This User Agreement (this “Agreement”) applies exclusively to your access to, and use of, the-Collaboratory’s website at
www.the-collaboratory.com (the “Site”) and the services provided
by the-Collaboratory and/or its related entities on the Site (the “Service”). The Site, the Service, and any other
services the-Collaboratory provides on the Site are referred to in this Agreement collectively as the “Services.”
Please read this Agreement carefully. the-Collaboratory is only willing to make the Services available to you if
you accept and abide by the terms of this Agreement. By accessing or using the Services, you enter into a binding
legal agreement between you and Gordon Innovation Group, consisting of this Agreement and all terms, policies, and
guidelines referenced in this Agreement. Furthermore, by accessing or using the Services you are declaring that you
are not a professional survey taker. If you do not agree with any provision of this Agreement, you should not access
or use the Services.
The Service allows persons who meet its eligibility requirements to register as a user member (the “Member”). Members may
participate in surveys and/or studies on the Site but are not guaranteed to qualify to participate in any particular
survey and/or study. In cases where the Member does not qualify to participate in a particular survey, the Member
may be redirected to another survey with a different reward amount, which may be lower or higher than the reward
amount indicated in the original survey. The Member may also be routed out of the survey and not given an opportunity
at another survey. Members in good standing may receive incentives such as a “Cash Reward” for completing surveys
and/or studies in accordance with this Agreement and with any other policies and guidelines for participation in
the Service that the-Collaboratory may make available from time to time. Members may also be contacted via e-mail
or other method provided by Member for prequalification of a study, or for solicitation of interest in other forms
of studies and surveys such as focus groups for example.
Cash Reward and Other Incentives
The Cash Reward or Other Incentive offered to a member for participation in a survey or study is only earned upon completion
of the requirement of that particular survey or study. Members will typically not be incentivized for participating
in prequalification questionnaires or if they fail to complete all requirements of a particular study. Mere
participation in the survey and/or study does not assure you to receive the full Cash Reward or incentive as indicated
Service Eligibility and Registration
The Service may be used only by persons 18 years of age or older or by persons between 14 and 17 years of age (a “Minor”)
with the permission and supervision of a parent or guardian 18 years of age or older (a “Guardian”). the-Collaboratory
relies upon Guardians to determine whether any surveys and/or study or other content made available through the Service
is appropriate for the viewing, access, download, or participation in by persons under 18 years of age. If you are
a Minor, you may not register for or use the Service without the permission and supervision of a Guardian. The Service
is not intended for the use of children under 14 years of age. Use of the Service is void where prohibited by State
law, Federal law, or another laws of the jurisdiction where Member may live or where the Member uses the Site.
By accessing or using the Service, you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements in this paragraph
and are fully able and competent to enter into, and abide by, the terms of this Agreement.
Fees for the Service
There is no fee to participate in the Service and/or study. the-Collaboratory may, in its sole discretion, elect to charge
fees for participating in the Service and/or study, or to use or access any other Services, at any time. If it does,
it will update this Agreement to reflect such fees.
Your ability to participate in the Services is expressly conditioned upon your compliance with this Agreement and with all
policies and guidelines applicable to the Services that the-Collaboratory may make available from time to time. In
the event of your noncompliance, fraud or other inappropriate activity (as determined by the-Collaboratory in its
sole discretion), the-Collaboratory may cancel or invalidate your accounts, registrations and Cash Reward, incentives,
deny redemption of your Cash Reward, or restrict, block, limit, and prevent your access to and use of the Services
and, further, all Cash Rewards, incentives and rewards shall be subject to forfeiture. Without limiting the generality
of the foregoing, the following requirements apply to your use of the Services:
Information and content made available to you in the Service may contain trade secrets or other confidential or proprietary
information of the-Collaboratory, its customers, suppliers or licensors. You must hold in strict confidence
and not disclose to any other person any information and content that you access or learn in connection with
your participation in any survey, project, questionnaire, or other market research activity related to the
Service. You must not use any such information or content for any purpose other than your participation in
the Service in accordance with this Agreement. You hereby agree to notify the-Collaboratory immediately if
you learn of or suspect any use or disclosure of, or access to, any such information or content other than
as specifically authorized in this Agreement.
You agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms
on the Services and/or study; (b) maintain the security of your password and login credentials; and (c) maintain
and promptly update the information you provide during registration, and any other information you provide
to the-Collaboratory, so as to keep it accurate, current and complete. Registration requires information
that includes without limitation your full legal name, your date of birth, the address of your primary residence,
your phone number and your working email address. If you receive the IRS minimum qualifying income during
a taxable year, you must submit tax identification information.
You may have only one active account at any time. Only one account per mailing address is allowed. Multiple accounts for
any person or mailing address are subject to termination and forfeiture of all Cash Rewards, incentives and
You must at all times comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and orders, and not cause the-Collaboratory to
violate any laws, rules, regulations, or orders, in the state of California and your place of residence.
You agree to participate in good faith and to the best of your ability in any market research activities in which you participate
in connection with the Service. You will not provide false or misleading data, including without limitation,
survey responses that are inconsistent with prior responses or statistically improbable.
If you communicate with the-Collaboratory personnel (“Personnel”), you agree to do so in a respectful and appropriate manner.
You shall not send, share or otherwise distribute to Personnel, Personnel affiliates or other users of the
Services and/or study any communications having obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, threatening, hateful
or illegal content.
You may provide information to the-Collaboratory in connection with your participation in market research or otherwise in
connection with the Service, including survey responses, ideas, feedback, or other information or content
(“User Content”). If you provide any User Content, unless the-Collaboratory expressly indicates otherwise,
you grant the-Collaboratory and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and
fully sub licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works
from, distribute, perform and display such User Content throughout the world in any media, without acknowledgement
or compensation to you. By providing any User Content, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful
right to provide it, and that it is accurate and complete. You must not provide any User Content that:
Copyright and Limited License
The Services and all content and other materials contained on or within the Services, including, without limitation, the
the-Collaboratory logo, and all information, content, designs, text, graphics, information, data, software,
other files, and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, the “Content”), are the proprietary
property of the-Collaboratory and/or its customers, suppliers and licensors. The Collaboratory will use all
available laws to enforce any improper use of its proprietary property.
If you comply with all the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the-Collaboratory grants you a limited, revocable, non-transferable,
and non-exclusive license to access and use the Services, solely for your personal, non-commercial purposes.
Except for those rights expressly granted in this Agreement, no other rights are granted, either express
or implied, to you under this Agreement. Unless explicitly stated in this Agreement, nothing in this Agreement
will be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication
or otherwise. This license is revocable at any time.
Any use of the Services or any Content other than as specifically authorized in this Agreement, without the prior written
permission of the-Collaboratory, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted in this section.
Unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws and regulations, including, without limitation, copyright
and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes, and the rights of the-Collaboratory
and of third parties.
the-Collaboratory, the-Collaboratory logos, the-Collaboratory mascot, website, and other designs and any other product or
service name or slogan contained in any Content or otherwise within the Services are trademarks of the-Collaboratory
and its suppliers or licensors, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the
prior written permission of the-Collaboratory or the applicable trademark holder. All other trademarks, registered
trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned in the Services or in any Content are the
property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information,
by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship
or recommendation thereof by the-Collaboratory.
Disclaimer of Warranties
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT, IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICES AND
ALL CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. THE-COLLABORATORY, ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS,
AND SUPPLIERS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS, AND EMPLOYEES (COLLECTIVELY, THE
“PROVIDERS”) EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
NEITHER THE-COLLABORATORY NOR ANY OTHER PROVIDERS WARRANT UNINTERRUPTED USE, OPERATION, OR AVAILABILITY OF
THE SERVICES OR ANY CONTENT, OR THAT ANY SUBMISSION OR TRANSACTION REQUEST YOU ATTEMPT USING THE SERVICES
WILL BE SUCCESSFUL, UNCORRUPTED, OR COMPLETED WITHIN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME. YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE
FOR ANY DELAY OR LOSS OF ANY KIND THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, THE SERVICES AND THE CONTENT.
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE-COLLABORATORY OR ANY OTHER PROVIDER
THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICES, WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY REGARDING THE SERVICES THAT IS NOT EXPRESSLY STATED
IN THIS AGREEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY PROHIBIT A DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS
THAT VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.
Limitation of Liability
NEITHER THE-COLLABORATORY NOR ANY OTHER PROVIDERS WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR
EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, OR OTHER
INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF THE-COLLABORATORY OR ANY OTHER PROVIDERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY
OF THESE DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF, OR YOUR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE, THE SERVICES
OR ANY CONTENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL
OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
THE MAXIMUM TOTAL LIABILITY OF THE-COLLABORATORY AND ALL OTHER PROVIDERS TO YOU FOR ALL CLAIMS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER
IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, IS THE GREATER OF (A) ANY AMOUNTS PAID BY THE-COLLABORATORY TO YOU UNDER
THIS AGREEMENT IN THE TWELVE MONTHS PRECEDING THE APPLICABLE CLAIM, AND (B) 100 UNITED STATES DOLLARS ($100
USD). EACH PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT THAT PROVIDES FOR A LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES,
OR EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES IS TO ALLOCATE THE RISKS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES. THIS ALLOCATION
IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN THE PARTIES. EACH OF THESE PROVISIONS IS SEVERABLE
AND INDEPENDENT OF ALL OTHER PROVISIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. THE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION WILL APPLY EVEN
IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
You will indemnify and hold harmless the-Collaboratory its affiliates, and related entities, and all other Providers from
and against any costs, damages, expenses, and liabilities (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’
fees) arising out of or related to any User Content, your use of the Services or any Content, your violation
of this Agreement, or your violation of any rights of a third party.
The Services may contain links or references to information, content, and services provided by third parties (collectively,
“Third-Party Content”) as a service to those interested in this information. the-Collaboratory does not monitor
or have any control over any Third-Party Content. the-Collaboratory does not endorse or adopt any Third-Party
Content and can make no guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness. the-Collaboratory undertakes no responsibility
to update or review any Third-Party Content, and does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any information
contained in any Third Party Content. You use any Third Party Content contained therein at your own risk
for information regarding the-Collaboratory’s collection, use, and disclosure of this information.
You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback, original or creative materials, or
other information or content provided by you to the-Collaboratory, to the extent it is not User Content,
will become the sole property of the-Collaboratory. the-Collaboratory will own exclusive rights, including
all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of such
information and content for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation
to you. Further, you hereby grant to the-Collaboratory a perpetual and irrevocable license to use such information
and content for any purpose.
You and the-Collaboratory are independent contractors for all purposes. No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer
or franchisor-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement or by your access to or use
of the Services.
Notwithstanding any term of this Agreement, the-Collaboratory reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion,
to discontinue or terminate any of the Services, to terminate your license to use the Services, to delete
any registrations or other accounts, to delete Cash Reward balance without redemption, and to restrict, block,
limit, and prevent your access to and use of the Services. Any termination or other action by the-Collaboratory
described in this paragraph will not limit any other remedies the-Collaboratory may have against you at law
Updates to this Agreement
the-Collaboratory may update this Agreement from time to time. When it does, it will revise the “last updated” date on this
Agreement. You are responsible for reviewing the most recent version of this Agreement frequently and for
remaining informed about any changes to it. By continuing to use the Services, you consent to any updates
to this Agreement.
General Legal Notices
By accessing or using the Services, you consent to receiving electronic communications from the-Collaboratory. These communications
may include notices about your account and information concerning or related to the Services. You agree that
any notices, agreements, disclosures, or other communications that the-Collaboratory sends to you electronically
will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including any requirement that communications be in writing.
the-Collaboratory’s failure to act in a particular circumstance does not waive its ability to act with respect to that circumstance
or similar circumstances. Any provision of this Agreement that is found to be invalid, unlawful, or unenforceable
will be severed from this Agreement, and the remaining provisions of this Agreement will continue to be in
full force and effect. The section headings and titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have
no legal or contractual effect. Any provisions in this Agreement that by their nature should survive the
termination of this Agreement (including, without limitation, provisions governing indemnification, limitations
on liability, disclaimers of warranty, and ownership of intellectual property) will continue to remain in
full force and effect after the termination of this Agreement.
This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of California, USA, excluding conflicts of law principles. Any controversy
or claim arising out of or relating to the Services or this Agreement must be commenced within one year after
the claim arose and will be settled by binding arbitration, other than small claims court matter, in accordance
with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim
will be arbitrated on an individual basis, and will not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim
or controversy of any other party. “ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS MEANS THAT YOU CANNOT BRING A CLAIM AS A CLASS
REPRESENTATIVE, PLAINTIFF AND/OR CLASS MEMBER IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED, OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION. CLASS ARBITRATIONS,
CLASS ACTIONS, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTIONS, AND CONSOLIDATION WITH OTHER ARBITRATIONS ARE EXPRESS PROHIBITED
AS PART OF THIS AGREEMENT. The arbitration will be conducted in Los Angeles, CA, and judgment on the
arbitration award may be entered into any court of competent jurisdiction. The award of the arbitrator will
be final and binding upon the parties without appeal or review except as permitted by California law. Either
party may seek any interim or preliminary injunctive relief from any court of competent jurisdiction, as
necessary to protect the party’s rights or property pending the completion of arbitration.
This Agreement, including all terms, policies, and guidelines referenced in this Agreement, is the entire agreement between
you and the-Collaboratory concerning the Services. This Agreement supersedes all prior agreements or communications
between you and the-Collaboratory regarding the subject matter of this Agreement.
If you wish to contact us regarding any questions or concerns about this Agreement or the Services, please email us at