U.S. Geological Survey
Why are you asking me to take a survey?
We want to ensure that our websites meet our users' needs — your comments help us know what and how we need to improve. In fact, many significant improvements to our homepage, our Education site, and our search tool, to name a few, were based on user feedback. Thank you for helping us continuously improve.
How does the survey work?
This survey is conducted by ForeSee Results on behalf of the USGS. Only 5 percent of USGS web visitors are asked to take the survey. If you do not wish to take it, simply close the pop-up window and continue with your session.
If you take the survey, which should take about 5 minutes, your responses will be submitted directly to ForeSee Results, where the data are aggregated into monthly and quarterly summaries. The USGS receives reports from ForeSee Results and can access data for the samples in a password-protected ForeSee Results site.
What about my privacy?
Taking the survey does not require you to give USGS or the survey company any personal information. If you take the survey, the software that creates the survey will place a session cookie and a persistent cookie on your computer.
The session cookie allows the server to stay in touch with you until the survey is completed. This cookie then expires and is deleted from your computer as soon as you close your browser.
The persistent cookie remains on your computer for 90 days after you fill out the survey, and keeps the survey from popping up again during that time. There is no personally identifiable information in the persistent cookie, and you may delete it at any time through your browser settings.
If you need more information
Please contact us if you have any questions or comments about this survey or if you have suggestions for improving our web pages. Thank you for visiting the USGS and for helping us improve our web presence.
USGS Web Metrics Group