Effective as of June 12, 2015.
We are mindful of the confidential and personal nature of the private information you are disclosing to us.
PositiveIQ values your trust, and to earn your trust we present this policy in language that is clear and concise.
digital media platforms (e.g., web, mobile, application).
The PositiveIQ digital media platforms are operated by the PositiveIQ Foundation, a not-for-profit headquartered
in Sandy, Utah and founded by Gene Pranger. PositiveIQ's mission is to inspire individuals to find and sustain the
genius within to make a positive contribution at home, at work, and in life. PositiveIQ is committed to answering
important psychological and social questions and PositiveIQ research assessments are designed to give people a chance
to share their perceptions, opinions, beliefs, and attitudes about these important topics.
personally identifiable information is collected, how the information is used, with whom the information may
be shared, and the security procedures in place to help prevent loss, misuse, or alteration of information under
When a user registers for the panel, we ask a few basic questions to verify demographic information
(e.g., age, gender, state). We may also collect personally identifiable information (defined below) where
membership registration is required. We do not sell this information to any unrelated third party, but might
disclose personal information to unrelated third parties under certain conditions such as those specifically
Although PositiveIQ takes all reasonable steps to protect the privacy of our digital media platform visitors,
we cannot promise that the current limitations of our applications programming will address every browser setting
or honor every personal browser preference.
Further, our digital media service providers and business partners may implement technologies that allow for
the collection of personally identifiable information over time and across digital media platforms. We recommend
privacy practices on those websites.
Without registration for the PositiveIQ global research panel, the only information we may collect is
or similar analytics-driven technologies, but we will update this policy to reflect those changes.
As is true of most digital services, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files.
This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP),
referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We also reserve the right to collect usage data about you whenever you interact with our services.
This may include which webpages you visit, what you click on, when you performed those actions, and so on.
Additionally, like most digital services today, we keep digital log files that record data each time a
device accesses our servers. The log files contain data about the nature of each access. We collect data from
the device and application you use to access our services, such as your IP address, browser type,
internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We may also infer your geographic location based on your IP address. If you arrive at a PositiveIQ services
from an external source (such as a link on another website or in an email), we may use this information,
which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, administer the site, track users, and gather
demographic information about our user base as a whole.
The information collected by Cookies allows us to monitor how many people are using our services and
determine for what purposes these actions are being taken. Cookies are also used to facilitate a user's log-in,
as navigation aids, and as session timers, but not to retain personally identifiable Information. Most browsers
offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject Cookies in the "Help" section of the toolbar.
We do not link non-personal information from Cookies to personally identifiable information without permission,
To register with PositiveIQ as a panelist, we require visitors to submit personally identifiable Information.
This information may include name, e-mail address, as well as demographic information that our members provide
to us when they register as PositiveIQ panelists. The personally identifiable Information our users provide is
kept confidential, but will be shared in connection with our services and our trusted service providers.
Visitors are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the personally identifiable information they submit
to PositiveIQ. We use the personally identifiable Information to gather opinions on important topics,
answer questions, send communications about service maintenance and updates, place panelists in the correct
or inventions to PositiveIQ by e-mail. If you want to keep content or business information, ideas, concepts
or inventions private or proprietary, do not send them in an e-mail.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. PositiveIQ is a general audience service. PositiveIQ
and the PositiveIQ website does not direct its content toward children who are under 18 years old, and we do
not knowingly collect personal information from children. If PositiveIQ or its Internet Service Providers become
aware that a child has provided us with personal information without parental consent, PositiveIQ will endeavor
to delete that information from our databases.
When participating in a survey, we may ask panelists to submit personally identifiable information.
This personally identifiable information is used for research purposes only, and is not used for sales
solicitations. When surveys are conducted on behalf of our clients, individual level responses are stripped of
all personally identifying information before being provided to the client; however, we may provide such information
to a third-party, such as a distributor, or validator, when it is necessary to redeem a prize or reward.
When a survey is sponsored by a third party, aggregate information of the survey results is reported to the
sponsor. Personally identifiable information collected through surveys will be used only by PositiveIQ and
its operations contractors, and will not be given or sold to a third party without the panelist's consent.
You will never receive email from any third party as a result of using the PositiveIQ site, unless our
services offerings require us or a third-party to send you information.
Aside from personally identifiable information, PositiveIQ may, in the course of interacting with panel members,
gather other types of information ("Operating Information"). PositiveIQ panelists receive survey invitations
periodically (weekly or monthly, for example) depending on their stated preferences. These surveys will ask
questions about opinions and attitudes toward current affairs.
to un-related third parties any personally identifiable Information collected via our services. We will only
release personally identifiable or personal information to third parties: (1) to fulfill the transactions that
result from your interactions with our services; (2) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law,
regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; (3) to reduce fraud or criminal activity; (4) to protect
the legal rights of PositiveIQ, our customers, our services, or the users of our services; (5) to allow a
purchaser of a PositiveIQ division, or PositiveIQ as a whole, to continue using your information to serve you
or others. In the event that we are legally compelled to disclose personally identifiable or personal
information to a third party, we will attempt to notify you unless doing so would, interfere with
a law enforcement investigation, violate the law or court order. In addition, we may disclose personal
information as described below.
PositiveIQ may provide aggregate information to third parties. For example, we might inform third parties
regarding the number of users of our services and the activities they conduct while on our site. We might also
inform an interested policy group that "25% of our users live on the west coast" or that "35% of our users have
ever completed more than one assessment on PositiveIQ.com." Depending on the circumstances, we may or may not
charge third parties for this aggregate information. We require parties, with whom we share aggregate information
to agree that they will not attempt to re-identify, re-associate, de-aggregate or make this information personally
identifiable, for example, by combining it with other databases.
PositiveIQ operations and maintenance contractors sometimes have limited access to personally identifiable
information in the course of providing products or services to PositiveIQ. These contractors include vendors
and suppliers that provide us with technology, services, or external data or other content. Access to personally
identifiable information by these contractors is limited to the information reasonably necessary for the
contractor to provide its services to PositiveIQ. We also contractually require that our operations and
maintenance contractors: 1) protect the privacy of personally identifiable information consistent with this
providing us with products and services.
Your Personal Information, Demographic Information, and Operating Information will generally be stored in
our PositiveIQ databases, which are located in the United States. PositiveIQ requires all employees to abide
PositiveIQ also backs up our systems to protect the integrity of the personally identifiable and personal
information we collect.
Despite our efforts to protect the personally identifiable information and personal information of our panelists,
digital services are always subject to inherent risks that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our
security controls or that transmissions of information over the Internet will be intercepted. PositiveIQ cannot
promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, other information that you submit or upload
to digital services, personal searches, and other communications will always be impenetrable from attacks by
cyber criminals. You should take care with regard to how you handle and disclose your personal information or
any username or password that you are required to use to access PositiveIQ services.
We may offer services that include features that enable you to share certain types of personal information,
for example, your user identification; with a third party. That information may be publicly posted on that third
party's service or application. Using this type of functionality typically requires you to login to your account
via our site or on the third-party service. PositiveIQ does not control any of these third-party web services
or any of their content. You expressly acknowledge and agree that PositiveIQ is in no way responsible or liable
for any such third-party services or features.
PositiveIQ will not share any personal information about you with outside third-parties for their direct
marketing purposes to the extent prohibited by California law, unless you agree otherwise as authorized by
your prior written consent.
California residents have the right to request information from PositiveIQ regarding the manner that we
may share personal information with affiliated companies and third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
To find out what and how we share such information, you may send us an e-mail request at
For those registrants or panelists who reside outside of the United States, we advise you that your
Personal Information may, at times, be accessible by individuals who are located worldwide including in
countries that do not provide the same level of data protection as in your country. By providing us with
the transfer of your personal information across international boundaries.
each time that you use the service. PositiveIQ is committed to protecting your personal privacy. If you have
questions or comments about our efforts to protect your personal privacy, or if you require additional
information about PositiveIQ's privacy commitment, please contact us at
The opinions and views expressed at or through this website are the opinions of the designated authors
and do not reflect the opinions or views of PositiveIQ, any of clients of PositiveIQ, or of any other individual.
PositiveIQ requests that you not use any of the information on this website, including without limitation,
the e-mail addresses and screen names that are posted here, to transmit, distribute or facilitate the distribution
of unsolicited bulk e-mail or other advertisements to PositiveIQ or any of its clients or website users,
This website, the brand name “PositiveIQ” and the logos used on this website are the property of Gene Pranger
and are protected by the intellectual property laws of the United States.
Assessments and surveys conducted with the PositiveIQ global panel will be for research purposes only.
We value your input and sincerely hope that you will help us spread positive thinking and improve our programs
by participating in our research studies!