For nearly a decade, Ottawa’s FluidSurveys has been Canada’s leading provider of online survey tools and software. It’s been an important role, as the regulatory environment for Canadian surveys is strict. Most American survey providers aren’t available to Canadian companies. By Canadian law, companies that survey Canadian residents must host and store their survey data – all of it, both respondent data and the survey software itself – in Canada. Traditionally, FluidSurveys has been one of the only online survey companies to provide this service.
But that just changed. Here’s what SurveyMonkey, FluidSurvey’s parent company, said back in June: “As of October 1, 2016, FluidSurveys no longer accepts new signups and will discontinue all subscription renewals….We [will be] unable to fulfill any requests to store SurveyMonkey data outside of the U.S.”
So now it’s October, and for all intents and purposes, FluidSurveys is gone. To keep their survey programs running, hundreds (if not thousands) of Canadian companies need to find another online survey provider, one that offers 100% Canadian survey data hosting.
Checkbox Provides 100% Canadian Survey Hosting
For former FluidSurveys customers, and for Canadian companies in general, Checkbox can help. For Canadian survey programs, we provide 100% Canadian data hosting and storage, via Amazon AWS’s data center in Montreal, Quebec.
For customers that request Canadian hosting, all survey response data (including backups) will be stored in Canada.