PermissionResearch, located at PermissionResearch.com, is a division of comScore, Inc, which is one of the nation’s largest internet research firms with more than 2 million members worldwide.
PermissionResearch collects information about the digital content trends and patterns created by average internet users, so they can provide their customers with the information they need to provide their customers with what they want.
You can also participate in occasional surveys or special offers to earn points through their PermissionRewards program. This allows you to earn points that you can redeem for gift cards, electronics, and even home appliances.
How It Works
To participate in PermissionResearch, you must first install their software on your computer. The PermissionResearch software will not make you vulnerable to a virus or spyware; rather it simply records and tracks your daily internet usage.
This software will record the way you use the internet on a daily basis, and this information will be given to their partner companies. However, none of your personal or private information will be recorded, and none of your information will be shared or sold to anyone for advertising or marketing purposes.
You will also be asked to give PermissionResearch consent to contact your television service provider to collect information about the channels and programs that you either watch or record, as well as the on demand programming you order.
How You Get Paid
PermissionResearch does not pay anyone outright for participating with their program. Rather, after you install their software and become an active member, you can choose to participate in surveys and special offers. These will earn you PermissionRewards points which you can then redeem for rewards.
In addition, each month they offer a sweepstakes where one member will win $100, as well as the chance to enter larger sweepstakes for $2500, $5000, or even $100,000.
Joining PermissionResearch will earn you one sweepstakes entry each month. For every friend or family member that you successfully refer to also join PermissionResearch, you will receive an additional sweepstakes entry.
Finally, you can cancel your participation with PermissionResearch at any time simply by choosing to remove their software, so they can no longer collect your data.