Last Updated: November 1, 2023
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The Services are available to individuals who are eighteen (18) years and older and who have not been suspended or removed by Brightside for any reason.
You may use the Services only for your own noncommercial personal use and in compliance with these Terms. You are responsible for your own communications, including the transmission, uploading, or posting of information in connection with your Panel membership, and are responsible for the consequences of such communications.
We grant you a personal, limited, revocable, non-transferable, non-exclusive license to access and use the Services. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion and without notice to you, to change, suspend, add to, or discontinue any aspect of the Services, and we will not be liable to you or to any third party for doing so. Your continued use of the Services will constitute your acceptance of any such changes.
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You also agree that additional terms and conditions may apply to specific research opportunities or specific uses of certain portions of the Services (“Additional Terms”). Such Additional Terms, if any, are made part of these Terms by reference. If there is a conflict between these Terms and the Additional Terms, the Additional Terms shall control.
By signing up to join the Panel you represent and warrant that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age, and all information you provide to us is and shall at all times remain accurate. You agree to notify Brightside promptly of any changes in or to the information contained in your account profile.
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During the course of your participation in research, confidential information may be shared with you as part of the study materials, including without limitation non-public information about our clients’ products and services (“Confidential Information”). By joining our Panel or participating in research, you acknowledge and agree that all ideas and concepts discussed in any of our market research studies are considered Confidential Information.
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We may be required by applicable laws to follow-up with you if you adverse event, as defined under applicable law, during your participation in a market research study. You may have the right to refuse to provide additional details regarding an adverse event, but please be advised that we may still be required to report such adverse events in accordance with applicable law.
If you complete a market research study with Brightside that includes a financial incentive, you acknowledge and agree that the compensation, together with the benefits you derive from participating in research, constitutes fair consideration for your participation. You acknowledge and agree that you will not be compensated unless the applicable study is completed, and that whether a study is actually completed will be decided in our sole discretion.
In the event you are found to have submitted inaccurate or illogical information or answers as part of a study that includes a financial incentive, we reserve the right, without limitation, to withhold or cancel any or all incentives outstanding to you.
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