Effective date: June 2002, Last updated: 12 October 2016

Kantar TNS UK Online Data Protection Notice

Your privacy is important to us and we shall take care to safeguard it. This privacy policy only applies to individuals visiting http://www.tnsglobal.co.uk who wish to find out more about Kantar TNS's corporate products and services, and/or employment opportunities at our firm. It applies to personal data submitted at http://www.tnsglobal.co.uk/. It applies to personal dat submitted to any email address given on this site.

This privacy policy does NOT apply to data submitted by respondents who have completed or are about to complete a market research survey. For the privacy policy relevant to such surveys you should contact the local Kantar TNS company that has asked you to complete the survey or visit http://www.tnsglobal.com/.

When and what information do we collect? 

Your personal data is collected when you complete and submit a contact form, or resume forms in the Careers section of our site, or when you speak to us over the telephone. In particular, TNS will collect and hold details of your name, address, email address, telephone number, (including mobile number), fax number, any information that you provide about areas of interest to you, information that you provide in response to any TNS marketing campaigns, and any other personal information disclosed by you. We believe that details of your areas of interest or responses will assist us in tailoring more specific communications to you in the future. Any information you provide to us will be treated with care and respect.

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our website, you may send us an email at the address indicated in the Contacting us section below. 

What do we do with your personal information? 

By submitting a contact form you consent to us using the personal data contained in the form to provide you with emails or correspondence containing information about Kantar TNS products and services. Such information may include press releases, product offers, product launches, invitations to seminars or to exhibitions or to attend Kantar TNS workshops, newsletters, e-newsletters, market research articles, industry analysis, corporate or financial announcements as well as general responses to any other information which you may have requested. In addition, you consent to us occasionally contacting you (including by telephone) to notify you about changes to the website and new information or services which we think you may find interesting or valuable.

By completing our application submission form in the Careers section of our site, you consent to us keeping your personal information on file for the purpose of considering your candidacy for a current employment opportunity with Kantar TNS and/or to contact you if a future position matches your profile. If we believe that you may be a suitable candidate for a current or future position, we may contact you by phone, email or postal mail to discuss your interest in working at Kantar TNS and/or to invite you to a job interview. 

With whom will we share your information? 

By submitting personal data to Kantar TNS, as described above, you consent to us sharing your personal information within Kantar TNS. Kantar TNS is a Kantar company. By submitting personal data to Kantar TNS, as described above, you consent to us sharing your personal information within the Kantar TNS and Kantar companies to respond to your enquiry. For more information about Kantar companies please see the "Who We Are" section on aboutkantar.com.

We may also share your personal information with selected business partners/clients for the purpose of informing you about our and our business partners’ products and services. Other companies within the Kantar group and selected business partners/clients may from time to time contact you on matters, which may be of interest to you. You may opt-out of receiving such news and promotional communications, at any time, by notifying us by email (see Contacting us below). 

Your personally identifiable information may be transferred if Kantar TNS is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets.

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information In the rare but possible circumstance that the information is subject to disclosure pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, orders or for similar legal or regulatory requirements.

Contacting us

Please notify us by email to tnsuk.enquiries@tnsglobal.com if you:

(a) do not wish your personal data to be used in the manner described above (we should be grateful if you set out your specific objections to any use);

(b) wish to see the personal data we hold about you. We will endeavour to respond to your access request within 40 days of receiving your request (will incur a £10 fee per request). If we cannot fulfil your request, we will provide you with a written explanation of why we had to deny your access request.

Cookies and log files

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by a website that assigns a numerical user ID and stores certain information about your online browsing. When we use cookies, we do so to help us recognise you as a prior user of this site. The cookie file does not store your personal information. If you prefer not to receive cookies from our website you can disable their use in your browser settings. By doing so you may reduce the functionality of the web pages you view.

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP); referring/exit pages, clickstream data, operating system and date/time stamp.

We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyse trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information. For further information visit www.allaboutcookies.org

The following is a list of cookies that may be used by this site:

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Google Analytics
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

An overview of privacy at Google. For more information about Google Analytics visit Google Analytics website, and to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

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These cookies are set by Twitter. We use a number of social media tools to enhance visitor interaction on our site. If you already use these platforms their cookies may be set through our website. Data may then be collected by these companies that enables them to serve up adverts on other sites that they think are relevant to your interests. If you do not use such platforms then our site will not place these cookies on your device. No opt-out is offered.

Twitter Ads Policies
This policy applies to Twitter’s conversion tracking and tailored audience products.

For more information about Twitter’s paid advertising products, click here
For information about Twitter’s other policies, click here.

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tnsglobal.com contains YouTube videos. These videos do not set cookies automatically, but if you play the video then you may have cookies set by YouTube placed on your computer.

Read more about YouTube's cookie policy.

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tnsglobal.com uses Slideshare to provide embedded slideshows on our site. Slideshare use cookies to play the slideshow and remember settings.
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Pardot tracks visitor and prospect activities on your website and on Pardot landing pages by setting cookies on their browsers. These cookies are set in order to remember preferences when an individual returns to your site, such as form field values. We also set a cookie for Pardot users that are logged into our app, which allows us to maintain the login session, remember table filters, etc.

View Pardot Privacy policy


Click here for an overview of privacy at Google. For more information about Google Analytics visit Google Analytics website, and to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Transferring information

You consent to us transferring your personal data to other companies in and out of the EEA only for the purposes mentioned above. We shall endeavour to ensure that your personal information is kept confidential and secure.


This privacy policy is governed and construed in accordance with English law and incorporated into the terms and conditions set out in this website.

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will always have the most up-to-date policy on this web page.  We will record at the introduction of this policy when the policy was last revised.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement you should first contact tnsuk.enquiries@tnsglobal.com.

We are Kantar TNS, A Kantar Group Company. Our registered name and address is TNS UK Ltd, TNS House, Westgate, London W5 1AU (company number 3073845).