Updated: July 2022
LNS Research holds itself to the highest standards of research integrity in the industry. As such, we maintain 100% editorial control of our research agenda and all published content.
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All of our clients operate under a mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with LNS Research. Through our member engagements, we receive, engage with, and hold in the strictest confidence proprietary, confidential, and/or sensitive client information.
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Our surveys are conducted online. Survey participants come from both the LNS Research community and multiple third-party panel companies. We screen all survey participants for knowledge and accurate answers, disqualifying approximately two-thirds of all completed surveys. We translate our surveys into German, French, and Simplified Chinese, and balance responses for relatively equal representation across major geography, company size, and industry demographics.
Vendor coverage is initiated solely at the discretion of our research analysts. The data sources for this research include a robust combination of LNS Research survey data, our members' experiences, vendor briefings, user reference calls, and industry or vendor user conferences. Unlike many of our competitors, we use publicly available vendor content as sources for our research.
To ensure that our analysts are as unbiased as possible, we:
- Maintain a robust internal peer-review and vendor fact-check process.
- Ensure there are multiple competing vendors as clients in all coverage areas.
- Limit the spend of any single vendor covered to a minimum share of overall firm revenue.
- Never tie analyst compensation to a covered vendor’s spend.
- Limit vendor reimbursements to ordinary and necessary travel-related expenses.
Updated: July 2022
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LNS Research collects the following information:
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LNS Research uses personal, operational, and corporate metrics information you share in an aggregate fashion to analyze and publish research to help you and the overall industry understand industry trends. We also use the information to provide products or services that you request, answer your inquiries or communicate with you about your account or transactions with us, and send you information about features on the Website or changes to our policies. We may also disclose certain data to third parties that perform services on our behalf and have a need to access the data in connection with those services, subject to contractual agreements that provide that your information will be kept confidential and secure.
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We do not knowingly or intend to collect information about children below the age of 13 years. If you believe we may have accidentally collected information about a child under 13, please contact us at email@example.com
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