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    Terms of Use
    Welcome to www.bellwethersurveys.com (the "Website")! Before you go any further, please read these Terms of Use carefully and contact us with any questions. This Website is owned and operated by BellwetherSurveys.com. This document contains the terms of use applicable to http://www.bellwethersurveys.com (the "Website"). Your use of the Website is subject to these Terms of Use and all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

    1. Acceptance of Terms
      By accessing this Website and participating in any of our surveys and forums, you agree that you have read, understand and agree to be legally bound by the terms and conditions set forth below. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, do not access this Website. These Terms of Use may be modified, changed or altered by us at any time without prior notice. In agreeing to these Terms of Use, you are responsible for periodically checking for changes and/or updates to these Terms of Use. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we will endeavor to notify you of any changes by posting such changes on the Website. You can review the most current version of these Terms of Use at any time at http://www.bellwethersurveys.com/tos. Your continued access of the Website after such changes are made conclusively demonstrates your acceptance of such changes.
    2. No Warranty; Termination
      Your use of the Website is at your sole risk. The content and information posted on the Website is provided to you "as is" without warranties or representations of any kind. We disclaim and exclude any express or implied warranties or representations, including any warranties as to merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the Website to the broadest extent permitted by law. We make no warranties or representations, express or implied, as to the timeliness, accuracy, quality, completeness or existence of the content and information posted on the Website. We make no warranties or representations that your use of content and information posted on this Website will not infringe rights of third parties.
      At its sole discretion, www.bellwethersurveys.com may modify or discontinue the Website, or may modify or terminate your account or your access to this Website, for any reason, with or without notice to you and without liability to you or any third party.
    3. Permitted Uses
      This Website is for legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry.
      The content and information posted on this Website are provided as information to interested persons and may be used for informational and personal purposes only. Modification or use of the materials for any other purpose may violate our (or a third party's) intellectual property rights. Information from this Website may not be copied or distributed, or republished, or transmitted in any way, without our prior written consent. Any unauthorized use or violation of these Terms of Use immediately and automatically terminates your right to use this Website and may subject you to legal liability. You may not take any action to interfere with the Website or any other user's use of the Website. You agree that you will, in all instances, provide truthful responses to the survey questions presented to you.
      You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your user name and password. You shall be responsible for all uses of your membership, whether or not authorized by you. You agree to immediately notify (in accordance with the contact information set forth in Paragraph 9 below) www.bellwethersurveys.com of any unauthorized use of your user name or password or any other breach of security.
    4. Privacy Policy
      Please see our "Privacy Policy" http://www.bellwethersurveys.com/panel.php?view=privacy for details with respect to how we maintain and respect the privacy of your personal information. You agree to our collection, use and sharing of your information as set forth in our Privacy Policy.
    5. Links to Third Party Sites; Advertisers
      The Website may provide you with links or other access to other websites, services, products or content of third parties. We have no control over, nor do we endorse any, such websites, services, products or content. You acknowledge and agree that you access such third party websites, services, products or content at your own risk and are wholly responsible for making your own independent judgment regarding your use or interaction with the same. We recommend you read the privacy and terms of use policies of each third partyÂÂ's website that you access.
    6. Obey the Law
      You agree not to use the Website for illegal purposes (including, without limitation, unlawful, harassing, libelous, invasion of another's privacy, abusive or threatening purposes). You agree that you will comply with all laws, rules and regulations related to your use of the Website.
    7. Content
      In no event will anything contained in these Terms of Use or any area of the Website be construed as a representation or guarantee with respect to any of the content. We do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any content. Furthermore, we do not endorse, nor are we responsible for, the accuracy and reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on the Website by any third party.
    8. Limitation of Liability; Indemnification
      Any liability on our part for damages or injury due to or in connection with accessing and/or making use of the Website is excluded to the broadest extent permitted by law. Under no circumstances shall we have any liability for any incidental, indirect or consequential damages, loss of profit, anticipated savings, loss of data, business interruption, loss of goodwill, claims of third parties, delay damage or punitive damages that result from the use of, or inability to use, the materials on the Website, even if there is negligence or we (or one of our authorized representatives) have been advised of the possibility of such damages, or both. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if we are found to be liable to you for any damage or loss which arises out of or is in any connected with your use of the Website or any content contained therein, our liability shall in no event exceed US $5.00.
      You agree to protect and fully indemnify us (and/or our parent, subsidiaries and other affiliated companies) from and against any and all third-party claims, liability, damages, expenses and costs (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneysÂ' fees) arising from your use of the Website or violation by you of these Terms of Use.
    9. Reservation of Intellectual Property Rights
      You do not acquire any right, title or interest in any content on the Website by virtue of accessing the Website or making use of the permitted uses allowed under these Terms of Use. All copyrights in the Website and content contained in the Website are owned by us. No license to use or reproduce any logo or trademark included on the Website is granted to you by these Terms of Use or otherwise. The trademarks, logos, service marks and business names displayed on the Website are protected, whether or not they are registered. Any unauthorized use of content or information posted on the Website and any unauthorized reproduction, retransmission or other use of any part of the Website may infringe our, or third parties' copyrights, trademarks, privacy, publicity or other rights. Requests for permission to reproduce any content contained in the Website may be addressed to:
      BellwetherSurveys.com PO Box 7757 Greenwich, CT 06830.
    10. Incentive Programs
      From time to time, www.bellwethersurveys.com may offer incentive based programs or sweepstakes (each a "Program" and collectively, "Programs") to reward participants of such Programs that may be offered from time to time on the Website. All Programs will be open to residents of the United States only unless otherwise specified in the rules or regulations of the Program itself. All decisions regarding Programs shall be determined by www.bellwethersurveys.com ("Sponsor") in their sole discretion. Each Program shall have rules which will be posted on the Website at the time of the Program. In the event of any inconsistency between the terms herein and any Program rules, the Program rules shall govern. By participating in any Program, or by accepting any prizes, all participants agree to release Sponsors, their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies, divisions or related companies from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury, and/or death which may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in such Program, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of a prize or participation in any Program-related activity and claims based on publicity rights, copyright/trademark infringement, intellectual property rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery. Neither the Sponsors nor their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies, divisions nor related companies are responsible for any damages, taxes, or expenses that winners might incur as a result of any Program or receipt of prizes or incentives. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel any Program at any time for any reason in their sole discretion.
    11. Miscellaneous
      Our rights under these Terms of Use may not be waived unless we agree to such change in writing. These Terms of Use and your account on the Website are personal to you and may not be transferred or assigned. These Terms of Use are governed by U.S. federal law and the laws of the State of Connecticut, U.S.A., regardless of your location, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions; and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of and venue in the federal and state courts located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of or relating to the Website. Use of the Website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this Paragraph 11. Our performance under these Terms of Use is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in these Terms of Use is in derogation of our right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Website or information provided to or gathered by us with respect to such use. If any part of these Terms of Use is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these Terms of Use shall continue in effect. These Terms of Use, together with any additional terms and conditions or policies referred to and incorporated herein (including additional terms applicable to various parts of the Website), constitutes the entire understanding between you and us regarding the Services. A printed version of these Terms of Use and any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms of Use to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
    12. Notices and Contact Information
      We may give you notice of certain events from time to time and may be required by state or federal law to notify you of certain events. You hereby acknowledge and consent that such notices will be effective upon our posting them on the Website or (if we choose to do so in our sole discretion) delivering them to you through email if you have provided us with your accurate email address. If you have questions or comments for us, please send them to:
      BellwetherSurveys.com PO Box 7757 Greenwich, CT 06830.
    13. Multiple email policy
      To protect the integrity of the online research, we reserve the right to remove any panel member who has signed up using multiple identities or email addresses. Panel will be removed under our sole discretion when identified. As a quality control measure to maintain the integrity of Internet-based research, we may use a digital fingerprinting technology, also known as "machine identification" technology, to gather certain information about your computer, including, without limitation, your IP address, the type of operating system type/version you are using, your browser type, version and parameter values, your computer configuration, the software and cookies residing on your computer, the display settings on your monitor, and the plug-ins residing on your computer.
    14. Changes To Our Policy
      We reserve the right, in our discretion, to modify our privacy practices and terms of use policy at any time.
    15. Effective Date
      These Terms of Use are effective and were last updated on June 1, 2011.