Terms and conditions
Thank you for becoming part of the Opiner family - whether that's as a member of Opiner's own communities or as a member of one of our client communities.
Either way, you are a valued member of an elite group of brains that will help make the world better by sharing your thoughts, ideas and opinions.
As with any service of this type, we have a collection of legal documents to help protect you, us and our clients.
- The Opiner Platform Terms and Conditions
- Client specific Terms & Conditions (you'll see these when signing up to a specific Client Community)
By using this service, you are agreeing to these terms.
Before we begin there are some headlines to note
Unless otherwise stated video responses are owned by either Opiner or our Clients. In some cases, clients assign ownership to you and you allow the client to use them as stated in the relevant client specific terms and conditions.
Regardless of this, Opiner and its clients will NEVER sell your responses or personal details to third parties.
Every question will show how your video responses will be used:
Your responses can only be used for internal purposes. This includes pitching and showing clients' research
In addition, your responses may be shown at conferences where external people may see your response
In addition, your video responses may be used on websites and social media.
With all of these scenarios, you must remember that Opiner and its clients aren't responsible for the content of the responses you provide. You take full responsibility for what you say so please don't share anything that may breach confidentiality or any contracts you hold with including but not limited to employers, clients and agencies.
Please also don't share anything you may wish to commercialise yourself in the future – keep that gold to yourself!
If you wish to have any of your responses removed from the Opiner platform itself, we can do that for you without an issue. We simply hide them from view.
Removing from more public platforms is more difficult as we can only remove content from platforms we own. if you do need something taken down from an external site your content has been shared to, we can help, but we can't guarantee success. The bottom line is, if in doubt, opt-out of responding to a question.
- Our most important job is to not abuse your data and usage rights
- Your job is to be amazing without divulging information you could get into trouble for or want to keep private
- If you have any questions regarding any of our legal policies please contact email@example.com
What's in these terms?
These terms detail the rules for using https://opiner.app/ and Opiner's mobile apps (collectively, the Platform).
Who we are and how to contact us
Opiner.app is collectively, a website and mobile apps operated by Opiner Limited ("We"). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 12212651 and have our registered office at Unit 2, Beverley Court, 26 Elmtree Road, TEDDINGTON TW11 8ST. Our main trading address is Unit 2, Beverley Court, 26 Elmtree Road, TEDDINGTON TW11 8ST. We are registered as a data controller at the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) with registration number 12212651. We are an online customer survey company.
To contact us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
By using our platform, please accept these terms
If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our Platform.
We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.
There are other terms that may apply to you
We may make changes to these terms
We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our Platform, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. These terms were most recently updated on in July 2021.
We may make changes to our platform
We may update and change our Platform from time to time to reflect our users' needs and our business priorities.
We may suspend or withdraw our platform
We do not guarantee that our Platform, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our Platform for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.
We may transfer this agreement to someone else
We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the contract.
Information about registration and software
By registering with us, you confirm you are aged 16 years or above and are a permanent resident of the United Kingdom. You may only register once and creating a duplicate account is prohibited and we reserve the right to terminate all accounts we believe to be linked to one individual.
You confirm that all details provided are accurate at the time of registration and you agree to amend your registration if your details change. If your details are entered incorrectly, you agree to let us know at the earliest opportunity. By registering with us you agree that nothing will cause you to be an employee, worker, agent or partner of ours.
You will be fully responsible and indemnify us in respect of any liability arising from all employment or worker status related claims brought by you against us.
We may make certain software available to you (the "Software") to download and/or install in order to enhance your use of the Platform and participate in surveys. Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained is at your own discretion and risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that might result from the download of any such material.
The Software contains proprietary and confidential information and is protected by applicable intellectual propertcomplete or up to datey, copyright, and other laws and may only be used subject to the terms of any end user licence agreement which accompanies or is included with the Software. The copying, reproduction, modification, and creation of derivative works of the Software to any other server or location for further reproduction, redistribution, selling, loaning, leasing, renting is expressly prohibited unless expressly permitted. You may not reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the Software.
What happens after you have successfully registered with us?
Following your successful registration with us, you agree to receive emails and invitations from us containing research opportunities which include but are not limited to mystery shopping, product testing, surveys and focus groups.
Please let us know about any changes to data you have provided us with at the earliest opportunity. We reserve the right to terminate your membership with us without reason or notice at our sole discretion.
If you do not respond to any question invitations sent to you by us within a three-month period, you may be asked via email whether you wish to continue being a member of Opiner. If you respond with YES, your account will remain active. If you respond with NO, your account will be archived. If you do not respond to any of these three emails, your account may be removed.
Unless otherwise stated in any Client Specific Terms and Conditions, when you answer a question for us, we will own all intellectual property rights in the completed survey in whatever format you have completed the survey throughout the world (“Survey Response”) and this agreement shall serve as a present and immediate assignment by you to us of any and all rights as may be acquired or vest in you in relation to the Survey Response. We will be entitled to use and allow our clients to use the Survey Response for a limited period of time for internal workshops, presentations, closed conference and pitches. However, we will not authorise our clients to us the Survey Responses for marketing purposes or general dissemination to the public unless otherwise requested.
What you earn
Standard payments and rewards are detailed in each client's terms and conditions.
Third party partnerships
We may receive payments or rewards for promoting advertisers directly or indirectly. We will only accept this if in our opinion it is not detrimental to you or compromise your rights. We will only promote offers to you where we have your consent to do so (i.e. you have registered as a member to receive research opportunities). We will never, ever sell your data to third parties.
You must keep your account details safe
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at email@example.com.
How you may use material on our platform
Unless otherwise clearly stated through any Client Specific Terms and Conditions or other method, we are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our Platform for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our Platform.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our Platform must always be acknowledged. You must not use any part of the content on our Platform for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
Do not rely on information on this platform
The content on our Platform is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our Platform.
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our Platform, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our Platform is accurate, complete or up to date.
We are not responsible for websites we link to
Where our Platform contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.
User-generated content is not approved by us
The Platform may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the Platform. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our Platform do not represent our views or values.
Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you
Unauthorised use of this Platform or our email service may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence. All liability for loss or damage caused by the use of the content of our Platform or emails is excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. Nothing in these terms and conditions are intended to exclude liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees or agents.
Wow we may use your personal information
Uploading content to our platform
Whenever you complete a survey or otherwise upload content to our Platform you warrant that any such contribution or content you upload to our Platform will be considered non-confidential, non-proprietary and does not infringe the rights of any third parties. You grant us and other users of our Platform a licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties.
We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our Platform constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy. We have the right to remove any content on our Platform.
We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them
We do not guarantee that our Platform will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our Platform. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our Platform by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Platform, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Platform.
You must not attack our Platform via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Platform will cease immediately.
Rules about linking to our platform
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link to our Platform in any website that is not owned by you.
Our Platform must not be framed on any other Platform, nor may you create a link to any part of our Platform other than the home page. If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our Platform other than that set out above, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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