Well, I can't say it any better than they can, so here's the email I was sent from PermissionResearch this past week...not sure how many Gather members are affected~I know I've been with this site at least 4-5 years, probably longer. I was aware PR & OpinionSquare were connected~their surveys were exactly the same. What kinda bothers me is that PR is merging into OS, since PR appears to be the more dominant site (I rarely get OS surveys).
Once upon a time, I belonged to almost 2 dozen survey sites, & have (or had) whittled it down to 7, & I may be weaning that # down, too. What did the survey sites in was all the 3rd-party "pretend" sites, that really weren't all that legit~they provided links along with the bogus crap they were selling & people got confused, not to mention distrustful.
So, kudos to PR for providing ample notice, nearly 2 months~I'm near cash-out, so hoping I can do that before March 31st...