Privacy policy

OpenPoll takes great care to protect your privacy and to secure the data that is stored on the OpenPoll servers. OpenPoll takes measures to protect personal information against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, unauthorized disclosure, manipulation, or destruction. This Privacy Policy describes how OpenPoll handles the data it has access to.


When you use OpenPoll, you send pieces of data to OpenPoll; this can be a name, an e-mail address, or information relating to your poll. Other data is generated implicitly by your use of OpenPoll, e.g. log data.

Log data

OpenPoll records certain requests and transactions in log files. This log data is used for troubleshooting, statistics, quality assurance, and to monitor system security and can be analyzed to that end. OpenPoll can publish anonymous statistics under the condition that no personally identifiable information can be derived from such statistics.


When you use OpenPoll, the service can store cookies on your computer. Cookies are little pieces of information that can help identify your browser and that can store information, e.g. application settings. OpenPoll uses cookies to allow you to auto-login, track usage, to improve ease-of-use and the overall user experience, and to manage advertising inventories.


Advertising is the main revenue stream of OpenPoll. Therefore, OpenPoll displays advertisements on some of the services, e.g. on certain web pages. These advertisements can be targeted based on the information that is available to OpenPoll, e.g. language, IP address, event content, etc. This targeting is always an automated process; none of the information used for targeting is analyzed manually or made available to advertising customers. Currently, OpenPoll displays advertisements from Google’s AdSense and other sources. These advertisements can be targeted based on the poll content. Google does not disclose that information and only uses it for the intended purpose. You can review Google’s Ads Privacy Policy here: Furthermore, you can use Google's Ads Preferences Manager to configure the right ads settings for you.

Unauthorized access

OpenPoll implements several mechanisms to prevent unauthorized access to polls, accounts, or other data. To access a poll, you use the unique link which OpenPoll provides and which contains a random access code. This link is an important element to prevent unauthorized access to a pol. You should send this link only to authorized people, i.e., the people you wish to participate in your poll. User-accounts are also given an random access code or a password to allow access from any computer. You should choose a secure password and ensure its confidentiality to prevent unauthorized access to your account. OpenPoll will keep you logged in automatically for 7 days. Therefore, it is the user's responsibility to log out when accessing from a public computer.

Sharing personal information

OpenPoll uses personal information according to the Terms of Service and this Privacy Policy. OpenPoll may share personal information with other companies or individuals only in the following limited circumstances: (i) OpenPoll has your consent; (ii) OpenPoll has good faith that there is a legal obligation to share the data; (iii) OpenPoll needs to access or share the data to protect the security of the service or of others users’ data; (iv) OpenPoll needs to access or share the data to protect OpenPoll’s rights and property or to enforce the Terms of Service. (v) OpenPoll may disclose information to proper authorities in case OpenPoll discover that the Services provided at are is used to perform obviously illegal polls.


OpenPoll reserves the right to update this Privacy Policy at any time. The most current version of this policy is available at

25th of Juni 2015

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