We at Toluna believe that every opinion counts, so we help companies anywhere in the world make clear business decisions by bringing brands and people together via the world’s largest social voting community.
We would like to take a few minutes to give you more insight into our business model and how we generally use the data we collect.
What is Toluna’s business?
Toluna invites thousands of members to answer surveys everyday on a wide array of subjects. The purpose of these surveys is to collect your opinions about the products and services of large consumer brands, your habits as a consumer, or about the world you live in. Your opinion will have a direct impact on companies and how they market, distribute or advertise new products and services to consumers like you.
Why does Toluna ask for personal information such as name and address?
We ask for personal information such as your name, address, gender, birthday and employment status to better match you with the appropriate market research projects. This information is also used for the purposes of incentive fulfillment so that we may send your reward to the appropriate recipient address.
Other personal information that you may be asked to provide to us is solely for the purpose of building and operating a worldwide proprietary database of panelists, in order to conduct market research studies on that basis and we provide your responses to our surveys on to our clients in anonymized and aggregated form.
Why does Toluna ask so many questions in surveys?
This is because some surveys are looking for a very specific group of people who meet a very narrow set of demographic criteria. Sometimes, determining whether someone qualifies for a survey takes just a few questions, other times it may take more questions.
Why does Toluna keep asking the same questions in almost every survey?
Toluna’s profiling process is continuous — the objective being to have broad and current attributes on each member. Our clients make marketing decisions based on responses from our members in their surveys so we must implement strict quality controls to make sure you are part of the target the client is looking for. The questions we ask at the beginning of each survey may seem repetitive but are necessary to ensure the integrity of the survey sample.
Who are Toluna’s clients? What do they want?
Our clients include market research agencies, large corporations, brands, public organizations, PR agencies and even individuals. Their interests cover all industry sectors, but they are all looking to get honest opinions on their products and services or to understand consumer motivations and habits. The results of our surveys help our clients to better understand consumers’ needs in order to make their products, services or advertising more relevant.
How does Toluna use the data we collect?
Toluna takes strict measures to ensure every aspect of your information is kept secure.
Toluna only provides information to clients in an anonymized and aggregated form for use in market research and for the client’s own internal purposes.
Toluna does not use Direct Marketing and will never share your data with telemarketers or ad agencies for promotion and targeting purposes.
What happens to my answers when I don’t qualify for a survey?
When you do not qualify for a survey, your responses cannot be used in the final research findings, and therefore are never transferred to our clients. Likewise, Toluna will never use or transfer these responses for internal use. As the information you entered cannot be used for our client’s research, most times no reward will be issued for an incomplete study.
Today’s theme is asking you to share the meaning or origin of your name (first or last name). Maybe you got it from your great grandmother or grandfather? Were you named after a city? Tell the community. We’re interested to read all your stories.
Here’s how this will work:
– Create a poll, battle, topic, or thumb it with the title “My Name Means”
– You must include a photo or video in your content
– You will receive a bonus on your content for 1000 points.
*This contest will be open until Friday March 11, 2016 at 10 AM EST.
See you soon,
*Promotion rules: Limit one content piece created per person. The topic must have the title as given by the Daily Theme Contest post, and must be created within 24 hours of the topic posted. Open to US and Canada only. Members will earn a 1000-point rank up bonus or direct credit to their account. Points will be awarded to winners within 24-72 hours after contest close. Posts must not contain any language that is obscene, insulting, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, untrue, misleading or invasive of someone else’s privacy. Toluna reserves the right to review all posts for content, and withhold bonus points from any user violating the rules mentioned above.
On August 20th we announced our latest competition, and asked you to name our Gifties Sheep. The first round of the competition required members to suggest a name in our contest topic. In the second round, Toluna picked the top 10 names, and asked our community to choose the best name. The poll was closed this morning and we have a winner…
Say hello to our official Gifties Sheep- Luna!
Thank you to our members who suggested this cute (and fitting!) name, and to all of our members for participating in our latest competition. Providing Luna with a name is a great way to close out what has been an exciting year-long promotion, where over 1,500 “Luna’s” found new homes across the US, and worldwide.
What’s even more exciting, is that thanks to all of our members who participated in this Gifties promotion and won their own Luna, we were able to donate 11 real sheep to families in need through the World Vision Organization. As you may have learned over the past year, for every 100 sheep won, we donated a real sheep to a family in need located in a developing country.
Here at Toluna we are very happy to know that not only have we brought smiles to so many of our member’s faces just by sending along a little Luna sheep, but that thanks to the generosity of our member’s we have all contributed to helping families in need.
Once again, thank you to everyone for participating in our Gifties Sheep Promotion, and for helping us find a name for our Gifties Sheep. Be sure to stay tuned for news of our next competition, coming soon!
See you soon,
The Toluna Team