At Nanaya, we care how information about you is obtained, used, and safeguarded. Your responses to questionnaires on Nanaya or through its API are entirely voluntary and will be used, anonymously, in ongoing research by Nanaya, the creators of the questionnaires, and other researchers with Nanaya’s permission. By visiting and completing the questionnaires, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.

What We Collect And How We Use It – Registration

Prior to personality testing, we ask you to tell us a bit about yourself, including your date of birth, your sex, your zip code (or other geographical details), occupation, school, gender, sexual orientation, and/or a few other details we might change in time. If you log in with Facebook, we request additional details, such as “Likes” and timeline history. We use these for our research, for instance sociological modeling and statistical validation of outcomes, and for the research of our partners. A part of our research is performing sociology studies on our dataset. You can read our results at

We also ask you, during registration, to give us your e-mail address, and a name that you would like to use. These are for your benefit as it will officially create an account, save your connection to your test results, and opt-in for our invite-only Beta program. They make it easier for you to remember how to log in here. They make it possible for us to tell you your password if you forget it. And they help you be sure that you are looking at your own records if you share your computer with another user of this site. We display your name when you log in and include it in your printable report. If you do not want to share your real name, you can make up a name.

Provided you have opted-in, we may also use your e-mail address and name to send out e-mail messages with information on new Nanaya developments and products. You can opt out of those emails at any time because we really don’t want to nag.

You are not required to give us your real metadata, e-mail address, name, or log in with Facebook but we hope that you will so our data set is valid and descriptive as we do our research. It also helps in case you need any help with your account or access to test results later.

What We Collect And How We Use It – Test Results & Questionnaires

We collect your responses to the questionnaires on this site and store these, along with your scores, on our database server. We will never report your individual responses or scores to others, except as described below. We will include your scores and responses in reports, publications, lectures, and Web sites only in summaries of groups of site users. No personal, identifying data will be disclosed in this manner.

There may be some fields that are especially data sensitive that we will clearly label (e.g. with a tooltip or link with explanation) with the question. Such fields will be stored in a separate database and not linked to your account in any way. Entering data in these fields will always be your choice.

You are not required to provide us with any of this data, but if you choose to submit the registration form or any of the questionnaires, you must answer all of the questions to receive your scores.

What We Share

Researchers, partners, and clients may allow us to use their questionnaires in Nanaya. In return, we may share a portion of your responses with them for their own research. They may receive the responses to their questionnaire, plus the age, sex, geographic location, education, and occupation categories of the person who provided them.

As there are no public profiles, no Nanaya or social media users will ever see any of your personal information unless that transfer of information is requested and approved through your own account, whether here or through social media functionality.

For the development and maintenance of Nanaya, we may contract with 3rd parties that might require access to the data collected on Nanaya, solely for the purpose of assisting in the operations or research of Nanaya and not for any commercial purpose. These individuals are bound by strict confidentiality requirements.

We may also share this same information with research partners for their own research projects. Again, no identifying information will be included.

How We Use Cookies

We will not place any cookies in your browser without your consent. When cookies are allowed, whether automatically or manually, they will be used to manage each session you have at the web site and load any previously input data if there was no saved account. The cookies expedite data entry, linking demographics in our databases, and make sure that you and only you are able to view your scores. They will never contain any personally identifying information about you. These cookies are designed to be active no more than 90 days so you can have convenient browsing on or future associated products.

Information Collected From Children

This Web site is not targeted at children under the age of 13. No one under the age of 13 may create an account on the site. Those who are under the age of 13 may only complete the assessment under the account of a parent, guardian, or other adult authorized by a parent or guardian.

We may eventually have a product geared to high schoolers preparing to start a life at college and beyond. We’ll update this then.

Web-Related Information We Collect Automatically

Like almost all sites, we automatically collect information on all requests for pages from our 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, what was sent, and some analytics data that can be provided by 3rd parties (e.g. Google Analytics). This helps us understand usage of the site and allows us to produce aggregate statistics on usage which helps us make a better product.

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 and data you send to us.


We retain the right to change this Privacy Statement. If we do, the revised Privacy Statement would apply to future data collected. We will post changes to this page in a prompt manner. This statement is effective as of December 1, 2014.

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