Last Updated: May 21, 2015

At Social Survey, your privacy is very important to us. As such, we want to clearly explain how we use your information and how you can protect your privacy.

Our Privacy Policy explains:

  • What information we collect and why we collect it.
  • How we use that information and when we disclose it.
  • How to access and update your information.
  • The steps we take to protect the information we collect.

This Privacy Policy applies to the information that we collect through our services, including our website (https://socialsurvey.me). Your privacy matters to us, so please take the time to familiarize yourself with our policies, and if you have any questions please contact us at support@socialsurvey.me. This policy is incorporated into and is subject to our Terms of Use.

Information We Collect

Information you provide to us

We collect the following information from our customers and their employees who sign up for our services:

Account and Profile Information: When you create an account on Social Survey, we will ask you to provide information such as your name, title, photo, company name, address, phone number, email address, and password. If your employer has set up an account on your behalf, your employer will provide us information such as your name, email address, and profile information. When you create an account on Social Survey, we also collect information you provide about yourself in your profile or information you post on your profile.

Review Requests: If you choose to send review requests to your customers or other individuals, we will ask you to provide their names and email addresses so that we can send the request. We will also receive this information directly from individuals if they request review forms from us. We will only use the individuals’ information for the purpose of sending review requests.

Contact Information: If individuals choose to use the “Contact” form on your profile page, we collect the individual’s name, email address, and message content in order to process the contact request and send you an email from that individual. We do not store this information or use or disclose it for any other purpose.

Payment Information: When you register for a service that requires payment, we will collect payment card and/or financial account information. Social Survey does not store payment card information. Any payment card information collected by us is processed by our service providers.

Information others provide about you

Review Information. We will receive and publicly post to your Social Survey profile page information that individuals provide in their reviews. Please see the Integrated Services section below for additional information on our collection and use of review information.

Information we collect from your use of our services

Web Logs and Analytics Information: We record certain information and store it in log files when you interact with our services. This information may include device and browser information, internet protocol (IP) address, URLs of referring/exit pages, information you search for, and locale. We and our analytics providers also collect and store analytics information when you use our services to help us improve our services.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We may use various technologies to collect information, including cookies that we save to your device. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory. We use cookies to improve our services and your experience and to allow you to access and use our services without re-entering your username or password.  You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all aspects of our services.

Other information we may collect:

Integrated Services: You may link your Social Survey profile to other services you use such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yelp, and Google+ (“Integrated Services”). When you connect to Integrated Services, we will receive and publish to your Social Survey profile information that the Integrated Services make available to us, such as your name, email address, date of birth, gender, profile photo, cover photo, URL, and status feeds. When you connect an Integrated Services to your Social Survey profile, we automatically collect and display the ten most recent posts for your status feeds on the Integrated Services, and we will automatically publish posts you make on Social Survey to your Integrated Services that support such functionality. We will also automatically publish a review to your Integrated Services and/or your employer’s social media accounts that support such functionality, if the review meets the minimum score for automated syndication in your profile settings and the reviewer selects that it was a “Great” experience. If you would prefer to not have your reviews posted you should not connect with an Integrated Service. You can also delete posts on your Social Survey profile through your profile settings or delete the posts on the Integrated Services if they allow you to do so. You should review your privacy settings and policies for the Integrated Services to understand the information it sends to us and how they use information they receive before connecting them to our services.

How We Use Information We Collect

We may also use the information we collect for a variety of purposes, including to:

  • Provide, operate, maintain, improve, personalize, and promote our services;
  • Develop new products, services, features, and functionality;
  • Process and complete transactions and send you related information, including confirmations and invoices;
  • Communicate with you, including responding to your comments, questions, and requests; providing customer service and support; providing you with information about our services, including technical notices, updates, security alerts, administrative messages, or advertising or marketing messages; and providing other news or information about us;
  • Allow users of Social Survey to contact you;
  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our services; and
  • Investigate and prevent fraudulent transactions, unauthorized access to our services, and other illegal activities;

We may also use the information we collect for other purposes about which we notify you.

Information Sharing and Disclosures

We may share your information in the following ways:

Your consent: We will share your personal information with companies, organizations, or individuals outside of Social Survey when we have your consent to do so.

Your Company: If you sign up for a Social Survey account through your employer, your employer will have access to the information in your profile. Your employer also has control over your profile, including your profile content and the actions you can take with regard to your profile, including associating your social media accounts, exporting information, or syndicating your reviews to your social media accounts or your employer’s social media accounts.

Service Providers: We may share your information with our service providers and other third parties who perform services on our behalf, such as hosting and analytics services. We also provide your payment information to our service providers for payment processing and verification. Service providers such as analytics providers may collect information about your online activities over time and across different online services when you use our services.

Social Networks and Other Websites: We will automatically publish your posts from Social Survey to your Integrated Services that support such functionality. We will also automatically publish a review you receive to your Integrated Services and/or your employer’s social media accounts that support such functionality, if the review meets the minimum score for automated syndication in your profile settings and the reviewer selects that it was a “Great” experience. Their use of the information will be governed by their privacy policies. If you signed up for Social Survey through your employer, your employer may restrict your ability to post information from Social Survey to other websites.

Displaying Information to Others: Your Social Survey Profile is publicly displayed and will be viewable by others, so please do not provide personal information that you would not want to be public. Your publicly displayed information includes posts from Integrated Services that you connect to your Social Survey profile and reviews provided by your customers and other individuals that choose to provide reviews. Any individual may request to provide a review. You can report reviews for removal that are not from your customers or associates, do not include facts, or include vulgarity. You are not able to manually delete reviews. Individuals providing reviews should take care to not provide information in survey responses that they do not want to be made available to the public.

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement Requests; Protection of Our Rights: We may disclose your information (including your personal information) to a third party if (a) we believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (b) to enforce our agreements, policies and terms of service, (c) to protect the security or integrity of our products and services, (d) to protect the property, rights, and safety of Social Survey, our customers, or the public from harm or illegal activities, (e) to respond to an emergency which we believe in the good faith requires us to disclose information to assist in preventing the death or serious bodily injury of any person, or (f) to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations.

Business Transfers: We may share or transfer your information (including your personal information) in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company. We will notify you of such a change in ownership or transfer of assets by posting a notice on our website.

Aggregate or Non-identifying Data: We may share aggregate information that does not directly identify you with third parties in order to improve the overall experience of our services and for any other purposes as permitted by this Privacy Policy.

The Choices You Have With Your Information

You may decline to share certain personal information with us, in which case we may not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality of our services. You may update or correct your personal information or close your account at any time by accessing your profile settings page on the website or by contacting us at support@socialsurvey.me. Our customers may also update or correct information on their employees’ sites or close their employees’ accounts by contacting us.

You may opt out of receiving promotional communications from Social Survey by using the unsubscribe link within each email. Even after you opt out from receiving promotional messages from us, you will continue to receive administrative and security messages from us regarding the services. If you feel that you received a survey from a user in error and wish to unsubscribe from survey emails, please contact us at abuse@socialsurvey.me.

Data Security

We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse.

Children’s Privacy

Our services are not directed to individuals under 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will take steps to delete such information. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information, please contact us at support@socialsurvey.me.

International Users

Our services are hosted in the United States. If you choose to use the services from other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, then please note that we may transfer your information outside of those regions to the United States for storage and processing. By providing your information, you consent to the collection, transfer, use, storage, and disclosure of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any changes, we will notify you by revising the “Last Updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy and, in some cases, where appropriate we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to the home page or sending you an email notification). Your continued use of our services after the revised policy has become effective indicates that you have read, understood, and agreed to the current version of this policy.

Contact Information

Please contact us with any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, your personal information, our use and disclosure practices, or your consent choices by email at support@socialsurvey.me.