Facebook Atlas Study: Tester Participation Agreement

Congratulations on being selected to participate in this unique research project! Centercode, Inc., which owns and operates Betabound, is managing this project on behalf of its client, Facebook, Inc. and its affiliates (“Facebook”). Facebook is conducting this research to gather data about day-to-day mobile phone and app usage in America. Participants in this research project will install a Facebook research app connected by VPN (virtual private network) on their approved mobile devices, and use these connected mobile devices normally for a period of thirty days.

This is your agreement with us (Centercode, Inc.) describing your minimum participation obligations to receive an incentive and other terms and conditions of your participation. Your participation in the research program is VOLUNTARY and you are free to opt out at any time.

Upon your execution of this agreement, you are bound by the following terms and conditions:

  1. REQUIRED PARTICIPATION ACTIVITIES.  You agree to meet the following minimum participation standards:
    1. Install and connect the research app promptly after requested. We will provide you with installation instructions for the research app and VPN connection. Please complete the installation instructions completely after receiving them and within the required time period. Contact us if you have any installation questions.
    2. Allow the installed and connected research app to function each day during a consecutive thirty-day period while you use your device. The research app functions when your phone is on and you are connected to wifi or data with your VPN connection turned on. Participants must use their phone normally with the research app installed and connected each day for thirty (30) consecutive days in order to qualify for the participation incentive described in Section 2.
    3. Respond to our requests. If we need clarification on any item, we will reach out and request additional information. Please respond back in a timely manner.
    4. If requested, uninstall the research app. You must uninstall the research app upon our request or at the request of Facebook.
    5. Your participation is voluntary at all times. You may opt out of the research project and uninstall the research app. and VPN. While your participation is voluntary at all times, if you have not satisfied the project requirements, you will not be entitled to the participation incentive.

  1. PARTICIPATION INCENTIVE.  You agree that you are not entitled to be paid or compensated in cash or otherwise by us or by Facebook except as expressly provided in this agreement. You agree that you are not entitled to be reimbursed for any expenses. If you successfully complete the required participation activities in Section 1 above for the required time period, you will receive a $20 gift card, such as to Amazon.com. Your participation incentive is provided for complete satisfaction of the research project requirements.
  2. DURATION OF THE PROJECT. The duration of the research project is thirty (30) days. However, we reserve the right to discontinue the project at any time, including before or during its term. Unless you are notified in writing that the project has been extended or the project has been terminated early, the project and your ability to qualify for any participation incentive will terminate at the end of its initial thirty-day period, even if you keep the research app installed, connected and/or functioning. You are not entitled to any additional incentive for time periods beyond the initial thirty-day period unless we notify you otherwise in writing that the research project has been extended for an additional period of time. If it is extended and you continue to participate, this agreement will continue to govern the terms and conditions of your participation in the research project as between you and Centercode.
  3. NO CENTERCODE WARRANTIES ON RESEARCH APP AND INSTALLATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. The research app and installation is Facebook’s and not Centercode’s. We were hired by Facebook as a service provider. YOUR USE OF THE RESEARCH APP AND INSTALLATION IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU AGREE TO HOLD CENTERCODE AND ITS EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, AND REPRESENTATIVES HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE RESEARCH APP AND INSTALLATION. CENTERCODE’S LIABILITY TO YOU IS LIMITED TO PAYMENT OF PARTICIPATION INCENTIVES OWED TO YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT. We make no warranties of any kind, express, implied, or statutory, written or oral, regarding the research app and installation, including but not limited to any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.  
  4. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS. If any part of this agreement is invalid or unenforceable, all other parts of the agreement will remain in full force and effect. This agreement is governed by the laws of the State of California (excluding its choice of law provisions) and all disputes under this agreement shall be resolved in a court of competent jurisdiction in Orange County, California. This agreement may not be modified or amended except by the written agreement of both parties.

ACCEPTANCE OF AGREEMENT

By entering my username and password below to execute this agreement:

  • I confirm my agreement to participate in the Facebook research project;
  • I confirm that I am at least 18 years old, reside in the United States, and have full authority to enter into this agreement and participate in the research project using my device; and
  • I agree to the terms and conditions of this agreement.

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