younger directly to participate in our surveys. The only Personal Information that we will collect from a child 13 or younger during a survey will be the child’s responses to our questions. The responses received from each survey will be reported on an aggregate, anonymous basis to our client and we will not share any personally identifiable information about the child with any third parties. When we become aware that Personal Information from a child 13 years of age or younger has been collected without such child’s parent’s or guardian’s consent, we will delete such information from our database as soon as reasonably possible following such discovery by us.

Protection for health and financial information:

Westside Voices partners respect your privacy and will use best efforts to maintain the confidentiality of any personal health or financial information that you may provide to us. We will only use such personal health or financial information in the manner and to the extent we use any other Personal Information that you may provide to us, as detailed in this privacy policy.

Only authorized individuals at DHM Research will ever have access to your personal health and/or financial information. DHM Research will at all times limit the disclosure of your personal health and/or financial information to the minimum number of individuals as possible.

If at any time you wish to modify or remove any such Personal Information from our database, or have any concerns with respect to the protection of your Personal Information, please Contact Us.

Security:

Westside Voices partners are committed to using our best efforts to maintaining the security of your Personal Information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put into place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to help safeguard and secure the information we collect, including an industry-standard firewall security system. This system uses a multi-stage inspection methodology, which helps to ensure that only authenticated users can input their information into the database system and only authorized Westside Voices market researchers and database managers are allowed to access and/or read it. Though we use our best efforts to protect the security of your Personal Information and our system, due to the inherent open nature of the Internet, no transmission via the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result of this and other factors beyond our control, we cannot guarantee the security of the information that you transmit to or through our Site. Therefore, you assume that risk by using our service.

Other websites:

Westside Voices contains links to other web sites not owned or maintained by Westside Voices partners. Other web sites may also reference or link to Westside Voices. We encourage you to be aware when you leave Westside Voices, or surf the Internet, and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that you visit. We do not endorse, screen or approve, and are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of, such other web sites.

Changes to policy, opting out:

We reserve the right to change, add, or remove portions from this Privacy Policy at any time. All information posted on the Site is subject to change without notice. In addition, this Privacy Policy, including but not limited to, how we use your personal information, may be changed by us at any time without prior notice. We will make such changes by posting them here. You should check this page for such changes frequently. Your continued access of the Site after such changes are made conclusively demonstrates your acceptance of those changes. You may “opt out” of this Site, including, but not limited to, receiving communications from us and/or sharing your personal information with us, at any time. In Order to “opt out” Unsubscribe.