Terms of Service

IRIS Research Panel Terms of Service

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 IRIS Research Panel.

1.2    You agree to only use this website in accordance with this Agreement and all applicable laws.

1.3    The offer by IRIS Research to take part in surveys and research 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 IRIS Research Panel.

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 IRIS Research.

2    Obligations of IRIS Research

2.1    IRIS Research shall:
2.1.1    consider your eligibility to take part in each of its surveys;
2.1.3    enter you into the prize draw if you correctly and completely answer the questions comprising a IRIS Research survey; for the purposes of this Agreement IRIS Research will not consider questions to be "correctly" answered if an answer is confusing or meaningless;
2.1.4    take every effort to notify the winner of the prize draw;
2.1.5    send the winner of the prize draw their prize within thirty days of the prize draw.

2.2    There is no obligation on IRIS Research 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 IRIS Research and the random selection of those requested to take part from those that are eligible.

2.3    IRIS Research may sometimes contact you to ask you some short questions to see if you fit into a particular category. In such cases, IRIS Research shall not offer any payment for the answering of such questions.

2.4    No cash alternative is available in respect of the payment of the Reward.

2.5    IRIS Research will not enter you in the prize draw if you are in breach of Clauses 3.1.4 or 3.1.5 below.

2.6    Should IRIS Research establish that you are in breach of Clauses 3.1.4 or 3.1.5 below after entering your Account in a prize draw, IRIS Research may remove your Account from the prize draw in respect of all relevant surveys. 

3    Obligations of the member

3.1    The member warrants that they:
3.1.1    are 18 years old or over;
3.1.2    are resident of the Illawarra; IRIS Research considers the Illawarra to consist of Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Shoalhaven and Wingecarribee local government areas;
3.1.3     shall not register with IRIS Research more than once;
3.1.4    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; and
3.1.5    will be honest in their approach to the research, for example they will not provide confusing or meaningless answers.

3.2    IRIS Research 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 IRIS Research under this Agreement.

4    Termination

4.1    IRIS Research may terminate this Agreement and your membership of the IRIS Research Panel:
4.1.1    immediately on written notice if you are in breach of this Agreement;
4.1.2    at any time by giving you 30 days notice by email; or
4.1.3    if you fail to take part in surveys in any twelve month period.

4.2    You can terminate this Agreement at any time by unsubscribing from the IRIS Research Panel, this can be done by email, telephone or in writing. The termination will take effect within five business days after the receipt of your notice. IRIS Research's contact details are available from our website.

5    Intellectual Property Rights

5.1    All copyright and other intellectual property rights in the materials on this website are owned by IRIS Research 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.

5.2    Subject to Clause 5.1 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 IRIS Research.

6    Limitation on Liability

6.1    IRIS Research 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.

6.2    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 IRIS Research shall be limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.

6.3    Nothing in this Agreement shall exclude or limit the liability of IRIS Research for:
6.3.1    death or personal injury arising from its negligence; or
6.3.2    liability arising from fraud.

7    Disclaimer of Warranty

7.1    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.

7.2    IRIS Research does not warrant that this website will operate uninterrupted or error/virus free or that the information on this website is accurate or complete.

8    Data Protection

8.1    Any personal information you submit to IRIS Research will be dealt with in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

9    Changes to the Terms of Use Policy

9.1    From time to time we may add new features to this 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.

10    Jurisdiction

10.1    These Rules shall be governed by the laws of Australia and the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts exercising jurisdiction there.

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).

This Agreement was last updated on: 15 December 2011.