Region Specific Privacy Statement

Effective January 1, 2020

Last Updated July 21, 2020

This region specific privacy statement applies to all the products, services, websites and apps offered by SurveyMonkey Inc., SurveyMonkey Europe UC, SurveyMonkey Brasil Internet Eireli. and their affiliates (collectively “SurveyMonkey”), except where otherwise noted. SurveyMonkey, refers to these products, services, websites and apps collectively as the “services” in this policy. Unless otherwise noted, our services are provided by SurveyMonkey Inc. inside of the United States, by SurveyMonkey Brasil Internet Eireli. inside of Brazil, and by SurveyMonkey Europe UC everywhere else. This privacy statement is an extension to and forms part of the main SurveyMonkey Privacy Policy.

1. California Supplemental Privacy Notice


For individuals who are California residents, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) requires certain disclosures about the categories of personal information we collect and how we use it, the categories of sources from whom we collect personal information, and the third parties with whom we share it. We at SurveyMonkey are big fans of keeping information simple for our users and we have worked hard at this in our Privacy Policy. While we have set out the categories below as required by the CCPA you can review our Privacy Policy for examples and other information that describes our data collection and use, as previously disclosed to you which have not changed under this notice.

Depending on how you interact with us, SurveyMonkey may collect the following categories of information as summarized in the table below. If you are a California resident interacting with our site as a Respondent, all of your response data is owned by the person that sent you the survey (the Creator) and we recommend you contact them about their practices under the CCPA. This Supplemental Notice also does not apply to personal information we collect from employees or job applicants in their capacity as employees or job applicants. It also does not apply to personal information we collect from employees, owners, directors, officers, or contractors of businesses in the course of our provision or receipt of business-related services.

All of the categories of personal information we collect about you (as detailed below) come from the following categories of sources:

  • You, including through your use of our services

  • Automatically collected from you

  • Our affiliate companies

  • Third parties


All of the categories of personal information we collect about you (as detailed above) are used for the following purposes:

  • Providing our services (for example, account servicing and maintenance, customer service, advertising and marketing, analytics, and communication about our services)

  • For our operational purposes, and the operational purposes of our service providers and integration partners

  • Improving our existing services and developing new services (e.g., by conducting research to develop new products or features)

  • Detecting, protecting against, and prosecuting security incidents and fraudulent or illegal activity

  • Bug detection, error reporting, and activities to maintain the quality or safety of our services

  • Auditing consumer interactions on our site (for example, measuring ad impressions)

  • Short-term, transient use, such as customizing content that we or our service providers display on the services

  • Other uses that advance our commercial or economic interests, such as third party advertising and communicating with you about relevant offers from third party partners

  • Other uses that we notify you about


Subject to certain restrictions, California residents have the right to request that we disclose what personal information we collect about you, to delete any personal information that we collected from or maintain about you, and to opt-out of the sale of personal information about you. As a California resident, you also have the right to designate an agent to exercise these rights on your behalf. This section describes how to exercise those rights and our process for handling those requests, including our means of verifying your identity. If you would like further information regarding your legal rights under applicable law or would like to exercise any of them, please contact us here. While our contact form is the best way to reach us, you may also email us at

Accessing and Deleting Your Personal Information

  • Right to request access to your personal information

    California residents have the right to request that we disclose what categories of personal information that we collect, use, or sell about you. You may also request the specific pieces of personal information that we have collected about you. However, we may withhold some information where the risk to you or your personal information is too great to disclose the information, such as financial information or account passwords.

  • Right to request deletion of your personal information

    You may also request that we delete any personal information that we have collected from/about you. However, we may retain personal information as authorized under applicable law, such as personal information required as necessary to provide our services, protect our business and systems from fraudulent activity, to debug and identify errors that impair existing functionality, as necessary for us, or others, to exercise their free speech or other rights, comply with law enforcement requests pursuant to lawful process, for scientific or historical research, for our own internal purposes reasonably related to your relationship with us, or to comply with legal obligations. We need certain types of information so that we can provide our services. If you ask us to delete it, you may no longer be able to access or use our services.

  • How to exercise your access and deletion rights

    California residents may exercise their California privacy rights by submitting your request here. While our contact form is the best way to reach us, you may also email us at

    For security purposes, we may request additional information from you to verify your identity when you request to exercise your California privacy rights.

    If you have an online account with us, logging into your account will serve to verify your identity and request, although we may request additional information if we believe your account has been compromised. If you do not have an account with us, or if we have reason to suspect that the security of your account is compromised, we will request additional information from you to match with our existing records to verify your identity, depending on the nature of the request and the sensitivity of the information sought.

    Once you submit a request to (1) access the categories of personal information we have about you or (2) obtain a copy of specific pieces of personal information we have about you, we will ask that you verify you identity by logging into your account using your username and password. There, we will provide you with your information in a password-protected format.

    To request that we delete personal information we have collected from you, you will need to authenticate with us by first logging into your account using your user name and password on file with us and deleting your account, once you let us know you’ve taken this action we will initiate the deletion process.

    If you wish to exercise any of these rights and do not have an account with us, please contact us here and we will request additional information to perform identity verification where possible.

Sales of Personal Information

The CCPA requires businesses that “sell” personal information, as the term “sell” is defined under the CCPA, to provide California residents the right to opt out from such sales. SurveyMonkey does not “sell” your personal information as we understand that term to be defined by the CCPA and its implementing regulations. To the extent that you have taken the position that a website’s use of third-party cookies or similar technology for advertising or analytics constitutes a “sale” under the CCPA, you may consider SurveyMonkey to have “sold” what the CCPA refers to as “identifiers” (e.g. IP addresses), “internet or other electronic network activity information” (e.g. information about an individual’s browsing activity on a SurveyMonkey website), and “commercial information” (e.g. the fact that a browser visited a webpage directed at individuals considering purchasing SurveyMonkey products or services). Please refer to our Cookie Policy and Help Center article for more information, including how to exercise your rights to opt-out or manage your cookie preferences.

Non-Discrimination Rights

California residents have the right to not be discriminated against for exercising their rights as described in this section. We will not discriminate against you for exercising your CCPA rights.

Do Not Track Disclosure

Regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission have promoted the concept of Do Not Track as a mechanism to permit Internet users to control online tracking activity across websites through their browser settings. Since no industry standard has been adopted, we currently do not process or comply with any web browser’s “do-not-track” signal or other similar mechanism that indicates a request to disable online tracking of individual users who visit the SurveyMonkey website or use SurveyMonkey.

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