SURVEY PARTICIPANT STATEMENT AND AGREEMENT

SURVEY PARTICIPANT STATEMENT AND AGREEMENT

  1. INTRODUCTION
    1. This document sets out the terms and conditions (“the Terms”) that govern your participation in our various surveys (“Surveys”) for African Sports Content Network (“ASCN”) (with registration number: 2018/029966/07), a company registered and operating in accordance with the laws of South Africa.
    2. Your completion of any Survey confirms your explicit and/or tacit agreement and acceptance of the Terms, and your completion of any Survey must be in accordance with the Terms. 
    3. ASCN conducts its surveys across various fields of information, experts and industries, and does so via our website (www.ascn-engage.africa), at events, telephonically and/or via direct email (collectively the “Platforms”).
    4. Your participation in, and completion of, any Survey for ASCN on all Platforms are highly appreciated, and we would like to take the time to explain to you your rights and applicable conditions relating to your participation.
  2. ALL PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IS STRICTLY PROTECTED
    1. Most importantly, please feel assured that the processing of all of your personally identifiable information (such as your name, contact details, identification information) is strictly done in accordance with our Privacy Policy which accords with the highest world standard in data processing (“Privacy Policy”); namely the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), as well as in accordance with South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (“POPI”).
    2. It is vital that you read and understand our Privacy Policy, as you will be required to confirm your acceptance of it when completing any Survey, and are deemed to agree to it in entirety should you accept it. It explains how we use your personal information, such as for marketing or follow-ups, and it is therefore important for you to read and understand.
    3. For any information you provide which is not personally identifiable information, such as aggregated or opinion data having no connection to you or your identity (“Anonymous Data”), its protection is also detailed in our Privacy Policy, but same Anonymous Data is not treated equally under POPI, GDPR or our Privacy Policy as it cannot be used to identify you, and therefore our use of it has absolutely no bearing, effect nor connection to you. ASCN may, therefore, use such Anonymous Data in whatever way it sees fit, such as for marketing and statistical research purposes.
  3. RELATIONSHIP OF THE PARTIES
    1. The relationship between you and ASCN is governed by the Terms only and does not constitute a joint venture, agency, partnership, contractor, employer/employee or similar type relationship. 
    2. Unless specified otherwise in a particular Survey or to you personally by ASCN, your participation in any Survey does not attract any form of reward or payment from ASCN.
  4. USES OF YOUR SURVEY INPUT:
    1. ASCN uses the information attained from your input on our surveys, for the following purposes:
      1. To gain information that could help us deliver relevant content and services to our users;
      2. To segment users and potential users of our service according to considerations such as geography, habits and expectations of our service; and/or
      3. To be able to reach certain respondents for various professional and/or marketing purposes in the future. 
    2. Use of information provided in a personal capacity:
      1. Should you provide input on a Survey which information is your own personal opinion and/or you are participating in your personal capacity and indicate to us as much in any Survey, none of your Survey input will be attributed to any other entity or organization, such as your employer. The information you provide in your personal capacity will remain strictly attributed to you in your personal capacity and will not be shared with the same organization/employer without your express prior permission.
    3. Effect of information provided in a personal capacity:
      1. Should you provide Survey input as an independent professional or organization, your participation in the Survey does not in any way infer nor represent an ongoing or future relationship/working engagement opportunity with ASCN in any capacity, where you should have no expectation of the same.
  5. SURVEY PARTICIPANT WARRANTIES
    1. You warrant that when participating in any Survey, you:
      1. have read, understood and agreed to these Terms and the Privacy Policy, and will participate in any Survey in accordance with both;
      2. confirm that the personal information disclosed to ASCN is directly from you as the participant in the Survey and all such personal information is lawfully yours to provide;
      3. have been completely honest and accurate in the provision of the information you provide;
      4. will not impersonate or misrepresent your identity, any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with anyone or anything;
      5. are above the age of 18 (eighteen) and have the legal capacity to understand and agree to lawful contracts, such as these Terms and Privacy Policy; and
      6. will not allow or facilitate any third party to breach any of the Terms or Privacy Policy.
  6. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
    1. Any and all intellectual property, as well as the rights thereto provided as part of the Survey or on the various ASCN Platforms, are strictly the property of ASCN and/or third parties from whom ASCN has licensed it.
      1. As such, you may not use the same ASCN intellectual property in any way without the prior written permission of ASCN. The same intellectual property may include, but is not limited to Survey formats/layout, Survey questions, Platform designs, Platform software, Trademarks/logos/marks (registered or unregistered), Platform underlying code and/or Platform layout.
    2. For clarity, should you provide ASCN with any intellectual property when participating in a Survey, the same intellectual property rights will remain with you as the author or licensed party thereof.
  7. DISCLAIMERS AND INDEMNITIES
    1. Apart from instances of fraud or gross negligence, ASCN will not be liable for any of your loss, damage, injury, delay, including loss of profits, income and consequential damages, suffered by you as a result of your participation in any Survey and/or your use of a Platform, or negligence in respect thereof. 
    2. You, therefore, agree to hold harmless and indemnify ASCN against any and all losses, expenses, claims, injury, damage or delay, including loss of profits and consequential damages, suffered by you or any third party arising as a result of your breach of these Terms, your participation in any ASCN Survey, or your use of the ASCN Platforms.
  8. CONCLUSION AND ASSISTANCE
    1. Thank you for participating in your chosen ASCN Survey, where your input is highly valued and protected.
    2. If you have any queries, compliments or complaints, please direct them to Ayanda Charlie, at engage@ascn.africa  who will gladly engage you!
    3. For queries specifically relating to data protection and our Privacy Policy, please contact our Data Representatives – Ayanda Kunene and/or Thato Molefe – by email, on info@ascn.africa .

 

Junia Stainbank