Some assessments on Personality Assessor ("the website") are provided purely for entertainment and educational purposes. Others are used in current scientific research. When you complete a quiz, test, or assessment (collectively, "assessment") on the website, your responses are collected and may be used for academic research purposes. Your individual responses are averaged together with those from many other people, and psychological researchers look for trends in the aggregate data. These aggregate data can be published in journals, presented at conferences, or used in other academic contexts. Your individual (non-aggregated) responses, however, will NOT be published.
Your individual responses are never shared with non-academic third parties, and they are NEVER used for commercial purposes. Your responses are only used for academic research purposes. When your individual responses are used for such academic research purposes, as aforementioned, they will be averaged with many other people's responses. Furthermore, when the data are analyzed, no personally identifying information are linked to your responses.
The website does track your Internet Protocol address (IP). This is solely used by the website to identify duplicate responses on the assessments, and is never used to attempt to link your responses to your identity.
When you complete an assessment on the website, you will be provided with a results page. These results pages will persist for a limited time on the website's servers. You will be provided with a randomly generated link (URL) to your results page. You may choose to share the link to your results with others, if you so desire. However, sharing your results is never compulsory. The results pages contain no personally identifying information, and have randomly generated URLs to make them impossible to access unless others know the URL, which is provided by the website to you only.
Once you choose to share your results link with others, please be aware the the website has no way of controlling how others use, forward, or repost the link to your results.
You may choose to create a Personality Assessor user account ("account"). When you create an account, you can supply basic information including your name and email address. Your email address is used for authentication purposes and is NEVER shared with any third party whatsoever. You may choose whether to receive email communication from the website by visiting your account settings page on the website. Similarly, your name is used only to help your friends find and identify you. Except as outlined below, your name is NEVER linked to your responses, nor is it EVER shared with third parties for any reason. Please note that when you log into your account, the website places a cookie on your computer. A cookie is a small text-file used to keep you logged in or logged out of the website. The website does not collect any other information from your computer.
When you complete an assessment while logged into your account, the results of the assessment will be saved to your account. This is primarily for your benefit so that you may review the results of past assessments. Results saved to your account do not expire unless (1) you delete them, or (2) the assessment is permanently removed from the website. When the data are analyzed for academic research purposes, your account is not linked to your responses.
You may choose to delete the results of any assessment, or even to delete your entire account at any time. If you delete the results of any assessment, or delete your entire account, any responses associated with that assessment and/or your account will be permanently disassociated from your account. However, the responses will be retained without any personally identifying information and used for academic research purposes.
Using your account, you may add other people as friends. By default, the results of your assessments are shared with your friends. You may change this default behavior by visiting your account settings page.
Using settings in your account, you may choose to share the results of your assessments with "no one," "only my friends," or "everyone." If you choose to share your results with "everyone," anyone with an account can see the results of your assessments if they add you to THEIR friend list. If you choose to share your results with "only my friends," then ONLY individuals on YOUR friend list will be able to see your results. If you choose to share your results with "no one," then ONLY you will be able to see your results. Please note, the results of your assessments will appear in the news feeds of individuals who are allowed to see your results.
You may create a new Personality Assessor account by signing in with your Facebook username and password. If you already have a Personality Assessor account, you may link your existing account to your Facebook username and password by visiting your account settings page. This will allow you to sign into the website using your Facebook username and password.
Information Sent to Facebook
Personality Assessor does not send any of your personal information or any results of your assessments to Facebook. You may choose to share the results of your assessments on your Facebook timeline, if you so desire. However, sharing your results is never compulsory.
Information Collected from Facebook
When you link your account to Facebook, Personality Assessor collects the following information from Facebook: your name on Facebook, your email address on Facebook, and your Facebook ID number. Your name and email address are used to create a Personality Assessor account for you, if one does not already exist. You can opt out of email communication by visiting your Personality Assessor account settings page.