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Triaba Review

Triaba is a multicountry survey site rewarding survey participants with points which can be exchanged into real rewards. Nothing is really unique about Triaba as their panel is just another white-labelled version of Cint’s survey platform. Over a period of 10 weeks, we tested Triaba to check user experience, compensation level and how difficult it is to qualify for surveys and redeem rewards.

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Andrew: Andrew is one of our reviewers who’s been with HuginX the longest. With a background in membership support at one of the largest survey companies, Andrew has a lot of inside knowledge of the Market Research industry and has helped us refine our reviewing criteria. When Andrew is not working with reviews, he likes to go hiking with his dog Charlie. 

Is Triaba a legit survey site?

While Triaba is an independently owned domain by a Norwegian company, the panel is hosted and managed by the Swedish market research provider Cint Group AB. We couldn’t find much information about Triaba, but Cint is a legit market research company listed on the Stockholm stock exchange. By working with communities such as Triaba, Cint is facilitating access to millions of survey-takers worldwide. Cint also runs its own panel sites such as SurveyRewardz and Points2Shop on the same platform.

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Data Privacy: Is Cint or Triaba responsible?

Since the website and the panel platform are operated by two different companies, it can be confusing to understand which company is responsible for controlling your data. We had a look at the privacy policy to find out if Cint or Triaba is the data controller.

First of all, you’ll need to read two separate terms and privacy policies: One set of policies from Triaba and one set from Cint. Quite confusing for the user in other words.

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While Triaba’s privacy policy mentions Cint as their responsible partner for managing profiling and survey information, it’s not clear from their policy what entity is the data controller. Checking Cint’s privacy policy on the other hand, it states quite clearly that the panel owner (Triaba) is the data controller. Excerpt from Cint’s privacy policy:

“Cint’s Panel Owners and Partners who direct participants to surveys or other market research programs are Data Controllers who determine the purposes and means for processing Person Data. Cint will only process your Personal Data acting as a Data Processer, at the request of a Data Controller.”

We were surprised about this. We would have thought that Cint was the data controller, taking into account that they control all aspects of the survey platform such as where your data is stored, shared and managed.

Why is this important for you? If you have questions or concerns related to how your data is handled, it’s important to know which entity is responsible.  As an example, if you have questions related to how your personal data is shared or if you would like to delete your data, the website is obliged to inform you how to proceed with this under GDPR regulations. While Cint’s privacy policy seems “GDPR-compliant”, Triaba’s privacy policy is missing key points when it comes to how they are handling personal data.

How to get started

Registering on Triaba is straightforward and is open for everyone to take surveys as long as you meet the minimum age. The minimum age for taking a survey varies from country to country, generally from 14 to 18 years. Once you have confirmed your membership by clicking on the email invitation, you’ll be asked several profiling questions. These questions aim to pre-match you with survey opportunities tailored to your demographic profile.

By filling out your profile, you’ll increase your chances of qualifying for surveys and getting invitations to surveys that better match your profile. Our advice is, to be honest when submitting your profiling information, keeping in mind that this data will be matched with answers you’ll later when taking surveys. You could risk getting blacklisted if Cint discovers inconsistencies in your data.

What about the survey experience?

Triaba’s survey platform Cint is a so-called survey exchange which connects thousands of market research buyers with millions of survey takers. This means you’ll be exposed to a broad range of survey topics such as healthcare surveys, professional business surveys and surveys about your shopping habits.

Sometimes you’ll be matched with a really interesting survey which is spot-on in terms of your profile, while other times, you’ll get screened out without being able to complete the survey (and get paid). This is completely normal when it comes to surveying sites, and in our experience, Cint is quite average when it comes to being able to match you with surveys.

How much can you make on Triaba?

You won’t make hundreds of dollars per day taking surveys on Triaba, but you’ll be able to earn some extra money if you persistently take surveys on a regular basis. How much depends on your profile and how frequently you take surveys. You’ll earn from $0.50 to around $5.00 per survey, with most surveys paying closer to $0.50 on standard consumer topics.

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Will anything prevent me from cashing out on Triaba?

If the company suspects that you are just providing gibberish answers, they have the right to dismiss your survey entries, and you could also be suspended from taking surveys entirely. You’re also only allowed to create one account, and survey sites have become quite advanced in detecting duplicates these days. Last, but not least – don’t try to be clever by filling out your profile with a false identity. When redeeming your payment you’ll be flagged if your PayPal profile is not matching with your profile on Triaba.

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Triaba Review Summary
While Triaba is the name of the website, this is in reality a panel operated by the well-known survey company Cint Group AB. While the incentive level is very average in comparison with competitors, you'll get access to a broad range of survey invitations through the Cint's platform.
Survey Experience
8.4
Survey Matching
7
Incentive Level
4.8
Redeeming Rewards
5.7
PROS
  • Surveys work great on mobile
  • It is quick and easy to start taking surveys
  • Straightforward registration
  • Frequent survey invitations
CONS
  • The privacy policy is not very transparent
  • Not clear which entity is the data controller
  • Surveys can be long and tedious.
  • Average incentive levels

Specification: Triaba

What can I earn?
Paid Gigs

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Payout Threshold
Reward Options
Who should consider joining?
Consumers
How do I get started?
Open Registration
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Mobile App
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What company is behind this?
Company

Founded

1998

Country

Sweden

City (HQ)

Stockholm

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