The Panel Station is a unit of Borderless Access Panels Pvt. Ltd., the defining provider of online panel services, through the website www.thepanelstation.com. Borderless Access is a subsidiary company of Cross-Tab Marketing Services Pvt. Ltd. This website (the "Site") is maintained by Borderless Access Panels Pvt. Ltd.
By participating in The Panel Station you undertake to respect these general user conditions set by the firm Borderless Access Panels Pvt. Ltd., which it shall be free to modify at any time. Consequently, it is recommended that you refer to the latest version of the Terms & Conditions regularly, which are available on the site at all times.
Without exception, when joining this Service by clicking on the tick box at registration, you agree to accept these general conditions beforehand, the purpose of which is to define the terms under which you benefit from the Service.
Your joining the Service and your active participation in our site is subject to adhering to these general conditions.
IF YOU OBJECT TO ANY OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR ANY SUBSEQUENT MODIFICATIONS THERETO, YOUR ONLY RECOURSE IS TO IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE PARTICIPATION IN THE PANELSTATION AND TO TERMINATE YOUR MEMBERSHIP.
Borderless Access Panels Pvt. Ltd reserves the right to modify or discontinue The Panel Station program with or without notice to you.
1. Use of this Website and the Contract Between Us
1.1 In this Agreement the terms “you” and “the member” mean the individual completing the registration process to become a member of The Panel Station program.
1.2 You agree to only use this website in accordance with this Agreement and all applicable laws.
1.3 The offer by Borderless Access Panel Pvt. Ltd. to take part in surveys and research sent by The Panel Station and your acceptance of that offer by providing the information that we request, brings into existence a legally binding contract between us.
1.4 Once you have submitted your answers to our joining questionnaire you become a member of The Panel Station program.
1.5 This Agreement is a contract for the provision of services and nothing in this Agreement shall create or be deemed to create a legal partnership or the relationship of agent and principal or the relationship of employer and employee between the you and the Company.
2. Rules of The Panel Station Sign-Up Sweepstakes
The Panel Station Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) offers entrants the chance to win a prize by signing up on The Panel Station. The details of the prizes and how to enter the Sweepstakes are set forth in these Official Rules. The participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Terms and Conditions.
2.1 Eligibility: This contest is open only to legal residents of India, Brazil, Russia, China, Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Indonesia, Poland, South Korea, Turkey, Philippines and Taiwan. The contest is open to individuals who are 15 years of age or older unless otherwise specified in the invitation. To be entered into the contest, you must either complete the registration process, designated survey or complete up to the point of termination, depending on the qualification requirements of the survey, or complete the designated profile questionnaire (personal interest survey) or screener survey or redeem the required Points under The Panel Station. You must receive the confirmation mail to be the eligible member for drawing. Only one winner will be accepted per household. In the event that a winner is under the age of eighteen (18), the prize will be awarded in the name of the winner's parent or legal guardian. Completion and eligibility are determined solely by The Panel Station. Borderless Access employees, family members of Borderless Access employees, and Borderless Access's suppliers, clients, distributors and/or sales agents, affiliates or subsidiaries, promotion and advertising agencies are not eligible to win. No purchase necessary to participate in the contest. This contest is void where prohibited.
2.2. Sweepstakes Period: There are four (4) sweepstakes periods operated on an annual basis.
2.3. How To Enter and Win: The entrant can register for The Panel Station by clicking on the Banner Ad OR clicking the URL in the Mail Survey. Entrants will be asked to answer basic profiling questions. To be eligible for the prize drawing, online registration and activation of account is necessary.
After successfully joining The Panel Station, the entrant (“henceforth known as the member”) will be automatically entered in the quarterly drawing from the day the membership is confirmed.
The Sponsor will not verify receipt of entries. The Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, non-delivered, misdirected, illegible entries; or for any computer, cable, network, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions or failures, garbled or jumbled transmissions, or service provider/Internet /web site/ use net accessibility or availability, traffic congestion or unauthorized human intervention; or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information, or the failure to capture any such information.
Every panellist can earn points on answering surveys. The points can be redeemed for gift vouchers or can be donated to charity. The redemption milestone starts at 2000 points.
REDEMPTION MILESTONES IN THE PANEL STATION:
You will receive your opted redemption within 6- 8 weeks from the date of redemption.
2.4 Winner Selection: Winners are determined by the "Computerized Automated Random Draw System" (CARDS), programmed to draw winner on a quarterly basis. The odds of winning are determined by the number of eligible panel joinees for that particular quarter. No prize transfer or cash redemption permitted. Prize-winners will be notified by e-mail within seven (7) business days of the drawing. In order to claim his/her prize, the potential winners must, except where prohibited, return to Sponsor, within fourteen (14) days of being notified, a copy of the confirmation email received after entry in the winning Sweepstakes as well as a recent photograph. If a potential winner cannot be contacted within seven (7) days after the first attempt to contact him/her or if he/she fails to return the confirmation email within the required time period, an alternate panel member will be selected in his/her place at random from among all other eligible panel joinees. Each Eligible Entrant must comply with all terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules. The entrant's name and address on the identification must match exactly with the information provided in the Sweepstakes entry.
2.5 Elimination: Any false information provided within the context of the Sweepstakes by any entrant concerning identity, postal address, telephone number, ownership of right or noncompliance with these rules or the like may result in the disqualification of the entrant from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any Entry that it believes in its sole and unfettered discretion infringes upon or violates the rights of any third party or otherwise does not comply with these Official Rules.
ALL TAXES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.
2.8. Winners List: For a list of prize winners after conclusion of any sweepstakes the member can write to the Sponsor.
Borderless Access Panels Pvt. Ltd.
468, 1st Floor, Koramangala, 6th Block
80 Feet Road
Bangalore- 560 095
3. Obligations of The Panel Station
3.1 The Panel Station shall:
3.1.1 consider your eligibility to take part in each of its surveys;
3.1.2 enter your name into its regular prize draw if you answer any qualifying questions;
3.1.3 inform you the amount that will be credited to your My Station Account if you correctly and completely answer the questions comprising a Panel Station survey (the Notified Amount);
3.1.4 credit the relevant Notified Amount to your Account each time you correctly and completely answer all of the questions in a survey; for the purposes of this Agreement The Panel Station will not consider questions to be “correctly” answered if an answer is confusing or meaningless;
3.1.5 transfer the amount in your Account into the form of reward points (These points can be redeemed for gift vouchers from specific companies/websites) within 6-8 weeks of your successfully completing a survey.; for the avoidance of doubt you will not be able to draw down the amount in your Account until the amount in your Account has reached 2000 reward points; and
3.2 There is no obligation on The Panel Station to select any panel member to answer survey questions. The members requested to take part in surveys depends on the requirements of the clients of The Panel Station and the random selection of those requested to take part from those that are eligible.
3.3 The Panel Station may sometimes contact you to ask you some short questions to see if you fit into a particular category. In such cases, The Panel Station shall not offer any payment for the answering of such questions.
3.4 The Panel Station reserves the right to:
3.4.1 offer a substitute reward of equivalent value to the payment method you have selected; and
3.4.2 change the value of the Nominated Amount in respect of answering survey and research questions.
3.5 The Panel Station does not credit your Account if you are in breach of Clauses 4.1.4 or 4.1.5 below.
3.6 Should The Panel Station establish that you are in breach of Clauses 4.1.4 or 4.1.5 below after crediting your Account, The Panel Station reserves the right to deduct from your Account any Nominated Amounts credited in respect of all relevant surveys.
3.7 The Panel Station shall not be obliged to make any payment to a member:
3.7.1 whose balance in their Account does not reach the minimum amount of Reward Points;
3.7.2 who does not respond to any survey requests within a twelve month period and whose balance has not reached the minimum level of the Reward Points; for the avoidance of doubt should you not respond to any survey requests in a twelve month period at the end of that twelve month period the balance of your Account will be cleared and reset at zero;
3.7.3 whose balance in their Account is under the minimum level of Reward Points at a time that the The Panel Station service is suspended or terminated by Borderless Access Panels Pvt. Ltd in accordance with Clause 4 below; or
3.7.4 who terminates their membership of The Panel Station prior to the balance of their Account reaching the minimum level of Reward Points.
4 Obligations of the member
4.1 The Member warrants:
4.1.1 that they are 15 years old or over;
4.1.2 that they are not Corporations or other business entities as they are not eligible to become Members.
4.1.2 that they are legal residents of India, Brazil, Russia, China, Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Indonesia, Turkey, Philippines, Poland, South Korea and Taiwan only.
4.1.3 that they shall not register with The Panel Station more than once;
4.1.4 that they will not attempt to answer a survey more than once, either by using more than one name or more than one email address to enter into a survey;
4.1.5 they will be honest in their approach to the research, for example they will not provide confusing or meaningless answers, randomly select answer options without reading the questions etc.
4.2 Borderless Access Panels Pvt. Ltd has no obligation in respect of any tax due on the Reward given to a member and the member shall be responsible for declaring any income received from Borderless Access Panels Pvt. Ltd under this Agreement.
4.3 The member is obliged to claim payment from The Panel Station via the procedures set out on the website.
5.1 Borderless Access Panels Pvt. Ltd may terminate this Agreement and your membership of the Panel Station:
5.1.1 immediately on written notice if you are in breach of this Agreement;
5.1.2 at any time by giving you 30 days’ notice by email; or
5.1.3 if you fail to take part in surveys in any twelve month period.
5.2 You can terminate this Agreement at any time by unsubscribing from The Panel Station, This can be done by email. The termination will take effect three business days after the receipt of your notice. The Panel Station contact details are available on the website.
6 Intellectual Property Rights
6.1 All copyright and other intellectual property rights in the materials on this website are owned by Borderless Access Panels Pvt. Ltd unless otherwise indicated. You may download, print or copy any material from this website that you wish, provided it is for your own personal, non-commercial use and you keep in place all original copyright notices or other intellectual property notices.
6.2 Subject to Clause 6.1 above, you may not copy, modify, alter, distribute, publish, sell or otherwise use any material on this website in whole or in part, unless you have obtained the prior written consent of Borderless Access Panels Pvt. Ltd.
7 Limitation on Liability
7.1 Borderless Access Panels Pvt. Ltd shall not be liable to you or to any other person or entity in any way, whether arising under contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, for damages of any kind arising from the use of this website, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental, punitive or consequential damages, lost revenue or profits, lost or damaged data or other commercial or economic loss, that result from your use of, or inability to use, this website.
7.2 If this limitation of liability provision shall be deemed unenforceable, either in whole or in part, then such parts as are unenforceable shall be deleted, the remaining parts shall remain in full force and effect and the liability of Borderless Access Panels Pvt. Ltd shall be limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.
7.3 Nothing in this Agreement shall exclude or limit the liability of Borderless Access Panels Pvt. Ltd for:
7.3.1 death or personal injury arising from its negligence; or
7.3.2 liability arising from fraud.
8 Disclaimer of Warranty
8.1 Separate terms and conditions may apply to certain products, services and materials available through this website. If this is the case this will be brought to your attention. Subject to this, no express or implied warranties of any kind are made in respect of this website or the products, services and materials available through it.
8.2 Borderless Access Panels Pvt. Ltd does not warrant that this website will operate uninterrupted or error/virus free or that the information on this website is accurate or complete.
9 Data Protection
10.1 From time to time we may add new features to the website and enhance the level of service that we offer to you. This may lead to changes in this Agreement. Any such changes will be notified to you by us updating this Agreement and your subsequent use of this website will be deemed to signify your acceptance to the changes.
11 Entire agreement
11.1 This Agreement supersedes all prior agreements, arrangements and understandings between the parties and constitutes the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof (save that neither party seeks to exclude liability for any fraudulent pre-contractual misrepresentation upon which the other party can be shown to have relied).
11.2 The Terms and Conditions hereby are for informative purposes only, in case of any issue or dispute, only the original Terms and Conditions in English shall prevail and be considered valid and binding.
12 Jurisdiction and Law
12.1 The parties irrevocably agree that the courts in India shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with this Agreement or the legal relationship established by them, and for those purposes irrevocably submit all disputes to the jurisdiction of the Indian courts.
This Agreement was last updated on: 5th December 2013.