QuestionPro is fully compliant with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and our survey software users can create and send GDPR compliant data collection surveys. To aid this process, we have put in place a sophisticated process to ensure all data being collected using our platform is fully GDPR compliant including data portability, data protection, consent and other compliance features.
QuestionPro is an ISO 27001:2013 certified company. The ISO 27001 is a globally recognized international standard for managing risks to the security information you hold. We have all the sets of standardized requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). Under these standards, we adopt a process-based approach for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, maintaining, and improving your ISMS.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is supposed to go into effect from January 1, 2020. QuestionPro has assessed compliance readiness against CCPA requirements through a comprehensive/interactive assessment. We have a solid action plan in place to address the gaps, and we are working on building a consensus to implement program that includes gap & risk analysis, industry benchmarking, and resource plans. We aim to become fully CCPA compliant by the end of December 2019.
QuestionPro Inc. is compliant with the Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standards (PCI - DSS). Launched in 2006, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council has put forth a series of regulations for merchants to follow in safely accepting, storing, processing, and transmitting customer credit card data. We at QuestionPro adhere to all these set standards to ensure the complete protection of our clients against possible data breaches.
Surveys created through QuestionPro are Section 508 (US Federal Accessibility Guidelines) compliant. Online surveys, questionnaires or polls that are created on our platform are compliant for differently abled personnel to access, consume information or action on. Through this compliance, QuestionPro demonstrates its commitment to being all-inclusive.
QuestionPro is committed to staying compliant with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. We ensure all our clients are following the same code of conduct. Apart from including contractual protections in the service agreement.To ensure adherence with the FERPA guidelines, we follow strict administrative and technology protocol. To know more about latest happenings in FERPA, visit https://studentprivacy.ed.gov/
QuestionPro (and its affiliate company, SurveyAnalytics LLC.) complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov
All data is accessed and owned by the survey creator who must provide a username and password. It also describes the choices available to you regarding the use of, your access to, and how to update and correct your personal information.
QuestionPro owned and managed servers are co-located in off-site data centers. The faccility at undergoes a periodic SSAE 16 SOC audits and are monitored for unauthorized access and service availability twenty-four hours a day. These ongoing audits, conducted by an independent accounting firm, signifies that the QuestionPro data center security and operational procedures have been reviewed and tested to validate that controls and processes have been suitably designed and are operating effectively, in addition to protecting and safeguarding customer's equipment and data.
QuestionPro is Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant and all individual data that is collected in the form of online surveys is protected. We have physical, network and process security measures to collect patient health information (PHI). Administering HIPAA compliant surveys help organizations that use the QuestionPro online survey tool to manage their research while being mindful of PHI collected.
University Institutional Review Boards (IRB's) need to approve both the survey tool and the researcher independently. Surveys from QuestionPro have been approved by IRB’s for research by over 1000 universities, in the United States and worldwide. This compliance helps students and researchers alike in universities conduct in-depth studies on the QuestionPro online survey tool and collect compliant data. Some of the largest universities we work with, are:
The Federalwide Assurance (FWA) number is assigned by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP). QuestionPro provides its customers an institutional federalwide assurance which ensures any online surveys conducted by using the platform, protects the interests and data of human subjects.
Respondent Anonymity Assurance
Anti-Ballot Box Stuffing Capability
QuestionPro offers a unique guarantee to survey researchers to protect the privacy and confidentiality of the respondents.