Terms and Conditions

Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the website. By using our website, we assume that you have accepted these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use our website.

Our details

This website is owned and operated by Research Opinions.

We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 05781112 and our registered office is Bank House, 147 Buxton Rd, Stockport, Cheshire, SK2 6EQ

You can contact us:

  1. By post at the address above
  2. Using our website contact form
  3. By telephone on 0161 242 5210
  4. By email info@researchopinions.co.uk

We are company partners of the Market Research Society and are subject to their Code of Conduct which can be found at www.mrs.org.uk

At Research Opinions, we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 2018 The Data Controller is Research Opinions, whose registered office is Bank House, 147 Buxton Rd, Stockport, Cheshire, SK2 6EQ.

Accuracy of information

You must be at least 16 years of age to apply for projects through our website or become a member of the Research Opinions panel. By agreeing to these terms and conditions you warrant and represent to us that you are at least 16 years of age.

The accuracy and integrity of Research Opinions surveys and the data collected is reliant on the honesty of users of the website and registered members in matters such as the personal information they provide in respect of their accounts and their responses to the questions in the surveys they complete. We will close the account, without notice, of any member who we believe, knowingly provides false information or provides information carelessly or incompletely. Any payments due in respect to that member will be forfeited at the date of closure of that account. Any member who creates one or more duplicate accounts or provides inaccurate information will also have all accounts closed. We reserve the right to take any further legal action necessary and allowed in respect of deliberate non-compliance by members. For the avoidance of doubt, any member found contravening these terms will be prevented indefinitely from becoming a member of any online access panel or offline research owned or run by us.

Payments and tax on payments

Where we pay money to members, and such payments are normally subject to taxation, all such costs are the sole responsibility of the person receiving the money. We will not be held liable for any taxation, or related costs, resulting from any payments made to members, and you indemnify us fully against such liability.

Termination

You may cease to be a member of the Research Opinions panel at any time by informing us in writing. Should you wish to do so, your account will be closed.

Any questions or concerns

If you have any questions or concerns about our surveys, or about any material on our website, please contact us on 0161 242 5210

Accessing our website

Access to our website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our website without notice. We are not liable if, for any reason, our website is unavailable at any time or for any period. If you choose, or are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third parties. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use. You are responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our website through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual rights in our website, and the materials published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. 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 the identified contributors) as the authors of material on our website must always be acknowledged. You must not use any part of the materials on our website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors. If you print off, copy or download any part of our website in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Reliance on information posted

Commentary and other materials posted on our website are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

Our liability

The materials displayed on our website is provided without guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude: All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity. Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our website or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use if our website, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for: loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of goodwill, wasted management or office time. And for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable. This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Information about you and your visits to our website

We process information about you in accordance with our privacy notice. By using our website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse our website by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other materials which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our website, the server on which it is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our website. You must not attack our website 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 of 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our website will cease immediately. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed-denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Linking from our website

Where our website contains links to other websites and resources provided by 3rd parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those websites or resources and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Jurisdiction and applicable law

The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claims arising from, or related to, a visit to our website. These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

Questions and concerns.

If you have any questions or concerns about any material on our website, please contact support on 0161 242 5210

Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following data about you:

Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site, www.researchopinions.co.uk  our site). This includes information provided at the time of registering to become a member of our panel, applying for projects or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence. Details of your visits to our site (including but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise) and the resources that you access.

IP addresses and cookies

We may collect information about your computer, including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users browsing actions and patterns and does not identify the individual. For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us to: estimate our audience size, store information about your preferences and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests, speed up your searches and recognise you when you return to our site.

Uses made of the information

We use information held about you in the following ways;

  • To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer.
  • To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
  • To carry out our obligation arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
  • To notify you about changes to our service and to direct email invitations to registered members to participate in Research Opinions surveys, based on the information supplied in the personal profile section of each Research Opinions registered member.

Disclosure of your information

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006. We may also disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
  • If Research Opinions or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Research Opinions, our customers, or others.

This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Your rights

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy notices and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these notices. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Changes to our terms and conditions

Any changes to our terms and conditions in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email.

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding these terms and conditions are welcomed and should be addressed to info@researchopinions.co.uk