Terms & Conditions
Welcome to the ReseachStudies website. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with, and be bound by, the following terms and conditions of use. These terms and conditions, along with our privacy , operating , refunds and disputes policies, and our copyright notice and disclaimer , govern our relationship with you. Please note that these conditions may be modified at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon either posting of the modified agreement on our site, or through any notification you may receive. Please check our terms and conditions regularly, as your continued use of the website shall be deemed as confirmation of your acceptance of such.
The term “ReseachStudies”, “us” , “our” or “we” refers to the owner of this website. The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of our website.
- The content of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
- Neither we, nor any third parties, provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors.
- Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet and comply with relevant ethical and legal obligations.
- This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the content, design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice , which forms part of these terms and conditions.
- Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
- From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience as a means of providing additional information where deemed relevant and useful to our members. Such links do not signify that we endorse the website(s), and we bear no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
- You may not create a link to this particular website from another website or document without prior written consent from ReseachStudies.
- Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of New Zealand.
- You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless ReseachStudies, its officers, directors, employees, agents, suppliers and Licensors (collectively the “Service Providers”) from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of this agreement or any activity related to your account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the service using your service account.
- You agree to comply with the Operating Policies which are the rules that govern user activity. We may remove any communications and / or materials that we believe violate the Operating Policies; however, we do not guarantee that we will be able to remove any or all of such material. Violations of the Operating Policies or other provisions of this Agreement may also result in termination or suspension of the Service.
- We may, but are not obligated, review all communications and materials posted or uploaded and block or remove communications or materials that we believe violate the Operating Policies at our sole discretion.
Protecting your privacy is extremely important to us at ReseachStudies. For this reason, you may visit and navigate within the ReseachStudies web site without providing any personal information.
Upon registering with ReseachStudies.co.nz, and by reviewing your profile, you have the option to choose if you are happy to be notified by relevant studies. By checking the box ” I am happy to receive emails and/or be contacted by phone of relevant studies that might interest me ” you are consenting to receiving automatically generated emails, and to have your name and contact number available to registered researchers with approved studies who may wish to inform you of a relevant research study.
ReseachStudies.co.nz will only use your information for the purpose for which you provide it; no transfer of information will take place from one section of the site to another. Any information that we have the capability of collecting automatically (such as visitors’ Internet domains, number of visitors, advertising click-throughs) will be used for internal tracking purposes only.
These operating policies govern your conduct on the Service. Your failure to comply with these policies may result in suspension or termination of your access to the Service and depending on the circumstances legal action against you.
You must register on the service under your own name. Please inform us promptly if there is a change in the information you provided at the time of registration.
If/when you initially register with us, you will be asked to select a User name and Password. We reserve the right to reject or change any User name you select for any reason in our sole discretion.
Your participation in on line communications is moderated. We reserve the right to monitor all content on the Service and to remove content which we believe to be abusive, defamatory, obscene, fraudulent, deceptive, misleading, offensive, objectionable or otherwise unacceptable, in violation of the intellectual property right of another or otherwise in violation of these Operating Policies for users of the service.
- Members may not post or transmit any message anonymously or under a false name. Members may not permit any other person (other than an agent acting on Member’s behalf and subject to Member’s supervision) to access the service using their Member’s account for any purpose.
- Members may not post or transmit any message which is libellous, defamatory or which discloses private or personal matters concerning any person. Members may not post or transmit any message, data, image or program which is indecent, obscene or pornographic.
- Members may not post or transmit any message, data, image or program that would violate the property rights of others, including unauthorised copyrighted text, images or programs, trade secrets or other confidential proprietary information, and trademarks or service marks used in an infringing fashion.
- Members may not interfere with other Member’s use of the service, including, without limitation, disrupting the normal flow of dialogue in a chat room.
- Members may not post or transmit any file which contains viruses, worms, “Trojan horses”, or any other contaminating or destructive features.
- Members may not post or transmit any message which is harmful, threatening, abusive or hateful. It is not the service’s intent to discourage Members from taking controversial positions or expressing vigorously what may be unpopular views; however, ReseachStudies reserves the right to take such action as it deems appropriate in cases where the service is used to disseminate statements which are deeply and widely offensive and/or harmful or otherwise unacceptable.
- Members may not post or transmit charity requests, petitions for signatures, chain letters or letters relating to pyramid schemes. Members may not post or transmit any advertising, promotional materials or any other solicitation of other Members to use or purchase goods or services except in those areas that are designated for such purpose.
- Members may not send unsolicited mass e-mailings to other Members.
- Members may not use the facilities and capabilities of the Service to conduct any activity or solicit the performance of any activity which is illegal or which infringes on or violates the rights of others.
- Members may not post contact their contact details on listings or in communications.
Any refunds provided by ReseachStudies will be made in the form of credit refunds to the members account. Credits are non transferable between members and not redeemable for cash. ReseachStudies may (at our sole discretion) provide refunds if a participant does not engage in initial communication with the researcher, or if the participant clearly does not meet the criteria as stipulated on the study listing. ReseachStudies does not provide refunds if the participant fails to meet extended criteria (criteria beyond that stipulated on the listing) or if the participant withdraws from the study.
ReseachStudies may refund (at our sole discretion) the balance of an account (minus NZ$10.00 for processing) should a membership be terminated. If discounted or give-away credit has been received, any refund to the account will reflect the cost to the account holder, rather than the value of the account balance.
ReseachStudies provides a service of connecting participants with researchers, and will therefore not be a part of any disputes that may arise once this service has been provided. Should a member of ReseachStudies require the details of another member for Disputes Tribunal proceedings, the contact details of the member may only be provided following a Statutory Declaration. Statutory Declarations may be obtained by the Disputes Tribunal.
ReseachStudies and the licensors or suppliers to ReseachStudies own all intellectual property rights for all material in the services and website. You must therefore obtain our explicit permission prior to copying, adapting, reproducing or using any part of this site in any way.
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. Any messages, advice, opinions or other information contained in any discussion area should not be construed as professional advice or instruction. Whilst we endeavour to keep the information up-to-date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.
Through this website you may be able to link to other websites which are not under the control of ReseachStudies. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.
Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly and we will attempt to maintain a minimum 98% up-time. However, ReseachStudies takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.