Terms and Conditions for Panel Membership, Survey Participation and Use of Services
When used in these Terms, the following terms and expressions shall have the following meanings.
"Active Panelist" refers to a Panel Member that has: (a) participated in a Survey or any other service, at least, once over the last twelve (12) months; or (b) updated its profile or member information at least once over the last twelve (12) months.
"Ad Tracking Service" refers to the service ordered or accepted by a User that may track online behavior of such User, such as websites accessed by the User and online campaigns exposed to the User.
"Applicable Law" refers to applicable national and/or local laws, regulations and sectorial agreement.
"Client" refers to Our clients.
"Content" refers to the information on Our site, a Survey Site, a Panel Site or a Partner Site.
"Non-Panel Member" refers to a respondent or a participant that is not a Panel Member, but is referred to Us by a Partner.
"Panel" refers to a group of individuals who have agreed to be invited to and participate in research studies or market surveys.
"Panel Member" refers to a member of a Panel.
"Panel Owner" refers to the owner of a Panel and a Panel Site.
"Panel Site" refers to a website where individuals can register to become Panel Members.
"Partner" refers to one of Our partners.
"Partner Site" refers to a website that is operated by a Partner.
"Personal Data" refers to information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (i.e., a private individual as opposed to a corporate or other comparable entity). An identifiable person is someone who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identification number or the person's physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural or social characteristics. NOTE: Personal Data may also be referred to as Personally Identifiable Information or PII.
"Restricted Content" refers to confidential and/or proprietary information, materials, products, and Content belonging to Us and/or a Panel Owner, a Survey Owner, a Client, a Partner and/or a licensor.
"Service" refers to (a) the service provided by Us that permits You, as a Panel Member or a Non-Panel Member, to participate in a Panel or a Survey and (b) any other service provided by Us and used by You, such as Ad Tracking Service.
"Submissions" refers to all comments, feedback, suggestions, ideas and other information which You submit or We collect when You participate in a Panel, respond to a Survey or use a service.
"Survey Owner" refers to the owner of a Survey, which typically is the Client.
"Survey Site" refers to the website where You respond to and complete a Survey.
"Surveys" refers to market research surveys made available by Us to You.
"Third Party Websites" refers to websites maintained and/or operated by third parties.
"User" refers to You as an individual when You use the Service.
"User Content" refers to all content, materials, information, and comments You use, upload, post or submit or We collect when You use the Service, including information received through Ad Tracking Service, such as Internet usage pattern data.
"You", "Yourself", "Your" and "Yours" refer to you as an individual.
"We", "Us", "Our" and "Faster Rewards" refer to the entity Faster Rewards
The purpose of these Terms is to set out the general terms and conditions for Your use of the Services, including Your participation in Surveys.
We manage the relationship between a Survey Owner and a Panel Owner and We act on behalf of a Panel Owner. We are also the platform supplier, providing opportunities for Panel Members, and in certain cases for non-Panel Members, to participate in Surveys and use other services. These Terms shall, however, not apply to the extent they are in conflict with the terms of an agreement with a Panel Owner or with specific terms provided by the Client as a condition for Your participation in a Survey, provided, however, that such other terms shall not reduce Our rights or increase Our liability specified in these Terms.
In addition to the above, We may also manage incentives. Details regarding such incentive scheme can be found in these Terms.
[CQ comment: we have assumed that Panel Owners will compensate the Panel Members for their use of Ad tracking as well, c.f. section 9.]
2. Panel Membership Eligibility
Panel membership is generally open to individuals who satisfy the requirements for membership, including, but not limited to, minimum age requirements and geographic location requirements. The requirements for Panel membership may vary for each Panel and are determined by a Panel Owner. By agreeing to become a Panel Member, You agree to receive invitations to participate in Surveys or other services. You may unsubscribe from Panel membership at any time, please find Our "Opt-Out Policy" below.
We only allow one member per unique email address within each Panel.
3. Panel Registration
In order to become a Panel Member, You must register with a Panel Site and provide certain information about Yourself. The information You provide should be true, correct and complete. We reserve the right to restrict or prohibit Your access to the Service or participation in a Survey if You provide information, or We have reasons to suspect that the information You have provided is not true, correct and complete.
A Panel membership is personal and may only be used by the individual who registers for membership with a Panel. You are responsible to keep Your user name and password confidential and You are responsible for any use, whether authorized or unauthorized, of Your membership account.
4. Conditions for Survey Participation
When You participate in a Survey and use a Survey Site, You are obligated to comply with these Terms, as well as any other terms and conditions that apply to Your participation, including any agreement between You and a Panel Owner or terms applied by a Client or a Partner.
By participating in a Survey, You agree to provide true, correct and complete information about Yourself. If You provide information, or We have reasons to suspect that the information You have provided is not true, correct and complete, You may not qualify for a Survey and consequently will not receive any incentives for Your participation. We reserve the right to restrict or prohibit Your access to the Service or participation in a Survey if You provide, or We have reasons to suspect that the information is not true, correct and complete. Furthermore, a Panel Owner may terminate Your membership with the result that You will not be able to participate in any more Surveys.
You are responsible for actions and communications undertaken or transmitted to or from Your account.
5. Use of the Services
We provide Services to both Panel Members and Non-Panel Members. Participation in a Survey and use of other Services is voluntary. The Services are for personal, and non-commercial, use and We reserve the right to change, modify, restrict or block access to, all or any part of the Services, without prior notice.
We may at any time refuse to provide the Services to anyone at Our own discretion.
You acknowledge that You are accessing, using, and/or participating in the Services in the capacity of an independent contractor, and no agency, partnership, joint-venture, employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship is intended or created by these Terms.
6. Unauthorized Use
You agree not to:
- (a) disrupt, interfere with the security of or otherwise abuse the Service or a Survey Site, or any services, system resources, accounts, servers or networks connected to or accessible through a Survey or a Survey Site or affiliated or linked sites;
- (b) use spiders, robots or other automated data mining techniques to catalog, download, store, or otherwise reproduce or distribute data or content available in connection with the Service, or in other ways manipulate the result of a Survey;
- (c) take any action to interfere with a Panel Site, Survey Site or Partner Site or an individual's use of such sites, including, but not limited to, overloading, or "crashing" a website;
- (d) send or transmit any viruses, corrupted data, or any other harmful, disruptive, or destructive code, file, or information, including, but not limited to, spyware, malware and trojans;
- (e) collect any Personal Data of other Users of the Services;
- (f) send unsolicited emails, such as promotions and advertisements for products or services;
- (g) open, use, or maintain more than one (1) membership account with a Panel;
- (h) use or attempt to use another User's account, without authorization, or create an account with a false identity;
- (i) attempt to obtain unauthorized access to a Survey or a Survey Site or parts of a Survey or Survey Site that are restricted from general access;
- (j) forge or mask Your true identity;
- (k) frame a portion(s) of any Panel Site, Survey Site or Partner Site and display it on another website or media or alter the appearance of any Panel Site, Survey Site or Partner Site;
- (l) establish links from a website to a Panel Site, a Survey Site or a Partner Site or to the Services, without Our prior written consent;
- (m) post or transmit any threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, lewd, scandalous, or inflammatory material or content;
- (n) use any foul; abusive or obscene language in a Survey or a Panel Site;
- (o) engage in any fraudulent activity, including, but not limited to, speeding through Surveys, taking the same Survey more than once, submitting false information during the registration process, submitting false or untrue Survey data, redeeming or attempting to redeem incentives through false or fraudulent means, tampering with Surveys and, with respect to the use of the Ad Tracking Service, accessing websites or online campaigns with the sole intention to provide a misrepresentative impression of Your online behavior;
- (p) reverse engineer any aspect of a Service or take any acts that might reveal or disclose the source code, or bypass or circumvent measures or controls utilized to prohibit, restrict or limit access to any webpage, content or codes, except as expressly permitted by Applicable Law;
- (q) engage in any criminal or illegal act(s) which may be linked to a Survey or a Panel Site;
- (r) use Restricted Content in violation or breach of these Terms; or
- (s) encourage and/or advise any individual, including, but not limited to, Panel Members, Non-Panel Members or any of Our employees, to commit an act in conflict with the Terms.
Unless otherwise noted, all materials, including, without limitation, all concepts, text, designs, graphics, drawings, photographs, video clips, music and sounds, and all trademarks, service marks and trade names used in a Survey and/or on Our site, a Survey Site, a Panel Site or a Partner Site and the selection and arrangements thereof, are subject to intellectual property rights, including copyrights, trademarks and patents or the right to apply for their registration anywhere in the world, held by or licensed by Us, a Survey Owner, a Panel Owner, a Partner, or other third parties who are the respective owner of, or controls, such Restricted Content.
When You use a Service or participate in a Survey, You may be exposed to Restricted Content. You are not granted any rights to the Restricted Content and all intellectual property rights are expressly reserved. No license to use, reveal, download, copy, distribute, or reproduce (including posting to any website, social media or blog) the Restricted Content or the subject matter of the Restricted Content is granted to You. Please be advised that legal action may be taken in the event any unauthorized use of the Restricted Content is traced back to You. You are hereby informed and acknowledge that We will fully cooperate with all requests for disclosures (including but not limited to the disclosure of Your identity) which We deem are legitimate.
You may only use a Service, participate in a Survey and use a Survey Site, a Panel Site, or a Partner Site in a manner that does not infringe Our, or a third party's, intellectual property rights.
8. User Content
You are responsible for all User Content. You are also responsible to obtain, where relevant, third party's approvals, consents, and/or authorizations for Your and Our use of Your User Content. Your User Content may become publicly available and shared with third parties including, but not limited to, Our Clients, clients of Our Clients, Survey Owners, Panel Owners, Partners and third party service providers. You shall ensure that User Content does not contain copyrighted or trademarked content or material of any third party, including audio, video, images, or the likeness of anyone other than You, unless You have procured the approvals, consents and/or authorizations from such third parties required for Your and Our use of such User Content. You will not receive compensation for any User Content.
By using, uploading, posting, submitting or permitting Us to collect (such permission deemed granted upon Your use of the relevant Service) User Content in connection with the Services, You hereby grant to Us a perpetual, irrevocable, unlimited, transferrable, sub-licensable, world-wide, royalty free, right and license to edit, copy, transmit, publish, display, create derivative works of, reproduce, modify, distribute, and otherwise use Your User Content at Our own discretion. You will not receive any compensation for Your User Content or Our use of it, except where expressly agreed.
You are solely responsible to ensure that Your User Content, and Our use of it according to these Terms, will not infringe any third parties' intellectual property rights. We do not and cannot review all User Content and We accept no liability whatsoever for Your User Content. We have the right, but not an obligation, to delete, remove, or edit Your User Content, which We, at Our sole discretion, deem to: (a) violate these Terms; (b) violate intellectual property rights; or (c) be abusive, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise unacceptable.
9. Policy on Points-Based Incentive Programs
If You respond to and successfully complete a Survey You may earn points in Our incentive program. You do not have to purchase anything in order to receive points. The points You have earned are personal and You cannot transfer them to anybody else. Your points will be valid and redeemable for a period of [twenty four (24)] months after the latest completed survey. Any points or incentives not redeemed by You may be revoked by Us.
At the beginning of a Survey You will receive information about the number of points that You may earn. We do not accept to be liable or responsible in any manner for tax consequences or duties that may occur as a result of points or incentives issued or redeemed. If You breach the Terms You may lose all the points or incentives which You have earned. We do not accept any liability to You in relation to the points You have earned.
10. Profile Updates
Panel Members agree to promptly notify Us of any changes in or to information contained in their member profile. Panel Members agree to review and update, as necessary, membership profiles no less frequently than once every twelve (12) months. A Panel Member may update, correct, and/or delete information contained in his or her membership profiles by: (a) accessing his or her Panel membership account; or (b) sending an email to the appropriate Panel Member services team for the relevant Panel.
11. Opt-Out Policy
Panel Members may opt-out from using any or all Services (including, without limitation, from receiving Survey invitations, newsletters or communications) at any time by: (a) following the unsubscribe procedures described on the relevant Panel Site or related sites or contained in an email received from Us; or (b) by sending an email to Our Panel Member services team.
We shall use reasonable efforts to read and respond to each email request within a reasonable period of time after receipt. Upon termination of Services, a Panel Member's contact information will be removed from all communication or contact lists relating to the terminated Service(s). Please note that it may take a few days to complete the removal and during such time, You may receive messages from Us which were created or compiled prior to Your opt-out.
In connection with Your use of the Service, You may be able to link or connect to a Third Party Website. Please note that We do not endorse any Third Party Website or products, services, and/or opportunities advertised, offered, through or in connection with such Third Party Website. Please review all policies and terms applicable to such Third Party Websites carefully.
13. Communications with Us
All communications (excluding personal information) and User Content submitted or transmitted by You to Us, by electronic mail or otherwise, or otherwise collected by Us, will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary information of Yours, unless You specifically indicate otherwise either prior to, or contemporaneously with, Your submission of or permission to Us to collect such communications and User Content. You agree that any such communications and User Content may be used by Us at Our own discretion.
You expressly agree that Your participation in a Survey and use of the Service and browsing of Our site, a Survey Site, a Panel Site or a Partner Site is at Your sole risk and responsibility. To the fullest extent permitted by law, We, Our Clients, Survey Owners, Panel Owners, Partners, or other third parties, and Our and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, third-party content providers and licensors, do not make any warranties, express, implied or statutory, including those of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, that participation in a Survey or the use of the Service, Our site, a Survey Site, a Panel Site, or a Partner Site will be uninterrupted or error free. To the fullest extent permitted by law, We, Our Clients, Survey Owners, Panel Owners, Partners, or other third parties, and Our and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, third-party content providers and licensors, do not make any warranties, express, implied or statutory, including those of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, to the accuracy, reliability, or content of any information, or services provided through a Survey or Our site, a Survey Site, a Panel Site, or a Partner Site, other than as expressly set out in these Terms.
16. Limitation of Liability
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE, SURVEY OWNERS, PANEL OWNERS OR PARTNERS, THIRD PARTIES, OR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, CONTRACTORS, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNEES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU IN ANY RESPECT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, FOR ANY MATTER RELATED TO THESE TERMS, THE SERVICE, OUR SITE, A SURVEY, A PANEL SITE, A PARTNER SITE OR FOR ANY SUBMISSIONS YOU MAKE, OR FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, RELIANCE, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF EXPECTED SAVINGS, OR ANY OTHER NON-DIRECT DAMAGES, WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE LIKELIHOOD OR POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
The limitation of liability and the disclaimer in these Terms shall apply regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, warranty, delict, quasi-delict, strict liability, negligence or other tort and shall survive a fundamental breach or breaches or the failure of the essential purpose of contract or the failure of an exclusive remedy.
You agree to fully and effectively indemnify, defend, and hold Us, Survey Owners, Panel Owners, and Partners, and other related third parties, including directors, officers, shareholders, employees, representatives, contractors, affiliates, successors or assignees, harmless from and against any and all damages, expenses, liabilities and losses of any kind, including legal fees, arising, whether directly or indirectly, from any breach caused by You of the Terms.
We hereby reserve the right, in Our sole discretion, to make changes to these Terms. We encourage You to review these Terms on an ongoing basis and We will notify You of changes to these Terms. Your continuous use of the Service or access to a Survey will constitute an acceptance of amendments to the Terms.
19. Compliance with Applicable Law
You acknowledge and agree that You shall at all times comply with Applicable Law when You use the Service and respond to a Survey.
20. Suspension, Termination and De-Activation
In addition to any and all other available remedies, We may, without notice, suspend and/or terminate Your use of and access to the Service, or Your membership with a Panel, if You are in breach of the Terms or in the event that You use the Service in an unlawful manner or otherwise act in a manner that is, at Our sole discretion, unacceptable to Us, a Panel Owner, a Survey Owner and/or a Partner. If We terminate Your right to use the Service and/or if Your Panel membership is terminated: (a) You forfeit all rights, title, and interest in and/or to all unredeemed rewards, incentives, and/or prizes, effective upon termination; (b) Your Panel membership will immediately be canceled; (c) Your access to and use of the Service will immediately cease; and (d) You will not be allowed to participate in any future Surveys offered through the Service.
Furthermore, We reserve the right to de-activate Your Panel membership account: (a) if You are no longer an Active Panelist; (b) if We receive a hard bounce or delivery failure notice in Our email communication with Your email account; or (c) if We receive a “mailbox full” reply notice three (3) times in Our email communication to Your email account.
In the event of a deactivation, termination by You, or termination by Us You forfeit any incentives that You have earned.
21. Severability and Assignment
If, for any reason whatsoever, any term or provision of these Terms is deemed to be void or unenforceable, such term or provision shall be deemed to be severable from the remainder of these Terms, and the remainder of these Terms shall be construed and interpreted without reference to the unenforceable term.
You may not assign these Terms without Our prior written consent, which may be withheld at Our sole discretion. You agree that We may assign these Terms at any time to anyone.
22. Governing Law, Jurisdiction and Legal Venue
Any disputes arising out of or in connection with these Terms, including any questions regarding its existence, validity or termination, shall be referred to Stockholm county court (Sw. Stockholms tingsrätt) and governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Sweden, without regard to any choice of law principles (whether those of Sweden or any other jurisdiction) that might provide for an application of a different jurisdiction’s laws.