TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
We take time to blind all our products with black tape to ensure that the brand is hidden to enable you to test the product performance only and not swayed by the brand. As tempting as it may be, we ask that you do not remove the black tape until after you have completed your survey to prevent bias. Each product is accompanied with a tester letter that will have all the information you need for instructions of use and ingredients list.
At the Hearst Institute, we pride ourselves in ensuring our tests are unbiased and independent resulting in endorsement for products that pass our consumer Quality Assessment tests. For consumers, our independent endorsement signifies a product has been tried, tested and trusted by the experts and does what it’s meant to - as all products are tested from your point of view.
We ask that our specific tests or any confidential information about the brand are not posted on social media until the results of the test are published by Hearst UK and products should not be sold on any platform (including but not limited to: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Blogs).
If we notice that any of the above points have not been complied to or notice any unfair activity (such as applying to be in the panel/participating in tests by using multiple account names or email addresses), we reserve the right to remove you from the panel without any notice.
We work hard to ensure we have a diverse panel of testers to reflect all our consumers and we reserve the right to remove testers at any point in time.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
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1. To the best of your knowledge, the Survey represents your own original work.
2. QuestionPro establishes a confidential relationship, treat the analysed data (or any related materials) as secret or confidential.
3. You understand that QuestionPro has no obligation, either express or implied, to develop or use your survey and that no compensation is due to you or anyone else for any inadvertent or intentional use of that survey.
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MODIFICATIONS TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS
QuestionPro can revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by modifying or updating this posting, except where other notice or consent is required by law. Your use of this Site on or after the effective date of any such modification or update will constitute your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions as modified and/or updated. These Terms and Conditions were last revised on March 19, 2009.