At Surveys On The Go® (SOTG), we respect your preferences concerning the treatment of personal information that we may collect from your use of our apps, from your registration with one or more of our survey panels, or from your participation in our surveys. This policy lets you know how we collect and use your personal information.
1) Information Collection
We collect certain information about you and your use of our apps. This may includes information about your name, address, telephone number, email address, zip code, Internet domain and IP address, type of browser and operating system, and the date and time of your visit. If you use our Facebook app we may also collect the information you make public through your profile such as your name, date of birth, email address, and residence location. However, you control what specific information is made public through your use of your Facebook privacy settings. We use the information we gather primarily to learn about the number and geographic location of people who use our apps and the technology used, to assist in developing changes to our apps, as well as for business planning purposes.
2) Information Sharing
We will not make your personal information available to any other organizations or companies without your express prior consent except as set forth below.
If you register for one of our survey panels, each registrant provides us with certain personal information such as their name, e-mail address, zip code and certain demographic and other information so that we can match their survey participation with different types of surveys. Registration information is available to SOTG for use in future surveys conducted for SOTG clients or for its own studies. In no event, however, will SOTG divulge your personally identifiable information to any of our client organizations without your express prior consent, although we may need to share anonymous AGGREGATE demographic information we obtain from you.
If you participate in our surveys, the information you provide will be used only for that study and will not be used for unrelated, non-research purposes such as direct marketing, non-consent list generation, credit rating, push polling, fund-raising or other intrusive marketing or political activities. Unless you provide affirmative consent to allow yourself to be identified, your anonymity will be safeguarded.
3) Usage Tracking
Cookies are small text files or other forms of data which are stored on a computer by a website that assign a numerical user ID and stores certain information about the internet browsing activity of the user of a computer. SOTG uses session and persistent cookies to make it easier for you to navigate SOTG’s apps, to provide a better experience for Survey participants, and for quality control and validation purposes. Session cookies expire when you close your browser. Persistent cookies remain on your computer, indefinitely, until deleted by you. Personal Information is not stored or collected in the cookies used by SOTG. You may disable and/or delete cookies via your browser and/or plug-in settings; however, this may: (1) decrease the functionality of the websites you visit; (2) limit your ability to use and view SOTG’s apps; and (3) limit your participation in Surveys.
4) Geographic Location (GPS) Tracking
When you use SOTG’s apps, you will receive prior notice and must give your consent before your geographic location is used or shared. We monitor, collect and use your wireless geographic location information obtained by our apps through your computer or mobile device, to provide you with geographically focused survey opportunities from SOTG and our clients and to maintain and improve our apps. The information you receive in connection with your use of SOTG’s apps may include survey offers related to you and your specific geographic location. Please also be aware that persons with whom you share your computer or mobile device may log in to our apps and consent to our geographic location tracking of your computer or mobile device.