Terms of Service

1. Generally.

BY ACCESSING AND USING THE "pchonlinesurveys.com" WEB SITE (the "Site"), YOU AGREE TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF SERVICE (these "Terms").The Site is owned by Publishers Clearing House ("PCH") and the Site is operated and maintained by Survey Sampling International, LLC ("SSI"). All references in these Terms to "you" or "your" refer to each individual who is accessing and using the Site and each individual participating in a survey offered, provided, or made available through or in connection with the Site. All references in these Terms to "we," "us," or "our" refer to SSI and PCH.

The Site is only intended for individuals who are at least 13 years old (or the minimum legal age in the jurisdiction in which you are viewing the Site.). If you are under the foregoing age threshold, please do not access and use the Site.

These Terms and all information, content or material we provide or make available on the Site is subject to change at any time, without prior notice. The method or manner of providing notice of any changes in or to these Terms is subject to our sole discretion. Your continued use of or access to the Site, and/or your continued participation in surveys offered, provided, or made available through or in connection with the Site, after these Terms have been modified, constitutes your acceptance of these Terms, as modified. We strongly recommend that you review the Site and these Terms frequently.

2. Use of Site.

Use of, and access to, the Site is strictly limited to personal, non-commercial use. 

The Site provides you with the opportunity to participate in surveys, polls and sweepstakes offered, provided, or made available through or in connection with the Site. We reserve the right to reject or deny membership with or to the Site in our sole discretion. You are solely responsible for the security of user names and passwords and will be solely liable and responsible for any use, whether or not authorized, of your membership accounts. We strongly recommend that you do not use identification or financial account numbers (e.g. social security number, bank account number, etc.) as a user name or password. If there is any unauthorized use of, or access to, your membership account, please contact us immediately by clicking Contact Us.

You are responsible for obtaining access to the Site and understand that access may involve third party fees (such as Internet services provider or airtime charges). You are responsible for all such fees. In addition, you must provide, and are responsible for, all equipment necessary to access the Site.

3. Privacy.

We take your privacy very seriously. For information about our privacy practices, please review our Privacy Statement.

4. Rewards.

We may offer or conduct rewards programs and/or sweepstakes in connection with this Site. The terms and conditions for any rewards programs and/or sweepstakes are located on the Site, and specific rewards and sweepstakes terms may be included in survey invitations. We may engage a third party or third parties to administer rewards programs and sweepstakes.

5. Your Content.

You are solely responsible for all content, materials, information, and comments ("Content") that you upload, post, or submit to the Site, including, without limitation, obtaining all required approvals, consents, and authorizations for any Content owned by, or licensed from, a third party.

6. Your Conduct.

You agree not to: (i) violate any local, state, national or international laws; (ii) stalk, harass, or harm another member; (iii) collect or store personal data about other members; (iv) impersonate any person, or otherwise misrepresent or forge your identity; (v) interfere with or disrupt the Site or any systems, servers, or networks that run or enable the Site, or interfere with or disrupt another member’s use of the Site; (vi) breach or violate these Terms; (vii) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site, or to other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to the Site; (viii) transmit any file that contains viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or any other contaminating, harmful or destructive codes or programs; (ix) use the Site to conduct any illegal activity or solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity that infringes the rights of others; (x) resell, barter, trade, auction or otherwise generate income by providing access to the Site to others; (xi) intentionally or willfully submit or provide false or misleading information or data in connection with membership with the Site and/or in connection with any survey offered or made available through the Site; (xii) open, use, or maintain more than one (1) membership account with or to the Site; (xiii) use spiders, robots, or other automated data mining techniques to catalog, download, store, or otherwise reproduce or distribute content available on the Site, or to manipulate the results of any survey or sweepstakes offered, provided, or conducted in connection with the Site; or (xiv) assist anyone in connection with an activity set forth in (i)-(xiii).

7. Termination.

Without limiting any other available remedies, we may, without notice, suspend or terminate your membership account if you breach, violate, or otherwise fail to abide by, or comply with, these Terms. You hereby agree that the suspension of your membership account shall not prohibit or restrict us from subsequently terminating your membership account. In the event we terminate your member account, we reserve the right to: (i) delete all unredeemed rewards, points, and/or prizes; (ii) prohibit you from re-registering with the Site; (iii) prohibit or restrict your ability to participate in any survey(s) offered, provided, or made available through or in connection with the Site; and (iv) pursue any and all other available remedies.

You may terminate your membership, with or without cause, for any reason or no reason. We may terminate your membership at any time, with or without cause, for any reason or no reason, without notice. In the event of termination as set forth in this paragraph, your membership account will immediately terminate, and all unredeemed rewards, points, and prizes will immediately be deleted and forfeited.  

We reserve the right to de-activate your membership account, without notice,: (i) if your membership account does not remain Active (as defined herein); (ii) if we receive a hard bounce or delivery failure notice in regards to e-mail communications sent to your email account; or (iii) if we receive a "mailbox full" reply notice three (3) times in regards to e-mail communications sent to your e-mail account. In the event that your membership account is de-activated for the foregoing reasons, we shall maintain unredeemed reward, points, and/or prizes accrued prior to de-activation, for a period of thirty (30) days following de-activation, after which time we will immediate terminate your access to, and ability to redeem, any such rewards, points, and/or prizes. For the purpose of these Terms, "Active" means that you: (i) participate in a survey, at least, once every twelve (12) months; or (ii) update your profile or member information once every twelve (12) months.

8. Indemnity.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless SSI, PCH and their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates and each of their respective members, managers, shareholders, directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against any claims, damages, demands, liabilities, losses, awards, fines, judgments, penalties, and costs and expenses of any kind, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of or relating to your use of the Site and/or your breach or violation of these Terms.

9. Disclaimer of Warranties.

YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT:

YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SITE AND SURVEYS, INFORMATION, CONTENT, AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON, THROUGH, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT: (i) THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, ERROR-FREE, OR FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL CODE OR PROGRAMS; OR (ii) SURVEYS, PROPRIETARY SURVEY MATERIAL, OR INFORMATION, CONTENT, OR MATERIALS ON THE SITE ARE OR WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE.

THE DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL, CONTENT, PROGRAM, OR APPLICATION FROM THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. YOU ARE AND WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF ANY DATA RESULTING FROM SUCH DOWNLOADING.

10. Limitation on Liability.

EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAWS, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE, OR OTHERWISE RESPONSIBLE, TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL AND/OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, FOR ANY REASON(S) OR FOR ANY CAUSE(S), REGARDLESS OF WHETHER WE ARE INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY SUCH DAMAGES MAY EXIST.

11. Exclusions and Limitations.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you.

12. Intellectual Property.

All content, material, and information displayed on the Site by PCH and/or SSI, is and shall remain the exclusive property of SSI, PCH and/or their respective suppliers, providers, and/or licensors, as the case may be, and may be subject to and protected by copyright, intellectual property and/or trademark laws.

As a member of the Site, you will have the opportunity to participate in surveys that may provide you with access to certain confidential and proprietary information, material, products, and intellectual property ("Proprietary Survey Material"). You do not have, and shall not obtain, in any way, any right, title, or interest in or to any Proprietary Survey Material. You agree that you will protect the confidentiality and secrecy of any Proprietary Survey Material and will not modify, copy, reproduce, create derivative works of, republish, display, upload, post, frame, transmit, or distribute any Proprietary Survey Material.

13. Communications.

All communications and Content submitted or transmitted by you to us, by electronic mail or otherwise, shall be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary information, unless specifically indicated by you either prior to or contemporaneously with the submission or transmission of such communications and Content. You agree that any such communications and Content may used by us for any legal reason.

14. Links.

You may be able to voluntarily link or connect to websites maintained and/or operated by third parties ("Third Party Websites"). We do not endorse any Third Party Websites or any product, service, and/or opportunity advertised, offered and/or sold by, through, or in connection with the Third Party Websites ("Third Party Information"). We do not make any representations or warranties regarding the Third Party Websites and/or the Third Party Information. Please carefully review all policies and terms of service applicable to the Third Party Websites and the Third Party Information.

15. Notices.

A. Notice From You. Except as otherwise set forth herein or as required by applicable laws, all notices from you should (except as set forth under Legal Notices): (i) be correctly addressed to us at helpdesk@pchonlinesurveys.com , and shall be sufficiently delivered if delivered: (a) by Federal Express, Express Mail, or other nationally or internationally recognized overnight courier service (in which case notice shall be effective one (1) business day following dispatch); or (b) by certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid (in which case notice shall be effective six (6) days following deposit in mail); or (ii) be sent via e-mail to helpdesk@pchonlinesurveys.com.

B. Notice From Us. Except as otherwise set forth herein or as required by applicable laws, you agree that we may provide notices to you: (i) via the e-mail address provided by you (in which case notice shall be effective one (1) day following the date the e-mail was sent, provided that we did not receive an error message stating that delivery of the e-mail was delayed, that the e-mail address was invalid, or that the e-mail otherwise could not be delivered); (ii) by certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid addressed to the address provided by you (in which case notice shall be effective six (6) days following deposit in mail); or (iii) by posting notices on the Site. You agree to check the Site frequently for notices and to keep your Personal Information up-to-date.

C, Legal Notice. All questions regarding these Terms and all legal notices should be sent in accordance with Section 14.A. of these Terms, to:

Survey Sampling International, LLC ("SSI")
6 Research Drive
Shelton, Connecticut 06484.
Attn: Legal Department

16. Restrictions on Employees and Immediate Family Members.

Employees of SSI and/or PCH and their Immediate Family Members (as defined herein) are not eligible to receive any payment, prize, or incentive offered in connection with the Site and any survey offered, provided, or made available through or in connection with the Site. The term "Immediate Family Members" includes parents, spouses, children or significant others (e.g. girlfriends/boyfriends, domestic partners, and other spousal equivalents).

17. Miscellaneous Legal Provisions.

Without limiting any other available remedies, SSI may, without any notice, suspend or terminate your account if you breach, violate or otherwise fail to abide by or comply with these Terms and Conditions.

Last Updated: November 11, 2010