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Privacy Policy

Turker Nation (the "Company") is committed to maintaining robust privacy protections for its users. Our Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy") is designed to help you understand how we collect, use and safeguard the information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Service. For purposes of this Agreement, "Service" refers to the Company's service which can be accessed via our website at TurkerNation.com in which users can make use of our message board. The terms "we," "us," and "our" refer to the Company. "You" refers to you, as a user of Service. By accepting our Privacy Policy, you consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.


We collect "Non-Personal Information" and "Personal Information." Non-Personal Information includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information we may collect, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, preferences you submit and preferences that are generated based on the data you submit and number of clicks. Personal Information includes only your email, which you submit to us through the registration process at the Site. All information will be retained until this website closes, at which time it will be deleted.

1. Information collected via Technology

To activate the Service you do not need to submit any Personal Information other than your email address. To use the Service thereafter, you do not need to submit further Personal Information. However, in an effort to improve the quality of the Service, we track information provided to us by your browser or by our software application when you view or use the Service, such as the website you came from (known as the "referring URL"), the type of browser you use, the device from which you connected to the Service, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you. We track this information using cookies, or small text files which include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to a user's browser from our servers and are stored on the user's computer hard drive. Sending a cookie to a user's browser enables us to collect Non-Personal information about that user and keep a record of the user's preferences when utilizing our services, both on an individual and aggregate basis.

The Company may use both persistent and session cookies; persistent cookies remain on your computer after you close your session and until you delete them, while session cookies expire when you close your browser. For example, we store a persistent cookie to track that a user is logged in.

2. Information you provide us by registering for an account

In addition to the information provided automatically by your browser when you visit the Site, to become a subscriber to the Service you will need to create a personal profile. You can create a profile by registering with the Service and entering your email address, and creating a user name and a password. By registering, you are authorizing us to collect, store and use your email address in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


Personal Information:

Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not sell, trade, rent or otherwise share for marketing purposes your Personal Information with third parties without your consent. We do share Personal Information with vendors who are performing services for the Company, such as the servers for our email communications who are provided access to user's email address for purposes of sending emails from us. Those vendors use your Personal Information only at our direction and in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

In general, the Personal Information you provide to us is used to help us communicate with you. For example, we use Personal Information to contact users in response to questions, solicit feedback from users, and provide technical support.

Non-Personal Information

In general, we use Non-Personal Information to help us improve the Service and customize the user experience. We also aggregate Non-Personal Information in order to track trends and analyze use patterns on the Site. This Privacy Policy does not limit in any way our use or disclosure of Non-Personal Information and we reserve the right to use and disclose such Non-Personal Information to our partners, advertisers and other third parties at our discretion.

In the event we undergo a business transaction such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Personal Information may be among the assets transferred. You acknowledge and consent that such transfers may occur and are permitted by this Privacy Policy, and that any acquirer of our assets may continue to process your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. If our information practices change at any time in the future, we will post the policy changes to the Site so that you may opt out of the new information practices. We suggest that you check the Site periodically if you are concerned about how your information is used.


We implement security measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access. Your account is protected by your account password and we urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe by not disclosing your password and by logging out of your account after each use. However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such security measures. By using our Service, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.


You have the right at any time to prevent us from contacting you for marketing purposes. You can indicate that you do not wish to receive communications from us in the "Settings" section of the Site. Please note that notwithstanding the promotional preferences you indicate by either unsubscribing or opting out in the Settings section of the Site, we may continue to send you administrative emails including, for example, periodic updates to our Privacy Policy.


As part of the Service, we may provide links to or compatibility with other websites or applications. However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by those websites or the information or content they contain. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us through the Site and the Service. Therefore, this Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of a third party website accessed by selecting a link on our Site or via our Service. To the extent that you access or use the Service through or on another website or application, then the privacy policy of that other website or application will apply to your access or use of that site or application. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of other websites before proceeding to use them.


The Company reserves the right to change this policy at any time. We will notify you of significant changes to our Privacy Policy by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account or by placing a prominent notice on our site. Significant changes will go into effect 30 days following such notification. Non-material changes or clarifications will take effect immediately. You should periodically check the Site and this privacy page for updates.


If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the practices of this Site, please contact us by sending an email to turkernationforum@gmail.com.

Last Updated: This Privacy Policy was last updated on June 17, 2015.

Turker Nation Terms of Service

People work for Mechanical Turk for a variety of reasons; the goal of this forum is to make it the best experience for as many workers as possible. Staff members are not responsible for how Mechanical Turk runs their business. We are all here to help each other figure out as much as we can about working effectively with Mechanical Turk and the Requesters who post here.

Moderators can alter posts as necessary to fit within the rules. These edits will not be marked as such and no notification will necessarily be made.

Copyright to forum posts and other information become the property of the forum when you register for this forum. Posts can be removed from public viewing, but not deleted. Accounts can be closed, but not deleted. Your information is safe here and will never be sold, given or traded to a third party.

Note: These rules apply to both the forum AND the chatroom.

1. Harassing other users or staff is not permitted.

2. Vulgarity, racist, sexist, etc. terms are not permitted.

3. Any content which contains information which breaks mTurk's TOS will not be tolerated. Do not post about how to cheat Requesters, such as posting or discussing gold answers, attention checks, etc. "I bet it has attention checks" is fine, "it has attention checks" is not. NEVER post content from qualification tests without the prior written permission of the Requester who posted the test. Use common sense.

4. You are only permitted to have ONE account on this forum at a time.

5. Don't spam or post copyright-infringing content. Do not post links to other sites in your signature. Do not solicit on the forum or in chat, either by posting links to what you're selling or offering to sell something through TN. If you wish to post a referral link, please PM Spamgirl and ask for permission. You may only post links to petitions, voting, etc. ONCE PER DAY, and only in Off Topic or the daily HIT thread.

6. The use of a proxy IP address or any other method to hide your location or identity when registering for an account on Turker Nation will result in a permanent ban of all the registration information used in the attempt.

7. You may not repost content from this forum or the chatroom anywhere but on Turker Nation without the express written permission of the original author. That includes reposting Turk Alerts elsewhere.

8. Do not post about moderation on the forum or in chat, which includes asking why you were banned from chat, excluded from the whole forum, given a warning or infraction, etc. This sort of conversation should be taken to private messages with a staff member.

9. Do not discuss academic surveys posted on AMT or elsewhere. Just discussing it could end up biasing future study data, and we don't want to drive academic Requesters away from mTurk.

10. All researchers must abide by our rules for Researchers on Turker Nation.

11. Do not post the personal and private information of other workers, forum members, or Requesters without their express written permission. That includes phone number, email address, company worked at, photograph, relatives names/info, etc.

Chat-Specific Rules

If you use the chatroom, you must:

  • post in chat at least once in a while or you may be kicked. If you aren't around, please log out.
  • use your forum username. Please do not use any profanity in your nickname.
  • only use ! commands for valid alerts, !seen, !rules, !list, !peak, !ident, !group, etc.

Cookie Statement

What is a cookie? TurkerNation uses cookies, which are small data files that transfer to your computer when you load pages of this website. They are then stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. When you visit our site again, the cookie information may be transferred back to our servers. Permanent Cookies So that we know you are you when you return to our website, we use permanent cookies. They also allow you to personalize your experience on our site through preference selection. You can remove permanent cookies through your browser's settings. Session Cookies Session cookies let us know what pages you're visiting on our website, which allows us to better our website and the services we offer based on your behaviours. When you close your browser, it will automatically remove these cookies. Google Analytics Cookies A Google cookie is placed via our website as part of Google Analytics. We use this service to obtain statistics on visitor behaviour. Google can provide third parties with this information if legally required or insofar as third parties process this information on behalf of Google. We have no influence on this. We have given Google permission to use the information obtained for other Google services. The information collected by Google is anonymised as much as possible. Right to View Your Data You have the right to request to view, correct or delete your data. Contact us for more information. To prevent unauthorised use, we will ask you to identify yourself. If this concerns access to personal data linked to a cookie, you will have to send a copy of the cookie in question. This cookie can be found in your browser settings. Removing Cookies More information on activating, deactivating and removing cookies can be found in your browser's instructions and/or using the Help function.

Turker Nation Mission Statement

Hatch, the creator of Turker Nation, envisioned the original forum to be a place FOR Turkers, run BY Turkers. Everything in the forum was created to benefit the workers - allowing freedom of discussion of HITs, rating of requesters, talking about how to make more money, etc. We refuse to support anything that will hurt workers, from reducing freedom of speech to accepting mTurk policies we don't like just to make them happy. We hope that everything undertaken here will help the mTurk WORKER community as a whole. While welcome on Turker Nation, Requesters must also abide by this mission, therefore we are not above banning a requester who misbehaves - we've done it before and will do it again to protect the workers who congregate here. With all of that said, Turker Nation access is a privilege, NOT a right. We have rules in place to protect Mechanical Turk, requesters, and workers from nefarious people who strive to suffice their greed at the detriment of all of us. Those rules have been born out of many years of experience, and are solely to protect us all. If you don't like the rules you don't have to join the forum, and we're not about to change them any time soon as they're working. Working towards a better future for Turkers around the world!

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