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Terms & Conditions

1. INTRODUCTION
The following terms and conditions ("Agreement") govern your participation in the IndyViews panel (the "Panel") for Internet-based surveys set up by ResearchBods Online Limited, registered in England and Wales under company number 7642707 and having its registered offices at Whitehall Waterfront, 2 Riverside Way, Leeds, LS1 4EH ("we", "us", "our").
By registering as a member of the Panel and participating in our surveys, you agree to the follow terms and conditions.

2. PERSONAL DATA
2.1 When you register as a member of the Panel, we will ask you for some basic personal information about you (such as your email address, postcode, year of birth and gender). You may also be asked to provide other personal details from time to time such as your income, occupation, education and area of interest (collectively "personal data"). By participating in the Panel, you consent to us using your personal data in accordance with this Agreement.
2.2 You accept that we may choose to store your personal data in a database that is treated confidentially and in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998.
2.3 We may disclose your personal data to third party service providers who provide a service to us and who use the personal data on behalf of and only in accordance with our instructions.
2.4 The personal data will be stored and used:
 2.4.1 for undertaking research, surveys and analysis of topics of interest;
 2.4.2 to contact Panel members and keep them informed about their participation in the Panel;
 2.4.3 to evaluate which individuals should be approached to take part in surveys and sending out invitations to participate in surveys;
 2.4.4 to administer and improve the Panel website, surveys and participation in the Panel; and
 2.4.5 to diagnose technical problems with the Panel website, surveys and participation in Panel and/or maintaining security.
2.5 When you complete a survey, your answers will be anonymised and collected together with the answers given by other users. These results then may be published or disclosed to third parties. However, we will ensure that no data which could identify you will be released.
2.6 We will never sell your personal data.
2.7 You must ensure that all your personal data (including your email address) are kept up to date. If you want to change any personal data that we hold, you may request that inaccurate data about you is corrected, blocked or deleted by contacting us at info@indyviews.org.
2.8 All surveys will be conducted in accordance with MRS guidelines (see http://www.mrs.org.uk/standards/guidelines).

3. MEMBERSHIP
3.1 Requirements

  • You must reside permanently in the UK, unless otherwise stated by us when joining the Panel.
  • You will provide a personal email address and a confidential password when registering for the Panel. You must not disclose your password to anyone else and you must keep it safe. We will not be liable for any unauthorised use of your account.
  • You may only have one membership of the Panel.
  • If we identify a duplicate account for the same person, we may de-register the one of the accounts without notice.
  • Other members of your family are entitled to participate in the Panel but a survey can only be answered by one Member on a particular computer. Other members will not be able to use the same computer unless special rules apply for the particular survey.
  • We reserve the right to de-register your account without notice if: (i) you have not participated in any surveys for a period of 12 months or more; (ii) you do not meet our criteria for participation in the Panel; or (iii) you fail to comply with the terms of this Agreement or our rules and guidelines for participation in the Panel (as notified from time to time).
  • You agree to respond truthfully and carefully to all questions in the surveys that you participate in, and to always provide accurate information about your sex, age and any other background information that is requested.
  • If we determine that the answers you submit are inconsistent with the requirements of this Agreement, we may decide (in our discretion) not to pay you at all or to reduce the payment due for the relevant survey and for any other surveys. We may also decide to delete your account.

3.2 incentives

  • Prior to starting each survey, you will be informed about the ticket or amount of tickets that will be granted for completing that survey and how much time is likely to be required to complete that survey.
  • You will only be granted a ticket for surveys which are fully completed.
  • Tickets grant entries into monthly cash prize draws and may only be valid for the draw of the calendar month the survey was completed in.
  • Cash prizes will be allocated to members via a BACS transfer.
  • We may at any time change: (i) the amount of tickets granted for taking part in surveys; and (ii) the prize payment methods. Our right to make these changes will not reduce the value of any money that has already been earned by you before the changes are made.

4. TERMINATION
4.1 Either you or we may at any time terminate this Agreement and your membership of the Panel. We will provide reasonable notice of our intention to end your membership and will pay any earned money to you.
4.2 If you breach the requirements of this Agreement then we may terminate this Agreement immediately without notice and you will not be entitled to receive any money earned for taking part in the Panel that has not already been paid out.

5. LIABILITY
5.1 Membership of the Panel does not entitle you to participate in a minimum number of surveys.
5.2 To the extent permitted by law, our liability under this Agreement or in relation to your participation in the Panel is limited to losses suffered by you and shall not exceed the total amount paid to you by us in the last year.

5. MISCELLANEOUS
6.1 You grant us a royalty-free, perpetual, right to use all materials, including text and images, which you submit in surveys or through feedback or comments, including the right to copy, publish, modify and transfer such materials to others.
6.2 All pages, screens, information and other materials that we use for the Panel (the “Materials”) either belong to us or our licensors. Your right to use the Materials is personal to you and you are not allowed to give this right to another person or to sell, gift or transfer your membership to another person. You may temporarily copy, download, or store extracts of the Materials to allow you to take part in the Panel, but you must not alter any Materials. Your right to use the Materials does not prevent us from giving such Materials to any other person.
6.3 We have the right to transfer any and all rights under this Agreement to a third party.
6.4 If any part of this Agreement cannot be enforced then the remainder of the Agreement will still apply. If you do not comply with this Agreement and we do not take action immediately, this does not mean that we have given up any right to take action in the future.
6.5 We reserve the right to amend this Agreement upon prior reasonable notice to you. We shall notify you by email of any changes, and any such changes will also be posted on the Panel website. You should check this page for such changes frequently. Your continued use of the Panel website after such changes conclusively demonstrates your acceptance of those changes.
6.6 English law will apply to all disputes and the interpretation of this Agreement. The English courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising from or related to this Agreement.