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December 3, 2004, 7:03 pm
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research on consumer shopping habits. As part of this research, we have a
very short survey, and we need to get as many responses as we can. To thank
you for your help, we will be drawing at random three respondents to receive
$50 and $25 gift certificates to amazon.com. Your answers will remain
completely anonymous, and we will not distribute your information to anyone
else. Please help us out. Our survey is located here:
Thank you very much for your help with our study.
Re: Help Research Students - Complete a Survey, Win Prizes
Errrm, I am an individual that asks questions when an off-topic
newsgroup posting is seen; alt.marketingsurvey is down the hall. Why is a
third party hosting the survey, although close in geographical location? To
be applicable for your prizes can I submit my data over & over to increase
my chances? Do I have to submit my data to be able to win a prize (in other
words, send you a postcard to enter; some states will have you pay the
postage for my entry). Can I take cash value instead of the prize that
spam-ridden Amazon.com will provide? Where are the rules for the giveaway?
Why does the disclaimer on the hrgems.com site say that they are not
responsible for "unauthorized access to hrgems.com's records"? The privacy
policy states "special promotional offers from hrgems.com" can be sent to
those that leave their e-mail address (registrations for the prizes) without
asking beforehand ("Opting-in"). Further down is: "We also reserve the right
to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we reasonably
believe to be unlawful". Choosing not to report illegal activities they may
become aware of?
How is the data used? Is the method of the survey being promoted being
taught as appropriate by the school? If it is from the business department,
did the plan get input from the administration, computer science, & law
sections of the school? Graduate students should be brought up that all
these factors need to be considered when they go out & get a job in the real