Terms & Conditions



Last updated on: 16th August 2023

1. Background

About Ayda Platform. Ayda Platform (Platform) is an online solution available via https://www.helloayda.com/, which provides seamless end-to-end participant and research management tools for organisations carrying out research projects (Researchers), including enabling research participants to claim their Incentives via several payments and rewards methods.

1.2. Why have you received an invitation to join our Platform? You have received an invitation to join the Platform because a Researcher registered on our Platform has indicated you may wish to participate in their research projects or otherwise invited you to access the Platform(Research Projects).

1.3. Please note that activating an account on our Platform does not necessarily mean that you will be able to participate in any specific Research Project. In order to be eligible to participate, theResearcher will need to nominate you as eligible to participate by inviting you to participate. The Platform allows Researchers to schedule research projects, send you invitations to participate, communicate with you and ask you to sign documentation generated by the Researchers, for example Non-Disclosure Agreements and consents (ResearchDocumentation). The Platform also allows the Researchers to reward you for participating in Research Projects by providing you with Incentives in the form of cash payments, e-money, vouchers and/or other rewards (Incentives), which you can claim and/or redeem via the Platform

2. About us

2.1. Who operates the Platform? The Platform is operated and provided to you by Particity Limited (trading as Ayda) incorporated and registered in England and Wales with company number 11375698 (Ayda/we/us/ours).

2.2. How to contact us. If you have any questions or comments regarding the Platform or how to claim or redeem your Incentives, you can contact us via the support function on the Platform by writing to us at support@helloayda.com.

2.3. How we may contact you. If we have to contact you directly, we will do so by writing to you at the email address provided to us in your account registration or notified to us later. Please ensure that your contact details are always up-to-date. We may also write to you at the address provided by you during your account registration.

2.4. Language of notices and communications. All notices and communications between you and us will be in English.

3. About these Terms

3.1. What do these terms cover and why you must read them? These terms and conditions(Terms) govern the use of the Platform by participants, i.e. individuals invited by Researchers to join the Platform to participate in Research Projects. They also apply to the process of claimingIncentives, which may be awarded to you by the Researchers. These Terms tell you who we are, how you can use the Platform, how we may change these terms or suspend or close your Account, what to do if there is a problem and other important information. You must read these Terms carefully before you activate an account on the Platform (Account).

3.2. Updates to these Terms. If we need to make any changes to these Terms, we will post a new version of these Terms on the Platform. We will try to notify you in advance of the new Terms, for example by posting a notification on the Platform. If you do not agree to our new Terms, you should notify us that you reject the proposed new Terms. Your rejection will mean that you wish to terminate this agreement and close your Account. If we do not hear from you, we will assume that you have accepted the changes, and you will be deemed to have accepted the new Terms.

4. Agreement

4.1. Eligibility to use the Platform. The relevant Researcher has assessed your eligibility to participate in their Research Project(s) and has requested that we open an Account for you. You must be at least 18 years old to use the Platform. If we believe that you are not at least 18 years old, we will have the right to refuse to open an Account for you.

4.2. Your right to use the Platform is personal to you. Your right to use the Platform is personal to you and you cannot access and use it (including by participating in Research Projects) on behalf of someone else, or allow someone else to use it on your behalf

4.3. Legally binding agreement. By confirming your acceptance of these Terms and/or continuing to use the Platform, you agree that a legally binding agreement will come into force between you and us on these Terms.

4.4. Provision of information and documentation. We may require certain information and/or documentation from you before process any Incentives for you, as such information may be required by the third-party payments processing and rewards providers. You will promptly provide all such information and documentation as we reasonably request. All information and documentation provided by you must be accurate, truthful, and not misleading. We reserve the right to delay the processing of your Incentive redemption request (or refuse to process it) (as we deem reasonably necessary) pending completion of any due diligence checks carried out by our third-party payments processing and rewards providers. You will notify us promptly of any changes to such information and documentation. You acknowledge and agree that we will not be liable to you for any loss suffered by you as a result of or in connection with: (i) any delay or 2failure in the provision of information and documentation required by us; and/or (ii) any failure by you to keep such information and documentation updated.

4.5. Privacy Policy. We will collect some personal data about you in connection with your use of the Platform. For information regarding what personal data we collect, how we process it, and how long we retain it, please see our Privacy Policy.

5. Availability and changes to the Platform

5.1. Availability of the Platform. You acknowledge that the Platform is made available via the internet and as a result, the availability of the Platform (and your access to the Platform) maybe subject to limitations, delays and other problems inherent in the use of such communications facilities. Consequently (i) we do not warrant that the use of the Platform will be uninterrupted error-free; and (ii) we will not be responsible for any delays, delivery failures, or any loss resulting from the transfer of (or failure to transfer any) data over communications network sand facilities, including the internet.

5.2. Changes to the functionality of the Platform. We have the right to make any changes to the functionality of the Platform from time to time without notice, including, without limitation: (a)to address the Platform users’ needs; (b) to comply with any applicable laws; and/or (c) to add new functionality and/or improve existing functionality (including integrating the Platform with third-party platforms and services).

6. Use of the Platform

6.1. Access to the Platform is free of charge. We do not charge research participants any fees for access to the Platform.

6.2. Security of your Account. You must keep the Account access credentials secure and not share them with anyone else. You must report to us immediately if the security of the Account has been compromised or if you reasonably suspect that someone may have gained unauthorised access to the Account. We will not be liable to you for any losses you may suffer as a result of a failure to keep the Account access credentials confidential and secure.

6.3. Intellectual property rights in the content posted on our Platform and your right to use them. We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Platform and all material published on the Platform (including our names and our logos, but excluding all Research Documentation uploaded by the Researchers). This means that (other than in accordance with these Terms):(a) you may print off one copy and may download extracts of any page(s) from our Platform for your personal use only; and(b) you must not use any part of the content on our Platform for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us.

6.4. No data mining or web scraping. You shall not conduct, facilitate, authorise or permit any text or data mining or web scraping in relation to our Platform or the services provided via our Platform. This includes using (or permitting, authorising or attempting the use of): (a) any"robot", "bot", "spider", "scraper" or other automated devices, program, tool, algorithm, code, process or methodology to access, obtain, copy, monitor or republish any portion of the site or any data, content, information or services accessed via the same; and (b) any automated analytical technique aimed at analysing text and data in digital form to generate information which includes but is not limited to patterns, trends and correlations.

6.5. Prohibited behaviours. You must not misuse our Platform by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not use the Platform to transmit any material that: (i) is unlawful, harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, infringing, harassing or racially or ethnically offensive; (ii) facilitates illegal activity or any activity which is in breach of any applicable laws or regulations; (iii) depicts sexually explicit images; (iv) promotes unlawful violence; (v) is discriminatory based on race, gender, colour, religious belief, sexual orientation, or disability; or (vi) is otherwise illegal or causes damage or injury to any person or property.

6.6. No unauthorised access. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Platform, the server on which our Platform is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to our Platform.

6.7. Third-party sites, products and services. Where our Platform contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources. Any interaction (or dispute) you may subsequently have with those third parties is subject to those third parties’ terms only.

6.8. Suspension of your Account. We may suspend your access to your Account at any time if:(a) you have failed to comply with these Terms;(b) we have good reason to believe you are involved in any unlawful or illegal activity, or are using the Account for any other unlawful purpose;(c) any information provided by you is false, or if you fail to provide us with information that we reasonably request from you;(d) we have good reason to believe this is necessary for security reasons;(e) we reasonably believe it is necessary to comply with any law, regulation, guidance, court order or instructions of any regulator or government authority; and/or(f) your Account has been inactive for more than two years,

7. Participating in Research Projects

7.1. Our role is limited. Our role in relation to Research Projects is limited to: (a) facilitating the use of the Platform by the Researchers, who are solely responsible for managing their ResearchProjects (including all communications with you, assessing your eligibility to participate, inviting you to participate, and issuing Incentives); (b) facilitating the technology to enable you to participate in Research Projects and claim/redeem your Incentives. We do not participate in anyResearch Projects and we are not responsible for any matters related to your participation, including in respect of your eligibility to claim/redeem Incentives. Further, we will not at any stage provide you with any advice or recommendation in respect of any Research Project and/orin respect of any Documentation. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to understand all Documentation you are asked to sign and seek independent legal advice if appropriate.

7.2. Your participation in Research Projects may be subject to Researcher terms and conditions. Your participation in any Research Projects may be subject to terms and conditions and rules prescribed by the Researchers, including any Documentation you are asked to sign asa condition of participation. We are not a party to any such agreements and/or Documentation and will not be liable to you for any matters related to such agreements and/or Documentation.You should review all such Documentation and agreements carefully before you sign them and if necessary, seek independent legal advice.

7.3 Claiming or redeeming Incentives. If you are awarded any Incentives by the Researchers managing the Research Projects in which you participate, the Platform provides you with the ability to claim or redeem such Incentives. We partner with third parties providing payment and rewards services. Please note that your ability to claim or redeem Incentives is conditional on the Researcher organisation making the Incentives available, including by ensuring that sufficient funds have been paid to us by the Researcher to cover the amount of the Incentives. We will not be responsible for and will not be liable to you if your Incentives claim or redemption fails as a result of insufficient funds or other errors or failures of the Researchers. You will be notified to redeem or claim an Incentive but please note the Incentive Claim Window (meaning the number of days the Researcher gives you to claim an Incentive before your right to claim that Incentive is revoked) is at the discretion of the Researchers and not Ayda and Ayda cannot be held responsible for any failure by you or the Researchers to redeem an Incentive.

7.4. Taxes. It is your responsibility to determine what, if any, taxes apply to the Incentives you receive, and it is your responsibility to collect, report and remit the correct tax to the appropriate tax authority. We will not be responsible for determining whether taxes apply to your Incentives, or for collecting, reporting or remitting any taxes arising from any transaction.

8. Confidentiality

8.1. We will not be required to breach our confidentiality obligations. You acknowledge and agree that we will not be obliged to disclose to you or take into consideration (or require any third party to do so) any information: (a) which is confidential or subject to any other nondisclosure obligation (whether contractual, statutory or under common law); (b) relating to the nature or extent of any interest we, any of our group companies or affiliates, any other clients or any other third party has in any investment in which you may also have an interest; or (c) which we are not required to disclose to you pursuant to any applicable law or regulation or these Terms, and/or which is not in our reasonable opinion related to our obligations under these Terms and/or the Platform.

8.2. Confidentiality obligations. Each party undertakes that it will not at any time during this agreement, and for a period of two (2) years after termination of this agreement, disclose to any person any confidential information belonging to the other party except as permitted by clause

8.3. You acknowledge that any content published on the Platform (including allTransaction Documentation) is our confidential information, and all data, documentation and information provided by you are your confidential information.

8.3. Permitted disclosures of confidential information. Each party may disclose the other party's confidential information: (a) to those of its employees, officers, representatives or advisers who need to know such information for the purposes of exercising the party's rights or carrying out its obligations under or in connection with this agreement. Each party will ensure that its employees, officers, representatives or advisers to whom it discloses the other party's confidential information are aware of that party’s obligations under this clause 8; (b) if (and only to the minimum extent) required by the rules of any listing authority or stock exchange on which its (or its group companies’) shares are listed (if applicable); and (c) as may be required by law, a court of competent jurisdiction or any governmental or regulatory authority. You acknowledge and agree that we can disclose your confidential information to the Company and any Investor, to the extent necessary in connection with our services and any Transaction.

8.4. No party will use any other party's confidential information for any purpose other than to exercise its rights and perform its obligations under or in connection with this agreement.

9. Liability

9.1. Types of liability covered. References to liability in this clause 9 include every kind of liability arising under or in connection with this agreement including but not limited to liability in contract, tort (including negligence), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise.

9.2. Liability for deliberate default is not limited or excluded. Neither party may benefit from the limitations and exclusions set out in this clause in respect of any liability arising from its deliberate default or fraud.

9.3. Liability which we do not exclude or limit. Nothing in this agreement excludes or limits our liability for any death or personal injury caused by our negligence, liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that the law does not allow us to exclude or limit.

9.4. When we will not be liable to you. We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage arising in connection with your use of the Platform and/or receipt of any Incentives which:(a) was not foreseeable at the time this agreement became binding on you and us. By ‘foreseeable’ we mean that it is something we and you could predict would happen or that is a normal consequence of our non-compliance with these Terms or our failure to use reasonable skill and care;(b) was not caused by our breach of these Terms or our failure to use reasonable skill and care;(c) is related to any business or commercial activity you carry on, and includes any business losses, loss of profit and loss of business opportunity (d) was caused by events outside of our (or our agents’ or subcontractors’) control which we could not have avoided (for example war or industrial action);(e) was caused by your breach of these Terms or any laws or regulations; and/or(f) was caused by any third parties, including the Researchers (unless we are responsible for the actions of such third parties).

9.5. Your liability to us. You will compensate us for any loss or damage we suffer (including any expenses and costs incurred by us, such as legal fees) if you are fraudulent in your use of thePlatform. You will remain liable even after this agreement is terminated.

10. Termination

10.1. We can terminate this agreement and close your Account in exceptional circumstances. In any of the circumstances listed in clause 6.8 (Suspension of your Account) we may choose to terminate this agreement and close your Account, if, in our reasonable opinion, the circumstances cannot be rectified and/or it is no longer viable or possible to continue to provide you with access to the Account. We can also terminate this agreement and close your Account if: (i) we are instructed to do so by the relevant Researcher; and/or (ii) if our agreement with the Researcher organisation is terminated for any reason.

10.2. You can cancel this agreement and close your Account at any time. You can close your Account at any time by contacting us via the Platform or email, or by deleting your Account on our Platform.

11. Other important terms

11.1. Uncontrollable events. Neither party shall be in breach of this agreement nor liable for delay in performing, or failure to perform, any of its obligations under this agreement if such delay or failure results from any Uncontrollable Events. “Uncontrollable Event” is an event outside the parties' reasonable control including, without limitation: natural disaster, epidemic or pandemic, terrorist attack, civil war, civil commotion or riots, war or armed conflict; nuclear, chemical or sonic boom, collapse of buildings, fire, explosion or accident; any labour or trade dispute, strikes, industrial action or lockouts; non-performance by suppliers or subcontractors.

11.2. Relationship of the parties. The parties are independent businesses and not partners, principal and agent (other than as expressly specified in these Terms), or employer and employee, or in any other relationship of trust to each other.

11.3. Transfer of rights and obligations under this agreement. You may not assign, transfer, subcontract or encumber any right or obligation under this agreement, in whole or in part. We may assign, transfer, subcontract or encumber any right or obligation our rights and obligations under these Terms to another business without your consent, but we will notify you of the transfer and make sure that your rights are not adversely affected as a result.

11.4. Third party rights. This agreement is not intended to and does not give any person who is nota party to it any right to enforce any of its provisions.

11.5. Invalid provisions. If any clause in these Terms (or part thereof) is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, but would be legal, valid and enforceable if the clause or some part of it was deleted or modified (or the duration of the relevant clause reduced), the relevant clause (or part thereof) will apply with such deletion or modification as may be required to make it legal, valid and enforceable, and the parties will promptly and in good faith seek to negotiate a replacement provision consistent with the original intent of this agreement as soon as possible.

11.6. Taking action when you are in breach of these Terms. If you breach these terms and we take no action, we will still be entitled to use our rights and remedies in any other situation where you breach these Terms.

11.7. Entire agreement. These Terms contain the whole agreement between you and us relating to the Platform and our services, and supersede any prior agreements, representations or understandings between us unless expressly incorporated by reference in this agreement. Each party acknowledges that it has not relied on, and will have no remedy in respect of, any representation (whether innocent or negligent) made but not expressly embodied in this agreement. Nothing in this clause limits or excludes any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

11.8. Laws that apply to this agreement and courts where claims can be resolved. These Terms are governed by English law and wherever you live you can bring claims against us in the English courts. If you live in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland or any other country, you can also bring claims against us in the courts of the country you live in. We can claim against you in the courts of the country you live in. Nothing in this clause affects your rights available to you under any applicable local laws in the place where you normally reside


1. About these Terms and Conditions, the Platform and the Services provided by Ayda

1.1. These terms and conditions (Terms) are a legal agreement between:

1.1.1. researchers, i.e. organisations wishing to use the Platform to manage their research projects (Customers), who register online to use the Platform; and

1.1.2 Particity Limited (trading as Ayda), a limited company incorporated and registered in England and Wales with company number 11375698 and, c/o Jump Accounting, 33 Queen Street, London, United Kingdom, EC4R 1AP

1.2. This agreement becomes binding between the Parties in accordance with clause 2 (Commencement and duration). By confirming your request to join the Platform you confirmthat you are properly authorised by the Customer to enter into a legal agreement on behalf ofthe Customer.

1.3. The Platform is an online software solution developed by Ayda, and which is made available tothe users via https://www.helloayda.com/.

1.4. The definitions and rules of interpretation set out in Schedule 1 apply in these Terms.

2. Commencement and Term

2.1. Expression of intention by the Customer to join the Platform constitutes an offer by theCustomer to gain access to the Platform and receive the services from Ayda in accordance withthese Terms. The Customer is responsible for ensuring that all registration details requested byAyda and provided by the Customer are complete and accurate.

2.2. A legally binding agreement between Ayda and the Customer (Agreement) for the provisionof access to the Platform and the related services shall come into force on the date when theCustomer’s registration on the Platform is approved by Ayda by activating the Customer’saccount on the Platform (Commencement Date), and shall continue until: (a) either Party servesnot less than thirty (30) days’ notice in writing to the other Party; or (b) it is otherwise terminatedin accordance with the provisions of these Terms.

2.3. These Terms apply to the Agreement between the Customer and Ayda to the exclusion of anyother terms that the Customer seeks to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by trade,custom, practice, or course of dealing. The Customer waives any right it might otherwise haveto rely on any term endorsed upon, delivered with or contained in any documents of theCustomer that is inconsistent with these Terms.2

3. Platform services

3.1. Ayda shall make the Platform available for use by the Customer’s Authorised Users during theTerm, on and subject to these Terms.

3.2. Ayda shall have the right to reject any Customer Data for inclusion on the Platform, if, in Ayda’sreasonable opinion, such Customer Data does not comply with any Applicable Laws and/orcould, in Ayda’s reasonable opinion, adversely affect Ayda’s reputation. However, Ayda shall beunder no obligation to review any Customer Data for accuracy, completeness, appropriatenessor lawfulness.

3.3. The Customer acknowledges that Ayda does not participate in any research projects involvingParticipants and is not a party to any arrangements or agreements the Customer concludes withsuch Participants, even if such arrangements or agreements are made via the Platform. In theevent of any complaints or disputes between the Customer and any Participant, Ayda shall usereasonable endeavours to assist the Customer, but Ayda shall be under no obligation toparticipate in any dispute resolution process or proceedings between the Customer and anyParticipant.

3.4. Ayda shall use reasonable endeavours to make the Platform available 24 hours a day, 7 days aweek, except for: (i) planned maintenance carried out during the maintenance window of 10.00pm to 2.00 am UK time; and (ii) unscheduled maintenance performed outside of NormalBusiness Hours. Ayda will use reasonable endeavours to give the Customer at least 3 NormalBusiness Hours’ notice in advance of any unscheduled maintenance.

3.5. The Customer acknowledges that the Platform is made available via the internet and as a result,the availability thereof may be subject to limitations, delays and other problems inherent in theuse of such communications facilities. Consequently, the Customer acknowledges and agreesthat Ayda: (i) does not warrant that the Authorised User’s use of the Platform will beuninterrupted or error-free; and (ii) will not be liable for any delays, delivery failures, any failureof the Authorised User’s equipment, or any loss or damage resulting from the transfer of dataover communications networks and facilities.

3.6. Ayda shall have the right to make any changes to the functionality of the Platform from time totime, including: (i) to address its users’ and participants’ needs; (ii) to comply with any ApplicableLaws; and/or (i) changes that do not materially adversely affect the nature or quality of thePlatform, including any updates, upgrades and new releases of the software underlying thePlatform.

3.7. Ayda shall provide the Customer, its Authorised Users and Participants with Ayda’s technicalsupport services during Normal Business Hours in accordance with Ayda’s standard supportservices policy.

3.8. Ayda shall follow its standard archiving procedures for all Customer Data. In the event of anyloss or damage to Customer Data, the Customer's sole and exclusive remedy against Ayda shallbe for Ayda to use reasonable commercial endeavours to restore the lost or damaged CustomerData from the latest back-up of such Customer Data maintained by Ayda in accordance with itsarchiving procedures. Ayda shall not be responsible for any loss, destruction, alteration or disclosure of Customer Data caused by any third party (except those third parties subcontracted by Ayda to perform services related to Customer Data maintenance and back-up forwhich it shall remain fully liable).

4. Access and use of the Platform by Authorised Users

4.1. Subject to the Customer paying the Commission and the restrictions set out in this clause 4 andother terms of these Terms, Ayda hereby grants to the Customer a non-exclusive, nontransferable right and licence, without the right to grant sublicences, to permit its AuthorisedUsers to use the Platform during the Term, solely for the Customer’s internal businessoperations.

4.2. The Customer shall ensure that all its Authorised Users have appropriate authority to use thePlatform on behalf of the Customer, including to create and manage research projects on behalfof the Customer, and to carry out any other activities enabled by the Platform. Ayda shall notbe required to verify any powers or authorisations granted to the Authorised Users of theCustomer, and all use and all actions completed via the Platform by the Authorised Users of theCustomer shall be deemed by Ayda to have been validly carried out by the Customer.

4.3. Authorised Users may be required to provide certain information in order to activate theiraccounts. Failure to provide any such information may result in the relevant Authorised User’saccount not being created, which will prevent such Authorised User from accessing the Platform.

4.4. In relation to the Authorised Users, the Customer undertakes that it will use reasonableendeavours to ensure that (i) any Authorised User account is not used by more than oneindividual Authorised User (unless an account is re-assigned by Ayda to a different AuthorisedUser upon the Customer’s request) and (ii) each Authorised User shall use secure accesscredentials to sign in to the Platform and shall keep a secure password and other logininformation confidential. Ayda shall not be liable to the Customer and/or any Authorised Userfor any loss or damage caused as a result of a breach by any Authorised User of this Clause 4.4.

4.5. The Customer shall not, and shall use reasonable endeavours to ensure that its Authorised Usersshall not, access, store, distribute or transmit any viruses, or any material during the course oftheir use of the Platform that: (i) is unlawful, harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene,infringing, harassing or racially or ethnically offensive; (ii) facilitates illegal activity or any activitywhich is in breach of any Applicable Law; (iii) depicts sexually explicit images; (iv) promotesunlawful violence; (v) is discriminatory based on race, gender, colour, religious belief, sexualorientation, or disability; or (vi) is otherwise illegal or causes damage or injury to any person orproperty. Ayda reserves the right, without liability or prejudice to its other rights, to removefrom the Platform any material that breaches the provisions of this Clause.4.6. The Customer shall not, and shall procure that its Authorised Users shall not:

4.6.1. except as may be allowed by these Terms and/or any Applicable Law which is incapableof exclusion by agreement between the Parties and except to the extent expresslypermitted under these Terms: (i) attempt to copy, modify, duplicate, create derivativeworks from, frame, mirror, republish, download, display, transmit, or distribute all or anyportion of the Platform and/or any Content made available via the Platform (as 4applicable) in any form or media or by any means; or (ii) attempt to de-compile, reversecompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise reduce to human-perceivable formall or any part of the software underlying the Platform;

4.6.2. access all or any part of the Platform in order to build a product or service whichcompetes with the Platform;

4.6.3. use the Platform to conduct any form of advertising;

4.6.4. conduct any form of text or data mining or web scraping in any form;

4.6.5. establish links to the Platform (including redirections) without Ayda’s prior writtenconsent (which may be withdrawn by Ayda at any time);4.6.6. license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, display, disclose, or otherwisecommercially exploit, or otherwise make the Platform available to any third party exceptthe Authorised Users and Participants in accordance with these Terms, or

4.6.7. attempt to obtain, or assist third parties in obtaining, access to the Platform, other thanas provided under this clause

4.4.7. The Customer acknowledges and agrees that in the event of a material breach and/or persistentbreaches of clause 4.5 and/or clause 4.6 by any Authorised User, Ayda shall have the right, atits sole discretion, to suspend or withdraw the right of use and access to the Platform for anysuch Authorised User and/or the Customer.

4.8. The Customer shall use all reasonable endeavours to prevent any unauthorised access to, or useof, the Platform and, in the event of any such unauthorised access or use, shall promptly notifyAyda.

4.9. The rights provided under this clause 4 are granted to the Customer only, and, unless otherwiseagreed in writing between the Parties, shall not be considered granted to any subsidiary orholding company of the Customer.

5. Customer’s obligations

5.1. The Customer shall:

5.1.1. provide Ayda with: (i) all necessary co-operation in relation to these Terms; and (ii) allnecessary access to such information as may be reasonably required by Ayda, in orderto facilitate the use of the Platform, including but not limited to Customer Data;

5.1.2. without affecting its other obligations under these Terms, comply with all ApplicableLaws with respect to its activities under these Terms;

5.1.3. ensure that the Authorised Users use the Platform in accordance with these Terms andshall be responsible for any Authorised User's breach of these Terms; and

5.1.4. obtain and shall maintain all necessary licences, consents, and permissions necessaryfor Ayda, its contractors and agents to perform their obligations under these Terms.

5.5.2. The Customer shall own all right, title and interest in and to all of the Customer Data that is notpersonal data and shall have sole responsibility for the legality, reliability, integrity, accuracy andquality of all such Customer Data.

6. Pre-paid Funds and Commission

6.1. The Customer shall pay to Ayda the Commission in accordance with this clause 6.

6.2. The Customer acknowledges and agrees that

6.2.1 - the Customer’s ability to issue Incentives toParticipants (and the Participants’ ability to claim them) is conditional upon the Customer prefunding all such Incentives and applicable Commission (inclusive of VAT) in advance by makinga payment of sufficient amount of funds (Pre-paid Funds) into Ayda’s account (as notified inwriting by Ayda to the Customer from time to time). All Pre-paid Funds must be received byAyda in cleared funds before any Incentives can be issued by the Customer. Ayda shall not beliable to the Customer for any failure to process any Incentives as a result of insufficient Prepaid Funds being received by Ayda.

6.2.2 - it shall give Participants a minimum of thirty (30) days to claim a Cash Incentive;

6.2.3 - it shall give Participants a minimum of ninety (90) days to claim a Voucher Incentive;

6.2.4 - it is responsible for making Participants aware that an Incentive can only be claimed for a limited period of time and that the Participant’s right to claim the Incentive will be revoked upon expiry of the Claim Window. The Customer shall notify the Participant of the Claim Window for the relevant Incentive at the time the Incentive becomes available (if not before);  

6.2.5 - in respect of any Voucher Incentive, the expiry date on the voucher is determined by the third party responsible for such voucher and is not controlled by and cannot be amended by Aydaor the Customer;

6.2.6 - Ayda shall have no liability for any failure by a Participant to claim an Incentive during the Claim Window and/or redeem a Voucher Incentive by the relevant expiry date and the Customer shall be responsible for all questions, communications, complaints and/or any claims relating to such matters. Ayda will redirect all queries relating to any Incentives to the Customer;

6.2.7 - if it has not taken any action on the Platform for a period of twelve (12) months then Ayda will close the Customer’s account without any notice and the Customer will automatically lose its right to claim the return of any Pre-paid Funds and/or Cash Funds in accordance with clause 6.3.  

6.3. If during the Term of this Agreement, there are Cash Funds available then the Customer may use the facility on the Platform to return such Cash Funds to its Ayda account to be used by the Customer for other research projects.

6.4 For the avoidance of doubt, the Customer is not entitled to any refund or compensation in respect of any Voucher Incentive which has not been claimed by a Participant during a Claim Window and Ayda shall have no liability to the Customer in respect of the same.

6.5 The Customer hereby authorises Ayda to:

6.5.1 deduct from the Pre-paid Funds the amount of Commission upon the activation of each research project, for the amount of the Commission due to Ayda in respect of all Incentives payable to or redeemable by the Participants in such research project. Any Commission deducted by Ayda in accordance with this clause shall constitute payment due to Ayda in consideration of the services provided under this Agreement; and  

6.5.2 retain all Pre-paid Funds and / or any Cash Funds in the event that the Customer’s account is closed in accordance with clause 6.2

6.6. In the event Ayda is unable, for any reason, to deduct the Commission in accordance with clause 6.4, Ayda shall invoice the Customer amount of the Commission due to Ayda, and the Customershall pay each invoice within 30 days after the date of receipt of such invoice. If Ayda has notreceived payment within 30 days after the due date, and without prejudice to any other rightsand remedies of Ayda:

6.6.1 Ayda may, without liability to the Customer, disable the Customer's Authorised Users’ passwords, accounts and access to all or part of the Platform and Ayda shall be under no obligation to reinstate full access to the Platform while the invoice(s) concerned remain unpaid; and

6.6.2 interest shall accrue on a daily basis on such due amounts at an annual rate equal to 3% over the then current base lending rate of the Bank of England from time to time, commencing on the due date and continuing until fully paid, whether before or after judgment.

6.7 All amounts and Commission stated or referred to in these Terms:

6.7.1 shall be payable in pounds sterling;

6.7.2 are non-cancellable and non-refundable (except for the return of Cash Funds in accordance with clause 6.3);

6.7.3. are exclusive of value added tax, which shall be added to the Commission at the appropriate rate; and

6.7.4. shall be paid in full without any set-off, counterclaim, deduction or withholding (otherthan any deduction or withholding of tax as required by law).

7. Proprietary Rights

7.1. The Customer acknowledges and agrees that Ayda and/or its licensors own all intellectualproperty rights in the Platform and the Platform Documentation. Except as expressly stated inthese Terms, these Terms does not grant the Customer any rights to, under or in, any patents,copyright, database right, trade secrets, trade names, trade marks (whether registered orunregistered), or any other rights or licences in respect of the Platform (including any softwareunderlying the Platform) or the Platform Documentation.

7.2. Ayda confirms that it has all the rights in relation to the Platform and the PlatformDocumentation that are necessary to grant all the rights it purports to grant under, and inaccordance with these Terms.

7.3. Ayda acknowledges and agrees that the Customer and/or its licensors own all intellectualproperty rights in the Customer Data. Except as expressly stated in these Terms, these Terms donot grant Ayda any rights to, under or in, any patents or copyright, database right, trade secrets,trade names, trade makes (whether registered or unregistered), or any other rights or licencesin respect of the Customer’s intellectual property rights. The Customer hereby grants to Ayda afully paid-up, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence during the Term to use, copy andmodify the Customer Data to the extent necessary to operate the Platform and comply withAyda’s obligations under these Terms.

7.4. The Customer confirms that it has all the rights in relation to the Customer Data that arenecessary to grant all the rights and licences under and in accordance with these Terms.

7.5. The Customer acknowledges and provides Ayda with permission to use the Customer’s trademark or trade name on its website or on any marketing materials.

8. Data Protection

8.1. The Parties acknowledge that:

8.1.1. the Customer is the data controller of the personal data set out in clause 8.3 (theCustomer Personal Data) and Ayda is the data processor of the Customer PersonalData;

8.1.2. Ayda is an independent controller of all other personal data processed in connectionwith this Agreement, as further detailed in its privacy policy:https://www.helloayda.com/privacy-policy.

8.2. The Parties further acknowledge that, although Ayda is the controller in respect of Participantpayment details, payments shall only be made to Participants in respect of Customer researchwhere requested by the Customer via the Platform.

8.3. Customer Personal Data processing specification:

Scope, Nature and purpose of processing
Ayda will process personal data to provide thePlatform services and to comply with itsobligations under the Agreement during the Termof the Agreement.
Categories of data subject
Authorised Users and Participants.
Categories of personal data
Authorised Users: first name, surname, email address.
Participants: first name, surname and email address (each solely for the purpose of contacting the Participants to set up an account), and any information provided by the Authorised Users about the Participants, and by the Participants themselves in respect of the research projects and interactions with the Customer (including any research surveys and questionnaires completed by the Participants for the Customer).
Duration of processing
For the duration that Ayda provides the Platform services to the Customer under this Agreement, until all personal data is returned to the Customer or deleted by Ayda in accordance with this Agreement
8.4. To the extent that Ayda processes Customer Personal Data on behalf of the Customer as itsdata processor, Ayda shall:
. process that Customer Personal Data only on the documented instructions of theCustomer, which shall be to process the Customer Personal Data to the extent necessaryto supply the Platform and associated services to the Customer under these Terms,unless Ayda is otherwise required by applicable laws under this clause 8.4
8.4.2. implement adequate technical and organisational measures to protect againstunauthorised or unlawful processing of Customer Personal Data and against accidentalloss or destruction of, or damage to, Customer Personal Data, having regard to the stateof technological development and the cost of implementing any measures;
8.4.3. ensure that any personnel engaged and authorised by Ayda to process CustomerPersonal Data have committed themselves to obligations of confidentiality;
8.4.4. assist the Customer as reasonably possible (taking into account the nature of theprocessing and the information available to Ayda), and at the Customer's cost andwritten request, in responding to any request from a data subject and in ensuring theCustomer's compliance with its obligations under applicable Data Protection Laws;
8.4.5. notify the Customer without undue delay on becoming aware of a Personal Data Breachinvolving the Customer Personal Data; and
8.4.6. maintain records to demonstrate its compliance with this clause 8.4 and allow forreasonable audits by the Customer or the Customer's designated auditor, for thispurpose, on reasonable written notice. Audits under this clause 8.4 will beconducted not more frequently than once in a 12-month period and the Customer shallreimburse Ayda on demand for reasonable costs and expenses incurred by Ayda inconnection with any such audits. The Customer will bear its own costs of carrying outany audits.
8.5. Where Ayda is relying on applicable laws as the basis for processing Customer Processor Dataunder clause 8.4, Ayda shall use reasonable efforts to notify the Customer of this beforeperforming the processing required by the applicable laws unless those applicable laws prohibitAyda from so notifying the Customer.

8.6. The Customer hereby provides its prior, general authorisation for Ayda to:
8.6.1. appoint sub-processors to process the Customer Personal Data, provided that Ayda:
a. shall ensure any sub-processors will comply with applicable Data ProtectionLaws, and will comply with terms that are materially similar to those imposedon Ayda in clause 8.4;
b. shall remain responsible for the acts and omissions of any such sub-processoras if they were the acts and omissions of Ayda; and
c. shall inform the Customer of any intended changes concerning the addition orreplacement of the sub-processors, giving the Customer the opportunity toobject to such changes within no later than 30 days from the date ofnotification. Where the Customer objects to the changes and cannotdemonstrate, in Ayda's reasonable opinion, that the objection is due to anactual or likely breach of applicable Data Protection Law, the Customer shallindemnify Ayda for any losses, damages, costs (including legal fees) andexpenses suffered by Ayda in accommodating the objection;

8.6.2. transfer Customer Personal Data outside of the UK or the EEA as required to complywith Ayda’s obligations under these Terms, provided that Ayda shall ensure that all suchtransfers are made in accordance with applicable Data Protection Laws. For thesepurposes, the Customer shall promptly comply with any reasonable request of Ayda,including any request to enter into standard data protection clauses adopted by either 9the EU Commission (where the EU GDPR applies to the transfer) or adopted by the UKInformation Commissioner (where the UK GDPR applies to the transfer).

8.7. Ayda will process personal data to provide the Platform services for the duration that Aydaprovides the Platform services to the Customer under these Terms, until all personal data isreturned to the Customer or deleted by Ayda in accordance with these Terms.

9. Confidentiality

9.1. Each Party agrees that they will not at any time during these Terms, and for a period of three(3) years after termination of these Terms, disclose to any person any Confidential Informationbelonging to the other Party except as permitted by clause The Customer acknowledges that the Platform Documentation is the Confidential Informationof Ayda.
9.3. Ayda acknowledges that the Customer Data is the Confidential Information of the Customer.

9.4. Each Party may disclose the other Party's Confidential Information:

9.4.1. to those of its employees, officers, representatives or advisers who need to know suchinformation for the purposes of exercising the Party's rights or carrying out itsobligations under or in connection with these Terms. Each Party will ensure that itsemployees, officers, representatives or advisers to whom it discloses the other Party'sConfidential Information are aware of that Party’s obligations under this clause 10; and

9.4.2. as may be required by law, a court of competent jurisdiction or any governmental orregulatory authority.

9.5. No Party will use any other Party's Confidential Information for any purpose other than toexercise its rights and perform its obligations under or in connection with these Terms.

10. Security of Network and Information Systems
The Customer shall notify Ayda immediately it becomes aware of any Incident, and respondwithout delay to all queries and requests for information from Ayda about any Incident, whetherdiscovered by Ayda or the Customer, in particular bearing in mind the extent of any reportingobligations the Customer may have under the Data Protection Laws and that the Customer maybe required to comply with statutory or other regulatory timescales.

11. Indemnity

11.1. The Customer shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless Ayda against claims, actions,proceedings, losses, damages, expenses and costs (including without limitation court costs andreasonable legal fees) arising out of or in connection with: (i) the Customer's use of the Platformand/or Platform Documentation (including with respect to any Incentives processed by Aydaand redeemed by the Participants without sufficient Pre-paid Funds having been deposited bythe Customer in accordance with clause 6.2); and/or (ii) any claim made against Ayda by any Participant or any third party as a result of or in connection with the Customer’s use of thePlatform.

11.2. Ayda shall: (i) give the Customer prompt notice of any third party claim that may give rise tothe indemnity under clause 11.1; (ii) provide reasonable co-operation to the Customer in thedefence and settlement of such claim, at the Customer's expense; and (iii) give the Customersole authority to defend or settle the claim.

11.3. Ayda shall defend the Customer, its officers, directors and employees against any claim that theCustomer's use of the Platform and/or the Platform Documentation in accordance with theseTerms infringes any United Kingdom patent effective as of the Commencement Date, copyright,trade mark, database right or right of confidentiality, and shall indemnify the Customer for anyamounts awarded against the Customer in judgment or settlement of such claims, providedthat: (i) Ayda is given prompt notice of any such claim; (ii) the Customer does not make anyadmission, or otherwise attempt to compromise or settle the claim and provides reasonable cooperation to Ayda in the defence and settlement of such claim, at Ayda's expense; and (iii) Aydais given sole authority to defend or settle the claim.

11.4. In no event shall Ayda, its employees, agents and sub-contractors be liable to the Customer tothe extent that the alleged infringement is based on:

11.4.1. a modification of the Platform by anyone other than Ayda; or

11.4.2. the Customer's (and/or its Authorised Users’) use of the Platform in a manner contraryto the instructions given to the Customer by Ayda; or

11.4.3. the Customer's (and/or its Authorised Users’) use of the Platform after notice of thealleged or actual infringement from Ayda or any appropriate authority.

11.5. The foregoing state the Customer's sole and exclusive rights and remedies, and Ayda’s(including Ayda’s employees', agents' and sub-contractors') entire obligations and liability, forinfringement of any patent, copyright, trade mark, database right or right of confidentiality.

12. Limitation Of Liability

12.1. Except as expressly and specifically provided in these Terms:

12.1.1. the Customer assumes sole responsibility for results obtained from the use of thePlatform by the Customer, and for conclusions drawn from such use;

12.1.2. all warranties, representations, conditions and all other terms of any kind whatsoeverimplied by statute or common law are, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law,excluded from these Terms; and

12.1.3. the Platform is provided to the Customer on an "as is" basis.

12.2. Neither Party excludes nor limits any liability for: (i) personal injury (including sickness anddeath) to the extent that such injury results from the negligence or wilful default of a Party or 11its employees; (ii) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or (iii) any other liability to the extentit cannot be excluded or limited by law.

12.3. Subject to Clause 12.1 and Clause 12.2:

12.3.1. neither Party shall be liable to the other Party, whether in tort (including negligence orbreach of statutory duty), contract, misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise for: (i)any loss of profits; (ii) loss of anticipated savings or wasted expenditure (includingmanagement time); (iii) loss of business; (iv) depletion of goodwill and/or similar losses;(v) loss or corruption of data or information, (vi) pure economic loss; and/or (vii) anyspecial, indirect or consequential loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses howeverarising under or in connection with these Terms;

12.3.2. other than in respect of the indemnification obligations under Clause 11.3, Ayda’s totalaggregate liability to the Customer, whether arising in contract, tort (includingnegligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise,arising in connection with these Terms shall be limited to 100% of the total Commissionpaid and/or payable in the 12 months period preceding the incident arose; and

12.3.3. each Party’s total aggregate liability to the other Party in respect of any indemnificationprovided under these terms shall in no event exceed £500,000.

13. Termination

13.1. Either Party may without prejudice to its other rights and remedies by notice in writing to theother Party immediately terminate these Terms if the other:

13.1.1. fails to pay any amount due under these Terms on the due date for payment andremains in default not less than 30 days after being notified in writing to make suchpayment;

13.1.2. is in material or persistent breach of any of its obligations under these Terms and if thatbreach is capable of remedy and the other has failed to remedy that breach within 30days after receiving written notice requiring it to remedy that breach;

13.1.3. is unable to pay its debts (within the meaning of section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986)or becomes insolvent or an order is made or a resolution passed for the administration,winding-up or dissolution of the other (otherwise than for the purposes of a solventamalgamation or reconstruction) or an administrative or other receiver, manager,liquidator, administrator, trustee or similar officer is appointed over all or anysubstantial part of the assets of the other or the other enters into or proposes anycomposition or arrangement with its creditors generally or any analogous event occursin any applicable jurisdiction; or

13.1.4. ceases or suspends, or threatens to cease or suspend, the carrying on of any part of itsbusiness.

13.2. In the event of termination of these Terms for any reason:

13.2.1. all rights and licences granted under these Terms shall immediately terminate and theCustomer shall immediately cease all use of the Platform and/or the PlatformDocumentation;

13.2.2. upon the Customer’s request in writing (which may be submitted no later than within30 days after the date of termination of these Terms), Ayda shall, within 30 days fromthe date of receipt of the Customer’s request, provide to the Customer a copy of allCustomer Data. The Customer acknowledges and agrees that Ayda may retain suchCustomer Data as is necessary for Ayda’s compliance and record keeping purposes,including any Customer Data that relates to Ayda’s obligations towards the Participantsand/or the Third Party Services suppliers;

13.2.3. subject to Clause 13.2.2, each Party will within 7 days of such termination return (or, atthe other Party’s option, destroy) all the other Party's Confidential Information in itspossession or under its control and all copies of such information; and

13.2.4. any rights, remedies, obligations or liabilities of the Parties that have accrued up to thedate of termination, including the right to claim damages in respect of any breach ofthese Terms which existed at or before the date of termination shall not be affected orprejudiced; and

13.2.5. any provision of these Terms that expressly or by implication is intended to come intoor continue in force on or after termination of these Terms, including Clauses 1(Interpretation), 7 (Proprietary rights), 8 (Data protection), 9 (Confidentiality), 11(Indemnity), 12 (Limitation of liability), 13.2 (Consequences of termination), 14 (Generalterms), and 15 (Governing Law and Jurisdiction) shall remain in full force and effect; and

13.2.6 the Customer acknowledges that it shall not be entitled to any refund of any Pre-Paid Funds and/or Cash Funds held on account by Ayda at the time of termination..

14. General Terms

14.1. Force majeure. Ayda shall have no liability to the Customer under these Terms if it is preventedfrom or delayed in performing its obligations under these Terms, or from carrying on itsbusiness, by acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond its reasonable control, including,without limitation, strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving theworkforce of Ayda or any other party), failure of a utility service or transport ortelecommunications network, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage,compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident,breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm or default of suppliers or sub-contractors,provided that the Customer is notified of such an event and its expected duration.

14.2. Variation. Ayda shall have the right to update these Terms (including any Schedules) by servingat least 30 days’ notice in writing to the Customer. If the Customer does not agree to such newTerms, the Customer can notify Ayda of its rejection of the new terms. Such rejection will meanthat the Customer wishes to terminate the Agreement and close its account(s). Rejection of thenew terms must be notified to Ayda in writing before the date when Ayda proposes toimplement the new terms. Failure to notify Ayda prior to the proposed implementation datewill be deemed as the Customer’s acceptance of the new terms. Any variation of these Terms in 13any other circumstances than those set out in this clause 14.2 shall require the writtenagreement of both Parties.

14.3. Waiver. No failure or delay by a Party to exercise any right or remedy provided under theseTerms or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it preventor restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exerciseof such right or remedy shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right orremedy.

14.4. Rights and remedies. Except as expressly provided in these Terms, the rights and remediesprovided under these Terms are in addition to, and not exclusive of, any rights or remediesprovided by law.

14.5. Severance. If any provision or part-provision of these Terms is or becomes invalid, illegal orunenforceable, it shall be deemed deleted, but that shall not affect the validity andenforceability of the rest of these Terms. If any provision or part-provision of these Terms isdeemed deleted under this Clause 14.5 the Parties shall negotiate in good faith to agree areplacement provision that, to the greatest extent possible, achieves the intended commercialresult of the original provision.

14.6. Entire Agreement. These Terms constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties andsupersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties,representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to itssubject matter. Each Party acknowledges that in entering into these Terms it does not rely on,and shall have no remedies in respect of, any statement, representation, assurance or warranty(whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in these Terms. Each Party agreesthat it shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligentmisstatement based on any statement in these Terms.

14.7. Assignment and other dealings. Save as provided in Clause 14.8 and/or Clause 14.9, neitherParty may subcontract, assign, transfer, novate, grant any trust over, or otherwise deal with anyof its rights or obligations under these Terms without the prior written consent of the otherParty, such request not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed.

14.8. Notwithstanding Clause 14.7, either Party may assign, transfer, novate, grant any trust over, orotherwise deal with its rights and obligations under these Terms, in part or in full, without theprior written consent of the other Party to an acquirer of assets or a successor by merger.

14.9. Subject to Ayda’s obligations under clause 9 (Data protection), Ayda shall be entitled tosubcontract its obligations under these Terms to any third party (including any subsidiary orother affiliate of Ayda) or engage third-party agents or subcontractors without obtaining theCustomer’s prior consent.

14.10. No partnership or agency. Nothing in these Terms is intended to or shall operate to create apartnership between the Parties, or authorise either Party to act as agent for the other, andneither Party shall have the authority to act in the name or on behalf of or otherwise to bindthe other in any way (including, but not limited to, the making of any representation or warranty,the assumption of any obligation or liability and the exercise of any right or power).

14.11. Third party rights. These Terms does not confer any rights on any person or party (other thanthe Parties to these Terms and, where applicable, their successors and permitted assigns)pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or any equivalent applicablelegislation in any other jurisdiction.

14.12. Notices and other communications. Any notice required to be given under these Terms shallbe in writing and shall be delivered by hand or sent by pre-paid first-class post or recordeddelivery post to the other Party’s registered address, or such other address as may have beennotified by that Party for such purposes, or sent by email to the other Party’s email address usedas the main point of contact in connection with this Agreement. A notice delivered by handshall be deemed to have been received when delivered (or if delivery is not in Normal BusinessHours, at 9 am on the first Business Day following delivery). A correctly addressed notice sentby pre-paid first-class post or recorded delivery post shall be deemed to have been received atthe time at which it would have been delivered in the normal course of post. A notice sent byemail shall be deemed to have been received at the time of transmission. The provisions of thisclause shall not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action.All notices and other communications under or in connection with these Terms shall be in theEnglish language.

15. Governing law and jurisdiction

15.1. These Terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matteror formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construedin accordance with the law of England and Wales.

15.2. Each Party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusivejurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with these Terms or itssubject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims)
Applicable Laws
any applicable laws or regulations, regulatory policies,guidelines or industry codes.
Authorised Users
employees, agents and independent contractors of theCustomer who are authorised by the Customer to use thePlatform for the purpose of managing research projects andrelationships with Participants
Business Day
a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday inEngland when banks in London are open for business
Cash Funds
unused or unallocated Pre-paid Funds in Ayda’s account relating to any unclaimed Cash Incentive.
Cash Incentive (s)
an Incentive where a cash payment may be made to a Participant.
Claim Window
the number of days the Customer gives the Participant to claim an Incentive before the Participant’s right to claim that Incentive is revoked.
a specified % of the value of the Incentives payable to Ayda orredeemable by Participants in any research project, as such rateis published by Ayda from time to time on the Platform orotherwise communicated to the Customer in writing by Ayda.
Confidential Information
any information, however conveyed or presented, that relatesto the business, affairs, operations, customers, processes,budgets, pricing policies, product information, strategies,developments, trade secrets, know-how, personnel andsuppliers of the disclosing Party, together with all informationderived by the receiving Party from any such information andany other information clearly designated by a Party as beingconfidential to it (whether or not it is marked "confidential"), orwhich ought reasonably be considered to be confidential.
Customer Data
any data, information and materials inputted by the AuthorisedUsers, Participants or Ayda on the Customer’s behalf inconnection with access to and use of the Platform by suchAuthorised Users and Participants, including all ParticipantMaterial, records of agreements and consents given byParticipants to any Participant Material, and allcommunications data between the Customer’s AuthorisedUsers and the Participants.
Customer Personal Data
the personal data processed by Ayda on behalf of theCustomer as referred to in clause 8.2 of these Terms
Data Protection Laws
all applicable data protection and privacy legislation including(i) the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679)(GDPR); (ii) the GDPR to the extent that it forms local lawsarising from Section 3 of the European Union (Withdrawal Act) 162018 (UK GDPR); (iii) the Data Protection Act 2018; (iv) thePrivacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (SI2003 No. 2426) as amended and any amendments to theselaws as updated from time to time; and (v) the guidance andcodes of practice issued by the Information Commissioner orother relevant data protection or supervisory authority.
Data controller, dataprocessor, data subject,personal data, processing,and appropriate technicaland organisational measuresand supervisory authority
shall have the meanings given to them in the Data ProtectionLaws.
cash, e-money, vouchers and/or other rewards paid orredeemed (as applicable) by the Participants via the Platform.
Normal Business Hours
8.00 am to 6.00 pm local UK time, each Business Day.
participants in the Customer’s research who are providedaccess to the Platform in their capacity as research participantsor potential research participants, and who activate theiraccounts on the Platform by agreeing Ayda’s terms andconditions applicable to participants.
Participant Materials
any consents, documents or other undertakings or materialsissued by the Customer’s Authorised Users to the Participants.
Ayda or the Customer, as the context may require, and Partiesshall mean both Ayda and the Customer.
Personal Data Breach
a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawfuldestruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, oraccess to personal data
an online solution developed by Ayda, which provides seamlessend-to-end participant and research management tools forresearchers and which enables research participants to claimtheir incentives via several payments and rewards methods,and which is made available to the users viahttps://www.helloayda.com/, or any other website notified tothe Customer by Ayda from time to time.
Platform Documentation
any document made available to the Customer by Ayda on thePlatform which sets out a description of the features andfunctionalities of the Platform and/or the user instructions.
Pre-paid Funds
has the meaning defined in clause 6.2
the duration of these Terms, as determined in accordance withclause 2 of these Terms
Third Party Services
any websites, platforms, resources and services provided bythird parties, including any payments services, vouchersproviders and rewards redemption services engaged by Aydafrom time to time to enable Participants to claim theirIncentives.
Voucher Incentive
an Incentive which results in a voucher being allocated to a Participant only.