Slice MR Panel Membership Agreement /
Terms of Participation
Effective Date: April, 3, 2023
Slice MR is a market research firm that provides quantitative data insights to its clients through research conducted through online, surveys administered to the Slice MR Panel (“Surveys”) on or through a secure service platform of Slice and client websites (the “Slice MR Platform”). By providing your details and completing your registration by consenting to this Agreement, you (“you”, also referred to as the “Member”) are agreeing to become a member of the Slice MR Panel in order to use the Slice MR Platform to complete Surveys and have your responses become a part of Slice MR’s market research.
2. PANEL MEMBERSHIP
Slice MR Panel membership is open to all individuals 16 years of age or older who presently reside in the United States, Canada, or the United Kingdom. By completing your registration, you represent and warrant that you meet this criteria. Members may only have one active account; multiple accounts are strictly prohibited.
B. Panel membership is Voluntary and Willfully Consented
Panel membership is voluntary and Member may terminate its membership at will at any time. There is no obligation or requirement to remain a member of Slice MR.
You may terminate your Panel membership at any time by logging into the Slice MR Dashboard and selecting the “Deactivate My Account” option. Any accrued rewards will be forfeited upon termination as stated herein.
C. Honest & Accurate Information
You agree to provide true and accurate information during the registration process, including a valid address, telephone number and postal code. If Member provides information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, inconsistent or incomplete; or if Slice MR has reasonable grounds to suspect such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current, inconsistent or incomplete, Slice MR has the right to immediately terminate your Panel membership and/or refuse any and all current or future access to or use of the Slice MR Platform and Member Dashboard, resulting in your immediate forfeiture of any accrued reward balance.
D. Changes in Personal & Other Information; Identity Verification
You agree to update your profile and account information with any changes in your account information including, but not limited to, valid mailing address, e-mail address, and demographic information, by updating such information through the Member Dashboard. Your failure to do so may result in the termination of your Panel membership, access to the Slice MR Platform and Member Dashboard, and forfeiture of any accrued reward balance.
Slice MR may, in its discretion, require you to verify your identity, age, or country of residence as part of its quality control efforts. Your access to the Slice MR Platform, including to request reward distributions, may be suspended during the verification process.
Slice MR accounts are limited to a single unique individual specified in the registration and profile data. Member is not permitted to transfer your username or related information to another individual, and cannot share or delegate Survey opportunities to a third party unless instructed to do so by Slice MR.
F. Opt Out Policy and Withdrawing Consent
Your Panel membership and participation in the Slice MR Platform is voluntary and contingent upon your explicit consent. There is no obligation or requirement on your part. To opt-out or withdraw your consent, you can log into the Slice MR Member Dashboard and select the “Delete my Account” option, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org and request your account be closed. Please note that we do not process partial or closing reward distributions and your accrued account rewards balance is forfeited upon termination of your Panel membership.
G. Rewards and Reward Distributions
As a Panel member, your participation in Surveys allow you to earn Slice Rewards. You will earn rewards for each Survey you fully complete, although the amount will vary depending on the length and nature of the Survey. The right to earn rewards is the only consideration or compensation you will receive for your participation in the Panel; and your right to convert such rewards into gift card distributions is limited as stated below. Rewards that are earned but not yet converted or convertible into gift card distributions will or may be forfeited as stated herein, and you understand and agree that you ultimately may not be compensated for all Surveys you complete.
Slice MR will track the amount of rewards you have accrued in your account, accessible to you through your Slice MR Member Dashboard. If Member reaches or exceeds a $20.00 balance in your account, you can request to be paid the monetary equivalent of your accrued rewards (and to have such amounts deducted from the remaining reward balance) by requesting that a gift card in that amount be issued to you while logged into your Member Dashboard. All rewards are in their respective currency depending on what country’s Panel you have joined, and cannot be bartered, sold or transferred. Reward distributions typically will be processed and the gift card issued and sent via e-mail to Member’s e-mail address on record within 3-7 days. Rewards accrued and shown in account balances below $20.00 are not redeemable for gift card distributions or other remuneration, and have no redeemable or convertible value.
Slice MR may require proof of identification to confirm Member’s identity before releasing the processed reward distributions. If Member fails to provide proof of identification, or otherwise has breached this Agreement, Slice MR reserves the right in its exclusive discretion to cancel or suspend Member’s Panel membership and / or to cancel any account balance, and Member agrees that Slice MR shall have no liability or obligation to Member under such circumstances.
3. MEMBER CONDUCT
A. Prohibited Uses; Zero Tolerance for Abuse or Fraud
As a Panel member, you acknowledge and agree to the following restrictions:
- You will not use scripted actions, spiders, robots, or other automation technologies to join our Panels or interact with the Slice MR Platform;
- You will not register for, access, or maintain more than one (1) unique account;
- You will not submit pornographic, threatening, libelous, racist, illegal or otherwise objectionable material or content while using the Slice MR Platform, participating in Surveys, or communicating with Slice MR staff;
- You will not take steps to mask, obscure or impersonate any person or entity while accessing the Slice MR Platform;
- You will not use another member’s account, or create an account with a false identity, and will not permit another person to use or access your account;
- You will not interfere with or disrupt networks connected to the Slice MR Platform;
- You will not use the Slice MR Platform to or send any materials related to Slice MR or your membership to persons under 18 years of age;
- You will not use Restricted Content in violation or breach of this Agreement;
- You will comply with all laws, rules and regulations regarding transmission of technical data exported from the United States.
You further agree to abide by and not abuse your benefits and privileges as a Panel member. Such prohibited abuses include, but are not limited to, attempts to: commit fraud on Slice MR or its clients; earn or redeem rewards in any manner which conflicts with the intent of these terms or conditions; tamper with the Slice MR Platform for the purpose of obtaining false rewards or distributions; utilize fraudulent invitation links; bypass or avoid verification of your account or profile information; or mislead, threaten, or coerce support staff to receive reward distributions.
B. Restricted Content; Confidentiality
As a Panel member, you may come in contact with or be asked to consider non-public, confidential, proprietary, or trade secret information or material provided by or related to Slice MR and/or our clients (collectively, “Restricted Content”). These materials may include but are not limited to copyrights, trademarks, patents, and the right to apply for registrations anywhere in the world. Restricted Content is the sole and exclusive property of Slice MR and its clients, and all intellectual property rights, titles and interests therein are expressly reserved to their owners.
All Restricted Content is strictly secret and confidential, and you may not modify, copy, distribute, reproduce, or reverse engineer Restricted Content without the explicit prior written consent of Slice MR.
Unauthorized use of Restricted Content is potentially subject to legal action if traced back to the offending party. You are hereby informed and acknowledge that Slice MR will fully cooperate with all third party requests for disclosures (including but not limited to the disclosure of your identity and profile information, if requested) related to claims that you have used Restricted Content in violation of these terms.
Regardless of whether such information is Restricted Content, Member agrees to protect the integrity and confidentiality of any information you view in your participation in any Survey. This includes, but is not limited to, your agreement not to copy or distribute or otherwise share with any other person or entity any graphics, video or other content associated with a Survey. Member also agrees not to forward any activity invitations to any third party.
C. Notification of Unauthorized Use
Slice MR agrees to maintain the confidentiality of your registered email, password and other associated profile information to prevent unauthorized use of your account. It is the Member’s responsibility to notify Slice MR of any improper uses of your account. Member alone is responsible for any loss of rewards, membership or other fraudulent activities associated with Member’s intentional or negligent sharing of or failure to protect the secrecy of your password.
A. Consequences of Failure to Comply
Your failure to comply with the terms of this Agreement, or any conduct that is detrimental to Slice MR or its reputation, may result in the termination of your Panel membership and account, and forfeiture of any earned rewards. Any actions seemed to be abusive or fraudulent will result in immediate termination of your Panel membership and account, forfeiture of any earned rewards points, and possible legal ramifications if CFAA or other regulations require such. Slice MR shall be the sole determiner in cases of suspected abuse, fraud, or other violation of this Agreement. Any decision made by Slice MR shall be final and binding.
B. Suspended and Inactive Accounts
Your account will be classified as “Suspended” in any of the following scenarios:
- You have not responded to multiple Survey invitations in a row,
- Your email is returned as undeliverable when you are sent invitations,
- You have marked invitations as spam or have selected that you want to unsubscribe,
- Your account is flagged and requires verification of your identity,
- You request the account be closed but not deleted.
Suspended accounts are disabled, but can be re-enabled at the request of Member once the above conditions have been resolved in a way satisfactory to Slice MR. No rewards may be earned or redeemed while your account is suspended.
C. Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability
YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ANY COST, DAMAGE, LOSS, LIABILITY OR EXPENSE RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OR EXPLOITATION OF YOUR panel MEMBERSHIP, THE SLICE MR PLATFORM, OR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN SURVEYS. THE slice mr PLATFORM IS SUPPLIED TO YOU “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, EACH OF SLICE MR AND ITS REPRESENTATIVES HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. EACH OF SLICE MR AND ITS REPRESENTATIVES MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SLICE MR PLATFORM WILL BE ERROR- OR BUG-FREE OR THAT ITS USE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR THAT YOU WILL ACHIEVE ANY PARTICULAR OR DESIRED RESULT BY USING IT.
If Slice MR terminates your account or Panel membership for any reason permitted by this Agreement or law, you are not entitled to any compensation for accrued rewards shown in your account at the time of such termination. Rewards that have not been converted by you to gift card distributions have no inherent value and are forfeited at the time of termination. You agree that you are not entitled to any monetary or other compensation and that Slice MR shall have no liability or obligation to Member under such circumstances.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Slice MR from and against any and all claims and all liabilities, assessments, losses, costs or damages resulting from or arising out of (i) your breach of this Agreement, (ii) your infringement or violation of any intellectual property, other rights or privacy of a third party, and (iii) misuse of the Slice MR Platform.
A. Agreement Changes
B. Conflicts/Post Termination
This Agreement shall neither exclude nor limit any of your mandatory rights as a consumer. If there is any conflict between this Agreement and any privacy notice, the provisions of this Agreement shall prevail. The provisions of this Agreement that are intended to survive termination shall remain valid after any termination.
C. Governing Law
THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, WITHOUT REGARD TO CONFLICTS OF LAWS PRINCIPLES. ALL PARTIES TO AND DISPUTES ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF THE STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS LOCATED IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
If any provision contained herein is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable. In any event, the remaining provisions shall be enforced.
E. Entire Agreement
This Agreement is the entire agreement between you and Slice MR with regard to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any and all prior communications with respect thereto.