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Terms and Conditions of Use

Your access to and use of the Data Decisions Group, LLC ("DDG" hereafter) corporate Website and attached domains, including SmartPanel™, our communities, and the client login portal, is subject to the following Terms of Use. By using the Website, you indicate that you have read, understood and agreed to be bound by these Terms. Any violation of these Terms is grounds for preventing your future access to the Website and attached domains.

Notification of Changes

The contents of the Website, the offerings and information it describes, the contents of attached domains, and these Terms of Use, are subject to periodic alteration without notice. Website users are responsible for reading the Terms of Use to stay knowledgeable of revisions and additions.

Intellectual Property

The entire contents of this Website and attached domains, including copy, images, blog posts, videos, slide decks, PDFs, data, study responses, and other information, except where otherwise indicated, are the sole intellectual property of DDG. Data from client-sponsored studies is the property of DDG and the respective studies’ sponsor(s). Contents from the site may not be republished or retransmitted in any capacity except with express legal permission from DDG. Any appropriation, distribution or use of the site’s contents for inappropriate, illegal or for-profit use, without authorized permission, is grounds for legal action.

Third Party Sites

The DDG corporate Website may contain links to third-party sites with whom the company does not have direct affiliation. These links are for informational purposes only. We provide these links as educational resources, for the convenience of our visitors, not necessarily as an endorsement of the content or the owners. DDG is not responsible for the reliability, availability or performance of any linked third-party websites. DDG is not responsible for the privacy policies or data-collection practices of third-party websites.

Online Conduct

Participants in DDG- and client-sponsored studies, including but not limited to online focus groups, online communities, idea exchanges, and online surveys, whether on custom research platforms or on DDG SmartPanel, participate absolutely voluntarily. The right to participate is contingent upon observing all applicable legal restrictions and commonly-accepted rules and norms of civility and appropriateness. DDG reserves sole and absolute discretion as to what constitutes appropriate behavior and retains the right to restrict or bar access to users who violate this stipulation.

Website Moderation

DDG reserves the right to moderate, or delete, comments posted to the DDG corporate Website and blogs, where such comments violate the Terms of Use. By posting comments on the DDG corporate Website, you agree to abide by all applicable legal restrictions and commonly-accepted rules and norms of civility and appropriateness.

Disclaimer of Warranty

The contents of the DDG corporate Website may include typographical errors, “broken” hyperlinks, and other technical inaccuracies. The contents of the Website are subject to periodic change without notice. UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, THE CONTENTS OF THE DDG CORPORATE WEBSITE AND ATTACHED DOMAINS (INCLUDING THE CLIENT PORTAL, DDG SMARTPANEL™ AND THE COMMUNITIES) ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, TO THE EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT THAT SUCH DISCLAIMERS ARE HELD TO BE LEGALLY INVALID, DDG DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH REGARDS TO ACCESSIBILITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, AND FREEDOM FROM VIRUS OR HARMFUL COMPONENTS, WITH RESPECT TO ALL INFORMATION, SERVICES AND PRODUCTS ADVERTISED, DOCUMENTS, DATA, MULTIMEDIA, AND OTHER CONTENTS OF THE DDG CORPORATE WEBSITE AND ATTACHED DOMAINS. DDG DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OF OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE CONTENTS ON THE DDG CORPORATE WEBSITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY. CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT RECOGNIZE THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. AS SUCH, THESE DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Limitation of Liability

DDG SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES SUFFERED AS A RESULT OF ACCESSING, DOWNLOADING, USING, COPYING, DISTRIBUTING OR CONTRIBUTING TO CONTENTS (INCLUDING INFORMATION, SURVEYS, FORUMS, DOCUMENTS, MULTIMEDIA, OR OTHER DATA OR PROGRAMMING) ON THE CORPORATE WEBSITE OR ON THE CLIENT PORTAL, ON DDG SMARTPANEL OR ON THE COMMUNITIES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS DDG LLC LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER THEORY OR FORM OF ACTION, EVEN IF THERE IS NEGLIGENCE AND EVEN IF AN AUTHORIZED DDG REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. EXCEPT WHERE SUCH LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED BY LAW, DDG IS NOT LIABLE FOR LOSSES, DAMAGES (WHETHER BY CONTRACT OR TORT), OR CAUSES OF ACTION WHOSE COST EXCEEDS THE AMOUNT PAID TO ACCESS OUR SITES OR SERVICES.

Copyright Notice

Except where otherwise specified, the contents of this site are protected under U.S. copyright law.

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