Privacy Policy

Our goal is to educate the public and also to conduct research on courage in the workplace. We are committed to conducting this research ethically and to protecting your privacy. For example, we will never give out or sell your email address to anyone for any reason.

What we collect

At registration we request that you tell us some information about yourself that will help us to analyze your other responses. We ask you to provide us with an email address so that we can send you a "magic link" that will allow you to log in without the use of a password. This passwordless authentication process ensures that no one can steal your passwords from our service. We store all information on a secure server, protected by a firewall. HTTPS and TLS encryption is used to transfer your email address to our server.

If you previously submitted your e-mail address and would like to remove it, please contact us at

What we will do with your information

To analyze the data collected on, we create a variety of merged files which combine the information you gave us at registration with your survey responses. These files of information from registration do NOT contain your email, so these merged files are essentially anonymous. Some of these files will may contain IP address information in order to identify usage patterns by country/state and to prevent duplicate submissions, however most IP addresses are not fixed and are traceable only to the organization which provides you with internet access. As a practical matter, it is generally impossible to identify a user with an IP address without the cooperation of an internet service provider, which usually is not given without a subpoena.

We will carefully guard your privacy. We plan to keep these merged data files for many years. We might place some of this anonymous numerical data into a "data archive" of the sort that some scientists are trying to create to make it easy for scientists to check each others' work. We will write up scientific articles that report the results of our studies by reporting the averages and other statistics computed across many people's data. In the rare cases that we report a quote from text that a participant typed into a text box, we will be certain that such quotes do not reveal the identity of the source.

Web-related information we collect automatically

Like almost all Web sites, we automatically collect information on all requests for pages from our Web server. We collect the IP address of your Internet connection (which generally does not identify you unless your Internet service provider has assigned you a static IP address), the type of browser you used, what you requested, and what was sent. This helps us understand usage of the Web site and allows us to produce aggregate statistics on usage. We may also use common 3rd party services from companies like Google and Facebook to provide aggregated statistics on usage and the ability for our users to share information through social media. These companies may collect data on your use of our site as a result, but none of that information will be linked to any personally identifying information that we collect.

Security of the data we collect

We take reasonable technical, administrative, and physical precautions to keep your information secure. For example, we store your responses in a password-protected database located in a secure data center. Email address information is stored separately from your responses and requires a separate password to access. When you are logging in or registering or answering survey questions, your data is sent via HTTPS and TLS encryption which prevents other people from intercepting the data and identifying you.


We may change this Privacy Statement in the future. If we do, we will post any changes to this page promptly. This statement is effective as of November 7, 2017.