Terms & Conditions

Terms of Use

Welcome to GratisPoints. Your use of the web sites on which these terms reside (the “Site”), and the features at this Site are subject to these Terms of Use (this “Agreement”). The Site is owned or controlled by United Sample, Inc. (“United Sample”).

United Sample is located in the United States (state of California). By accessing this Site you acknowledge and agree that this Site, and this Agreement, will be construed and evaluated according to the laws of the United States. If you use this Site from other locations you are responsible for complying with any and all applicable local laws. If you are providing personally identifiable information and are not a resident of the United States, your country's laws governing data collection and use may differ from those in the United States, in particular, the U.S. may not provide the same level of protections as those in your own country. By providing information to United Sample, you are transferring your personal data to the United States, and you consent to that transfer and to the processing of your data in the United States.

The Site and any other services United Sample provides on the Site are referred to in this Agreement collectively as the "Services."

Please read this Agreement carefully. United Sample is only willing to make the Services available to you if you accept and abide by the terms of this Agreement. By accessing this Site or using the Services in any way, including, without limitation, browsing this Site, using any information, and/or submitting information to United Sample, you agree to be bound by the terms, conditions, policies and notices contained in this Agreement, including, but not limited to, conducting this transaction electronically, disclaimers or warranties, damage and remedy exclusions and limitations, and a choice of California law.

From time to time we may update the Services and this Agreement. Your use of the Services after we post any changes to this Agreement constitutes your agreement to those changes. You agree to review this Agreement periodically to ensure that you are familiar with the most recent version. United Sample may, in its sole discretion, and at any time, discontinue the Services or any part thereof, with or without notice, or may prevent your use of the Services with or without notice to you. You agree that you do not have any rights in the Services and that United Sample will have no liability to you if the Services are discontinued or your ability to access the Services or any content you may have posted on the Services is terminated.

Site Eligibility and Registration

The Services may be used only by persons who are 18 years of age or older. Use of the Services is void where prohibited. By accessing or using the Services, you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements in this paragraph and are fully able and competent to enter into, and abide by, the terms of this Agreement.

Fees for the Services

There is no fee to join or participate in our Services.  Note: you will be charged a 3% transaction fee should you choose PayPal as a reward option during the redemption process.  This small administration fee will be applied to the reward itself before you recieve your funds.   United Sample may, in its sole discretion, elect to charge fees for participating in the Services, or to use or access any other Services, at any time.

Survey and Rewards Programme Participation Requirements

Your ability to participate in the Services is expressly subject to your compliance with this Agreement and with all policies and guidelines applicable to the Services that United Sample may make available from time to time. Your participation in the Rewards Programme is subject to the Rewards Programme Rules incorporated herein by reference and made a part of these Terms. In the event of your noncompliance, fraud or other inappropriate activity (as determined by United Sample in its sole discretion), United Sample may cancel or invalidate your accounts, registrations and Rewards, deny redemption of your Rewards, or restrict, block, limit, and prevent your access to and use of the Services and, further, all Rewards, incentives and rewards shall be subject to forfeiture.

Non-Use and Nondisclosure.

Information and content made available to you in the Services may contain trade secrets or other confidential or proprietary information of United Sample and/or United Sample’s suppliers or licensors. You must hold in strict confidence and not disclose to any other person any information and content that you access or learn in connection with your participation in any survey, project, questionnaire, or other market research activity related to the Services. You must not use any such information or content for any purpose other than your participation in the Services in accordance with this Agreement. You hereby agree to notify United Sample immediately if you learn of or suspect any use or disclosure of, or access to, any such information or content other than as specifically authorised in this Agreement.

Registration Information.

You agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Services; (b) maintain the security of your password and login credentials; and (c) maintain and promptly update the information you provide during registration, and any other information you provide to United Sample, so as to keep it accurate, current and complete. Registration requires information that includes without limitation your full legal name, your date of birth, the address of your primary residence, your phone number and your working email address.

Compliance with Laws.

You must at all times comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and orders, and not cause United Sample to violate any laws, rules, regulations, or orders.

Good-Faith Participation.

You agree to participate in good faith and to the best of your ability in any market research activities in which you participate in connection with the Services. You will not provide false or misleading data, including without limitation, survey responses that are inconsistent with prior responses or statistically improbable.

Appropriate Communications.

If you communicate with United Sample personnel ("Personnel"), you agree to do so in a respectful and appropriate manner. You shall not send, share or otherwise distribute to Personnel, Personnel affiliates or other users of the Services any communications having obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, threatening, hateful or illegal content.

By accessing or using the Services, you agree that you will not publish, post, or otherwise disseminate any publications or other material that disparages, discredits, or casts anyone, including United Sample, its Personnel, employees, officers, directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, or its licensors in a negative light.

User Content.

You may provide information to United Sample in connection with your participation in market research or otherwise in connection with the Services, including providing survey responses, ideas, feedback, or other information or content ("User Content").

By providing any User Content, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to provide it, and that it is accurate and complete. You must not provide any User Content or otherwise make any use of the Site that:

  • is unlawful, libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, false, inaccurate, misleading or fraudulent, or that impersonates or misrepresents an affiliation with any person or entity;
  • would violate an obligation of confidentiality or the rights of any person or entity, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national, or international law, including, without limitation, the regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or any rules of a securities exchange such as the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, or the NASDAQ;
  • infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual or proprietary right of any person or entity;
  • contains or collects any private information of any person or entity, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers, and credit card numbers;
  • contains any viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files or information;
  • contains any advertising or promotional materials, including without limitation, “junk mail,” “surveys,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation or unauthorised communication; or
  • in the sole judgement of United Sample, is objectionable, does not reflect your good faith efforts to be responsive to survey or market research questions, or which may expose United Sample or its licensors or suppliers to liability of any type.

You further understand and agree that you have no ownership rights in materials you submit to us, to any account you may have with us, or other access to the Services or features therein. United Sample may cancel your account and delete all User Content associated with your account at any time, and without notice, if United Sample deems that you have violated this Agreement, the law, or for any other reason. United Sample assumes no liability for any information removed from the Services, and reserves the right to permanently restrict access to the Services or a user account.

By displaying, publishing or otherwise posting any User Content on or through the Services, you hereby grant to United Sample a limited, non-exclusive, sub-licensable, worldwide, fully-paid, royalty free licence to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce and distribute such User Content in any and all media now known or hereinafter developed without the requirement to make payment to you or to any third party or the need to seek any third party permission. This licence includes the right to host, index, cache, distribute and tag any User Content, as well as the right to sublicense User Content to third parties, including other users, for use on other media or platforms known or hereinafter developed, such as for use on mobile phones, in video or music software computer programs. You continue to retain all ownership rights in your User Content, and you continue to have the right to use your User Content in any way you choose, subject to this Agreement and the licence described herein. You represent and warrant that you own the content submitted, displayed, published or posted by you on the Services and otherwise have the right to grant the licence set forth herein, and the displaying, publishing or posting of any content you submit, and our use thereof does not and will not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark rights, patents, contract rights or any other intellectual property rights or other rights of any person or entity.

You agree to indemnify and hold United Sample, its parents, subsidiaries, officers, employees, and website contractors and each of their officers, employees and agents harmless from any claims, damages and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, related to your violation of this Agreement, including the Posting Policy, or any violations thereof by your dependents or which arises from the use of User Content you submitted, posted, or otherwise provided to United Sample or the Services.

Copyright, Trademarks, and Limited Licence

The Services and all content and other materials contained on or within the Services, including, without limitation, all information, content, designs, text, graphics, information, data, software, surveys, music, trademarks, product or service names, logos, slogans other files, and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, the “United Sample Content”), are the proprietary property of United Sample and its suppliers and licensors and are protected in the U.S. and internationally under trademark, copyright and other intellectual property laws. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by United Sample.

You agree not to download, display or use any United Sample Content located on the Services for use in any publications, in public performances, on websites other than the Services for any commercial purpose, in connection with products or services that are not those of United Sample, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among consumers, that disparages or discredits United Sample and/or its licensors, that dilutes the strength of United Sample’s or its licensor's property, or that otherwise infringes United Sample’s or its licensor's intellectual property rights. You further agree not to misuse any United Sample Content or Third Party Content that appears on the Services in any other way.

Disclaimer of Warranties

YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT, IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICES AND ALL CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. UNITED SAMPLE, ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, AND SUPPLIERS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS, AND EMPLOYEES (COLLECTIVELY, THE "PROVIDERS") 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, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. NEITHER UNITED SAMPLE NOR ANY OTHER PROVIDERS WARRANT UNINTERRUPTED USE, OPERATION OR AVAILABILITY OF THE SERVICES OR ANY CONTENT, OR THAT ANY SUBMISSION OR TRANSACTION REQUEST YOU ATTEMPT USING THE SERVICES WILL BE SUCCESSFUL, UNCORRUPTED, OR COMPLETED WITHIN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME. YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DELAY OR LOSS OF ANY KIND THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, THE SERVICES AND THE CONTENT. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM UNITED SAMPLE OR ANY OTHER PROVIDER THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICES, WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY REGARDING THE SERVICES THAT IS NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY PROHIBIT A DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.

Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL EITHER UNITED SAMPLE OR ANY OTHER PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF UNITED SAMPLE OR ANY OTHER PROVIDERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THESE DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF, OR YOUR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE, THE SERVICES OR ANY CONTENT, NOR SHALL UNITED SAMPLE BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES, ERRORS, DEFECTS, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE WHETHER OR NOT CAUSED BY EVENTS BEYOND UNITED SAMPLE’S REASONABLE CONTROL, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS LINE FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION, OR UNAUTHORISED ACCESS TO THIS SITE'S RECORDS, PROGRAMMES, OR SERVICES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

EACH PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT THAT PROVIDES FOR A LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, OR EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES IS TO ALLOCATE THE RISKS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES. THIS ALLOCATION IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN THE PARTIES. EACH OF THESE PROVISIONS IS SEVERABLE AND INDEPENDENT OF ALL OTHER PROVISIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. THE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION WILL APPLY EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

Indemnification

You will indemnify and hold harmless United Sample and all other Providers from and against any costs, damages, expenses, and liabilities (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or related to any User Content, your use of the Services or any Content, your violation of this Agreement, or your violation of any rights of a third party.

Third-Party Content

The Services may contain links or references to information, content and services provided by third parties (collectively, "Third-Party Content").United Sample does not monitor or have any control over any Third-Party Content. United Sample does not endorse or adopt any Third-Party Content and can make no guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness. United Sample undertakes no responsibility to update or review any Third-Party Content, and does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any information contained in any Third Party Content. You use any Third Party Content contained therein at your own risk. Information you submit at a third party site accessible from this Site is subject to the terms of that site’s privacy policy and United Sample has no control over how your information is collected, used, or otherwise handled.

Privacy

United Sample may collect registration and other information about you through the Services. Please see the Privacy Policy for information regarding United Sample’s collection, use, and disclosure of this information.

Feedback

You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback, original or creative materials, or other information or content provided by you to United Sample, to the extent it is not User Content, will become the sole property of United Sample. United Sample will own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of such information and content for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you. Further, you hereby grant to United Sample a perpetual and irrevocable licence to use such information and content for any purpose.

Independent Contractors

You and United Sample are independent contractors for all purposes. No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement or by your access to or use of the Services.

Termination

Notwithstanding any term of this Agreement, United Sample reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to discontinue or terminate any of the Services, to terminate your licence to use the Services, , and to restrict, block, limit and prevent your access to and use of the Services. Any termination or other action by United Sample described in this paragraph will not limit any other remedies United Sample may have against you at law or equity.

General Legal Notices

By accessing or using the Services, you consent to receiving electronic communications from United Sample. These communications may include notices about your account and information concerning or related to the Services. You agree that any notices, agreements, disclosures or other communications that United Sample sends to you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including any requirement that communications be in writing.

United Sample’s failure to act in a particular circumstance does not waive its ability to act with respect to that circumstance or similar circumstances. Any provision of this Agreement that is found to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable will be severed from this Agreement, and the remaining provisions of this Agreement will continue to be in full force and effect. The section headings and titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. Any provisions in this Agreement that by their nature should survive the termination of this Agreement (including, without limitation, provisions governing indemnification, limitations on liability, disclaimers of warranty and ownership of intellectual property) will continue to remain in full force and effect after the termination of this Agreement.

If any provision of this Agreement shall be unlawful, void or for any reason, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

The failure of United Sample to comply with the Agreement because of an act of God, war, fire, riot, terrorism, earthquake, actions of federal, state or local government authorities or for any other reason beyond the reasonable control of United Sample, shall not be deemed a breach of this Agreement.

This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of California, USA, excluding conflicts of law principles. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Services or this Agreement must be commenced within one year after the claim arose and will be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim will be arbitrated on an individual basis, and will not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration will be conducted in Los Angeles, California, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into any court of competent jurisdiction. The award of the arbitrator will be final and binding upon the parties without appeal or review except as permitted by California law. Either party may seek any interim or preliminary injunctive relief from any court of competent jurisdiction, as necessary to protect the party’s rights or property pending the completion of arbitration.

This Agreement, including all terms, policies and guidelines referenced in this Agreement, is the entire agreement between you and United Sample concerning the Services. This Agreement supersedes all prior agreements or communications between you and United Sample regarding the subject matter of this Agreement.

Contacting United Sample

If you wish to contact us regarding any questions or concerns about this Agreement or the Services, please view our “Contact Us” page.

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