Terms & Conditions
The following terms and conditions (these "Terms and Conditions") contain important information regarding the sponge it Points Program (the "Program") for the sponge it Consumer Panel (“sponge it”). Please read them carefully. These Terms and Conditions are a binding agreement between you and sponge it. They govern your use of and participation in the Program.
sponge it reserves the right to modify these Terms and Conditions, so it is important to check them periodically. Continued use of the Site and participation in the Program is considered acceptance of these Terms and Conditions posted to the Site and any modified terms included therein.
sponge it Points (“sponge it Points”) are the currency used when a Panelist (as defined below) completes certainsponge it Points earning activities as described herein. You acknowledge that sponge it is under no obligation to provide a particular number of opportunities for you to earn sponge it Points. You acknowledge that you are solely responsible for the equipment and Internet access required to connect to the Site and the Program.
1. panelist registration requirements
Before being able to participate in the Program, you must register as a panelist of the sponge it Consumer Panel (a “Panelist”) by providing sponge it with accurate, complete and updated registration information as required by the Panelist registration form. A panelist may not (i) activate or use more than one Panelist account; (ii) use a name subject to rights of another person without authorization from that person; (iii) use a false or misleading name, address, or email address to activate or use a Panelist account; or (iv) present or supply false or misleading information to any entity involved in the Program.
The Program is open only to legal residents of the Ireland (including Northern Ireland) who are Panelists.
Each Panelist is limited to one account.
Panelists must keep all registration information current at all times. Panelists may update their registration information by visiting the Profile section of their account and entering the information requested. An account cannot be used or accessed by multiple persons. Any duplicate accounts are subject to cancellation, and all Points accumulated will be forfeited.
2. panelist termination
You understand and agree that your membership in the Program is subject to and conditioned upon the following:
· Your continued adherence to these Terms and Conditions and the terms and conditions contained in the User Terms and Conditions and any future modifications thereto. Failure to follow these Terms and Conditions and/or the User Terms and Conditions constitute grounds for immediate termination of your membership in the sponge it Panel, without further notice, at sponge it’s sole discretion. Termination of your membership will result in cancellation of all accumulated sponge it Points and all rights of access and use granted to Panelists. In addition, Panelists whose accounts have been terminated may not access the Program or the Member section of Site, in any manner or for any reason.
· sponge it may, in its sole discretion, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Program and/or the Site at any time, including the availability of any service feature, links, sponsor, database, or site content without notice, including, without limitation, should events beyond sponge it’s control occur, such as: computer equipment or electronic data transmission failure, strikes, civil disturbances, acts of nature, terrorism or war.sponge it may cancel the Program at any time. sponge it may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict any Panelist’s access to parts or all of the Program and Site without notice or liability.
· The Program and the Site may be interrupted from time to time, and may not always be virus or error-free.
· sponge it reserves the right to periodically monitor Panelist’s use of the Program and the Site and may request at any time that a Panelist provide proof in order to verify the accuracy of the account information provided by the Panelist at the time of registration or anytime thereafter.
· The right of sponge it, in its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel, at any time and for any or no reason, a Panelist’s membership in and access to the Program or the Site.
Panelists may terminate their membership at any time by sending an email with the subject line "remove me" to firstname.lastname@example.org
sponge it may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend any Panelist’s access to all or part of the Program and the Site including the cancellation of some or all of the Panelist’s accumulated sponge it Points for any or no reason, including, without limitation, breach of these Terms and Conditions or the User Terms and Conditions, or taking actions that are inconsistent with the intent of these Terms and Conditions. sponge it shall be the sole determiner in cases of suspected abuse, fraud, or breach of these Terms and Conditions or intent of these Terms and Conditions. Any decision sponge it makes relating to termination or suspension of any Panelist’s account (including the cancellation of sponge it Points) shall be final and binding.
sponge it may also terminate any Panelist’s account in its sole discretion if a Panelist has been inactive for a period of twelve (12) months. A Panelist will be defined as inactive based upon Panelist’s lack of sponge it Points accrual or redemption. When a Panelist’s account has been terminated, all sponge it Points earned shall be forfeited.
3. accumulation of sponge it points
Once you have become a Panelist, you can begin earning sponge it Points by undertaking various online activities. The activities that will allow you to earn sponge it Points may change from time to time, in sponge it’s sole discretion, and will be set forth either in these Terms and Conditions or on the Site. The current activities that will allow you to earn sponge it Points are as follows:
· Online Surveys: Panelists may earn sponge it Points by completing surveys and/or online market research activities (collectively, "Surveys")
· A Panelist may earn sponge it Points by performing other activities on the Site which will be indicated within these Terms and Conditions or explained elsewhere on the Site from time to time.
sponge it reserves the right to suspend, terminate, revalue or modify, without liability, or notice to Panelists, all or part of the sponge it Points value structure and offers. sponge it reserves the right to adjudicate all sponge itPoints discrepancies in its sole discretion, and the Panelists agree to abide with any such adjudication. sponge itreserves the right to change point awards or other incentives within the recruitment for a study. In the event the program is terminated, panelists will be notified and given two (2) months in which to redeem their points.
sponge it Points will be posted to a Panelist’s account balance no later than thirty (30) days of Survey, and will be available for redemption as soon as they are posted to Panelist’s account. sponge it takes reasonable care to ensure sponge it Points are accurately deposited in Panelists’ accounts, however, Panelists are responsible for ensuring that their sponge it Points are properly deposited, and sponge it shall not be held liable for any errors regarding sponge it Points.
Rules governing the method for earning sponge it Points when a Panelist participates in special promotions are subject to the specific terms and conditions of the particular promotion, as specified in the terms and conditions for any such promotion.
4. sponge it point activities and values
Panelists shall receive points as follows:
· Up to 100 sponge it Points per completed survey and/or market research activity, up to an aggregate maximum of 500 points for completing surveys/market research activities;
Panelists may redeem sponge it Points for cash, gift certificates, or select merchandise as described on the Site (collectively, "Panelists can view their total number of sponge it Points online by visiting the Members page of the site. The Members page is restricted to Panelists, and Panelists must enter their email address and password in order to view the Members page.
sponge it Points expire after one year (Panelists must use the points within one years).
sponge it may change or remove any of the sponge it Points earning activities currently recognized, at any time, with or without notice to Panelists. The sponge it Points that Panelists earn are not considered to be property and, as such, one cannot sell, transfer, or assign their sponge it Points to any other person, under any circumstances, without sponge it’s written permission.
5. sponge it points redemption
Panelists can redeem sponge it Points at any time. All sponge it Points must be redeemed online.
· To redeem sponge it Points, Panelists must visit their Members page. The value of a selected reward cannot exceed the number of sponge it Points in the Panelist’s account. Selecting a reward of lesser value is permitted, and any unused sponge it Points will remain in the Panelist’s account for future use.
sponge it reserves the right to change merchandise and gift certificate offers on its website at its discretion and without notifying Panelists.
You will not be able to redeem sponge it Points for a Reward or to participate in an activity or promotion if you have insufficient sponge it Points for such Reward or activity.
Any items received as a result of redemption of sponge it Points may not be exchanged, returned or redeemed for cash value (if Reward is a gift certificate or merchandise).
sponge it Points are non-negotiable and may only be redeemed through sponge it in exchange for Rewards. Once a Panelist redeems Sponge Points, the appropriate number of sponge it Points will be deducted from the Panelist’s account. Any sponge it Points that are not redeemed within one (1) year after such sponge it Points were posted to Panelist’s account will expire and no longer be valid. sponge it reserves the right to modify at any time the number of sponge it Points required to redeem any item or to participate in any activity.
Panelists may not transfer or assign to any other person or permit anyone to make use of their membership in the Program, accumulated Points, privileges or access to the Site.
Other sponge it Point redemption methods may be added or substituted in the future in sponge it’s sole discretion.
Panelists are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their password. sponge it has no control over the Internet and cannot prevent the interception of messages by unauthorized parties or guarantee that such unauthorized parties may not be able to decrypt encrypted messages. Accordingly, under no circumstances willsponge it be responsible for any loss or damage incurred by any Panelist as the result of unauthorized interception or decryption of information transmitted to or by sponge it. Panelists must immediately notify sponge it of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of a Panelist’s account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of Panelist’s password.
Each Panelist is responsible for all usage or activity on their account, including use of the account by any third party (which is prohibited), whether or not such use is authorized by Panelist or the result of Panelist authorizing a third party to use Panelist’s username and password.
Each Panelist agrees not to abuse the Program by conduct which is detrimental to the interests of sponge it, including without limitation attempting to accumulate sponge it Points or redeem sponge it Points in a manner that is in breach of or inconsistent with these Terms and Conditions. Without limiting the foregoing, Panelists shall not: (a) activate or use more than one account; (b) use an automated system, device or program or other similar method to accumulate sponge it Points; (c) manipulate or interfere with the Program or any affiliated program in any way to wrongly accumulate or redeem sponge it Points; (d) present false or misleading information to sponge it; (e) use or redeem sponge it Points which are obtained in violation of these Terms and Condition or which are erroneously credited to a Panelist’s account; or (f) assist another individual or entity in conducting fraudulent, abusive, manipulative or illegal activity. Any Panelist suspected of engaging in any fraudulent, abusive, manipulative or illegal activity may have their account terminated and all sponge it Points cancelled in sponge it’s sole discretion, and the Panelist may be referred to appropriate law enforcement agencies if such action is deemed warranted by sponge it.
Panelists must not do any of the following: (a) restrict or inhibit any other Panelist from enjoying the Program or the Site; (b) send messages that contain viruses, worms or any other destructive element; (c) send messages that are libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful; or (d) interfere with or infringe the copyrights, trademarks, service marks, logos or confidential information of others.
Panelists may only access those portions of the Site specifically made available to Panelists and under no circumstances are Panelists permitted to use or attempt to use the Site or any portion thereof to violate its security or the security of systems accessible through it.
The Program, merchandise, services, Rewards, offers and activities are void where prohibited by law.
Merchandise pictured on the Site may not necessarily reflect exact colors or models of actual rewards due to printing variations and/or manufacturer’s updates.
Information about products, services and/or activities on the Site is accurate to the very best of sponge it’s knowledge. sponge it is not responsible for errors and/or omissions with respect to such information
Determination of any tax liability related to accumulation and redemption of sponge it Points is solely the responsibility of the Panelist.
sponge it is not responsible for unavailable network connections; failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions; online failures; hardware, software or other technical malfunctions or disturbances; or any other communications failures or circumstances affecting, disrupting or corrupting the Rewards Program in any manner including without limitation, receipt of redemption requests, Panelists ability to participate in the Rewards Program. sponge it is also not responsible for any damage to any Panelist’s computer occasioned by participation in the Rewards Program or downloading of any information necessary to participate in the Rewards Program.
All Panelists agree to release sponge it, its clients, and their respective advertising, promotional or judging agencies from any and all liability, claims or action of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection to the sponge it Points, their cash value, or merchandise redeemed with sponge it Points, including but not limited to receipt, ownership, use, misuse or malfunction of the prize.