Because surveys contain sensitive personal information, we take
security very seriously. You will be glad to know that your data is safer
on Panoramic Feedback's™ server than it would be on a software
diskette used on your desktop computer.
Panoramic Feedback™ was founded by professionals with extensive OD
consulting experience. Our leaders maintain a professional commitment to
confidentiality, anonymity, and safety for all those affected by surveys or
Under 128-bit encryption, all survey information has been rendered
inaccessible from the web. Hackers and crackers are reliably refused access.
Only two groups of users are authorized to input data
- Survey administrators
- Responders to questionnaires
(For 360-degree feedback, you may authorize a third group: subjects selecting
For these groups, complex passwords issued by Panoramic Feedback™
protect the integrity of the data. No information is released to unauthorized
Even with passwords, organizers are restricted to contact with their
own data, and responders are restricted to entering responses. Neither group
has any means of gaining access to the data of others.
- Dedicated server using Red Hat Linux
- Server software: Apache
- Secure data center:
- staffed 24 hours
- comprehensive personnel security
- redundant systems
- diverse fiber entrances
- isolated power distribution
- 80-minute backup batteries
- 750-kilowatt diesel generator
- Second server in different location provides extra insurance
What happens to data
Daily web site backups are made for disaster-recovery purposes and stored
All responses to questionnaires are preserved for two months, in case
of a dispute. (We have never had a dispute to date, but believe it is fair to
all parties to hold the data for this period before erasing it.)
Thereafter, a summary of the data is maintained securely, inaccessible,
and off the web site.
But you too can save the Panoramic Feedback™ reports to disk,
ensuring that they are maintained in a secure environment.
If you are like most people, you don't run Linux, keep up with the latest
security upgrades, or maintain your computer in a secure storage facility.
Since a large number of security violations are committed by insiders, the
computer on your desk is one of the riskiest places to store information. We
are confident that Panoramic Feedback™ is one of the safest.