FAQs

What is an online research panel?
An online research panel is a community of individuals with similar interests, and experiences, who have voluntarily chosen to participate in online research studies about various topics related to their common interests.

What is Acorn Ideas?
Acorn Ideas is a community that gives members the opportunity to share and communicate their thoughts and opinions on anything and everything that they have a point of view about. The panel is owned and brought to you by Pacific Magazines and powered by Vision Critical Communications Inc.

How do I register to become an Acorn Ideas member?
In order to qualify as a member of the Acorn Ideas panel, you:

a) Click on the "Join Now" button on the home page of this site and complete a short profiling survey.
b) Read the Terms of Use and the Privacy Statement

How many surveys do I have to complete?
We encourage participation in as many studies as you are invited to take. In order to be considered an active member of the Acorn Ideas Panel we ask that you participate in at least three panel studies per year.

How do I complete a survey?
You will be e-mailed a unique URL address for each survey. Simply click on that URL or cut and paste it into a web browser of your choice and complete the survey online.

How long will I have to complete each survey?
You will typically have anywhere from 48 hours to one week to complete each survey, unless stated otherwise.

What information is required to become a panel member?
A brief member profile is the only information required for joining the panel. Your member profile will include basic contact information, a few demographic questions and questions around your interests.

Will my profile information be provided to third parties?
The Acorn Ideas panel profile information is not distributed to any third party. All information you provide is treated with the highest level of confidentiality and your privacy is guaranteed. Your name will never be sold, exchanged, or distributed to any other party without your express acknowledgement.

See our Privacy Statement for complete details.

How long will I remain on the panel?
You may remain on the panel as long as you choose to participate in at least three surveys per year. Members may remove themselves from the panel.

How do members receive information and feedback as a result of the survey topics they complete?
Certain study results will be made available to all members via the Acorn Ideas newsletter.

If you can’t find the answer you are looking for you can contact us and ask us directly.

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