Survey Content Policy

This policy seeks to maintain a positive experience for both survey creators and survey respondents by helping you to understand what types of survey content and uses of our survey tools are acceptable. If we become aware of survey content that falls outside the bounds of what is acceptable under this policy, we may remove it and report it. We also take steps to prevent uses of our services that are contrary to the spirit of this policy.

Phishing and Security

We strive to protect the security of survey respondents and take measures to ensure they are not misled by surveys used for fraudulent or other malicious purposes.

  • We will remove any surveys that attempt to collect social security numbers, credit card numbers, passwords, or other similar types of sensitive information.
  • We also remove any surveys that publish a person’s sensitive identifying information against their wishes.
  • We will remove any surveys that are intended to deceive or mislead respondents, including by linking to websites with malicious software such as malware.

Privacy and Impersonation

Survey respondents provide responses with the expectation that their information will be handled respectfully and not abused.

  • We encourage survey creators to disclose their privacy practices in their surveys and, if they do so, we require those survey creators to act in accordance with those practices.
  • You may not claim that a survey is anonymous when it is not.
  • You may not impersonate others when presenting your survey.


We treat our users’ email addresses with respect and expect our users who collect email addresses in surveys to do the same.

Violence and Hate Speech

We remove content and may report information related to that content to law enforcement authorities if we become aware of, and believe that, a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threat to public safety exists.

  • Our services may not be used to credibly threaten others, or to organize or incite violence. This includes content which attacks people, or incites attacks on people, based on their ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition, disability or medical condition.
  • Our services may not be used to promote or glorify self-harm.

Bullying and Harassment

  • Our services may not be used to bully or harass a private individual.

Criminal Activity

  • Our services may not be used in furtherance of any criminal activity or in violation of any applicable law.

Pornography and Offensive Graphic Material

We acknowledge nudity, pornography and gore may have a legitimate place in certain types of surveys. However, we discourage the gratuitous inclusion of such materials in surveys.

  • You may not include gratuitous graphic violent material or pornography in surveys.
  • We recommend adding a conspicuous warning screen before displaying any material which may be offensive in nature.
  • We strictly prohibit and report to law enforcement any display of sexual or pornographic content (including in cartoon form) involving minors.

Intellectual Property Infringement

Please respect the intellectual property rights of others.

  • You must have the appropriate rights to any content included in your surveys.

How to Report Policy Violations

If you identify content which you believe is in violation of this policy, you may file an abuse report. Please include the URL of the survey at issue.

Last updated June 12, 2013.

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