IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PRIVACY
The SOTG app is a survey and opinion collection application, so if you join our panel we will ask and collect the information your provide us. Such information may include your name, e-mail address, user name, and password. In addition, the app collects some information about your mobile phone automatically, such as the type of mobile device you use and the device's unique ID and IP address.
If you agree to share your geographic location, your phone will notify us when you visit key locations, so we can send you location-specific surveys. You can stop the data collection process by deleting the app, or you can stop geographic survey feature by disabling location alerts.
The data collected for this app is for market research purposes only and is not used to market anything directly to you. SOTG’s parent company clients receive only anonymous aggregate data based on the answers and information provided by a group of SOTG panelists.
Changes will be posted on the SOTG App and/or sent to you via email and such changes shall be effective immediately. You agree to review the App periodically to be aware of any such amendments. Your continued use of the App after such amendments have been made shall constitute acceptance of the amendments.
If any of these changes are unacceptable, you are not authorized to access the SOTG App and should delete the App from your device.
Accounts in the SOTG App are limited to individuals only. Corporations and other business entities are not eligible.
Use of automated services or machines is not permitted.
Use of the App requires you to establish an account and is limited to one (1) account per person, even if the individual has multiple e-mail addresses.
2) MEMBER REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS
As part of the registration process you must select a password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password used to log into the SOTG App and you accept responsibility for all activities, charges and damages that occur in relation to your account. You shall promptly contact SOTG if you believe there has been unauthorized use of your account.
In order to prevent unauthorized activity or access to your SOTG App account, you must provide your e-mail address and selected password in order to update your profile information, update personal information (name, e-mail address, etc.) and redeem incentives.
You agree to abide by all applicable laws and regulations with respect to your SOTG App account.
3) PASSWORD/ACCOUNT ACCESS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
SOTG may act upon any instructions received under your password and e-mail address without further verification.
SOTG cannot and will not be liable for any incentive credits or debits made to your account by anyone who uses your password.
4) EARNING SOTG INCENTIVES
You agree to receive invitations to participate in surveys from SOTG via email and the SOTG App "push/badge" notification system.
You may earn incentives when you complete a survey. The amount or type of incentives that can be earned will be stipulated in each survey invitation.
Not all surveys will include incentives and you are not required to participate in any survey.
You will receive the incentive only for completed and submitted surveys unless the survey invitation stipulates otherwise.
If you begin, then save a survey to complete at a later time or date, you acknowledge that survey respondent quotas may fill up, resulting in the survey being closed and preventing you from being able to complete the survey. You will not be entitled to any incentive if a survey closes before you submit the completed survey.
5) REDEEMING INCENTIVES
Cash Incentives. For surveys with cash incentives, you are not entitled to receive payment of any such cash rewards until your account reaches a minimum balance of $10.00 US.
Cash incentives are paid through PayPal only.
SOTG App account balances and/or incentives are not transferable by gift, upon death, as part of a domestic matter, or otherwise.
SOTG App incentives and accounts may not be auctioned, traded, bartered or sold.
Your SOTG App account may not be merged with the account of any other Member under any circumstances.
SOTG reserves the right to change the incentive program to include different types of awards other than cash, such as an award points system. In the event that the incentive program is changed from cash to a points system, you will be given equal value in points for the existing balance in your account.
6) EXPIRATION OF SOTG APP INCENTIVES
If your account has been inactive for more than 365 consecutive days from the last date of activity, one hundred percent (100%) of any SOTG App incentives remaining in your account will be forfeited.
7) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND UNLAWFUL USE
The Content may be used only for the purposes expressly set forth in the applicable Service Agreement and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
The SOTG App is the property of MFour Mobile Research, Inc. or its licensors, and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. All trade names, trademarks, service marks and other product and service names and logos on the App and within the Content, including the name SOTG are proprietary to their respective owners and are protected by applicable trademark and copyright laws. Any of the trademarks, service marks or logos (collectively, the "Marks") displayed on the App may be registered or unregistered marks of SOTG or others.
Nothing contained in the App should be construed as granting any license or right by implication, estoppel or otherwise to use any of the Marks displayed on the App without the express written permission of SOTG or a third-party owner of such Marks. You shall honor all reasonable requests by SOTG to protect the proprietary interests of SOTG in the App and the Content.
Illegal and unauthorized uses of the Marks or any other Content are strictly prohibited.
8) MEMBER CONDUCT
You agree to not use the SOTG App to:
Violate applicable law;
Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity;
Interfere with, disrupt or violate the terms and conditions and operating rules of the SOTG App or servers or networks connected to SOTG; or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of such networks;
Interfere with another Member's use of the SOTG App;
Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the SOTG App, or to any other accounts, Web Sites, computer systems, or network;
Transmit any file that contains viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or any other contaminating or destructive features;
Use the SOTG App to conduct any activity or solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity that infringes the rights of others;
Provide access to the SOTG App to others using your personal account.
You agree to provide truthful and appropriate answers to all survey questions and requests for personal or demographic information. SOTG reserves the right to withhold cash or non-cash incentives to you if SOTG determines, in good faith, that your responses to survey questions are not truthful or appropriately considered.
9) ANTI-HACKING PROVISION
You expressly agree not to use the SOTG App to:
Launch or attempt to launch any "deep-link," "scraper," "robot," "bot," "spider," "data-mining," "computer code" or any other automated device, program, tool, algorithm, process, or methodology or manual process having similar processes or functionality, to access, acquire,
Copy, or monitor any portion of the App, any data or Content found on or accessed through the App or any Other Content without the prior express written consent of SOTG;
Obtain or attempt to obtain through any means any materials or information on the App that have not been intentionally made publicly available either by their public display on the App or through their accessibility by a visible link on the App;
Violate the restrictions in any robot inclusion headers on this App or in any way bypass or circumvent any other measure employed to limit or prevent access to the App or its Content; violate the security of the App or attempt to gain unauthorized access to the App, data, materials, information, Web Sites, computer systems or networks connected to any server, through hacking, password mining or any other means;
Interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the App or any activities conducted on or through any Web Site, including accessing any data, content or other information prior to the time that it is intended to be available to the public on the App;
Take or attempt any action that, in the sole discretion of SOTG, imposes or may impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load or burden on the infrastructure of SOTG
This Agreement, and your account, may be terminated as follows:
Member Termination. You have the right to terminate this Agreement and your SOTG App account at any time by deleting the application from your mobile device. Inactive accounts will be automatically closed after 365 consecutive days of inactivity.
SOTG Termination. SOTG may terminate this Member Agreement and your SOTG App account effective immediately and without prior notice, for any reason, including, without limitation, inactivity, failure to provide accurate information or valid survey responses, or if SOTG believes in its sole discretion that you have violated or acted inconsistently with this Member Agreement.
11) DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY
Neither SOTG, their affiliates, nor their third-party providers guarantee the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or availability of any Content provided through this App. SOTG, their affiliates, third-party providers, their directors, officers, shareholders, employees and agents are not responsible for any errors or omissions, regardless of the cause, or for the results obtained from the use of such information.
SOTG, SOTG AFFILIATES AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE.
In no event shall SOTG, their affiliates or their third-party providers and their directors, officers, shareholders, employees or agents be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, incidental, exemplary, compensatory, punitive, special or consequential damages, costs, expenses, legal fees, or losses (including, without limitation, lost income or lost profits and opportunity costs) in connection with any use of such information or the SOTG App even if SOTG has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
12) LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES FROM THIS WEB SITE.
You may, through hypertext or other computer links on the App, gain access to Web sites operated by persons other than SOTG. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only, and are the exclusive responsibility of such Web sites' owners. You agree that SOTG is not responsible for the content or operation of such Web sites, and that SOTG shall have no liability to you or any other person or entity for the use of third-party Web sites.
Except as described below, a hyperlink from this app to another Web site does not imply or mean that SOTG endorses the content on that Web site or the operator or operations of that site. You are solely responsible for determining the extent to which you may use any content at any other Web sites to which you link from this app. SOTG assumes no responsibility for the use of third-party software on the Web Site and shall have no liability whatsoever to any person or entity for the accuracy or completeness of any outcome generated by such software.
13) USER CONTENT
The User grants to SOTG the non-exclusive and perpetual right to use all Content entered into or on the App by the User (other than User Registration Information) in any medium and for any purpose.
Users posting Content on the App are responsible for the content of that material. SOTG has no responsibility for User Content or for the content of any messages or information posted by Users or others, or for the content of information accessible on the Internet, even if accessed via direct or indirect hyperlinks from the App. However, SOTG retains the right, which it may or may not exercise in its sole discretion, to review, edit, or delete User Content that SOTG deems to be illegal, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate.
The User is solely responsible for all access to, usage of, or activity on, such User's account/profile including, but not limited to, use of the account/profile by any person who uses your password to access the SOTG App, with or without authorization, or who has access to any computer, mobile or other device on which your account/profile resides or is accessible.
The User agrees not to post, upload, transmit, send or otherwise make available on or through the App any Content which such User is bound not to disclose by agreement, contract, fiduciary duty, employment relationship, or otherwise, including but not limited to, insider information, proprietary and/or confidential information, trade secrets or Content that infringes upon any third-party's rights.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless SOTG and its current and future subsidiaries, successors, affiliates, licensors, suppliers, co-branders, third-party providers, clients, sponsors, and partners, and the officers, directors, employees, and agents of each of them, from and against any and all claims, losses, costs (including court costs), fees (including legal fees), damages and expenses that any such party may incur as a result of, due to, or arising out of violation by you (or anyone acting under your account or password) of this Member Agreement or the use or misuse of the SOTG App by you (or anyone acting under your account or password), or the violation of any rights of another by you (or anyone acting under your account or password).
MFour Mobile Research and Surveys On The Go® ("SOTG") respect your preferences concerning the treatment of personal information that we may collect from your use of our apps, from your registration with one or more of our survey panels, or from your participation in our surveys.
This policy lets you know how we collect and use your personal information.
1) Information Collection
We collect certain information that you provide us about you and your use of our apps. This may includes information about your name, address, telephone number, email address, zip code, Internet domain and IP address, type of browser and operating system, and the date and time of your visit.
If you use our Facebook app we may also collect the information you make public through your profile such as your name, date of birth, email address, and residence location.
However, you control what specific information is made public through your use of your Facebook privacy settings. We use the information we gather primarily to learn about the number and geographic location of people who use our apps and the technology used, to assist in developing changes to our apps, as well as for business planning purposes.
2) Information Sharing
We will not make your personal information available to any other organizations or companies without your express prior consent except as set forth below.
If you register for one of our survey panels, each registrant provides us with certain personal information such as their name, e-mail address, zip code and certain demographic and other information so that we can match their survey participation with different types of surveys.
Registration information is available to SOTG for use in future surveys conducted for SOTG clients or for its own studies. In no event, however, will SOTG divulge your personally identifiable information to any of our client organizations without your express prior consent, although we may need to share anonymous AGGREGATE demographic information we obtain from you.
We do contract a third party vendor for the purpose of matching to public state voter databases. Voter information is used only for political and public policy research purposes and cannot be used for consumer research.
If you participate in our surveys, the information you provide will be used only for that study and will not be used for unrelated, non-research purposes such as direct marketing, non-consent list generation, credit rating, push polling, fund-raising or other intrusive marketing, fundraising or political activities. Unless you provide affirmative consent to allow yourself to be identified, your anonymity will be safeguarded.
3) Usage Tracking
Cookies are small text files or other forms of data which are stored on a computer by a website that assign a numerical user ID and stores certain information about the internet browsing activity of the user of a computer. SOTG uses session and persistent cookies to make it easier for you to navigate SOTG's apps, to provide a better experience for Survey participants, and for quality control and validation purposes. Session cookies expire when you close your browser. Persistent cookies remain on your computer, indefinitely, until deleted by you. Personal Information is not stored or collected in the cookies used by SOTG. You may disable and/or delete cookies via your browser and/or plug-in settings; however, this may: (1) decrease the functionality of the websites you visit; (2) limit your ability to use and view SOTG's apps; and (3) limit your participation in Surveys.
4) Geographic Location (GPS) Tracking
When you use SOTG's app, you will receive prior notice of and must give your consent before your geographic location is used or shared. We monitor, collect and use your wireless geographic location information obtained by our apps through your computer or mobile device, to provide you with geographically focused survey opportunities from SOTG and our clients and to maintain and improve our apps. The information you receive in connection with your use of SOTG's app may include survey offers related to you and your specific geographic location. Please also be aware that persons with whom you share your computer or mobile device may log in to our apps and consent to our geographic location tracking of your computer or mobile device.
You can turn off the geographic location monitoring in the setting by disabling location services.