This page provides an overview on the topics addressed in the Branded Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Data Provision

Branded Research, Inc. ("Branded," "us", "we”, or “our”), the operator of www.gobranded.com and surveys.gobranded.com, along with our associated websites and services (collectively, the "Site") values the privacy of our users, members, and others (collectively or individually "Users") who visit and use the Site. Branded terms govern information which you provide to us or that we learn from your use of the Site and tell you how we may collect, use, and in some instances share, this information. By accessing or using the websites, participating in our surveys, or in any other services we provide (collectively, “Services”), you are agreeing to the practices set within the Branded Privacy Policy.

User Content

By agreeing to provide survey responses, ideas, feedback, and/or other content ("User Content"), you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to provide it, and that it is true, accurate, complete, and current information. By displaying, publishing, or otherwise posting any User Content on or through the Branded Site, you grant Branded, a limited, non-exclusive, sub-licensable, worldwide, fully-paid, royalty free license 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. For more information on User Content, please reference our Terms of Service.

The Information Branded Collects

You may provide to Branded what is generally called "personally identifiable" information when you register. At this time, Branded will ask for your first name, last name, email address, zip code, gender, country, username, and password. Information such as your IP address, and general demographic information such as postal code, marital status, education, relationship status, occupation history, ethnicity/race (where permitted by relevant law), health information, employment related information, and non-personally identifiable information on household members, household income, age, etc may be asked. 

Branded will also ask for your consent regarding any family related household which you may provide.

When you visit the Site or open one of our HTML emails, we automatically collect and store information about your computer or mobile device along with your online activities. This “Response Metadata” will be transferred and stored in accordance with the provisions contained in this Privacy Policy. Response Metadata may also be provided to unaffiliated third parties for their own internal purposes, such as and not limited to marketing purposes. You may opt-out of having your information shared with these Third Parties by contacting compliance@gobranded.com. You may also opt-out by deleting your account in its entirety.

For more information, visit our Privacy Policy. 

The Way Branded Uses Information

You may provide to Branded what is generally called "personally identifiable" information (PII) when you register - such as your name and e-mail address. In addition, Branded gives you the option to provide us with certain demographic information about yourself and to upload photographs or other personally identifiable information.

Where required by law, we require your prior opt-in consent at the time of collection for the processing of (i) personal information for marketing purposes and (ii) personal, sensitive information sensitive per applicable law. You may also withdraw your consent or object at any time, on legitimate grounds, to the processing of your personal information by contacting Branded Compliance at compliance@gobranded.com

Optional contextual tracking will operate passively in the background and will not affect your connection speed. We will not intentionally use such contextual tracking to collect highly sensitive Personal Information such as passwords, usernames, social security or personal identification numbers, financial information or health information. For more information, see our Privacy Policy. 

Third Party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites, "Do Not Track" Policies

Branded may disclose both personally identifiable and automatically collected information to affiliated companies, other businesses, third parties or persons to process for the purposes of website maintenance and security, to offer certain features on the Site, to assist us in improving the way the Site works and looks, and to create new features. Third Parties may distribute this information or to better understand content usage patterns, services, advertisements, marketing or promotional use without your consent, except with respect to any specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-out. They may automatically receive your IP Address and may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or web beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize their advertising content. For more information, visit our Privacy Policy.

Sharing Your Information

Branded, by nature of its business, connects you with different third parties through their offers and surveys. In the event that you subscribe to or opt-in a third party offer or survey, Branded may provide your information to the third party so that we can facilitate the relationship between you and the third party. Personally identifiable information may be shared with third party organizations for their marketing or promotional use without your consent, except with respect to any specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-out. Branded is not responsible for any information which you provide to Third Parties.

If you have any inquiries surrounding data sharing or would like to opt-out of having your information shared with Third Party MR Companies, please contact Branded Compliance at compliance@gobranded.com.

Agreeing to Branded Research Terms and Conditions

The Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Branded Surveys and governs your use of the Branded Surveys Program. By agreeing to Branded Terms of Service and Branded Privacy Policy, you agree to be bound by the terms, conditions, policies and notices contained in the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy Agreements, including, but not limited to, conducting this transaction electronically, disclaimers or warranties, damage and remedy exclusions and limitations, and a choice of California law, superseding any prior agreements, communications and proposals between you and Branded in their entirety.

Branded reserves the right to modify the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy Agreements at any time, at which time Branded will notify you, and you will be required to accept such modified terms as a condition to continuing using the Site and participating in the Branded Surveys Program.

Registration

When you register with the Site, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Site; (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 Branded, so as to keep it accurate, current and complete. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting Users profile access. Reference our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service for more details. 

Choice Opt-Out

By registering for the Site, you agree to receive emails from Branded Surveys and Branded, as well as its third party advertisers. We may also use your email address for marketing purposes. You may opt out at any time by navigating to your Email Schedule under Preferences in your Branded Surveys account. The Site provides you with the opportunity to affirmatively opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners at the point where we request information about you. You may do so by selecting unsubscribe from our emails. Reference our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service for more details. 

Site, User Eligibility & Parental Consent

The Site(s) may be used only by persons who are 18 years of age or older, or minors who are 13 to 17 years of age that have parental or legal guardian consent to participate. Minors under the age of 13, or minors between the ages of 13 to 17 years old that do not have their parent's or guardian's consent cannot participate in the Branded Surveys Program. All eligible Users are only allowed to have one registered account. In the case you are a parent or legal guardian who discovers that your child has provided us with any of the foregoing, you may contact Branded Compliance compliance@gobranded.com to delete their information.

Right to Cookies

When a User visits surveys.gobranded.com or gobranded.com, Branded may send one or more cookies (a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters). Branded uses Session Cookies and Permanent Cookies.This is not limited to the following: (a) remembering your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Site; (b) providing custom, personalized advertisements, content and information; (c) monitoring the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; and (d) monitoring aggregate usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed.  

As User, you also have the right to unsubscribe from MBD and ComScore cookies by navigating to the Delete Account page when logged into surveys.gobranded.com. Please note that disabling cookies or declining to accept certain cookies will prevent you from accessing some of the functionality and site offerings available via the Site. For more information on cookies, visit our Privacy Policy.

Likewise, Branded uses the Cookiebot tool to capture your provided cookie-related consent. For more information on Cookiebot functionality, please reference Branded Surveys Cookie Policy and Branded Research Cookie Policy.

Survey Information

When hosting surveys for our survey partners, Branded may capture the information provided through these surveys. Branded does not own this information. As such, any information you elect to provide to Branded is used in accordance with the survey partner’s privacy practices.

User Feedback

In the instance during which you provide Branded with any comments, suggestions, or feedback related to our Services (referred to as “Feedback’), you understand that we may, although not obligated to do so, retain, utilize, disclose or otherwise commercially use your Feedback in connection with any or all of our Services without any compensation or consideration to you.

Right to Data Portability

Data portability - the right for a User to receive personal data concerning themselves from Branded, will be accessible to the User in the form of a commonly used and machine-readable format. The User has the right to 1. receive a copy of their data, 2. send their data to another controller/company, and 3. request that Branded sends their information to another controller/company. You may also withdraw your consent or object at any time, on legitimate grounds, to the processing of your personal information by contacting Branded Compliance at compliance@gobranded.com. For more information, visit our Privacy Policy.

Right to Rectification

The User reserves the right to rectify or update their personal, aforementioned data as mentioned under the section Right to Data Portability.  Taking into account the purposes of processing, the User has the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement to Branded via email at compliance@gobranded.com or directly by utilizing the My Data page of Branded Surveys. For more information, visit our Privacy Policy.  

Right to Erasure (Right to be Forgotten)

The Right to be Forgotten, is the right of the User to request their personal, collected data to be erased by Branded. Upon such request, Branded will cease further dissemination of data and contact third parties to halt processing of the User’s data. Branded also reserves the right to cancel your account and delete all User Content associated with your account at any time, and without notice along with the right to permanently restrict your access to the Site or User account. 

You may also opt-out and advise Branded to terminate sending you any marketing communications by e-mail. This can be achieved by clicking on the unsubscribe link within the marketing emails you receive from us. You may also contact Branded Compliance at compliance@gobranded.com.

For more information, reference our Privacy Policy

Description of Services and Fees

Branded offers (i) Users the ability to complete offers provided by certain third party advertisers in return for compensation provided through Branded, and (ii) incentives to Users for referring other people to the Site (together, the 'Branded Surveys Program'). Offers from the Third Parties are available on the Branded Surveys website.

Third Parties and Third Party Content

The Site may contain links or references to information, content, and services which are provided by third parties. Branded does not monitor or have any control over any Third Party Content. As such, your participation in Third Party programs is governed by separate Third Party Terms of Service and Privacy Policies. Branded will never charge you membership fees, however some Third Parties may require you to make a payment in order to complete their offer.

Use of the Branded Surveys Program

Your use of the Branded Surveys Program is governed by Branded Terms of Service. Upon signing up, you will create a password and will be assigned an account number. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account, and you are responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account, with or without your knowledge. You may not use another Member's account at any time and may be held liable for losses incurred by Branded Surveys or another party due to someone else using your account or password. Branded Surveys will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this section.

User Profile and Password

You have access to your personal information and you may update, correct, or delete your member information and email preferences at any time. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password and account information. With the exception of certain information identified by Branded from time to time, all information which you post for viewing on the site is made publicly available to all Users of the site.

Dealings with Advertisers and other Users

You understand that you, and not Branded, are entirely responsible for all User Content that you upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available through the Site including the accuracy, completeness, usefulness, or legality of your User Content or other contributed content. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with the use of any User Content or other contributed content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, usefulness, or legality of such User Content or other contributed content.

Links and Third Party Websites

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers and other Users found on or through the Site are solely between you and the advertiser or User. Branded is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as the result of your interactions on our Site. Our terms and policies do not govern your use of any site other than the Site. For more information, reference Branded Terms of Service.

Feedback

You agree that any feedback, analysis, suggestions and comments which you provide to Branded (known as "Feedback") will become the property of Branded. As Branded provides access to the Site free of charge, the User assigns to Branded, all right, title and interest, including all intellectual property rights, in and to the feedback. Notwithstanding the foregoing assignment, Branded grants to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, world-wide, perpetual and irrevocable license to use the Feedback for your own personal, non-commercial purposes that do not compete, directly or indirectly, with our use of such Feedback. Reference our Terms of Service for more details.

User Disagreements

You are solely responsible for your involvement with other Users of the Site. Branded reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disagreements between you and other Users. Branded disclaims all liability related to any User disagreement.

Payment Terms

Branded will generally process User payments within 15 days after the end of the month, assuming they have met the minimum payout of $10 USD and that Branded has inspected the Member's account activity before issuing payout. Branded makes no guarantees regarding the timeliness of payments in the case of interferences, such as those by Third Parties, who provide the payouts. Likewise, you expressly authorize Branded Surveys’ service provider, Dwolla, Inc. to originate credit transfers to your financial institution account.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall either Branded, the Branded Surveys Program, or the Site, be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, consequential or exemplary damages, such as damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses arising out of or in any way connected with your use of or performance of Branded Program and/or the Site, whether based on contract, tort, negligence or strict liability. If you are not pleased with your use of the Branded Surveys Program and/or the Site, you may discontinue using the Branded Surveys Program. For more information, reference Branded Terms of Service.

Indemnification

You will indemnify and hold harmless, Branded from and against any costs, damages, expenses, and liabilities (such as 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 from Third Parties.

Intellectual Property

The Branded logo, the Branded Surveys logos and names, the Site, including the copyrighted content, visual interfaces, interactive features, information, graphics, design, compilation, computer code, products, software, services, and all other elements of the Site are intellectual property of Branded and its licensors. You agree not to display or use the logo or names, or the name of 'Branded Surveys.com' or 'Branded Research Inc.' except as expressly allowed.  Reference Branded Terms of Service.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The Branded Surveys Program, the Site and content are provided on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis, and Branded is not responsible for prompt or proper delivery or retention of any user information or communications between Users. Branded cannot guarantee that the Branded Surveys Program will meet your requirements or that the Branded Surveys Program will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, nor will the results that may be obtained from use of the Branded Surveys Program will be accurate or reliable. Branded disclaims all warranties of any kind, including the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Reference Branded Terms of Service for more information.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Compliance

If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof, and believe that any User Content or other contributed Content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"). If we receive proper notification of claimed copyright infringement, we will respond expeditiously by removing, or disabling access to, the material that is claimed to be infringing. We will also comply with the appropriate provisions of the DMCA in the event a counter-notification is received. We may, at our discretion, deny access to the Site by, or disable and/or terminate the accounts of, Users who may be infringers. For additional details, please reference our Terms of Service.

Our Commitment to Data Security

We use secure server software (SSL) and firewalls to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction however we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. If Branded learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Branded may also post a notice on the Site if a security breach occurs. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us via email at compliance@gobranded.com. For more information, reference the our Privacy Policy

Location of Data

We may transfer the information we obtain about you to countries other than the country in which the information was initially obtained. In these instances, take note that some countries may not uphold the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the data. We will protect your data as prescribed by this Privacy Policy when we transfer such data to other countries. For more information, see our Privacy Policy

Special Note to International Users

The Site is hosted in the United States. If you are a User accessing the Site from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States which does not have the same data protection laws as the EU and other regions. For more information, reference the our Privacy Policy 

In the Event of Merger or Sale

If Branded should ever file for bankruptcy or have its assets sold to or merge with another entity, information Branded receives from you through the Site is a Branded asset and may be transferred to another party; however, in the event of such a transfer, we will require that the transferee agree to honor the Branded Privacy Policy, as it applies to Users prior to the effective date of any such transfer, unless we are legally prohibited from doing so.

Changes and Updates to the Branded Privacy Policy

Branded reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of the Branded Privacy Policy at any time for any reason. Each time Branded exercises such right, you shall be required to affirmatively accept the updated Privacy Policy, and if you fail to do so, you will no longer be able to access or use the Site.

Termination

Notwithstanding any term of this Agreement, Branded reserves the right, without notice and its sole discretion, to discontinue the Branded Surveys Program or the Site or any of its Services, and further, does not have any commitment toward any Users, past or present. Branded may at any time, for any reason, with or without notice, discontinue the Branded Surveys Program, the Site, and all Services, for one or all of its Users.

EU-U.S. and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Policies

Branded complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States, respectively. European Union or Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield Policy should contact us by mail, telephone or email as follows:

Branded Research, Inc.
343 Fourth Ave, Suite 201. San Diego, CA 92101
888-848-2525
Email: info@gobranded.com

For additional information, visit our Privacy Policy.

Contacting Branded
In accordance with the EU-US Privacy Shield, Branded commits to resolve complaints about our User’s privacy and our collection or use of User’s personal data. EU citizens with inquiries of complaints regarding this privacy policy should first contact Branded at:

Address:

Attn: Data Protection Officer

343 4th Ave, Suite 201

San Diego, CA 92101

Email:

compliance@gobranded.com