Effective as of June 12, 2015.
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.
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 noted below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!