BizRate Reward Program Terms & Conditions
The BizRate Rewards Program (the "Program") is offered at the sole discretion of Connexity, Inc. d/b/a BizRate ("Bizrate") to online shoppers and other individuals participating in surveys, providing ratings and/or responding to other BizRate requests as more fully described at http://www.bizraterewards.com. The Program provides varying levels of point rewards, redeemable for third party goods/services, based upon the successful completion of certain identified activities (each, a "Point Earning Activity") at the request of BizRate. The terms “you” and “your” throughout these terms and conditions refer to the owner of a Participant Account (defined below). This document provides the terms and conditions governing the Program (“Program Terms”) and your Participant Account (defined below).
By participating in the Program, including registration of a Participant Account, you accept these Program Terms which may change, in BizRate’s discretion. This means that BizRate has the right to terminate, change, limit, or otherwise amend the Program (including expire Points earned) at any time in its discretion, and expressly reserves the right to cancel the Program at any time. If a change occurs, your continued participation in the Program shall constitute your agreement to the changes.
We may automatically collect information about the computer, mobile device or other platform you are using (collectively, your “Equipment”). This includes the general or specific location of your Equipment through GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi signals or similar technology. We use this information to understand your interests, preferences and to permit us to provide you real-time information/offers. Before we collect or send location-specific information, it is our practice to ask for your consent. In some instances, your operating system may not allow you to install our mobile application unless you provide consent, or you may later be prompted to by your operating system to provide consent. Regardless, you should be able to withdraw your consent by disabling location features for your Equipment – if that option is not provided based on the specific Equipment you are using and you object to providing location information, you should uninstall our mobile application and/or otherwise stop using the Program. If you disable location functionality, certain features may not function and certain other Services may be limited.
The Program is open to legal residents of the United States who have an active Participant Account (described below) with BizRate. Individuals under the age of majority based on state of residence are not eligible to participate in the Program. Only Participant Accounts registered by individuals are eligible for the Program – Corporations or other entities or organizations of any kind are not eligible to participate. Employees of BizRate and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and divisions, and the officers, directors, agents, employees, representatives, associates, successors and assigns of each such entity, are not eligible to participate in the Program. Only one Participant Account per person. The Program is void where prohibited by law.
REGISTRATION; EARNING POINTS:
To participate in the Program and earn Points through a Point Earning Activity, you must first register an account at http://www.bizraterewards.com/, (a “Participant Account”). Your Participant Account will be used to record the Points you earn. Registration requires, among other things, that you fully and accurately complete the requested information (name, address, e-mail address, age). In the event of a dispute over who is registered to a particular Participant Account, the Participant Account will be deemed to belong to the authorized account holder of the e-mail address (based on the records of the entity that assigned the email address) identified in the registration for that Participant Account.
An explanation of how Points may be earned is set forth at http://www.bizraterewards.com/rewards. Generally: (a) for each Point Earning Activity offered to you by BizRate, you will receive the number of Points disclosed to you upon on the successful completion of the Point Earning Activity; (b) Points can only be used to obtain Rewards (as described below); and (c) the Points offered for a Point Earning Activity are determined by BizRate in its sole discretion and are subject to change. Points are awarded after BizRate has verified your successful completion of the applicable activity and compliance with these and other applicable terms and conditions. There will be a reasonable delay between completion of the Point Earning Activity and when Points are posted to your Participant Account.
Points will be automatically and forever forfeited upon termination of the Program or termination of your Participant Account. Points are not transferable or assignable. The sale or barter of any Points, other than by BizRate, is prohibited. BizRate is not responsible for your inability or failure to accept, redeem, and/or use Points or rewards for any reason, including any third-party’s terms and conditions and/or the terms of business or operations pertinent to the redemption of a particular Reward (described below).
Subject to change, you may redeem Points for certain rewards ("Rewards") as posted and fully described at http://www.bizraterewards.com/rewards by following the on-screen directions. Except as provided below: (a) Points attributed to any Reward are considered redeemed at the moment you submit for the Reward; and (b) redeemed Points are non-refundable. The Rewards offered through the Program and the number of Points required for a given Reward are subject to change within BizRate’s sole discretion and without notice to you.
Confirmation of Rewards.
In certain instances, after you have chosen to redeem Points for a Reward, you may be required to separately confirm your acceptance of the Reward. If you experience difficulties confirming the acceptance of the Reward please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If in the manner requested and by the applicable deadline, the Points will be credited back to your Participant Account within a reasonable time after expiration of the deadline.
All Rewards are provided "AS IS." Rewards consist only of the items listed, are non-transferable, with no cash redemption or substitution except at BizRate’s sole discretion. Rewards may be subject to expiration dates and terms and restrictions on use, as reflected thereon. Federal, state, or local taxes on Rewards, if any, and any other costs, fees, or expenses not expressly included as part of Rewards are the sole responsibility of the participant.
The redemption of Points may result in your receipt of taxable income from BizRate. In accordance with U.S. tax law, BizRate may require you to complete a Form 1099-MISC. The valuation of any Rewards for tax reporting purposes will be determined at BizRate’s sole discretion.
PARTICIPANT ACCOUNT ACTIVITY:
Your Participant Account will be automatically terminated (and your entire Point balance forfeited) without notice to you if no Points have been redeemed from or deposited to your Participant Account for an entire calendar year. For example, if 100 Points are deposited to your Participant Account in November 2015 and, for the remainder of 2015 and during 2016, you do not use any Points towards a Reward or have Points deposited to your Participant Account, your Participant Account and all available Points will be terminated/deleted on or about January 1, 2017.
BizRate has the right to monitor all Participant Account activity. If required by law, regulation, subpoena, or other legal instrument, BizRate may freeze your Participant Account. If within the determination of BizRate your Participant Account shows signs of fraud, abuse, violation of Member Code of Conduct (as provided below) or suspicious activity (“Suspicious Activity”), you may lose your accrued Points, access to your Participant Account, and the possibility of any future participation in the Program. BizRate reserves the right to take any legal action it deems necessary in connection with Suspicious Activity and may have grounds to confiscate any Rewards redeemed as a result of such activity. Further, you may be liable for monetary losses to BizRate, including litigation costs and damages.
PROGRAM MEMBER CODE OF CONDUCT:
Do not participate in a Points Earning Activity other than in good faith, such as providing false answers or speeding through a survey or answering each question the same way. BizRate reserves the right to withhold awarding Points to you if, in BizRate's reasonable view, your responses are untruthful or not well considered. Do not resell, barter, trade or otherwise attempt to generate income by providing access to your Points to others. Do not impersonate any individual or entity, including, without limitation, a BizRate employee, agent or client, or other BizRate Reward members or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity, including by "framing" any portion of this Site to make it look like you have a relationship with us or that we have endorsed you for any purpose. Do not publish or make reference in any media to any Point Earning Activity without our prior written permission. Do not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means or interface not provided by us to participate in a Point Earning Activity. Do not re-post statements you receive from email@example.com. Failure to comply with this Code of Conduct may result in the termination of your Participant Account and forfeiture of any or all Points.
CONFIDENTIALITY OF POINT EARNING ACTIVITIES:
BizRate’s clients may disclose confidential and/or proprietary information and materials to you as part of Point Earning Activities, and such information and materials shall remain the sole and exclusive property of its owner. This confidential information may include, but is not limited to, new product ideas or concepts, packaging concepts, advertising and video concepts or trailers, and the text, visual images and sounds related thereto. By becoming a Member, you agree that you will keep the contents and materials disclosed to you as part of all Point Earning Activities in which you participate confidentially and not disclose them to any third party or use the confidential information for any purpose except for the sole purpose of completing the Point Earning Activity. If you breach this obligation, in addition to forfeiture of your Points and termination of your account, you may be liable for monetary damages to BizRate and/or our client for damages caused by the result of your breach.
BizRate reserves the right to adjust your Point balance. If you have been awarded Points in error or if you believe your Participant Account has been the subject of any Suspicious Activity by others, you must contact BizRate immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY/DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES:
YOU AGREE THAT BIZRATE ITS PARENT AND AFFILIATED ENTITIES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS, LICENSEES, VENDORS, MEMBERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AND REPRESENTATIVES (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES) TO PERSONS, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, OR PROPERTY, ARISING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE OR USE OF A REWARD, AND/OR PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM OR IN PROGRAM-RELATED ACTIVITIES. YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE THAT: (A) THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IF ANY REWARD CANNOT BE AWARDED FOR ANY REASON; (B) IN NO EVENT SHALL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DELAY IN OR FAILURE TO PERFORM DUE TO CAUSES BEYOND THE RELEASED PARTIES' CONTROL, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY ACT OF GOD, ACT OF WAR, STRIKE OR LABOR DISPUTE, NATURAL DISASTER, WEATHER, TERRORISM, OR ANY ACT OR OMISSION OF A THIRD PARTY; AND (C) BIZRATE AND EACH OTHER RELEASED PARTY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY OTHER REASON WITH RESPECT TO THE PROGRAM, POINTS, REWARDS AND/OR THE PROGRAM.