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Project-Specific Privacy Documentation

Who Is Conducting The Study?

The Tampa Region Visitor Survey is being conducted on behalf of the Florida Department of Transportation, by Resource Systems Group, Inc. (RSG). RSG conducts market research on behalf of both public and private sector clients using software applications, smartphones, websites, surveys, computers, tablets, and other means of collecting data (collectively, “Research Tools”). The data RSG collects is governed by this privacy policy

In the event of a conflict between the terms of the Project-Specific Documentation below and the terms of RSG’s privacy policy, the terms in the Project-Specific Documentation below will govern. 

What Are We Collecting?

RSG will need to collect and use certain personal information from you for this survey, including:

  • Travel information – for example, information about trips you make including precise locations, travel time, and travel mode.
  • Demographics – for example, race, ethnicity, and household income to ensure that the survey sample reflects the population of the study region.
  • Your travel party makeup – for example, who are you traveling with and your relationship to these individuals including marital status and gender identity of you and your spouse/partner.
  • Contact information – for example, an email address or phone number for the purposes of sending survey reminders and distributing potential raffle gift cards.
  • Computer settings – for example, screen size to optimize the survey for your device and your computer’s IP address and user agent string to identify your device when interacting with the survey.

RSG is committed to protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and security of your personal information. We will not disclose or share personal information we collect from you except as required by law or described in this Project-Specific Documentation and our privacy policy.

How Are We Using This Data?

RSG and the survey sponsors will use your data to: 

  • Identify visitor travel patterns in the Tampa Bay region. 
  • Contact you if you win the raffle to distribute raffle gift cards.

Who We Share This Data With?

RSG will share your data with:

  • Our clients, the Florida Department of Transportation, BCC Engineering, an engineering and service firm who is conducting regional travel forecasts, as well as the regional Municipal Planning Organizations of Pasco, Citrus, Hillsborough, and Pinellas counties.
  • Locations that have granted permission for us to survey on-site.
  • Independent firms who will conduct data review and quality assurance. 
  • A gift card vendor to issue raffle gift cards. Our raffle rules are here.

RSG’s privacy policy does not apply to the practices of companies that we do not own or control, or to individuals that we do not employ or manage. 

Your Participation Is Voluntary.

The parties above agree that the participants in each project are volunteers, offering their participation freely, without pressure or coercion, and without promise or expectation of compensation from RSG.

Can You Change Your Mind?

Yes. You may remove your consent or exercise your data rights by submitting a Data Privacy Request through our secure system.

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