Privacy Policy
Versions: Effective Date: July 1, 2016

This privacy policy explains how Big Data Poll handles your personal information and data. We value your trust, so we’ve strived to present this policy in clear, plain language instead of legalese. The policy is structured so you can quickly find answers to the questions that interest you the most.

This privacy policy applies to all the products, services and websites offered by PPD Ventures LLC, Big Data Poll, and their affiliates, except where otherwise noted. We refer to those products, services and websites collectively as the “services” in this policy. Some services have supplementary privacy statements that explain in more detail our specific privacy practices in relation to them. Unless otherwise noted, our services are provided by PPD Ventures LLC inside of the United States.

Key Privacy Points

Clients
  • Your survey data is owned by you. Not only that, but SurveyMonkey treats your surveys as if they were private (except if you have made the surveys available via a public link). We don’t sell them to anyone and we don’t use the survey responses you collect for purposes unrelated to you or our services, except in a limited set of circumstances (e.g. if we are compelled by a subpoena, or if you’ve given us permission to do so).
  • We safeguard respondents’ email addresses. To make it easier for you to invite people to take your surveys via email, you may upload lists of email addresses, in which case SurveyMonkey acts as a mere custodian of that data. We don’t sell these email addresses and we use them only as directed by you and in accordance with this policy. The same goes for any email addresses collected by your surveys.
  • We hold your data securely. Read our Security Statement for more information.
  • Survey data is stored on servers located in the United States. PPD Ventures LLC will process your survey data on your behalf and under your instructions (including the ones agreed to in this privacy policy).
Panelists
  • Surveys are administered by Big Data Poll. Survey creators at PPD Ventures LLC conduct tens of thousands of surveys each day using our services. We host the surveys on our websites and collect the responses that you submit to the survey creator.
  • Are your responses anonymous? This depends on how the survey creator has configured the survey.
  • We don’t sell your responses to third parties. PPD Ventures LLC doesn’t sell or share your survey responses with third party advertisers or marketers (although the survey creator might, so check with them). Big Data Poll [PPD] merely acts as a custodian on behalf of the survey creator who controls your data, except as further described in this privacy policy with regard to public surveys.
  • If you think a survey violates our Terms of Use or may be engaging in illegal activity, report it.