How do I sign up?
Simply select "Register Now" and follow the steps given to set up your account. You will have to give some basic information and choose a password. Soon after, you will be sent a confirmation email. Follow the link emailed and you will be able to begin taking surveys!
My confirmation email to activate my account never came — what should I do?
There are a variety of reasons for this to happen. The email may still be in transit. Depending on internet traffic, it can take a couple hours for emails to arrive. This is more likely to happen around holidays and peak sending times. Ensure that you have given the correct email — no spaces or misspelling. Please check your junk folder and ensure that your email is not using anti-junk software to block any email addresses. If you still have not received an email, navigate back to the registration page and re-enter your email to prompt another confirmation mail.
How do I update my profile?
Once you have logged in, select "Your Profile."
Here you may update both your personal information (password, address, etc.) and you may update your profiling for future surveys:
To update your personal information, select "Update Profile". For all other updates, select the various categories in "Further Profiling."
Are surveys free?
Yes, they are free. We will never ask you for any credit card or banking information, and there will never be any charge for your membership or using this site.
What kind of surveys will I be given?
Surveys will range across a large range of topics. You will be sent surveys for which you have met the specific qualifications in your profile. There are many types of surveys, from general surveys meant for everyone to surveys looking for the opinions of very specific groups of people. If you fit the criteria for a survey, we will pair you up with it.
Why do I get asked the same question more than once?
We always try to find the right survey for you. There may be times that you are asked the same question more than once — once in our pre-screening phase (where we are looking for a survey to match your profile), and once in the actual survey itself (where we are verifying that you meet the survey’s criteria). Although it might seem like an inconvenience or a mistake that you are asked the same question more than once – rest assured that it is not and please bear with us through this quality process.
This process does two things:
- a) It gives us a better chance of finding a survey for you.
- b) Provides better quality data to our clients who are looking for a certain type of person.
Why do I still have money in my account after I've cashed out to PayPal?
As stated, there is a minimum payment threshold to withdraw money from your account. There is also a maximum payment limit. The maximum payment limit determines at what increments you are able to redeem your rewards.
How do I redeem my points?
Take Surveys' points are redeemed for Amazon gift cards or Paypal transfers.
PayPal is a money transferring system that allows users to transfer money directly from PayPal into their bank accounts, or into other online funds. The email associated with your panel account must correspond with the email of your PayPal account. If you do not have a PayPal account, it is very easy to set one up. To set up a PayPal account, click here.
Please note that all payouts must be done within the allotted increments. Points equaling monies less than the set payout limit will not be processed.
Please note PayPal charges a 2% handling fee for transferring money to your PayPal account
Once you have earned enough points for a payout, you are able to cash them out using a PayPal account. Once you have logged into your profile, select "Redeem Rewards."" Here you are able to view your rewards.
Why is there a 2% fee when I transfer my money to PayPal?
PayPal reserves the right to charge a transaction fee for all transfers made through its system. This 2% fee is a processing charge applied to all transactions made.
Frequently Asked Questions
We put together this FAQ to address the most commonly asked questions survey-takers have about how this site works and what to expect during your visits. If you can't find your question’s answer here, please contact us using the comment form below and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
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TakeSurveys is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our website and services.
TakeSurveys adheres to the principles set forth in the Safe Harbor framework as established by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personally identifiable information provided to TakeSurveys from the European Union.
What personally identifiable information does TakeSurveys collect from me?
TakeSurveys collects information in several ways from different parts of our network of websites.
Some personal information is gathered when you register. During registration, TakeSurveys asks for your name, email address, zip code, household information and personal interests. The more information you volunteer (and the more accurate it is), the better we are able to customize your experience. Once you register you are no longer anonymous to TakeSurveys - use to access the various protected areas of the site.
Also, if you contact TakeSurveys we may keep a record of that correspondence.
What are cookies and how does TakeSurveys use them?
Who is collecting information and for what purpose?
TakeSurveys collects valuable information which assists in developing new products and services. When you are on a TakeSurveys site and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with TakeSurveys alone, unless it is specifically stated otherwise. If data is being collected and/or maintained by any company other than TakeSurveys -- or its parent company UnitedSample,Inc., you will be notified prior to the time of the data collection or transfer. If you do not want your data to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by not using that particular service.
Promotions that run on TakeSurveys may be sponsored by companies other than TakeSurveys or may be co-sponsored by TakeSurveys and another company. Some or all data collected during a promotion may be shared with the sponsor. If data will be shared, you will be notified prior to the time of data collection or transfer. You can decide not to participate in the promotion if you do not want your data to be shared.
Any Sensitive Information (i.e. personal information specifying medical or health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership or information specifying the sex life of the individual) will be treated with additional care. If TakeSurveys intends to disclose such information to a third party or use it for a different purpose than originally collected, then you will be expressly asked permission prior to any such disclosure.
Please be aware that TakeSurveys advertisers or websites that have links on our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. The information practices of those websites linked to TakeSurveys are not covered by this privacy statement.
With whom does TakeSurveys share my information?
As a general rule, TakeSurveys will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below. Please see the Terms of Service or User Agreements for each of our products and services for more detailed information about how your personal information may be shared. The following describes some of the ways that your information may be disclosed.
Business Partners & Sponsors: TakeSurveys may disclose your personal information to business partners or sponsors, but this is specifically described to you prior to data collection or prior to transferring the data. If any personal data about you were ever to be shared, we will tell you before we collect or transfer the data.
Many promotions offer opportunities to request additional information from sponsors. By requesting more information, you give TakeSurveys permission to transfer your personal information to the sponsor so they can fulfill your request. In many instances, only your email address will be shared. If more information will be shared with the sponsor, you will be notified prior to the transfer.
From time to time, you may be offered the opportunity to receive materials or special offers from third parties. If you opt-in to receive information from these third parties, TakeSurveys will (with your permission) share your name and email address with them.
Third Party Data & Data in the Aggregate: Under confidentiality agreements, TakeSurveys may match user information with third party data. Also, TakeSurveys discloses aggregated user statistics (for example, 45% of our users are female) in order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
Other: TakeSurveys may also disclose account information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating TakeSurveys's Terms of Service or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) TakeSurveys's rights or property, other TakeSurveys users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. TakeSurveys may disclose or access account information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services.
What are my choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of my information?
Only TakeSurveys (or agents working on behalf of TakeSurveys and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these direct mailings and only if you indicated that you do not object to these offers.
You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable to use those TakeSurveys services that require registration in order to participate.
TakeSurveys does not sell or rent user information to anyone. We will notify you at the time of data collection or transfer if your data will be shared with a third party and you will always have the option of not permitting the transfer. If you do not wish to allow your data to be shared, you can choose not to use a particular service.
What is TakeSurveys's policy on allowing me to update, correct, or delete my personally identifiable information?
You may edit your TakeSurveys Account Information and your public TakeSurveys Profile at any time by using your TakeSurveys ID and password. If you have forgotten your password, please click on the "Forgot Password?" link on the Member Login page.
Your TakeSurveys account can be deleted or deactivated. Please contact support@ TakeSurveys.com for further instructions about deleting or deactivating your TakeSurveys account.
What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of my information?
Your TakeSurveys Account Information and TakeSurveys Profile are password-protected so that you and only you have access to this personal information.
We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. TakeSurveys will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. Also remember to sign out of your TakeSurveys account and close your browser window when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, TakeSurveys cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
What else should I know about my privacy?
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example on message boards, through email, or in chat areas - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.
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ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS: Welcome! You have been invited to participate in a Survey based on Your profiling information. Your participation in a Survey is appreciated. We would like to inform you of the terms and conditions that govern your participation in a Survey. These Terms and Conditions for Survey participation (hereinafter the "Terms") apply in addition to your agreement with the Panel Owner, as well as any specific terms, as applicable, available for each Survey. Please note that your continued participation in a Survey will constitute your acceptance of these Terms, as well as those contained in our Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to or do not have the proper legal authority to enter into these Terms or any part hereof, please do not participate in the survey.
When used in these Terms, the following terms and expressions shall have the following meanings.
"Survey" refers to the questionnaire presented on the Survey Site.
"You", "Yourself," "Your" and "Yours," refer to you as an individual being a Panelist.
"We", "Us" and "Our" refer to TakeSurveys.com and its owners.
"Panel" refers to a collection of individuals who has agreed to be invited to and participate in research studies or market surveys.
"Panelist" refers to a member of a Panel.
"Panel Site" refers to the website where individuals can register to become members of a Panel.
"Panel Owner" refers to the owner of the Panel Site and with whom You, in Your capacity as a Panelist, have entered into an agreement with regarding Your membership in a Panel
"Survey Owner" refers to the owner of the Survey.
"Survey Site" refers to the website where You can answer a Survey.
"Submissions" refers to all comments, feedback, suggestions, ideas and other information disclosed or offered made, posted, published, submitted to or disclosed on or by this Site.
You are invited to a Survey on behalf of the Panel Owner. We manage the relationship between the Survey Owner and the Panel Owner, on behalf of the Panel Owner, and acts as a platform supplier. The purpose of these Terms is to set out the general terms and conditions for Your participation in a Survey. These Terms shall, however, not apply to the extent they conflict with any similar terms in Your agreement with the Panel Owner or with specific terms provided by the Client for participation in a specific Survey.
In addition to the above, We have been instructed by the Panel Owner to manage the incentive payments. Details regarding such incentive scheme can be found in these Terms.
Conditions for Survey Participation
As consideration for Your participation in a Survey and use of a Survey Site, You agree to comply with these Terms, as well as any other terms and conditions that apply to Your participation, including any agreement between You and the Panel Owner. You participation in a Survey and Your use of a Survey Site must be in compliance with applicable law.
By participating in a Survey, You agree to at all times provide true, accurate, current and complete information about Yourself when prompted. If You provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete or there are reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, You may not qualify for the Survey and consequently will not receive any points earned or to be earned or any incentives for Your participation. In addition, the Panel Owner may terminate Your membership account and refuse any and all current or future participation in surveys (or any part thereof).
For verification and security purposes, a Survey may have an estimated timeframe in which the Survey should be completed. If You complete the Survey in a time frame that does not fall within the estimated timeframe, You may be deemed to not having finalized the Survey and consequently may not receive any incentives for Your participation. In addition, Your Panel Owner may terminate Your membership.
Red Herring Questions
A Survey may include the same or similar questions multiple times, or require that You choose a specific answer (so called Red Herring Questions), in order to ensure that You are being truthful and/or carefully reading all of the survey questions. If Your responses to such Red Herring Questions indicate that You are not being truthful and/or carefully reading all of the survey questions, You may not qualify for the survey and consequently will not receive any incentives for you participation. In addition, Your membership may be terminated and Your account deleted.
Open End Questions
A Survey may include a section that requires You to fill in Your answers by typing them (rather than selecting an answer from a set of fixed responses). If Your response in Open Ended question is considered to contain language that is inappropriate, or irrelevant in relation to the question, You may not qualify for the survey and consequently may not receive any incentives for you participation. In addition, Your membership may be terminated and Your account deleted.
In participating in the Survey or using the Survey Site, You agree: (i) not to disrupt, interfere with the security of or otherwise abuse the service or the Survey Site, or any services, system resources, accounts, servers or networks connected to or accessible through the Survey or Survey Site or affiliated or linked sites; (ii) not to disrupt or interfere with any other user's enjoyment of the Survey or Survey Site or affiliated or linked sites; (iii) not to upload, post or otherwise transmit through or while in the Survey or on the Survey Site any viruses or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files, computer programs or code; (iv) not to use or attempt to use another user's account, service or system without authorization, or create or use a false identity on the Survey or the Survey Site; (v) not to transmit through or on the Survey or the Survey Site any spam, chain letters, junk email or any other type of unsolicited or mass e-mail; and (vi) not to attempt to obtain unauthorized access to the Survey or the Survey Site or parts of the Survey or Survey Site which are restricted from general access.
In addition, You agree that You are solely responsible for actions and communications undertaken or transmitted to or for Your account, and that You will comply with all applicable laws that relate to Your use or activities in the Survey or on th Survey Site.
Your access to a Survey or a Survey Site may, at any given time, be suspend or stopped if you fail to comply with these Terms or any other terms applicable to your participation, or in the event that You participate in the Survey or use the Survey Site in an unlawful manner or otherwise in a manner detrimental to Us, the Panel Owner, the Survey Owner or any other third party.
Unless otherwise noted, all materials, including, without limitation, all concepts, text, designs, graphics, drawings, photographs, video clips, music and sounds, and all trademarks, service marks and trade names used in the Survey and/or on the Survey Site and the selection and arrangements thereof (collectively, the "Content"), are subject to intellectual property rights, including copyrights, trademarks and patents or the right to apply for their registration anywhere in the world, held by or licensed by Us, Our affiliates, the Survey Owner or other third parties who are the respective owners of such intellectual property.
No license to use or reproduce the Content is given to You and all intellectual property rights therein are expressly reserved. No license to use, reveal, download, copy, distribute, or reproduce (including posting to any website, social media or blog) the Content or the subject matter of the Content is given to You and all intellectual property rights therein are expressly reserved. Please be advised that legal action may be taken in the event that any unauthorized use of any Content is traced back to You.
You may only participate in the Survey and use the Survey Site in a manner that does not infringe the intellectual property rights of Us or any other.
Policy on Points-Based Incentive Programs
To obtain points, You must successfully complete Your participation in a Survey. No purchase is necessary.
The number of points that may be earned for a Survey is specified at the beginning of the Survey. Please note that You are responsible for any taxes or duties which may result from points issued or redeemed. We will not be liable or responsible in any manner for any tax consequences or duties which may result from points or incentives issued or redeemed.
Your participation in a Survey may be suspended, altered or terminated, and any points or incentives earned may be cancelled or suspend, in case of any abuse or breach of any rules, regulations, terms and conditions, or any misrepresentation by You. We will have no liability to You under such circumstances.
You expressly agree that Your participation in a Survey and use and browsing of a Survey Site is at Your sole risk. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, We, Our clients, affiliates, or other third parties, and Our and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, third-party content providers and licensors, do not make any warranties, express, implied or statutory, including those of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, that participation in a Survey or the use of a Survey Site will be uninterrupted or error free, as to the results that may be obtained from Your participation in a Survey or use of a Survey Site, services provided therein, or the accuracy, reliability, or content of any information, or services provided through a Survey or a Survey Site, other than as expressly set out in these Terms.
Limitation of Liability
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE, OUR AFFILIATES, THIRD PARTIES, OR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, CONTRACTORS, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNEES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU IN ANY RESPECT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, FOR ANY MATTER RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, FOR ANY SUBMISSIONS YOU MAKE, OR FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, RELIANCE, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF EXPECTED SAVINGS, OR ANY OTHER NON-DIRECT DAMAGES HOWSOEVER CAUSED WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE LIKELIHOOD OR POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
The limitation of liability and disclaimers in these Terms shall apply regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, warranty, delict, quasi-delict, strict liability, negligence or other tort and shall survive a fundamental breach or breaches or the failure of the essential purpose of contract or the failure of an exclusive remedy.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Us and Our affiliates, advertisers and other third parties, including directors, officers, shareholders, employees, representatives, contractors, affiliates, successors or assigns, harmless from and against any and all damages, expenses, liabilities and losses of any kind (including, without limitation legal fees), arising out of a third party claim regarding or in connection with Your participation in a Survey or use of a Survey Site or Submissions made to Us or a designated third party, or a breach of these Terms, to the extent that such damages, expenses, liabilities and losses were caused by You.
Rights to Change and Control Website
The Content of a Survey Site may be subject to change, restriction or termination without any notice to You.
Severability and Assignment
If, for any reason whatsoever, any term or provision of these Terms is deemed by a court to be void, voidable or otherwise unenforceable, such term or provision shall be deemed to be severable from the remainder of these Terms , and the remainder of these Terms shall be construed and interpreted without reference to the unenforceable term.
You may not assign these Terms without Our prior written consent, which may be withheld in Our sole discretion. You agree that We may assign these Terms at any time without notice to you.