What Information Does MindSampler Collect?
When you respond to Studies hosted by MindSampler, we collect, on behalf and upon instructions of Studies creators, information relating to you and your use of our services from various sources. These are listed below. The sections afterward describe what we do with this information.
Email address. To facilitate sign-up, we collect the email addresses of the Studies’ respondents. We don’t sell these email addresses, and we use them only as directed by the Study creator and follow this policy.
Are your Studies’ responses anonymous? It depends on how the Study creator has chosen to make their Study available to mobile users and what personally identifiable information they may ask for in the Study they have created.
Usage data. We collect usage data whenever you interact with MindSampler. Our servers keep log files that record data each time a device accesses those servers. The log files contain data about the nature of each access and error logs to assist in servicing our app.
Device data. We collect data from the device and application you use to access our services, including device type and app version. We may also gather your geographic location if you opt in when downloading the mobile application.
Sensor data. If you opt in when you download the mobile app, we may collect data from the sensor of your device, such as the accelerometer, the current level of your battery, and the ambient noise level. While we will never use or sell this information, we may pass it to Study creators who need it (e.g., a researcher interested in studying how physical activity or noise impacts people’s mood).
How Does MindSampler Use This Information?
Depending on the Studies creators’ requirements, we may collect and store the responses you submit to a limited number of questions. This allows, for example, to compute the personal feedback the Study creator wants to display to respondents within the app (e.g., the number of questionnaires taken, your average answer to a question). We delete this information once the Study is over.
We also use the information we collect from you (including usage data and device data) to manage and improve our services.
With Whom Do We Share Or Disclose Your Information?
MindSampler does not sell your Study responses! We disclose your usage and sensor data to Study creators only. We distribute questionnaires and experiments for Study creators, but they are the primary curator of the data. Anything you disclose in your Study responses goes directly to their database. Please contact the Study creator directly to understand how they might share your responses.
What Are My Rights To My Personal Data?
MindSampler app users/data respondents may uninstall the app at any time. MindSampler app users/data respondents may request to delete personal information from MindSampler servers via a simple email at email@example.com. Data deletion requests that originate in this way are completed within 30 days after the request is made to MindSampler.
For requests to access, update, or delete anything in your responses, contact the Study creator.
We are handling your data and personal information with integrity and precautions. However, there is always a risk that unauthorized third parties view and use any data you transmit through the internet.