UK FunLab Terms & Conditions (last updated March 2014)
Thank you for visiting www.funlabuk.com (“the Website”). Please note that your usage of the Website is subject to these Terms and Conditions. By registering to become a UK FunLab panel member and using this Website, you are accepting these Terms and Conditions.
Hasbro reserves the right to make changes to these Terms and Conditions from time to time. By browsing the Website you are accepting that you are bound by the current Terms and Conditions. You should check these each time you revisit the Website.
1. About Us
This website is owned and controlled by Hasbro European Services, a branch office of Hasbro International Inc., with its registered office at, 4 The Square, Stockley Park, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB11 1ET, UK.
2. Copyright and Trade Marks
All trademarks, service marks and trade names, designs, text, graphics and other content/arrangement of the Website in whatever format belong to Hasbro or its licensors. All rights in these are reserved and no permission is granted including for reproduction, modification, distribution or republication purposes without Hasbro’s prior written consent.
Although our websites are rigorously tested, Hasbro does not guarantee that the Website will operate uninterrupted or error/virus-free. Information on the Website is provided free of charge and on an “as is” basis. Except for any liability in respect of fraudulent misrepresentation or death or personal injury caused by negligence, Hasbro shall not (to the extent permissible by law) be liable for any loss or damage incurred as a result of your use of this Website.
This Website may contain links to other Internet sites which are owned/operated by third parties. Hasbro is not responsible for the information or content of any such third party sites nor of any transactions or communications between you and such sites. If you have any concerns regarding such links, content or transactions, please contact the administrator or webmaster of such sites.
You hereby waive any and all actions for ordinary negligence that might otherwise be brought based on your participation in the FunLab activities contemplated by these terms, including but not limited to actions for premises liability and/or negligent supervision. However, this clause does not include or limit in any way Hasbro’s liability for (i) death or personal injury caused by Hasbro’s negligence; or
(ii) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
(iii) any other matter for which it would be illegal or unlawful for Hasbro to exclude or attempt to exclude its liability.
5. Your Personal Information
6. Member Accounts
This website and UK FunLab membership is limited to UK residents only. Registrants must be aged between 18 and 65 years old. Each household is limited to one registration. If you are providing the details of any children who would like to participate in the FunLab research, you must be their parent or legal guardian. During the registration process you will be able to submit the names of each individual family member who wishes to participate in research, but you will remain the primary contact for that individual. During term time, the majority of sessions need to take place after school, so if you are considering to sign up in our on-site testing programme, you need to live, work, or attend school, within a reasonable travelling distance to Stockley Park, Uxbridge.
7. Participation in FunLab Activities
UK FunLab panel members shall be sent invitations for FunLab Activities based on suitability criteria but Hasbro shall have absolute discretion in determining the final participants for each activity. An invitation does not guarantee actual participation in an activity. FunLab panel members are under no obligation to participate in any activity they are invited to.
You agree to indemnify Hasbro in respect of any and all claims, costs, losses, expenses and liabilities that Hasbro may incur arising out of: (i) any information posted by you; or (ii) any software you use in connection with posting such information in clause (i) or (iii) any unauthorised disclosure of confidential information by you.
8. Confidential/Sensitive Hasbro Information
You agree to use reasonable care to hold any and all Proprietary Information (as defined below) disclosed by Hasbro to you in the strictest confidence and shall not, without the express written consent of Hasbro, disclose any such information to any third party, or use such information for any purpose other than the above-referenced focus group and/or related product testing and surveys. You will take reasonable precautions to ensure that the Proprietary Information is kept entirely secret and confidential at all times.
Hasbro’s “Proprietary Information” includes any and all non-public information and data, whether written or oral, that Hasbro may furnish to you but shall not include information that:
(i) is or (through no improper action or inaction by you) becomes publicly available;
(ii) was in your possession or known by you prior to receipt from Hasbro; or
(iii) was rightfully disclosed to you by a third party under no obligation of confidentiality.
You agree that you will return all written material, and copies thereof, products and Proprietary Information provided by Hasbro to you at any time, upon Hasbro’s request.
You acknowledge and agree that, due to the highly sensitive and proprietary nature of Hasbro’s Proprietary Information, violation or breach of these terms shall cause immediate and irreparable harm to Hasbro, not readily quantified or remedied through an action in law for money damages, and entitling Hasbro to immediate and permanent injunctive relief.
9. Research Materials and Data
Any opinions, suggestions, ideas, concepts and general feedback which you may disclose to Hasbro during the course of participating in FunLab activities will belong solely to Hasbro, and Hasbro will not be required to maintain such disclosures in confidence. You agree to sign any documents that may be reasonably necessary to carry out the meaning and intent of this provision.
Without limiting the foregoing, for the consideration of the opportunity to participate in such research and related product testing and surveys, and for the Amazon.co.uk gift voucher or cash amount that will be given to you, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, you hereby irrevocably assign to Hasbro any and all right, title and interest in and to any such disclosures in perpetuity.
You agree that no intellectual property right(s) arising out of the disclosures have been granted expressly or by implication to you.
You agree that Hasbro shall be free to utilise such disclosures without any further compensation to you.
You understand that Hasbro may make visual and audio records (including webstreams) of your participation in research or other product testing activities.
You consent to Hasbro’s use of all or part of such records for any use that Hasbro deems appropriate; including sharing with Hasbro’s external partners (these include agencies or individuals who carry out work on behalf of or in association with Hasbro and have signed up to Hasbro’s non-disclosure agreement).
Hasbro will not use such records in its television, radio or print advertising.
10. Accuracy of Information
The accuracy and integrity of the surveys and data we collect is based on the honesty of our FunLab panel members in giving us information such as the personal information they provide for their accounts and their responses to questions in surveys. We reserve the right to remove any member and close the account(s), without notice, of any member, we believe has created duplicate accounts, attempts to answer the same survey more than once using different names and/or email addresses; knowingly provides false information, or provides information carelessly or incompletely.
All rewards offered for completing surveys will be made clear to invited participants and the award of such rewards is strictly subject to the written terms communicated.
When a payment or prize is transferred to a FunLab panel member, if that payment or prize is normally subject to taxation, any tax due is the sole responsibility of the person receiving it. We will not be held liable for any unpaid tax, or related costs, resulting from such awards, and you indemnify us fully against such liability.
You can stop being a UK FunLab panel member at any time by logging into your account on the Website and deregistering.
Hasbro reserves the absolute discretion to remove any member from the UK FunLab panel and close their account without prior written notice.
13. Governing Law
These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of England and Wales and the jurisdiction of the English Courts.
These UK FunLab Terms and Conditions shall be binding on you, as well as your legal guardian, agents, and legal representatives. You agree to hold Hasbro harmless from and against any and all claims, suits, or actions that may be brought by us based on Hasbro’s usage of any such disclosures of information we may have provided to Hasbro.