Thank you for the respond. We I and few others wrote on Meta - this
link problematic - and it's new, although the using of Qualtrics is not.
Better option is to include the link to their privacy page from the landing
page itself, before the survey or at the bottom.
Another option could be to link to a Wiki page - with a
short explanation about the issue with handling such a survey with a 3rd
party, and linking to the survey and the privacy.
Just linking directly from a banner to their website (where they are also
tracking users via Facebook and Google pixels), is kind of advertising from
my point of view.
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On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 8:12 PM, Michelle Paulson <mpaulson(a)wikimedia.org>
Apologies for any confusion with the "powered by" language. The purpose of
the language was not, in any way, intended to provide advertising or
endorsement of the survey provider. The reasoning behind this language was:
(1) brevity given limited space; (2) notice to survey takers and link
clickers that they would be taken to a non-Wikimedia site; and (3)
transparency about the survey provider that we are using for that
particular survey and an easy link to that provider's privacy terms so that
users could make an educated decision about their own privacy. We are more
than happy to use alternate language that achieves those purposes.
Regarding why we don't use LimeSurvey - we actually used to use LimeSurvey
years ago. However, if I recall correctly, there were some major security
and scalability issues discovered and Tech decided it would be best to shut
the server down. That is when we started exploring use of third-party
survey providers like Qualtrics.
Hope that helps.
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